I found Vientiane pricey anyway, but this was cheaper than everything else. It shows, we are not glamourous travellers and the room had air con and a (teeny, tiny) tv so no real complaints. Very basic. My complaint is with the management really. We arrived and they knew nothing about our booking from booking.com. We had to tell him everything and in the end he kept upping the price. We had booked a double bed and yet we arrived to a very tired room with two single beds. We had asked how much a taxi to the airport was and he started with 80 000Lak. Later we decided to just book it, there was a younger man at the desk and he gave us 60000LAk> so we booked for the next morning. While we waited that morning, it was very heavy rain. We were early and the guy points to a tuk tuk out the front with a guy sweeping off the rain. We had specified a taxi, especially in the rain and he just kept saying that was the taxi and that it would be 60. Very annoyed, as they were basically saying you won't get a taxi and this was our best bet. They kept laughing at us and speaking to each other in the Laos language, eventually as it was raining hard, we said we'd give the tuk tuk (a friend of the young boys) no more than 40. He agreed, we went to the airport which is close by, but we got soaked, and when we got to the airport he tried to get another 10 out of us- We'd already taken our bags so we just walked away but it wasn't a nice farewell to Laos where we'd had a good couple of weeks.