Champasak is simply a long main road along the Mekong with a roundabout at the centre of it—you’ll find many of the budget accommodation options clustered around here. Several places on the river side are ageing badly, not great value and not the attractive options they once were.
First came the cafe, which, by the way, serves up the best food in Champasak, now Nakorn has a fabulous guesthouse to compliment the riverside dining. Completed in 2016 by a friendly Belgian and Lao duo Jack and One, the guesthouse has five modern rooms appointed with quality furniture and finishings. When we visited in November 2016, they had just completed the building yet were already... Read our full review of Nakorn Guesthouse.
The River Resort takes full advantage of Champasak’s best natural feature with glass-walled duplexes cantilevering along the banks of the Mekong River. Set in an expansive property three kilometres north of town, the resort marries modern with traditional, comfort with nature. The two-storey buildings are sleek, though the exterior—all white and black with clean lines and metal... Read our full review of The River Resort.
Long established Inthira is a popular choice for midrange travellers and if it’s well within your budget, the rooms are good and service up to par. Located 500 metres south of the roundabout, the building was originally a turn of the century Chinese shop house, which has been subsequently renovated into a hotel. Behind the ground floor restaurant are a set of modern duplex and more... Read our full review of Inthira Champasak.
Our previous review declared Khamphouy Guesthouse as the top place for the budget traveller and years later, it still is the defending champion, with cheap rooms which are clean and great value for money compared to other offerings in Champasak. Rooms at this centrally located guesthouse are housed in motel-style building blocks surrounding a courtyard. They boast clean tile floors, screened... Read our full review of Khamphouy Guesthouse.
Siamephone Hotel will appeal to travellers wanting a no fuss stay in a clean, spacious room without quirks or quibbles. The two-storey motel-style building is a big concrete construction that faces a large parking pad. The exterior doesn’t elicit a warm, fuzzy feeling but the rooms are tidy and spotless: clean tile floors, high ceilings, windows with security bars, bug screens and curtain.... Read our full review of Siamephone Hotel.
The name is corny, but take it as an off-beat introduction to an interesting property that includes an old traditional house and a restaurant with one heckuva Mekong deck. In Champasak there’s no shortage of worn down hotels and guesthouses along the Mekong but this one breaks the mould with oldie character and creaky floorboard charm. Most are drawn to the place for its restaurant, which... Read our full review of Champasak With Love.
A large rural island in the middle of the Mekong, Don Daeng is a way to further retreat from the outside world. There is only one formal accommodation, a high-end lodge. Homestays are available in Ban Hua Don village—see our coverage of Don Daeng for details on those.
If Champasak isn’t remote enough for you, simply head to Don Daeng island in the middle of the Mekong, where you'll find La Folie Lodge delivering a luxurious experience on a bucolic island. Located on the northwestern side of the island facing across the river from Champasak town, La Folie Lodge is a getaway from it all. Once guests transfer across by boat, they can look forward to a lodge... Read our full review of La Folie Lodge.
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