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How to travel Vietnam on $10 a day. Learn how to travel Vietnam on a budget. Vietnam is one of the best countries in Asia to travel cheaply, and this is how you do it with almost no money. We travel around Vietnam eating food, staying in hostels (AND HOTELS), going on tours, and more...Of course, occasionally you will have to spend more to go on a tour, but you make up for it on other days when you'll spend much less than your allotted $10. Lets go to Vietnam and see how we can stretch our dollar and stay longer. Please subscribe to see more videos on how to travel Southeast Asia and beyond. CHECK OUT ALL MY FAVORITE TRAVEL GEAR - https://www.amazon.com/shop/alexandertravelbum BUSINESS EMAIL - [email protected] SUPPORT TRAVELBUM - https://www.patreon.com/Travelbum CAMERA GEAR - My Camera: http://amzn.to/2xdUBes - My Main Lens: http://amzn.to/2irNbBb - My Camera Microphone: http://amzn.to/2wzs7Pl - Camera Strap: http://amzn.to/2s0abdq - Memory Card Case: http://amzn.to/2sjgU31 - Ape Camera Case : http://amzn.to/2yjrPds - My Military-style backpack: http://amzn.to/2wzCOkP - My drone: http://amzn.to/2xNjfmx| VAN BUILD & VAN STUFF - Paint Your Van Cheap : http://amzn.to/2xDQkVt - Camera Mount On Van Window : http://amzn.to/2yInN1c - Eco-Friendly Induction Pan : http://amzn.to/2zlcQjc - Induction Cooktop : http://amzn.to/2xDrOiH - The Best Van Faucet : http://amzn.to/2xEyAJS - USA Map : http://amzn.to/2zmiNfR - Headlamp : http://amzn.to/2gfYQTd - Magnetic Phone Mount : http://amzn.to/2zkg8Dj FAVORITE TRAVEL GEAR - Best Travel Underwear : http://amzn.to/2z6UAsO - Best Backpacking Backpack : http://amzn.to/2yizU23 - My Beloved Hat: http://amzn.to/2s0aDs8 - Favorite Travel Book : http://amzn.to/2z6Vw0i MY OWN STORE ON AMAZON - https://www.amazon.com/shop/alexandertravelbum TRY TUBEBUDDY (You need this if you're a Youtuber) - https://www.tubebuddy.com/travelbum THIS IS THE BEST TRAVEL CREDIT CARD. GET FREE FLIGHTS WHEN YOU SIGN UP. IT'S AWESOME - https://www.referyourchasecard.com/19/1GAP2BN9U1 MUSIC USED IN MY VIDEOS - All my music comes from Epidemic Sound these days. https://player.epidemicsound.com/ SOCIAL - INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/alexander_travelbum/ FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/alexandertravelbum Alexander Travelbum - Travel Vlogger making travel videos, editing tutorials, budget travel tips, and Youtube advice.
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Alex Travelbum (4 days ago)
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Rocio Guerrero (1 day ago)
Cheapest place I've been is China. Thanks for the video, planning a trip there.
Hit Man (2 days ago)
hey man I love ur contents they are very 2 the point and handy and extremely useful , Thank u vry much for that, but how abt speaking with a lill more energy?
Hit Man (23 hours ago)
+Alex Travelbum every1 is himself whether he is sleepy, drunk or energetic...
Alex Travelbum (1 day ago)
I try to be myself. I don’t want to speak in a way that seems fake to me
360SRH 2 (3 days ago)
What happens if your motorbike breaks down in the middle of nowhere?
DA TroVertz Vlog (6 days ago)
Yey. We will be featuring vietnam in one of our future vlogs. Looks awesome there. Im an asian too and i too love travelling around asia. It is super cheap, fun, interesting and worth remembering. That is why we started vlogging about it to atleast give a glimpse of asian culture in the eyes of the world.
Anh Vi (12 days ago)
You can travel in Kenya for cheap!
Muhammad Annuar (1 month ago)
Vietnam or Krabi Thailand more cheaper?
