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Funky Monkey Hostel Reviews

Francois Ngin Rod,Ban Mixay, Vientiane, Laos

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73%

Rating
363 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 63%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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77%

As far as value for your money goes this place is great. With breakfast included for $8 you can't go wrong. However, sharing 1 bathroom between the whole floor (around 25 people) was a bit much. The other thing I will mention is that our room smelled like really bad BO, but it could've just been an off night with some smelly guests. Overall it was a great place to crash and would stay again


71%

Had no problems with this hostel. It is in a nice part of town with good restaurants and bars nearby. Only one bathroom to be shared between an entire dorm room, so sometimes had to wait a while to get a shower. Was quite quiet when I stayed so not much going on, but if it was full it would probably have been a lot more fun. Downstairs common area with a bar and a ltable was nice to relax in.


69%

Was good for a night but not really helpful staff, wouldn't stay for more then a night.


57%

Basic accommodation. Unfortunately, a few members of staff let this place down, considering how helpful we have found staff in hostels all over South East Asia, here at Funky Monkey they couldn't be bothered to offer any advice and anything seemed too much to ask. (One member of staff was in fact helpful but overall we didn't get a good vibe). Our room was small and had no windows to the outside. The shared toilets weren't cleaned and were in a disgusting state. The hostel's location was good.


66%

Basic room, that we will be cool if the manager smile a little bit. Ticket bus more extensive booking there than the other places.


80%

Helpful staff, decent place at affordable price.


63%

We have fricking ANTS problem in our room. Room is just plain, you have a bed to sleep and TV. However we needed to unplug the TV to use the socket for charging our phones.


69%

The location is great, right next to the night market and the river, and walking distance to most other things. If you're backpacking and trying to meet people, however, this is not the place. Also, the hostel has an older age range. It was super cheap, and if you already have friends with you, or enjoy being on your own, this is a good place to stay.


60%

There was a slight ant problem.


77%

In extraordinary circumstances, the staff held our room despite us being several hours later than intended. This was very much appreciated! Room was reasonable despite construction happening on both sides of the buidling, and shower was hot and good pressured. Softest beds we've slept on in all of Laos!

  • 6th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

My room was half empty for my one night here. It's a very decent hostel for the price with a nice location. Lockers under the bed are not the most secure with the possibility of lifting the whole bed up to get to them as its not bolted down. The guy that runs it is very friendly and helpful. I wouldn't stay in Vientiane too long so this was good enough.


60%

Location is the best part about this hostel, right near the Mekong and not far to walk to most places of interest and nice eateries, cafes and bars. The hostel is OK if you're only staying 1 night perhaps 2 max. The 8 bed dorm was good, desperately need new mattresses though!! Hard and uncomfortable. Lockers provided. Shower and toilet facilities could do with updating, and if you're a couple who wants to share a bathroom to speed up getting ready - expect to have your bathroom door knocked on!


57%

Good location. The staff are really nice, particularly the main guy, however the condition of this hostel is pretty poor. Never seen so many Mosquitos in one room in my life. The bathroom is malaria waiting to happen. If you can avoid showering you'll do well. Staff are helpful and friendly but not enough to make up for the condition of hostel. Rooms are manageable with working air con at least


66%

The dorm was tidy and clean and the showers are hot. But the bottom bunk bed had metal under the mattress so everytime you moved it made a massive bang. Also lockers under the bed could be accessed if the bunk bed was moved.


83%

Great stay in funkey monkey was easy enough to find from getting dropped off. the room was big, had plenty of room, beds were comfy, big lockers. Beds got changed everyday which is good. The staff were great although some couldn't speak English. The free breakfast was good. There wasn't any keys to get in rooms but always staff around. The shower room with toilet needs a bath mat inside as the floor is slippery. Only bad thing. My flip flops got stolen from outside (you have to take off at door)


71%

3 floors, 4 rooms per floor. Rooms were decent sized. Good location. Bikes for rent 10000kip but poor condition. Wifi ok. The not great thing about this hostel is that the bathrooms are all on the first floor. 5 showers and 2 toilets. Never busy, but a pain to trek all the way downstairs every time. Staff spoke English which is always great. The girl is friendly, the guys not as much - but everyone will help. Free breakfast always a benefit.


69%

The staff at funky monkey are really nice they had loads of advice about the local area! We booked a twin room with a ensuite. The ensuite was ok, it looked like they had converted the wardrobe into a bathroom to charge a bit of extra money. It also smelled a bit! There were ants all over the floor in our room and we were on the top floor of the hostel. It was good enough for the one night we stayed but not good value for money.


57%

The locks used on the doors are very easy to break into with a stiff credit card. Common areas were dirty.


89%

The staff are very accommodating. I loved the clean bathroom, hot water and cool rooms.

  • 23rd Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

Good location near the center of Vientiane. Some people of the staff are more interested in playing on their phone or sleeping at 7:30 in the morning that serving breakfast. Breakfast limited to 3 choices and portions are small. Aircon was really noisy in the room.


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