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Vientiane - near the river

Despite the city being right on the river, few of the guesthouses and hotels are. Here are the inexpensive guesthouses and hotels that are either right on the river or within a block of it.

  • Mixok Inn

    Mixok Inn

    Clean, modern and centrally located

    Rue Setthathilath
    T: (021) 251 606;

    The rooms at the modern-looking Mixok Inn are all air-conditioned, come with a tiny cable TV, decent beds, a couple of bits of furniture and clean hot water bathrooms. It’s the perfect budget hotel ... Read the full review of Mixok Inn.

    4.5 stars USD 10 to 20 1 vote Flashpacker
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    Be Na Cam Guesthouse

    Great value apartments

    Ban Vatchan, near the river
    T: (021) 241 538; F: (021) 241 539

    The rooms at Be Na Cam Guesthouse are styled much more like apartments than hotel rooms. The smaller rooms come with a kitchen sink and rice cooker on top of the usual TV, air-con, double bed and ... Read the full review of Be Na Cam Guesthouse.

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

    Mixay Paradise

    Top budget digs

    Francois Ngin Road
    T: (021) 254 223; F: (021) 254 510

    Mixay’s rooms, which share bathrooms, are extremely small and just fit the bed and perhaps your luggage. They are extremely clean and bright as are the blindingly white tiled shared bathrooms. On ... Read the full review of Mixay Paradise.

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

    Funky Monkey Hostel

    Good backpacker hostel

    Francois Ngin Road
    T: (021) 254 181;

    Funky Monkey Hostel is almost a carbon copy of the nearby Vientiane Backpackers and is just as popular. Dorm rooms are huge and the beds are set out in typical military/school camp fashion with ... Read the full review of Funky Monkey Hostel.

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

    Vientiane Backpackers Hostel

    A top budget option

    Rue Nokeokoummane
    T: (062) 9748 4227;

    This dorm-only hostel is a popular budget choice in a town not known for cheap beds. The dorm rooms are quite basic and a little stuffy despite being air-con, but the bedding is clean. Some rooms ... Read the full review of Vientiane Backpackers Hostel.

    4 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Phoungchampa Hotel

    Phoungchampa Hotel

    Solid flashpacker choice

    Chao Anou Road
    T: (021) 262 090;

    In a cream building not far from the riverfront, the Phoungchampa Hotel (formerly Intha Hotel) is a solid choice for those on a flashpacking budget. The rooms are spacious and have quite comfortable ... Read the full review of Phoungchampa Hotel.

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

    Riverine Hotel

    Comfortable and relaxing riverside hotel

    048 Fa Ngum Rd
    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 Riverine Hotel.

    4 stars USD 20 to 50 1 vote Midrange
  • Riverside Hotel

    Riverside Hotel

    Perfect for flashpackers

    Nokeo Koummane Rd
    T: (021) 244 390; F: (021) 244 391

    Riverside is more hotel than guesthouse, with a lift, free breakfast, big rooms and hot water bathrooms big enough that the toilet doesn’t get wet when you take a shower; and this hotel feel comes ... Read the full review of Riverside Hotel.

    4 stars USD 10 to 20 5 votes Flashpacker
  • Mixay Guesthouse

    Mixay Guesthouse

    Top backpacker spot

    Nokeokoummane Rd
    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
  • Vientiane Star Hotel

    Vientiane Star Hotel

    Slightly overpriced budget hotel

    18 Manthatourath Road
    T: (021) 241 897;

    The Vientiane Star is a newly renovated hotel that now has modern looking private and dorm rooms catering to budget travellers. A nifty courtyard area is the perfect place to hang out, drink a beer, ... Read the full review of Vientiane Star Hotel.

    3.5 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Souphaphone Guesthouse

    Souphaphone Guesthouse

    A quality guesthouse

    Ban Wat Chan
    T: (021) 261 468; F: (021) 262 094

    Although not a bad choice, Souphaphone could do a better job of filling in the vast empty spaces in their over-sized rooms. Fantastic wooden floors and big beds with refreshing air-con as well as ... Read the full review of Souphaphone Guesthouse.

