There are two main ways to stay in Ban Khiet Ngong: there's the tourist-friendly Kingfisher Ecolodge, which is the obvious choice for most travellers. But homestays in the village are also available if you ask at the elephant platform.
This nature retreat is in the middle of nowhere and you'd expect a venture such as this to be an abject failure. Who on earth would come here? Well, many people do and they have a truly special experience in a remote part of Laos, eight kilometres from the main highway and miles from the nearest city. The eco rooms here are made of wood and thatch -- they have dormered windows, high ceilings,... Read our full review of Kingfisher Ecolodge.
Homestays can be arranged in the village by asking around at the elephant stand -- one of the English-speaking guides will help set it up for you. It will be necessary to consult with the village chief for permission before settling in somewhere. Accommodation will be in a traditional-style Laotian house, and you're unlikely to get a private room. But then, the whole point of a homestay is to... Read our full review of Homestays.