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Xin Xao! Are you looking for the best hostels in Vietnam?
We are Hostelgeeks and we discover the worlds greatest hostels and the best hostels in Vietnam. We traveled all the way from Hanoi and Cat Ba in North Vietnam, to Da Nang in Central Vietnam, and all the way to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) and Nha Trang in the South. This list will help you backpacking Vietnam like a boss!
We’ve visited the different hostels and rate them for you. We want you to have it easy finding quality hostels without spending hours on research.
This is why we started Hostelgeeks, putting together the worlds most remarkable hostels, the 5 Star Hostels.
This list of cool hostels gives you access to hostels with character and a social heart, yet, it is not your party hostel. It is for everyone looking for:
Use the map and find all 5 Star Hostels in Vietnam.
We only pick the #1 hostel for all destinations.
We unbox the hostels and check all their pros and cons. For each destination, there can be only 1 hostel be chosen to be a 5 Star-Awarded Hostel.
This is your shortcut to your hostel-picks, saving you lots of time in your accommodation research.
And for sure, it gives you the security of a top-hostel choice without any bad surprises.
There is no way around Vietnamese coffee culture, dive into the 12 best design cafes in Da Nang here.
Bonus: 27 Things to do in Vietnam.
Extra: 41 Fun Things to do in Hanoi
We narrowed it down for you.
Whether you are traveling with your partner and want to socialize, or you are one of the brave solo-travelers.
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We know Vietnam and the hostels around the country – from Hanoi to HCMC and back. We were traveling during 3 months along Vietnam, staying in the coolest places around.
Therefore, we decided to put together this list of great Vietnamese Hostels.
And not just that.
We also created a big guide to Hostels.
We will show you how to book your hostel in a smart way, what to take into account and more smart tips like what is a Hostel.
You won’t find hostels in all places in Vietnam. You will find quality hostels only in cities and most-visited places.
Nevertheless, you will find also accommodations who call themselves hostels, even though if they do not offer dorms or communal areas.
In Vietnam they use the names they hear from western travelers for everything. Don’t be surprise if you find a restaurant called hostel, or an hotel called Google (we saw it!) .
It might feel overwhelming to decide where to stay. Worry not, we are here to make it really easy for you.
Before we start with the best places to stay in Vietnam, let us give you some general and useful information:
Average price for a bed: A bed in a dorm can be more expensive than a double room in a Homestay. Nevertheless, it will be worth to pay a bit more, since you can upgrade to a gorgeous boutique hostel or a hostel with a roof top terrace or even a pool.
Bear also in mind, in Vietnam it is very normal that accommodations raise their prices if you try to book them directly. We booked many places online directly at their reception counter to get the best price.
You can see all of Vietnam’s highlights in 20 days if you travel by (sleeping) bus or if you just decide to focus on one area – North and central Vietnam or South and Central Vietnam . However, we do recommend you to spend more days in this beautiful country.
Vietnam has so many places to see and discover!
Did you know there is a dessert in Vietnam? We are not talking about the Mui Né dunes, there is an actual hidden dessert.
Find all details on our most EPIC things to do in Vietnam article.
That is a really good question! and the answer is…
Depending on which area you want to see. Rainy season in North Vietnam and South Vietnam are inverted.
Meaning, when it is rainy season in the north, you can visit the south with sunny warm weather (and no rain).
In central Vietnam, there is warm weather all year round, but it has also a rainy season.
Trying to avoid rainy season is good idea. We just caught the beginning of the rainy season in the south and we had rain all day. Nevertheless, rainy season does not mean that it rains all day long.
While we were in DaLat, it rained every day from 14 to 17. It was quite punctual!
In Vietnam it is easy to move around. You will find buses, sleeping buses, trains, taxis, scooter-taxis and even drivers who will be happy to drive you around all day long.
Also, in many areas (like CatBa Island) it is a good idea to rent a motorbike.
That will give you more flexibility to visit the places.
New to Hostels? Don’t forget to read how to book hostels (and which websites to use).
Any questions on traveling Vietnam? Drop us an email.