Little-known Namhoun has some really great bungalows with thatched walls, grass roofs and stylish indoor/outdoor bathrooms with Western toilets and really hot showers.
Each bungalow has a private balcony, with views of both the Nam Houn and Nam Ou. Rooms closer to the main entrance have garden views, but are only used when the rooms closer to the rivers are full. WiFi is available in the reception area, but it doesn't extend far enough to reach the rooms down by the river, but those with garden views will get a strong enough signal. The rooms here are a step below those at Sunrise Guesthouse, but the noise situation is favourable, making this a good balance between cost, location and quality. There isn't a restaurant, but great Lao food and river views are minutes away at Sunset and there are a bunch of other restaurants 100 metres walk away. A great choice.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 50,000 kip, high season 70,000 kip. Notes:
Eastern side of the river, on the corner of Nam Houn and Nam Ou
T: (020) 5577 4462
Room rates: Under US$10