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.
- 1 Best Budget Places to Stay in Vang Vieng
- 2 Best Mid-Range Hotels in Vang Vieng
- 3 Best Luxury Hotels in Vang Vieng
Best Budget Places to Stay in Vang Vieng
Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel
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!
Nana Backpacker Hostel
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!
Magic Monkey Garden Bungalow
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!!!
Best Mid-Range Hotels in Vang Vieng
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!
Jasmine Vangvieng Hotel
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!
Vang Vieng Diamond Resort
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!
Best Luxury Hotels in Vang Vieng
Vieng Tara Villa
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!
Silver Naga Hotel
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!
Riverside Boutique Resort Vang Vieng
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!