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1. Posted by sandy456 (Full Member 213 posts) 10y

Cheap dorms in HCMC

I'm looking for dormitory accomodation in HCMC. I prefer a central location close to the ESL centers. I plan to school hop and look for a job upon arrival. What's a cheap dorm ($2-5/night) in HCMC?

I'd be willing to pay a bit more if simple breakfast and broadband internet was included in the price.

2. Posted by Clanger (Respected Member 202 posts) 10y

I didnt find any dorms in Saigon, the one listed in the 2005 version of LP is no more! But if you head for De Tham street area there are shed loads of cheap guesthouses (district 1), I personally stayed in Nga Hoang off De Tham st cos it was free brekkie and free internet, and was down an alley off the main noisey street - I had cable tv too, but the odd blow out from time to time doesnt break the bank.

3. Posted by anurag34 (Budding Member 26 posts) 10y

Pham Ngoc Lao is the backpacker area in HCMC which provides for budget accomodation.


4. Posted by travelfish (Full Member 75 posts) 10y

Agree with Clanger, I couldn't find a dorm around Phan Ngu Lao, though given you can get a single room with bathroom for around $6 you're better off paying the extra $$$ for the security of your own room.