Staying in picturesque Luang Prabang doesn’t come cheap. If you are a budget traveller, you might consider staying outside of the peninsular area where rooms run into $100’s. We did an experiment one night and walked into the neighbourhood hotels to check the price range of some of the polished buildings. The prices range from $90-$260 per room per night.
However, you can still find a great deal on accommodation at the posh end of town if you are lucky. Or if you do your research. The beautiful Oui’s Guesthouse, wedged in between the priciest hotels on the peninsula, had everything we needed.
Overlooking the river Khan, the guest house provided us with a perfect view from our terrace for $30 per night, with breakfast included.
The room and the terrace
The room was clean and spacious enough for us to relax and do some work. The bathroom was a typical Asian wet room with a shower over the toilet, with plenty of hot water and toiletries.
We didn’t expect that at all, but our room was cleaned daily and while we are not mad about having fresh sheets every day and prefer saving water, it was nice to have fresh towels.
Having a terrace overlooking the river just outside our room was a big bonus. Even though the terrace is a shared space we haven’t had anyone else sitting there during our stay.
What a treat, as we struggled to find places with a nice balcony or a terrace let alone have it all to ourselves and with a view! We did lots of blogging in those comfy seats and enjoyed our evenings in with a glass of cold BeerLao.
We are never that bothered about breakfast being included in the room price. Of course, it is a money saver, but it’s not always that great in terms of quality. But we were glad to discover that breakfast at the guesthouse was nice and simple.
From poached eggs with a fresh bread roll to pancakes and fruit, it was all freshly prepared in a tiny kitchen downstairs. My veggie omelette came jazzed up with fresh herbs from the garden by the river just across the street from the house. It was beautiful.
For breakfast we were seated in the outside area by the main entrance where we could watch the movement on the street while lazily enjoying our morning brew.
Oui’s Guesthouse amenities
For our day trip to the Kouang Si Waterfall we rented a motorbike for 120,000 LAK ($14.08 USD) and got everything arranged for us by the lady of the house. Easy and convenient.
You could also book a couple tours to the caves and waterfalls through the guesthouse, but we haven’t done any of that as we tend to look up things independently.
WiFi was on and off, a bit shaky throughout the day which was a little frustrating at times, while trying to do stuff online.
AC was good, Laundry and Cable TV were also available, but we haven’t used these services.
Did we enjoy our stay at Oui’s Guesthouse?
In short, yes. It’s in a great location, quiet, simple, clean and affordable in the area that it’s in. We stayed at the guesthouse for a week and the ladies who run the place were very friendly and accommodating. We really enjoyed our stay at the Oui’s Guesthouse and recommend it to you.
Oui’s Guesthouse on Google Maps:
14 Sukkaserm St, Ban Kili, Luang Prabang, Laos