Luang Prabang is Lao’s first UNESCO heritage site and the culture capital of Laos.  Besides the the preserved architecture and the infamous Kuang Si Falls there’s much to see and do in this “small” town.

There are several hostels, guesthouses and hotels to stay that are centrally located perfect for exploring.  Here is a list of where to stay in Luang Prabang and a few gems you’ll be happy you found.

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Where to Stay in Luang prabang laos



Downtown Backpackers Hostel


PRICE: $ $6 a night for a bed


If you’re on a shoestring budget the Downtown Backpackers Hostel is a great option.  Located walking distance to the night market and close to bars and restaurants to spend an evening people watching.  The dorm beds are as private as you can get in a dorm including a curtain and lamp.



Souphattra Hotel

ROOM TYPE: Basic | Pool | Suite

PRICE: $$ Rooms start at $53 a night


If you’re looking for champagne on a beer budget opt for the Souphattra Hotel.  This hotel is walkable to all the must see’s and has a fantastic pool.  It’s located in a quiet area to enjoy dinner and live the Lao saying of ‘PDR’ Please Don’t Rush.

My Dream Boutique Resort

ROOM TYPE: Double | Bungalow | Villa Suite

PRICE: $$ Rooms start at $64 a night


If a dreamy balcony is a priority when choosing where to stay in Luang Prabang then My Dream Boutique Resort will be the perfect place.  The airy rooms provide excellent natural light perfect for coffee on the balcony every morning.

Sunrise Garden House

ROOM TYPE: Double | King

PRICE: $$ Prices start at $44 a night.


The Sunrise Garden House is a beautiful place to come home to after a day of exploring.  Great location about a 5-10 minute walk to the night market and several restaurants.  There’s also a beautiful pool and it’s a great price point.



Mekong Riverview Hotel

ROOM TYPE:  Double +

PRICE: $$$ Rooms start at $100.


This is a beautiful property close to restaurants and the night market.  If you get a river view room at the Mekong Riverview Hotel you’ll love the balcony and watching the rivers rush by.  The tasteful decor and wooden features make you feel right at home.

Satri House Secret Retreats

ROOM TYPE:  Double | Deluxe | Suite

PRICE: $$$ Rooms start at $153.


The Satri House Secret Retreats screams INSTAGRAM GOALS.  With 2 beautiful pools and a well groomed grounds you’ll find yourself spending more time at the hotel than in the town itself.  Splurge on the spa, you deserve it.

Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel

ROOM TYPE:  King beds

PRICE: $$$ Rooms start at $144.


If you’re looking to liveit up in the life of luxury for a few days than stay at Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel.  Like most of the hotels on this list, it’s walkable to the night market and restaurants.  It’s an oasis and a treat when choosing where to stay in Luang Prabang. 

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