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Vientiane Backpackers Hostel

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously beyond discusted with this place. Worst hostel by far I have stayed at within 3 months in SE Asia. Just don't do it. Close to bus station is probably the only positive. Bed bugs everywhere. I slept inside a sleep sheet as the room was filled with mosquitoes but the bed bugs found there way in and I woke... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed in Orange Hostel last week for 4 days and really enjoyed ny stay. The price for a dorm includes breakfast of your choice (Western or Asian) and it's a really good value. Despite that the lady who runs the hostel is very attentive, helpful and friendly. There are other hostels in this area but I have chosen... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

I came as a solo traveller expecting to meet other travellers the place was pretty much dead, in our dorm there was only 3 of us staying in there. Generally in Vientiane it's rather quiet and not much to do Seem to be problems around the whole building - bed bug issues in other dorms which were shut and other... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stayed here one night and that was just about enough. Arrived in the evening and was shown to our room. Mosquitos everywhere because doors are constantly left open. 40,000k per person/night which is quite cheap but we found a guesthouse with our own shower and toilet for 80,000k each (sport guesthouse if any of you like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

It is located right in the city center and all sights and attractions are within a 10-15 min walking distance, aspecially the night market and the Mekong river , we truly enjoyed our stay at the Vientiane backpackers , the room was huge and very clean , aircon and wifi worked in the room , the staff was helpful and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

I think I'm a fussy bugger but I did like staying here. The dorm was nice and cold as the aircon seemed to always be on. Lockers ( byo padlock ) means you can stash your valuables if you're planning a lurk somewhere you'd rather not take valuables etc. Toilets n showers are on the ground floor and there never... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Location is excellent, staff are nice, decent breakfast, adequate wifi. Not much ventilation (windows are closed 24/7) which could easily do with some mosquito nets so they could be open a few hours a day. Mosquitoes everywhere, in showers, in toilets, etc. I quite liked the hostel except for the terrible bed bug infestation that is going on there. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Didnt end up staying here but was an ok deal of 80,000kip for a double room and free brekky (from memory?). We did book our onward bus to Pakse from the lovely lady at reception. Very very helpful, free wifi and speaks excellent english. Didnt get too ripped off i didnt think (hey its south east asia, schedule in a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Me and a friend are travelling around South East Asia and have stayed at a range of cheap hostels and unfortunately this is the worst we have been to! The staff don't ever seem to be around when needed. Our sink was broke and no water was running from our tap, Our air con was broke and when we told... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

With a little repairs and maintenance this hostel could be a whole lot better, the showers were excellent, the best I have experienced in South East Asia. The aircon is also nice and powerful, although is turned off during the day. The bunk beds are okay, hard mattresses but the pillows are quite soft. The dorms are a bit noisy.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Vientiane Backpackers is a modern, clean and friendly hostel which is ideally located in the centre of the Lao Capital, Vientiane. Close by is the scenic Mekong River aswell as restaraunts, cafe's and a small number of bars. Next door is the Vaimiay Temple and good local transport links as well as various travel agents. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vientiane Backpackers Hostel

Address: 13 Norkeokoummarn Road | Ban Mixay, Vientiane 856, Laos
Location: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vientiane
Price Range: $10 - $12 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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