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Central Backpackers Hostel Reviews

Noradeth Road, Ban Thatluang, Luang Prabang, Laos

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80%

Rating
153 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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83%

A lovely family runs this hostel. It's basic but cosy and social. Great breakfast and super close to the main street!


80%

We had booked in advance and when we arrived they had no room, they put us in a hotel near by. The next day we stay in there place we didn't like this. Breakfast is good


94%

Best hostel we have stayed at so far on our SE Asia trip, bit pricier than the others we stopped at but for what you pay the facilities and standard are great. Staff friendly and helpful, wifi, air con and showers all worked perfectly. Would recommend.


94%

Very happy with the atmosphere, location, and the room I got!


66%

The 12 bed dorm room was really smelly and a bit dirty. The showers and toilet were much the same. The staff weren't very helpful. The breakfast was good though. Lots of people stayed here so it was good for meeting people.


71%

Breakfast is great. Dorm only has one room with shower AND sink AND toilet. Owners aren't particularly helpful. Water is cheaper across the road. Location is near the night market. Private rooms are very clean and ever bed has a big locker (BYO padlock)


69%

The area was good, and it was clean even though it was basic and the aircond was good. However, the guy at the desk was rude and surly throughout the stay. It's ok if he didn't understand English very well but he was really rude

  • 3rd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Macedonia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Wifi was broken while I was there and there are no locks on the doors of the dorms. Met nice people but not lot to do in hostel just like the whole town.


71%

The hostel is a little farther from the main area than I was expecting, but still a pretty short walk. The bathrooms were pretty awful though-they were dirty all the time, the toilet paper felt like crepe paper, and there was only one sink/mirror for everyone staying downstairs. The staff also didn't seem very organized-we checked in really late and they said they had no record of our reservation. We argued and wound up sleeping in the hall :/


83%

A good hostel, with fast wifi, working aircon and free breakfast. You might find better prices somewhere else if you haggle, but this place is a good combination of average prices and decent rooms.


80%

Very standard hostel, short walk to town, clean and safe. Would recommend.


86%

Located not so far from the city centre, CBH is a really nice strutture with a great personality. You are in the middle of the city but looks like you are in a countryside. The staff is gentle and ready to be useful in an informal way.


69%

pretty cool place, no real locker for the dorms


83%

A good hostel. The wifi is fast, the aircon is cold, the beds are clean and the breakfast is free! (that last bit saves you K10-15k per day)


89%

I stayed in a beautiful private room at a great price. The bed was huge and comfortable. The room included a toilet and shower, an air-conditioner, window that opened (sadly no screen so I left it shut). The hostel is in a great location, not a far walk at all to the night market and Main Street or the fun street with Utopia and the bookshop/ free movie place :) Also, I was taking off before free breakfast, but the staff was nice enough to bring me some bread in a to-go box. Very sweet!


80%

Nice little hostel in a good location, close to the night market. Had to delay my trip there by a couple of days and the hostel was very helpful with all of that. Free tea and coffee all day which was nice.


71%

Really nice hostel. Is quite popular between backpackers. If you are just looking for places without booking, please check the prices in advance. We booked online, so the prices were one dollar cheaper than the ones charged in situ.


89%

Good location. Friendly staff. Dorm of 12 cramped when full with bags etc. Air con. Clean. Good wifi. Nice free breakfast. Definately recommend.


86%

Located a ten minute walk from the city center, so it's not really central - but with a decent breakfast, friendly staff and cheap dorm beds (which are kinda hard, but that's the norm I guess). Pretty good overall.


77%

Average hostel. About 10-15 minute walk from the main street (night market, restaurants etc.). Breakfast is okay (was a bug cooked into my bread but they probably just buy the bread). Staff was helpful and nice.


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