Review of Kim Long Hotel in Can Tho, Vietnam


Where We Slept is our hotel roundup from our time on the road. We hope it helps budget travelers see how far their dollar can go--even though sometimes, it's not far enough!

We have two rules that we accidentally often break when traveling:

  1. Book a hotel for the night you land.
  2. Never show up in a new country with no place to stay.

On our first day in Vietnam, with no plans and destination, we were lucky enough to meet some travelers on the bus from Cambodia who'd done their research, so we followed them to the Kim Long Hotel in Can Tho.

Our $15 room had AC and was a few steps from all the action on the waterfront. It was a tad small, but had everything we needed and the owner organized our bus tickets to Saigon at no extra cost.

sometimes boats have to load across multiple other boats. no worries

Can Tho is definitely not a place to show up to without a booking, so plan ahead. The city is pretty spread out and the hotels aren't too easy to find. There are also some pretty horrible looking places and you want to be sure you don't end up in one of them out of desperation!

More Mekong Delta

Interested in seeing the floating markets outside Can Tho without paying for a plane ticket? Check out our Mekong Delta photo tour.

Have any tips for backpacking in the Mekong Delta? Let us know in the comments!