Vang Vieng hotels and hostels
Riverside Boutique Resort, Vang Vieng
Easy Go Hostel
Laos Haven Hotel
Pans Place Guesthouse
Na Na Guest House
Pan’s has had a makeover but you’ll probably find the atmosphere more appealing than the basic but clean rooms.
The 38 rooms here are comfortable if not desperately stylish, though quite a few don’t have a view. It does, however, have a very nice pool.
Khamphone Guest House
Khamphone’s three buildings on the southern edge of town offer good-value rooms; the US$10 options with TV, air-con and fridge are best.
With almost every room boasting a balcony overlooking the Nam Song and out to the dramatic karsts, it’s hard to beat this place. That the rooms are comfortable, relatively stylish and fair value doesn’t hurt, either.
Several bungalows with double beds, fans and hot-water bathrooms around a well-kept garden.
Vang Vieng Eco Lodge
About 7km north of town (look for the sign after the Km 162 stone), calling this an ‘eco-lodge’ might be overstating it but the scenic location and attractive bungalows are still a good option away from the crowds.
Seng Duen Guesthouse
A mix of rooms, a bit out of town. The big draw is the pool.
Nam Song Garden
At the north end of the town Vang Vieng is a small, new place Nam Song Garden, not far from the river that has a refreshing amount of soul. Nam Song Garden has just five rooms but an atmosphere as serene as owner Arné.
Chanthala Guest House
Psychedelic sheets in some of the cheapest rooms in town.
Vang Vieng Orchid
On the banks of the Nam Song north of the old market, this three-storey place has 20 clean, spacious rooms, 12 of which have balconies and wonderful views over Don Khang and the karst peaks beyond.
This four-storey Greco-Laotian style place has clean but unremarkable rooms in the centre of town Vang Vieng.
Ban Sabai Bungalows
These modern bungalows in a serene riverside setting are a good choice. Some rooms have a bathtub and there are two romantic ‘singles’ with a double bed and balcony over a pond. There is a riverside bar-restaurant.
Tranquil riverside setting but still crawling distance to town. Simple bungalows, some on very edge of the river.
Good riverside location, but less character and value than some.
Dok Khoun 1 Guest House
Dok Khoun 1 is situated right in the centre of the town Vang Vieng. It has long been popular for its clean rooms and fair prices. A solid choice.
Bountang Guest House
Small, simple fan rooms and Vang Vieng’s cheapest dorm; but one bathroom for 12 beds…
Organic Mulberry Farm
Known locally as sǔran máwn phúu dįn dąeng (Phoudindaeng Mulberry Farm), this organic farm 4km north of Vang Vieng raises mulberry trees for silk and tea production.
At the north end of the town Vang Vieng is a small, new place called Sunset Home. It has bungalows with hot-water bathrooms.
Le Jardin Organique
These 26 bungalows and rooms are in a fantastic riverside position and the atmosphere here is upbeat but low-hassle. Price varies depending on facilities and proximity to the river.
Saysong Guest House
This family-run place has a good atmosphere, popular communal balconies and a mix of rooms, some overlooking the island and river, others without a bathroom.
Situated at the north end of Vang Vieng is a small, new place - Champa Lao. It is a real old-style Lao guesthouse in a wooden house with simple rooms, a communal sala and a good feel.
Vang Vieng Resort
Slightly south of town but near the river and opposite Tham Jang, Vang Vieng Resort is quiet and the cottages are comfortable, if ageing a bit.
Maylyn Guest House
On the far side of the Nam Song, the Maylyn’s 15 rooms are set in a lush, butterfly-filled garden beside a stream. The mix of bungalows and rooms with and without bathrooms aren’t luxurious, but they’re clean and the atmosphere is good.
Thavonsouk was one of the first Vang Vieng lodgings, and it’s come a long way. There are now 39 rooms crammed onto the property representing different eras and price ranges. Look at a few.