Best Hostels in Vang Vieng

3 Best Hostels in Vang Vieng, Laos – Tubbing, Lagoons and Hills of limestone

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Vang Vieng is a crazy party town dominated by wild backpackers in South East Asia. If you’ve heard about tubing – an activity where you sit on an inflatable tube and ride water waves or snow-covered hills – it started right here in town!

If you are backpacking Vang Vieng, there is much to explore apart from this thrilling activity.

From the calm oasis of the jungle hikes to the outdoor adventure, the water caves, Kayak Nam Song’s rapids, or simply climbing the Pha Poak mountain to watch the sunset, there is something for everyone.

Today, we have written this guide to share our insights about the charming little town and share information about the best hostels in Vang Vieng.

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  1. Vang Vieng Freedom Backpackers (1 and 2) - best for backpacker and solo-traveler
  2. Nana Backpackers Hostel - best for Party lovers
  3. Faraway Suites Vang Vieng - best for Couples

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The city has now reinvented itself as Laos’s ecotourism and adventure capital. Moreover, plenty of Vang Vieng activities can be done on a backpacker’s budget!

If you’re planning on backpacking through Laos, we also have a guide on the best hostels in Luang Prabang.

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you…

  • are tired of crappy hostels!
  • want a social Hostel to actually meet people
  • are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much better experience

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Quick Introduction to Vang Vieng

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Vang Vieng cost $3 – $6 per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room has an average price of around $22 per night. This is a rough average, just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelz.com or Hostelworld.com.

Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

Best Transportation Option: Vang Vieng is home to some of Asia’s most scenic motorbike routes. The best way to see all the sights is by renting a bike, driving through the countryside, and exploring charming bridges, stunning viewpoints, and roaring waterfalls.

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The 3 Best Hostels in Vang Vieng are …

Let’s jump right into the coolest hostels in Vang Vieng.

  1. Vang Vieng Freedom Backpackers (1 and 2) – best for backpacker and solo-traveler
  2. Nana Backpackers Hostel – best for Party lovers
  3. Faraway Suites Vang Vieng – best for Couples

We put all accommodations on the map, incl. our own tips for restaurants, things to see, and more.

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: Vang Vieng Freedom Backpackers (1 and 2)
🧘 Cozy Hostel: Faraway Suites Vang Vieng
🎒 for Backpacker:Vang Vieng Freedom Backpackers (1 and 2)
🥳 Party Hostel:Nana Backpackers Hostel
👫 For Socializing:Vang Vieng Freedom Backpackers (1 and 2)
👩‍❤️‍👨 Couple Hostel: Faraway Suites Vang Vieng

1. Vang Vieng Freedom Backpackers (1 and 2)

Vang Vieng Freedom Backpackers (1 and 2) is at the top of our list of best hostels in Vang Vieng! It’s a popular choice amongst travelers whether they are thoroughly exploring the town or just passing through.

The hostel is easy to find as it is strategically positioned close to public facilities. It’s one of the smartest choices if you are looking for outstanding services and affordable accommodation. 

Every day at the hostel begins with a delicious free breakfast. Additionally, The Vang Vieng Freedom Backpackers Hostel provides a variety of facilities, such as free wifi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, a laundromat, a shared kitchen facility, and much more.

Whenever you wish to take a break from a long day, you can enjoy the many activities in the gaming room, like playing darts and billiards. With so much to enjoy and explore, Vang Vieng Freedom Backpackers (both 1 and 2 that are located close to each other) Hostels offer a time embraced by fun! 

The best choice in Vang Vieng for

  • Solo Travelers
  • Backpackers
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Vang Vieng Freedom Pool Vang Vieng Freedom Lounge Vang Vieng Freedom Cafe

2. Nana Backpackers Hostel

Nana Backpackers Hostel is the ultimate party hostel in the heart of Vang Vieng! The 3-star hostel has a swimming pool, mini gym, bar, restaurant, and movie room that is easily accessible for all the guests.

Plus, it offers air-conditioned private and dorm rooms with shared bathroom facilities. The hostel provides a high standard of services to suit the individual needs of travelers.

Some available facilities are free Wi-Fi services, 24-hour security services, daily housekeeping, and a shared kitchen. Every room is elegantly furnished, equipped with handy amenities, and clean and spacious.

Furthermore, Nana Backpackers Hostel features a restaurant and a vibrant bar with free spirit shots from 7-9 pm daily! Most of the hostel guests go to the Irish pub in the evening.

