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Pans Place Guesthouse Reviews

Banh Vieng Keo, Vang Vieng, Vang Vieng, Laos

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373 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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The guesthouse was nice. The owner especially since he helped me a lot when I arrived at 5 am. Since the guesthouse was full, he gave away his bed so I can sleep some more. Apart from that, I know that there are cheaper options in the same area with the same quality


Wifi was weak even In common areas. But the staff was very nice and accommodating. Showers were unique, I didn't try them the days that we stayed Overall it was fine and good quiet location nearby the main strip of vang vieng


This hostel is a scam. We booked through hostel world in advance and paid our deposit, yet when we arrived the woman who ran the place smiled with a fake sweetness and tried to pass off that she hadn't go our booking and only had a room for three (I needed one for 2, though she made it clear we couldn't have that room). Therefore we were left without a place to stay after travelling 6 hours to get there, an the lady refused to even refund our deposit! This happened the many people behind me too!

  • 2nd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Staff was lovely, helpful and accomodating, always with a smile. Nice atmosphere and excellent location close to everything, but just far enough from the noise to be able to have a peaceful night if you want it. My big complaints are be aware that they will not honor the money you already paid on Hostelworld towards the booking, the laundry takes a full 24 hours to come back and The WIFI is terrible, but that is a common occurance in Laos and shouldn't deter you from this lovely little place.


I really enjoyed my stay at pan's place. The staff were very lovely and helpful


New owner, super nice and helpful. Really enjoyed my stay here


Staff were lovely and very helpful


The room was damp and had mould on the walls.


Wifi is non existent. Guy on reception forgot to book us onto a bus we paid for. Got there and told our room wasn't available then had to pay more for a room to stay there. Joke


Walking distance from busy/noisy areas of town. Good value for money, lots of room to park hired motorbikes off road.


The place is ok. Good location and nice atmosphere.


They are currently in the process of having a revamp so we think in a few weeks the facilities will improve as it was in need for a little tlc. But prices, staff and cleanliness were great. Lockers would be nice just for piece of mind although the rooms did lock well.


Two words - BED BUGS Also... Made a booking and on arrival they had given our beds away anyway despite paying.

  • 10th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Pretty nice place, the ladies here were really kind and the guy who owned it was knowledgable. The room was basic and a little grubby around the edges - the bathroom was damp but generally good for money! (They were open for haggling on the price which was welcome).

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