15 Best Cheap Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City (under 30$)

If you are traveling to Ho Chi Minh City and want to find an affordable accommodation in the central area, this article will be really useful. The list of 15 best cheap hotels in Ho Chi Minh City will help you to have the most comfortable and economical trip while spending less than 30 USD per night.

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1. The Hut Boutique Hotel-Notre Dame

The Hut Boutique Hotel-Notre Dame is a small-scale hotel with 11 rooms that are fitted with air-conditioning, seating area, TV, kitchenette, dining area and private bathroom. This cheap hotel in Ho Chi Minh City has a restaurant, bar, shared lounge and garden. The hotel is also offering a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, and room service.

The Hut Boutique Hotel-Notre Dame

Address: 5 Truong Quyen Phuong 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Price: $$$

Rate: 9/10

2. Ben Thanh Retreats Hotel

Ben Thanh Retreats Hotel is a small-scale hotel with 10 rooms, equipped with air conditioning, TV, fridge, kettle and private bathroom. The hotel also features a 24-hour front desk, shared kitchen and is offering currency exchange service for guests. The hotel has a restaurant on site and serves à la carte breakfast daily.

Ben Thanh Retreats Hotel

Address: 121/39 Le Thi Rieng Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Price: $$$

Rate: 9.5/10

3. Hoang Lan Hotel

Hoang Lan Hotel is located in the city center with an easy access to the attractions and activities in Ho Chi Minh City. Hoang Lan Hotel has 10 rooms equipped with comfortable and elegant interiors. All guest rooms come with air conditioning, TV, kettle, bidet, hairdryer, desk and private bathroom. Rooms also have a garden view.

Hoang Lan Hotel

Address: No. 4, 107/16 Truong Dinh Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Price: $$$$

Rate: 9/10

4. Chez Mimosa Local

Chez Mimosa Local is a hotel, conveniently situated in District 1, the center of Ho Chi Minh City. The hotel is created as a combination of hotel and Home, luxury designed and decorated in French colonial style to create its guests cozy atmosphere. You will have an opportunity to experience local hospitality when staying with Chez Mimosa.

Chez Mimosa Local

Address: Duong De Tham 88/2, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Price: $$$$

Rate: 9/10

5. PIANO HOTEL

PIANO HOTEL in Ho Chi Minh City is centrally located in a walking distance from Ben Thanh Market and close to Saigon Square. The hotel has 12 air-conditioned rooms featuring a minibar and TV. The hotel offers dry cleaning/laundry services, 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily.

PIANO HOTEL

Address: Nguyen Thai Binh 165/42, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Price: $$$

Rate: 9/10

6. Gemini Saigon Hotel

Gemini Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City provides adults-only accommodation with a restaurant, bar and shared lounge. When staying at Gemini Saigon Hotel, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Pham Ngu Lao Backpacker Area and Bui Vien Walking Street. The hotel has 14 air-conditioned rooms featuring a minibar, TV and seating area. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, shared kitchen and currency exchange service for guests.

Gemini Saigon Hotel

Address: 135/23 Tran Hung Dao Street, Cau Ong Lanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Price: $$

Rate: 9/10

7. Thanh Long Hotel - Tra Khuc

Well set in the Tan Binh district of Ho Chi Minh City, Thanh Long Hotel - Tra Khuc is located 5 km from the city center, close to the airport. All units are equipped with air conditioning, TV, desk and private bathroom. The hotel is perfect for a one-night stay whilst transiting via Saigon. The hotel also offers free shuttle service to the airport.

Thanh Long Hotel - Tra Khuc

Address: 18 Tra Khuc, Tan Binh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Price: $$$

Rate: 9.5/10

8. Maison Royale

Maison Royale is a hotel, located in Ho Chi Minh City, within 700 m from Tan Dinh Market. Maison Royale provides comfortable accommodation and all of hotel’s units are equipped with air conditioning, seating area, TV, kitchen, dining area and private bathroom. The hotel also provides a children's playground and shared lounge for its guests. An Asian breakfast is available daily.

