Are credit cards accepted in Laos?
Not generally, but most top-range hotels and some large-ticket item shops will accept them. Very few restaurants and bars accept them. Most travel agents prefer cash but can organise credit card payment. Most will take a 3.5% fee on top of the price.
More Travelfish FAQs
AccommodationIs it possible to rent rooms or dormitories for longer periods of time while travelling in Laos?
Rooms: Is a fan room ok, or should I budget for air-on?
Should I take my own padlock for the door of my room while travelling in Laos?
What should I do if a bag is stolen from my room or dormitory while travelling in Laos?
What standard of accommodation can I expect for US$5 in Laos?
Why are there so few dormitories in Laos?
Why are there so few hostels in Laos?
BargainingShould I bargain for everything I want to buy in Laos?
What is the best way to bargain in Laos?
What shouldn't I do when bargaining in Laos?
Cost of travellingHow much should I budget per day for a holiday in Laos?
What is the bare minimum I could survive on in Laos?
What is the best way to spend less money in Laos?
Food glorious foodCan I drink the tap water in Laos?
How can I avoid MSG in Laos?
How do I avoid peanuts in Laos?
I have a food allergy -- what should I do when travelling in Laos?
Is there good vegetarian food in Laos?
Is western food available in Laos?
Getting aroundHow reliable is the public bus system?
Is it easy to hitch-hike in Laos?
Is it easy to rent a car or motorcycle in Laos?
Should I get a tourist minibus in Laos?
Which is better, speedboat or slow boat?
Getting there and awayHow do I get from Lao airports into nearby towns?
Is it safe to fly with Lao Airlines?
Money madnessAre credit cards accepted in Laos?
Are there ATMs in Laos?
Can I send money out of Laos?
How can I have money sent to me in Laos?
Should I bring travellers cheques, credit/debit cards or cash to Laos?
Should I tip in Laos?
Packing purgatoryWhat should I pack for a holiday in Laos?
What shouldn't I pack a holiday in Laos?
SecurityCan I use drugs in Laos?
Is Laos a safe place to travel alone to?
Is Laos safe?
TechnologyAre there many internet cafes in Laos?
Can I travel with a laptop in Laos?
What is mobile phone coverage like in Laos?
What is the voltage in Laos?
Things to learnWhere can I learn Lao?
Vexed by visas?What are the Laos visa requirements?
WeatherWhat is the weather like in Laos?
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