Staying options & things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Discussion in 'Vietnam' started by adakistkrazia, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. adakistkrazia

    adakistkrazia New Member

    Hi guys, I’ll be on a 5 days trip to Ho Chi Minh City (with my wife and 2 kids - girl 5, boy 7) this year on 15 March. Can anyone suggest some affordable staying options in the city? Also, need advice on things to do with kids!
     
  2. Dwele

    Dwele New Member

    best area to stay in ho chi minh city

    Depends..there are many cheap places to stay where the locals are but to be honest most tourists end up staying in District 1(Pham Ngu Lao District), which is where 90% of tourists stay when visiting Ho Chi Minh City. District 1 is close to most of the main tourist sights like the Ben Thanh Market, the best hotels in the city, and where most of the action is at night.
     
  3. narina12

    narina12 New Member

    Staying in Ho Chi Minh City

    yep, District 1 all the way! though prepare for a lot of noise and huge tourist crowds. Other popular areas are Nguyen hue or Dong khoi if you want to stay in a quieter and more upmarket area, and the area around Pham Ngu lau, De Tham and Bui vien if you fancy staying in cheap hostels that backpackers frequent. As far as hotels, the Liberty Central hotel is next door to Ben Than market and always gets good reviews.
     
  4. folls4th

    folls4th New Member

    things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

    I was there only last year and had such a blast..such an underrated place. My favourite things to do in Ho Chi Minh City were shopping at Ben Thanh Market, visit Reunification Palace to learn about the Vietnam war, eat pho, take a boar ride along the Mekong river, and visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels.
     

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