The Best Backpacker Hostels in Pakse, Laos

Spirit House, Pakse
Spirit House, Pakse | © Regina Beach/ Culture Trip

Pakse, Laos is the perfect jumping off point for discovering Vat Phou and the Bolavan Plateau, filled with waterfalls and coffee plantations. Backpackers in town will find the following hostels fun, reasonably priced, and easily accessible in the center of Pakse town.

1. Soutchai Hostel and Tour Company, Pakxé

Budget Hotel, Hostel

Soutchai Pakse Backpacker Hostel
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Soutchai Pakse Backpacker Hostel is located on the peninsula in downtown Pakse. It has a rooftop terrace and restaurant serving Lao and Western food at all hours of the day. Breakfast is included in the room cost. WiFi is available throughout the premises, and there is a bank of desktop computers in the lobby. Basic accommodation at low prices include dorm beds and private rooms.

2. Forest Hotel & Restaurant, Pakse

Boutique Hotel, Hostel

FoRest Hotel and Hostel
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Forest Hotel and Hostel is a nice, modern hotel that also has a mixed-bed dormitory with bunks. A step up from some of the other hostels in town, Forest has modern bathrooms, a large common area, and a very helpful staff. The restaurant specializes in local dishes and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner at an additional cost to the room rates.

3. Down Town Pakse


Down Town Pakse
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Down Town Pakse has a fun vibe and is a great place to meet fellow travelers. Ask German Proprietor Dieter about what’s going on around town, to rent a motorbike, or for help booking the next leg of your journey. You won’t have to deal with bunk beds here, as the dorms have mattresses on the floor. Grab a pint from the bar, and check out the views from the terrace.

4. Yummy Pakse Bagpackers


Yummy Pakse Bagpackers
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Yummy has basic accommodation for the best price in town. Some dorm rooms have access to a small terrace in front. Indian and Western food is served in the restaurant on the ground floor. Dorms have small lockers with keys for your valuables, and bag storage is available if you’re leaving in the evening or going out on the plateau.

5. Nangnoi Guesthouse

Homestay, Hostel, Guesthouse

Nangnoi Guesthouse, Pakse
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Nangnoi Guesthouse feels like a homestay more than a traditional hostel. A nice garden with tables to read or relax at are outside. A big common area in the lobby is filled with travel books. Single rooms, double rooms, and mixed dorms with twin beds are available at reasonable costs. Travelers who buy sleeper bus tickets from Nangnoi have access to the showers before departing for the bus station.

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