Stray's preferred accommodation providers are carefully selected on criteria that ensures the best value in terms of cleanliness, comfort, location and price. We typically stay in family-operated guesthouses, budget hotels or hostels. Those travelling with us in Northern Laos or Cambodia will get the opportunity to stay in a traditional homestay - a truly unique experience!
Accommodation is not included with a Freestyle travel pass allowing you the flexibility to stay where you want. If you'd like to stay in our preferred accommodation you don't need to organise anything in advance, when you're on the road your Tour Leader will book in your first night's stay and you'll pay direct to the accommodation. If you arrange to stay somewhere else, that's fine, you'll just need to make your way back to the preferred accommodation on the day of departure.
Stray will guarantee a bed reservation at each of its overnight destinations, however if you decide to hop-off for any period of time you will need to arrange additional nights yourself.
Prices vary depending on location and season, but expect to pay around US$8-10 for a shared room, US$28 for a twin/double and up to US$60 for private rooms in the main cities. (Note: Parents or legal guardians travelling with a child/minor aged 12-17 years may be required to book a private room by the accommodation provider. This is standard practice for the safety and comfort of all parties).
For Freestyle Tour travellers your accommodation is provided at all the Stray overnight stops (as per your itinerary). If you hop-off along the way, any additional nights are at your own expense. Stray does not group un-associated travellers together so if you book a Freestyle Tour Twin you will need to book this with a travel buddy or upgrade to a Single private room.
Our preferred accommodation is also where you will arrive and depart from unless otherwise noted.
Please note, due to the nature of travel in Asia this list does change from time to time.
In Bangkok our Stray tours depart from the Stray Shop so it's a good idea to stay close by. We recommend:
Arriving in Bangkok can be overwhelming, if you would like a meet and greet airport transfer, and your accommodation sorted for you, check out our Bangkok Arrival Packs.
MEKONG RIVER HOMESTAY
Arham Corner Guesthouse & Sports Bar
NOTE: The Stray bus departs from Joma Bakery Cafe, Sisavangvong Rd, next to the post office.
Sala Champa Hotel (Flexi Tours)
White Rabbit Hostel - Hop-on Hop-off - recommended accommodation & departure point
Sakura Village Guesthouse - Flexi Tours - make your way to White Rabbit Hostel to depart
The Big Easy - Hop-on Hop-off - recommended accommodation & departure point
Monkey Republic - Flexi Tours - make your way to The Big Easy to depart
Monkey Republic - Hop-on Hop-off - recommended accommodation & departure point
NYNY Guest House - Flexi Tours - make your way to Monkey Republic to depart
11 Happy Backpackers - Hop-on Hop-off - Recommended Accommodation - make your way to Fancy Guesthouse to depart
Fancy Guesthouse - Flexi Tours accommodation and departure point
HO CHI MINH CITY
Khoi Hostel - Hop-on Hop-off - recommended accommodation & departure point
Madame Cuc Guest House - Flexi Tours - make your way to Khoi Guest House to depart
Cuong Long Hotel (optional hop-off)
Big Tree Backpackers - Hop-on Hop-off - Recommended Accommodation - make your way to The Haven to depart
The Haven Guesthouse - Flexi Tours accommodation and departure point
Gecko Hostel - Hop-on Hop-off - Recommended Accommodation - make your way to Heritage by Night to depart
Heritage by Night Hotel - Flexi Tours accommodation and departure point