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-fuelled 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 themselves 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

Phubarn Inn

Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Single Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: 100m from Luang Prabang Bakery

Price Range: $7 a night

If you’re looking for a place to meet people, staying in Real Vang Vieng is definitely a good pick. Here, the rooms are clean, the staff are friendly, and the whole hostel gives off a very social vibe. The hostel offers pub crawls, parties, and organizes group tubing events. Highly recommended if you’re traveling alone and want to meet other people. The place also comes with free breakfast which is a great deal for the price you are paying! (Prices start at $7 with breakfast for a single bed)

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

Fat Monkeys Hostel

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms | Double Room

Wifi: Yes

Near: 3 minutes from Namsong River

Price Range: $5-15 a night

This newly opened hostel offers clean beds, lockers, and an overall chilled out vibe. It is located right next to Sakura bar where you can enjoy a few drinks from in the evenings. The hostel is 3 minutes away from the Namsong River and is great value for budget backpackers. They have 4 bedroom dorms and private rooms for two! (Prices start at $5 a night for a dorm and $15 a night for a private room)

To see prices and read reviews, check: Agoda

Phubarn Inn

Quick Info
Room Type: Twin | Double

Wifi: Yes

Near: 100m from Sakura Bar

Price Range: $22 a night

If you want a place that is decent but still budget-friendly, Phubarn Inn is a good option. The location is pretty central, close to all the bars without it being noisy. They have single rooms and double rooms which are good value considering the price. Although the rooms are small, they are kept fairly clean. Breakfast is basic but is a nice surprise for the amount you are paying. (Prices start at $22 for a double room for two)

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

Top Rated Budget Hostels in Vang Vieng | Hostelworld

Best Mid-Range Places to Stay in Vang Vieng

Villa Vang Vieng Riverside

Vang Vieng Sunrise View Resort

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Twin | Triple

Wifi: Yes

Near: 5-minute drive from Na Song River

Price Range: $23 a night

This resort it is located a little bit away from town which makes it even better. They have a nice pool area which is perfect for unwinding and relaxing. The rooms are pretty basic but they have everything that you need. The resort is located in a lush garden where you can have your breakfast while overlooking the rice paddies. Great value for the price you are paying. (Prices start at $23 a night for two people)

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

The Grand Riverside Hotel

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Twin | Triple

Wifi: Yes

Near: 100 m from Nam Song River Bridge

Price Range: $30 a night

This mid-range hotel provides fantastic value for money and is a great choice for those staying in Vang Vieng. This 2 star hotel is located right at the edge of town and has the most fantastic views from the balcony. The pool is nice and refreshing and is a good addition to the hotels facilities. Although the breakfast is very basic (noodles and rice), it’s still a nice addition. (Prices start at $30 a night for two people)

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

Villa Vang Vieng Riverside

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Twin

Wifi: Yes

Near: Overlooking Nam Song River

Price Range: $50 a night

This resort is a little bit far from town which makes it very quiet and peaceful. Relaxing by the pool while looking at the river is by far one of the best features of this hotel. Although the service could be a bit better, the outdoor pool and other amenities make up for it. The rooms, although a  little bit small has everything that you need for a comfortable nights stay. (Prices start at $50 for two people with breakfast)

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

Best Luxurious Places to Stay in Vang Vieng

Vieng Villa Tara

Vieng Villa Tara

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Villa

Wifi: Yes

Near: 2-minute walk from Nam Sing Riverfront

Price Range: $60 a night

If you’re looking for a place to relax and unwind, a few days here will help you do just that. Located in the middle of rice paddies, these amazing villas are a sight to see. The rooms are well maintained and are a delight to stay in. 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. (Prices start at $60 a night for two people with breakfast)

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: $120 a night

This hotel provides a decent place to stay in with the most amazing view. 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. The rooms are well decorated and the pool area is one of the best ones in Vang Vieng. The breakfast buffet which comes with the rooms is also a nice touch. Definitely worth checking out! (Prices start at $120 a night for the suite with a balcony)

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: $115 a night

This well-reviewed hotel is a refreshing break from the small budget hotels all over Vang Vieng. Here, you can enjoy days of solitude and rest as you overlook the mountains and the river. The rooms are bright, airy, and well-decorated. Relax and enjoy the scenery as you have breakfast on their outdoor deck while overlooking the mountains. The service is relatively good but is still a work in progress. (Prices start at $115 for a room for two with breakfast)

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

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