Good hostel in HCMC
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Jul 20, 2013 2:30 PM Last Post By: samara400
Jul 16, 2013 12:54 AM
Good hostel in HCMCHello everyone!
I am backpacking for my first time ever and arriving in HCMC in early September. Can someone recommend a decent, safe hostel in Saigon that I can use as a base when exploring the area, and where I shouldn't be worried to leave behind my luggage?
Also, if you have a tip for any cool things to do inside the city, please do share! :D
Jul 16, 2013 3:31 PM
Jul 16, 2013 7:09 PM
2Couple of low cost rooms and local sites here. As Samara mentions, there really aren't that many dorms, especially in Vietnam and when there are dorms... check the prices, because they tend to add a chunk more on for "dorm" status.
I tend to stay NEAR the dorms in Vietnam and get to meet other travellers in bars nearby.
For example, in Hanoi I shared a room with someone for $10 or two people (tv, AC, breakfast, hot-shower). Hanoi Backpackers wanted $8 for a bed! So even alone, it would have been worth the extra. Same true in HCMC, Mui Ne (skip this place), Hue and Hanoi. Have fun!
Jul 17, 2013 2:48 AM
Jul 17, 2013 9:19 PM
4Heading to district 1 is the go,plenty of places to stay but try and get it booked before you get there so the taxi can get you there.Just some advice as you are first time ever backpacking.HCMC is alive with all sorts of people trying to hussle a living.Too much help from friendly locals can be a costly experience.Besides that its a great city to visit.
Jul 18, 2013 5:00 AM
Jul 19, 2013 1:08 AM
Jul 19, 2013 2:31 PM
7You won't miss too much by skipping Mui Ne.
As for the Russians Jessica, they tend to act in ways many westerners find uncomfortable. The guys are very aggressive and pushy, and the girls dress like prostitutes.
Their fashion sense confounds other travellers as well.
We are not a forgiving type.....
Jul 20, 2013 2:30 PM
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