Photo: Misty morning in Xieng Kok.


Xieng Kok

There's not much in the way of accommodation in Xieng Kok and expect your room to be ultra basic. Your best bet are these three options that have views of the Mekong.

Daosavanh Guesthouse
Backpacker - Under US$10
Beside Khemkong Guesthouse. When exiting the boat ramp, head right.
T: (020) 2395 4443

Unlike Xieng Kok Resort or Khemkong, you can look forward to solid painted walls, a solid door and tiled floors at Daosavanh Guesthouse. Your room will come with windows (yes, more than one!) that make it feel bright, a tiny ensuite cold-water bathroom with squat toilet, a bed with a flimsy mattress, mosquito net, old box TV and even a bedside table. They’ve added bamboo poles to the corners of... Read our full review of Daosavanh Guesthouse.

Xieng Kok Resort
Backpacker - Under US$10
When exiting the boat ramp, head left.
T: (030) 511 0696

This place is just slightly better than Khemkhong because it's a little brighter. The bungalows are rustic and a bit rickety, but they are physically separate from one another so you get some privacy. Each of the rooms has terrific views up and down the Mekong. You have a front porch from which to view the magnificent sunset and some of the bungalows have chairs (or you can grab them from one... Read our full review of Xieng Kok Resort.

Khemkhong Guesthouse
Backpacker - Under US$10
When exiting the boat ramp, head right

These rustic thatch bungalows overlook the Mekong below and it's the best feature of the place. Choose from two types of rooms: double with private bathroom or twin with shared bathroom, but in all honesty you are extremely unlikely to be sharing it with anyone else except the owners' family members. All bathrooms are cold water, squat toilet affairs which could be brighter and cleaner. The beds... Read our full review of Khemkhong Guesthouse.

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Where to next?

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

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