    3.5 stars USD 10 to 20 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Lao Silk Hotel

    Lao Silk Hotel

    Comfort at a good price

    Francois Ngin Rd
    T: (021) 213 976; F: (021) 222 619

    Lao Silk looks like many other Vientiane hotels from the front but once inside you realise that it's slightly more modern and clean than most. The rooms contain comfortable beds with crisp white ... Read the full review of Lao Silk Hotel.

    3.5 stars USD 10 to 20 2 votes Flashpacker
  • Hotel Beau Rivage Mekong

    Hotel Beau Rivage Mekong

    Quirky boutique hotel

    Fa Ngum Rd
    T: (021) 243 350; F: (021) 243 345

    Hotel Beau Rivage Mekong is a superb boutique hotel with funky interior design and quirky furniture. It’s a great place for those who enjoy the aesthetics of a room rather than simple ... Read the full review of Hotel Beau Rivage Mekong.

    3.5 stars USD 50 to 100 2 votes Toprange
  • Lao Youth Inn 2

    Lao Youth Inn 2

    Fantastic value private rooms

    Francois Ngin Road
    T: (021) 241 352;

    The original Lao Youth Inn was closed on our last visit to Vientiane and what is left is Lao Youth Inn 2. This is budget accommodation at its finest as this place can accommodate two people with ... Read the full review of Lao Youth Inn 2.

    3 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Villa Manoly

    Villa Manoly

    Spacious grounds

    Phiawat Rd (road opposite Dan Chan Palace)
    T: (021) 218 907;

    Villa Manoly is an older hotel set in spacious grounds and a lovely colonial-era building. The lovely pool area is often shaded from the harsh sun and it's at this time of day many choose to have a ... Read the full review of Villa Manoly.

    3 stars USD 20 to 50 3 votes Midrange
  • Douang Deuane Hotel

    Douang Deuane Hotel

    Comfort over style

    Nokeo Koummane Rd
    T: (021) 222 301-3; F: (021) 222 300

    Despite its faded appearance, big Douang Deuane hotel still has some life left in it. The rooms aim for comfort over style with simple furnishings, old TVs, air-con, and clean attached bathrooms with ... Read the full review of Douang Deuane Hotel.

    3 stars USD 10 to 20 5 votes Flashpacker

Vientiane - near the river: Upmarket

Despite the city being right on the river, few of the guesthouses and hotels are. Here are the upmarket hotels that are either right on the river or within a block of it.

Central Vientiane

This covers the area within a short walk of the Nam Phou fountain, so everything west of the Presidential Palace and between the river and Samsenthai Rd.

  • Syri 2 Guesthouse

    Syri 2 Guesthouse

    Good choice for backpackers

    63/6-7 Setthatilath Rd, Vientiane
    T: (021) 241 345;

    Vientiane's second Syri guesthouse, this location is a bit more modern and located closer to the riverfront. Their well-priced rooms are offered with your choice of fan or air-con and with private or ... Read the full review of Syri 2 Guesthouse.

    4 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Mali Namphu

    Mali Namphu

    Flashpacker favourite, now over-priced

    109 Pangkham Rd
    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 real gems are in the back building ... Read the full review of Mali Namphu.

    4 stars USD 20 to 50 45 votes Midrange
  • Youth Inn 2

    Youth Inn 2

    New backpacker favourite

    Francois Ngin Rd
    T: (021) 215 131;

    A spin-off from the popular backpacker spot by the river, the new building further down Francois Ngin is bigger and cleaner than the original. They've followed the same formula for the rooms and ... Read the full review of Youth Inn 2.

    3.5 stars Under USD 10 3 votes Backpacker
  • Lani Guesthouse

    Lani Guesthouse

    Classic Lao elegance

    281 Setthathirat Rd
    T: (021) 214 919; F: (021) 215 639

    Tucked away down a small lane near Wat Hai Sok, Lani is a beautiful old Lao house with flourishes of antiques and local handicrafts. The 12 rooms are breezy and spacious with air-con, mini-fridge, ... Read the full review of Lani Guesthouse.

