Lodging is not an issue 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 neighbouring countries Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and cheap hotels that charge US$8-10 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$12 per room upwards, more in Hanoi 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 constantly improving.
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.
It is advisable to put your foot down and refuse to leave passport with the reception - it is helpful to carry some photocopies of your passport which you can hand over to the hotel. You can extend an advance payment in case the hotel insists on keeping your passport.
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 charge.
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 Hanoi 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 District 1 HCMC are now $USD 12 and up, similar for Hanoi.Upmarket 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.
Danang Riverside Hotel in Danang, Vietnam is strategically located at the heart of Da Nang City, Vietnam and features lovely views of the Han River. It offers Superior, Deluxe and Suite - VIP rooms all equipped with Air-conditioning, Private toilet & shower with bathtub, Cable TV, Internet access, Telephone, Mini-bar, Coffee/ tea maker, Safe and hair dryer. Some of its facilities and services are Restaurants â Jamine, Sun-flower, Bars â Snooker, Valentino, Riverview, CafÃ© and karaoke, Fully equipped conference rooms, Massage service and Travel agency and currency exchange. Traveling to and from our hotel will be easy, with the international airport and railway station just 2 km away. When you have time to go out and explore, visit these famous city attractions, some of which are just near our hotel: Champa Museum, Son Tra Peninsula, Marble Mountains, Hoi An trading port, My Son Sanctuary.
New Star Hotel in Hue, Vietnam is located along Chu Van An Street, one of the most known shopping streets in the country. It offers Deluxe Room, Family Suite and Superior Room all equipped with Air conditioning, Balcony/Deck, Cable television, CD player, Coffee/Tea maker, Internet connection, Minibar, Private toilet and bath, Safe, Telephone. Some of its facilities and services are Swimming pool, Restaurant, Massage service, Airport transfer. Fortunately, New Star Hotel's location allows guests to access these key places of interest during their respite in the Imperial City: Forbidden Purple City, Hue Imperial Citadel, DMZ â Demilitarized Zone, Thien Mu Pagoda, Troung Tien Bridge, Bach Ma National Park and The Flag Tower.