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Vientiane Backpackers Hostel

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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Avoid this place. There are bed bugs crawling all throughout. At least 2 girls woke up covered in bites, notified the front desk, and were given tiger balm. I then observed the wood benches in the main area-bed bugs. There is a hostel a few doors down for the same price. Save yourself the hassle and do not come here.

Thank Laila K
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Seriously beyond discusted with this place. Worst hostel by far I have stayed at within 3 months in SE Asia. Just don't do it. Close to bus station is probably the only positive. Bed bugs everywhere. I slept inside a sleep sheet as the room was filled with mosquitoes but the bed bugs found there way in and I woke...

Thank Jessica L
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

I have stayed in Orange Hostel last week for 4 days and really enjoyed ny stay. The price for a dorm includes breakfast of your choice (Western or Asian) and it's a really good value. Despite that the lady who runs the hostel is very attentive, helpful and friendly. There are other hostels in this area but I have chosen...

Thank Margarita22_11
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

I came as a solo traveller expecting to meet other travellers the place was pretty much dead, in our dorm there was only 3 of us staying in there. Generally in Vientiane it's rather quiet and not much to do Seem to be problems around the whole building - bed bug issues in other dorms which were shut and other...

Thank rachelporter
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stayed here one night and that was just about enough. Arrived in the evening and was shown to our room. Mosquitos everywhere because doors are constantly left open. 40,000k per person/night which is quite cheap but we found a guesthouse with our own shower and toilet for 80,000k each (sport guesthouse if any of you like...

Thank Danna R
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

I think I'm a fussy bugger but I did like staying here. The dorm was nice and cold as the aircon seemed to always be on. Lockers ( byo padlock ) means you can stash your valuables if you're planning a lurk somewhere you'd rather not take valuables etc. Toilets n showers are on the ground floor and there never...

Thank Stigg-o-tracy
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Location is excellent, staff are nice, decent breakfast, adequate wifi. Not much ventilation (windows are closed 24/7) which could easily do with some mosquito nets so they could be open a few hours a day. Mosquitoes everywhere, in showers, in toilets, etc. I quite liked the hostel except for the terrible bed bug infestation that is going on there. I...

Thank Eve3177
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Didnt end up staying here but was an ok deal of 80,000kip for a double room and free brekky (from memory?). We did book our onward bus to Pakse from the lovely lady at reception. Very very helpful, free wifi and speaks excellent english. Didnt get too ripped off i didnt think (hey its south east asia, schedule in a...

Thank Jonny M
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Me and a friend are travelling around South East Asia and have stayed at a range of cheap hostels and unfortunately this is the worst we have been to! The staff don't ever seem to be around when needed. Our sink was broke and no water was running from our tap, Our air con was broke and when we told...

1Thank Ben H
Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 March 2016

With a little repairs and maintenance this hostel could be a whole lot better, the showers were excellent, the best I have experienced in South East Asia. The aircon is also nice and powerful, although is turned off during the day. The bunk beds are okay, hard mattresses but the pillows are quite soft. The dorms are a bit noisy....

1Thank Thmswalsh

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Vientiane Backpackers is a modern, clean and friendly hostel which is ideally located in the centre of the Lao Capital, Vientiane. Close by is the scenic Mekong River aswell as restaraunts, cafe's and a small number of bars. Next door is the Vaimiay Temple and good local transport links as well as various travel agents. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vientiane Backpackers Hostel

Address: 13 Norkeokoummarn Road | Ban Mixay, Vientiane 856, Laos
Region: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vientiane
Price Range: €9 - €12 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“The dorm beds at the back of the room by the window provide the most air & privacy”
 of 5 bubbles seekingmoose, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Very clean and cheap”
 of 5 bubbles Co234, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“bring mosquito protection”
 of 5 bubbles Thmswalsh, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
“In the tiger room you can still get wifi from downstairs”
 of 5 bubbles AshleeD587, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Basic, Cheap, and Clean dorms.”
 of 5 bubbles BoulevardBrowser, 8 Dec 2015 | Read review
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