Starting at Rs 580, These B&Bs In Laos Are Perfect For Every Kind of Traveller

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With its lush jungles, varied topography, and a kaleidoscope of communities living in harmony, Laos offers an unparalleled travel experience. Being one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse countries in the south-east Asian region, it is a favourite among backpackers and explorers.

The best part about this small landlocked gem, however, is that you don't have to spend a bomb to get the experience of your dreams. Here's a list of 10 amazing and cheap bed and breakfasts with delicious food, comfortable rooms and classy interiors to help you make the most of your stay in the beautiful country of Laos.

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Photo of Sala Thongyon Guesthouse, Savannakhet, Laos by Adete Dahiya

Where: Kaysorn District, Savannakhet

Perfect for: Couples looking for a romantic getaway on a budget

About: Stashed away in a hidden garden lies the 10-room guesthouse of Sala Thongyon. Run by two Lao sisters, this place has local-style wooden bungalows decorated using traditional furniture and upholstery. Each room has a balcony and western-style bathrooms. Although free Wi-Fi is available, there is no television or other electronic devices, leaving you free to connect with nature. Breakfast is cooked to order and tea and coffee are available free of cost.

Price: Starting at ₹647 for a standard double room

Things to do nearby: Explore the garden and its organic farms, visit the Laos Friendship Bridge, take a trip to the Dinosaur Museum, go cycling around the city.

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Photo of Pukyo, Phonsavan, Laos by Adete Dahiya

Where: Ban Nangoy, Xieng Khouang Province

Perfect for: Travellers looking for a rustic, personalised homestay experience

About: Located about an hour's drive from Xieng Khouang's capital Phonsavan, this gorgeous bungalow is a popular option for tourists looking to stay away from the hustle bustle of the main town. The bungalow offers shared as well as private stay options depending on your budget. The host is very helpful and will arrange everything you need for a comfortable trip on request. Continental and vegetarian breakfast options are available every morning. This is one of the best rated guesthouses in the Ban Nangoy area and features an outdoor swimming pool, Wi-Fi, a free shuttle service, a shared kitchen, and a wardrobe and desk in every room.

Price: Single bed in shared dorm starting at ₹776 per night

Things to do nearby: Visit the Plain of Jars (a megalithic archaeological landscape), spend a day at Nong Tang Lake, Tad Ka Waterfall in Nong Het, explore Phonsavan city.

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Photo of Vivanouk, Savannakhet, Laos by Adete Dahiya

Where: Savannakhet city

Perfect for: History enthusiasts and those looking for centrally located stay options in Savannakhet

About: Vivanouk is a French colonial-style bungalow converted into a bed and breakfast. With spacious rooms, vibrant interiors, and a central location, it is a much sought-after property, especially by European tourists coming to this part of the world. Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV and bathrooms are available on a sharing basis. Besides a large continental breakfast being provided every morning, the property also has an on-site dining area where meals can be ordered during the day. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

Price: Starting at ₹1,614 per night for a double-occupancy room

Things to do nearby: Visit the Laos Friendship Bridge, take a trip to the Dinosaur Museum, go cycling around the city, book a hiking tour.

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Photo of Croissant d'Or Guestroom by Avalon B&B, Luang Prabang, Laos by Adete Dahiya

Where: Luang Prabang

Perfect for: Vegetarians and backpackers looking for centrally-located accommodation in Luang Prabang

About: This gorgeous guesthouse, also set up in an old French-style bungalow, has a rustic charm that will immediately draw you in. A favourite with backpackers, Croissant d'Or Guestroom by Avalon B&B offers simple and clean rooms complete with a television, private bathroom and Wi-Fi access. A vegetarian breakfast is available each morning and the staff is courteous and accommodating.

Price: Starting at ₹841 for a standard double-occupancy room

Things to do nearby: Visit the nearby temples of Wat Mai Suwannapumaram, Wat Aham, and Wat Ho Xiang, take the cross river ferry, visit the weaving community of Ock Pop Tok, and explore the traditional arts and ethnology centre. All these places are located within a kilometre of the guesthouse.

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Photo of Elephant Adventure Village Tree House, Vientiane Province, Laos by Adete Dahiya

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Photo of Elephant Adventure Village Tree House, Vientiane Province, Laos by Adete Dahiya

Where: Vang Vieng

Perfect for: Nature and adventure enthusiasts

About: If you're looking for luxury accommodation complete with all amenities, then this is not the place for you. On the other hand, if you're looking for adventure and a taste of the local Lao life, you will like Elephant Adventure Village Treehouse. This stunning treehouse, located just a few meters from the famous Tham Nam Water Cave, is an experience in itself. You get a futon bed and a mosquito net to spend the night here, and the view from the treehouse is incredible. There's also a restaurant on site so you don't have to suffer from hunger pangs. They even provide a free shuttle service to and from Vang Vieng three times a day.

