Best Places to Stay in Vientiane, Laos | Top Hotels & Hostels

written by local expert Becky Rogers

Becky is an avid rock climber and outdoor enthusiast and is now living in France as an expat. When she is not writing about travel gear and various destinations she has visited during her travels, you can find her playing with her two dogs.

Heading to Vientiane, Laos and wondering where to stay? We’ve got you covered with this Vientiane accommodation guide!

Although it is the capital and largest city in Laos, Vientiane isn’t crazy busy and overwhelming to travel around. Between all the broad boulevards and tree-lined streets, you can easily explore the city and its many shrines and watts (temples).

Regardless if you’re traveling to Laos for culture, relaxation or adventure, here are a few of our top picks for the best places to stay in Vientiane for hotels and hostels.

Best Budget Hostels in Vientiane

Orange Backpacker Hostel

Room Type: Dorms | Private Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Laos National Museum

Price Range: From $6 per night

Conveniently located close to the center of the city, Orange Backpacker Hostel is the perfect base to explore from.

Situated in an area full of street food stalls, bars, and restaurants, it’s a great choice for foodie lovers. The hostel is also walking distance from the Laos National Museum and Wat Sisaket.

The hostel is pretty basic but modern. The beds are clean, the showers are good, and the air conditioning in the rooms make for a good sleep! The staff here are friendly and can help you with information on the city and how to get around.

With prices starting at $6 per night, this is a total steal.

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.comAgoda

Dream Home Hostel 2

Room Type: Dorms | Double | Family Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Victory Gate and Wattay International Airport

Price Range: From $5 per night

Highly recommended by many backpackers is the Dream Home Hostel 2 as it is great value for money!

Not only do you get clean and air-conditioned dormitory rooms with private lockers, the hostel also has a pool table, an outdoor pool. For an extra bit of comfort and privacy, opt for one of their private rooms where you can stretch out.

What’s more, the hostel offers breakfast and free local rice whiskey to its guests from 9 pm till 1 am. Ummm… yes, please! It’s also a perfect place for socializing, with many bars and restaurants close by.

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.comAgoda

Avalon B&B

Room Type: Dorms | Private Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Laos National Museum and Talat Sao Shopping mall

Price Range: From $6 a night

Perfectly located down a quiet side street, Avalon B&B is just two minutes away from cafes, restaurants, and main attractions.

The air-conditioned dorm rooms are spacious and the beds are known for being super comfy! Each bunk also has a personal locker and reading light which is great not to disturb anyone else in the room. For those who prefer their own space, the B&B also offers private rooms. You’ll get more space and full privacy, plus your own private bathroom!

With a free breakfast served from the attached bakery, this is one hostel that will feel like home.

To see prices and read reviews, check: | 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.

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Best Mid-Range Places to Stay in Vientiane

Vientiane Garden Villa Hotel

Room Type: Double | Family Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: 10-minute drive from Morning Market

Price Range: From $36 per night

Vientiane Garden Villa Hotel offers a small slice of serenity within the city. Located a 10-minute drive from Morning Market, this hotel has a courtyard design, with a pool in the middle.

The rooms here are spacious and modern, with comfortable beds and wood furniture. Plus, this is a great spot for small groups or families as their Deluxe Family Room can sleep up to four people!

Your stay also includes a yummy breakfast spread that will fill up you for a full day of exploring.

And if you ever need assistance during your stay, the friendly hotel staff are more than happy to help with information and tips on what to do in the city!

To see prices and read reviews, check: | Agoda

Lao Silk Hotel

Room Type: Double | Queen | Family Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Mekong River

Price Range: From $30 per night

Located in the heart of Vientiane, Lao Silk Hotel is a great choice for travelers who love to be in the bustle of a new city and for a very affordable price!

The rooms at the hotel are minimalistic and furnished with traditional Lao décor. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a room with a balcony that offers views of the city. The star here is definitely the warm and friendly service from the staff; they’ll absolutely make your stay the best possible.

In terms of location, you’ll be close to a bunch of local attractions. Only a seven-minute walk away is the Lao National Museum and the Talat Sao Shopping Mall is a 17-minute walk away. With easy access to a wide range of street food, restaurants, and the night market,  you will never be far away from anything.

To see prices and read reviews, check: | Agoda

Charming Riverside Hotel

Room Type: Twin| Double | Family Rooms | Junior Suite

Wifi: Yes

Near: Mekong River and Morning Market

Price Range: From $25 per night

Situated within five minutes of the main boulevard, local restaurants, bars and shops, Charming Riverside Hotel is peaceful yet perfectly accessible to everything.

This small, charming hotel offers great value for money. The rooms are clean and comfortable, with tasteful decor. For a bit of a “splurge”, go for their Junior Suite which comes with a seating area and a balcony!

A buffet breakfast is included in the price, so you don’t have to worry about starting your day on an empty stomach.

This should definitely a mid-range hotel in Vientiane that you should consider!

To see prices and read reviews, check: | Agoda

Best Luxury Places to Stay in Vientiane

Salana Boutique Hotel

Room Type: Twin | Double Rooms | Suites

Wifi: Yes

Near: Laos National Museum

Price Range: From $65 per night

If you’re looking for a trendy and stylish place to stay while in Vientiane, Salana Boutique Hotel is our top choice!

This hotel offers luxurious rooms that are modern and warmly decorated. Furnished in dark wood and with wood flooring, you’ll feel relaxed and rested in their comfortable rooms.

The hotel itself has a spa and restaurant, serving a variety of Vietnamese, Western and Asian dishes while you take in the views from floor-to-ceiling windows. Then end your night with a drink or two at their sky bar which offers the night view of the city.

As the hotel is within walking distance from attractions such as Laos National Museum and Talat Sao Shopping Mall, you’ll find it super easy to get around and take in the sights.

To see prices and read reviews, check: | Agoda

Green Park Boutique Hotel

Room Type: Twin | Double | Deluxe Rooms | Suites

Wifi: Yes

Near: Buddha Park

Price Range: From $93 per night

Centrally located, the Green Park Boutique Hotel is close to popular shopping areas and local dining, making it the perfect upscale spot to explore the city. At the same time, the location is quiet and serene and makes you feel like a million miles from the busy city.

The hotel features luxurious rooms with private balconies that are classically decorated with plush furniture. You’ll definitely have restful sleep here after busy days taking in the sights! If you want to stay in, you can hang out and take in the sun at the outdoor pool. For a dose of relaxation, head to the spa for a pampering treatment.

When you’re ready to take in the sights, there’s a free shuttle that will take you to the downtown area.

As well as a delicious breakfast, there is also Sala Nong Chan Restaurant that serves local specialties and international dishes and the Dok Da La Lounge for lunch.

To see prices and read reviews, check: | Agoda

Dhavara Boutique Hotel

Room Type: Twin | Double Rooms | Suites

Wifi: Yes

Near: 5-minute walk from Namphu Park

Price Range: From $120 per night

To experience old-school luxury, head to the Dhavara Boutique Hotel. Perfectly located a short walk from restaurants, night markets, and main attractions, you can even see views of the That Luang Stupa from your room.

The rooms here are the height of elegance, with giant comfy beds (you can actually sleep lengthways!) and lots of room to stretch out. After a day of sightseeing, take a breather on your own private balcony

On the hotel premises, there is a sun terrace, bar and a la carte restaurant where you can enjoy authentic Lao cuisine and a variety of international dishes.

You’ll be basking in the lap of luxury at the Dhavara!

To see prices and read reviews, check: | Agoda

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