- Reviews: 34
Sabaidy Guest House: Vientiane's Best Budget Hostel
US$ 2 per bed, downtown, very near Mekong river, only 3 minutes' walk
Dorm-style hostel with shared hot showers, cheap food, friendly staff, a lot of smile, visa service to Vietnam, Cambodia, China, etc.
- Reviews: 43
some 5$ a night hotel with no...
some 5$ a night hotel with no running water in Xieng Khuong and electricity from 6 at night to 6 in the morning.
I'd stay at the SODETOR cabins in Xieng Khuong - went in to have a beer with a visiting American
5 US dollars
NONE!!!! Actually, clean, nice people, cheap - hey, you want luxury, don't come to goddamn Laos
- Reviews: 4311
may say guesthouse: luang prabang
It's sparkling spotlessly clean, so clean that one could eat dinner from the floor. there's fan and shower with hot water, and the beds are like all beds in laos... impossibly hard, though they are supposed to be good for your back. There's a also a nice cosy garden at the back. Rooms (doubles) go for 4 $. No breakfast but there's pnenty of places across the road. The guesthouse sells purified water and soft drinks however.
If May Say is too basic for you, try Mano guesthouse across the road. Rooms are more upscale - and you can have air-con and possibly even a TV set. 6-10 $, phone: (856-71) 253 112
- Reviews: 49
Vannida Guest House: Vannida Guest House
$6 for twin room with fan and private bath.
An older mansion with its own character. Has nice garden and large hall. A great place for travellers with children. Rooms are a bit shaddy and beds are too soft.
- Reviews: 8
Mr. Vung's: Mr. Vung's
10 000 Kip (15000 kip to the UK pound when we were there)
Quiet, cheap (see below), the owner will do anything to make sure you have want you want to eat, will take you on a great waterfall and dolphin trip on the Mekong.
- Reviews: 23
Mano Guest House. You won't...
Mano Guest House. You won't find this place listed in the guide books yet, they just opened 1 month ago (Sept. 2001). It's brand new! Everything is clean and sparkling.
It was only 200 baht (or $5.00 US) for a double room.
No great views, but you'll have a comfortable bed, fan, hot water, good water pressure, and very quiet ...no stupid roosters to wake you up at 4 am!!
- Reviews: 49
Porntawee Guesthouse Kuansawan...
For double room 50000kip/ night with share shower and 70000kip / night with private shower but the price will charge on holiday such as on Laos New Year (price charge 20000kip per room )
There is near post office,Dala Market,Ehtic Market and center.There have hot shower and staff are really nice and friendly.
- Reviews: 1304
Situated on the Hill of Kites...
Situated on the Hill of Kites (Phou Vao) this quiet,pleasant and friendly hotel offers breathtaking views of the mountains and the sedate town of Luang Prabang itself.
best hotel in town
- Reviews: 6
We stayed at the Villa Santi...
We stayed at the Villa Santi in Luang Prabang. It used to belong to the Lao Ryal family. Beautiful French Colonial architecture, small clean comfortable rooms with hot water. Free breakfast buffet. Excellent food! Centrally located. Free airport transfer. I highly recommend it.
Expensive for the area, but still at about $35US, a great deal.
The restaurant and veranda upstairs has grat food.
- Reviews: 324
If you're just passing though,...
If you're just passing though, there are plenty of guesthouses all over the place. If you want to live there, there are likewise plently of nice pads to rent. This photo is similar to the first place I lived in- not 'western nice,' but very Lao- and for $50 a month- in total- very cheap.
For a gueshouse- $2-10.
For a house- $50-200 for the cheapest. But even for $200 you can get a very nice pad. Very nice.
- Reviews: 1
Riverside Guesthouse in Luand...
Riverside Guesthouse in Luand Pra Bang is a wunderful place with too friendly people
2$ including dinner
- Reviews: 519
When in Luang Prabang i...
When in Luang Prabang i suggest you stay at one of the guesthouses along the Mekong river. It really is a beautiful relaxing spot. There are several guesthomes located along Thanon Khaem Khong. many may be full so it pays to get there before dark so you can hike along the road, stopping in at every guesthouse until you find one that isn't full.
$5 USD for a single with a shared bathroom & $8 USD for a double with an in room bathroom. there are only 6 rooms!
Lao style dinners often are prepared for her guests.
- Reviews: 70
Vientiane is much more...
Vientiane is much more expensive than the rest of Laos! If you are in Veng Vieng, try to stay at Le Jardine! It is a small cluster of individual bungalows, run and owned by a French couple (and a cute monkey: qui s'appele le merditeur). A lovely place! Even if you don't stay here, come here for a delicious (French) breakfast!
I believe that the price for a bungalow was 40000 kip ($5USD at the time of writing)
- Reviews: 609
Lane Xang Hotel
It is now fairly easy to find clean and comfortable accommodation in Vientiane, but in the old days the Lane Xang Hotel was the only place to stay. Like many grandes dames, it is now beginning to show its age. When old Cliffie stayed there, he was the only guest along a dark soviet-style corridor. At least he thought he was, until he found the lizards in the wardrobe. The hotel music system played 'You are my sunshine' from 5 a.m. to the following 1 a.m., but the off button didn't work in the room. Old Cliffie lay on the bed, drinking warm Lao beer, going steadily crazy.
- Reviews: 561
Hands down, the Villa Santi in...
Hands down, the Villa Santi in Luang Prabang, is THE place to stay. At $36 a night (when we were there anyway), it's certainly expensive from the standpoint of the local economy, but it's an affordable treat for anyone from the West. Even if you don't stay there, have dinner in the restaurant and sit on the balcony beneath the front portico of what was once the residential palace of a Lao princess. The food is excellent. Incidentally, throughout Laos you can get baguettes and brioches thanks to Laos' French colonial past.
Few things can beat sitting on the balcony above the front portico of the hotel over dinner with a gentle rain coming down. And the food, whether French or Lao, is as delightful as the atmosphere. The only slight annoyance is that service can be a bit slow.
For more detail, see the travelogue entry for the Vila Santi.
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