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Vang Vieng town

The streets of Vang Vieng are overrun with same-same budget guesthouses, though more upscale places are popping up near the riverbank. Over the past few years true hostels have appeared and even though their bunks cost nearly the same as a fan room, are a big hit with the younger crowd.

  • Central Backpackers

    Central Backpackers

    Good-value quality backpacker hostel

    Main road, Vang Vieng
    T: (023) 511 593;

    This backpacker hostel really is popular with the younger backpacking crowd and rightly so. The owners have done a great job of providing good quality budget accommodation when most places in this ... Read the full review of Central Backpackers.

    4.5 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Malany Hotel

    Malany Hotel

    Good for flashpackers

    Main road, Vang Vieng
    T: (023) 511 632; F: (023) 511 583

    This hotel opened in November 2012 and 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.

    4.5 stars USD 10 to 20 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Johnny Guesthouse

    Johnny Guesthouse

    Extreme budget

    Between Aussie Bar and Irish Bar

    Cheap, cheap, cheap. The dorm rooms here smell of sweaty travellers, but they are incredibly cheap and have their own self-contained bathrooms. The private rooms are a bit better but are just as ... Read the full review of Johnny Guesthouse.

    4.5 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Vilayvong Guesthouse

    Vilayvong Guesthouse

    Bungalows and hotel rooms

    River Road, Vang Vieng
    T: (023) 511 703; F: (023) 511 672

    Located down river near the toll bridge leading to the Blue Lagoon, Vilayvong Guesthouse has undergone significant expansion over the past couple of years. What used to be a cluster of simple ... Read the full review of Vilayvong Guesthouse.

    4.5 stars USD 10 to 20 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Chillao Youth Hostel

    Chillao Youth Hostel

    Cheap dorm beds

    Main road
    T: (023) 511 328;

    Formerly the Bountang Guesthouse, this three-level building on the main road through town has changed hands and is now a true hostel offering both dorms and private rooms plus lots of communal ... Read the full review of Chillao Youth Hostel.

    4.5 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Villa Vang Vieng Riverside

    Villa Vang Vieng Riverside

    Great bungalows by the river

    Next to toll bridge south of town
    T: (023) 511 460; F: (023) 511 188

    The rooms at Villa Vang Vieng Riverside are bungalow style, but with a twist on the usual bamboo construction. These are made entirely out of wood and concrete and feel more like small houses. Each ... Read the full review of Villa Vang Vieng Riverside.

    4 stars USD 50 to 100 1 vote Toprange
  • Domon Guesthouse

    Domon Guesthouse

    Riverside bargain

    Riverside
    T: (023) 511 210;

    Domon is among the breed of big multi-level concrete guesthouses that have popped up along the riverbank. That said, it's far more attractive than its competition with grand white pillars and ... Read the full review of Domon Guesthouse.

    4 stars USD 10 to 20 2 votes Flashpacker
  • Banana Bungalows

    Banana Bungalows

    Great location

    Other side of river from Vang Vieng

    The basic bungalows here are very similar in design and style to the Otherside bungalows next door, but these have windows which help to keep insects out, though they detract somewhat from the feel ... Read the full review of Banana Bungalows.

    4 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Elephant Crossing Hotel

    Elephant Crossing Hotel

    A touch of class

    Riverside
    T: (023) 511 232; F: (023) 511 634

    Built in 2005, Elephant Crossing is a popular boutique hotel perched right on the edge of the Nam Song. Its 31 rooms are spread out across four floors and this added height means the views of the ... Read the full review of Elephant Crossing Hotel.

    4 stars USD 20 to 50 5 votes Midrange
  • Kianethong Guesthouse

    Kianethong Guesthouse

    Good budget value

    South end of town, Vang Vieng
    T: (023) 511 069;

    The rooms at Kianethong are small and basic with big hard beds, cheap linen, old cable TVs and dark hot water bathrooms. But they're very clean, come with free WiFi and icy cold air-con, a rarity in ... Read the full review of Kianethong Guesthouse.

