We have just stayed 7 nights in a Temple view room for $35 USD per night. The rooms are very clean & beds comfortable. We were on the 5th floor which is quite a way up to carry your bags. Staff will help with one, but you must carry the rest! Staff are friendly, but it is difficult to get directions etc...you really have to find out for yourself. Location of Lao silk is great, only 200mts to the end of the street and the Mekong river. Lots of great restaurants with superb food. I think at $35 per night with no breakfast it is a little more expensive than surrounding hotels...there is lots of competition. The "Aroma" coffee shop downstairs serves the best cappucino in Vientiane!
Overall, we were pleased with our stay here and would not hesitate to recommend.
P.S.... house cleaning were a little hit and miss with replenishing bottled water and toilet paper, but you only need to ask.More