Hostels in Vientiane, Laos

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Get to know Vientiane (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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 Vientiane. To help you make friends with Vientiane before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Vientiane, the capital city of Laos, is located close to the Laotian/Thai border in the northern part of Laos. Most of the hostels in Vientiane are located within the Chanthaboury region and many of them are along Chau Anou Road. The location doesn't really matter; as long as you are in and around the downtown region, it is easy enough to get around (there are many tuk tuk drivers who can take you to some of the local attractions for a small fee).

Among the more beautiful religious and architectural places to visit is the Golden Stupa, or Pha That Luang, which is a giant, golden statue of Buddha standing at around forty-five metres tall. Wat Si Sikat is also a stunning place to visit, with more than six thousand statues of Buddha in all different sizes and poses spread throughout the temple.

On a more historical note, a trip to the Laos National History Museum will give you all of the country's history. For a more recent historical monument, a trip to the Patuxai, of the Victory Gates, is also a must-see. This monument is built entirely out of concrete and is a dedicated war memorial to those Laotian soldiers that lost their lives in the war to achieve independence from France. What makes the memorial even more interesting is that it was funded entirely by the US government -- during the Vietnam War, America gave the Laotian government enough money to purchase concrete enough to build an airspace for them to use during the war. The Laotian government purchased the concrete and then decided that instead they would use it to build this monument.

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FAQ about Vientiane Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Vientiane. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Vientiane. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Vientiane costs on average $9 for a dorm. A hostel in Vientiane with private rooms costs on average $23. shows all 13 Hostels in Vientiane. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 13 hostels in Vientiane, Laos. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Vientiane such as
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Barn 1920s Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Vientiane.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Vientiane

Your Packing List for Vientiane

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Vientiane 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.

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Vientiane Hostel Cheatsheet

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 Vientiane, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
13 Total number of hostels
$9 Average dorm price
$23 Average private room price
$8 Cheapest hostel in Vientiane
Sailomyen Cafe & Hostel is the cheapest
6 Party hostels in Vientiane
Barn 1920s Hostel is the best rated
Most Vientiane hostels are located in
Chanthaboury District
7.3 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Vientiane - from the Community

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