Wondering where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City? Our guide to Saigon’s districts and the best hotels in each area can help you get the most out of your stay.
Vietnam’s commercial capital and largest city, Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon, as it’s known to most locals) is divided into 24 districts and has a population of more than eight million.
Despite its large population, Ho Chi Minh City’s centre is dense and compact, making it easy to stay close to the action.
As a visitor to Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll want to stay either in District 1, which is where you’ll find almost all of the city’s cultural, historical and commercial attractions, or in District 3, which is a cheaper, more “local” district close to the city centre.