Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
Vang Vieng town
Vang Vieng town lies in between the Nam Song river and an old airport runway that runs parallel to Route 13. Vang Vieng is overrun with same-same budget guesthouses but the good news for travellers is that accommodation here is excellent value. Backpackers can get great budget digs for not a lot and some even come with five-star views. Even though a bed in a hostel costs nearly the same as a fan room with private bathroom, they remain a big hit with the younger crowd.
T: (023) 511 726-8 ; F: (023) 511 729
Like a college student trying to smarten up and shake off a party-boy reputation, Vang Vieng is evolving to attract a different sort of tourist. Opened in 2012, Riverside Boutique Resort is Vang ... Read the full review of Riverside Boutique Resort.Over USD 100 1 vote Luxury
Good-value quality backpacker hostelMain road, Vang Vieng
T: (023) 511 593;
This backpacker hostel really is popular with the backpacking crowd and rightly so. The owners have done a great job of providing good quality budget accommodation when most places in this price ... Read the full review of Central Backpackers.
Another flashpacker pickMain road, Vang Vieng
T: (023) 511 632; F: (023) 511 740
Opened in November 2012, this hotel is one of the newer style multi-storey monoliths that have become so prevalent in Vang Vieng over the years. Despite its businesslike exterior, Malany Hotel is ... Read the full review of Malany Hotel.
Flashpacker guesthouse with a viewRiver Rd, Vang Vieng
T: (023) 511 703; F: (023) 511 673
Vilayvong is our top guesthouse pick for flashpackers looking for bright, new and clean rooms. The guesthouse, located a block north of the toll bridge, has undergone significant expansion over the ... Read the full review of Vilayvong Guesthouse.
Great bungalows by the riverBeside toll bridge, across the lane from Riverside
T: (023) 511 460; F: (023) 511 188
The rooms at Villa Vang Vieng Riverside are bungalow style, but they are solidly built, made entirely out of wood and concrete and feel more like small traditional Lao houses, complete with ... Read the full review of Villa Vang Vieng Riverside.USD 50 to 100 1 vote Toprange
T: (030) 522 3855, (020) 9989 8678 ;
Domon is among the breed of big multi-level concrete guesthouses that have popped up along the riverbank. It’s great value and a top guesthouse in Vang Vieng, especially if you shell out some extra ... Read the full review of Domon Guesthouse.USD 10 to 20 2 votes Flashpacker
A touch of classRiverside
T: (023) 511 232; F: (023) 511 634
Elephant Crossing is a popular midrange hotel with a five-star view. Perched on the Nam Song, it has 31 rooms spread out over four floors and the top floors get spectacular unobstructed views of the ... Read the full review of Elephant Crossing Hotel.USD 20 to 50 5 votes Midrange
Good budget valueSouth end of town, Vang Vieng
T: (023) 511 069; F: (023) 511 669
There are two different rooms available at Kianethong Guesthouse, those in the main house and those in the newer motel block style building. The rooms in the building are typical guesthouse: small ... Read the full review of Kianethong Guesthouse.
For those on a tight budgetMain road, south end of town, Vang Vieng
T: (023) 511 036;
At the south end of the main road well from the bustle of restaurants, Nana is for those travelling on a tight budget. Overall the place is fairly run down and everything is in need of several coats ... Read the full review of Nana Guesthouse.Under USD 10 3 votes Backpacker
Quiet guesthouse, excellent valueLane off of main road near the old runway, Vang Vieng
T: (020) 5562 4444, (020) 5606 0722;
Another top flashpacker pick, Pany is a two-storey block guesthouse set back less than 100 metres off the main road near the old runway. Rooms are sparkling clean, as are the large attached hot water ... Read the full review of Pany Guesthouse.