Alex Travelbum (1 month ago)
Lilinh (1 month ago)
Cheapest country I ever been was Bulgaria. Another cheap city is Porto
Ethan Nguyen (1 month ago)
I'm vietnamese and I assure all the things from him are true. But 10$ is lowest standard, for me I will spend 20$ 25$ per day, it depends. Vietnam is a cheap country, hope you guys can enjoy it
Ginger Jodie (2 months ago)
Cheap countries/cities that I've been to in Europe: Poland, Prague, Budapest.
Andrij S (20 days ago)
Kyiv,Lviv,Odesa by far cheaper than those.
Darknessi3eckons (2 months ago)
Go to Belarus. I'm sure it's cheap there.
Jadie (2 months ago)
hey! what bus companies did you catch rides from/ how did you go about finding them? im currently planning a bit for my trip to Vietnam and any websites for buses or trains average about 40$ which just seems way to high. LOVE your videos btw :)
Kenzzo Phạm (13 days ago)
In 2017,i took a sleeping bus from HaNoi to SaPa was 230.000~10USD,as i still remember ,The name is Hải Hà-Hải Vân bus company ,can check it out on google,normally,just give them a call to check the price and seat available few hours before or in the last minutes than let them known where i am for them to pick me up.when i finnished to travel SaPa ,i wanted to go to Cat Ba island-Hai Phong .there are 3 incredible beaches there. I called a sleeping bus to arrange again,they picked me up at Sapa market at 10.30pm than heading to Hai Phong , i slept on that bus well,i paid 220.000VND~ least than 10usd.when the bus arriving HaiPhong, the bus driver woke me up to ask me and droped me where i wanted.than i took a express boat to forward Catba Island at 7am .good experiences.when finished CatBa island,i took a furry to go to HaLong bay at 9am,only 1 route per day at 9am every day. I paid 70.000VND~3USD. Omg 😱😱😱 it was very very amazing scenery during the time when i stepped up on the top of furry for looking scenery around there. Love that feeling.
Jadie (2 months ago)
Alex Travelbum alright that’s kinda what I thought! thanks for responding man! 💛
Alex Travelbum (2 months ago)
Just get them when you’re there! They are sold at hostels, hotels, small shops, really everywhere. Booking ahead online might cost you more because only tourists do that. If you buy when there then you might get local price or close to it. Thanks for watching!
Gerrylynn Mako (2 months ago)
I like Asia better than Latin American because the service and people are generally better. The food as well. Atleast in Asia they attempt to communicate with you and realize their job is predicated on good service to tourists. Latin America doesn’t give shit about that it’s like they can’t make the connection between good service and making more money. Really sad l.
Trí Nguyễn (2 months ago)
Awesome! I'm Vietnamese and I really happy with your experience in Viet Nam. I love traveling so hope connect with you on Facebook and We can share about the traveling experience!
Alex Travelbum (2 months ago)
Thanks! Yeah let’s connect
Aaron Blackmon (2 months ago)
Greece so far cheapest
Aaron Blackmon (2 months ago)
Awesome can’t wait to go
Cao Quốc Đạt (2 months ago)
Hello I from vietnam, Vietnam so Bad :)
selinarminé becky (2 months ago)
cheapest for me was Egypt by a landslide, I once bought 3 falafel sandwiches and a coke for 50cents. In another town I found a man selling containers of kosherie and rice-pudding for 50 cents a pop, two of those and you're set for the day!
selinarminé becky (2 months ago)
+Alex Travelbum amazing value for your money if you aren't being scammed (kinda happens a lot unfortunately) also found 1-2eur accommodation in places
Alex Travelbum (2 months ago)
Can’t wait to go to Egypt. Soon
Vani Diaz (2 months ago)
Hai Alex Thanks for your video of budget tips at Vietnam. U said that u just take $25 at Halong Bay. How can? coz when I'm searching it, it's expensive. Can you give me an information? Thanks. 😊
Vani Diaz (2 months ago)
+Alex Travelbum Ok. Thanks for your tips. how about transportation at there?
