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What we say:
The small-fronted BAP Guesthouse hides a long building filled with guest rooms which stretches a long way back towards the river. This multistorey place is one of the most central and popular places in town and rightly so given the more traditional backpacker vibe that it has. The mama at the front desk runs a tight ship and knows everything you're likely to want to know the answer to. The rooms are typical budget things with cheap beds, cheap sheets and slightly disappointing hot water bathrooms, with the more expensive rooms having air-con. BAP is a small step above Friendship in terms of quality and therefore the additional cost is justified.
Contact details:Huay Xai. T: (084) 211 083, (020) 5518 5398
Email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Dbl air-con private b'room||150,000 kip||150,000 kip|
|Dbl fan private b'room||80,000 kip||80,000 kip||100,000 kip for a bigger room|
Added to Travelfish on: 15th June, 2004
Last visited or updated on: 13th April, 2013
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Rated 3 out of 5
Based on 8 ratings and 8 reviews
Fine - not gret value though
This place is well positioned and the rooms/bathroom are clean. We paid 100k kip, and this was in low season and (no matter how hard we tried) non-negotiable. Maybe we could have found better value elsewhere, but we were tired. Not the worst, but not the best place we've stayed. It was a fan room with hot shower and a TV with some western stations. Oh, there were a few ants in the room.
BAP Guesthouse reviewed by appro (Total reviews: 19) on
Stayed in a double room with bathroom. The place was ok, well located, easy to reach when coming of the boat from Thailand. There is a small restaurant and the lady of the house can organise the slow boat trip to Luang Prabang. Although she charges a little more than the price of the boat, it includes a pillow (!) and a taxi ride to the boat. Not bad all in all.
BAP Guesthouse reviewed by hdelcour (Total reviews: 15) on
payed 300 B for room without window but with fan and hot water. Ladies who run it are funny but you shouldn't be in a hurry if you want something to eat. They arrange private boats to Luang Prabang or tickets to the regular slowboat. Nothing special but fine for a night.
BAP Guesthouse reviewed by milou13 (Total reviews: 8) on
can do better at other places
I stayed at BAP because when I was looking at the guidebook to decide where to stay in Huay Xai, this looked like the closest accommodation to the ferry pier from/to Thailand. It turned out there are other guesthouses closer or as close to the pier and are cheaper (at BAP I was told the price for the double room was 60,000kip or 240 baht since I was coming from Laos. The woman said she charged 300 baht if a guest came from Thailand). Don’t stay here. The manager woman seemed like a money grabber, and I didn’t seem any humor in this woman or the other woman working here. If you want travel information, you can just go to the travel agency across the street (maybe affiliated with BAP). The price at the restaurant here seemed reasonable compared to other farang restaurants in town, though.
BAP Guesthouse reviewed by cecilia2 (Total reviews: 2) on
We had a really good time here. Our room on the ground floor was teak lined with a balcony out the back and a view of the river. It was clean and comfortable. The old duck in charge is worth the price just to watch her -- She is so funny and sarcastic! (But helpful and friendly at the same time.) The guest house is conveniently positioned near the cross river ferry. I can't help thinking that anyone who complains about the speed of service hasn't really got the point of visiting Laos yet!
BAP Guesthouse reviewed by BigRoss (Total reviews: 15) on
It was okay. When we stayed there we met the lady in charge, and she was really nice. Although I can understand if not everybody likes her sarcastic humor, we found it an overall friendly place. She also helped us with getting tickets to the boat ride, and gave us her personal phone number in case we would come across any trouble while i Laos. The room was okay, nothing more, nothing less. Big clean bathroom with hot water shower. Very cold during the night, though.
BAP Guesthouse reviewed by galvmaster (Total reviews: 8) on
Didn't stay here,just used the restaraunt,but have to say the service was the slowest I've ever come across,we were waiting about 15 minutes for the beer,and as for the food... Its ok when it arrives though.
BAP Guesthouse reviewed by baquinn (Total reviews: 7) on
Stayed in an upstairs room with private bathroom, clean enough but not spottless...fine for a night. Restauraunt served a lovely veg curry but all the food takes about an hour to arrive...be careful in the morning if your due to catch the boat. We found the staff (all sisters) really friendly.
BAP Guesthouse reviewed by ontour06 (Total reviews: 13) on
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