Nha Trang is a lively coastal city in Vietnam that offers a lot of modern tourism facility to foreign and locals travellers alike. It may be very easy to splurge because of the abundance of costly options but it’s also possible to stay within the budget.
Anyway, here’s my expenses report for Nha Trang.
Bear in mind that this cost does not cover my transit cost from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh because I already included that in my Siem Reap expenses report.
Accommodation is a little expensive in Nha Trang compare to Siem Reap. The fan room cost is basically just a dollar higher than the air-conditioned room so we opted to go for the AC room that we got ($8). There’s a handful of affordable accommodations in Hoang Hoa Tham and Bien Thu Street. Hoang Hoa Tham seemed to be more of local tourists and Bien Thu seemed to be the backpacker’s area. Bien Thu has a lot of restaurants and bars while Hoa Hoa Tham is surrounded by a locals’ houses.
Food and Drinks
Food consumed were a combination of baguettes (12,000 dong/each), KFC rice meals (35,000//combo meal), sandwiches, one time buffet at Novotel and occasional pigging out at some restaurants in Bien Thu.
Bottled water is also cheap. The cheapest we found was 17,000 Dong (almost a dollar)/5 Liters.
The hostel is just a three-minute walk to the beach. We didn’t pay for any transportation while we were in Nha Trang with the exception of the bus going to and from Nha Trang (from and to HCM) which costed $9/person/way.
I had a haircut in Nha Trang which costed me 50,000 Dong or roughly $2.5 in a local barbershop in Bien Thu. It’s a little expensive than the cost of having a haircut in Manila which usually cost around $1-$2. I’m now trying to get used to being bald (LOL)… I had my hair shaved because it was damn hot and humid.
After accounting all expenses, I could say that Nha Trang is indeed a cheap place to travel to.
“Travelling does not need to be expensive.”