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“Fabulous place!” 5 of 5 stars
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Phoomchai Guesthouse
Viengkeo Village, Vang Vieng, Laos   |  
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Ranked #7 of 82 Vang Vieng B&B and Inns
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“Fabulous place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2010

Our tuk-tuk driver took us to this place first upon arrival in Vang Vieng, but none of us inspected the place, not trusting the driver. We wandered into the center of town, and after going to some 10 guesthouses settled down for the night in a Dok-something place. I didn't like it, not the atmosphere, and walking down the street, checked out Phoomchai again, and fell in love with it!

For 60,000 kip, we got a bungalow, twin beds, hot water, gorgeous wooden rooms, and a lovely balcony in front. Throw in free coffee and bananas too! We took the non-AC room, which came with a table fan, and it was fine for us. I had no complaints about it being away from the town - walking 5 minutes is not being away for me, and in fact, it was a blessed relief to be away from the touristy trap that surrounds the center of Vang Vieng. Owner was friendly, affable, and really, this was just a deal. The best place in Laos for me - by a long mile, for that price.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2010

8,00 € for very nice and clean bungalow with hot shower. The owner is good english speaking young man who knows what tourism is. I have no complains except the bungalows are a little far from Vang Vieng "city center" (about 5 min walk).

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2009

We arrived in the middle of a rainy night and our driver took us to this place. It's sometimes hard to trust the drivers since many are paid on commission, but this turned out to be our lucky night! This place offers private bungalow type accommodation with large clean bathrooms. It is a little bit far from the center of town, which for us was welcomed since the center of town never sleeps....
They were able to do our laundry, arrange a bus out of town for us, and answer some questions about local attractions. The owner was extremely nice and offered fruit with the complimentary morning coffee.
If you don't mind walking a little into town in exchange for a clean private room and attached bathroom, this is your place!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Viengkeo Village, Vang Vieng, Laos
Location: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vang Vieng
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 82 B&Bs / Inns in Vang Vieng
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
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