- Reviews: 322
Viradesa Guesthouse: Cheap
I stayed at this hotel for one night in April, 2008 upon arrival in Luang Prabang. I paid a negotiated $14 USD total for a private ensuite. No breakfast. Room was large, with a bed and a dresser/writing table. No TV, no fridge, no A/C, one very noisy fan, no internet service, bed had no top sheet, only a bottom and a very heavy blanket. No lamps, ceiling lights had only bulbs, no shades. Place was acceptably clean, not spotless. Overall, rather bleak and drab feeling to the room. Staff was not overly friendly or helpful. Place was a bit on the noisy side in the evenings due to other guests partying. I did not enjoy my stay at this hotel.
May be a good choice for single backpackers wishing to stay in one of their dorm rooms. I do not recommend their ensuites though.
- Reviews: 82
Vanvisa Guesthouse: a Very Laotian Guesthouse
The guesthouse is located within 1 min walking distance to the Mekong River. Its managed by a lady name Vandara and she weave clothes for making a living too. So you will see a lot of textiles and traditional weaving machine in the house. Its very interesting!
There are a lot of traditional musical instrument placed outside our room which we can play with it. and a nice place for us to relax.
the bed is a bit hard, but the room is nice and clean! I like this place.
I paid USD 15 for a double bed room ensuite
Traditional and Relax
- Reviews: 35
Chanthanome Guesthouse: Accomodation in Luang Prabang
It was rather busy in Luang Prabang and I found this little guesthouse by chance. It's near the market and the river. I forgot to take pictures of the room but i remember it as being a rather descent size with a double bed and private bathroom with hot shower. It can be a little bit noisy as it's near the market but i'd imagine it's even noisier if you stay on the main street. Overall, good value for money. I paid USD15/night, no breakfast.
Conveniently located near the market.
- Reviews: 35
Elephant Lodge: Accomodation outside Luang Prabang
Fantastic place! I'm not sure if you can book a room directly with them because my stay was part of a package with activities. They don;t seem to have their own website.
They share the same compoung as these bungalows called Lao Spirit Resort so perhaps they're owned by the same company. If so, you can contact them here http://www.lao-spirit.com/index.html
Lovely mountain and river views. Splendid rooms!
- Reviews: 35
Riverine Hotel: Accomodation in Vientiane
I'd say it's either a really small hotel or a really nice guesthouse. I was here in Jan 2008 and I'd paid USD18 for a double room on the ground floor. The price includes a small buffet breakfast. For that price, the room is really nice. It also had a small fridge and it was very clean.
Perfect location, in front of the river.
Fantastic value for money.
- Reviews: 1418
Le Tam Tam: The (surprise) lodging of the trip
Now this IS backpacker's league.
I hadn't bargained for a stay in Le Tam Tam. The Luang Prabang Bakery & Guesthouse assured me of a room for a night without realising that they would be closed due to a wedding. Me & my mate were suddenly left without a room. The folks at the LPBG were extremely apologetic and directed us to Le Tam Tam for the night.
From the outside, the wooden facade guesthouse looks pleasant enough with a courtyard doubling up as an al fresco dining area (Tam Tam Gardens). Unfortunately, the image took a serious dip as we proceeded inside. The non-descript reception area doubles up as a wine bar and pool/snooker area. Opening a side door next to the counter, we went up to the guestrooms, which are located on the 2nd floor.
Tucked away at one corner, my tiled room (room No.8) has a window that opens to the common corridor outside. (Huh?) The room is small, with barely enough space for 2 beds, a cupboard, a small dressing table and a mini fridge. There are no TV and other frills. The white tiled bathroom is surprisingly bright and occupying a space bigger than expected (perhaps the only redemption).
My mate and I decided to wing it for a night. It was not a good decision for US$25 a night. The room was dim (as there weren't enough lamps) and the aircon turned out to be a nightmare as it started to clank and rebel after an hour of operation. To make matter worse, the woolen blankets started to kick start my sinus. As we did not wish to open the window, the room was musty and dusty after we decided to switch off the aircon totally.
It was not a pleasant night for both of us and we were so glad to pay our money and flee the place the next day.
None really, unless saving money is very important and even so......
I would wish this on my worst enemies.
- Reviews: 897
Chanthy Banchit Guesthouse: A great place to stay in downtown!
I was advisable to stay here by a foreigner living about 5km from Luang Prabang. In fact, I arrived late evening by bus from Vientiane and I found this great guesthouse managed by helpful people.
Double room is spacious with fans and the walls are very well decorated. Bathroom is outside, but very clean with 24h hot water.
Drinkable water is available for guests!
- Reviews: 1849
Le Tam Tam.
Le Tam Tam is a small and cozy hotel very well situated close to the Royal Palace and the night market with a good restaurant located in a courtyard and a profesional and helpful staff. Highly recommended.
