I spent 4 nights here and liked it because it was on the west side of the bridge - so it was quiet with great views of the river. However, they don't give you any sheets or extra blankets when it was freezing at night. The other downside to this place unfortunately is Mang himself. He pushes his "tours" on you, which are just simple boat rides up and down the Nam Ou River with no guide. The tour to Som Them and Mong Ngoi cost 500k-600k for the entire boat, which means the more people you have (6 max) the cheaper it should be for everyone. However Mang's story changed when we went from having 3 people to having 6. He insisted on charging us all the same rate as it would have been if it were only 3 people. He also made a couple of the people in our group to pay up front and it took some arguing to get a partial refund. If you do decide to do a tour with him 1) do NOT pay upfront (if anything pay 50% prior and then the remaining the day of) and 2) negotiate the different rates up front and maybe make him write them down on paper.
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