Best ways to rent an apartment in Ho Chi Minh City
In an article, we talked about the reason why we should choose a serviced apartment instead of a hotel room or homestay when we move to or live in Ho Chi Minh city (HCMC). Now, in this article, we will find best ways to rent a serviced apartment in HCMC.
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Third-party sites (OTA)
Housingsgn.com, Agoda.com, Booking.com,… are the most popular OTA sites that people use to look for a serviced apartment in HCMC. On OTA sites, we can easily find full information about the apartment such as address, services, reviews, amenities, pictures… and sometime, if we are lucky, we may get a discount or promotion voucher from these sites.
Joining a Facebook group about housing and apartments is the easiest and cheapest way to find your most suitable apartment. In Facebook groups, the host will raise a post of their own apartment with full information, and we can easily contact them to make a deal about the price and contract.
There are many common Facebook groups that we should join to find a serviced apartment as: apartments for expats, housing Saigon group, apartments in Saigon,… Lets figure out yourself at: https://www.facebook.com/housingsgn/
Real estate agent
There are many real estate agents that we can easily find on Google or Facebook search as Phu My Hung, WMC, Intresco, Housingsgn,… Just send them a message showing your preferred apartment, budget, place,… and let them find the most suitable one for us.
This is a common way to find an accommodation such as hotel room, bnb. However, on looking for a serviced apartment, walk-in may take you a really long time to find a suitable one, and sometime, the host will not allow you to see the apartment if you have no any pre-booking.
No matter which way we use to rent a serviced apartment in HCMC, always remember to clearly check the information about the apartment before signing on the contract, and ask the host to show us the apartment in advance (if possible) so that we can make sure we choose an appropriate apartment for comfortable staying.