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Backpackers Garden Hostel Reviews

028 Sihome Road, Vientiane, Laos

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127 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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Breakfast is very good, considering the price. Great friendly staff and REALLY good showers. Wifi is perfect but location is a bit out from the Vientiane sights.


A long way out of town compared to other hostels of similar price. Consider the well located Ventiane Backpackers hostel which is better located and better quality or the Sihome Backpackers hostel which is very nice but a little further out of town. The dorm rooms were like windowless garages, the toilets and showers were disgusting and the room doors had to be left unlocked. Not sure where the eponymous garden in the name comes from, it's more a concrete patch. Cheap if you're on a budget.


I enjoyed my stay at Backpackers Garden Hostel. I think it was good value, clean and spacious rooms with friendly staff.


It was a great stay at the Backpackers Garden Hostel. We feel welcomed and it is quite sad to leave as the staff was superb. We enjoyed the stay so much that if we ever comeback again to Vientiane, definitely will stay there again. It was the best hostel out of all the hostels that we stay along our 14 days journey from Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos.

  • 12th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice spot. Good rooms with AC


The people who work there are great (so is the movie room). The location is a bit dodgy and far from the city center. There's a hole in the ceiling of the upstairs bathroom which is covered in black mold so water drips through the hole and gets stuff hanging on the hooks wet - annoying as there's nowhere else to set down/hang up a towel or anything else. Other than that, the place is in good shape.


one of the best hostels i've ever been in. very good value for money and the staff is more than helpful. amazing place to stay at to improve your stay and your trip. the atmosphere between the travelers is absolutely great very recomended!


If the bathrooms were a little cleaner this place would be great. But the staff were great. Really friendly and helpful!! Nice place to stay.


Really a great place to stay. Cool vibe and the most amazing staff really make this place one of a kind!


Very helpfull staff, service more like a 4star hotel. they try to live up to their reputation! Would recommend.

  • 23rd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Quite a lovely place with very nice and helpful staff and good breakfast. The cleanliness could be improved though. My friend had a sticky plate or something in her locker which got stuck on her backpack. There was trash in the lockers, too and one was broken. But still a good place to stay at!


Stayed 2 nights at the 8 bed dorm and enjoyed it a lot. Basic rooms and bathrooms but very friendly staff and they'll do everything to make you feel good. Social area with tv room and breakfast was the best i had during my travels. Absolutely worth the money. Thanks!


Booked 2 nights, stayed 1. Rats got into our room due to a MASSIVE gap under our door (


Really had a fantastic time staying here- great atmosphere, helpful and friendly staff. Great value too! Would recommend :)

  • 11th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I couldn't have been happier with my stay at Backpackers Garden. The super helpful staff, delicious and huge free breakfast, movie room and amazing people made my stay super memorable. There isn't a better place to stay during your time on Vientiane!

  • 4th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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