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No lockers for valuables, I had to wait on the staff to check in, my room was dirty, as was the bathroom. Great location and the breakfast was very good.
I have never been compelled to write a negative review about a hostel until staying at bountang. Made reso in a 5 bed dorm. Show up, they are full, only have 8 bed dorms left. What about the reservation? Ok that's fine I guess. Had heard the problem of staff stealing from you in this town so I probably should not have left money in my bag. Had $100 stolen from my bag and another chap in another room had $160 stolen from him. Please DO NOT leave any money in your room if you decide to stay here.
Horrible hostel. The staff is totally unhelpful. I had multiple things stolen from me also while I was there. Would not go back. There are better cheaper places elsewhere.
I booking 1 room for 5 people and have to paid deposit but when i arrival hotel staff said "that room not available" and them change to another room type. I don't want they do like this. i book a room but they sale my room to other one. >> Feel Bad
Location, staffs & cleanliness are excellent! Somehow, it would be even better if a simple breakfast in included in the price of the room. Hot/boiling water should also be made available in the hostel, without asking us to cross the street to get hot water for our own consumption (to make our own coffee & instant noodles). I'd rate 3.5 star for this hostel :-)
Worst place we stayed on our trip thus far. We arrived to find that there was no room left so we had to be split up. One girl in the dorm and two of us in the guest house. The guesthouse room was shocking with bricked in windows and constant power outages and it smelt like nobody had been in there for years. The staff also tried to charge us extra on check out for using the guesthouse that we never booked in the first place. Don't stay here!
· No blanket on bed when I asked for one I was told that there were none left as there were many guests and was given a dirty duvet cover. · No safe deposit box was available as there are not enough for everyone. Safe is not big enough for a laptop. · My partner and I booked together but we're unable to sleep in the same dorm on the 1st night, on the second night he was transferred down to my dorm whilst we were out. Nothing in particular wrong with the rooms, they were quite nice.
We arrived having booked via hostelworld in advance, and they had overbooked and messed up our reservation. They finally found us two beds in separate areas, but when we told them we were only going to stay one night because of this and asked for the rest of our money back, the manager got extremely aggressive and rude. He ended up walking out on the conversation (with all of our money), then eventually came back and we worked a deal out. The staff at the desk were embarrassed and apologetic.
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- Female, 18-24
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Forst impression was how clean it was. Until I saw the cockroach scurringing in my bathroom. The bunk beds are what you would expect, except they are louder than thunder when you move at night so you can hear everytime someone turns. They are very hard. Needed a Vietnam visa so gave our passports to the staff and paid $85 USD to have them in 3 days. On the third day the guy was in Vientiane with our passports and we had to book another night to wait for him. We should have waited till Vientiane.
Tried to charge us more. Also when we enquired about the free breakfast, we were told they didn't do breakfast (we found out they did on the day we checked out by another guest) Tried to give away other people's beds numerous amounts of time, even at 3am, then leaving the light on when they left the room. One guy on reception was nice, but it was his first day and didn't seem to know much about anything.
this place was good, you get clean beds, nice bathroom with good hot showers. staff are really helpful but there is no commons room so not easy to meet other travellers if your on your own!
Perfect location a small walk from the centre of town making it nice and quiet. Delicious breakfast, fantastic staff, great hostel all round
Great place to stay in Vang Vieng. The 5bedroom dorms are much nicer than the larger ones. Location and staff are perfect.
Excellent value for money and most helpful staff. I wwould recommend this to anyone traveling with a limited budget, was genuinely surprised how good it was...
Hostel is a good value but you can find cheaper in town. Same with bus tickets. Upper bunk beds are very squeaky. Tiny safe box is up by computers & reception area (bring own lock), which makes access ackward. Downstairs dorms where warm but the room needed more air circulation to get a good nights sleep.
My stay here at Bountang hotel was really good. The staff was really friendly, especially Michelle. She helped us out a lot, suggesting places to eat, activities, and helped us with direction. Stayed in a 8 person room and it was good. nothing special but you get what you pay for. Anything that was wrong, they fixed right away. Breakfast is included and was always good. Overall, the stay was good! Would stay there again.
I can't say a lot about the place except that it's pretty ugly looking, because they were booked although stating otherwise online. The guy then tried to trick me into paying twice the regular price at another place, which ended up being really good by the way. So, rated F for simply disgusting costumer treatment!
Staff was extremely unorganized and incompetent. Multiple nights, people were double-booked and came back to other people sleeping in their beds. There were ants all over my bed. Bathrooms were dirty and not cleaned. The plus was a free breakfast of eggs and baguette (though the staff did not tell you it was available..I went to a restaurant and paid for breakfast the first morning because I didn't know.) In general, the facilities were okay but the people on staff were unhelpful.
the room was clean, the staff very friendly an bathroom, and very good, very close to everything
This hostel serves its purpose well, good to get a free breakfast and good wifi everywhere. Staff is nice and helpful but could speak English a little better. The only complaint is that the doors to the rooms are not locked, and they don't have enough keys for every person. There are lockers by the front desk but you have to bring your own padlock and they ado not fit a whole lot.