Saigon is by far the best place to spend a sex holiday in Vietnam. There are so many places to meet hot Vietnamese girls in this city, that it can almost be overwhelming. Especially if it’s your first time here.
And especially if you haven’t got much experience in paying for sex in Vietnam – this is not Thailand, and many guys who are coming over here for a visa trip from Bangkok regularly run into traps just because they expect everything to work the same way like in the land of smile – but it doesn’t.
The great thing about Saigon is that you don’t even need to rely on the nightlife as the only way to meet local girls for sex, there are lots of fun daytime options such as happy massages and blow job salons as well.
Let me start this guide with a tip on where to stay: Bui Vien Street or District 1. These are the nicest parts of Saigon and where you’ll find not only 80% of all tourists, but also the best bars and clubs as well as red light establishments. And even if you stay on Bui Vien Street and want to get to a certain Hotel Massage in District 1 (the infamous places with hand job happy endings), you can just use the Grab app and hop on a car or motorbike (I personally love the bikes, they are quick and cheap, never cost more than like 25k to anywhere in town).
- See also: 5 Best Girl Friendly Hotels in Saigon
Okay, so let’s get to five of the best places to meet girls in Ho Chi Minh City (you can find the map down at the end of the guide):
1. Online Dating Site
A lot of guys who come to Vietnam just pay for some fun due to limited time, but if you are here for more than two or three days (well, it doesn’t really matter how long) and don’t like to pay girls money to have sex with you, then you will probably find the dating site extremely useful:
Vietnam Cupid is the best way to meet girls who are not asking for money. The girls on there are simply looking for a foreign boyfriend, but yes, of course there are also plenty of ladies looking just for fun and adventures with an “exotic” white guy.
Just contact a few girls and tell them you are in Saigon for a few days – you’ll be surprised at how many of these women would love to meet up with you in their favorite cafe. So just take it from there, go for a walk afterwards and if the right moment has come, ask her if she wants to watch a movie in your hotel room.
2. Girly Bars
The girly bars are usually the places where foreigners make their first experience with paid sex in Southeast Asia (well, along with the massage salons, see below). They don’t even feel like red light establishments – just look at my picture of 159 Bar on Bui Vien Street above:
What’s wrong with just taking a seat there, ordering a beer and having all these lovely ladies around you? Nothing really, ey? And what’s wrong about inviting one of these chicks to sit, chat and drink with you? Nothing, really. Well and then, sooner than you may think, you’ll ask yourself whether you can just throw some cash and take her to your hotel to bang her doggy style all night long.
Some of the most popular girly bars in Saigon are Crazy Girls and 159 Bar on Bui Vien Street, Bar Nana in Little Japan and Apocalypse Now in District 1.
- More info in my guide to girly bars in Saigon.
3. Night Clubs
The only real place to meet girls in Saigon’s nightlife are the clubs (the bars are mostly filled with groups of friends where the ladies will be too shy to talk to you).
Lush (picture) is the place where pretty much every foreigner goes at night if they want to pick up a girl – the only problem with that place (besides the extremely loud music) is that it’s full of prostitutes, or more precisely freelancers, means such ladies who are there for only one reason: To meet a tourist who pays them money for sex. And it’s often very difficult, well nearly impossible, to tell whether a girl is “working” or not – not until you spent lots of time talking to and money on drinks on her.
So if you want to combine partying, drinking and hooking up with a hot girl and don’t mind paying her 500-1,000k, then you’ll probably have a great time at Lush. Otherwise, I think the dating site is a much better way to meet regular girls.
4. Massage Parlors
Probably the most popular paid type of place to have fun with young women in Saigon are the massage parlors. Well, there’s certainly lots of advantages here: You can relax and do something good for your health (massage), get a hand job towards the end of the session and on top of that it’s also very discrete, means you don’t need to walk with a girl to your hotel.
The way it usually works in these parlors is that you pay a base price for the massage (around 270-350k) and after the session you tip the girl whatever you like (however, the minimum tip is expected to be the price of the massage).
The most popular places are Dai Nam Hotel, Boss Palace Hotel and the Salons in Little Japan (picture).
- More info in my guide to happy ending massages in Saigon.
5. Street Girls
Generally the cheapest type of prostitute in Saigon are the street hookers. In the picture above you can see a typical night scene in the adventurous alleys of Little Japan: Chicks waiting for dicks.
You’d just go to these girls, say “bạn khỏe không” (how are you) and do some small talk, before negotiating a price for her to join you to your hotel to have sex. The typical price is 500k for a short time, although it depends on how attractive she is, and how good your negotiation skills are.
- Another hot spot for street hookers is Bui Vien Street.
Map of Places to Meet Girls in Saigon
Girly Bars = Beer Pin
Night Clubs = Drinks Pin
Massage Parlors = Blue Pin
Street Girls = Red Pin