Finding a nice place where to stay in Luang Prabang Laos, in general, seems like an easy task but once we went into details, it wasn’t so easy after all. Laos is the kind of country that’s still just developing and you shouldn’t expect extremely high-quality standards whether you plan to stay at one of the Luang Prabang 5 star hotels or some of the midrange or budget guesthouses. However, there are a few gems that can be found!
Luang Prabang and Laos overall is known as a place with not the best WiFi in comparison to other SE Asia countries nearby. While it’s not a critical issue for those on vacation, it’s was pretty important to us, as we travel and work from our laptops at the same time. So all the Luang Prabang hotels we recommend here has a good WiFi for working or surfing the web during our vacation.
Another factor you want to look at is the location. It’s best to go for hotels in Luang Prabang city center, as moving around with taxi is not the cheapest thing if you have to do haggle about it daily with the taxi drivers. It’s way better to be around the central part of the city with the night market, the walking street, temples, and all the nice cafes.
To make the task of picking the best places to stay in Luang Prabang way easier for you, here are our personal recommendations of great and stylish Luang Prabang accommodation.
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- ◽THE BEST STYLISH LUANG PRABANG BOUTIQUE HOTELS
- ◽BEST HOTELS IN LUANG PRABANG ON A BUDGET
- ◽THE BEST LUANG PRABANG 5 STAR HOTELS
◽THE BEST STYLISH LUANG PRABANG BOUTIQUE HOTELS
Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel
Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel might be the best boutique hotel Luang Prabang has to offer. Or at least the TOP5. Apart from the central location and 5-minute walking distance from the night market and all the restaurants, it also offers the feeling of being close to nature. Such elements are Lotus pond at the breakfast area, nice garden and the big pool does the trick!
This hotel offers one of the most stylish interior designs I’ve seen anywhere in Laos. It’s a great balance between “minimalist style meets historic colonial vibes”. You can get classic rooms for two or bigger ones as well as bungalows. Good place for couples as much as families. Oh, and the best part that I found missing in most of the places in Laos – they pay attention to small details to make a guest’s stay perfect!
The prices start at around 70$.
Villa Maly Boutique Hotel
Villa Maly Boutique Hotel is the right pick for you if you are looking for hotels in Luang Prabang with a swimming pool. This place has a nice one with a spacious lounge area around it where to relax and catch that nice SE Asian tan.
The rooms are of different sizes with plenty of space. They are comfortable for couples as well as families with kids. Design-wise this hotel totally reminds of a cozy boutique hotel with a personality somewhere in Paris. The classic French design with a hint of Laotian historic feels is what describes this elegant place the most.
The prices start at around 90$.
3 Nagas Luang Prabang MGallery by Sofitel
This is no doubt one of the best hotels in Luang Prabang. It’s the kind of place where you’ll be able to enjoy a mix of Lao and French design, offering the best of two cultures. A lot of timber framework in the interior and the rich collection of Lao artifacts and paintings really sets the right mood.
The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Perfect for a romantic getaway or a family trip with kids, as triple rooms are offered as well. If you’re looking to enjoy some peace and quiet in the gardens yet be close all the hustle of the city, this is the right place for you.
Start your day every morning with fresh croissants and pain au chocolat at breakfast and end it with explicit cocktails at the 3 Nagas Restaurant under mango trees.
The prices start at around 120$.
Burasari Heritage Luang Prabang
This is another Lao and French design combo masterpiece. Located conveniently right in the center of Luang Prabang with a view of Nam Khan River. Burasari Heritage Luang Prabang is where you come to enjoy a quality service and attention to details. This hotel offers such free activities as sunset cruise on the river, a traditional Lao cooking class, welcome drinks and more.
The rooms are comfortable and quiet when you need a good night sleep. Most of the rooms are double rooms with a possibility to add the third person, in case you travel with family. You’ll find everything you need at Burasari Heritage Luang Prabang, including free bicycles to ride to the night and morning markets for some fresh fruit.
The prices start at around 100$.
