Thailand and Vietnam – even Cambodia – are popular backpacking destinations. But backpacking Laos? It is surprisingly not as common.
We’re not sure why. This Southeast Asian country boasts the impressive Mekong river and mountainous terrain, Buddhist monastaries and hill tribe settlements.
It’s been said that it’s both the prettiest country in Southeast Asia, and the least visited. So, what are you waiting for?
This is a top destination for solo travellers looking to get off-the-beaten-track and discover affordable hostels.
Heck there is even a 5 star hostel; Sailomyen Hostel & Cafe in Vientiane.
For those backpacking more of Southeast Asia, check out:
- 3 best hostels in Pai, Thailand
- best hostels in Chiang Mai with 5 star Oxotel Chiang Mai
- Vietnam: best hostels in Hanoi
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