Paksan has decent budget accommodation, most within walking distance of the bus station and Route 13. Most independent travellers will find themselves at BK Guesthouse.
The small but well appointed rooms of BK Guesthouse, paired with warm hospitality, make this place excellent value. Set amid a lovely garden of flowers, the rooms come with either fan or air-con, and the air-con is a real blessing on days when Paksan heats up. The rattan furniture, which includes a desk and clothes rack, are handy touches. Beds are topped with Southeast Asia-firm mattresses... Read our full review of BK Guesthouse.
Saymonkhoune Guesthouse is a good pick for backpackers and it would be the best budget pick for Paksan if BK Guesthouse wasn’t just so darn friendly and homey. Still, the rooms here are clean and bright, more spacious and modern than BK. There’s high ceilings, big windows, tile floor, box TV and a few bits of furniture. The bathroom is what sets this place apart and it will be better suited... Read our full review of Saymongkhoune Guesthouse.
Latsamy Hotel is less than a kilometre west of the bus station/market and it’s a suitable Paksan pitstop. We consider BK Guesthouse to be the top pick for backpackers—it’s homey and staff speak English—but Latsamy does have one bonus: It’s adjacent to a local eatery that serves both noodle soups and rice dishes. If Paksan is merely a place to crash, here is a convenient place to... Read our full review of Latsamy Hotel.
Vilaysack Hotel is a bland but serviceable hotel one kilometre north of Route 13, on Road 4B leading north out of town. Rooms are typical of a Lao budget hotel, a box formed by tile floor and solid walls filled up with wooden furniture like wardrobe and desk with your choice of fan or air-con. The wet room-style bathroom has hot water. The tall ceilings, in-room kettle, general tidiness, WiFi... Read our full review of Vilaysack Hotel.
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