Travel Budget in Vietnam
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Jan 25, 2011 6:51 AM Last Post By: missingtooth
Jan 16, 2011 2:41 PM
Travel Budget in VietnamHi fellow travellers,
i am planning a trip to Vietnam around march time for about 6-8weeks, and was wondering what people would reccomend for a weekly travel budget.
I'm not going for 3* or anything like that, just a bed, fairly basic, seeing a few of the sights and travelling from HCMC to Hanoi via Hoi An by train.
Any ideas or suggestions would be hugely appreciated
Jan 16, 2011 6:05 PM
Jan 16, 2011 6:33 PM
2I keep an eye on what I spend but am far from bare bones. To give an idea, my room costs varied from $7 in Hue to $22 in Hanoi. I always had a/c and attached bath. Ate a lot of meals on the street to save some money but mostly because I really liked the food and the experience. Did a couple mid range tours to Sapa and Halong Bay (2 nites) as well as a couple day tours in the Central Highlands. I was traveling solo and was in VN for 3+ weeks. All together including EVERYTHING I averaged something like $37/day.
Jan 16, 2011 9:42 PM
3G'Day i would say if you are going to Vietnam $50 per day is a good amount as long as your not planning on going out all night to all the clubs and bars, $15-$20 will get you a good pplace per night with air con When in Hanoi i always stay in the Old Quarter its a great happening place untill about one or two in the morning when the city goes to sleep. Siagon district 1 is the best place to stay and base your self you can get very good guest houses there for around $10-$20 per night with air con and modern cons. Its an all night area and is lots of fun... Anywhere else in the country you can get by on less than $50 per day I must also say that if you are planning a trip for this amount of time and it's your first trip to SE Asia you must do Cambodia and the Temples in the north of the country. Great and great night life in Seam reap you allow about the same money and you will have no problems at all and most of all enjoy the Journey...Luke from Sydney
Jan 17, 2011 12:45 AM
my gf and 1 went to vietnam and cambodia for a total of 26 days in 2008. on rough estimate, we spent USD26 per person per day. We ate street food(which we enjoyed most and never had diarrhea:)) most of the time.
did have some meals in restaurant but most of the time those food arent as good as street's pho ga,pho bo..:p
There are plenty of guesthouses in viet.As mentioned by Luke, Old Quarter is a good place in hanoi!
We never paid more than 15USD for a clean double room. hope u have a great time there!
greetings from malaysia
Jan 17, 2011 5:47 AM
5USD 50 is pretty much, if you are not traveling too fancy. AC-room including free wifi is possible for USD 10-15, in the smaller cities even for USD 6 (half if you share it with another traveler). If breakfast is included, you normally get a baguette with cheese/jam, a coffee and a banana. For lunch and dinner you pay in a backpacker/ simple but nice restaurant around USD 4 (vegetarian USD 2-3) plus a drink (starting from USD 0.5, even beers). Bus tickets cost around USD 4-15 depending on the route (HCMC-Nha Trang USD 8, Nha Trang-Hue USD 14; if you use sleeping buses you safe the hotel costs for that night). Renting a motorbike is around USD 4-6. Even domestic flights are cheap (Hue-Hanoi from USD 30, Jetstar even less). Have a nice trip!
Jan 17, 2011 12:52 PM
Jan 25, 2011 6:51 AM
7I've just completed 31 weeks in Vietnam on $1300.00
About 40 dollars a week.
Obviously I am not the sort of person who goes on organized tours...in fact I have been in areas that don't see tourists at all...going 69 days at one stretch without seeing another foreigner and 43 days on another occasion.
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