Mekong Riverside Lodge
Mekong Riverside Lodge
a bedroom with a bed and a window, Mekong Riverside Lodge in Pakbeng
a vase filled with flowers on top of a wooden table, Mekong Riverside Lodge in Pakbeng
a patio area with a view of the ocean, Mekong Riverside Lodge in Pakbeng
a white toilet sitting next to a white sink, Mekong Riverside Lodge in Pakbeng
a bathroom with a sink and a mirror, Mekong Riverside Lodge in Pakbeng

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466 reviews

466 reviews

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Location rating score

Exceptional location
Nearby landmarks
Ban Huoeisay Airport 84.0 km
Luang Prabang International Airport 107.1 km
Louang Namtha Airport 120.3 km
Oudomsay Airport 124.3 km
Nan Nakhon Airport 127.6 km
Chiang Rai International Airport - Mae Fah Luang 132.5 km
Tachileik Airport 142.0 km
Monghsat Airport 208.7 km
Kengtung Airport 221.9 km
Phrae Airport 222.1 km
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Mekong Riverside Lodge

Pakbeng, Pakbeng, Laos - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Pakbeng part of Pakbeng, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage and restaurant on-site.


Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent view

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping


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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Front desk [24-hour]

Valet parking

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]


BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

Value for money7.1
Location rating9.3

Rooms available at Mekong Riverside Lodge

Very good
Room comfort & quality


Standard Double or Twin Room with Fan
  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Triple Room with View
  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Double or Twin Room
  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Mekong Riverside Lodge?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The bungalow offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

Is breakfast offered at Mekong Riverside Lodge?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Mekong Riverside Lodge.

What are my dining options at Mekong Riverside Lodge?

Mekong Riverside Lodge features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Mekong Riverside Lodge?

Mekong Riverside Lodge does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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What people love about Mekong Riverside Lodge

  • 9.2


    "Clean comfortable hotel."



    March 3, 2023

  • 10


    "The room was spacious and clean."



    December 12, 2022

  • 8

    Very good

    "Employees polite and location close to the slowboat"



    March 6, 2023

Overall rating:


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More about Mekong Riverside Lodge

More about Mekong Riverside Lodge

Mekong Riverside Lodge

The facilities and services provided by Mekong Riverside Lodge ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the bungalow's free Wi-Fi internet access. While lodging at this wonderful bungalow, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the bungalow's tours.
The bungalow's on-site laundry service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.

Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the bungalow's bar.
To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at Mekong Riverside Lodge. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage and salon.

Reasons to stay here

This bungalow's food and dining score higher than 88% of accommodations in the city.
This bungalow scores higher than 88% of accommodations in the city for its location.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 88% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good


Most talked about facilities


21 mentions


10 mentions

Food & Dining

5 mentions


4 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Lao
  • Thai
  • Bicycles
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Garden
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
Services and conveniences
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Food delivery
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
For the kids
  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • Kids safety features
  • Playground
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Rental car
  • Valet parking
Available in all rooms
  • Adapter
  • Bathtub
  • Clothes rack
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Private bathroom
  • Private entrance
  • Seating area
  • Separate dining area
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Socket near the bed
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Wake-up service
  • Washing machine
  • Wine glasses
  • Wooden/parqueted flooring

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • American
  • Continental
  • Halal
  • Vegetarian
  • Buffet


Pakbeng 2, Pakbeng, Pakbeng, Laos, 1000


Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 2 year(s).

  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00
The property
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 10
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2011

Reviews of Mekong Riverside Lodge from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
Room comfort and quality7.7
Value for money7.1
High score for Pakbeng
9+ Exceptional (35)
8-9 Excellent (59)
7-8 Very Good (55)
6-7 Good (32)
<6 Below Expectation (35)
Time of the year
Mar - May (48)
Jun - Aug (31)
Sep - Nov (33)
Dec - Feb (104)

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Showing 216 verified guest comments
Donna from United States
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

Wonderful night!”

We had a lovely night at the Mekong Riverside Lodge as the overnight accommodations of our Shompoo Slow Boat Cruise to Luang Prabang. The setting was perfect with beautiful views of the river. The staff was excellent and check-in and check-out super easy. The only downside was that it was a great shower, but, hey, we were in the jungle so I was pretty pleased to have a shower at all. I highly recommend this hotel!

