There’s no denying that smug satisfaction that comes with that serviced apartment stay. The convenience is undeniable, and it’s no wonder that companies rely on these accommodations to host temporary consultants or support the set up of an international newcomer.
Why we love a serviced apartment
Serviced apartments are commonly likened to hotels, as they often carry with them the promise of laundry, room service, and cleaning. If you’re more domesticated, however, many will come with full kitchen facilities if cooking is your thing. Compared to standard hotels, the difference in prices is huge. While it’s not financially feasible to stay long-term in a hotel for many people, opting to rent out a serviced apartment is the next best option. Plus, don’t feel like you need to sign a long lease for one of these – as another one of the perks of a serviced room is that they are available for short-term stays, too.
For many, the allure of these features makes serviced accommodation the only way to go. If you’re looking for an affordable option in Saigon, here are some of our finds!
1. Get in NOW for Tran Hung Dao
Tran Hung Dao is part of the vibrant Pham Ngu Lao ward in the city’s eccentric District 1. This particular pocket of Saigon is notorious for its proximity to Bui Vien; the iconic backpacker hub. Aside from being in the midst of Saigon’s most sleepless streets, living on the Tran Hung Dao stretch means that it’s very easy to access all of Saigon’s key points of interest. This Tran Hung Dao treasure is spacious, and includes a full kitchen space for those who love to cook!
Plus, it comes with cleaning and laundry services. Easy win.
2. Flowery Phu Nhuan
Phu Nhuan is the geographical center of Ho Chi Minh City. The district shares borders with some of Saigon’s innermost urban districts and is actually one of the most populous. Affectionately known as the flower district, Phu Nhuan is known for its parks and abundance of garden cafes. The area is charming, and increasingly popular among expats. This serviced apartment runs on Le Van Sy, one of the main stretches running through district 3 and beyond, making it great for commuters.
Many of Saigon’s best coffee gems are scattered throughout the area, and Foody have put together a solid list that features many of Phu Nhuan’s finest, which you can check out here.
This Le Van Sy steal is modern, offers cleaning and laundry services three times a week, and is generously sized at 40m2.
3. Bright, one bedroom in Binh Thanh
Binh Thanh district is one of the largest in Ho Chi Minh City. Binh Thanh sits between districts 1 and 2, and is highly sought after for expats on the hunt for a home that enables easy access to the city’s hot spots. Well known for luxury apartment compounds such as The Manor and Vinhomes, there are a number of serviced apartments dotted throughout the district. This one, in particular, offers cleaning and laundry services three times a week and is located right next to the river for those serene water views.
4. Saigon chic
We’ve already raved about the perks of life in flowery Phu Nhuan. But, there’s a real lily in this busy valley. We love the marble finishes in the bathroom and kitchen in this serviced apartment which add a modern, polished element to this chic dwelling. Not only is it an aesthetic win, but also has a gym, sauna, and pool available in the facility for you to relax and unwind. This is the perfect option for those who love a modern home with a simple, monochrome color scheme throughout.
5. Super-sized in District 1
If it’s space you’re after, then we encourage you to check this one out. Right in the city’s center, the apartment is handy to the Ben Thanh market, Nguyen Hue and major shopping malls. Measuring out to a massive 70m2, you’ll never have to worry again about fitting your belongings into one space. This spacious, District 1 den is an especially great choice for those looking to level up out of their 20-30m2 studios.
These are just the tip of the iceberg! There are serviced apartments available for rent all around Saigon. No matter your price range or preferences, there are plenty of options out there to meet your needs.