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Pans Place Guesthouse Reviews

Banh Vieng Keo, Vang Vieng, Vang Vieng, Laos

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86%

Rating
304 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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91%

Simple rooms with fan only. Hot showers. Clean. Good breakfast. Friendly staff. Lots of information from the manager. I had a pleasant stay. Recommended.


80%

Pans place is ok, and definitely good value for money. One negative for me was that the owner didn't seem like he could be bothered helping with enquiries. He did help, but only begrudgingly. Felt like he didn't want to be there. Overall good place though.


77%

Everywhere in town is easily accessible from this guesthouse. The staff were friendly and helpful. The facilities are basic and it is all a bit tired looking and in need of a lick of paint however what is there is clean


91%

Can't recommend the place enough. The owner is a gentleman -- despite fielding the same questions every day, he was unfailingly helpful and friendly. My room was clean, comfortable, and secure, although it smelt a bit damp -- but hey, it's rainy season and I paid a very reasonable price, so no complaints. Good social scene with lots of people to talk to. Wifi is a bit spotty, but if you demand quality internet in Laos, you need to adjust your priorities anyway. Good food too. Great hostel!

  • 6th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

Good Hostel! Location in the center of everything, walking distance for adam's rock climbing school, tubbing, restaurants, bike rentals. Some things are bit old in the hostel, but it is pretty good for sleeping and explore the area around vang vieng. The hostel owner was nice but we felt he could be a bit more helpful. I recommend this place, but don't be surprised if an occasional spider or a gecko appear in the wall of your room during the night: you're in Laos, it is normal.


89%

The location was great, the place was kept clean. The most impressive part for me was the owner Chris. He knows everything important about the area and was able to keep is out pf trouble with his advice. Also they don't play friends 24/7 like every other back packers in vv. weird town..


86%

Very clean, convenient and comfortable stay for me. No complain at all. If really need to improve then suggestion will be the painting for toilet wall. However, I do like the tai-zhi pictures, please retain the pictures.


94%

Chris is very helpful and great to talk to.


94%

Good place to stay. It is clean, comfortable and it is worth the value for it. The only issue is that there is no wifi in the rooms at the back. You will have to walk to the common room (lobby) to be connected. Anyway, it is no big problem.


94%

The private garden bungalow was Laos style and a really interesting place to stay instead of the usual hostel/hotel room


100%

Staff is super helpful and that is what makes this hostel such an amazing place!!! We loved our stay there!!!


83%

Best value place we have stayed on our SE Asia trip. Beds were fine, shower worked well, wifi in lobby worked fine and great location near to bars and restaurants. Owner from NZ so spoke English and has all the info you will need for your trip to Vang Vieng. Towels provided were old and dirty, room wasn't very air tight so plenty of insects (biting ants) were always in the room during the day/night. We stayed in one of the bungalows outback where Wifi didn't reach, and Wifi was turned off at 11.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the positives in your review. The towels are laundered fresh for every customer and changed without charge if requested. You paid less than 2 pounds each for a bamboo bungalow set in a garden, it is not designed to be air tight.. And finally the WiFi goes of at 12 , which is to allow the system to cool down.,

89%

Cheap and cheerful!! Our private room was spotless. Chris was very friendly as were the rest of the staff. Nothing but good things to say about the place!!

  • 15th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

Basic facilities but did the job. Owner was very friendly and informative. No aircon, just a fan in the room, and wifi only works in the reception. Rooms were secure and could be locked by the handle and a padlock. Would recommend if you are just staying for a night or two in Vang Vieng.


71%

The location is good. But I dont understand why the place is so highly rated. Its just an ordinary one.

Owner Comment (Hide)
I would agree that the building is ordinary. However if you read most of the reviews you will see that it is the service, food, and extra's which give us a high rating. So if you are just looking for a place to sleep, then there are many other guest houses in this town that you will be more suitable.

77%

Pretty basic but relatively cheap. Lack of wifi in the room was a bit of an inconvenience and when in the common room it was patchy at best...but then I think this is more to do with the wifi quality in Laos rather than the hostel itself. Overall it did the job for a few nights


80%

This is a good guesthouse with friendly staff. I really like coffee tables in front of the house. I just stayed one night and the room is ok.


94%

Excellent. Great staff, very friendly and helpful. Would definately recommend this place.

  • 27th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

The place is pretty basic, but still good for only $3 a night. They make great food though and it's only a few minutes away from everything else.


91%

Great place overall, will go over and beyond to help and chat. It's a little bit away (not far at all though) from the main "party" area so is a great place to go back and relax. Offers free water, film room, wifi and has a couple of computers that are also free of use! No complaints from us!


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