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Pans Place Guesthouse Reviews

Banh Vieng Keo, Vang Vieng, Vang Vieng, Laos

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483 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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Pans was perfect for the two nights we stayed. Central location, travelers with the same mindset. We were barely there but the vibe was cool. I would stay in a three bed dorm or private over the dorm if you can. The price is all relatively the same. I would stay here again!


Weird system of locking the rooms, which wasn't explained, often led to being locked out of the room.


Nice hostel, cool chill out area to meet people. Dorms are the nicest I've stayed in but we're fine and the beds were clean. Staff were helpful.


Awesome place! Convinient location, helpful staff and cheap prices.

  • 10th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Overall very good. Staff were super friendly and helpful. As previous post said, rough around the edges. But it's what expected when you're in Asia. I would happily stay there again and would recommend to other travellers.


We were unable to get into a dorm so had a private room. It was two mattresses on the floor which were covered in ants. There was no safe either. For what you pay can't really complain and the staff were really helpful and friendly!


Great hostel, would stay again!


Wonderful staff - friendly and helpful. The location is nice and quiet - a short walk to the centre.

  • 1st Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Our room (private doublebed) looked pretty run-down and wasn't very clean. In fact the bathroom was quite disgusting. Staff wasn't trying to be extremely helpful or friendly, instead always referred to their "board with information". Overall not a good hostel, however it is a place to meet other backpackers.


Good hostel. A little rough around the edges but clean enough and the friendly staff make up for it!


A nice hostel to stay in. The staff are western and friendly, almost a bit arrogant at times :| but nice enough. Good atmosphere. Food is yummy too!


We ended up staying much longer than we booked. Pan's Place is friendly, clean and comfortable with a great atmosphere. I was initially sceptical about the hostel after reading some of the reviews on HostelWorld but I can honestly say that in the 9 nights that we stayed there I couldn't find one fault. The staff are really friendly, the food is really good, there is plenty of information available and the room was very comfortable.


Young guy at desk wasn't very welcoming or helpful, came across as quite arrogant. However the older guy was very friendly and approachable. Restaurant was really convenient, food was tasty and average prices, we are here every morning. Laundry service also! Double private room was of a good standard, comfy bed and clean bathroom, fan on ceiling above bed which helped keep it cool. Wifi wasn't completely reliable however this is common across Laos. Overall our favourite hostel so far!


Lockers available but rooms are shared with only one padlock and key. One problem was the shared dorm we were in locked from the inside but had to be locked for the door to shut, so if one person was in they had to lock it and so we had to wake them up to let us in. Toilets and showers are okay. Good location near tubing and decent cheap food Areas to chill out and meet people


Good value for money. Close to all the key places. Added benefit is its restaurant on the front. Staff were helpful when needed, especially the older gent. Only downsides were the wifi was a bit up and down, and the door on the dorm wouldn't stayed closed unless locked, which was a pain when people were coming back at different times. Apart from that, good for the money you pay.


This place was disgusting. The guy who checked us in was either high or just dim. What we booked on hostel world was already taken so they gave us another room which was just 2 dirty mattresses on the floor in a little thatched hut that smelt bad. You had to walk in the mud outside to get to the toilets, plus they have a sign saying guests had been arrested there before for drugs and had to pay a 5,000,000 kip "fee" to the police. Moved hostels and got way more for less price

Owner Comment (Hide)
Well Summer you just seem to be full of nasty things to say so i am glad you moved on. We happen to be full every day so obviously a lot of people enjoy what we have to offer. Normally I dont bother to reply to these sort of reviews but in support of Pearce our receptionist, he definitely was not high but does happen to be Australian and all our other guests think he is just wonderful...


Paid for a private room. The shower was next to the toilet, so after you showered there was water everywhere creating a musty smell. Everything was dirty and old! The entire hostel definitely needs some fixing. Definitely a place to meet people though!


Good hostel, well looked after. It can get a bit hot thats life :)

  • 30th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Pans place offers a home away from home. The staff are the friendliest I've come across along my travels. The manager pierce is an absolute gem willing to help with anything you need from travel arrangements to understanding the currency. The owners Pan and Neil are happy to help you with anything you may need. If you want home comforts with hammocks included this hostel comes highly recommended. Thank you guys for an amazing trip. You killed it x

  • 28th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Cracking hostel. Good vibes all round

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