Maison Royale

Address: 129/4 Ly Chinh Thang Street, Ward 7, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Price: $$$

Rate: 9.5/10

9. Calmette Hotel

Calmette Hotel is located in the central area of the city. When visiting Ho Chi Minh City, you will feel right at home when staying at Calmette Hotel because of excellent quality and attentive service. Besides, the hotel also offers entertainment activities to ensure their guests are always interested during holidays.

Calmette Hotel

Address: 151 Calmette Street, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Price: $$

Rate: 8.5/10

10. The White House

If you're looking for a low-key vibe, The White House is the place you can rest your feet after a long day. The White House features a garden, terrace and shared lounge. Rooms at the hotel have a wardrobe, TV and private bathroom.

The White House

Address: 26/5 Do Quang Dau, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Price: $$$

Rate: 9.5/10

11. Aquari Hotel

With a business scale of about 90 rooms, Aquari Saigon Hotel not only serves customers with modern and comfortable accommodation, but also delicious meals, bringing absolute satisfaction. Within a walking distance, you can find Notre Dame Cathedral, shopping centers, Ben Thanh Market. The hotel has a sauna, steam room and gym.

Aquari Saigon Hotel

Address: 9 Thi Sach Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Price: $$$$

Rate: 8/10

12. Cactusland Near Saigon Train Station

Cactusland Near Saigon Train Station is a 2-star hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. The hotel is offering rooms with a terrace as well as family rooms. Each room is equipped with a wardrobe, TV and refrigerator. Furniture and decoration in the rooms are very harmonious, creating a pleasant feeling.

Cactusland Near Saigon Train Station

Address: 26 Rach Bung Binh, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Price: $$

Rate: 9/10

13. Saigon Inn Hotel

Saigon Inn Hotel is located just few steps from Pham Ngu Lao Backpacker Area. This hotel comprises 8 clean and comfortable rooms cooled with air conditioning. Rooms come with a TV, shower and free toiletries. Bathroom facilities are either shared or en suite.

Saigon Inn Hotel

Address: 265/7/55 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Price: $$

Rate: 8.5/10

14. Coco Hostel

Coco Hostel is a popular hostel in the center of Ho Chi Minh City, situated within a 5-minute walk to Notre Dame Church, General Post Office and Museum of Ho Chi Minh City. This hostel comprises of 13 rooms. All dormitory rooms have a balcony and air conditioning. Each bed in the dorm room comes with a personal reading light and privacy curtain. There is a shared kitchen, equipped with kitchenware, as well as laundry machine for guests.

Coco Hostel

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

Price: $

Rate: 9/10

15. H Best Hostel Cafe SaiGon

H Best Hostel Cafe SaiGon consists of 7 rooms, including 5 private rooms and 2 dorm rooms with 12 beds inside. The room types are suitable for groups of friends or solo travelers. The fully equipped private bathroom comes with a shower and hairdryer. There is an Asian breakfast available daily.

H Best Hostel Cafe SaiGon

Address: 265/39 Pham Ngu Lao, Phuong Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Price: $$

Rate: 9/10

Tips

The best areas to stay in Ho Chi Minh City are District 1 - Ben Thanh, Pham Ngu Lao Area - Bui Vein, District 3, and District 5, as all these areas are located in the city center making it easy to move around Saigon. If you are travelling to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time, we would recommend staying in one these areas. More tips on choosing the right area to stay in Vietnam’s largest city can be found here: Where to Stay In Ho Chi Minh City?

If you are looking for a luxurious, modern and convenient hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, check the list of Top Luxury Hotels in District 1.

District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City is known for a wide choice of fine dining options, variety of cheap street food stalls, and rich coffee culture. Visit some of The 14 Best Cafes in District 1 to sip a cup of coffee in a peaceful and poetic space.

If you are looking for the best places in Saigon to hang out at night, check the list of Top 15 Nightlife Experiences in Ho Chi Minh City that you shouldn’t miss there.

The guide to amazing day trips from Ho Chi Minh City can be found here: Best Places for Day Trip from Ho Chi Minh City.

Enjoy your stay!

Important Note: The price range is compared between the hotels described in this blog only and may vary depending on the season. The rating score is based on the reviews in many sources and is just our personal opinion. Please check for more information about each hotel before booking it, so you could decide if the hotel is right for you.