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The Best Hotels in Vietnam (At a Great Price Too!)

Written by:
Cazzy Magennis
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Last updated:
December 9, 2018
Budget Travel
Your guide to the best hotels in Vietnam as experienced by us on our three weeks travel throughout Vietnam. With pros, cons and links for you to book too!
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The great thing about South East Asia is that accommodation is so cheap everywhere that you will always find something that suits your budget. 

Since everything was so cheap, Brad and I were able to choose the best hotels in Vietnam, rather than just simply looking for the cheapest. (Some were the cheapest too!). If a hotel offers us everything we want (WiFi, double room, possibly breakfast), then we will choose it, even if it’s the cheapest hotel on offer.

Our list doesn’t include luxury hotels in Vietnam, because that simply isn’t within our budget backpacker range!

I thought I’d do a quick guide to the best hotels in Vietnam we stayed at since we didn’t encounter any issues with the choices of accommodation we chose in Vietnam.

This list of the best places to stay in Vietnam also goes in the order of our three-week Vietnam itinerary too!

#1 The Best Hotels in Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh (Saigon): Yens Hotel 7.2/10

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No fuss accommodation right where you need it

Cost of room: £14 a night (£7 each)

Type of Room: Double room with private bathroom including breakfast

Pros

  • Cheap accommodation in the main party area, (just off in a back street).
  • Free beers for guests between 6-7 pm
  • Close to food and nightlife
  • Fridge in room (to keep insulin cold)
  • Friendly staff
  • Tour agency right across the room to buy bus ticket throughout Vietnam for the CHEAPEST price.

Cons

The address in google and maps isn’t the right address for accommodation. It took us 2 hours to find the hotel. Use the booking.com address exactly and save it on your phone.

#2 The Best Hotels in Vietnam: Mui Nei: Mui Ne Budget or Bliss Hotel 8.4/10

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This is ONE of the three pools you can use!

Cost of Room: Budget £8.50 a night, Bliss, £12 a night.

We booked a stay at the budget (which included a double room, private bathroom, air con, and outdoor pool), but we were upgraded to their sister resort the Bliss hotel which had a bigger pool and room! So we actually paid for ours, £4.25 a night each.

Type of room: Double room with private bathroom, aircon. No Breakfast.

Pros

  • Spacious, clean room
  • The pool is amazing- access to three different pools too
  • Cheap food with a good happy hour
  • Friendly Staff
  • Free pool towels
  • Fridge for insulin

They also do tours for the sand dunes and other activities in Mui Ne, for around 3-pound person, which is ridiculously cheap.

Cons

None. Really, perfect accommodation.

If you want more information on things to do in Mui Ne, check out this post here.

#3 The Best Hotels in Vietnam: Da Lat: Nguyen Minh Hotel 8.3/10

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Da Lat is a wonderful place!

Cost of room: £7.50 a night

Type of room: Double room with private bathroom, and breakfast

(You don’t need air con in Da Lat, because it’s high up in the mountains, you’ll probably need a jacket!)

Pros

  • Spacious, clean room
  • Good breakfast
  • Good moped rental service

Cons

None

If you want more information on things to do in Da Lat, check out this post here.

#4 The Best Hotels in Vietnam: Nha Trang: Queen 7 Hotel 7.7/10

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Nha Trang is amazing once you are off the tourist front!

Cost of room: £8.5 a night    

Type of room: Double room with air con and private bathroom    

Pros

  • Bath in the bathroom
  • Close to beach
  • Close to restaurants
  • Friendly staff (discount for Vine Pearl)

Cons

Pictures don’t match description BUT it’s still decent accommodation and the cheapest hotel in all of Nha Trang for what you get

To really get the most of "hidden" Nha Trang, read this post!

#5 The Best Hotels in Vietnam: Hoi An: Riverside Pottery Village Homestay 8.3/10

Famous for it's lanterns

Cost of room: £9.50 a night

Type of room: Double room with air con, private bathroom, and breakfast

Pros

  • Large free to use the swimming pool
  • Moped rental good price
  • Good breakfast and coffee
  • Clean and spacious room
  • Amazing shower
  • Friendly staff
  • Fridge

Cons

It’s around a 7-minute drive to the centre of Hoi An, so better suited for a moped. However, the guy who runs it will drop you into Hoi An for free by his car (lovely man), and a taxi home is around £4.

Check out things to do in Hoi An here.

#6 The Best Hotels in Vietnam: Hue: Hue Garden Villa 8.9/10

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Cost of room: £14 a night

Type of room: Double room with private bathroom (bath), aircon and buffet breakfast

Pros

  • Amazing swimming pool free of charge to use
  • Brilliant unlimited breakfast
  • Close to restaurants
  • Wonderful staff
  • Free juice and fruit on arrival
  • Fridge in room/ good air con

Cons

Moped rental at the hotel is overpriced. Head around the corner for the right prices.

#8 The Best Hotels in Vietnam: Phong Nha: Mountain View Hotel 8.9/10 

Cost of room: £7 a night    

Type of room: Double room with aircon, private bathroom, and breakfast

Pros

  • Friendly staff
  • Comfortable room
  • Close to centre
  • Moped hire possible
  • Breakfast included

Cons

Power cuts (this is true of the whole area so out of control of the hotel- expect it from anywhere you stay).

**To indicate just how lovely the staff are, the lady who runs it allowed us to use a shower and towels before we took an overnight bus journey to the capital AND I left my mobile phone behind in the hotel and she RAN after the bus, until the next stop to jump on and give me it. Just for that, she deserves an award.**

#9 The Best Hotels in Vietnam: Hanoi: HC Old Quarter View House 9.2/10 

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Cost of room: £10.50 a night

Type of room: Double room with aircon, private external bathroom, and breakfast

Pros

  • Amazing, friendly staff
  • Staff will keep your luggage if you are heading to Ha Long Bay
  • Good breakfast
  • Clean, spacious, comfortable rooms
  • Cheap mini bar in room with fridge

Cons

None

#10 The Best Hotels in Vietnam: Ha Long Bay: Rosa Cruise 8.7/10 

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Cost of room: £133 a night

Type of room: Cabin with private bathroom, all excursions, all meals and welcome drink

Pros

  • Fantastic value for a mid-range cruise
  • Delicious food
  • Amazing staff
  • Beautiful, clean rooms

Cons

No Cons

I will be honest with you, finding a cruise for Ha Long Bay is a bit of a nightmare. There is SO much choice and so many different prices that you don’t want to get ripped off and still want a good experience. I did a lot of research and I can tell you, this is one of the best. I tried going into booking agents, dedicated ha long bay booking sites, the whole heap, and booking.com came up the best value for the best cruise. 

You will NOT be disappointed with this cruise. You will also have a rare opportunity to be in Halong Bay and not have any other boats around you….that’s quite a moment. It’s a great star cruise with a five-star experience and if you are going to do Ha Long Bay- you’re going to want to do it right.

So there you have it, the best hotels in Vietnam as rated by me and booked by for Bradley and me for three weeks in Vietnam! If you want to check out more hotels in Vietnam, then click here.  

All of our bookings across South East Asia and Vietnam were done via Booking.com. You won’t find it cheaper. Not on any other booking site. Plus you get genius perks including free drinks on arrival, late check-out, early check-in and something bike rental!

As such, the links so through to booking.com. :)

Comment below if you have other suggestions, or you've stayed in any of these hotels!

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