Photo: Pretty light by the river, Sekong.



Accommodation in Sekong is good for a town that doesn't have a big tourist draw. You'll find some of the better hotels filled with travelling locals, who are the bread and butter for the hoteliers in town.

Tida Hotel
Backpacker - Under US$10
On the river, Sekong
T: (038) 211 063

This is a fantastic modern hotel right by the Sekong River. The walls are all brightly painted, the bright green carpet resembling an football field is clean and the furniture is in good condition. The rooms have solid wood floors, TVs, dressers and large hot water bathrooms with Western toilet. The location right on the river is great and the restaurant serves up a small selection of Lao food... Read our full review of Tida Hotel.

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Hongkham Hotel
Flashpacker - US$10 to 20
Main Road, Sekong
T: (038) 211 606

On your right as you head into town from Pakse, Hongkham Hotel is a large traditional-looking hotel with multiple floors and an on-site restaurant. The rooms are quite spacious by Lao standards and come with comfortable beds with soft linen, minibar, dresser, wardrobe, TV and clean hot water bathroom with Western toilet. The more expensive rooms are newer and feel better due to neater paint jobs,... Read our full review of Hongkham Hotel.

Sekong Hotel
Backpacker - Under US$10
River road, Sekong
T: (038) 211 039

Despite its echoing corridors, proximity to public radio speakers, and reputation for being haunted, the Sekong Hotel has a lot going for it. It has a selection of restaurants across the road and is about a five-minute walk to the central market. Supposedly visited regularly by two Malays who died on the river, in years gone by we've got the creeps in this place – or was it one too many... Read our full review of Sekong Hotel.

Vangxang Savanh Sekong Hotel
Backpacker - Under US$10
On the river, Sekong
T: (038) 211 297

You can get here by following the bright yellow signs from the main road which lead you across the western side of town to its location on the river. The size of the place seems overly ambitious for a town like Sekong, but nevertheless they offer villas and guesthouse rooms in a building with a circular driveway, in addition to a restaurant and karaoke bar on the river. In recent years business... Read our full review of Vangxang Savanh Sekong Hotel.

Pisaxay Guesthouse
Backpacker - Under US$10
Main Road, Sekong
T: (020) 573 8830

On the main road through town, Route 16, Pisaxay Guesthouse has been around for years and still offers up reasonable rooms. There are two styles of room here. The cheapest are basic with low sitting, saggy beds, old TVs, cold water bathrooms with Western toilets and a fan to agitate the air. The more expensive rooms are more modern, come with air-con and hot water. It's not a particularly nice... Read our full review of Pisaxay Guesthouse.

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

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