Price: Starting at ₹644 for a single bed in a six-bed mixed dorm

Things to do nearby: Go tubing in the Tham Nam Water Cave and visit others as well—Tham Phu Kham Cave, Tham Chang Elephant Cave, take a trip to Kaeng Nyui Waterfall, see how mulberries are grown at the Organic Mulberry Farm Cafe, and go swimming in the Blue Lagoon.

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Where: Champasak town

Perfect for: Families and couples looking for a luxurious holiday experience

About: If you think spending a few days in the lap of luxury requires you to shell out a load of moolah, the View at Champasak will make you think again. This gorgeous resort, with a private beach, wooden villas and an onsite restaurant is like something out of a movie. Each accommodation has a view of the mountain, four poster beds, television, private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms also boast of a terrace in addition to a private sitting area. A lavish American breakfast is prepared every morning and the guests can order meals throughout the day from the restaurant.

Price: Starting at ₹986 for a standard double room

Things to do nearby: Although the resort is a destination in itself, with activities such as hiking, cycling and swimming available for both adults and kids, there are a number of things you can do around. You can watch a show at the Shadow Puppet Theatre and Cinéma Tuktuk, visit Wat Muang Kang, take a boat ride on Mekong River, history buffs can go to Chao Boun Oum's Palace.

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Photo of Amandra Villa, Luang Namtha, Laos by Adete Dahiya

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Photo of Amandra Villa, Luang Namtha, Laos by Adete Dahiya

Where: Luang Namtha

Perfect for: Wildlife explorers and nature enthusiasts

About: This premiere ecotourism lodge is located in close proximity with the Nam Ha Protected Area – a forested park that is home to diverse animal and plant species – making it an ideal stay option for wildlife enthusiasts. All guest rooms are spacious and family-friendly, and house a private bathroom, television, and sitting area. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property and a continental breakfast is served every morning.

Price: Starting at ₹1,044 for a twin room

Things to do nearby: Visit the Nam Ha Eco Park, hike or cycle around the jungle trail, shop at the Luang Namtha night market, go take a look at the Golden Stupa and delve into the history of the land at the Luang Namtha museum.

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Photo of Green Box Capsule Hostel, Vientiane, Laos by Adete Dahiya

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Photo of Green Box Capsule Hostel, Vientiane, Laos by Adete Dahiya

Where: Vientiane city

Perfect for: Backpackers who are looking for some privacy in hostels and dormitories and travellers short on time

About: Located right in the heart of the city of Vientiane, Green Box Capsule Hostel is ideal for backpackers and travellers who are short on time and want to explore as much of the city in little time. The hostel offers beds in dormitories as well as private rooms. The bathrooms, however, have shared access. There are privacy curtains and reading lights near each of the beds and every individual gets assigned a locker to keep their luggage safe. The hostel is within walking distance from almost all major attractions in the city.

Price: Starting at ₹580 for a bed in a 10-bed mixed dorm, and ₹1,400 for a private room with a double bed

Things to do nearby: Visit the temples of Wat That Foon and Wat Si Muang, take a trip to Patuxai monument and the COPE visitor centre, make sure to see the Chaofa Ngum statue as well as the Thatluang Stupa.

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Photo of Villa Suan Maak Guesthouse & The Kitchen Restaurant, Luang Prabang, Laos by Adete Dahiya

Where: Luang Prabang

Perfect for: Families and senior travellers

About: Located at about 5km from the Luang Prabang Museum and within walking distance of most major attractions in the city, Villa Suan Maak is a cozy, family-run hotel that will give you ample time to relax in this busy city. With a total of 13 rooms, it provides privacy along with an option of mingling with fellow travellers. All rooms have air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. A continental breakfast is served every morning. For other meals, travellers can explore restaurants within walking distance.

Price: Starting at ₹1,369 for a double occupancy room

Things to do nearby: Visit the temples of Wat Mai Suwannapumaram, Wat Aham, and Wat Ho Xiang, take the cross river ferry, visit Mount Phousy and the National Museum and explore the French Cultural Centre.

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Photo of Zuela Guesthouse & Restaurant, 17A, Luang Namtha, Laos by Adete Dahiya

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Photo of Zuela Guesthouse & Restaurant, 17A, Luang Namtha, Laos by Adete Dahiya

Where: Luang Namtha

Perfect for: Large group of friends or colleagues travelling together

About: What began as a family-run guesthouse in 2006 has transformed into a full-fledged hotel with 28 double occupancy rooms and an excellent 24-hour restaurant. Located at a convenient distance from the night market and other attractions in Luang Namtha, Zuela is a popular option with large groups of travellers. All guest rooms have private balconies, ensuite bathrooms, and are fitted with desks. A continental breakfast is available each morning, while others meals can be had at the in-house restaurant.

Price: Starting at ₹1,350 for a double occupancy room

Things to do nearby: Go on a two-day hike arranged by the resort, shop at the Luang Namtha night market, go take a look at the Golden Stupa and delve into the history of the land at the Luang Namtha museum.

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