Full of people in conical hats, hundreds of motorcycles in the streets, the Mekong delta, snake wine, Saigon is not the place to “slow it down”. The city is crazy and energetic, full of wonderful cafes, smiles from the locals, vibrant nightlife and simply inimitable street food. The sight of hundreds of motorcycles across 3 lanes in front of you will leave you a bit spell-bound.
Anyone who sets foot into Ho Chi Minh will certainly agree that the city is hugely populated, even for someone coming from India. I suggest staying in District 1 which is the backpackers’ area in Saigon. You can book places to stay here or here . One can find a lot of places to stay easily in this area for any budget. For 1000 Rs you can get a good place to crash. (1 Rs=400 Vietnamese Dong). Here is one video of one of the District 1 streets: