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Vang Vieng used to be known as the hedonistic party central in Southeast Asia.

This small little town in rural Laos was slowly gaining a bad reputation due to its many ridiculous drug-fueled parties, topped off with many drunken accidents and deaths. Due to this, the Lao government finally put their hand down as they started to crack down on the drugs and extreme parties.

The result? This sleepy town is slowly rebranding itself as an outdoor destination where people can enjoy the stunning scenery while making the most of its diverse landscape and activities. So while there is still some partying and fun happening in Vang Vieng, it is no longer the crazy off-the-chain madness that it was once known for.

To help you out in your planning, here are a few of the best places to stay in Vang Vieng for both hotels and hostels.

Best Budget Places to Stay in Vang Vieng

Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel


Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms | Private Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: 100m from Luang Prabang Bakery

Price Range: From $4 per night

If you’re looking for a place to meet people, staying in Real Vang Vieng is definitely a good pick.

This hostel offers both bunk beds and private rooms, so choose whichever fits your budget or preference! Here, the rooms are clean, the staff is friendly, and the whole hostel gives off a very social vibe. You can hang out by the pool, chill in the shared lounge, or play some billiards.

Want to explore Vang Vieng with some new friends? The hostel organizes pub crawls, parties,  group tubing events — highly recommended if you’re traveling alone and want to meet other people.

Your stay also comes with free breakfast which is a great deal for the price you are paying!

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com | Hostel World  | Agoda

Nana Backpacker Hostel

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms | Private Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: 600m from Post Office

Price Range: From $6 per night

Looking for great value accommodation in Vang Vieng? Look no further than Nana Backpacker Hostel!

With both dorms and private rooms, this hostel offers you the best of both worlds… especially if you want some privacy while still enjoying the social environment of a hostel. Their bunk beds are available for $6 per night and you can get a double room for $18. Regardless of what type of room you pick, you can be sure that it’ll be clean and comfy.

Past guests rave about the great vibes at this hostel. You’ll love catching some rays in the pool or hanging out with some new friends in the common areas. This is definitely the spot to be, if you’re looking to meet other fun travelers!

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com | Agoda

Magic Monkey Garden Bungalow

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms | Bungalow

Wifi: Yes

Near: 900m from Post Office

Price Range: From $4 per night

Prefer a spot that’s a bit more chilled out? Check out Magic Monkey Garden. This place has a mix of dorms and private rooms, set in a more relaxed, nature-laden environment.

If you’re up for sleeping in a hammock, go for their dorm room which offers minimalistic accommodations at a super affordable price. But if you have more to spare in your budget, their bungalow is an awesome choice for something more comfy and private.

No matter which type of room you go for, you’ll get to enjoy the green surroundings and the on-site pool. It’s definitely a place that’s a bit more low-key than the party hostels in Vang Vieng!

PS: The sunset here is amazing; you won’t want to miss it!!!

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com Agoda

Best Mid-Range Hotels  in Vang Vieng

Sansan Resort

Quick Info
Room Type: Standard Double | Deluxe Double | Deluxe Bungalow | Family Room

Wifi: Yes

Near: 5-minute drive from Na Song River

Price Range: From $35 night

Sansan Resort is a little haven of peace and relaxation in Vang Vieng.

Located a little bit away from town, the resort is the perfect spot for a chill getaway.

While the standard rooms at Sansan Resort are simple, they’re definitely built for comfort. But for something a bit extra, go for their deluxe rooms. You’ll get more space, your own balcony, and a mountain view — pretty sweet!

When you’re not chilling in your room, spend some time in the nice pool area which is perfect for unwinding and relaxing. Plus, the resort is located in a lush garden where you can have your breakfast while overlooking the rice paddies.

This place gives great value for the price you are paying!

