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Very friendly staff, great breakfast, good storage, enjoyed stay
The hostel was good, exactly what we expected. The breakfast was really tasty! As others have said, the wifi was a bit dodgy but the staff were keen to be of service if you did need wifi.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Short walk to all the main sites, and the staff are very friendly and helpful, although only one has a good grasp of English, the others grab him if he's not around tho so never had any problems. Only really downside is the internet was pretty much non-existent so had to use a connection from down the road. Otherwise clean with typical Laos (hard) beds and reasonable (for a hostel) breakfast included.
The location is hard to find, cuz it is not near the main sites. But it is not that bad since the whole city is very small, so you won't get lost. The place is quiet for rest which is good. The only annoying thing is that wifi is barely working, and I hope it could be fixed soon. The owners are really nice and helpful.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Overall the hostel was good, but the location is about a 15 minute walk from the main attractions in Luang Prabang. My dorm room was just off the main common area so it was quite noisy at night.
Loved this place enough to stay 2 days extra. Mostly because of the staff who were friendly and helpfull. Great breakfasts and tea, coffee available all day long.
Internet didn't work anywhere in the hostel. To many people complained about this yet nothing could be done but to switch off the router and switch back on again. The hostel itself is clean and fresh and run well. Stayed in the 4 bed dorm. No locks or keys available for the rooms. Lockers underneath the bunk beds. Beds were a little hard but comfortable at the same time. Free refreshments and breakfast, all in all I was satisfied with my stay here and would recommend it.
Great hostel, they were overbooked when we arrived so the person in charge gave us his own room for the first night. A little bit off the main street, but just a 5 minute walk. Internet never worked though.
Nice place to stay, clean and comfortable. Bike rental at good rate! However it was a bit noisy (neighbor's conversations sounds as IN your room) and not quite located in the center of Luang Prabang.
Excellent! I loved it. For chinesse new year they throw a party and there were so many free beers, was awesome. The sttaff is the best, so helpfull and polite. I meet the best people in all my trip there. The city, Luang Prabang is one of the best places to lay back and enyjoy. Rooms are good, ensuited bathrooms and always clean. Breakfast was good, hut be carefull with the red bottle sauce, it is not ketchup, it is so spicy!
We stayed in a 4-person dorm. We were never able to lock the room, never given a key. They do provide lockers in the room for you, but no lock. (Fortunately, we had no problems!) The location is a little further outside the town center than I would've liked, but the staff was incredibly friendly. Decent free breakfast too, everything was nice and clean, great common area to meet people.
Good hostel overall but the staff tries to sell overpriced tickets and tours
Very good place to stay in luang prabang. Warm shower, clean rooms and friendly staff
A pretty good hostel for the price. We booked the hostel five days in advance and when we showed up there only had one available bed (there are two of us). He offered us a private room or we could share the bed and pay half price. We opted for the discount and had an okay nights sleep. I would say they handled the problem quite well.
This hostel was great. Much better than I expected for the location and price. The breakfast to order included was delicious. The beds and rooms were clean and the staff was very helpful in booking buses and such. I would highly recommend this hostel to anyone passing through Luang Prabang.
Spent 3 nights in a double room that was clean and great value for money. Hot water not always in plentiful supply but not a major issue. Staff friendly and helpful although a little busy at the peak breakfast time. As stated in previous reviews the central market and bars are a 5/10 minute walk away on pleasant quiet streets that felt safe late in the evening. The hostel did not have a bar or serve beer which was the only let down. It's always nice to have a beer at your hostel!
The dorm room I was in had a bad smell , could have been the people but I think it's a bad water main nearby. The wifi only works in the main area, they could really use a couch in there instead of hard wooden chairs ! And toilet paper. Free breakfast was nice, even got some when I left at 5 am on a bus !
it's OK for your money. BUT be aware of their bus ticket scam. A ticket to Vientiane costs KIP 110.000 at the bus station, same ticket at the hostel 180.000, HEFTY OVERPRICE!!! Bus station is not far away. if you rent a bike for a day you can easily make a good saving. Also the tuk.tuk to the bus station is a scam. Driver ask for KIP 40.000, but finally he will KIP 20.000. He also runs on low battery, so you must push his tuk.tuk to get away. Apart from this, staff is helpful and OK
Stayed here twice in 2 different double rooms, which were of good value for money. Clean. Shower wasn't hot, but staff was helpfull in trying to fix it and we could take a hot shower downstairs. Breakfast included which is simple but fine. Helpfull and friendly staff, although there was insufficient staff and many customers. You had to ask your question several times. Walking distance to main centre about 10 minutes (so it is not as central as the name makes you believe).
The hostel is nice, and the staff they are very friendly, all the time smiling. Breakfast is ok. The bad thing is that i was in the dorm for 4, and it is in front of the lobby and breakfast place, so you listen people talking all the time.