Aloune Mai Guesthouse

Guesthouse in Muang Ngoi Neua

This hidden gem, down a dirt track off the main drag and over a bridge, sits away from the riverside, with stunning views of the cliffs, 10 fresh rooms in a handsome rattan building and hammocks on the verandah. There's also a little restaurant serving pizza.

It's halfway down the street as you head south towards the pyramid-shaped karst.