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Seeking Luang Prabang Hotel: Affordable Yet Clean

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Seeking Luang Prabang Hotel: Affordable Yet Clean

I am looking for a hotel in LP that costs $40 USD per night or less. It should be located within a ten minute walk to the city center, and we need a private bathroom in the room. Also, a quiet location is important, and a pool and restaurant is not necessary. So many hotels get mixed reviews--I have never had such a problem finding a place. Thank you.

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1. Re: Seeking Luang Prabang Hotel: Affordable Yet Clean

Look at the Nam Khan side as it is quieter, tough wihin easy walking distance to the town centre. A place I like and often recommend is the Riverside Guesthouse.

http://guesthouse-riverside.com/

There are many others.

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2. Re: Seeking Luang Prabang Hotel: Affordable Yet Clean

For three years now I've stayed at Namma Vong Guesthouse, a small, quiet, beautifully located guesthouse right by Wat Xieng Thong. I know the family well--very welcoming, very hospitable. This is generally used by backpackers for brief stays, but I make it my home for several weeks every year. The rates are extremely reasonable--100,000 kip for an upstairs, air conditioned room (separate bathroom, with "shower hose" and toilet), and 80,000 kip for a downstairs, fan room. Nothing fancy, but the beds are comfortable, the TV works, and the hosts are wonderful.

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3. Re: Seeking Luang Prabang Hotel: Affordable Yet Clean

There are 3 streets of budget guesthouses which run in the direction of the Mekong near Joma & the Post Office, from about $8 upwards. For $10 you get a clean fan room with TV and ensuite, and $13 for AC - I use the Haisoke but there is a good choice. There are some others up to about the $25 mark on these 3 streets. They are only wide enough for 1 vehicle so get little traffic or noise and are 2 minutes walk from the night market or river.

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4. Re: Seeking Luang Prabang Hotel: Affordable Yet Clean

I'm there as well, my usual place is $15 per night for a massive double-bed fan room, and $20 for an A/C room...

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5. Re: Seeking Luang Prabang Hotel: Affordable Yet Clean

Just wondered if it is common for hotels of the budgets above $20 & under to have a balcony? Or am I hoping for something that I won't find?

Thanks!

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6. Re: Seeking Luang Prabang Hotel: Affordable Yet Clean

In Luang Parabang The Rattana guesthouse has a balcony on the 2nd floor of one of their buildings, most do not...

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7. Re: Seeking Luang Prabang Hotel: Affordable Yet Clean

Hi Maneki-neko,

I just looked up the Rattana Guesthouse, and it has great prices. Do you think it is a good hotel? Do you prefer the "wooden" or "concrete" building? Thanks.

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8. Re: Seeking Luang Prabang Hotel: Affordable Yet Clean

I've stayed in both, If you want a balcony go for the large double room upstairs in the wooden bldg.

Last time I was there, this March, I was just staying one night in town so I chose a fan room in the concrete bldg. for (high season), it too was nice.

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9. Re: Seeking Luang Prabang Hotel: Affordable Yet Clean

Maneki, the big disadvantage of this place, (for me anyway), is that it is not on the Nam Khan side.

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10. Re: Seeking Luang Prabang Hotel: Affordable Yet Clean

Why is that a disadvantage? I spend 5 hours or so with my head on the pillow, then I'm out seeing the sights/eating/drinking. Basically, it's perfect, IMO...