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Vientiane Backpackers Hostel Reviews

No. 13 Norkeokoummarn Road, Ban Mixay, Vientiane, Laos

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294 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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The owners were very kind and helpful - great value for money with a good breakfast included. Excellent shower and a very clean room. Couldn't have asked for any more!


just so so. I tried to hang my clothes but nowhere. the 2nd floor is on decorating, no shampoo no body gel. But they accept payment by card,that's good!


Nice common area, good free breakfast. Drinks are available to buy but there is not free tea and coffee as it says on hostelworld. Not a lot of functioning power sockets.


Excellent shower, great location, kind staff.


Close to the arch and lots of good coffee shops. Could be cleaner, I definitely saw a cockroach. Not a great atmosphere for meeting people


Good location


Dorm rooms super hot and stuffy at night, and bunks are dangerously high up. Also the only two toilets are on the first floor, which is a total pain to have to use in the middle of the night.


Dorm very warm


Place is oké, 20 and 16 bed rooms. Beds could be sheltered beter with curtains. Bathroom is downstairs as are the showers.


Stayed in a 20 person dorm. It's what you'd expect. Beds were comfy, lockers for backpacks under bunks, and free breakfast. Staff was very helpful.


4 showers, 2 toilets, for the whole complex. And the toilets dont work. Two showers have only cold water. Its not very clean.


We emailed the hostel a week before our stay telling them that we will be arriving from Luang Prabang on the night bus and would only rest at the hostel for a few hours before checking out. Despite paying the complete day's rate, when we arrived in the morning at 7AM we were told that there were no beds and we would have to wait till 9:30 to get a bed (checkout is 11:30). After some argument we were given a couple of beds in Funky Monkey hostel. Location is great though and breakfast was decent.


Good location, but staff and atmosphere were meh. No lock on doors, but there are lockers. Facilities and cleanliness were ok


Good location and pretty good atmosphere. Not the cleanest place in the world but you get free breakfast and its in a pretty central location.


Good place overall.


A thoroughly adequate hostel. Good showers, big lockers under the beds, but you won't be blown away with anything. The free vodka after 9pm in Lonely Planet only happens if you ask for it, so do! Aaaand it's actually Lao Lao. But hey, it's still free. There's very little atmosphere in this place unless you create it yourself - but we asked to put music on and they let us, and we brought some drinks and had a pretty fun night. Just don't expect a party there unless you make it.


Stayed 2 nights. Bed was clean comfy, quiet room,apart from noisy aircon. no remote. Brekkie was eggs on toast with hot beverage. Staff spoke a little english, enough to get by. There are 4, good, clean showers. Nice location for restaurants and night market. Wifi was average,there are 3 routers, and sometimes didn't connect in the room. Beds had lockers beneath them. Use your own padlock. For the price, it was well worth it. 2 days was enough for Vientiane.


Had an excellent time! Great breakfast; helpful staff; speedy internet; plugs at every bed; and comfortable, if somewhat hard, mattresses... Only suggestion is ensuring that the showers are all working; one of the shower heads broke when I was there and it was not fixed after two days... Such an issue should be addressed immediately :-)


Downstairs in the reception/common area it smalls like raw sewage constantly as do the bathrooms. Free breakfast is alright and location is great. Strange crowd.


Great WiFi, free breakfast was okay. Eggs, eggs or eggs. Beds were rock hard though but big lockers and bed lamps were welcome. Only two toilets for 50 people and one was constantly backed up. Apart from that, it was a comfortable two night stay.

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