To see prices, read reviews or to find similar deals, check: Booking.com Agoda

Jasmine Vangvieng Hotel

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Twin | Triple | Family Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: 300m from Post Office

Price Range: From $31 per night

This mid-range hotel provides fantastic value for money and is a great choice for those staying in Vang Vieng.

Jasmine Vangvieng Hotel has a central location, making it a good base for exploring the area. Small groups of friends or families traveling together will love their Family Room which is able to accommodate up to four people. The rooms here are simple but comfortable, decorated with a touch of local culture. Some rooms also come with a mountain view.

The hotel also has a pool where you can work on your tan. Plus, breakfast is included in the price so you can fill up your tummies before heading out for the day!

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com Agoda

Vang Vieng Diamond Resort


Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Twin | Triple | Quadruple | Family | Junior Suite

Wifi: Yes

Near: Near Airport

Price Range: From $27 per night

Although it’s located a little bit far from town, Vang Vieng Diamond Resort is a superb mid-range option, especially if you’re traveling in a group.

With a wide range of rooms (their Family Room, which sleeps five, is the largest), you’ll be spoilt for choice at this quiet and peaceful resort. The rooms are super spacious and comfy, ensuring you’ll have a good night’s sleep.

On the grounds, there’s a pool, garden, shared lounge as well as a bar and restaurant.

When you’re ready to explore the town, simply hop into the free shuttle that will take you to where all the action is!

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com Agoda

Transportation: We recommend downloading the Skyscanner App and using Bookaway or 12Go website to view bus, boat, and train schedules ahead of time. We’ve used these websites all over Asia and it saves us the hassle of lining up in travel agencies or bus stations.

Best Luxury Hotels in Vang Vieng

Vieng Tara Villa


Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Villa

Wifi: Yes

Near: 2-minute walk from Nam Sing Riverfront

Price Range: From $72 night

If you’re looking for a place to relax and unwind, a few days here will help you do just that. The serene location will have your stress just melt away with every breath!

Located in the middle of rice paddies, this resort offers a relaxing retreat in Vang Vieng. The rooms at Vieng Tara Villa are well-maintained and a delight to stay in, with a rustic vibe that will charm you. For a real splurge, go for one of their mountain view villas!

The breakfast which comes with the room is delicious and is beautifully set in their outdoor dining area.

This place is definitely one of the best places to stay in Vang Vieng!

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com Agoda

Silver Naga Hotel

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Twin | Family | Suites

Wifi: Yes

Near: 5-minute walk from the center of Vang Vieng

Price Range: From $49 per night

For a room with a breathtaking view, take a look at Silver Naga Hotel.

While the rooms are pretty simple, you get lots of room and comfort. If you get a balcony room, which we highly suggest, you can wake up, walk out your balcony and see the most stunning view of the river and the limestone karsts.

Other highlights of the hotel are the pool area which is one of the best ones in Vang Vieng as well as the breakfast buffet which is a mix of Asian and Western dishes.

Silver Naga is definitely worth checking out!

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com  Agoda

Riverside Boutique Resort Vang Vieng


Quick Info
Room Type: Twin | Double | Suites

Wifi: Yes

Near: Nam Song River

Price Range: From $118 per night

This well-reviewed hotel is a refreshing break from the small budget hotels all over Vang Vieng.

At the Riverside Boutique Resort, you can enjoy days of solitude and rest as you overlook the mountains and the river. The rooms here are bright, airy, and well-decorated. The height of indulgence is their Riverside Suite which includes a living room area and a wraparound balcony that offers views of the gardens, mountains, and pool. How dreamy!

Relax and enjoy the scenery as you have breakfast on their outdoor deck while overlooking the mountains.

For true luxury in Vang Vieng, you can’t go wrong with this resort!

To see prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com  Agoda

Travel Must: At the risk of sounding like your parents, make sure you get travel insurance before hitting the road. Trust us, it’s one of those things you don’t want to leave home without. We recommend either World Nomads or Safety Wing, depending on the type of traveler you are.


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