- Reviews: 65
Suan Keo Guesthouse, Luang Prabang: Great & comfortable guesthouse, good value!
We stayed for one week in this small guesthouse in Luang Prabang. It's in the silversmitting area, in a small street near the Mekong River.
The rooms are spotless clean, our one had fan (they only have 1 room with airco). We payed 7 $ a night.
The owners are very friendly. Breakfast is not included. Actually they don't serve breakfast at all. But the neighbour does, so it's not a problem.
This geusthouse can do laundry for very reasonable price.
Very good value for money and lovely people.
They can also give you good tips about trips or on other subjects. Nice family.
Spotless clean fan rooms
Extremely friendly people.
Good value for money
- Reviews: 5
Villa Philaylack: Beautiful Guesthouse and Rooms, Budget Price!
Beautiful and romantic rooms that are nicely decorated and well maintained. We paid 110000 Kip which is a great price for such a nice room. Definitely one of the guest houses with the most personality in Laos.
Nice lighting, beautiful wooden floors and comfortable bed.
- Reviews: 19
Suan Keo Guest House: Great value, friendly service
Stayed here for 5 nights. Service is the best! Phuey, the owner speaks good English and he's very friendly and accommodating. The bank was closed during the weekend and I needed local currency, he willingly exchanged my USD to laotian currency with a better rate than the bank.
The guesthouse and rooms are very clean. Each room has it's own private bathroom. The guesthouse has 1 A/C room and 6 fan rooms with hot and cold shower. It's also very centrally located. Price for A/C double room is USD10 during the low season and USD15 for high season. Laundry is 8000kip per kilo.
There are 2 Suan Keo Guesthouses in Luang Prabang, make sure you go to the right one. The other one is more "backpacker". The one I'm referring to is more "flashpacker".
central location, clean rooms/bathrooms, fantastic service
- Reviews: 13
Boun Gning Guesthouse: A nice and quiet place to stay
It's a nice guesthouse that is recently refurbished. Hence the rooms and bathrooms looked new and the beds (at least mine) had a great mattress! The young chap who was running the guesthouse was extremely helpful too.
The guesthouse is found on Ban That Luang. This place is not in the busy part of town where most other guesthouses are. Hence, people who end up staying here would normally have heard of it from other travelers or were greeted by the guesthouse staff when they arrived in Luang Prabang at the bus station. Nevertheless, the guesthouse is still within walking distance to the night market and the tourist amenities.
- Reviews: 109
MALIDA GUESTHOUSE: A nice and clean Guesthouse
A bit outside the city-center, this guesthouse is situated in a very quiet quartier of L.P.
A small but very clean guesthouse of about 12 rooms, with aircom or fan, or both, bathrooms with shower; I stayed for about a week here, and I never saw a hotel/guesthouse so clean as this one. Btw; when entering, you are asked to put your shoes off.
Prices depend on room equipment and are from 6 to 12 USD, excl.breakfast. But for 2 USD you can order an excellent american breakfast what can be taken on the balcony, overlooking a very quiet street, while listening to the music of the neighbours on the other side of the street.
Excellent guesthouse at low price, very clean and good service. You can order a drink to have in the garden or on the balcony. Compared to many other guesthouses in LP, most of them laying near the Mekong river, this is a good choise.
For one USD per day, they will rent you a bicycle, which is en excellent way to discover LP.
- Reviews: 2
"Elephant Lodge" and "Lao Spirit Resort": Best hide away - living with Elephants
Since living in Luang Prabang I work with tourism and have a big overview and what is good and what not...many people report to me. So here is one superb idea:
Recommanded because close to town, but out in nature, landscapes, superb bungalows and appartments, small and great for people who like to hide or good for families. NO internet, NO TV, No AC...just natural - great!
Restaurant with international menu, and great opportunities for adventure tours and activities in nature...
So I go there every week...probably the best I can do while living here in Luang Prabang. Questions, ask me!
The Elephant Lodge and the Resort is just about 15 km out of town offering more than accommodation. It is a philosophy and a place for people who like either of these things: great nature, jungles, waterfall, Elephants in front of your bungalow, trekking, kayaking...and all just in front of you.
Maximum size Bungalows with bathtub and glass front, open air shower and a mountain view restaurant add up to be the nicest place for a few days out. But it is still close enough to visit Luang Prabang.
- Reviews: 17
Jaliyah Guesthouse: Jaliyah Guesthouse - recommended
It's quite an affordable guesthouse. The rooms are nice and clean. Towels are also provided. There are hot showers in the attached bathroom. There's a small garden as well. And if you want to arrange for activities, they can also help you do that.
Clean and reasonably big rooms. Cost less than USD10 per room for doubles/twin.
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