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Vientiane Backpackers Hostel
Ranked #22 of 103 Specialty Lodging in Vientiane
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2 reviews
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“''Great hostel and fantastic staff''”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

I love this place. The dorms are cheap, clean and the shower is amazing. It's a good place for solo-travelers. The staff was very friendly and gave me good advice on where to shop , eat, booking the Bus ticket, Flight Ticket, Visa with good price. I recommended this place to many other travelers and would go back there in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

The staff here are very friendly, happy to help at any opporunity. They book flights, visas (Vietnam) and trains from their reception and drop you off at the bus stop/airport in a transfer. The location is fantastic as it's right in the centre of the town and the dorms are spotless! The beds are comfy and you have a side light and power socket for each bed! It's only $5 a night too! The commnunal bathroom is very well kept too with showers and toilets just as good as back home! Bring a sense of humour with you as this is a place where you can really enjoy yourself as nobody takes things too seriously.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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hanoi
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

We had a great stay at the hostel. The staff were very accamodating to our needs. Hot showers, good location with a short walk to the main areas. The free breakfast was excellent, the laundry service was great, and the price was very reasonable ( Specail is Make Vietnam Visa & Book a sleeping bus from Vientiane to Hanoi ). Clean rooms, free internet, I recommend staying here We had a great stay at the hostel. The staff were very accamodating to our needs. Hot showers, good location with a short walk to the main areas. The free breakfast was excellent, the laundry service was great, and the price was very reasonable. Clean rooms, free internet, I recommend staying here,and Manager in here recommend i Go to hanoi come to Hanoi Hostel No1 in add 14-16 Thanh Ha ,Hoankiem,Hanoi,Vietnam, now we stay here verry nice hostel and good , we verry happy stay here , Thansk you

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Vang Vieng, Laos
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2012

I came there thinking they had single room- because of their misleading website. But there was none... so I stayed for one night in the dorms, that are quite crowded and with an AC working all the time and no windows, so the room was very smelly...
I was siting down stairs in the common area when an American girl was leaving the place and the owner was screaming and cursing here... "F#$%^ Americans" is the nicest thing he said... I don't know what happened between them, but she was very polite and kept calling him "sir" .

Another thing that I really didn't like was that thy were charging more then double the price for there beverages... not very nice when your supposed to be a place for budget travelers...

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

We booked what we thought was a private room here through HostelBookers but we actually booked a room in it's sister-hostel called Vientiane Guesthouse (which we hated).

The HostelBookers desktop website does state that this but not the mobile website which is what I used. So we turned up at the Backpackers Hostel, the guy took our money and sent someone to show us the way to Vientiane Guesthouse.

There are no private rooms her

  • Stayed October 2012
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Level 4 Contributor
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Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

A true backpacker hostel with a great atmosphere. The staff are really friendly and full of advice. Looks as though it's going through a refurb, smells a little musty too in the rooms. Rooms can be chilly as a/c and fans on ( shouldn't complain that they work exceptionally well) fantastic showers, only niggle was the musty smell to the place and the mass of cockroaches in the toilets.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Villach, Austria
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

We just stayed there for one night and have been concerned about the 16 dorm room but it was great!
Stayed at other dorms with less beds and it was just bad. People cared about not being too loud and not turning on the lights in the middle of the night. It can be chilly because of the ac and all the fans in the room. There are lockers for every bed, the beds are clean and comfy, with own reading lights. Showers and toilets were clean, good location, lots of restaurants close, also travel agents. Would stay there again!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Vientiane Backpackers Hostel
Address: 13 Norkeokoummarn Road | Ban Mixay, Vientiane 856, Laos
Location: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vientiane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #22 of 103 Specialty Lodging in Vientiane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
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 
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