Hotel price system in Vietnam is complicated and that makes many travelers confused. It’s different from Mekong Delta to Sai Gon and Vietnam highlands. It’s also different from South Vietnam and north Vietnam as well as not very popular destinations compared to poplular destinations. The question is how does it work?
I’d like to focus on Mekong Delta first in this list. Mekong Delta has a less complicated hotel price system compared to other parts of Vietnam. Mostly, Hotel prices in Mekong Delta are fixed. It won’t raise up during weekend or National Holidays. But there is still some parts that apply this rule like Chau Doc City – An Giang Province. Chau Doc has been on its way of learning to develope for tourists a few years ago. It draws more and more visitors every year. Chau Doc has many activities to offer for visitors. A few years ago, I rarely saw a foreigner in Chau Doc, but now, they are in every corner of Chau Doc. At that time, the price was fixed and you just need to call to a hotel to book your hotel room. Things have changed now. If you visit Chau Doc during weekend or National holidays, you may pay double the normal price for a hotel room. If you want to book a hotel in advance, you will need to deposit up to 50% of your hotel room price. I think Chau is the only place in Mekong Delta that use this rule. Even Phu Quoc island, the price during weekend or lunar new year is still the same.
That rule is very popuplar in many tourist destinations like: Da Lat, Nha Trang, Phan Thiet.. If you visit those places during weekend and national days, you will have to pay for double or even tripple a normal price. You also need to book your hotel room in advance during weekend or national holidays because if you don’t, you may not be able to find a place to stay.
Some final words, if you want to save money during your trip to Vietnam, better avoid Vietnam National holidays because hotel room prices are not the only one that you have to deal with, you will have to deal with some overcharged services like car rental services. Joining a travel agent may also help you reduce the price for each person.
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