Although it is the capital and largest city i  Laos, Vientiane isn’t a 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). From night markets to wacky buddha parks, exploring the capital city of a country is always interesting. So, 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 Places to Stay in Vientiane

Avalon B&B

Orange Backpacker Hostel

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Laos National Museum

Price Range: $6-12 a night

This hostel is conveniently located close to the center of the city, making it a great choice for foodie lovers and the perfect base to explore from. Full of street food stalls, bars, and restaurants close by, the place itself is also walking distance from the Laos National Museum and Wat Sisaket. The beds are clean, the showers are good and the air conditioning in the rooms make for a good sleep! (Prices start at $6 for a bed in a mixed dorm)

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

Dream Home Hostel 2

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms|Double |Family Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Victory Gate and Wattay International Airport

Price Range: $6-50 a night for dorm rooms/ private room

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. They offer breakfast and free local rice whiskey to its guests from 9 pm till 1 am. Ummm… yes, please! A perfect place for socializing with many bars and restaurants close by. (Prices range from $6-$8 for a dorm bed and $30-$50 for a private room)

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

Avalon B&B

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Laos National Museum and Talat Sao Shopping mall

Price Range: $6 a night

Perfectly located down a quiet side street, Avalon B&B is 2 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. With a free breakfast served from the attached bakery, this is one hostel that will feel like home. (Prices start at $6 for a dorm bunk)

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

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Best Mid-Range Places to Stay in Vientiane

Riverside Palace Hotel

Dansavanh Hotel

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Room Type: Twin|Double|Family Rooms|Suites

Wifi: Yes

Near: Wattay Airport and Mekong River

Price Range: $30-65 for private rooms

An ideal location if you have an early or late flight is the Dansavanh Hotel. A 5-minute walk from Wattay airport, the hotel also offers a free shuttle all through the night. The rooms are very spacious and modern, with comfortable beds and clean en-suites. The Mekong River is a 2-minute walk away or you can take a free shuttle into the center of Vientiane to explore. (Prices for a twin or double room start at $30 a night, where a VIP room would cost $45 and a suite $65)

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

New Lao Silk Hotel

Quick Info:
Room Type: Double Rooms|Queen Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Mekong River

Price Range: $28-40 for private rooms

Located in the heart of Vientiane, New 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! With easy access to a wide range of street food, restaurants, wats and the night market,  you will never be far away from anything. The rooms at the hotel are minimalistic and are furnished with traditional Lao décor. (Prices for a double room range between $28-35 a night depending on the view and a superior queen room starts at $40)

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

Riverside Palace Hotel

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

Wifi: Yes

Near: Mekong River and Morning Market

Price Range: $30-75 for private rooms

Situated within 5 minutes of the boulevard, local restaurants, bars and shops, Riverside Palace Hotel is peaceful yet perfectly accessible to everything. The rooms are clean and comfortable with a buffet breakfast included in the price. If you stay here, don’t forget to check out the night market. (Prices for a double or twin room range from $30-$40 a night. Prices start at $55 for a family room and $75 for a junior suite)

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

Best Luxurious Places to Stay in Vientiane

Dhavara Boutique Hotel

Salana Boutique Hotel

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

Wifi: Yes

Near: Laos National Museum

Price Range: $110-$205 for private rooms

If you’re looking for a trendy and stylish place to stay while in Vientiane, Salana Boutique Hotel is our top choice. The luxurious rooms are modern and warmly decorated. 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. The hotel is walking distance from attractions such as Laos National Museum and Talat Sao Shopping Mall. (Prices start at $110 a night for double rooms)

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

Green Park Boutique Hotel

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Room Type: Twin|Double|Deluxe Rooms|Suites

Wifi: Yes

Near: Buddha Park

Price Range: $115-$550 for private rooms

Centrally located, the Green Park Boutique Hotel is never far away from popular shopping areas and local dining. The hotel itself features an outdoor pool, a spa and luxurious rooms with private balconies that are classically decorated with plush furniture. 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. (Prices start at $115 for a deluxe double or twin room)

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

Dhavara Boutique Hotel

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

Wifi: Yes

Near: That Dam Black Stupa

Price Range: $130-$600 for private rooms

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 are elegantly decorated with giant comfy beds (you can actually sleep lengthways!) Of course, there is a sun terrace, bar and a la carte restaurant where you can enjoy authentic Lao cuisine and a variety of international dishes. (Prices start at $130 a night for double rooms)

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

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