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In the serene, richly-cultured town of Luang Prabang, there is no shortage of accommodation. Backpacker hostels, hotels, and guesthouses are aplenty, freckling the vibrant streets and Mekong riverside. Any weary traveler would be overwhelmed by the surplus of choices, but lucky for you, you don’t have to be. We’ve compiled only the best Luang Prabang accommodation to suit a range of budgets. Please keep in mind that all room rates will be cheaper from April to September (low season) and higher at all other times of the year.

Luang Prabang Accommodation: Where to Stay in Laos 2019


Budget Accommodation in Luang Prabang

Khem Khong Guesthouse

A favorite among travelers on a budget is Khem Khong. At this guesthouse, you can enjoy gorgeous views of the Mekong river from an inexpensive room, with a delightful restaurant just downstairs. A great location, clean rooms, friendly staff, and delicious food are some of the many praised aspects of the Khem Khong experience. Shared dormitories and private double rooms are also available. And all guests can expect free Wifi and air conditioning during their stay. If their reviews are anything to go by, you can’t go wrong with Khem Khong.


Souk Lan Xang Guesthouse

If you’re looking for greater immersion in Lao culture, why not stay in a traditional wooden house in the heart of Luang Prabang? Although the original structure was built in 1943, it was renovated in 2008. Today, it accommodates travelers with modern comforts, while still retaining its unique style and architecture. Family, double, and twin rooms are available. All rooms come with cable TV, free WiFi, air conditioning, and laundry service. And did we mention this all comes at a very affordable price?


Phone Praseuth Guesthouse

Situated on the banks of the Nam Khan river, the Phone Praseuth Guesthouse is highly praised for its first-class service and hospitality. Enjoy a more authentic Lao experience and cross the bamboo bridge over the Nam Khan into central Luang Prabang, where you’ll find all the town’s main attractions and restaurants. Many guests return to Phone Praseuth on their next trip, calling the warmth and friendliness of the staff unparalleled. Rooms are spotless and extremely comfortable. And the hotel’s scrumptious breakfasts will ensure each day of your trip starts with a bright spark. The hotel offers free WiFi, air conditioning, a fridge in every room, and airport transfers.


Mad Monkey Hostel

Formerly Sabai Sabai Hostel, the newest Mad Monkey property is sure to be another backpacker favorite. Offering extensive adventure-based tours, Mad Monkey’s first hostel in Laos will be your base for all things outdoors in this beautiful country. Grab a drink at the industrial-style bar or kick back by the fire pit. You’re guaranteed to meet new friends up at the rooftop pool overlooking the surrounding lush palm forests.


Mid-Range Luang Prabang Accommodation

Le Sen Boutique Hotel

A four-star hotel with mid-range prices? We can’t believe it either. Le Sen is one of Luang Prabang’s most highly rated hotels and past guests cannot get enough of it. Among its many features, visitors praise the comfortable rooms, delicious breakfasts (included in your stay), brilliant facilities, and friendly staff most of all. The hotel is a short walk from town, but for those who would prefer to take it easy, a shuttle comes regularly to take you directly to the center of town. Le Sen also offers free parking, WiFi, a well-stocked gym, and laundry service.


The Belle Rive Boutique Hotel

For unparalleled views of the Mekong, stay at the Belle Rive, one of Luang Prabang’s most popular riverside hotels. The Belle Rive has only 13 rooms, a small number compared to other hotels, and this means the comfort of all guests is granted the highest level of attention. A few of these rooms are located in the former residence of the Lao mayor, allowing guests a peek into history. The terrace restaurant overlooking the river is another highlight of the Belle Rive. Here, guests can enjoy top-quality meals to accompany their beautiful view. A complimentary sunset cruise with a free drink is included in every stay. Aside from the essentials like free WiFi and air conditioning, guests can also enjoy a mini bar and room service.


Mekong Riverview Hotel

Perched at the point where the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers meet, and adjacent to the Wat Xieng Thong temple, this boutique hotel has some of the best views you’ll find on this list. Indulge at the hotel restaurant (breakfast is included!) by this great view, or survey it privately from your room, where all guests can enjoy air conditioning, free WiFi, a minibar, and room service. The hotel restaurant is a great choice for all meals and drinks. And if you’re traveling by plane, airport transfers can be arranged with the hotel.


Luxury Accommodation in Luang Prabang

Burasari Heritage Hotel

Across the street from the Nam Khan river, this classy heritage hotel combines the unique French colonial aesthetic with traditional Lao decor and design. Elegant, romantic, and highly charming are some of the many words that have been used to describe it, but its strengths go far deeper than its superb design. Previous guests laud its exceptional service and wonderful breakfasts at the on-site terrace restaurant. To enrich your experience in Laos, hotel staff are also able to arrange a cooking class where you’ll learn about local ingredients at the market before preparing a Lao meal with an instructor. Tempting, isn’t it? Book directly with the Burasari to receive a complimentary sunset cruise on the Mekong.


Belmond La Residence Phou Vao

This stylish hilltop hotel is a top choice if you’re looking for a peaceful escape. The Belmond is a little further from the hustle and bustle of town – and you’ll feel thankful for it once you set your eyes on the marvelous view of Luang Prabang’s sacred mountains. All guests have access to first-class spa facilities, an infinity pool, a restaurant, bar/lounge, and a gym. The Belmond’s food is highly praised and well-known for its fusion of French and Lao flavors. Breakfast is included in your stay. Come and feel yourself again at the Belmond!


The Luang Say Residence

If you like the sound of beautifully designed colonial-style rooms amidst lush, tropical gardens, then we’ve found the hotel for you. The Luang Say Residence is truly its own pocket of paradise, offering on-site facilities such as a library, a large swimming pool, a fabulous bar/lounge, an award-winning restaurant, and more. Each room comes with a flat-screen TV, free WiFi, a minibar, and safe. Go ahead and spoil yourself with this luxurious, tropical escape! You deserve it.



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