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Where to stay in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam for those who travel in style (for any budget)

Ho Chi Minh city (some call it by its old name – Saigon) is a very diverse and stylish city. And a choice of the best hotel for you where to stay in Ho Chi Minh will really impact how you get to know the city.

So just wait until you see what we’ve found here!

You’re never going to believe these hotels are in Vietnam! Paris or Stockholm, maybe? 😉 And the experience you get for the prices of 5 – 250 USD! I’m super impressed and I think you will be too!

Since Vietnam, in general, is not super developed yet with Western standards in the hotel industry, you can manage to choose a great accommodation or shoot the opposite way and accidentally choose something that can ruin the whole impression of Ho Chi Minh.

We’ve experienced both ends, so I’m confident to share with you what we’ve personally seen through our travels here to help you to plan your own trip as awesome as possible.

If it’s not your first time reading The Travel Leaf blog or watching our videos on YouTube you will know that we LOOVE discovering hotels.

One of our favorite things is to find awesome stylish boutique hotels with a soul and cool story. But that doesn’t mean only expensive hotels.

We help you to travel in style without having to spend a lot.

And Ho Chi Minh city is a good place where to do that.

This article will help you figure out the nicest areas where to stay in Ho Chi Minh city! And also check out the list of stylish Ho Chi Minh hotels for every budget and pick your favorite for your own next trip to Vietnam!

Stylish hotels where to stay in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam for every budget

Coolest areas where to stay in Ho Chi Minh city

There are 24 for areas of Ho Chi Minh city in total. While that might sound overwhelming having to choose from so many places, only a few of them stands out as perfect accommodation spots for travelers. And each of them has their pros and cons.

So I’m going to share with you just those who made “The Travel Leaf” cut to make your choice as quick and easy as possible.

Disctrict 1

Disctrict 1 is the centre of the city and pretty much the most popular area where most of the people visiting HCM city chooses. This is where most of the landmarks, attractions, cool coffee shops and hotels are located.

It’s basically the hotspot of the city, for budget and luxury travelers both. Dong Khoi Street area and the river front is the historical part of this area with the most stylish hotel and foodie experiences. While the Pham Ngu Lao side of District 1 is the budget traveler central, with budget accommodation and cheapest street food options.

Both of those sides offer a totally different experience of District 1.

We usually don’t like to follow the crowds but in case of Ho Chi Minh city, this is the district where we usually choose to stay ourselves.

The first time we explored the Pham Ngu Lao side and ended up not loving this city that much. But now, having seen the Dong Khoi Street side we discovered a different face of HCM and were so positively impressed.

Disctrict 2

On the opposite side of the river from District 1 you can find District 2. It’s most popular for digital nomads and expats living in this city. Tucked away from the most tourist attractions and crowds, it offers more quiet and local feel.

This area offers much less choice in terms of hotels, as there are mostly luxury apartments and villas, since it’s a residential neighborhood.

I’d suggest District 2 for those who would want to stay in HCM for a bit longer than just a few days. Or for those, who enjoy digital nomad scene much more than a tourist scene.

Disctrict 5

If you’re like me and love to discover Chinatowns of big cities all over the world, District 5 is the right choice for you.

This is a cool place with Chinese vibes and architecture, Buddhist temples, history, street markets and more choices of budget accommodation in addition to District 1.

It’s actually located right next to the backpacker side of the District 1, so you won’t move too far away from the city center.

And now that you know the areas to look look for, here’s the list of the absolute coolest hotels in Ho Chi Minh city for every budget.

Exciting boutique hotels where to stay in Ho Chi Minh city

Le Meridien Saigon

Le Meridien Saigon - Stylish hotels where to stay in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

This is my personal favorite hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

Le Meridien Saigon is the perfect choice for couples, families and solo travelers who are looking for an oasis of relaxation right in the center of Ho Chi Minh city.

It takes just a few steps to get to the Saigon Riverfront, and less the 10 minutes to talk to Nguyen Hue Street which is an awesome walking street with lot’s happening there.