Alex Travelbum (2 months ago)
Hey, if you don’t book ahead, you can book once you arrive. Do it through your hotel or hostel, or find a place offering it. It costs more to do it ahead online or from another city before arriving
Neele Henry Seifert (2 months ago)
India! 😍
Ru ba than (2 months ago)
Visit my channel to watch more video about Vietnam!
ioan pena (3 months ago)
Cheapest Vietnamese visa is 0 $ if you have a Romanian passport . I guess is their way of saying thank you for helping them win the war !!!
Khalid Alboloshi (3 months ago)
Alex is Vietnam safe place to visit ?
YırtıkPantolon (3 months ago)
sorry bro its not travel :) watch my videos for real travel
Ana Messena (3 months ago)
Hi Alex. I'm going today to hanoi, thanks for the tips! Can you tell me where or how did you find the 25$ tour to halong bay? Cheers ;)
Kenzzo Phạm (13 days ago)
You can booking at any hotel with that price,just ask them. normally,almost the tour company will colect customers from these hotel as agency, it is a 5 hours tour on a boat to travel around Halong bay and visit some amazing caves.
SmithCoaching (3 months ago)
Just got back from morocco, was fairly cheap.
SmithCoaching (3 months ago)
Bro it was !!!
Alex Travelbum (3 months ago)
Love Morocco
Deeken Wheeler (3 months ago)
Agoda app? Is that how you spell it?
Alex Travelbum (3 months ago)
Yes, Agoda
VPD JR (3 months ago)
vietnamese people is very friendly
Alex Travelbum (3 months ago)
Yes they are
Noreen Mc (3 months ago)
Cheap countries: Laos, Cambodia, Thailand being the more expensive :) Love Vietnam coming back again in January 2019
Cheyne Peterson (4 months ago)
Got the travel bug again and stoked to be able to watch your vids for some tips. Cheers legend
Soccer Skills (4 months ago)
Stuart Shone (4 months ago)
thailand , laos and cambodia
JonnysVideos (4 months ago)
Poem Mountain, guys - look it up!
Jumeel Tamano (4 months ago)
Planning on traveling to Vietnam. 💕the vids.
Alex Travelbum (4 months ago)
Thanks for watching my videos! ✊🏻
Frederike Endejan (4 months ago)
To your question: INDIA! We also lived on 10$ a day there, often less.... We're going to Vietnam next year, I'm really excited ;)
Alex Travelbum (4 months ago)
Can’t wait to travel india, thanks for the response!
How much prior you booked the tour in Halong Bay and from where?
+Alex Travelbum Okay Thanks Alexander, Just 1 more thing can you please tell the most appropriate month to visit Vietnam keeping weather and cost in mind.??
Alex Travelbum (4 months ago)
I booked it after I arrived. It's cheaper that way than booking ahead usually
Great video! We found travelling in Vietnam to be a bit cheaper than Thailand.
Finn Todd (4 months ago)
Cool video, check out my profile for more travel videos
Venkatesh Mundada (5 months ago)
Guatemala, El Salvador ...perhaps you must visit these insanely adventurous cheaper places too
gareth isaac (5 months ago)
cheapest country i was in Boivia
Saad Salama (5 months ago)
one of the best vlogger !
Abdul Rahman Abdul Ghani (5 months ago)
Uber or Grab?
P Knoth (5 months ago)
UKRAIN is the cheapest country ever :)
Andrij S (20 days ago)
In Europe yes and we have the most beautiful women in Europe.
Hong Nguyen (5 months ago)
Cambodia and Thailand cheaper and the real food. You pay what you get
Diego Velazquez (5 months ago)
Poland is a really cheap travel destination
Aprylrobyn (5 months ago)
Can you book the sleeper buses online?
Alex Travelbum (5 months ago)
I believe you can, but I would book them at stores all over, easily found in main cities offering bus tickets. And to make it easy, it is possible to book at your hostel or hotel, or ask where to go to get them
Vietnam Landscape Travel (6 months ago)
Very good
travel help (6 months ago)
You stay hostel name
ZenShorty! (6 months ago)
Thank you love these tips ill be in Vietnam early next month ❣
Alex Travelbum (6 months ago)
You’re welcome!