    4 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Nana Guesthouse

    Nana Guesthouse

    Fantastic value

    South end of town, Vang Vieng
    T: (023) 511 036;

    At the south end of the main road well away from the bustle of the pizza-and-TV restaurants, Nana is an attractive choice. Rooms are fairly standard with simple beds, ensuite bathrooms, and the ... Read the full review of Nana Guesthouse.

    4 stars Under USD 10 3 votes Backpacker
  • Malany Villa

    Malany Villa

    Centrally located budget accommodation

    Just up from Gary's Irish Bar
    T: (023) 511 083; F: (023) 511 633

    Malany Villa is a budget hotel located just up the road from Gary's Irish Bar. Because of its budget status and great location, it's a popular choice with budget travellers and is often full. The ... Read the full review of Malany Villa.

    4 stars Under USD 10 10 votes Backpacker
  • Villa Nam Song

    Villa Nam Song

    Charming, but overpriced

    Riverside
    T: (023) 511 637; F: (023) 511 016

    Set in an immaculately manicured garden, this riverside stunner is one of the most elegant spots in Vang Vieng. With dark hardwood floors and furniture, crisp white sheets and silk pillowcases, the ... Read the full review of Villa Nam Song.

    4 stars Over USD 100 1 vote Luxury
  • Ban Sabai Bungalow

    Ban Sabai Bungalow

    Special feel

    River Road south of town, Vang Vieng
    T: (023) 511 088;

    Opened in 2003, Ban Sabai was among the first high-end spots in Vang Vieng. While neighbours like Vansana Hotel and Elephant Crossing were pouring concrete, Ban Sabai went the natural route with ... Read the full review of Ban Sabai Bungalow.

    4 stars USD 20 to 50 8 votes Midrange
  • Dokboua Guesthouse

    Dokboua Guesthouse

    Central location, good value

    Centre of town, Vang Vieng
    T: (020) 5985 1803;

    Centrally located, Dokboua is a concrete guesthouse with three levels of rooms that has been doing business for years and is quite popular. The cheapest fan rooms on the ground floor are a bit dark ... Read the full review of Dokboua Guesthouse.

    4 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Inthira Hotel

    Inthira Hotel

    Nice but overpriced

    Main road, Vang Vieng
    T: (023) 511 070;

    Three standards of room are offered at Inthira Hotel, with the primary difference being the size. The most expensive rooms also come with a bathtub, but at the published rates, all of the rooms are ... Read the full review of Inthira Hotel.

    3.5 stars USD 20 to 50 1 vote Midrange
  • Pan's Place

    Pan's Place

    Typical backpacker haunt

    South end of town, Vang Vieng
    T: (023) 511 484;

    Pan's has changed hands over the years and is now run by Nitsa and Chris. Pan's offers good value and a friendly, communal atmosphere. A unique buzz at Pan's Place comes via everything from its wacky ... Read the full review of Pan's Place.

    3.5 stars Under USD 10 4 votes Backpacker
  • Khamphone Guesthouse

    Khamphone Guesthouse

    Quiet location

    South end of town, Vang Vieng
    T: (023) 511 062;

    Long established as a quiet and clean choice, Khamphone is now comprised of three buildings: two adjacent houses and one across the street. Most of the rooms are quite simple with firm beds, a table ... Read the full review of Khamphone Guesthouse.

    3 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Pany Guesthouse

    Pany Guesthouse

    Quiet guesthouse

    Near the old runway, Vang Vieng
    T: (023) 511 076, (020) 5606 0722;

    Pany is a two-storey block guesthouse set back off the main road near the old runway. Rooms on the ground floor are a little dark, but they're air-conditioned and the concrete walls mean they cool ... Read the full review of Pany Guesthouse.

    3 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Dok Khoun 2

    Dok Khoun 2

    Clean and quiet

    Near the old runway, Vang Vieng
    T: (023) 511 063;

    Rooms are plainly decorated and beds have firm mattresses and cartoon-character sheets, but there's lots of room to spread out and cleanliness standards are pretty high. All rooms have attached ... Read the full review of Dok Khoun 2.

    3 stars Under USD 10 3 votes Backpacker

Outside Vang Vieng

At these spots away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre you get a better opportunity to appreciate Vang Vieng's natural beauty. Some of these are over a kilometre out of town and hiring a bicycle might be a good idea.



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