You get stylish and most importantly spacious rooms, outdoor pool with a cool view of the HCM skyline (totally reminded of a miniature version of Hong Kong’s epic skyline), SPA, gym, sauna. Well, total relaxation.

I definitely suggest choosing a room with lounge access. The extra cost is so worth it, as their pre-dinner buffet with drinks is fantastic. The best quality and most delicious snacks I’ve ever had in Vietnam!

And their breakfast Pho is also something I’ll definitely be coming back for.

Location: District 1

Prices start at 200 USD.

Check the prices and reviews: Booking.com or compare on Agoda.

Hotel Des Arts Saigon Mgallery Collection

Hotel Des Arts Saigon Mgallery Collection - Stylish hotels where to stay in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam for every budget

This hotel is a real design masterpiece. You’ll find Indo-Chinese interior, natural wooden elements, and Vietnamese artisan furnishing.

It kind of makes you feel like you’re a royalty enjoying your summer holiday in your townhouse. And it’s all happening in a chic retro movie 100 years ago.

Even though it offers this classic vibe, the rooms are stylish, spacious and basically it’s pretty hard to find a better hotel in Ho Ci Minh city.

Oh, and did I mention that the Notre Dame Cathedral is just 2 minutes away?

What a cool location!

Location: District 3

Prices start at 190 USD.

Check the prices and reviews: Booking.com or compare on Agoda.

Maison De Camille Boutique Hotel

Maison De Camille Boutique Hotel - Exciting boutique hotels in Ho Chi Minh city

Can you even believe this Vietnam?

This hotel is an excellent mixture of casual accommodation & exceptionally tasteful design elements.

The rooms are spacious and include a seating area, which means – super comfy to get some computer work done.

Every digital nomad’s goals!

This is an excellent place if you travel as a family because they offer a room that fits up to 4 people.

Also, if you enjoy being a bit outside the busy tourist areas, but not too far so that you have to take long taxi rides – this is it!

Location: District 17

Prices start at 70 USD (including breakfast)

Check the prices and reviews: Booking.com or compare on Agoda.

Best luxury hotels in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam

An Lam Retreats Saigon River

Best luxury hotels in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam - An Lam Retreats Saigon River

Did you have an exotic countryside getaway with a super-romantic room right on the river where you arrive with a motorboat in mind?

Good! You got it!

It’s located 15 km outside Ho Chi Minh city center, so you get to enjoy nature but at the same time will not miss out on the big city energy if you feel like it.

This retreat is perfect for couples on an a romantic getaway, as well as for some family time. So either a double room or a family suite or villa that comfortably fits up to 4 people.

BONUS POINTS: Some rooms even have a private pool!

Location: 15 km outside the centre of Ho Chi Minh City

Prices start at 250 USD (including breakfast)

Check the prices and reviews: Booking.com or compare on Agoda.

The Reverie Saigon

Best luxury hotels in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam - The Reverie Saigon

This might end up being the most stunning luxury hotel you’ve stayed at. Even when you’ve traveled a lot!

The Reverie offers bright and spacious rooms with floor to ceiling windows (love that!!!)

And wait till you’ll enter the bathroom! Prepare to be seriously impressed!

Location: District 1 (the center of all the action)

Prices start at 270 USD

Check the prices and reviews: Booking.com or compare on Agoda.

Mia Saigon – Luxury Boutique Hotel

Best luxury hotels in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam - Mia Saigon

This riverside hotel is another refreshing hideaway from the hustling and bustling city.

If feels great for both – leisure and business travel as there’s a desk area in the room for working and an awesome outdoor pool for chilling.

Enjoy their French and Vietnamese cuisine, cocktails at the lounge or some high tea.

Choose from a range of double or twin rooms that can be connecting if needed, making it great for solo travelers, couples and families with kids.

Location: District 2

Prices start at 160 USD

Check the prices and reviews: Booking.com or compare on Agoda.

Best mid-range hotels in Ho Chi Minh

Fusion Suites

Best mid-range hotels in Ho Chi Minh - Fusion Suites

If you love Scandinavian style vibes with artistic elements, this minimalist style hotel is the best choice for you.

