Vong Paseud Guesthouse

Guesthouse in Champasak

Perpetually popular with backpackers despite the rundown rooms (in a mix of wooden and concrete construction) due to both the low prices and the hearty welcome from the English- and French-speaking owners. They're a good source of local info and can arrange sunset boat trips.

The rooms, and riverside restaurant, are hidden behind the slovenly storefront; you'd never notice this was a guesthouse if it weren't for the sign.