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!
Freestyle Passes do not include accommodation but we guarantee a bed reservation at our preferred accommodation at each of our overnight stops when you're travelling with the group. If you'd like to stay at the Stray Preferred Accommodation you don't need to organise anything in advance, your Tour Leader will book it for you the day before, and you'll pay direct to the accommodation. 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. 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. If you decide to hop-off for any period of time you will need to arrange additional nights yourself.
Include accommodation at all the Stray overnight stops (as per your itinerary) at the Accommodation providers listed below. If you hop-off along the way, any additional nights are at your own expense.
- Shared: Multi share accommodation in a mixture of twin-share, triple-share and dorm rooms.
- Twin-share: Twin-share rooms at all destinations*. Solo travellers will be paired with someone of the same sex. Couples can specify a preference for a double bed.
- Single: Single private room at all destinations*.
*Single & twin-share not available at homestays.
Our preferred accommodation is also where you will arrive and depart from unless otherwise noted.
Bangkok - Stray tours depart from the Stray Shop so it's a good idea to stay close by.
Mekong River Homestay
- Arham Corner Guesthouse & Sports Bar
- Vilayvong Hotel
- Avalon Residence
- Sala Champa Hotel (Flexi Tours)
- Khamfong Sihavong Hotel
- Downtown Hostel
- Apsara Guesthouse - Freestyle Passes- recommended accommodation & departure point
- Monkey Republic - Freestyle Tours - make your way to Aspara Guesthouse to depart
Ho Chi Minh City
- Hideout Hostel - Freestyle Tours (Shared) - make your way to Madam Cuc 127 to depart
- Madame Cuc 127 Guest House - Freestyle Tours (Single and Twin)
- Cuong Long Hotel (optional hop-off)
- Big Tree Backpackers - Freestyle Passes - Recommended Accommodation - make your way to The Haven to depart
- The Haven Guesthouse - Freestyle Tours accommodation and departure point
- Gecko Hostel - Freestyle Passes - Recommended Accommodation - make your way to Heritage by Night to depart
- Heritage by Night Hotel - Freestyle Tours accommodation and departure point
- Legend Hotel
- Cocoon Inn
Please note, due to the nature of travel in Asia this list does change from time to time.