Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
The majority of spots in Nong Kiaow run along the banks of the Nam Ou, although as the years pass and more people visit, more and more off-river options are becoming available. Most places have recently upgraded and now feature rooms or bungalows with attached private hot water bathrooms.
Basic, but extremely cheapAcross from Deen's on eastern side of river
T: (030) 984 4286;
This basic place just across from Deen's Indian restaurant and next to Mekara Lao is an unbelievable find. How a guesthouse can be this cheap and still offer hot water showers and Western toilets we ... Read the full review of Sythane Guesthouse.
Good budget choiceEastern side of the river on the main road
T: (030) 923 0596;
Phulisack is a small family-run guesthouse just up from CT Restaurant. Built in 2012, it feels modern but basic and doesn't boast any river views. Each of the rooms has a TV, cheap bed, hot water ... Read the full review of Phulisack Guesthouse.
Modern optionNext school close to bus station
T: (020) 5537 9661;
This is a top little place built in April 2012 located just down from the bus station which as a result of its handy location is often full. It's a two-storey concrete structure containing rooms top ... Read the full review of Nam Ou River Lodge.
Stylish bungalows on the Nam HounEastern side of the river, on the corner of Nam Houn and Nam Ou
T: (020) 5577 4462;
Little-known Namhoun has some really great bungalows with thatched walls, grass roofs and stylish indoor/outdoor bathrooms with Western toilets and really hot showers. Each bungalow has a private ... Read the full review of Nam Houn Guesthouse.Under USD 10 3 votes Backpacker
Cheap with free WiFiEastern side of river, south of the bridge
T: (030) 923 0762;
Meexai has joined the bungalow scene with a handful of thatched bamboo rooms spread out on the bank of the Nam Ou. The bungalows are slightly raised on stilts above a flower garden and each has a ... Read the full review of Meexai Bungalows.Under USD 10 3 votes Backpacker
Comfy rooms and local charmEastern side of river, south of the bridge
T: (071) 810 033;
Sunset Guesthouse strikes a great balance between aesthetics, amenities and value. Rooms are side-by-side in a stilted structure and stylish elements like exposed brick distinguish them from the ... Read the full review of Sunset Guesthouse.Under USD 10 7 votes Backpacker
Expensive riverside retreatEastern side of river, north of bridge
T: (071) 810 004;
Under Western management, the River Side Resort fills a void for comfortable, classy accommodation among the backpacker-style digs of Nong Kiaow. While riverside bungalows are nothing new to the ... Read the full review of Nong Kiau Riverside Rooms & Restaurant.USD 10 to 20 6 votes Flashpacker
Basic home-stay style spotOpposite road to boat dock
T: (020) 5503 3788;
In a one-storey concrete house just opposite the road to the boat landing, you wouldn't think Chanthavong was a guesthouse if not for the sign. Inside it feels more like a home than a guesthouse and ... Read the full review of Chanthavong Guesthouse.
Lacks characterEastern side of the river, immediately south of the bridge
T: (071) 810 019;
Formerly known as CT Guesthouse and Phanoy Guesthouse, this guesthouse has reverted to again be Phanoi Guesthouse. It sits right on the river under the CT Restaurant and is a new concrete structure ... Read the full review of Phanoi Guesthouse.USD 10 to 20 2 votes Flashpacker
Looking a little tiredWestern side of river next to bridge
T: (030) 923 7089;
While most of the riverside bungalows are accessed by rickety stairs, Sengdao offers an assortment of bungalows solidly set on a hill sloping down toward the river. Bungalows are looking a little ... Read the full review of Sengdao Bungalows and Restaurant.
Basic rooms in a great spotEastern side of river next to bridge
The bungalows here are sturdier than most with liberal use of wood and solid floors that feel like they'll last 100 years. Located right next to the bridge on the opposite side of the river to the ... Read the full review of Sunrise Guesthouse and Restaurant.Under USD 10 5 votes Backpacker
Cheap and a little run downEastern side of river, south of the bridge
T: (020) 5554 5286;
The owners of Bamboo Paradise have been busy adding new bungalows to their patch of riverside property, and standards here have gone way up which gives you some idea of what the rooms used to be ... Read the full review of Bamboo Paradise Guesthouse.Under USD 10 4 votes Backpacker
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