Reviewed February 21, 2017

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Michael from United Kingdom
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Great but not sure about security ”

The hotel was very good and comes with mosquito nets which was excellent. The only downside is the lack of security. The Windows are just shutters with no glass and the locks on these shutters are just a small bolt type lock (similarly to a small toilet door lock) but I just didn't like leaving my stuff in there. I'm not sure if this was because we were paranoid as it seemed like local children we're stealing stuff off the boat whilst it was unloaded in Pakbeng. On the upside, there is a nice Indian right near to the hotel which means you can stay close by and not stay away from the room long!

Reviewed August 16, 2016

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Nipaporn from Thailand
Stayed 1 night in December 2013

nice cheer-up after a long boat trip”

the room, the view, the restaurant

After the long cold day riding a boat from Thai border, Mekhong Riverside Lodge is giving you something to look forward to. The room is very nice with spacious balcony where you can just sit and relax while enjoy the river view.. It is just 2-minute walk from the pier. Its restaurant serves the best indian food ever (it also has Thai and Lao food) I am not so crazy about the breakfast but I would highly recommend this place. The staffs are very nice. And after 7-hour boat trip, this is exactly what you need.

Reviewed January 05, 2014

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Camilla from United States
Stayed 1 night in January 2018


The lodge was up the hill from the boat dock where we came in which made the location excellent. The room was clean and nicely presented with a lovely balcony and a great view of the Mekong River. Unfortunately, the bed was very hard and we did not sleep well. Breakfast was included which made it convenient for the second day of our boat tour. Check in took awhile because the staff had to find someonesomeone who spoke English.

Reviewed February 02, 2018

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David from United States
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

Nice but too expensive for what it is”

Clean, riverview, hot shower.

Booked in advance because I wasn't sure what to expect in Laos or Pak Bang. Having hindsight I would have just checked out a few guesthouses and made a decision upon arrival. Loas and Pak Bang are safe so there is no need to feel rushed to secure lodging. Overall the Mekong Riverside Lodge is nice. It's clean, has hot showers and a lovely view of the river. The walls are VERY thin, so don't expect any sound privacy. The staff was friendly and English speaking. Breakfast is included and lunch for the slow boat can be arranged for a small premium. If your budget supports it, this might be a good option. It is not a good value for the cost, (my guess is other guesthouses are just as comfortable, but perhaps not as aesthetically nice). There are other options for backpackers and flashpackers.

Reviewed January 03, 2013

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Very good
JULIE from United Kingdom
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

Location good”

We paid £24 for a bungalow on Agoda. If you have to stay in Pakbeng this is probably the best of an awful bunch. Pakbeng has nothing going for it. Over priced food, greedy shop and restaurant owners and scruffy surroundings. Only stay if necessary.

Reviewed March 12, 2017

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Kate from New Zealand
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Great view!”

Great wooden rooms with fab balcony to chill on and watch the river and Pakbeng dock. Would recommend booking at least a day in advance as I imagine fills up quick as location is ideal!

Reviewed July 26, 2016

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Lisa from Canada
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

beautiful view of the Mekong ”

This room had a beautiful view of the Mekong and a grear balcony to enjoy the view from. The beds were super comfortable and the location was great. It was the closest room to the dock and very close to food. It was a lovely stop along the Mekong.

Reviewed December 02, 2017

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robyn from Australia
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

loved this place”

magnificent views

what a wonderful suprise, we caught the slow boat from the thai-lao border and were really glad that we had prebooked our accommodation, as there were lots of touts vying for trade when we got there, we were also pretty tired, so didnt have to go thru that hassle. the huts sit right on the edge of the mekong, they were really nice, rustic, with fantastic views, picture watching the elephants coming down for their morning drink,upon waking and walking out to the balcony. breakfast exellent for that part of the world. great value for money and worth every cent

Reviewed February 24, 2013

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Brissy from France
Stayed 1 night in January 2018


The owners of the lodge are so nice : my wife was very ill, with fever and they really helped us ! Beautiful view on the Mekong River : I fully recommend this place !

