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1. Posted by LARUKU (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

hi all..

I have a plan to go To Ho Chi Minh City on October.
this is my 1st time to go there.
Are there any advices to go interesting places over there? How about hotel ? Are there any cheap hotel ? I only have 4 free days before my exams studies.

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 6y

Saigon is full of cheap hotels - most of them in the Pham Ngu Lao area downtown. Everyone's definition of cheap is different. In Vietnam it has come to mean places under about $12. a night. I stay in flashpacker places for a little more. I have stayed twice at the Bich Duyen Hotel - a small guesthouse with a wonderful and helpful manager - I paid $26. in 2009 (they do have cheaper rooms, but they usually have no window). Have a look at the listings here under Accommodation, or at The best information source for Vietnam can be found at

3. Posted by Vn2010 (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

Ho Chi Minh city has a lot of charming places such as:

[i]Historical sites includes: Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum and Museum of Vietnamese
History Religious sites you can visit: Notre Dame Cathedral, Thien Hau Pagoda. Quan Am Pagoda, Phung Son Tu Pagoda and so on. You should have a suitable plan before hand so you will can go visit many places.

For accommodation: The main backpacker hangout is Pham Ngu Lao in District 1, just a short walk (10-15 minutes) from Ben Thanh Market. The lanes and alleys in the area between Pham Ngu Lao and Bui Vien are jammed with 5-10 room mini-hotels offering prices around US$12 per room (fan room with hot shower and cable TV). There is no difference in price between single or double occupancy so if you are traveling alone you might want to try finding a dorm bed for around $7 (but there are not many of them around.) Keep heading southwest away from the backpacker hustle closer Ng Thai Hoc, you'll likely find that as the alleys get smaller the rooms get quieter and owners more friendly. The area swarms with touts and other nuisances.

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

4. Posted by LARUKU (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

Dear All,

thanks for the advices... ;)