5 best budget backpacker hostels in Ho Chi Minh City (from $5 to $12)


Ho Chi Minh City in this day and age is one of the most famous destinations in Asia for travelling. Not like Ha Noi – our capital is an ancient capital with more than 1000 years old, the young and dynamic Ho Chi Minh City will be a best place for sightseers who would like to explore all aspects of the one used to be called as ‘Little Paris’ in Indochina.

In this article, we would like to list out where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City with best 5 budget hostels. They will include prices, reviews and locations – all just in one place. Here we go:


Coco Hostel is located right in the central of Saigon. It will take you around 5 minutes to get to famous tourist attractions such as the Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral or Ho Chi Minh City Museum. It is also free to use wifi network.

All dormitory rooms have a balcony and air conditioner. Each bed in the room comes with a personal reading light and a pair of private curtains. There is a shared kitchen, equipped with kitchenware, as well as washing machine at the property. Breakfast is included with all options.


Price: Dorms around 5$ – 7$ for one person/night.

Lastest reviews on Booking.com:

“Coco and her staffs are friendly, they recommend local food which is close to the hostel. They solve our doubts and remind us to be careful. The cat is awesome, he let you pat and sit quietly. No complaints, will definitely come back if i visit saigon again” (Mickey – Malaysia)

It was an amazing Hostel, with very a nice and friendly staff. Beautiful place without noise, I have passed a lot of good moments with them and the most important ans cuttest is the cat, the Master Gatsby” (Quentin – France)

Location: 178/15 Pasteur, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


Dating back to 1912, Prei Nokor Hostel features French architecture and is set in front of Ben Thanh Market. It features a garden, terrace and an in-house restaurant. The property is within a 5-minute walk from Mariamman Hindu Temple, Takashimaya Vietnam and Nguyen Hue Walking Street. The property offers round-the-clock assistance at the front desk, and guests can play table tennis.

At the hostel, the rooms are equipped with a wardrobe, and a seating area. Rooms are complete with a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower.

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Price: Rooms are around 10$ – 12$ for one person/night.

Lastest reviews on Booking.com:

“The staff was very friendly, and willing to help you no matter what, ben thanh and night market is just infront of the hostel no need for transportation, it is convenient for muslim people because there is a malaysian street about 100m from hostel” (Atie – Malaysia)

“Lovely staff. The family room was great and had full amenities. Perfect location” (Duncan – Australia)

Location: 47 Phan Chu Trinh, Ben Thanh ward, district 1, Ho Chi Minh City.


Located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vy Da Backpackers Hostel offers cosy accommodation in District 1 and just a 3-minute walk to Ben Thanh Market and Reunification Palace. Guests benefit from free local draught beer daily, city map and free WiFi access in all areas.

All units have air conditioner. Certain units have a seating area where you can sit down and chill out. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer.

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Price: Dorms are around 5$ for one person/night.

Lastest reviews on Booking.com:

“I very much enjoyed my stay here. The staff are the most happy, friendly and helpful people I have dealt with so far. The location is great and the atmosphere is even better. I will be back again one day and highly recommend to all backpackers. Thank you for having me” (Eliza – Australia)

“First of all, the staff are the nicest people on the planet! We felt like part of the family as soon as we walked in the door. Dorms are super comfy, clean, safe, and the bathrooms are some of the best we’ve seen for a hostel. The owner threw a spontaneous party for the guests while we were there, with beer and incredible local food. The staff have really good knowledge of local bars and restaurants so make sure to ask them where to eat” (Chloe – New Zealand)

Location: 64 Ly Tu Trong, Ben Thanh ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.


Alleyway Hostel is situated in Ho Chi Minh City and features a garden and terrace. The property is close to several well-known attractions like Tao Dan Park, Mariamman Hindu Temple, Arts Museum or symbolic Ben Thanh Market.

All guest rooms at the hostel are fitted with a seating area. Rooms are fitted with a shared bathroom with a shower, free toiletries and a hair dryer.

Breakfast is available every morning, and includes American and Asian options.

Staff at the 24-hour front desk can give you useful tips about this area.

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Price: Dorms are from 5$ to 7$ for one person/night.

Lastest reviews on Booking.com:

“The staff here are amazing! They were so helpful and thorough and very knowledgeable in helping me plan my trip to the Delta, book bus tickets, and even have breakfast early to get to the bus on time. Such super helpful people” (Madeline – USA)

“Staff were very helpful and friendly. Everything was super clean the bathroom was lovely! Room was quiet with good privacy and storage. Location is great” (Bailey – Canada)

Location: 15BIS Luong Huu Khanh, Pham Ngu Lao ward, district 1, Ho Chi Minh city.


Featuring free WiFi, Lela Homestay Saigon is located in Ho Chi Minh City, a 1-minute walk from Vincom Shopping Center and 200 m from Ho Chi Minh City Hall. With a garden, the property also features a terrace, as well as a bar. The property provides a 24-hour front desk.

At the capsule hotel, every room has a desk. Rooms are complete with a private bathroom fitted with a bidet and free toiletries, while certain rooms at Lela Homestay Saigon also offer a balcony. The units will supply guests with a shared bathroom.

An Asian breakfast is served daily at the property.

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Price: Around 10$ for one person/night.

Lastest reviews on Booking.com:

“The property is AMAZING. Above the noise of the city, in an old government building, Lela’s cozy homestay is on the 4th floor with a spectacular view of the city. The location is central for markets, museums and shopping. There’s an amazing cafe on the first floor with delicious coconut coffee. It’s a must try” (Morgan – Thailand)

“Owners are very helpful, friendly and welcoming. The place itself is just incredible with an amazing view of the city. Easily one of the best places I stayed on my travels” (Dandermann – Germany)

Location: 26 Ly Tu Trong Floor 4, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.



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