Whether you’re a foodie, beach lover, adventurer, or culture buff, Vietnam has everything you need to fulfill your wanderlust dreams.
For Vietnamese travelers looking for something truly special to inspire their future trip, Booking.com has the ‘Most hospitable cities’ in Vietnam for 2022* drawn from more than 232 million verified reviews from real Booking.com travelers. Not only are these destinations rich in sights and culture, travelers can also discover a range of welcoming experiences and the greatest hospitality these destinations have to offer.
Hoi An tops the list as Vietnam’s most welcoming city, followed by Phong Nha and Ninh Binh. Hoi An is also on Booking.com’s global list of the 10 most welcoming cities in the world for 2022. From historic cities and cultural attractions to pristine nature vacations, bookmark these fascinating destinations for your next trip for a vacation to remember.
|The most hospitable cities in Vietnam in 2022*|
||6. Tuy Hoa|
||7. Mai Chau|
||8. Dong Hoi|
||10. Con Dao|
1. Hi AnQuang Nami
An ancient city on the Thu Bon River, Hoi An impresses travelers with its unique architectural ensemble of iconic yellow houses and a rich traditional heritage.
This charming and pretty town is best explored on foot as it has plenty of shops sure to offer something for everyone – from silk dresses and suits, leather goods and quirky souvenirs. Traffic and pollution are almost completely absent in this city, offering travelers a unique leisure and relaxation experience.
Where to stay: Laluna Hoi An Riverside Hotel & Spa with a rating of 9.2 and 709 reviews on Booking.com
2. Phong NhaQuang Binh
With phenomenal natural beauty and friendly local people, Phong Nha earns its rightful place in travelers’ hearts as the second most welcoming city in Vietnam. The combination of breathtaking colossal caves, colorful limestone stalactites and rich forest jungles create a gradient-like painting impression that is sure to captivate tourists. When it comes to taking sightseeing tours on the Son River, enjoy the endless views of peaceful landscapes as you cruise by enthusiastic and hospitable boatmen.
Where to stay: Karst Villas Phong Nha with 9.4 rating and 62 reviews on Booking.com
3. Ninh Binh
Ninh Binh rose to international fame after being featured as the scenic backdrop to the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Kong: Skull Island’. Aside from the striking limestone karsts, lush green rice paddies, and historical monuments, this destination offers travelers a great opportunity to get a glimpse into rustic country life while being welcomed by good natured locals. One of the best ways to experience great hidden spots and tasty signature dishes is to get recommendations from the people who live here, who are more than willing to provide helpful local insider tips.
Where to stay: Trang An Retreat with a score of 9.4 and 773 reviews on Booking.com
4. tintThua Thien Hue
Hue, the famous ancient capital in central Vietnam, is known as a poetic and romantic city. Thanks to its rich heritage, this destination represents a land of cultural quintessence and exquisite traditions that will appeal to any history buff. The city’s relaxed pace will also be a pleasant escape from the chaos of everyday life, while the gastronomic scene, with imperial dishes and delectable street food, will prove to be a treat for the senses.
Where to stay: Vinpearl Hotel Hue with 9.3 ratings and 687 reviews on Booking.com
5. Mui NeBinh Thuan
It’s easy to lose track of time in Mui Ne with a handful of leisure activities and high-adrenaline experiences amid an incredible setting of beautiful pristine beaches, golden sand dunes and countless luxury resorts. With ideal conditions for sand sliding, windsurfing, kitesurfing and kayaking, adventure lovers can enjoy a day of fun, whichever activity they choose. Alternatively, travelers can simply spend a lazy afternoon by the pool or enjoy fresh seafood at one of the restaurants on Mui Ne’s beautiful coastlines with the sound of the sea in the background.
Where to stay: Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort & Spa with a rating of 9.0 and 254 reviews on Booking.com
6. Tuy HoaPhu Yen
Phu Yen’s climate is excellent all year round, so travelers can visit it at any time of the year without worrying about the weather. Tuy Hoa City will be loved by beach lovers for its beautiful coastlines, and unlike the crowded beaches of Nha Trang and Mui Ne, beaches in this city have a peaceful and laid-back vibe. Discovering the cultural and historical stories and admiring the architecture of the Champa people is also an interesting experience that tourists should try.
Where to stay: Coconut Hotel Phu Yen with 8.8 ratings and 336 reviews on Booking.com
7. Mai ChauHoa Binha
For those seeking a tranquil destination rich in nature and culture and free from the bustling city noise, Mai Chau is an ideal getaway. Just a three-hour drive from Hanoi, the idyllic Mai Chau district offers travelers unforgettable experiences such as cycling through beautiful rice fields, visiting minority villages, and enjoying traditional dances and music performed by local ethnic groups. The hospitality of the locals and the casual atmosphere are the main charms of this destination.
Where to stay: Little Mai Chau . house stay with a rating of 9.5 and 591 reviews on Booking.com
8. Dong HoiQuang Binh
Thanks to the discovery of the world’s largest caves in this province – Son Doong, Dong Hoi is no longer an under-the-radar destination. Exploring the beautiful Son Doong Cave and capturing one of its most iconic and “magic” moments when the sun shines through the cave sinkhole is guaranteed to be an amazing experience in Dong Hoi. If you’re looking for more relaxing activities, Booking.com recommends taking a leisurely stroll along the banks of the romantic Nhat Le River to hear the waves lapping against the shore while admiring the fiery sunset.
Where to stay: Gold Coast Hotel Resort & Spa with a rating of 8.6 and 102 reviews on Booking.com
9. Sa PaLao Cai
With no shortage of beautiful scenery, Sa Pa, also known as the “Gateway To Heaven”, is one of the unique destinations that every traveler should visit for a refreshing cloud escape. Attracting thousands of travelers are the beautiful views of Sapa from Fansipan Mountain, picturesque ethnic villages and spectacular rice terraces. Apart from that, the warm nature and unique lifestyle of the locals make travelers all over the world awed by this destination in cold weather.
Where to stay: Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa Sapa with 9.3 ratings and 369 ratings on Booking.com
10. Con DaoBa Ria – Vung Tau
A trip to the tourist paradise, Con Dao, is the ideal choice for those wishing to discover the endless beauty of one of the country’s most charming and mysterious islands. What attracts travelers are the pristine natural landscapes blessed with beautiful beaches and rich coral reefs, the tranquility of the place and the cultural and historical imprints that can be found all over the island.
Where to stay: Host family De la Rosa – Côn o with a rating of 9.0 and 75 reviews on Booking.com