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“Friendly Owners - clean rooms - low prices” 5 of 5 stars
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Pan's Place
Main Street, Vang Vieng, Laos   |  
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Ranked #5 of 84 Vang Vieng B&B and Inns
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“Friendly Owners - clean rooms - low prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Hello, I've stayed at Pan's Place in Vang Vieng for about 8 days.
Let me just start off by saying this is one of the best hostel i've stayed at so far in 4 months and a half of SE Asia travels.
I rentend a bungalow with a friend for only 35 000Kips a night (2,25$ each). It's 30 000Kips if you're alone.
I know the prices for the rooms are also very cheap.
The quality, on the other end, is fairly high. The rooms were clean, as were the toilets and showers (only had the share bathrooms)
The staff is very lovely, and very friendly.
Especially Chris, the owner, who will go at great lenghts to help you.
I won't go into the specifics, but I had a problem in Vang Vieng and he helped me sorting everything out.
The common area in the back, with 3 hammocks, is especially nice, as you can just relax there and meet fellow travellers.
Oh, yeah, another good thing: it's a hostel AND a restaurant, where the food is good and the shakes are downright awesome (especially for the 5000kips tagprice).
There's also free drinking water and free wifi and computers(not free - but cheap) to use.
All in all, it was a very good place, and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We stayed at Pans for 3 nights. The room was unbelievably cheap and although it looked very average (the decor is quite dated) we slept comfortably and the shower was okay.

The staff were friendly and breakfasts good.

We would recommend this as a budget hostel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ha Noi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Owned by a lao/english couple. Great atmosphere and good, clean rooms for a really cheap price. The owner is also a good source for touristic tips about the area. No doubt a great place to stay, probably the best in Vang Vieng for this range of price.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Pan's Place was a great place to stay.
As a solo backpacker their prices are really good, and even better if you're 2.
I was lucky enough to meet another guy to crash there with, and the price we got, was the cheapest accomodation i've had so far on my 4 months of traveling in S.E. Asia.
Chris in the reception is a well of information, and you're well off using any info you get from him, or if you've got a question, he probably has an answer!
The staff is also very cheerful. Always with a smile on their face.
Definiatly staying there again, if I ever go to Vang Vieng again!

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Vientiane, Laos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Pan's place is very nice for backpackers, and other people who like to stay in a cozy place, that doesnt cost them a fortune. The owner is very helpfull to inform you about anything in or around Vang Vieng or anything else. Recomended! Also try Phone's pancakes across the street (small place on the corner) contrary to the other ones in town, these ones are thick and fluffy :)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

This guesthouse felt old, and the rooms were not very clean. There were ants all over the room and the shower/toilet had mold. The shower did not drain. Very close to the main street. I only stayed one night and moved to a bungalow across the river/bridge that felt much cleaner.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

The owner, Neil, is fantastic as are all his staff! Free drinking water & wifi plus TV room with lots of movies. There is a book in each room with heaps if information about Vang Vieng & things to do there. Simple clean rooms with fans & ensuite. The restaurant is cheap with good meals. You can book buses through the hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Main Street, Vang Vieng, Laos
Location: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vang Vieng
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 84 B&Bs / Inns in Vang Vieng
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 29
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