When I first visited Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, seven years ago, budget hotel accommodation was pretty grim. In recent years though, Saigon’s budget hotels have improved in leaps and bounds until, today, many of them rival equivalent budget hotels in places like Bangkok and Singapore. For a trip to Ho Chi Minh City and nice accommodation for a cheap price, you can’t go wrong with these three best Saigon budget hotels. They’re lovely.
The Spring Hotel – A small budget hotel, with just 45 rooms, The Spring Hotel provides clean and comfortable cheap accommodation just a couple of minutes walk away from Notre Dame Cathedral and some of Saigon’s best shopping districts. The Spring Hotel is actually quite elegant, with rooms that are large, well-taken care of and light, and come with air-conditioning, TV with cable, and free internet access not only in the rooms but all over the hotel.
The hotel has a pretty bar, a restaurant serving Vietnamese and Western-style food and even a rooftop garden. The staff too is lovely and known for their excellent English. They can also help you book day trips or flights, through a small travel service they offer. Room rates are as low as $30 a night for an economy room, which includes breakfast, and deluxe rooms are only $55 per night. Spring Hotel is located at 44-46 Le Thahn Ton Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
Oscar Saigon Hotel – From days gone by, the Oscar Saigon Hotel offers old world charm for an inexpensive budget hotel price. The Oscar Saigon Hotel has 107 guest rooms that have been recently renovated with a modern decor. Every room features cable TV, wireless internet, coffee and tea maker, in-room safe, and a hair dryer.
The hotel itself has a fitness center, a sauna, a beautiful coffee bar and a large restaurant, that specializes in fresh seafood, as well as Vietnamese, Chinese and Western food.
Room rates begin at $76 a night, which includes a welcome drink and a buffet breakfast. The Oscar Saigon Hotel is at 68A Nguyen Hue Ave., Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City.
Saigon Boutique Hotel – This 20-room boutique-style budget hotel is a delightful choice if you’re looking for budget accommodation in a good location. The hotel offers four room styles, all with en suite bath, cable TV, coffee and tea maker, and a mini bar. You can also get free wireless internet in the public areas of the hotel.
The hotel has a cute bar alongside a fun art gallery, where you can relax over a drink or purchase some Vietnamese art work. It’s also a few minutes walk from one of Ho Chi Minh’s best markets as well as other popular shopping and restaurant areas. The staff is lovely too. Standard rooms are as low as $30 a night and superior rooms only $35.
Saigon Boutique Hotel is at 57 Pham Viet Chanh St., District 1, HoChiMinh City.
The Spring Hotel
Oscar Saigon Hotel
Saigon Boutique Hotel