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Downtown Vientiane

Vientiane’s city centre is laid out in a grid of one-way streets bordered by the Mekong river and Quai Fa Ngum to the south, Samsenthai Road to the north, Chou Anou Road in the west and the Presidential Palace on the eastern edge. Everything here is easy walking distance to the Mekong and night market.

  • Hotel Khamvongsa

    Hotel Khamvongsa

    Stylish and superb

    Khounbulom Rd, Ban Wat Chan, Vientiane
    T: (021) 218 415; F: (021) 217 712

    Hotel Khamvongsa is one of the best hotels in Vientiane – not because it’s flashy or glamorous, but because it is a family-owned hotel that offers life’s little luxuries in an understated and ... Read the full review of Hotel Khamvongsa.

    4.5 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Mixok Inn

    Mixok Inn

    Clean, modern and centrally located

    Rue Setthathilath, Ban Mixay, Vientiane
    T: (021) 251 606 ;

    A great central location means Mixok Inn is busier than most and it’s not a bad place to set your pack down for a few nights. The rooms at the modern-looking guesthouse are all air-con, come with a ... Read the full review of Mixok Inn.

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    4.5 stars USD 10 to 20 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Mixay Paradise

    Mixay Paradise

    Top budget digs

    Francois Ngin Rd, Ban Mixay, Vientiane
    T: (021) 254 223; F: (021) 254 510

    In a city full of grimy budget places to stay that lack care or any sense of professionalism, Mixay’s bright and clean no-nonsense rooms are refreshing. Upon entering the reception you will be ... Read the full review of Mixay Paradise.

    4.5 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Funky Monkey Hostel

    Funky Monkey Hostel

    Backpacker hub

    Francois Ngin Rd, Ban Mixay, Vientiane
    T: (021) 254 181;

    There’s certainly something funky and simian about this hostel. In terms of cleanliness, there is much to be desired but backpackers looking for a social, energetic atmosphere flock here. Funky ... Read the full review of Funky Monkey Hostel.

    4.5 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Auberge Sala Inpeng

    Auberge Sala Inpeng

    Lovely traditional Lao houses

    063 Unit 06 Inpeng St, Ban Wat Chan (1 lane west of Chou Anou Rd), Vientiane
    T: (021) 242 021; F: (021) 242 954

    Take the time to wander down Vientiane’s back streets and small lanes and you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find beautiful, quiet spots, old colonial homes covered with bougainvillea, crumbling ... Read the full review of Auberge Sala Inpeng.

    4 stars USD 20 to 50 1 vote Midrange
  • Lucky Backpackers

    Lucky Backpackers

    Great hostel

    15 Manthathourath Road, Ban Xieng Yuen, Vientiane
    T: (021) 255 636;

    Lucky Backpackers is the latest addition to Vientiane’s hostel scene. Opened in 2015, not surprising the new dorm rooms are far cleaner, fresher and better value than the same priced Vientiane ... Read the full review of Lucky Backpackers.

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    4 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Vientiane Backpackers Hostel

    Vientiane Backpackers Hostel

    Social atmosphere

    Nokeokoummane Rd, Ban Mixay, Vientiane
    T: (020) 9748 4227;

    In terms of cleanliness, it’s on par with Funky Monkey but well below Lucky Backpackers Hostel. The dorm rooms are basic, have no natural light and are stuffy with only a single air-con unit and a ... Read the full review of Vientiane Backpackers Hostel.

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    4 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Phoungchampa Hotel

    Phoungchampa Hotel

    Dated guesthouse

    Chao Anou Rd, Ban Wat Chan, Vientiane
    T: (021) 262 090 ;

    In a cream building not far from the riverfront, the dated Phoungchampa Hotel (formerly Intha Hotel) is an okay guesthouse for those in need of air-con and a private bathroom. The rooms are spacious ... Read the full review of Phoungchampa Hotel.

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    4 stars USD 10 to 20 1 vote Flashpacker
  • LV City Riverine Hotel

    LV City Riverine Hotel

    Comfortable riverside hotel

    048 Fa Ngum Rd, Ban Mixay, Vientiane
    T: (021) 214 643; F: (021) 216 633

    Riverine is a more upmarket option compared to some of the surrounding hotels and you can immediately recognise this when you enter the front door. Incense and aromatic oils are burning in the ... Read the full review of LV City Riverine Hotel.

    4 stars USD 20 to 50 1 vote Midrange
  • Lao Orchid Hotel

    Lao Orchid Hotel

    Flawless toprange choice

    Chao Anou Rd, Ban Wat Chan, Vientiane
    T: (021) 264 134; F: (021) 264 138

    One of the more upscale options near the riverbank, Lao Orchid's high standards and Mekong views make it one of Vientiane's better midrange hotels. Rooms offer all modern comforts like air-con, ... Read the full review of Lao Orchid Hotel.

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    4 stars USD 50 to 100 1 vote Toprange
  • Riverside Palace Hotel

    Riverside Palace Hotel

    Solid midrange option

    6 Nokeokoummane Rd, Ban Mixay
    T: (021) 244 390; F: (021) 244 391

    Riverside tries to be a city hotel, with hotel-type amenities included with the rooms like free breakfast, free cheap toiletries, safety box, TV and fridge. The big, clean rooms have tile floor, ... Read the full review of Riverside Palace Hotel.

