Vang Vieng, Laos used to have a reputation of being one of the biggest party towns in Southeast Asia. Backpackers would flock here to participate in the alcohol and drug fueled parties on the river. Over the years a few accidents happened and the Lao government got strict and “cracked” down on the extreme partying.
Although the party scene isn’t as intense as it used to be, I would NOT skip out and visiting this town. This is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Laos. The mountains that encompass Vang Vieng not only make a jaw dropping back drop but offers lots to do like rock climbing and hiking.
Shedding its shell and emerging as a trending outdoor and nature getaway destination you’ll need a clean and comfortable place to retire for the night. The town is full of budget guesthouses, hostels and a few gems that are worth the small splurge. Here is a list of the best places to stay in Vang Vieng.
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Where to Stay in Vang Vieng Laos
ROOM TYPE: Single | Double | Triple
PRICE: $ as low as $5 a night for a bed
Pan’s Place is a popular spot with backpackers. The location is perfect directly in town and it has a comfortable common area and pool. Stay here if you want to meet people and be able to walk everywhere you go.
Magic Monkey Garden Bungalow
ROOM TYPE: Bed | Bungalow
PRICE: $ as low as $13 a night for a pirvate bungalow
If you are on a budget and don’t want to stay in a partying hostel the Magic Monkey Garden Bungalow is a great option. The grounds provide great views of the mountains and the sunsets are even better. There is a swimming pool and free breakfast which only adds to the appeal.
ROOM TYPE: Standard | Deluxe | Bungalow
PRICE: $$ Rooms start as low as $35 a night
I feel like I could say the mountains provide a beautiful back drop at this hotel for every hotel because the whole town of Vang Vieng is stunningly beautiful. The Sansan Resort is no exception. Well kept and quiet. Located a few minutes outside of town.
Vieng Tara Villa
ROOM TYPE: Double | Villa
PRICE: $$$ As low as $65 a night for a bungalow with a riverview.
A unique location over looking rice fields. If you like your coffee with a view, the Vieng Tara Villa‘s provide free breakfast in a terriffic outdoor seating area. Quiet and away from the crowds.
Silver Naga Hotel
ROOM TYPE: Double | Twin | Family | Suites
PRICE: $$$ As low as $64 a night for a private room.
If finding the perfect pool is a requirement when booking hotels, look no further. Besides the pool at Silver Naga Hotel there is a tasty restaurant on site and its about a 5 minute walk to town.
Serene Premier VangVieng Hotel
ROOM TYPE: Mountain View | Balcony
PRICE: $$$ Starting at $65
The Serene Premier VangVieng Hotel is new, clean and spacious. As with most hotels in town this place has great views and a perfect pool.
Riverside Boutique Resort
ROOM TYPE: Double | Twin | Suites
PRICE: $$$ Starting at $100
If you’re looking for a bit of luxury you can get it for a great price at the Riverside Boutique Resort. Located on the banks of the Nam Song river this resort has the best views in town. The big, breezy rooms are a dream and you’ll have no problem spending a few days at the resort utilizing the pool and the spa. A worthy splurge on where to stay in Vang Vieng.