Hotels & Accommodation
The venue, Van Lang University is located in a lively area 20-25 minutes drive from Ben Than Market, which is the center of the city.
The following websites offer searches for accommodation:
- Lonely Planet: http://hotels.lonelyplanet.com/hotel/?RegionId=2153
- Hostelworld: http://hostelworld.com
- Hostelbookers: http://hostelbookers.com
Ho Chi Minh City after FOSSASIA
If you want to stay in the center after FOSSASIA.
The main area for budget hotels is Pham Ngu Lao in District 1, just a short walk (10-15 minutes) from Ben Thanh Market. The lanes and alleys in the area between Pham Ngu Lao and Bui Vien are jammed with 5-10 room mini-hotels offering reasonable prices around US$15. Keep heading southwest away from the backpacker hustle closer Ng Thai Hoc, to find quieter rooms and a more friendly atmosphere at same prices.
The area around Ben Thanh market along Le Thanh Ton and Ly Tu Trong has many reasonably priced hotels with clean rooms in the US$30-45 bracket; most provide free Wi-Fi.
International hotels including 5 star hotels like the Caravelle, Sheraton, and Hyatt are all within site of each other near the Opera House, in the heart of the city-center tourist district. Expect to pay close to US$300 per night.