    4 stars USD 20 to 50 5 votes Midrange
  • Mali Namphu

    Mali Namphu

    Flashpacker favourite

    109 Pangkham Rd, Vientiane
    T: (021) 215 093; F: (021) 263 298

    The wide, open entrance is an attractive introduction to this popular guesthouse in the centre of Vientiane. Rooms above the lobby are the most affordable, but the best rooms are in the back building ... Read the full review of Mali Namphu.

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    4 stars USD 20 to 50 45 votes Midrange
  • Mixay Guesthouse

    Mixay Guesthouse

    Top backpacker spot

    Nokeokoummane Rd, Ban Mixay, Vientiane
    T: (021) 213 679; F: (021) 243 400

    Mixay Guesthouse is a top little budget guesthouse right in the centre of town, not to be confused with the similarly named Mixay Paradise. It’s a popular place because it balances price with ... Read the full review of Mixay Guesthouse.

    4 stars Under USD 10 12 votes Backpacker
  • Champa Garden

    Champa Garden

    Central boutique hotel with a pool

    27 Francois Ngin St, Ban Mixay (across from Aria Italian Restaurant), Vientiane
    T: (020) 9158 5858, (020) 9623 8246;

    As of mid-2015, Champa Garden Hotel is brand new, boasting rooms outfitted with modern city hotel furniture and finishes. The location down off Francois Ngin Street is great, as is the pool that the ... Read the full review of Champa Garden.

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    3.5 stars USD 20 to 50 1 vote Midrange
  • Vayakorn Inn

    Vayakorn Inn

    Quality rooms, affordable prices

    19 Hengbounnoy, Ban Haysok (1 lane west of Nokeokoummane Rd), Vientiane
    T: (021) 241 911; F: (021) 241 910

    Vayakorn Inn is US$6 more a night than its sister hotel Vayakorn House, but the rooms at Vayakorn Inn are far superior in every respect. The bright, very spacious rooms have more polish and poise ... Read the full review of Vayakorn Inn.

    3.5 stars USD 20 to 50 1 vote Midrange
  • Vientiane Star Hotel

    Vientiane Star Hotel

    Slightly overpriced budget hotel

    18 Manthatourath Rd, Ban Xieng Yeun, Vientiane
    T: (021) 241 897, (020) 9546 4639;

    The Vientiane Star has friendly management and modern looking private rooms catering to budget travellers. A nifty courtyard area tucked away from the street is the perfect place to hang out, drink a ... Read the full review of Vientiane Star Hotel.

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    3.5 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Souphaphone Guesthouse

    Souphaphone Guesthouse

    Solid guesthouse for flashpackers

    Ban Wat Chan, side street off Francois Ngin Rd, Vientiane
    T: (021) 261 468, (021) 264 931; F: (021) 255 218

    Souphaphone Guesthouse could be friendlier, something you may be willing to overlook for its central location and oversized rooms that come with creature comforts such as big beds, clean white linen, ... Read the full review of Souphaphone Guesthouse.

    3.5 stars USD 10 to 20 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Lani's House by the Ponds

    Lani's House by the Ponds

    Elegant hideaway house

    281 Setthathirat Rd, Ban Haysok, Vientiane
    T: (021) 215 639 ; F: (021) 215 639

    Tucked away down a small lane in the middle of the town centre, Lani’s House by the Ponds (formerly Lani Guesthouse) is a beautiful old Lao house with artful flourishes of antiques, large photos, ... Read the full review of Lani's House by the Ponds.

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    3.5 stars USD 20 to 50 8 votes Midrange
  • Vayakorn House

    Vayakorn House

    Dated flashpacker guesthouse

    91 Nokeokoummane Rd, Ban Mixay, Vientiane
    T: (021) 241 911; F: (021) 241 910

    On paper this is a fair deal for a flashpacker. Rooms have all the small conveniences you would expect at this price: air-con, a side table and desk, mirror, plugs, flat screen TV with channels and a ... Read the full review of Vayakorn House.

    3.5 stars USD 10 to 20 10 votes Flashpacker
  • Sport Guesthouse

    Sport Guesthouse

    Good value private rooms

    Francois Ngin Rd, Ban Mixay, Vientiane
    T: (021) 241 352;

    Formerly Lao Youth Inn 2, this budget accommodation has been given a new name, brand new lobby and higher rates that include an extra 10,000 kip charge for a room with a window. The freshly painted ... Read the full review of Sport Guesthouse.

    3 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Douang Deuane Hotel

    Douang Deuane Hotel

    Clean and comfortable

    Nokeo Koummane Rd, Ban Mixay, Vientiane
    T: (021) 222 301-3; F: (021) 222 300

    Despite its faded appearance, big Douang Deuane hotel still has life left in it and the rooms are good. The very large rooms aim for comfort over style with clean linens, TVs, air-con, safety box, ... Read the full review of Douang Deuane Hotel.

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    3 stars USD 10 to 20 5 votes Flashpacker
  • Phonepaseuth Guesthouse

    Phonepaseuth Guesthouse

    Clean, central, flashpacker friendly

    97 Pangkham Rd, Vientiane
    T: (021) 212 263; F: (021) 261 395

    Located right beside Mali Namphu, we’d choose Phonepaseuth over its more upscale neighbour just for the overwhelmingly friendly, polite and attentive family here. This guesthouse makes you feel ... Read the full review of Phonepaseuth Guesthouse.

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    2.5 stars USD 10 to 20 4 votes Flashpacker

Outside city centre

This covers all guesthouses and hotels that are a bit more of a wander from the centre of town. All accommodation listed here is less than three kilometres from the city centre.



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