Reviewed February 05, 2018

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Hiroshi from Japan
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

Really nice river view”

As written in other reviews, it was quite noisy in the morning because the lodge is just in front of the pier. If you have an earplug, it doesn't really bother you. In addition, the shower wasn't so good, poor wifi in my room, staff was not very friendly, the wall was thin so you could hear your neighbors...etc We got disappointed several times, but the river view from the balcony was just spectacular especially in the morning, so we have no regrets staying here.

Reviewed March 08, 2017

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Tamara from Canada
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Great spot for overnight ”

A great spot for overnighting while on the Mekong. We left to early to comment on the included breakfast. The bathroom was spotless the bed comfy and lots of warm blankets it was chilly!. The mosquito net was provided, but fortunately not needed. Loved the balcony.

Reviewed December 10, 2016

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Very good
David from United States
Stayed 1 night in April 2015

our stay”

1. location 2.the front porch overlooking the Mekong 3.easy walk up a slight hill to the hotel

We feel this hotel is over-rated and over priced, but given that with the location and Mekong River boats stopping here over night, they have a monopoly. The food in town was expensive compared to what we had been spending also. Again, where else are you going eat? None of the rooms have A/C, only a ceiling fan. but it did cool off at night it was pleasant. The view from the porch is absolutely wonderful. Our room was clean, plenty of hot water. The walls are made of split , thin bamboo, but had a very cozy feel. As for breakfast, we asked to have it at 7am as we needed to be on the boat at 7:45am. We showed up at at 7 and the girls in the restaurant area couldn't even give us a cup a coffee....even with pointing and motioning to the cups....nothing until the hotel owner appeared and then we were able to be served coffee and tea. We gulped down our breakfast and had no time for that 2nd cup of coffee.

Reviewed April 17, 2015

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Andrea from Italy
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Great stay!”

Great position and fantastic view of the mekong, but there are no windows so if it cold like it was during our stay you can't profit of the beautiful view from the room. Anyway the bungalows are very nice, new and clean! Recommended!!!

Reviewed December 22, 2016

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Marco from Australia
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

Great location for an overnight stop on the way up or down the Mekong”

Great value for money, overlooking the mighty Mekong River. Ideal position for an overnight stay or perhaps a longer stay off the beaten track.

Reviewed March 20, 2017

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Very good
Peter from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in March 2013

Great views of the Mekong”

Views, Bedding, location

Overnight Stop-over for boats going up the Mekong. You can see this hotel overlooking the dock where the boats stop. Has the best views in town. Rooms are traditional bamboo hut style ( expect to hear noise) but with all the mod cons - AC, WIFI, Hot water etc) Really comfortable and large modern bathrooms with good hot showers. It was cold the night we were there but had the best night sleep under thick duvet and lovely white sheets. I love the decor of dark wood floors and shutters which open up to bring in the amazing views of the river and mountains. Great for sundowners and woke up early to watch the elephants on the other side of the river. Very convenient to the boats and the rest of town ( it is pretty small place). Only downside was the breakfast was just so-so.

Reviewed March 23, 2013

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carole from United Kingdom
Stayed 1 night in January 2015

Lovely clean property”

location view staff

Stayed overnight prior to 2 day Mekong river cruise. The hotel was well located and the staff were very helpful. It was an excellent choice for the purpose required. Good value for money.

Reviewed January 30, 2015

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Dorothy from United Kingdom
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Stay here and watch elephants washing in the Mekong at dawn”

Good but basic hotel rooms, with lovely wooden balconies overlooking the Mekong

Reviewed February 25, 2020

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John from New Zealand
Stayed 1 night in January 2015

Great Location. Wonderful view. Very comfortable.”

View, location, comfort.

We had a lovely restful stay here. Stayed a couple of nights and tried to stay more, but rooms not available. Great watching the active view over the Mekong. The supplied breakfasts were a bit meagre, but plenty of other restaurants nearby. Overall good value.

Reviewed January 30, 2015

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Jill from Australia
Stayed 1 night in February 2016

Good overnight stay”

location, view of Mekong, staff

Good choice for overnight stay when taking the boat to Luang Prabang. Great view of the Mekong from balcony and directly above the boat landing. We saw elephants across the river in the morning.

Reviewed March 14, 2016

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