Photo: Mountain views.


Vieng Xai

Vieng Xai has a few guesthouses to stay in and they are of a pretty good standard for such a remote town.

Naxay 2 Guesthouse
Backpacker - Under US$10
Across from Caves Visitor Centre
T: (064) 315 017

This place is a pleasant surprise located directly across from the Caves Visitor Centre about 800 metres down the hill from the bus station. A cluster of concrete and bamboo bungalows surrounds a lovely garden dotted with flowers and some of the bungalows even have hammocks. Inside the rooms there are flat screen TVs, big beds with clean sheets and quilts and the hot water bathrooms contain... Read our full review of Naxay 2 Guesthouse.

Sailomyen Guesthouse
Backpacker - Under US$10
Down the hill towards the lake from the bus station

Sailomyen Guesthouse is off the main road down a side road which runs down towards a lake from the bus station. The guesthouse is located on top of the lake on stilts and provides a truly unique experience. Rooms are basic with saggy spring mattresses, mosquito nets, hot water bathrooms with bucket flush Western toilets and tiny windows from which to see the lake from. It's a 300-metre walk from... Read our full review of Sailomyen Guesthouse.

Naxay 1 Guesthouse
Backpacker - Under US$10
Around the corner from Caves Visitor Centre
T: (064) 315 004

Naxay 1 Guesthouse is an older style guesthouse just around the corner and on the road parallel to the Caves Visitor Centre. A collection of rooms surrounds a concrete courtyard next to the attached restaurant. Big beds with clean sheets, old TVs and hot water bathrooms with Western bucket flush toilets is what you get here. It's not a bad choice, but the number two version of this guesthouse is... Read our full review of Naxay 1 Guesthouse.

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Where to next?

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

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