First Time To Ho Chi Minh: Where Should I Stay ?4 min read

First Time to Ho Chi Minh: Where Should I Stay ?

First Time To Ho Chi Minh: Where Should I Stay ? – is always a first question crossing your mind. It’s important to know where to stay and which hotel that best suits your budget and preference. Without proper research, this could lead to unnecessary hassles and travel expenses.

As long as Vietnam’s biggest city and business capital, Ho Chi Minh City features lot of things to see and do, from fascinating historical landmarks and beautiful locations you should find out more to bars and modern shopping malls.

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Ho Chi Minh City is divided into 24 districts, each offering unique experiences and accommodation options to travellers worldwide. We would like to help you decide where to book your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Taking a brief rundown of the pros and cons of its most popular districts.

District 1

Distric 1 is the heart of Ho Chi Minh city, center of the modern and unique, main financial and commercial hub, featuring French colonial architecture, tree-lined boulevards, as well as ample dining and shopping opportunities.

» Attractive famous locations such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office, Reunification Palace, Saigon Zoo, Jade Emperor Pagoda, Botanical Gardens Mariamman Hindu Temple and Bitexco Financial Tower, etc..

Due to its famous, District 1 offers diversity accommodation options that range from five-star hotels set along the upscale Dong Khoi Street to budget guesthouses within the backpackers street of Pham Ngu Lao, De Tham.

First Time to Ho Chi Minh: Where Should I Stay ?
District 1
  • For travellers:

– People looking for a busy nightlife scene

– Travellers who like to be in the centre of the action

– People who like a wide range of restaurants

– People with loving busy lifestyle and the modern

  • What’s Good ?

– Hotels, restaurants, and bars cater for different budget levels

– Lots of sightseeing opportunities

– Extensive public transportation

  • What’s Not So Good ?

– The area can get very crowded

– Congested traffic

– Pickpockets are known in touristy areas

– The price is a little bit more expensive than most districts in Vietnam

Recommended hotels: The Reverie Saigon, Rex Hotel, Intercontinental Saigon

District 2

A 20-minute drive from the city centre, District 2 serves mainly as the home for expats and affluent locals. Great for escaping from District 1’s overcrowded environment, this locale is filled with high-quality apartments, villas, and houses as well as international schools, commercial offices, bars, and restaurants.

Located along the Saigon River, there are lots of restaurants, cafes, boutique shops and tree lined parks in District 2, as well as Saigon Outcast, a vibrant creative space for artists.

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First Time to Ho Chi Minh: Where Should I Stay ?
District 2
  • For travellers:

– Moderately wealthy travellers

– Travellers who prefer not to stay in the city centre

– Return visitors

  • What’s Good ?

– Restaurants that cater to intern ational tastes

– Peaceful and quiet

  • What’s Not So Good ?

– Nightlife is limited

– Lack of historical landmarks and attractions

– Not many choices in terms of accommodation

Recommended hotels: LeBlanc Apartment at Imperia, Riverside Serviced Apartments

District 5 (Chinatown)

District 5 is Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinatown, where you can find oriental-style architecture, vibrant street markets, and an array of authentic Chinese restaurants. Landmarks here include Buddhist temples such as Tam Son Hoi Quan, Thien Hau and Khanh Van Nam Vien, as well as Binh Tay Market, which is the largest market in Vietnam, all of which are easily accessible via cyclo services.

District 5 is also most lively and crowded during annual celebrations such as Chinese New Year and Mooncake Festival.

First Time to Ho Chi Minh: Where Should I Stay ?
District 5
  • For travellers:

– Budget-conscious travellers

– History buffs

– Travellers who like to experience the local Buddhist culture

– Shopping enthusiasts

  • What’s Good ?

– Lots of budget and mid-range hotels

– A wide array of street food and affordable restaurants

– Plenty of public buses, taxis and cyclos here

  • What’s Not So Good ?

– Not many bars and pubs in the area

– Congested traffic during peak hours

– Not many choices in terms of accommodation

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