If you traveled through Laos like we did you’ll stumble off the overnight bus in Pakse blurry eyed only to catch another 2 and a half hour bus to Nakasong where you’ll then catch a small boat to Don Det, the main stay for travelers exploring this area.  After this tireful trek you’ll want a comfortable and clean place to rest your head.  Therefore I made a list of where to stay on Don Det, Laos.

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where to stay in don det


The Last Resort


PRICE: $ 6 for a budget double room.


If you’re on a strict budget and need to keep costs down this would be a good option.  You get your own hut but don’t expect much more than that.  This is basic but for $6 you shouldn’t have expectations.  Down side is there is no WiFi.

Mama Leurth Sunset Guesthouse

ROOM TYPEDouble | Twin 

PRICE: $ 20 for a double or twin room


If you want clean, comfortable, spacious and budget friendly opt for Mama Leurth Sunset Guesthouse.  It is located in the middle of everything you need.  This includes restaurants and bikes for hire to explore the area.

Mr Tho's Bungalows

ROOM TYPEDouble | Twin | King | Deluxe 

PRICE: $ 24 for a double room with balcony


Mr Tho’s Bungalows are a great place to relax in a hammock and watch the river flow by.  The wooden bungalows all come with a balcony and a hammock with garden or river side views.  There are restaurants nearby.

BABA Guesthouse


PRICE: $ 24 for a double room with balcony


At BABA Guesthouse all rooms come with a balcony with a garden or river view.  Great location close to the Don Det ferry.  Stay here for the balcony’s and opt for a riverside view.  



Paradise Riverview Resort


PRICE: $$ 40 for a bungalow on the water


Great location next to the ferry drop off.  Paradise Riverview Resort have cozy bungalows right on the river.  There is a bar, restaurant and garden on site.  Within walking distance of several restaurants and bikes for hire.

Rudi Mental Holiday Lodge

ROOM TYPE: King  | Twin

PRICE: $$ 40 for 2 people and increases from there depending on the number of people.


If you want a unique place to stay and are traveling in a larger group this would be a great choice.  Complete with a full kitchen, board games, and hammocks. Located just outside of Don Det.  Quiet at night.



Little Eden Guesthouse & Resort

ROOM TYPE: Double  | Twin

PRICE: $$$ 65


When I explored Don Det I stayed here the whole time.  Little Eden Resort is the only hotel on the whole island that has a swimming pool so we were immediatley sold.  The 3 star resort stays like a 5 star in Laos terms.  Located near where the boat drops you off, you won’t have to walk far to reach this oasis.  The grounds are well kept and there’s a large restaurant and deck on the river which makes for the perfect backdrop to enjoy breakfast and dinner. Definetly worth the splurge, a must on where to stay in Don Det.

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