About Us

Being active or just retreat yourself - Hillside offers it all!

About the Hillside Lodge

The eco-friendly Hillside Lodge is idyllically nestled in the Lao countryside, based on ecologically and socially sustainable principles. It's a nature retreat only 12 km from Luang Prabang, surrounded by protected area with primary forest, and yet escaping the city's hustle and bustle. Hillside is a family run and therefor family-friendly place offering authentic bungalows with a twist of style for only 20 guests. Set amidst a lush tropical garden, it's a heaven for a variety of beautiful butterflies.

Reconnect yourself with nature in our small private paradise, discover undisturbed surroundings off the beaten track.

Hillside offers, and that's unique in South East Asia, a variety of self-guided treks. On the day of arrival we will hand over a hiking map, which allows you easily to explore ethnic villages, waterfalls, rice paddies, viewpoints and traditional farmlands.

Or you may prefer relax by the pool, read a book, savour our own organically grown food and pamper yourself with a steam bath and a massage while indulging in nature's beauty with astonishing views on forested mountain ranges.

Resort Facilities

About the people at Hillside

In 2012 we, Holger and Aloun bought the Hillside Lodge. As a German-Lao couple we know how to focus on authentic Lao lifestyle, while still considering the needs and wishes of our Western guests. The mission was to create a unique place that we love and embrace, and that we can share with our guests from all over the world. The time we bought the place, it was closed down and had been neglected for 2 years. We had to cut the jungle back, vamp up the infrastructure and add new amenities. When we took over, financial interests were not our priority. We scraped together what we had, took tools and sweat, a vision for the future, and made what is today a unique place to stay near Luang Prabang. Our place is about a lifestyle close to nature, it’s made of our personal dream, and this dream came true.

Today, we have a committed team that consists of Luis, our Dutch manager, and 10 Lao staff that we hired from the two surrounding villages. We trained our local hosts to become professional cooks, waiters, gardeners and housekeepers. Through creating jobs and developing local skills, we can now provide a regular source of income and an inspiring perspective to the local families.

In the meantime being a part of the Hillside team is a desired employment in the nearby villages.

the owner of the hillside eco lodge - Aloune and Holger - Laos

Our passionate team

Aloun & Holger


Ms Noy

Chef cook

Ms Seth

Assisstant Cook

Mr Ai


Ms Laa

Head housekeeper

Ms Thom


Mr Sao

Gardener & Maintenance

Mr Vath

Technician & Gardener

Mr Somphone

Driver & Tour Guide

Ms Manon

Horse Whisperer


Local Guide