As you walk inside this hotel, you will not believe you’re still in Vietnam. But the delicious Vietnamese dishes at the restaurant will serve as a reminder.

Make sure to enjoy their tailor-made spa treatments and enjoy this stylish, healthy and peaceful oasis in the middle of Saigon’s heat.

They offer double and triple rooms, which is great if you’re traveling in a bigger group.

Location: District 1

Prices start at 110 USD (with breakfast included)

Check the prices and reviews: Booking.com or compare on Agoda.

The Hammock Hotel Ben Thanh

Best mid-range hotels in Ho Chi Minh - The Hammock Hotel Ben Thanh

Will you have a hammock in your room? Yeah, you will!

But no worries. There’s also a huge comfortable bed for the night’s sleep, so you can leave the hammock for chilling with a free beer and snacks the hotel offers you.

This is basically a fancy, ultra-stylish version of a hostel. Not because of  the dorm rooms rooms (they offer double and triple rooms here), but more for the vibe.

Enjoy your time on the rooftop, feel at home, meet new people and get ready for the vibrant Ho Chi Minh nightlife, as all the best places are within a walking distance around.

Location: District 1

Prices start at 70 USD (with breakfast included)

Check the prices and reviews: Booking.com or compare on Agoda.

Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh

Best mid-range hotels in Ho Chi Minh - Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh

This hotel is awesome for so many reasons.

The colorful design (I mean WOW!), the quality rooms.

And if you’re one of those people who love hotels for their breakfast buffet, then you have to stay here!

You’ll be impressed! Take it from a true hotel breakfast fanatic!

It’s kinda hard to believe that this place costs less than 100 USD per night.

While the pool area doesn’t have the greatest design, the rest of the public spaces totally makes up for it.

It offers everything you need for a comfortable stay, including a free afternoon tea.

Location: District 1

Prices start at 70 USD (with breakfast included)

Check the prices and reviews: Booking.com or compare on Agoda.

READ ALSO: Stylish Eco Hotel Choices in Vietnam 2020

Best cheap hotels in Ho Chi Minh

Chez Mimosa – Boutique Hotel

Best cheap hotels in Ho Chi Minh - Chez Mimosa - Boutique Hotel

This is a very cute and cozy boutique hotel located right in the middle of all the action of Ho Chi Minh City.

It’s an awesome choice for a budget hotel not only because it’s bright, clean and comfortable, but it also offers free laundry service, free tea and coffee, as well as a complimentary drink in their rooftop bar.

They have different size rooms, fitting from 1 – 4 people. So a great choice if you travel as a group of friends, a family or any other way.

Location: District 1

Prices start at 30 USD (with breakfast included)

Check the prices and reviews: Booking.com or compare on Agoda.

The Hut Boutique Hotel-Notre Dame

Best cheap hotels in Ho Chi Minh - The Hut Boutique Hotel-Notre Dame

This stylish place gives an old french mansion vibe, but all fresh and new.

Its minimalist design with artistic touches will really make you love the place if you appreciate that stuff.

There’s also a coffee shop/ co-working space available if you want to get some work done on your computer. A great place to hang out with friends or to meet new friends!

The location is a bit outside the busy center, but there’s a bus stop right next to the hotel, making it super easy to move around the city.

They have rooms available for 2 – 4 people.

Location: District 3

Prices start at 35 USD

Check the prices and reviews: Booking.com or compare on Agoda.

Saigon Tropical

Best cheap hotels in Ho Chi Minh - Saigon Tropical

If you’re on a tight budget, this Hostel will be awesome!

They offer dorms and private rooms at the lowest prices possible.

It’s clean, cozy, centrally located in District 1, has good WiFi and gives tropical vibes.

Great for a quick& budget-friendly stopover in Ho Chi Minh.

There’s an Airport bus stop nearby so that’s gonna be a super easy trip.

Location: District 1

Prices start at 5 USD

Check the prices and reviews: Booking.com or compare on Agoda.

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