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Exceptional Hostels in Vietnam: A Budget Traveler’s Paradise

Written by Travis · 2 min read >

As I reflect on my adventures as a nomad, traveling through Southeast Asia, I find myself reminiscing about the month I spent in Vietnam. With each memory, I am transported back to the vibrant streets, the lush landscapes, and the warm hospitality. As a seasoned traveler, I have had the privilege of experiencing a multitude of accommodations, from cozy guest houses to concrete beds. And it is in Vietnam, a country I almost left for last, that I discovered a plethora of exceptional hostels that exceeded my expectations in every way.

Arriving in Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as it is still fondly known, I found myself lured by the reputation of the Crazy (and famed) Saigon traffic. Little did I know, I had made the perfect choice by staying slightly outside the notorious backpacker area. The seedy nature of the area reminded me of Khao San Road in Bangkok, with rampant pick-pocketing and a lack of charm. However, the proximity to cheap beer was a ten-minute walk away, allowing me to retreat to the safety and tranquility of Town House 50. This hostel, with its immaculate cleanliness, incredible staff, and delightful cooked-to-order breakfast, quickly became one of my favorite places to rest.

Town House 50 Saigon Hotel Hostel
50 Bui Thi Xuan, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 283 925 0210

Moving up the coast to Nha Trang, I found myself in a destination bustling with tourists and a party scene that dominated the landscape. Yet, amid the chaos, I stumbled upon Mojzo Inn, a sanctuary of warmth and friendliness. The staff at Mojzo Inn were simply unparalleled in their attentiveness and cheerfulness, making me feel like a valued guest throughout my stay. The highlight of my mornings was the rooftop breakfast, freshly cooked to order and included in the room rate. I must confess, if Mojzo Inn were located elsewhere, it would be my favorite hostel in all of Southeast Asia.

Mojzo Inn Botique
65/7 Nguyễn Thiện Thuật, Lộc Thọ, Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa 650000, Vietnam
+84 357 751 188

Hoi An, with its undeniable beauty, enchanted me with its ancient streets and vibrant lanterns. Sunflower Hotel, the hangout for budget-conscious backpackers, provided a comfortable retreat after exploring the town. The allure of a pool, affordable prices, and the chance to meet fellow travelers made Sunflower Hotel an excellent choice. Additionally, the convenience of their free pick-up service from the bus stop and the $1/day bike rentals on site enhanced the overall value of this hostel. And let’s not forget the impressive breakfast buffet that left me feeling fueled for the day’s adventures.

Lastly, in the bustling capital city of Hanoi, I discovered the Little Hanoi Diamond Hotel, a hidden gem that outshone its competitors, including the renowned Hanoi Backpacker’s option. Besides being reasonably priced, the hotel exuded an air of organization and sophistication that was lacking elsewhere. The inviting downstairs area provided a perfect space for socializing with friends before heading out to explore the vibrant nightlife. And, thanks to its proximity to the bars and backpacker area, everything was conveniently within walking distance.

Little Hanoi Diamond Hotel
Address: 11 P. Bát Đàn, Hàng Gai, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
Phone: +84 24 3923 1781

As I reflect on my journey through Vietnam, I am humbled by the exceptional experiences I had at these hostels. Each one left an indelible impression on my senses: the touch of crisp sheets, the smell of aromatic street food, the sight of colorful lanterns, and the sound of laughter and friendly conversations. Finding comfort, warmth, and a sense of community as a budget-oriented traveler is no small feat, but Vietnam’s hostels proved that it is possible. So, if you find yourself journeying through this captivating country, I urge you to consider these exceptional hostels, each offering a unique and memorable experience that will only add to the beauty of your adventures.

Written by Travis
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