The 4 Best Ho Chi Minh Hostels

A visit to Vietnam’s largest city is a must. Ho Chi Minh is chock full of significant history, amazing sites, and fun things to do. Picking a hostel in an ideal location is key to having a successful stay in this city. Check out 4 of our favorite hostels in one of the backpacking capitals of the world, the glorious Ho Chi Minh!

1. The Hideout

The Hideout Hostel Saigon
The Hideout Hostel Saigon

Winner of the 2016 & 2017 Hostelworld award for most popular hostel in Ho Chi Minh, it’s hard to go wrong with The Hideout. The welcoming atmosphere makes it a great place to meet fellow travelers. They have a brand-new rooftop bar which is a top selling point among backpackers. The price of a dorm bed also includes two free beers every night between 7pm-8pm! For around $7 a night you also receive free access to a bunch of amenities like the chill-out room which boasts a big screen TV and dozens of movies, as well as computer use, pool table use, hot showers, Wi-Fi, and A/C. There’re also many helpful services within the hostel that are also free to all guests such as luggage storage, a city map, and advice on what to see and do around Ho Chi Minh. Breakfast is also free! This is a great pick for those traveling solo wanting to meet other travelers or backpackers on a budget.

2. Skygon Hostel

Skygon Hostel Saigon
Skygon Hostel Saigon

Making a clever play on Ho Chi Minh’s former name (Saigon), this 12th floor hostel feels a little more up-scale than your typical backpacker crash pad. With sprawling views over Ho Chi Minh’s District 4 and the Saigon River, this hostel claims a truly unique location. District 4 is a great location for those who want to shop and sightsee with the nearby Xóm Chiếu Market and the historic Dragon Wharf. The French-constructed Rainbow Bridge connecting Districts 1 and 4 is also a highlight. Many of the best river boat tours launch from this area, too. Dorm beds at Skygon are less than $10 and travelers are treated to the normal “freebies”, plus a few extra perks. Free Wi-Fi and breakfast are givens at hostels these days, and this hostel offers both plus free drinking water and washing machine use. This is usually something you have to pay for at other establishments. There is free computer use here, as well as free access to the printer. The English-speaking staff go above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable as possible and travelers feel secure thanks to the 24-hour lobby security. This is a great pick for travelers who are seeking an authentic hostel experience without the notorious party vibe.

3. Della Boutique Hostel

Della Boutique Hostel Saigon
Della Boutique Hostel Saigon

Perfect for those who are tired of the cheap and traditional Southeast Asia hostel scene. This accommodation is a stylish cross between a boutique hotel and a backpacker’s hostel. Located in District 1, guests can easily walk to attractions like the Bitexco Tower Skydeck, Independence Palace, the Norte Dam Cathedral and the Saigon Central Post Office. The interior of this hostel is definitely different from most. The wood décor makes everything seems cozier and comfortable beds makes this hostel feel like home. Each dorm bunk is equipped with a small private locker within the bunk and a personal reading lamp. There’s also ample shelf space behind each bed ensuring travelers have enough room to store all their items. One of the highlights of Della Boutique is the rooftop bar. It’s a great place to chill out with other travelers and boasts gorgeous views over Ho Chi Minh. There’s also a game room with access to a foosball and pool table. Free towels, linens, city maps, parking, and internet access can be yours in a sophisticated hostel setting for just $10/night. Della Boutique is a great choice for digital nomads as it’s quiet, clean, and has a cozy downstairs café that provides a great setting to get some work done on the road.

4. Saigon Backpacker’s Hostel @ Cong Quynh

Saigon Backpacker’s Hostel @ Cong Quynh - Rooftop
Saigon Backpacker’s Hostel @ Cong Quynh – Rooftop

This is one of the cheapest and most decent hostels in Ho Chi Minh. The best dorms bed price is $6/night and a few bucks will get you far at Saigon Backpacker’s Hostel. Travelers who are on a strict budget will feel like they’re getting an amazing value for their money with lots of free amenities and perks at this no-frills hostel. Free breakfast, Wi-Fi throughout the building (even in the dorm rooms), towels, linens, city maps, and even city tours are part of the deal here. Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean some comforts of home aren’t appreciated. In the shared bathrooms you’ll find things like hair dryers, hot showers, and – surprisingly enough – a steam room! Each dorm bunk is equipped with private lamp and free locker to store your personal items securely. Lastly, the location is ideal for those who want to get out and about to explore the city. Situated in what’s unofficially known as the “Backpacker District” (District 1), this hostel is tucked away on a quiet street but mere minutes from lively bars, restaurants, and nightlife.


If you follow our hostel guide, we guarantee your stay in Ho Chi Minh will be more enjoyable! Pick the hostel that’s right for you based on your budget, travel style, and priorities and you’ll have a great stay every time.

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