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Friendship Guesthouse

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Not so friendly
Coming from Pakbeng by boat, we arrived late in Huay Xai, and after reading Travelfish review we dec...

By mlavant

What we say: 4 stars

Friendship Guesthouse is one of the most popular cheapies in town despite being rundown and super basic. The beds come with a mattress that manages to be hard and saggy at the same time, old clean threadbare sheets and blankets and the bathrooms have hot water and Western toilet -- but there are maintenance issues in every room with door handles broken, holes in doors and fixtures missing. Incredibly, despite the maintenance issues, the rooms still feel liveable for a night. The WiFi works sometimes and only in the lobby. The rooftop is a great place to watch the sun set over the Mekong, usually with a handful of people drinking beer. Along with Phonethip Guesthouse, it’s the cheapest in town and all in all, an okay place.

    Contact details:

    Huay Xai.  T: (084) 211 219 

    What we were quoted

    Type of room Low season High season Notes
    Dbl fan private b'room 60,000 kip 60,000 kip

    Added to Travelfish on: 15th June, 2004
    Last visited or updated on: 21st March, 2015

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    Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer & photographer living in Laos since 2011. She's the author of So Many Miles, her blog about diving in, discovering and creating a narrative about the world, one story and adventure at a time.
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    Reviews about Friendship Guesthouse

    Not so friendly
    By mlavant, 05 February 2012
    2.0  stars

    staff meant well
    By svichy, 16 May 2008
    3.0  stars

    Travelfish's review
    By pesky_tourist, 10 September 2007
    0.0  stars

    Friendly but getting a little tattered
    By tblairg, 06 January 2007
    0.0  stars

    Travel Fish's review is a bit optimistic!!!
    By mrandmrsburke, 22 February 2006
    2.0  stars

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