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Customer Travel Tips for Ho Chi Minh

81% Avg. city rating Rated by 909 customers

Activities / excursions 84%

Restaurants / eating out 88%

Shopping 79%

Chilling out / relaxing 70%

Getting around / public transport 75%

Sightseeing 81%

Culture 84%

Nightlife / partying 81%

Value for money 85%

Customer Travel Tips for Ho Chi Minh

Read a selection of great customer tips provided by HostelBookers customers like you

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


30 Nov 2018

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Using bus is better than taxi

Liked: Good city for party and living life is not high.

Disliked: Traffic is a nature of this city at rush hour

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
93% Avg. rating


27 Nov 2018

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife Shopping Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Bring your map belong with you

Liked: Friendly people, things not too expensive when compare to Thailand and other countries.

Disliked: Some place cannot speak english and you need to use body language

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
96% Avg. rating


25 Nov 2018

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Better travel on Jan and Jun, that is the good time to travel

Liked: This city is good for travelling and discover the history from Vietnam war

Disliked: Nope

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


27 Nov 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Enjoy yourself

Liked: The vibe and accessibility.

Disliked: No.

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 40%
76% Avg. rating


31 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Partying / nightlife Shopping Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Negotiate to and don’t listen to any Vietnamese approaching to you

Liked: Great match between Asia & Europe. So historic as well

Disliked: Annoying cyclos, bike and taxi asking for service

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


29 Mar 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Would recommend the War Remnants Museum

Liked: Great museums and pretty parks.

Disliked: Very hard to cross the road!

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


06 Feb 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Business / conference Events / festivals Partying / nightlife Shopping Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Eat all the foods!

Liked: Love the complete chaos of HCMC, which, at first glance looks like madness but somehow it all still works very well.

Disliked: Pollution

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 100%
73% Avg. rating


02 Feb 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing City break Partying / nightlife Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Make sure you have plenty to drink and eat while around.

Liked: The people and weather

Disliked: The city was very busy around new year. Although busy and incredible experience x

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
64% Avg. rating


10 Jan 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing City break Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Mind your properties. Be smart about the reasonable price during shopping. Bring masks for the trip.

Liked: Cheap. Local tour to Mekong River is fun.

Disliked: Too many motorbikes, the air quality is poor. A bit difficult to cross the roads. Have to be very careful towards my properties. Local shops always try to rise the price for tourists

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
64% Avg. rating


04 Jan 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Travel in dry season!

Liked: Learning history of the vietnamese war and the development after the war.

Disliked: Air polluted with dust, loud noise in transportation

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


30 Oct 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Don't be scared to cross the roads. Just go.

Liked: Many vietnamese food and coffee places to choose from.

Disliked: Too much pollution from the motorbikes.

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
67% Avg. rating


19 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Be ready to walk

Liked: Rather structured in its transportation system. Easy to get around

Disliked: Nil.

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


18 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Get AC

Liked: I liked the food, the war stuff and people.

Disliked: HOT and no mass transit yet.The place is a bit boring unlike Thailand, if you are not into nature/beaches/Mts

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
82% Avg. rating


12 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: It's worth spending a couple of days to do everything.

Liked: The war remnants museum and Ben Thanh market were real highlights for me.

Disliked: Very busy constantly hassled by motorbike riders

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


03 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Go out of the center and do a mekong tour or something

Liked: The Restaurants

Disliked: Very busy city

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


20 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip:

Liked:

Disliked:

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


25 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: If you want to interact with local students just hang out in one of the parks. In the early morning traffic is not as busy.

Liked: Culture, very friendly people: many students who want to practise their English and tell about Vietnam and its culture. People offering help in crossing the street due to crazy traffic.

Disliked: Bad air due to very heavy traffic.

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


22 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Cu chi tunnels was amazing

Liked: Friendly people Very clean for a big big city Good food

Disliked: The noise and the air, not longer as two days

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
56% Avg. rating


23 Mar 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Book a transfer to and from the airport as the taxis from the airport are extortionate!

Liked: Good local amenities

Disliked: The traffic

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
78% Avg. rating


16 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Shopping Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Do not be fooled by the people of Ho Chi Minh. They see tourists as a very good opportunity to do business. Keep in mind that nothing is worth what they want and they expect that tourists do business. Attention scams!

Liked: Night life city, culture, and sightseeing.

Disliked: Rats, cockroaches and dirt in some areas.

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81% Avg. city rating Rated by 909 customers

Activities / excursions 84%

Restaurants / eating out 88%

Shopping 79%

Chilling out / relaxing 70%

Getting around / public transport 75%

Sightseeing 81%

Culture 84%

Nightlife / partying 81%

Value for money 85%

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