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FWD House
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Only 10 beds and a bit more private, which might be less desirable for someone travelling alone.

Staff/owners are wonderful and super helpful. All of the activities planned for us have been great. Washroom and showers are clean and the box bed style is really nice. Location in old city is very convenient. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank llee82
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

I want to love FWD House. It's a pretty new venture, set up by a lovely family and designed to provide a slightly different backpacker experience.

The service is great - Win and his team are immensely helpful and always provide service with a smile. It took a while for us to book in but this was a minor niggle. There's some free food available to snack on in the reception area, and you get a towel and slippers provided, with a large locker. It's all kept very clean.

There's no bar or restaurant, so the communal area is limited to the room and the reception area outside. Weirdly it is located above a primary school.

The beds are quite cool in that they are handmade wooden jobs which make a sort of private, office cubicle-like open plan bedroom. The plastic is still on the mattresses though, making them uncomfortable.

The main issue is simply that the place doesn't seem finished! None of the walls, beds, or bathrooms are painted - they're barely even furnished. The walls are lacking a layer of plasterboard on one side. Bathrooms are like stepping into a concrete cell, with guest notices penned onto the walls. A/C is switched off during the day but there are fans in the room - I just wish there were some furnishings - anything - to make it feel like somewhere you'd want to sleep. I've slept in better furnished tents!

The place could be wonderful, and the staff really are great, it's just that it's been opened before it's really finished. A lick of paint, some furnishings, and it could be spectacular.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Alasdair J
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

the owner is a very friendly and kind person, who gives good advise on the activities to participate and recommend good company to carry out the activities. family run guesthouse.. when joining the tour from the guesthouse, breakfast would also be provided.
if u are on a tight budget, i strongly recommend it.. on sundays, the Sunday market is right at its footstep..

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Thank dynastyhan
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

I stayed at this place for 2 nights. It was cheap but that is pretty much the only good thing about this place. There seems to be bed bugs in the dorms. I woke up with insect bite marks all over my arms, legs and neck. Some other people were complaining about it too. Also, I find that the dorms are really hot even with the air-conditioning on which only gets turned on at 8pm. I recommend going to a different guest house.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

We got a recommendation to stay at FWD House from a friend during our 5 week trip through SE Asia. We booked 3 nights when we arrived and were pleased to be received by some friendly staff. The outer reception area is somewhat detached from the sleeping area, which was strange and also brought up questions about the security of the place.

We stayed in a 12 person dorm with somewhat crappy bedding. The AC doesn't get turned on until 8 pm, which is fine, but a house staff comes in at 7.30am each day to turn it off along with the fans in the big room - still unsure as to why the fans needed to be turned off, but I disliked the whole ordeal. Additionally, the room took forever to get quiet given the number of people staying there, but I'm not sure if there were smaller rooms.

Overall, I would suggest searching around before booking this hostel. I've stayed at a good number of hostels and I know that things can get better here. 8USD/night/person was not even of incredible value.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank wwwilso
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