Vientiane Backpackers Hostel Reviews
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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
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.
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 and pretty good atmosphere. Not the cleanest place in the world but you get free breakfast and its in a pretty central location.
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.
One of the showers was broken when I was there - and this should have been fixed within a few hours... That it remained broken for over a few days suggested someone was not looking out for this... Had this been fixed, I'd give the hostel above a 90% rating...
Bad wifi (limited to just a few people), a lot of plug sockets don't work, just 2 toilets and 3 showers for all dorms of the hostel together. Matresses are really bad and uncomfortable (big holes in it). Too expensive for this kind of dorm
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Clean and comfortable. Good wifi when it connects but didn't connect a lot of the time. Good free breakfast. Power outlet by each bed but less than half of them work. Good location close to the night market.