Guest Friendly Hotels Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)

guest friendly hotels ho chi minh

Most of the best guest friendly hotels Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) on my list below are located in District 1, close to the nightlife and bar girls. Check also my Ho Chi Minh girls guide for more information about the Ho Chi Minh girl prices, locations and other useful tips.

Vietnam is a communist country, and most hotels have a very strict visitor policy. Almost all (high-end) hotels won’t allow you to bring a local girl back to your hotel room at night. During the day, their policy is not so strict and you can bring girls to your room until 10 pm. However, there are some exceptions below.

Guest friendly hotels Ho Chi Minh 2024 update

It looks like the guest policies are not as strict as before. I stayed at Duc Vuong Hotel, and the hotel is now on top of my list. Read my review below.

The former Ho Sen Hotel has a new name again. It’s now Nicecy Saigon Hotel and is still guest friendly.

Last year I found some new girl friendly hotels in Saigon. Mayfair Suites near Bui Vien and the new Cherry Boutique hotel in the Japanese area are great new options.


  • Most hotels in Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam are not guest friendly, and visitors are not allowed.
  • Try to book a 1-3 star hotel, as almost all luxury hotels in Saigon are not guest friendly.
  • The best option for joiner friendly upper-scale accommodation is a serviced apartment in a luxury building.
  • Unlike the best guest friendly hotels in Bangkok and the huge choice of hotels in Pattaya without joiner fees, paying a small joiner fee of up to $10 often means a hassle-free experience in Saigon.
  • If you plan to bring visitors for short time only, some luxury hotels are daytime guest friendly and visitors are allowed until 9–11 pm.
  • If your hotel is not guest friendly, you can always use one of the many short-time hotels or check in together with your girl in another hotel.
  • The hotel location is not very important in Ho Chi Minh, as there are plenty of cheap transportation options like Grab or reliable taxi companies like Vinasun and Mai Linh.
  • The best areas to stay are:
    • Bui Vien for cheap accommodations, food, bars, massages with extras and freelancers.
    • Between Pasteur Street and the Japanese area for luxury hotels, fancy restaurants, discos with freelancers, hostess bars, upper-scale massages with extras, and the most beautiful but expensive girls.

List of guest friendly hotels Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)


Top guest friendly hotels Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)


1. Duc Vuong Saigon Hotel *** $29+

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Duc Vuong is now my favorite hotel in the Bui Vien area. The hotel is not only fully renovated but they also have new type of rooms. I stayed in a premier balcony suite and they now have even bigger studio balcony suites if you need extra space. The new balcony rooms are huge with separate bathrooms and toilets and big balconies. The beds are nice with new sheets and pillows. There are also new TVs, desks, in-room safe and coffee/tea making facilities. The rooftop bar has a magnificent view of the city and is also renovated.

Unlike before, now they have an official guest policy. They take your guests IDs at the reception and allow them to your room without any issues. The staff are nice and friendly.

2. The One Ben Thanh $81+

ben thanh the one apartments
Ben Thanh Tower is probably the best place to find a guest friendly serviced apartment close to Bui Vien. It’s less than a ten-minute walk to hostess bars on Pasteur Street. Moreover, the Ben Thanh Tower is one of the most stylish buildings in Saigon.

Nobody cares who you bring back to your apartment, as there are a lot of businesses and people coming and going all the time.

The building has excellent restaurants and coffee shops and on the rooftop is one of the best bars in the city. As you can see in my photo, the rooftop bar view is like a postcard.

The apartments are new and modern with huge windows, so you can enjoy magnificent views of the area. There are also excellent facilities like an outdoor swimming pool and gym.

Tip: Several agencies and owners offer apartments inside the same building, so just write Ben Thanh Tower or The One Saigon in the Agoda search box.

3. Cherry Boutique Hotel *** $48+

Cherry Boutique Hotel is a brand new accommodation, built in 2022. It has a great location in the Japanese area, very close to many massage places, bars and nightclubs. The rooms are big and stylish with clean bathrooms. There is also a gym and a small swimming pool.

Guest friendly policy: Dear customer, thank you so much for your question. You are booking 2 people, you can bring your friend to stay with you But we need her ID card or Passport. Have a nice day.

4. Mayfair Suites – WMC Tower $69+

Mayfair Suites has excellent serviced apartments at the back of Bui Vien. The apartments are good-sized with living rooms and kitchens. One-bedroom executive apartments are good enough if you plan to stay alone and bring visitors but much better than the premier apartments. You don’t have to pay much more for two bedrooms.

If you are early to bed person and a light sleeper, avoid the first and last floor. There is a rooftop bar open until 2 am.

Guest friendly policy: The maximum number of people who can stay in the 1-bedroom apartment is 2 persons and the 2-bedroom apartment is 4 people. The extra person charge is VND462,000/night/ exceeded person (if any).

5. Nicecy Saigon Hotel *** $34+

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It’s the former Ho Sen Hotel with a new name again and probably the most famous guest friendly hotel in Ho Chi Minh, right in District 1. I stayed there once and it is a good value for money hotel.

Update: The room photo is old but now they have even better rooms and their guest policy is the same. The hotel is close to the famous Apocalypse Now disco, where you can find many girls late at night and many international and local restaurants nearby.

It has clean, comfortable rooms with wi-fi, a safe, desk and a good supply of toiletries but standard rooms have no windows. However, deluxe rooms are huge and much better, with bathtubs and nice bathrooms. Lastly, the hotel staff are friendly, helpful and speak good English.

6. HANZ The Boutique Hotel * $20+

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Update: The former Luan Vu is now HANZ The Boutique Hotel. Fully renovated and they also have short-time rooms.

