Review of Dok Champa in Don Khon, Laos


Where We Slept is our hotel roundup from our time on the road. We hope it helps budget travelers see how far their dollar can go--even though sometimes, it's not far enough!

Don Khon isn't the cheapest and some of the rooms are upwards of $50 dollars.

Don't let the sticker shock get to you though, as cheap bungalows can still be had. You'll have to decide whether you're sacrificing AC, a view, or WiFi, but once you figure that out, you can get something solid for around 70,000-100,000K.

part of Tat Somphamit waterfall

We stayed at Dok Champa, which is one of the bungalows furthest away from the French bridge (no online footprint). We had a great view and decent WiFi, but no AC. To say it was hot at night is an understatement, but after we asked for a second fan to accompany the one on the ceiling, we slept a lot better. We paid 90,000K and the couple who owns the bungalows were nice enough to buy us a second hammock for our porch.

TIP: If you have no AC, try to find a bungalow with two windows

That really helps the air flow. Otherwise, ask for a second fan.

If you want to stay somewhere fancier, there are a few different places on TripAdvisor.

More Don Khon

Interested in seeing more from the 4000 Islands? Check out our photo tour of Don Khon.

If you have any tips for backpacking the 4000 Islands, leave us a comment!