Photo: Slow boat landing, Pakbeng.

Photo of Donevilasak GuesthouseDonevilasak Guesthouse

Cheap and not so cheerful

Pakbeng, main street T: (020) 5578 1192 

Donevilasak Guesthouse

One of the guesthouses furthest away from the dock -- a five-minute walk up the hill -- Donevilasak Guesthouse is a budget option with two different price categories.

Photo of Donevilasak Guesthouse

Those on a tight budget can look forward to the depressing wooden shoebox rooms resembling a shack that has a bed, a single fluorescent bulb – and nothing else. The bare wood walls mean there's no insulation from your neighbours or outside noise. The bathrooms in this category of room are shared among guests down the hallway and they have seen better days. For this price you can't expect much and Donevilasak duly meets those expectations. The more expensive rooms are just okay, but they need fresh paint and could be a bit cleaner with the floors slightly grimy and some of the bathrooms being mouldy. In comparison, Dockhoun Guesthouse's rooms with private bathrooms are cheaper and nicer. This is a place for those travelling really cheaply and judging by the number who stay here, there must be quite a few, but we think you should try other guesthouses first.

Our rating:

Last updated on 28th March, 2015.

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dbl fan share bathroom
75,000 kip
75,000 kip
Dbl fan private bathroom
125,000 kip
125,000 kip
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: 75,000 kip, high season 75,000 kip. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 125,000 kip, high season 125,000 kip. Notes:

Donevilasak Guesthouse
Pakbeng, main street
T: (020) 5578 1192 

Location map for Donevilasak Guesthouse

Get your Pakbeng PDF guide now!

This PDF travel guide is now available for download via Gumroad. To get your guide, click through here (or below). You'll then be prompted for your email address, (and in the case of paid-for guides, payment details) and Gumroad will then email you a link you can use to immediately download the guide.

Buy my product

See below for more places to stay in Pakbeng that are listed on

Not found what you're looking for? Try Agoda for further options still.

Top of page

Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Pakbeng? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Laos.

Top of page