Myself and a group of friends travelled around Asia and ended up here when we hit Laos. We are aged in our mid twenties and did not have any partners with us so it was a boys trip. Cant say i would recommend it for children as your are dangerously cose to the river. The location was as good as it gets - right at the end of tubing when you get out of the river and amongst it all. It is a bit of a hike to get there from the front "office" so hopefully you havent packed too heavy as the walk way is broken rock and you do have to cross a bridge. The rooms were clean and the air con worked although the shower in our room wasnt the best. We stayed in the first group of rooms as u walk in and they were definitely alot older compared to the others. Its cheap and a decent place to stay and the food whilst it wasnt outstanding it did the job every morning. For anyone who has not travelled to these types of countries before just learn to enjoy it! you read reviews from people stating how terrible everything is when they have payed $10 a night in a third world country! The views here are amazing so get out and tube down the river (stay safe) meet all the fellow travellers and embrace it. Sit up in the bungalows at night and take in the views and enjoy 40 cent beers. We made some great friends whilst there and really wished we stayed longer. The only downside was the power frequently went out from about 10am to 3pm every day but once you were used to it, it just became funny and suddenly buying a beer out of an eski on the side of the road was the thing to be doing. If you are young head to Fat Monkey at night, you wont regret it. Also hit the aussie bar and let the topless guy take care of you - legend.
TIPS: *pack light
* take alot of insect repellant
* get up and shower early before the power cuts out
*DO NOT LET THE LITTLE KIDS TAKE YOUR MONEY WHEN TUBING, THEY WILL TRY AND TELL YOU THE RIVER HAS ENDED AND TAKE YOU TO SHORE.
*Do tip them at the very end though, they are great fun and deserve it.