Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Luang Prabang, Laos. You can choose from 21 Luang Prabang hostels. In total, there are 45 cheap places to stay in Luang Prabang such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $4 for a dorm.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Luang Prabang, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Luang Prabang? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Luang Prabang alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Luang Prabang. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Luang Prabang. To help you make friends with Luang Prabang before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Guess what? Luang Prabang is also named and spelled Louangphrabang - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
It is not difficult to see how Luang Prabang earned its UNESCO World Heritage Site title. The architecture of the amazing temples that are scattered throughout the local town are nothing short of spectacular and you can spend days exploring them. But this is not all there is to this beautiful town. It is a mesh with stunning natural features and a calm ambiance that is reflected in the beautiful local people that you will meet here. Hostels in Luang Prabang are not in a localized region but distributed throughout the town center.
For those who love nature, take a trip out to the Kuang Si Waterfalls; if you are really keen, you can also take a swim. The Pak Ou Caves are only a short boat ride down the Mekong River and are also a must-see for the region. For sunset, climb to the top of Mount Phousi and watch the sun set over the stunning Mekong. From here, you can also see the red tent tops being erected for the local night market that runs through the streets with local vendors selling a range of local crafts and produce. On the opposite end of the scale, if you are up for sunrise, you can go and observe the alms-giving ceremonies where the local people give to the monks as they walk down the streets each morning. It is a stunning and spectacular sight to witness.
The other major thing that is very popular out of Luang Prabang is elephant conservation camp trips. Many of the companies here allow the elephants to roam free and they are not treated as poorly as they are in many of the other camps throughout Thailand. Do your research and choose a conservation program where the elephants are treated well if you are going on one of these trips. The elephant is a spectacular animal and these trips are amazing.
Written by local enthusiast for Luang Prabang hostels Globetrotter
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Luang Prabang. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Luang Prabang. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Luang Prabang and Laos.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.