Malany Villa is a cool hostel. It's not the cheapest in town, from memory of talking to other back packers it was relatively expensive. But it was far nicer than a lot of other places in town. The staff are really nice, and they have essentials for sale (eg. water, chips and chocolate etc). There's no restaurant in the hostel, but there's so many in Vang Vieng (which is such a small town) this is not a problem at all. It is really close to all the shops, restaurants and bars etc., but in such a location that noise from people in town is not heard from your room. The rooms are really tidy and the bathrooms are adequate. Air conditioning works. Would recommend for more comfortable stay. Many cheaper hostels have shared rooms.