Professionally run, basic rooms
22 Ban That Luang, Luang Prabang T: (071) 212 204, (020) 567 2331
Set outside the tourist zone a few doors from Sabaidee Guesthouse, Malida occupies a cute white house with a green tiled roof.
There isn't much in terms of furniture or style, but the 15 rooms are spotlessly clean. Rooms come with air-con and some with a TV, but they do feel quite budget and small. That said, a budget room for higher than budget price is the norm in Luang Prabang. There are two shared balconies, one overlooking the sleepy street out front, and another in the back. Service is professional and rooms are cleaned daily, and you can opt for a breakfast of baguettes and eggs, best enjoyed in the garden. They also have a pleasant front porch with tables and chair to have a drink and enjoy the afternoon sun. It’s a good location which is quiet in the daytime and an easy 10-minute walk to the backpacker bar area or the night market. Only a picky backpacker would find fault in this place.
By Cindy Fan
Last updated on 11th February, 2016.