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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!
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
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.
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.
They also do tours for the sand dunes and other activities in Mui Ne, for around 3-pound person, which is ridiculously cheap.
None. Really, perfect accommodation.
If you want more information on things to do in Mui Ne, check out this post here.
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!)
If you want more information on things to do in Da Lat, check out this post here.
Cost of room: £8.5 a night
Type of room: Double room with air con and private bathroom
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!
Cost of room: £9.50 a night
Type of room: Double room with air con, private bathroom, and breakfast
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.
Cost of room: £14 a night
Type of room: Double room with private bathroom (bath), aircon and buffet breakfast
Moped rental at the hotel is overpriced. Head around the corner for the right prices.
Cost of room: £7 a night
Type of room: Double room with aircon, private bathroom, and breakfast
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.**
Cost of room: £10.50 a night
Type of room: Double room with aircon, private external bathroom, and breakfast
Cost of room: £133 a night
Type of room: Cabin with private bathroom, all excursions, all meals and welcome drink
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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!