I have just checked in at this place today, after arriving in Vientiane with not much expectations.. I looked around a whole bunch of guesthouses before coming back to this one, and I can say that for the price you pay, it has completely other standards of cleanliness than anything else you can find here.
I'm paying 105,000 Kip for a double room with aircon and private bathroom, bit much for a single traveler, but really couldn't take another 50,000 Kip dirty filthy guesthouse room.
The room is rather small, yes, but I can fit my suitcase comfortably enough to work around it, and there is a tiny desk you can use, as well as a chair and a nightstand. Totally doable.
Bathroom is clean (I've seen some really disgusting bathrooms just next door from this place, at Youth Inn, 50,000 Kip for a room with no window..) and big enough, with hot water.
My window goes somewhere..in between 2 buildings or smth :)) so yes, no view, but also not going to the hallway, I've seen those as well.
The staff actually made me come back here, I found other rooms in the same price range but lower quality, and the guys that were at the reception when I came were really friendly and funny. I asked to see 2 rooms before I paid anything (I saw my double and a single one with fan and shared bathroom, 85,000 Kip, I wouldn't bother, the price difference to a double with aircon is so small!) and there really was no problem. They even let me pay later, as I had no cash on me and had to go to an ATM, so they just kept my passport while I settled in, chilled for a sec, went out to walk and have a bite to eat and come back. So, as far as I'm concerned, staff was really nice about everything. Maybe it helps to be a single female traveler..? :))
The signs...! Yes, there are sooooo many signs everywhere about all the fines you can get, but mostly about having strangers in the room. I haven't seen any food or drink signs (I'll double check, as I had some food :p ), and most of their requests are..you know, fair enough. I know it could be a little annoying, if you sit and think about it, but Vientiane is such a boring nothing remarkable kind of place, that you don't really come here expecting to have the time of your life and make best of friends among the horeca staff...
Given the s**tholes I've seen around, I'd definitely recommend it, as long as you set your expectations straight.
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