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

    Vayakorn Guesthouse

    Warm and welcoming

    91 Nokeo Koummane Rd
    T: (021) 241 911; F: (021) 241 910

    With a pretty, white exterior dotted with leafy greens on the balconies, this midrange guesthouse close to the centre of town offers some lovely rooms. Staff are polite and welcoming and run the ... Read the full review of Vayakorn Guesthouse.

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

    Phonepaseuth Guesthouse

    Clean and central

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

    Located right beside popular Mali Namphu, Phonepaseuth's prices have remained more consistent over the past years and they often absorb their neighbour's overflow. The minty-green rooms are simple ... Read the full review of Phonepaseuth Guesthouse.

    2.5 stars USD 10 to 20 4 votes Flashpacker

Greater Vientiane

This covers all guesthouses and hotels that are a bit more of a wander from the centre of town.

  • Faa Apartment

    Faa Apartment

    Solid flashpacker choice

    137/01 Rue Nokeokoummane, Vientiane
    T: (021) 254 190;

    Slowly but surely, Vientiane is stepping out of its dusty time capsule to offer something swish and modern. One example of the city’s next generation of accommodation is Faa Apartment, a cushy spot ... Read the full review of Faa Apartment.

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

    Lao Heritage Hotel

    Charming rooms

    Phnom Penh Rd
    T: (021) 265 093;

    Lao Heritage Hotel is an old wooden-floored hotel that has been beautifully maintained by a European couple to ensure charm meets modern expectations. The beds are wonderfully accented with colourful ... Read the full review of Lao Heritage Hotel.

    4 stars USD 10 to 20 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Wonderland 2 Guesthouse

    Wonderland 2 Guesthouse

    Attractive flashpacker option

    Ban Sisaket 137, Unit 08
    T: (021) 222 917;

    Hidden away down a quiet lane running off from the That Dam roundabout, Wonderland 2 is a great choice for an affordable room that doesn't sacrifice comfort or cleanliness. The immaculate rooms all ... Read the full review of Wonderland 2 Guesthouse.

    4 stars Under USD 10 2 votes Backpacker
  • Syri 1 Guesthouse

    Syri 1 Guesthouse

    Transports you back in time

    Rue Phai Nam
    T: (021) 212 682;

    Syri 2 is certainly a place that divides opinion. You’ll either love or hate this place dependent on whether you value charm over modernity or not; this place certainly shuns modernity in favour of ... Read the full review of Syri 1 Guesthouse.

    3.5 stars Under USD 10 2 votes Backpacker
  • Dragon Lodge

    Dragon Lodge

    An oldy but a goody

    311-313 Samsenthai Rd
    T: (021) 250 114; F: (021) 250 113

    How standards have changed and expectations risen in Vientiane over the past decade. This was once a top flashpacker spot in Vientiane, but due to stiff competition, it now feels old and a little ... Read the full review of Dragon Lodge.

    3 stars USD 10 to 20 7 votes Flashpacker
  • Settha Palace Hotel

    Settha Palace Hotel

    Dated luxury

    6 Pangkham Rd
    T: (021) 217 581; F: (021) 217 583

    Settha Palace is stunning, with a large foyer, classical French restaurant and a gorgeous swimming pool with frangipani-scented air from the surrounding gardens. Spacious rooms and suites are ... Read the full review of Settha Palace Hotel.

    3 stars Over USD 100 2 votes Luxury
  • Day Inn Hotel

    Day Inn Hotel

    Quirky and cheerful

    059/3 Pangkham Rd
    T: (021) 223 848; F: (021) 222 984

    In a cheerful yellow building near the city centre, the long-established Day Inn has a quirky charm to it. The building was once the Embassy of India, and its rattan furniture, bright colour scheme ... Read the full review of Day Inn Hotel.

    3 stars USD 20 to 50 1 vote Midrange
  • Villa Lao Traditional House (formerly Nongduang)

    Villa Lao Traditional House (formerly Nongduang)

    Charming old guesthouse

    Ban Nongduang Neua
    T: (021) 242 292; F: (021) 213 938

    Formerly known as Thong Bay & Nongduang, Villa Lao has changed its name again in recent times due to government pressure. The guesthouse remains the same, however, and this old property with ... Read the full review of Villa Lao Traditional House (formerly Nongduang).

    2 stars USD 10 to 20 6 votes Flashpacker


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