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Nana Backpackers Pool

Despite the party vibes, if you want to get some sleep, don’t worry, as the music is played until 10.30 pm, and then it goes off.

The staff is fantastic and tries to help you in every way possible. It’s a great place; the atmosphere is simply amazing, fun, and easy to meet new people.

The hostel’s location makes it truly an ideal place as there are a lot of activities around. You can go tubing, Kayaking, swimming at one of the lagoons, rock climbing, hiking, and flying in hot air balloons over the town.

A great choice for

  • Party lovers
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 Nana Backpackers Gym Nana Backpackers Lounge

3. Faraway Suites Vang Vieng

Faraway Suites Vang Vieng is one of the best hostels in Vang Vieng, catering perfectly to those who wish to have a relaxing time. It offers luxurious double rooms and spacious dorms with an outdoor swimming pool.

It is closely located next to the Nam Song river, Tham Chang elephant cave, and Kaeng Nyui waterfall. All the rooms have a balcony where you can enjoy spectacular views of the mountains and come fitted with luxurious bedding.

There is a restaurant with a lot to offer, serving different types of food from America, Thailand, Belgium, and other countries. The best part is that the hostel also caters to dairy-free, vegan and dietary requirements.

Other facilities include a free wifi facility, terrace, bar, free private parking, and a shared lounge. If you feel tired and wish to relax, the hostel has a spa with excellent treatments sure to put you at ease. The staff and owner are friendly and helpful and will go above and beyond to accommodate your needs!

The area is popular for hiking and cycling, so if you are looking for a centrally located hostel that offers luxury comfort, book your stay at Faraway Suites.

This is one of the best hostels in Vang Vieng for

  • A relaxing trip
  • Couples
Book Faraway Suites Vang Vieng here

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Faraway Suites Views Faraway Suites Pool Faraway Suites Dorms

Best Hostels in Vang Vieng for Solo Travelers?

The best hostel in Vang Vieng for solo travelers is Vang Vieng Freedom Backpackers (1 and 2). It has an awesome location, close to a lot of things you can do in Vang Vieng. 

Its facilities are also super convenient since they include plenty of shared spaces where you’ll be able to meet fellow travelers as well as facilities that will make your trip less worrisome (like their laundromat for example)

Book Vang Vieng Freedom Backpackers (1 and 2) here

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Vang Vieng Freedom Pool

What about the cheapest hostels in Vang Vieng?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Vang Vieng.

  1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Vang Vieng
  2. add your dates
  3. Order the listings by price

Simple as that.

Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.

Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

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How to book?

The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

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We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Vang Vieng best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/ bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

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All Top Hostels put on a map + sights

These are a few best hostels in Vang Vieng that are worth checking out. All the hostels we have listed are safe and ensure to take care of every traveler’s needs. We’ve grouped our top 3 hostel picks in the map below to give you an idea of their distances to some of the attractions you might want to visit in Vang Vieng. 

We have compiled some activities and trips we think are worth checking out in the area:

Kaeng Nyui waterfalls: It is located only 30 minutes from the town and is the perfect place to escape the hot summers. Drive through the traditional Laotian houses and cute farms.

Trip from Vang Vieng to Ban Pha Tang: Admire the lush green beauty and incredible views of the limestone karsts. Near the river is a small colorful and breathtaking Buddhist temple, Wat Pho Kam Chai Mong KoI. 

Lagoons:  Swim in the dreamlike turquoise waters of Vang Vieng. It’s one of the most popular things to do and is only 20 minutes from the town.
Kayaking: Head down to Nam Song river to row! You can enjoy the breathtaking nature surrounding the water as you kayak along the river.

FAQs

Here we share with you the most asked question:

What are the best hostels in Vang Vieng?

The best hostels in Vang Vieng are:

  1. Vang Vieng Freedom Backpackers (1 and 2) – best for backpacker and solo-traveler
  2. Nana Backpackers Hostel – best for Party lovers
  3. Faraway Suites Vang Vieng – best for Relaxing

What is the best hostel in Vang Vieng for solo travelers?

The best hostels for solo travelers in Vang Vieng is:
Vang Vieng Freedom Backpackers (1 and 2)

What is the best party hostel in Vang Vieng?

The best party hostel in Vang Vieng is:
Nana Backpackers Hostel

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Flights to Vang Vieng?

There are currently no airports in Vang Vieng and the nearest airport is Sayaboury Airport (ZBY).

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This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter, and find the best place on a budget! We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We are constantly updating all our guides to keep them as fresh and accurate as possible.

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