Photo: Difficult to miss.

Dr Houmpheng Guesthouse

Fine for a night in Muang La

Highway 2E, 1 km from bus station, Muang La T: (020) 5428 0089 (020) 428 0089 

Dr Houmpheng Guesthouse

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Because of Hotel Lhakham’s closure, Dr Houmpheng Guesthouse is now Muang La’s top budget guesthouse option.

There’s still much to be desired—there’s no river views and it possesses zero charms except for the wild choice of orange paint for the exterior—however, most backpackers will find it suitable for a night.

Keep your expectations in check.

Keep your expectations in check. Photo: Cindy Fan

Fan cooled rooms are available on both floors of the solid two-storey building, a tile and concrete affair with an upstairs communal balcony. If you share our preference for brighter rooms, we suggest you opt for the front facing rooms on the upper floor as they receive more natural light from the windows.

Travellers can look forward to basic rooms with tile floor, saggy bed (no top sheet provided) and a wetroom bathroom with cold water delivered from your choice of shower head or bucket shower. Bathrooms also have a western toilet, some requiring bucket flush. A roll of toilet paper and towel are provided.

It’s really just a place to lay the head and the free drinking water and hot water dispenser with green tea is a civilised touch. No English is spoken and the family seem a bit indifferent. However, beggars can’t be choosers and there’s limited choice for backpackers in Muang La. You shouldn’t have any problems finding this place. Look for the bright orange building on the main road, in the same area as Muang La Resort and the hot spring, which is easily reached on foot from this guesthouse.

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Walk-in rates at Dr Houmpheng Guesthouse

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dbl fan private bathroom
70,000 kip
70,000 kip
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 70,000 kip, high season 70,000 kip. Notes:

Where is Dr Houmpheng Guesthouse

Dr Houmpheng Guesthouse
Highway 2E, 1 km from bus station, Muang La
T: (020) 5428 0089 (020) 428 0089 
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º7'8.93" E, 20º52'2.96" N
Room rates: Under US$10

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