Best places to stay in Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is divided into 24 districts; 19 inner districts and five suburban districts. So there are so many places to stay in Ho Chi Minh City, but Dist 1,3,5 is the most popular places to stay.

pham ngu lao area
Pham Ngu Lao area

District 5
District 5 (known as Cholon – Ho Chi Minh City Chinatown) is an urban district of Ho Chi Minh City. When staying there you can shopping, visiting Chinese pagodas (Nghia An Hoi Quan, Tam Son Hoi Quan, Thien Hau and Khanh Van Nam Vien), trying Chinese foods,…
But if staying there, if you want to enjoy Saigon life night you should take a taxi to Dist 1 or 3.
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Don’t miss Binh Tay Market – the biggest market in District 5.

District 3
District 3 is in the centre of Saigon, it is considered be the best place to live in Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnamese said: “go out in District 1, eat in District 5, and live in District 3”.
There are a lots old French colonial, apartments, houses, hotels,…
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District 1
District 1 is the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, is the centre for all financial, commercial, and administrative activity. it is also home to museums, attractions, historical sites. And there are so many places to do and many things to do: bar, club, spas,…
District 1 is where almost all foreigners stay when in HCMC. And
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Don’t miss Pham Ngu Lao Area
Pham Ngu Lao Area is the backpackers area in Ho Chi Minh City. It’s so crowded and excited.

District 2, 7:
They are good places to stay if you want to live in Ho Chi Minh City for working.

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