While planning for your big trip to Ho Chi Minh, accommodation must always be planned ahead, and homestay is the most viable option for many tourists and backpackers. If you’re looking for a cozy home instead of an extravagant hotel room, then keep on reading to see what homestays in Ho Chi Minh have to offer.
Pros of Homestays in Ho Chi Minh
Not every homestay offers a lower price than hotels. However, the overall price of homestays in Ho Chi Minh city is more favorable than that of hotels. You can even get a discount while making a reservation on websites.
Personalization and Tailored Space
With a little research, you’ll realize that many homestays in Ho Chi Minh have unique decoration and design. There are capsule homestays which are extremely affordable if you are only looking for a place with basic facilities. There are even homestays in the non-touristy locations where you can lead a “greener” lifestyle and immerse yourself in nature. You can choose homestays in Ho Chi Minh which fit your personality, style, and needs.
Minimal capsule homestay suitable for backpacking travelers
Out in the nature homestay
Chances to Make New Friends
Many homestays in Ho Chi Minh offer shared facilities or space such as kitchens, bars or a common room that customers can use on their own accounts. People usually gather together to prepare meals or simply hang out and have a conversation. Chances are you’ll be able to get to know some new friends along the way.
Most of the homestays in Ho Chi Minh city are located in the city center or nearby, which means that you can have easy access to the tourist attractions and exciting gathering spots around the neighborhood. Bui Vien Backpackers’ District is a popular spot for solo travelers in Ho Chi Minh City, where there are a host of homestays at all price ranges, as well as all-night entertainment such as bars and karaoke.
Bui Vien – The gathering spot for backpackers
Cons of Homestays in Ho Chi Minh
Limited experience with the locals
Most homestays in Ho Chi Minh just provide accommodation and basic amenities. There are only a few places which actually have a local host so make sure you contact the homestay owner first to see if the place matches your expectation. On top of that, some homestays may be packed with foreign visitors, so it can be quite a challenge to find authentic local experience.
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More Freedom, More Responsibility
Opting for homestay can indeed provide so much freedom, but obviously there won’t be fancy room service. That is to say, you would have to take extra care of yourself and your belongings than you normally do on a trip. Check out What Not to Bring to Ho Chi Minh City for helpful packing tips.
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Suggestions for Homestays in Ho Chi Minh
OYO 730 Que Mot Cuc
The homestay/hostel carries a retro touch in the architecture. You can see the exquisite details of Vietnam in the 70s and the 80s. The decoration is vibrant and aesthetically pleasing for your most enjoyable stay.
Bring you to the 80s in Ho Chi Minh
Address: 16 Pham Viet Chanh street, Binh Thanh District
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Town House Sai Gon
This homestay has up to 3 branches in District 1, offering from the deluxe suites to minimal dorm room. There are many attractions nearby and gather with the backpackers with just a few footsteps away.
Cute space in the heart of Ho Chi Minh city
Address: 23 Dang Thi Nhu street, District 1
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Conclusion of What to expect about Homestays in Ho Chi Minh
Opting for homestays in Ho Chi Minh City is an interesting and affordable experience. However, a truly authentic local experience might be a little different from your expectation. Make sure you have a thorough research about homestays or learn more about Saigon’s Other Side Tour if you’re looking for a traveling experience like a local.
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