Luang Prabang Homestay

Luang Prabang Homestay

Auntie cooking for us in the outdoor kitchen area
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Bedroom with patio and a view!
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Lunch with Kham and her family. We all shared, family style. So so so good!
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#15 of 147 guest houses in Luang Prabang
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Explore an off beaten track area. Kham's home town between gorgeous mountain, Nam Ou river and giant rice fields. You will discover an entire world who maintain an old traditional lifestyle while staying with our family. Kham's hometown - 65km - ​2 days / 1 night or 3 days / 2 nights By bringing you with us to Kham's home village, we will intend to make you feel like home while sharing short local lifestyle moments: Preparing a meal, getting ready for a fishing day, participate in a baci ceremony, harvesting rice, daily village shower in the river, local market, wedding party, etc. Obviously depending on the weather, the season and the daily life you might not see all of the above but certainly unforgettable moment. Kham, her father Thongphat, her mother, Bounthan, our village hosts, Kham's cousin, Nala and Nakeuy will welcome you in their modest village and will share with you all these daily instants...​ ​ In Muang Soune village, you have the choice of sleeping in a traditional 100 years old Lao Leu private house or to sleep at our cousin's house. We have been running the homestay since 2014 and all our guests have enjoyed their stay at Nala's and Nakeuy's house. The traditional wooden house is new and running since December 2019.
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Amanda wrote a review Mar 2020
Oberlin, Ohio
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed with Kham and Henri for 9 nights during an extended trip through Laos with our two children (aged 5 and 7). We love the house so much that we have spent several afternoons here rather than walking around town or going to cafes. We arrived by slow boat from Pak Beng and Kham arranged with our guide on the boat to have the boat van deliver us here and she was here to meet us. She spent about 30 minutes showing us around the house and orienting us to the town with maps she provided. She even provides a cell phone so that you can get in touch with her easily! One day we accidentally changed the combination on the door lock and Kham came at 8:30 at night to fix it. She took us to the alms giving ceremony one morning and prepared everything so that we could participate responsibly and thoughtfully in this traditional Laotian ceremony. Afterwards she took us through the morning market and to her favorite place for breakfast. The house is a little outside town near a sports center with a pretty good olympic pool (it's really cold though!) that is only 10,000 kip per person, and both our kids were half price. What a treat on a hot afternoon. We showed tuk tuk drivers on our phone where to go when they drove us home and Kham told us how much we should pay so that we could get a good rate. We used the kitchen for most breakfasts and a few lunches and bought food at local grocery stores and markets. Being able to cook breakfast is really helpful for us when traveling with little kids. It's a bit of a long walk for the kids to the old town (although they did it a few times), so we eventually rented bikes at 20,000 kip/day from a place in town and biked back and forth. Until then we took tuk tuks. The kids rode on racks with cushions on the back and we found helmets for everyone. Because we are traveling for an extended period of time, we have to do a bit of school work with the kids most days. The free wifi and two dining tables with chairs on the lower level was perfect for this. That level stays cool and breezy even on hot afternoons. We loved having access to a washing machine and most things we washed at night were dry the next morning. To be able to stay up after the kids went to bed, we had one kid sleep in our bed until we were ready to go to sleep and then we moved her to the bed in the living room. It's lovely and cool in the house with all the windows open and the fans on. We didn't miss the air con at all and were quite happy to have the outdoor feel of living in such a traditional space. Overall, this is one of the best AirBnB experiences we have had. Kham and Henri are fantastic hosts and have a range of other parts of their business (including local homestays in Kham's village and cooking classes), so we definitely recommend checking it out (www(dot)homestay-laos(dot)com) We are so lucky to have found such a fantastic place to stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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katisaun wrote a review Jan 2020
Guelph, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We did the homestay in Muang Soune village with Kham for one night and two days. It really was a highlight of our Laos trip.
We visited a local market in Luang Prabang on the way to Kham's home village of Muang Soune on the banks of the Ou River. Kham's uncle met us in his boat to take us across to the village which isn't accessible by road. We had a village tour, visited the rice paddies and the school, helped prepare one of the fantastic meals cooked by Kham and her aunt, bathed in the river, went fishing, and took alms to the temple. It was a busy two days.
Kham happily answered all of our questions and helped us to gain a much better understanding of Lao history, current affairs and challenges. Kham's passion for her homeland and culture are infectious. She really goes the extra mile to make sure that her guests are well taken care of and have an authentic Lao experience.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Vindya B wrote a review Jan 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When I ask my girls (ages 4 and 10) what was their favorite part of our 3-week trip to Laos and Vietnam… they talk about their time in Muang Soune! Here we embraced Lao village life, shopped at local markets, gave alms to the monks, visited a school, walked through rice paddies, went fishing and much much more with our lovely host Kham. My girls can be picky eaters but they tried anything Kham offered them, including spiders. They absolutely loved picking passion fruits from the trees in the yard, chasing chickens in the village and sitting by the fire at night to keep warm and play cards. Our stay was safe and comfortable and we felt a very strong sense of community throughout. I was sad to learn the village was directly affected by the war, yet today its tranquility prevails. Thank you Kham for sharing such an authentic experience in your childhood village with us. We shall return.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Joanne wrote a review Sept 2023
Toronto, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family of four had such a memorable stay with Kham and her uncle and aunt and nephew at the village. It was a highlight of our trip to get a deeper understanding of life in Laos and how it is rapidly changing. We loved planting rice in the rice fields (or trying to at least), jumping off the ferry docks, swimming in the river, fishing with uncle and his tractor, cutting young bamboo, hanging in the hammock, to name a few. Kham is an amazing host and her stories of growing up in the village blew our minds. Most importantly, we ate so well! The spring rolls, the sticky rice, the fish, yum! Kham and her aunt are amazing cooks! We had such an incredible time and we still talk about Kham and our stay there all the time! We are also inspired to make sticky rice and spring rolls like Kham!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jia Yi wrote a review Feb 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As a nature lover I really loved the homestay! Did a 3D2N homestay at Kham’s childhood village Muang Soune. The house is just next to the river, and it’s really nice and quiet. Food was delicious and I am so glad to be able to taste all the authentic Laotian food.
Kham brought me along to the village, rice field, fishing with her uncle etc. Was fortunate enough to attend a wedding and the village market too!
Want to give special thanks to Kham and her family at the village for taking care of me. And her husband for the coordination. Highly recommend this to anyone who want to experience a unique and authentic lifestyle in Laos!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Krista Q wrote a review Dec 2022
Tokyo, Japan
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A truly authentic experience and one we will never forget. A great balance between experiencing the daily tasks of the village and learning about traditional Laos ways of life and food, while enjoying the peaceful and relaxing beauty of the village and the comfort of family life. Highly recommend this experience. Kham will treat you like family and take care of you every step of the way and curate the experience depending on your interests. We left feeling more connected to Laos and more knowledgeable about the real experiences of the people today.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Tanya S wrote a review Jan 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family of 5 had an incredible 3-day/2-night stay with Kham at her guesthouse. It was the highlight of our trip to Laos and we loved spending time on the property and in the villages. The food was fresh and authentic and our kids embraced all of it. Highly recommend for an authentic experience of Laos village life.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Michel B wrote a review Apr 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything was great. To walk in the rice fields during the sunset, to enjoy tasty and accessible lao cooking, to play cards in the evening... thank you for everything! Khan and her family have been very good guides to make us discover some parts of the lao culture.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want the local experience and not only the tourist highlights from Luang Prabang then I suggest to stay with Kham and Pierre-Henrie. This friendly couple welcomes you in their beautiful homestay on the outskirts of Luang Prabang. For me the best memory was the trip to the village where Kham was born, located 2 hours from Luang Prabang. You will have to take a small boat to get to the village Ban Mouang Suan. In this village most of the people are farmers. This is definitely a place to visit as it is off the beaten track. No mass tourism, but becoming part of the local life. Something for the real traveler!
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Date of stay: November 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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anthea445 wrote a review Oct 2014
Mornington Peninsula, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent almost a week with Kham and her lovely family, and it was without doubt the highlight of my time in Laos. I stayed at their home just out of Luang Prabang for 4 nights where I was well looked after and made good use of the bike they had there, cycling into town and to the local market. The bedroom is lovely, with an en suite, a gorgeous balcony and everything you might need.