Mathieu Tallard (6 months ago)
The cheapest and the most beautiful country i went to is the cheapest and most beautiful country on the planet but because i got attack and robbed, it was also the most expensive but i got the live like a rock star for a few weeks before the event. Yes, i'm talking about Venezuela, the year air lines stopped landing there. Too bad it's so dangerous. I don't know how you can tell people how to travel a country for really cheap went it's you first time there yourself. I don't get it. Also, as a Canadian, what will happen if i present myself on a road border without visa? They should sell me one, not turning me back ? Can i get one in Cambodia for Vietnam ? Should i skip Thailand because it's a saturated country and many say it's now over price and also skip Cambodia because it's poor on nice beaches and just go to Vietnam ? I travel with home made scooter, i'm never on foot and can easily be outside beaten tracks anywhere. I love deserted beaches because all over tanning is the only way for me and of course, i am not a monk and like also fun with girls. I have three months. Of course, if i find paradise, i will spend the 3 months there instead of traveling all over those countries. Nice deserted beach, a cheap hotel and a few girls to take good care of me. i stay there !! Why looking elsewhere. What is the country between Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam i have the most chances to find my paradise? Thanks
D M (6 months ago)
Which month of the year did you go?
Alex Travelbum (6 months ago)
April, May
Hiếu Lê (6 months ago)
Please do spend some money. Come to a 3rd world nation and still a cheap fuck.
Tom Hogan (6 months ago)
I never hear much about the Vietnamese train system, did you use it at all on your travels?
Umbrex (5 months ago)
if u go for the sleeper cabin and dont get the top bunks it's pretty great ..coach and top bunks are pretty bad. Imo the sleeper busses are better for some reason
Tom Hogan (6 months ago)
+Alex Travelbum no sorry I do actually mean train as in railway, supposedly there's a sleeper train from Saigon to Hanoi with numerous stops along the way
Alex Travelbum (6 months ago)
The busses you mean? I used them a lot and they were very good. I like how they have individual seats sleeper style so you can be comfortable and have your own space
Katsumi W. Morales (7 months ago)
thanks for the info! traveling to vietnam next year on a really tight budget. cheers from peru!
Alex Travelbum (7 months ago)
I used to live in Arménia for a year super cheap also Georgia and peoples are really welcoming so even without hostel you can get a free bed with super cool company also Iran super cool more the north peoples are really cool over their and for finish Balkan used to live in the region for a year and is suoer cool. hey man are you still in vietnam or in asia I wanna go their you seem cool could be amazing travel togetheir peoples always love travelling with me, let me know
Andrij S (20 days ago)
@Florian Innefable yes Georgia is in my opinion more beautiful than Vietnam and has a much richer culture. Plus people are very kind and honest.
Alex Travelbum (7 months ago)
Hey I’m not in Southeast Asia right now, I’m in Europe but plan to go soon in a few months when it gets cold here, I plan to go back
A Drop of Indigo (7 months ago)
Loved discovering your channel. Kepp up the good work! Would love it if you checked out my channel sometime :) Dora
Cris Alejo (7 months ago)
Whats the cheapest country you traveled?
Alex Travelbum (7 months ago)
All around, Vietnam might have been cheapest. Other countries are cheap but not in every aspect. Indonesia can be very cheap, but not always to travel since there are many islands
Clint Townsend (7 months ago)
Thanks for this breakdown. It's emboldening me!
Alex Travelbum (7 months ago)
Glad to help! ✊🏻
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Conti Music (7 months ago)
Awesome, did you ever give my music a listen? Liked and followed, thank you!
Jumping Places (7 months ago)
$1 accommodation, crazy! Really been digging the split screen that you have been adding in the latest vids, nice one bro :D
Alex Travelbum (7 months ago)
Thanks man, I just decided out of nowhere to try it, and try a few new things I haven’t really seen much on YouTube vlogs to make them different. And now people are saying they like it and they’re gonna do it too haha
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Luan S. (8 months ago)
just go, because with 10$ u can buy the entire vietnam...
Hiếu Lê (6 months ago)
with 10 cents I can buy your entire family.
