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“" Good Hotel, Nice Room with 16$” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Souphaphone Guesthouse

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Souphaphone Guesthouse
145, Ban Wat Chan | Chanthabouly District, Vientiane, Laos   |  
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Ranked #6 of 167 Vientiane B&B and Inns
Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
“" Good Hotel, Nice Room with 16$”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

This is a good hotel, nice room, bed comfortable with window,
Aircon work but a bit noisy

Location in center for backpacker and near river.

Staff are friendly.

Wifi not worlk in room ony in the lobby, sometimes it inconvenient but it ok for me

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

Vientiane isn't exactly known for quality accomodation, but I was pleased with my stay at Souphaphone Guesthouse.

The bed was comfortable, the room was big and clean and so was the bathroom. They also have a shower curtain that keeps the whole bathroom from gettinng wet everytime you take a shower - something rare in budget accomodation in SE Asia. There's also a small fridge in the room with two small bottles of water that are replaced everyday. Air-con works well. The lady at the front desk was helpful on giving me directions and seemed friendly. They also arrange bus tickets to other towns.

Cons:
- weak wifi in the room
- a little overpriced (27 USD or 22 USD without breakfast)

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Booked two nights via phone call, and chose the rate that excludes breakfast. Upon arrival, the receptionists just watched my husband struggle with our luggage, taking them all inside the lobby from the street as I chased our running toddler around. Did not offer help at all even when we had to transport our bags to the 4th floor! A receptionist even laughed at the misunderstanding when my husband went down (after we all climbed upstairs to see the room) and asked who'll assist. Throughout our stay, she also lazily answered basic questions.

The room is very spacious compared to other hotels within the same price range in Vientiane. Aircon and water heater worked well in our room. Wifi doesn't reach the upper floors and is turned off in the wee hours. They do no offer laundry service.

Liked the guesthouse and its location, but not coming back because of its cold and jaded staff. They seemed uninterested with the existence of their guests.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Beautiful guesthouse. We had booked a room and confirmed that we should stay 1 or 2 nights. The first day we got a beautiful big room. No breakfast. The second day at 08h AM when we wanted to confirm our second day, they told us we had to change room to a little room besides the water pumps. So we decided to leave the hotel after 1 night.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

We had not booked a room before arriving in vietiane, so we were fortunate to have stayed at souphaphone. Enticed by the clean looking reception and convinced it was out of our budget, we curiously asked how much a room was. To our delight it worked out to $25 for a spotlessly clean room, with ac, tv, curtained off shower AND a window.

The four flights of stairs was a challenge, but we made it and felt rewarded by the room. Compared to other guesthouses in area, this one really was the cleanest and best value. We stayed here 2nights to begin with, then 1night when we returned after the weekend to pick up our thailand visas at the embassy.

There are a number of eating places on the doorstep and the night market is a mere 5minute walk.

Staff here are very pleasant and helpful. Will most definately recommend anyone to stay here.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Souphaphone Guest House is an excellent budget guest house. It is spotlessly clean, the beds are very comfortable and the staff is helpful. It is near the center of activity in Vientiane. We appreciated their honesty in saying that by taking the room with breakfast, there was only one set menu. We decided against the breakfast because of that and there were many restaurants nearby that offered a variety of breakfasts. Although the reception lobby has wifi, the rooms do not. There is also no safe in the room or at reception. If those things don’t matter to you, you will enjoy your stay here. It is good value.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

One street back from the river and many nice restaurants within a short walking distance.
The room was kept spotless and the free bottled water replaced in the room every day is a nice bonus. The room was huge!
The staff are friendly and very sweet. Also very helpful with all requests and they gave good recommendations for restaurants, bike hire etc.
Added bonus was the rare benefit of a shower curtain in the bathroom.
Great place will stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Souphaphone Guesthouse

Address: 145, Ban Wat Chan | Chanthabouly District, Vientiane, Laos
Location: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vientiane
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Ranked #6 of 167 B&Bs / Inns in Vientiane
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Souphaphone Guesthouse Hotel Vientiane

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