Kham's family is delightful. They made me feel so welcome, offering to drop me off and pick me up whenever I needed it. They also joined me on one of my day trips, and I enjoyed their company very much as I was travelling solo. I loved walking and riding through the village, where I was invited into homes by locals eager to practice their English.

I was also lucky enough to travel to Kham's home village, Ban Mouang Suan (which can only be reached by boat), for 2 nights. Kham and her family were excellent hosts, and I particularly enjoyed listening to Kham share her knowledge about her village - she is an excellent tour guide! I highly recommend taking up the opportunity to travel to Ban Mouang Suan if you can. It is a great opportunity to experience a different way of living.

I cannot fault the experience at all. I loved everything about it. A highlight was the shared meals - lots of sticky rice, amazing sauces, rice paper rolls and the best eggplant dip ever! - and I was very appreciative that they could accommodate my vegetarian diet. I also appreciated their care knowing I was travelling alone - they gave me a mobile phone while I was there which was a great peace of security knowing I could contact them if I was stuck somewhere.

I look forward to returning again one day!

Thanks Kham and Henri! And big cuddle to Alice :)
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Date of stay: September 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Ryan asked a question Feb 2019
Berlin, Germany3 contributions1 helpful vote
Sabaidee! Do you do long stays? I will be in LP for work from Apr 20-May 14.
Answer from Mookata L
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Hi, thank you for your questions. the activities are not included in the rate. You can have a look here for more information. homestay - laos dote comm. thanks
Answer from Achpé
Luang Prabang, Laos19 contributions10 helpful votes
Vangvieng is 4 hours from us so no, we cannot take you to vang vieng for tubing... Thanks,
Answer from Achpé
Luang Prabang, Laos19 contributions10 helpful votes
Hi Roxanne, No, no tubing here. You might want to go to Vangvieng for this.
Victoria N wrote a tip Jul 2023
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