Vietnam Travelling Accommodation
information from Wikitravel)
Travelling accommodation is no longer a problem in
Vietnam, even if you're traveling on a pretty tight budget. Accommodation in
Vietnam ranges from scruffy US$6-a-night dorm accommodation in backpacking
hostels to world-class resorts, both in large cities and in popular coastal and
rural destinations. Even backpacking hostels and budget hotels are far cleaner
and nicer than in neighboring countries (Cambodia, Thailand, Laos), and cheap
hotels that charge US$10-12 for a double room are often very clean and equipped
with towels, clean white sheets, soap, disposable toothbrushes and so on.
Service in a lot of the very inexpensive hotels is actually quite good (since
the rate that a person pays per night could equal a Vietnamese national's weekly
pay), although daily cleaning and modern amenities like television may not be
provided. In hotels costing a few dollars more (US$15 per room upwards, more in
big cities) you can expect an en suite bathroom, telephone, air conditioning and
television. As with hotels elsewhere in the world, mini-refrigerators in
Vietnamese hotels are often stocked with drinks and snacks, but these can be
horribly overpriced and you would be much better off buying such items on the
street. Adequate plumbing can be a problem in some hotels but the standard is
It is a legal requirement for all hotels to register the details of foreign
guests with the local police. For this reason they will always ask for your
passport when you check in. The process usually only takes a few minutes, after
which they will return your passport. However, because non-payment by guests is
by no means unknown, some hotels retain passports until check-out. If a place
looks dodgy then ask that they register you while you wait and take your
passport with you afterwards. However very few people have had a problem with
this as it is routine across the country.
Most hotels throughout Vietnam now have very good high-speed Internet access and
the use of computers is generally free, although some hotels levy a small
The more high-end hotels offer a multitude of amenities; such as elaborate
buffets with local cuisine, spa treatments, local sightseeing packages, etc.
Hanoi now have some hostels for family called Family Hostel. Rooms here are
large and with more beds for children. Room rate are good price.
Homestay accommodation is easily booked through travel agents. However, some
tourists are disappointed to learn that the "homestay" they booked is really a
commercial hotel or the accommodation is situated in a separate building from
the family home.
With the recent surge in property prices and inflation, basic room prices in
tourist center in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are now $USD 15 and up. Up-market
hotels in these areas are considerably more expensive than neighboring
countries, ie Thailand. However many equivalent sub $8 rooms can still be found
in one of the many coastal resorts.
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