◽BEST HOTELS IN LUANG PRABANG ON A BUDGET
Singharat Guest House
Singharat Guest House is hands down our favorite guest house Luang Prabang can offer. Located within a 10-minute walk from the Walking street and the night market, only 5 minutes from the place where the Monk Alms Giving ceremony takes place every morning at the sunrise.
It has everything for a comfortable stay on a budget. Clean and comfortable rooms, AC, a huge hot shower that’s quite rare in SE Asia. A nice breakfast menu is included. The second-floor balcony is nice for sitting outside, having a coffee and working on your laptop. And the cherry on top – Singharat Guest House has the fastest WiFi we’ve seen in Laos. So if you’re a digital nomad traveling to Laos, this for sure is the best place to stay in Luang Prabang for you.
The prices start at around 15$.
Lakangthong 2 Friendly House & Swimming Pool
This guesthouse in another great budget accommodation in Luang Prabang. It’s quite simple, yet very clean and comfortable with a nice shower and AC. The thing that people love the most about it is the pool, which is quite rare in Luang Prabang guest houses at a budget level.
The breakfast is included in the room price and has a nice selection of fruit along with other choices. What makes this a rare find is a good WiFi, as, in almost 90% of Laos accommodations, the WiFi quality is very weak.
This guesthouse is located about 15-minute walk away from the main walking street and all the cheap street food options.
The prices start at around 15$.
View Khemkhong Guesthouse
This guesthouse in the heart of Luang Prabang should be the top choice for those looking to stay right beside the Mekong river. The rooms are big, clean and comfortable. Most people love this place for their good breakfast choice for the low price they pay and this is another one of the very few places with good WiFi.
Another just as important factor in favor of choosing View Khemkhong Guesthouse as one of the best places to stay in Luang Prabang is the owner of this guesthouse, who will take good care of you and give you all the information to make your trip in Laos as good as possible.
The prices start at around $15.
Aham Backpackers Hostel (the super-find!)
This Luang Prabang hostel is as budget as it gets. You’ll be able to stay in a dorm room for a price as low as $3. And this hostel is worth way more than that. They have a friendly staff, clean rooms, the privacy curtain for each bed in the dorm.
They offer free tea, coffee and water, and even breakfast is included. There’s a gym right next door to the place for about a $1 with a good variety of equipment.
So if you’re looking for a very cheap option, this is the absolutely best budget place in the city!
The prices start at around $3.
◽THE BEST LUANG PRABANG 5 STAR HOTELS
AVANI+ Luang Prabang
AVANI+ Luang Prabang is the kind of place that would be worthy of paying about $1000 for, yet it’s only around $150. That’s the beauty if SE Asia. This is one of the few Luang Prabang Luxury Hotels that seems to have it all – kind and professional staff, spacious, stylish rooms, extremely clean and with attention to every detail. The location is as central as it can be – right in front of the Night Market. You can get anywhere from there in a few minutes.
The only thing less than perfect is the breakfast choice, that could be a bit wider. But you won’t go hungry there, so no worries!
The prices start at around $150.
The Luang Say Residence
This visually pleasing colonial-style resort is a great choice for the lovers of beautiful, clean design and lots of natural light in the room. The seating area of each room offers great views of the garden. The breakfast choice is excellent, the quality of service is on a 5-star level, there is a grand pool and a poolside restaurant. So an unforgettable hotel experience is pretty much guaranteed.
The Luang Say Residence is located outside the city center, which can be a downside for those who want to be around the main street with all the restaurants and Night market. It can be an upside as it’s away from the crowds (It’s actually not very crowded there) and can take a free bicycle any time and bike down to the center in 10 minutes.
The prices start at around $160.
Sofitel Luang Prabang
Sofitel Luang Prabang is another excellent 5-star choice of accommodation a bit outside the city center. The whole area is wide, open and gorgeous, with an open-air restaurant for a great breakfast every morning. They offer a variety of suites and villas. In some of them, you can even have your private outdoor tub in the backyard for a romantic relaxation and recharging your batteries. Natural spa therapies and massage treatments are also available at the SPA.
The prices start at around $230.