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!
There are tons of hotels in town, so finding one isn't a problem.
Finding somewhere decent is harder since most owners know you're stuck in town for two days regardless.
The best place in town is undoubtedly Lieupi Mixay. For 80,000K, we had WiFi, AC, and CNN. What else can a traveler want? We snagged the last room when we were there, so you may want to book ahead if you're sure of your schedule.
For something cheaper, try Sabaidee. For 50,000K, you get AC, but none of the additional perks. It's a little dreary and dark in here, but you could do worse for the price.
Phonsavan isn't all that exciting, so you should pick a room you're comfortable hanging out in, since after a full day motorbike tour that's likely what you'll want to do. (Also, good bathrooms are a plus here. It gets dusty out there on that bike!)
Interested in seeing the Plain of Jars and the remnants of the Secret War without paying for a plane ticket? Check out our Phonsavan photo tour.
What are your thoughts on what happened in Laos in the 1970s? Let us know in the comments.