List of the Best Hostels in Laos : Updated for 2019

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor July 9th, 2015 Posted in Asia, Best Backpacker Hostels, Travel Blog 60 Comments

Note: This article is updated in April 2019!

In this article you will find the; best hostels in Laos; best hostels in Luang Prabang; best hostels in Vang Vieng; best hostels in Vientiane.

Searching for the perfect hostel can be a bit overwhelming, especially when there are so many to choose from. Below is the ultimate list of the BEST HOSTELS IN LAOS, including prices, reviews, and locations, all in one place!

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The Best Hostels in Luang Prabang

Kounsavan Guest House / Hostel

PRICE: Dorms are around $8

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Laos?

FAMOUS FOR: Free breakfast, this hostel is also on the main road in the heart of the Old Quarter. It’s 200 meters away from Night Market. This hostel is sociable, good value, with a great location (right in the city center). All the simple things make this one of the best hostels in Luang Prabang.

Villa Merry Laos III Hostel

PRICE: Privates are around $15

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Laos?

FAMOUS FOR: It’s located in the center of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang. This hostel has a great party scene, a nice host, and great facilities. It’s a 5-minute walk from Visun Temple and the night market, plus it’s located in one of the oldest buildings in town, making it one of the best hostels in Luang Prabang.

Sisombath House Hostel

PRICE: Dorms around $5

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Laos?

FAMOUS FOR: This hostel is located in Ban Manos, 1 km from the city centre. They also offer free breakfast. There is a friendly staff, the free breakfast is good, and the overall price of the hostel is great. For its perfect combination of ‘shabby chic, ‘ Sisombath earns its place as one of the best hostels in Luang Prabang.

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The Best Hostels in Vang Vieng

Pan’s Place Guesthouse Hostel

PRICE: Dorm is around $4-5

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Laos?

FAMOUS FOR: It’s 300 m from the town centre on the main street, yet seems a world away from the noise and craziness. This hostel is a good price, small, and usually full of fellow backpackers, who would agree that this rustic little hideaway is one of the best hostels in Vang Vieng!

Easy Go Hostel

PRICE: Dorm is around $3-4

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Laos?

FAMOUS FOR: It’s a 2-minute walk from town and surrounded by mountains and the Nam Song River. This hostel is cheap, a great place to meet other travellers, and has super friendly staff. If your idea of the best hostels in Vang Vieng is to be far away from the noise and surrounded by nature, then Easy Go is the one for you!

Chillao Youth Hostel

PRICE: Dorms around $3-4

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Laos?

FAMOUS FOR: Only one of the best hostels in Vang Vieng would include a hair salon in the hangout area! 300 m from town,  the staff is friendly. There is a big hangout area where you can easily meet other travellers. Van and Viet are really nice owners and are very helpful and accommodating. Something truly unique!

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The Best Hostels in Vientiane

Backpackers Garden Hostel

PRICE: Dorm is around $6

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Laos?

FAMOUS FOR: 10-minute walk to the city centre, bars, temples. This hostel is a relaxed hostel, and the rooms are cheap. The staff is cheerful and friendly, and there are hot showers. Affordable prices, relaxation, actual hot showers and awesome staff make this one of the best hostels in Vientiane.

Funky Monkey Hostel

PRICE: Dorm is $5-6 and private is $10-13

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Laos?

FAMOUS FOR: Near the night market and down the road from the Mekong River. Great value for money, great atmosphere, and the wifi is pretty good too. Of course, one of the best hostels in Vientiane wouldn’t be complete without its own swimming pool!

Vientiane Backpackers Hostel

PRICE: Dorm is around $5

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Laos?

FAMOUS FOR: This hostel is in the centre of Vientiane and across the street from the Mixay Temple. This is a basic backpackers hostel, with good showers, hot water, and a good location.

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60 thoughts on “List of the Best Hostels in Laos : Updated for 2019

  1. This summer i went to Laos and stayed at Kounsavan and Pan’s Place!
    Pan’s place was fine, but really basic with the matresses on the floor.
    Kounsavan was great because of the pool!
    x

  2. I’m saving this link as reference just in case I visit Laos again! when I went to luang prabang, we stayed at Apple’s Guesthouse (not mine!) which was a nice place too. very clean and safe!

    1. If you didn’t mention that it wasn’t yours, I’d probably think you’re the owner haha!! Glad you like our list of best hostels in Laos! Thanks Apple!! ❤

  3. While reading this post, I started thinking if I can be able to reach this place like you. You really are an inspiration in achieving a traveler’s dream 🙂

    1. Why not Yvonne? As what we always say.. dreams do come true 🙂 🙂 so never loose hope and turn those dreams into reality ❤ hope you enjoyed our list of best hostels in Laos! 🙂 🙂

  4. Wow! Thank you so much for providing a list of the best hostels in Laos. I love staying at hostels. And since I’ve never been to Laos, I would certainly stay in one of your recommendations in the future.

    1. Come and visit Laos again, Chel 🙂 and maybe try one of these hostels for a change? 🙂 🙂

  5. I’m definitely bookmarking this. I have recently tried a hostel too and because of my good experience there, I was somewhat encouraged to travel and try the hostels instead of finding a hotel, which is usually the biggest expense when travelling.

    1. wow! good to know that your hostel experience is a good one! 🙂 and you get to know more friends in hostels too, right? which is nice, of course! hope you enjoyed our list of best hostels in Laos ❤

    1. Glad you like our list of best hostels in Laos! and thank you for sharing it ASKSonnie 🙂 🙂

  6. Cool list. The place looks like the same here as the Philippines though! 🙂

    hope you can visit my blog so i could add you on my linkex project!
    stevevhan

  7. Oh you could really get a private room at $10 huh.. This is really a great help to travellers esp to those you would want it cheap but have privacy. Is the pool free to use or they ask for another charge?

    1. Real cheap! 🙂 🙂 As per reviews (TripAdvisor).. pool is free to use 🙂 hope you enjoyed our list of best hostels in Laos, Lost Voyage 🙂 THanks!

  8. Great recommendations! Very affordable and the place looks so relaxing!
    I bookmarked this post for future ref. Thank you it’s a BIG HELP!

  9. I haven’t tried staying in a hostel on my foreign trips, but I am more curious now after seeing your post. Laos looks like one of our provinces here in the Philippines. 😉

    1. True Carlo. Very similar to the Philippines 🙂 You should definitely try hostels. Cheap but decent and you’ll meet a lot of new friends 🙂 Hope you enjoyed our list of best hostels in Laos 🙂 🙂

  10. From the picture Kounsavan Guest House / Hostel Luang Prabang seems to be a common one but a laid back place or a homey one since you are just like at home resting on a nipa hut.

    1. rustic ambiance they got there 🙂 hope you enjoy our list of best hostels in Laos, iamsweetbie 🙂 🙂

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