Backpacking has become a popular way of traveling around the world especially for youngsters. In fact backpacking is the most economical way of exploring any country in the world. Vietnam is one of such places which welcomes backpackers with open arms and provides them with accommodations suiting their budget and travel style. There are various hostels in Vietnam where a backpacker can stay. Besides hostels and low budget hotels, there are various family-run small guesthouses where backpackers can stay. The rent of these places is pretty low and you have to compromise a bit on the cleanliness. You can always change your room if you are not satisfied with the one allotted to you. In Ho Chi Minh City, the best backpacker accommodations are available in the Pham Ngu Lao district. Here you will find many inexpensive hotels especially on the Pham Ngu Lao street. The rent starts from as low as $ 5. The Bui Vien Street also features a number of budget hotels which though have seven floors but have no elevator facility. There is also a Mini Hotel Alley which has 30 hotels equipped with just the basic facilities. The Pham Ngu Lao district is best suited for those who are on a shoestring budget in Vietnam. Another reason why tourists choose this place is because it is in the heart of the city and many city attractions are in close proximity to the area. There are also several restaurants and bars where one can go for eating. In the capital city of Hanoi, accommodations of various budget ranges are available. From posh hotels to humble hostels, every kind of accommodation is available here. The best low budget accommodations are found in the Hoan Kiem District. Hoan Kiem district is close to many major city attractions. The hostels provide accommodations to couples as well as ladies only groups. Some hostels also have kitchenettes where you can prepare your own meals. The hostels are generally clean. For those who can spare some dollars, the Old Quarter District offers midrange hotels which are equipped with internet facility. Hue is another interesting town of Vietnam popular among tourists. There are many low priced hostels here which provide comfortable and secure accommodations to tourists. Hue itself is a lovely place to visit as is Hoi An. This historic town is a must visit place and has plenty of cheap accommodations. The Tran Phu Street has many low budget accommodations as well as three star hotels.