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Where to sleep in Luang Prabang ? And at what price?

Updated: Jul 23, 2020

Where to stay in LuangPrabang? Difficult question regarding the several possibilities for accommodations. This jewel of Southeast Asia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers many guesthouses and hotels at all qualities and prices. There are many sites such as Trip Advisor, Booking or Agoda, collecting the opinion of former customers, but they are not always very objective ... Thus, how to find your place to sleep in all this mess? At Off Road Laos Adventures, we know these hotels very well and we reveal to you our best spots to stay with various budgets to enjoy an exceptional stay in Laos.

Low budget


We will not hide it; this place is dedicated to backpackers. It offers a great value for those on a budget. The location is ideal, although at first it can be a bit difficult to find. It is located near the Utopia, at the end of a quiet alley, and especially on the banks of the Nam Khan River. It is 5 minutes’ walk from the night market.

It is clean and offers nights in dormitory with shared bathroom and air conditioning, breakfast included. There is a large terrace with superb views of the river that encourages to relax and a pool to cool off when it's too hot. The location is exceptional.

Night in 8-beds dorm, around 6 USD (high season rate)


Small, cozy hotel in a family atmosphere. They like to describe their accommodation as "halfway between a hotel and a guest house ... with a French touch". The Cold River is ideally located in a quiet street 10 minutes’ walk from the historic city center, but enjoys a prime location next to the NamKhan River. The rooms are clean, with private bathroom and air conditioning. They are furnished in an elegant and rustic way. Some even have a balcony overlooking the river.

Marion and Ruddy, the couple of French owners have been living in Luang prabang for several years already. They will easily answer your questions and advise you on the best restaurants, massage places, bars and tours ...

Go check their website, the details are very clear.

Standard room, around 34 USD (high season rate)

Average Budget – charming hotels

It must be said that Luang Prabang is full of beautiful hotels, we chose these three because we work with them and appreciate them very much.


Probably the favorite hotel of the team ... It's on the other side of the Nam Khan River. This makes it a bit far from the historic center in the green season. But the rest of the year, a bamboo bridge is built on the river and you can reach the peninsula by walking 10 minutes.

The main asset of this establishment is its large tropical garden overlooking the river. It is divided into several bungalows of different sizes all offering views of the surrounding nature. Beautiful restaurant terrace with views and pool. Beautiful rooms ... natural materials, mixing modernity and Laotian tradition. Breakfast included, lao massage available ...

Classic room, around 79 USD (high season rate)


The name Dalabua means "Lotus Princess", which perfectly describes this charming hotel registered at the UNESCO world heritage. It is located in one of the most peaceful places of Luang Prabang, far from the hustle and bustle of the peninsula, only 3 minutes walk from the historical center. This place has 40 rooms in different houses scattered in a tropical environment. All rooms are furnished in an elegant blend of traditional and contemporary Laotian design, with all the modern comfort. The spa and pool are ideal for relaxing after a day of sightseeing.

Classic room, around 97 USD (high season rate)


Villa Maydou is a boutique hotel, next to Wat Meuna pagoda, near the old Nam Khan River Bridge. The wish of the owners was to create a traditional village atmosphere, where the buildings fit harmoniously into their beautiful tropical gardens and with the other buildings of the "village". Villa Maydou has 29 large rooms spread over five exceptional houses of traditional Lao architecture, two of which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The saltwater pool, the SPA, and the tropical garden bar are the ideal places to relax after a day of sightseeing or to laze in the afternoon.

Traditional room, around 84 USD (high season rate)

High budget – luxury hotel


It offers a breathtaking panoramic view on the city of Luang Prabang. This magnificent hotel has been restored to its original splendor and is among the best that can be expected from this World Heritage city. Innovative and traditional colorful patterns have been used to restore entire pieces to the finest details in draperies, ceilings, teak floors and murals. Today, each room category represents a myriad of cultures and times. He has received numerous awards for his architecture and design and has been the scene of many events.

Its pool, the largest in town, offers panoramic views above the Luang Prabang landscapes. Pool & Terrace Bar offers refreshing cocktails, cold beers, soft drinks and snacks. Guests can enjoy 360-degree views of the serene countryside and the mountain valley.

Standard room, around 290 USD (high season rate)


Hidden in the lush jungle that surrounds the historic royal city of Luang Prabang, a river - emanating from a waterfall - runs through the heart of this exotic retreat. Inspired by the French-Lao architecture that has made the city famous, the interiors reflect the influences of ancient temples, while the luxury villas under tents celebrate the spirit of exploration. A prestigious hotel, it has received the praise of World Travel magazine, selecting the 50 best new hotels in the world "Luxury 50 list 2018".

"From luxurious hilltop tents to private villas, this luxury resort offers the best of varied and exotic retreats with a cultural immersion in the enchanting setting of Laos. The former royal enclave, located in the middle of a lively waterfall, presents a Franco-Lao architecture with interiors that echo the temples of the region listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. Spacious balconies and oversized beds allow you to enjoy nature in style while rain showers and classic bathtubs are effortless indulgences. Riverside Villas and Waterfall Pool Villas offer comfort and entertainment with state-of-the-art technology and a workspace to keep you connected to the world, if needed."

River-side room, around 820 USD (high season rate)

Luang Prabang is a jewel of Southeast Asia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has inherited traditional Lao architecture, colonial and Buddhist architecture. There are temples at every street corner and monks in saffron dress are seen daily. It radiates a strong spirituality and a relaxed atmosphere cradled by the rhythms of the Nam Khan River and the Mekong River, protected by the mountains.

This small charming and authentic town is very popular in the high season (October to late March), thus we advise you to book several months prior your stay, 5 or 6 months to be sure to have a room available.

OFFROAD LAOS AVENTURES for a perfectly fitted trip

The travel agency ORLA TOURS has more than 18 years of experience in organizing cultural stays and discoveries in Laos. We seek to know the expectations of our customers to offer them the best in terms of activities but also for the accommodation aspect. We have many hotel partners throughout Laos - Cambodia and Burma too. This allows us to adapt our tour proposals to your desires and your budget. If you want more information, do not hesitate to contact our Franco-Laotian agency. We will be happy to answer you.

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