Centrally located budget accommodationMain road, beside Central Backpackers, Vang Vieng
T: (023) 511 750; F: (023) 511 740
Malany Villa 1 is a budget hotel located on the main road smack dab in the middle of town. Ignore the sullen unfriendly reception because it’s great value at a central location. The very big rooms ... Read the full review of Malany Villa 1.Under USD 10 10 votes Backpacker
Charming, but slightly overpricedRiverside
T: (023) 511 637; F: (023) 511 016
Set in an immaculately manicured garden, this cute riverside hotel is a pleasant higher-end place in Vang Vieng. The exteriors are painted cheerful tropical salmon pink while the interiors are ... Read the full review of Villa Nam Song.Over USD 100 1 vote Luxury
Great value, top budget pickCentre of town, across from BCEL bank branch, Vang Vieng
T: (020) 5985 1803;
It was all smiles when we visited Dokboua Guesthouse. Centrally located, Dokboua is run by a lovely, friendly family keen on ensuring budget travellers have a comfortable stay and it’s no wonder ... Read the full review of Dokboua Guesthouse.
Typical backpacker hauntMain road, south end of town, Vang Vieng
T: (023) 511 484;
Backpackers gravitate to Pan’s Place, perhaps drawn by the yin-yang symbol, the canary yellow building or the congregation of other scruffy backpackers chatting away out front. Pan’s Place is not ... Read the full review of Pan's Place.Under USD 10 4 votes Backpacker
Nice but overpricedMain road, Vang Vieng
T: (023) 511 070;
For a long time Inthira was the only upscale accommodation in Vang Vieng. Times have changed and the hotel’s appeal has faded. The hotel boasts no riverside location or views, and in fact the ... Read the full review of Inthira Hotel.USD 20 to 50 1 vote Midrange
Best deal for air-con rooms in townSouth end of town, Vang Vieng
T: (023) 511 062;
In a town with so many good value budget options, you still can’t go wrong with Khamphone Guesthouse, a long standing quiet and clean choice. Khamphone is now comprised of three buildings: two ... Read the full review of Khamphone Guesthouse.
Other side of the river
The other side of the river is just a hop and a skip away, but it feels like another world. Staying west of the Nam Song removes you from the hustle and bustle of town and gives you more opportunity to appreciate Vang Vieng's natural beauty. The other side is accessible via the permanent toll bridge at the south end of town, and a bamboo bridge in dry season or a ferryboat in wet season in the north end.
Gorgeous retreat, over the top serviceOther side of the river, 1 km from toll bridge on the road to the blue lagoon, Vang Vieng
T: (020) 5546 2120;
With six lovely bungalows surrounded by a beautiful garden, rice paddies and cliffs, Lao Valhalla is well worth the one kilometre bike ride from town. Hardworking owner Nout gives guests true Lao ... Read the full review of Lao Valhalla.
Upmarket bungalowsOther side of river, directly across seasonal bamboo bridge, Vang Vieng
T: (020) 5555 7780, (020) 2241 1203;
The bungalows at Cliff View are more expensive than those next door at Banana and Otherside -- but that's because they are far better. Bungalows are less rustic and more refined, and rooms come with ... Read the full review of Cliff View Bungalows.
A great escapeOther side of the river, directly across seasonal bamboo bridge, Vang Vieng
T: (020) 5610 6070;
With a recent addition of new upmarket bungalows, Otherside has something for everyone. The original bungalows are set away from the river and have mountain views. The bungalows without private bath ... Read the full review of Otherside Bungalows.Under USD 10 2 votes Backpacker
Great locationOther side of river from Vang Vieng
Sandwiched together with Cliff View and Otherside bungalows, Banana Bungalows shares the same basic bungalow design and style as its neighbours. All bungalows have the same rate regardless of ... Read the full review of Banana Bungalows.
Lovely backpacker havenAcross the river from Vang Vieng
T: (020) 5589 8038;
Maylyn Guesthouse feels like a secret garden for backpackers. It has the typical chilled out, friendly and welcoming vibe backpackers love but does not sacrifice on cleanliness and comforts. Though ... Read the full review of Maylyn Guesthouse.Under USD 10 6 votes Backpacker
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