I stayed there four times in the past. The hotel has only one star but deserves more. The location is in the middle of Bui Vien Street with many cheap eating places and massage salons nearby. Moreover, the staff confirmed that the hotel is guest friendly which is not the case in most places.

Deluxe rooms are very good and quiet. They have a desk, nice TV and an in-room safe. Clean bathrooms and also excellent wi-fi. Standard rooms are too small and not much cheaper. The hotel has no elevator but the rooms on the higher floors are very quiet.

7. Minh Vy Hotel ** $34+

guest friendly hotels ho chi minh saigon minh vy hotel

Minh Vy hotel is a real gem, much better than before, with recently renovated rooms and excellent wi-fi. Moreover, the reception guy can find girls and bring them directly to your room. Nice budget option on guest friendly hotels Ho Chi Minh list. Close to Ho Chi Minh nightlife and entertainment and walking distance to beer bars, restaurants and sights. It also has good rooms with free wi-fi, safe, aircon, TV, desk, coffee/tea maker.

Standard rooms are too small and don’t have windows. Deluxe rooms are much better but the vip room is the best option. It is huge with a nice bathroom and a clean toilet. The pics in Agoda show the real hotel condition but you can see my pics too.

8. The Luxe Hotel *** $43+

The hotel has a central location, close to Ben Thanh market and some high-class places like Catwalk. Bui Vien area is less than a ten-minute walk and there is also a nighttime food market. Some lower-floor rooms can be noisy, so book on a higher floor for a more quiet room. All rooms have simple but nice facilities, flat TV, efficient aircon and safe.

9. C Central Hotel *** $26+ ($10 joiner fee)

Please note that the hotel has a small joiner fee for visitors after 10 pm but considering all the hassle in many other hotels in the area and the room quality and location, it’s still a good option. The hotel has a great party location, right in the heart of the action of Bui Vien Street, and therefore everything is within walking distance – bars, restaurants and coffee shops. Probably the most famous place in the area to pick up freelancers, Go2 Bar, is right across the street.

However, it’s a party area and not for early-to-bed people. The hotel has two blocks and the Bui Vien part has more quiet rooms. The rooms are also better, huge, and clean, with nice bathrooms and showers with good water pressure. The beds and pillows are very comfortable too.

Guest friendly policy of C Central Hotel: “Of course, you can, but you must submit her ID to reception and pay 10$. Thank you!”

10. Prague Hotel *** $34+

Prague Hotel is one of the few small guest friendly hotels with a swimming pool. It’s located on a quiet side street in the Bui Vien area. All rooms are large compared to other hotels in the area but avoid the cheapest ones as they have no windows. The beds are comfortable and the staff are great. The bathrooms are clean but separated from the rooms by glass walls.

Guest friendly policy of Prague hotel: “You can invite your friends to your room, but we need ID or Passport your friend’s information.”

11. Asian Ruby Center Point Hotel *** $26+

It’s a cheap hotel but located in the most expensive part of the city. Moreover, you can easily walk to Pasteur bars and the Japanese area as it’s right between them. Their cheapest rooms are quite small without windows but the others are very good with excellent bathrooms.

Guest friendly policy of Asian Ruby Center Point Hotel: “Dear Customer, Your friend can stay overnight together. Thank you and Have a nice day.”

12. Lucky Star Hotel *** $26+

It’s a budget hotel close to the bars and Bui Vien’s action. After the recent renovation, the rooms are good value for money. The cheapest rooms don’t have windows, so avoid them.

Guest friendly policy of Lucky hotel: “Our hotel always provides the best service for the guests! And of course, your girlfriend can be allowed in our hotel with her ID! Have a nice day.”

13. Lucky Star Hotel 146 Nguyen Trai *** $26+

The other Lucky Star hotel is guest friendly too. It’s not so close to Bui Vien but not far either. It’s still within walking distance to go there and Catwalk is nearby. Some rooms don’t have windows but you can book a good-sized room on a higher floor. All rooms and bathrooms are clean.

Guest friendly policy of Lucky Star Nguyen Trai: “Yes. No problem. Please, no worries about that. You can bring any girl. We just need an ID card to get the info.”

List of guest friendly hotels Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)

Click on the hotel name from the guest friendly hotels Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) list for booking and more information.
All guest friendly hotels Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) on the list below have free Wi-Fi.

hotel name stars pool price
HANZ The Boutique Hotel 1 no $20+
Green Star Hotel 3 no $20+
N.Y Kim Phuong Hotel 2 no $25+
Lucky Star Hotel 3 no $26+
Lucky Star Hotel 146 Nguyen Trai 3 no $26+
Asian Ruby Center Point Hotel 3 no $26+
C Central Hotel (+$10 joiner fee) 3 no $26+
Duc Vuong Saigon Hotel 3 no $29+
Ngan Ha Hotel 2 no $30+
Lien An Saigon Hotel 2 no $30+
White Lotus Hotel 3 no $30+
The Haven – Lofts by the Park 3 no $30+
Sunny Serviced Apartment 3 no $32+
Prague Hotel 3 yes $34+
Minh Vy Hotel 2 no $34+
Nicecy Saigon Hotel 3 no $34+
The Luxe Hotel 3 no $43+
A&Em Art Hotel 4 yes $45+
UpTown Hotel 3 no $49+
Cherry Boutique Hotel 3 yes $49+
Sky Gem Central Hotel 3+ yes $51+
Alagon City Hotel & Spa 3 yes $56+
Sunflower Luxury Hotel 3 yes $56+
Mayfair Suites – WMC Tower no $69+
Bay Hotel Ho Chi Minh 4 yes $74+
Alagon D’antique Hotel & Spa 4 yes $79+
The One Ben Thanh yes $81+
Northern Saigon Hotel 4 yes $81+