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Funky Monkey Hostel Reviews

Francois Ngin Rod,Ban Mixay, Vientiane, Laos

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254 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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Location is good but the facility is a bit run down. It's a pretty good option for staying in Vientiane.


Very uncomfortable beds


Do not take a double room with a shared bathroom. They dont have a window and are tiny. Staff was nice and always trying to help. Fungus in the hallways. Location couldnt be better though. Only a few minutes to the mekong and the night market. We were promised a minivan(7p) for our bus trip that we purchased in the hostel for 10000 kip extra p. P. And ended up with other 25dissapoited people who were promised the same squeezed into a bus for 20 people where nobody could move.

  • 3rd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Decent private room, clean, close to everything. The best pizza restaurant is one street over (Via Via), thanks to staff for the great recommendation. Cons: smokers can smoke inside in the lobby and we absolutely hated it and wish they would have no smoking signs. We couldn't use the common room as a result. Need better bikes, all of them are terribly broken. Beware if you book online you pay for fees, it is cheaper to book in person.


ken is an absolute champ, very helpful, good English, shouted us some smokes n water and gave us some bananas, would definitely stay again, highly recommended, this joint was just rad... would write more but this keyboard belongs at the dump


Helpful staff and good atmosphere, really excellent location right near to a lot of the top night spots.


Good quality-price relation. Not bad for a day or two.


Excellent hotel, super friendly staff - they speak a good english and will help sincerely and with pleasure, clean rooms, good location!

  • 5th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Easy to find, friendly staff, interesting streets nearby to get lost in :)


I got a nice private room with shared bathroom. The room was ok except there could be one more power socket. Although, the shared bath was a bit messy since the sink holes of the shower were blocked! The staff is helpful and nice as long as you get the right one. However, some of them do not speak english very well!


Ken, the funkiest of monkeys the dude the man the legend that runs the place is an absolute beauty. Highly recommend this spot to any traveler. Best showers in Asia.

  • 14th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Not a bad hostel. Good location and free breakfast


Clean and comfortable. Friendly atmosphere. Has AC. Only wish they would add more covering to the bathroom windows to increase privacy. Definitely would stay there again though.

  • 15th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Bed bugs...


Had bedbugs bites all over my body!


We were on the top floor and the only bathroom is at the bottom and you have to walk through the social area to get in and out of bathroom. Not ideal! Especially if you want to get to the loo in the middle of the night!


Great atmosphere for sure, great location, situated literally right, slap bang in the city centre.Definitely a more party orientated hostel, so the quieter ones may not approve of such a hostel, however I myself am not a travelling boozer, and I thought it was a great place to stay.To be honest, how picky can one be when backpacking on a budget, especially when there are options like this for around $3, I mean come the F on.Totally a place worth staying at.


Nice stay, good breakfast. Could do with more facilities for the two large dorms on second floor, one bathroom for 30 people is just not sufficient.


This was a cool hostel. We felt very comfortable. Dorms were clean with great AC. Free breakfast. Super close to the night market. Helpful and friendly staff. We would stay here again and we recommend it.

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