Jonáš Rech (8 months ago)
which exact months are off season?
Roadrebelz (8 months ago)
Cool intro, short and to the point. Maybe add some text with the tips, some people (me all the time) sometimes scroll through the video - hover over the timeline and the small frame pops up - to go to further tips. Its a good video, keep it up!!
Huyen Nguyen (8 months ago)
lbunny Gordon (8 months ago)
Hey when you ever have a spare moment can you recommend any effective anti mosquito spray as am always bitten to shreds that i bought here in uk ....thanks do much for Vietnam travel ideas....want to get going in January Lynn x
hoangkimtran (5 months ago)
Lynn bunny  Avon, Skin so soft. Its lotion work great for me and good for skin too.
lbunny Gordon (8 months ago)
Thanks v much enjoying your tips xx
Alex Travelbum (8 months ago)
Ah I wish I could, I’ve never been a big mosquito magnet, but I do know the ones that actually work have “deet” in them. So always look for that on the label
Siim Travelz (8 months ago)
Alex Travelbum (8 months ago)
Yes! 🇰🇭
Roaming Rysewyk (8 months ago)
Awesome video! Cheapest place I’ve been was Thailand. Mexico was pretty cheap too if you’re in the less touristy areas
Roaming Rysewyk (8 months ago)
Alexander Travelbum I haven’t been to Mexico City but I’m sure thatd be a great start. I was in a smaller town where a friend of mine lives. But I’ve also been to Cancun and if you can get past the touristy aspect of it, it’s got some incredible sights like chichen itza or all the crazy cool cenotes
Alex Travelbum (8 months ago)
Awesome, I really want to travel Mexico more. Any suggestions? I want to make a trip soon and have no idea where to start other than Mexico City
Mi Tanaka (8 months ago)
Hi,Mr.Alexander You and i have same values about trip.i like your movies. I am not good at english. But i will look your movie.
Alex Travelbum (8 months ago)
Thank you, thanks for watching my videos
Alex Sala (8 months ago)
Can’t wait to go back to Hanoi
Alex Travelbum (8 months ago)
Ask me anything about traveling Vietnam! ------>
Aakash Jhaveri (6 months ago)
+Josh Thom it's ideal to get the local currency (Dong) for the best exchange rate. You can get it changed for about 22000 for a dollar. VND is accepted everywhere there, Dollar not so much
majahar (8 months ago)
How many days you spend in Vietnam??
Josh Thom (8 months ago)
Alex, do you travel with USD or with the local currency?
Santiago Gomez (8 months ago)
Awesome video! How did you find the 1-day tour for $25? Are there other cheaper tours around Vietnam that you recommend?
hoangkimtran (5 months ago)
Ekklesia Arti  some people on youtube can find it for $15 U.S.D cover everything
Ekklesia Arti (6 months ago)
Hi.. thank you for the awesome video.. i plan to visit halong bay but still confuse how to get there from hanoi airport do they have direct bus to halong or i should go to city first, and where i can get the tour, a wholeday tour only for $25, on the spot at the bay or somewhere else? thank you..
Alex Travelbum (8 months ago)
Thank you! I just booked the tour once I got to Halong. But they will be trying to sell you tours from the moment you get there, and even before. But don't go for the first choices. I waited and waited til I found the cheapest option. The further I went into town, the less expensive it was, and I haggled the price
Joe Saltzman (8 months ago)
Hey Alexander, I really enjoyed this episode...very informative, interesting and filled with valuable info. Thanks for taking the time to put this together. You've inspired me... this is now on my to-do list !
Alex Travelbum (8 months ago)
I always try to inspire and influence travel so great! Thanks for the comment as always
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cielo laguador (2 months ago)
Alex Travelbum i will go to vietnam in April hope to meet u handsome lol
Robbie Michael (8 months ago)
TravelBuni (8 months ago)
I can't wait to go to Vietnam. <3
ashley ronsen (8 months ago)
Vietnam looks beautiful! Thanks for another video! Always super educational.
Alex Travelbum (8 months ago)
ashley ronsen thanks for watching my videos!

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