Most of the budget accommodation in Nong Khai can be found near the riverfront, with a few places scattered through the rest of town. Budget travellers have several excellent options to choose from, but luxury travellers might be disappointed.
Our favourite of the few guesthouses located right on the riverside promenade, Baan Mae Rim Nam makes up for its lack of character with solid accommodation, good-natured staff and fabulous views. Painted mint green on the outside, the modern two-storey building has cool, airy and spacious rooms that all come with TV, fridge, desk, hot water in clean ensuite bathrooms and abstract art that... Read our full review of Baan Mae Rim Nam.
Conveniently located to the east end of Tha Sadej market just off the riverside promenade, this quaint guesthouse offers more than initially meets the eye. In a century-old house made of dark teak wood, simple but well-kept rooms have high ceilings, soft beds, mosquito nets and several windows. The good value fan rooms rely on shared hot water bathroom facilities as well as a shared fridge, while... Read our full review of E-San Guest House .
The long-running and popular Mut Mee is more than just a guesthouse. It's the focal point of a holistic-spiritual-health-conscious community that includes yoga, reiki, astrology and art studios, and the pleasant little Hornbill Used Bookshop, at the end of an alley draped in fragrant flower bushes and charming old houses. Also not far from the riverside promenade, the guesthouse itself is perched... Read our full review of Mutmee Garden Guest House .
Located right on the river and a short walk west of Mut Mee, The Rim opened in late 2013 to offer three massive rooms that are perfect for flashpackers or families. Each is fully equipped with air-con, large LCD TV, large fridge, high-quality linens on comfortable beds, modern bathroom and several big windows to let in those Mekong views. First and second floor rooms are identical, but the... Read our full review of The Rim Riverside Hotel .
Located between Mee Chai and Prajak roads near the hospital, this local landmark describes itself as The Most Beautiful Hotel. Whether they mean in Nong Khai, Thailand or the world, this is quite a reach, but Pantawee does have a lot more to offer than first meets the eye. All rooms come with air-con, TV, WiFi, fridge, windows and private bathroom, and some have desks with computers. Though... Read our full review of Pantawee Hotel.
Enjoying a central location between the bus station and Tha Sadej market, the long-running Sawasdee has more character than most. The old and atmospheric wood house feels more like a museum when you first enter, with high ceilings and collections of antiques displayed behind glass panes in antiquated dark wood bureaus. Head further back and you enter a cool, spacious and partially open-air common... Read our full review of Sawasdee Guesthouse.
Within sight of the river and practically next to Mut Mee Guest House, Siri is a fine choice if you prefer a more straightforward but still comfortable Thai-style guesthouse near the riverside promenade -- or if Mut Mee is full and you don't feel like walking far. Rooms are set up motel style in a long single-floor building. They may not have the artistic touches of those at Siri's more popular... Read our full review of Siri Guest House.
A newly built spot in the vicinity of Mut Mee and The Rim, Baan Sabai is set in a cool white building that looks down over the Mekong. The cheapest rooms are situated away from the river -- so no river views -- but they offer good value with a fair amount of space, big windows, air-con, LCD TVs, fridges, decent bathrooms and comfortable beds. Another 200 baht (still very reasonable) bags you a... Read our full review of Baan Sabai Rimkhong.