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Funky Monkey Hostel Reviews

Francois Ngin Rod,Ban Mixay, Vientiane, Laos

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299 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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Great location, Good atmosphere, average staff, and poor internet. After Funky Monkey I stayed in a 5 star hotel in Vientiane for a day and the internet was really poor there as well, so perhaps it's a city wide problem. Staff are quite strict with timing - I was declined breakfast when I was 10 minutes later than their stated end time of 10am. The pool table makes for a great atmosphere - people would come from other hostels as well to hang out.

  • 20th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Hostel is a dump. Probably dirtiest / shabbiest hostel I've ever stayed at. Shared bathroom is only on ground floor so you have to walk down stairs to go to bathroom. Lock on our door didn't work and with enough force could open it while locked. I'd highly recommend staying else where if possible.


We had a private room with shared bathroom. Unfortunately we were up on the third and the bathroom was on the ground floor. It was just a pain getting up in the night for the toilet! Other than that great hostel, cheap, helpful staff and really well located.


Stayed in a double room with shared bathroom. Bathroom was much better than other shared bathroom experiences... There were 3 toilets to use and maybe 4 showers so we never had to wait to use them. Showers very good pressure and heat! The bed was the most comfortable we've had in Laos. Common area great for meeting others, especially the pool table.


In general, this hostel was fine and in a really good location, but not very clean or helpful. I wouldn't choose to stay here again.


Good hostel, nice communal area, and helpful staff with buses etc.


Decent hostel but not the greatest vibe. Only one toilet on each floor other than the ground floor was not ideal. And not all of the outlets worked. Good location though.


Really close to the night market. Good common area with pool table, rooms a bit cramped and some lockers not accessible. Breakfast pretty good and fast!


Had a great stay here but only really for the other people at the hostel. There's a couple of good places for food up the road but didn't go hugely on Vientiane as a city. Good atmosphere while you're here though!


I stayed here for my one night in Vientiane. The location from what I could tell was fairly good, they had big lockers under the beds for bags. They have lights and plug sockets for every bed although mine was broken. It was rather dirty as there were loads of flys everywhere particularly the bathroom. The room was fairly dark and had a lot of people in. The breakfast was average as was the social area. For one night it was ok.


No locks on the doors, so make sure you have padlocks. 8 bed dorm was tiny with barely any space to move in. Good showers and nice breakfast. Excellent location.

  • 15th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Clean and spacious, great TV room, big rooms with lots of space, and a lovely restaurant downstairs. Staff are helpful. Showers are hot and provide shower gel, shampoo and conditioner. Lovely place to stay.


Stayed in the 16 bed dorm, very spacious which was a nice surprise. Beds comfy and power sockets for each one from what I could see. Not many showers but even so never had too long to wait and they were hot and powerful. Good breakfast. Staff not the most cheerful but helpful enough. Would stay here again.


You get what you pay for here. The shower rooms were pretty dirty. Cobwebs on the ceiling and dirty tiles but the showers were hot and powerful. Make sure you mention that you have paid some of the money when you check in. I forgot and paid the same as what someone who hadn't pre booked would pay.


Funky Monkey is a solid choice for staying in Vientiane. Location is great for food, drinks, etc and only slightly far from the bus station. Great common area to shoot some pool and meet fellow travelers. The washrooms were a bit unclean but it would not stop me from staying here again. They put beers on your room tab instead of making you pay up front so it's pretty easy to get carried away and spend a lot. Makes for a better night though as you head out to explore the Vientiane bar scene.


They actually lost our reservation and had us stay at their friends hostel. But the vibe here seemed very party ish so good for young types. The location was good too. But def overpriced for my standards.


Dorm room not the most comfortable, and my bed had no locker. However lovely common area, with a great pool table. The staff were nice.


Great hostel to stay at, perfect location right near the night markets.


Does the job. Hard beds, most powerpoints don't work, bathrooms are pretty grubby. Good location next to the nightmarkets.


Great place to stay helpful staff!

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