Photo: Muang Long from the stupa.


Muang Long

Despite being such a small town with very few tourists, Muang Long has decent guesthouses, with four good ones listed here. All are within a five-minute walk of the central market.

Thatsany Guesthouse
Backpacker - Under US$10
Main road (Route 17), Muang Long

This small guesthouse with five rooms has undergone significant change over the years and continues to grow in size and modernity. The comfortable rooms here come with big beds, old satellite TVs, new air-con units, furniture such as tables, chairs and wardrobes and you even get a towel and some soap thrown in. At these prices you would expect a cold water shower and squat toilet but Thatsany... Read our full review of Thatsany Guesthouse.

Cola Guesthouse
Backpacker - Under US$10
Up the lane from the market
T: (020) 5508 6090

You can’t miss this new two-storey powder blue building with pink trim, just up the road from the market. It may look like a frilly party on the outside but it’s all basic business on the inside with clean, bare rooms with high ceilings, solid wood windows you can securely lock, fluorescent lighting, wet room-style bathroom with hot water and Western toilet. There’s also drinking water from... Read our full review of Cola Guesthouse.

Henghom Guesthouse
Backpacker - Under US$10
Main road (Route 17)
T: (030) 920 1755

A block east of Thatsany and Huom Phanh Guesthouse on the main road is shiny, new Henghom Guesthouse. The rooms are bright, clean and spacious, with windows that let in some natural light. The rooms are undeniably a bit cushier than the other guesthouses as they also have a mini flat screen TV and desk. The bathrooms are also more spacious than the other places, though it still is your basic... Read our full review of Henghom Guesthouse.

Huom Phanh Guesthouse
Backpacker - Under US$10
Corner of main road (Route 17) and market road, Muang Long
T: (030) 920 1331

A tidy little place on the corner of the main road and the market road, Huom Phanh Guesthouse is not a bad choice for a cheap room. The very small rooms sport large spring beds with clean sheets, new pillows, old-style satellite TV and hot water bathrooms with squat toilets. The owner's children can speak some English and this makes life much easier when trying to ask questions. The only downside... Read our full review of Huom Phanh Guesthouse.

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Where to next?

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

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