Cheap with free WiFi
End Oct.2012 - I paid 100,000. I was, as far as I could see the only guest. Didn't haggle - paid 60,...
What we say:
Meexai has joined the bungalow scene with a handful of thatched bamboo rooms spread out on the bank of the Nam Ou. The bungalows are slightly raised on stilts above a flower garden and each has a spacious balcony furnished with wooden chairs. Inside they're like everywhere else with a double platform bed and mosquito net, but with clean, soft blankets. Attached bathrooms are well-maintained with hot water showers, a blessing in the cool season. In recent times this place has started to feel a little old as many others places in town have modernised. When you consider that Nam Houn next door is only slightly more expensive but has better views and is better quality, you get the feeling that this place is only good as a backup. Still, there is free WiFi and it is extremely cheap.
Contact details:Eastern side of river, south of the bridge. T: (030) 923 0762
What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Bungalow fan private b'room||40,000 kip||40,000 kip|
Added to Travelfish on: 3rd May, 2004
Last visited or updated on: 8th April, 2013
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Rated 3.5 out of 5
Based on 2 ratings and 2 reviews
End Oct.2012 - I paid 100,000. I was, as far as I could see the only guest. Didn't haggle - paid 60,000 for overstay (left 18:00). I now start to understand why some westerners are so aggressive when bargaining. I mean, 10,000 would be easy to swallow, but 250% overcharging makes me a little angry. Anyway, the place was quiet, relatively clean and, as mentioned, rather basic.
Meexai Bungalows reviewed by billytheliar (Total published reviews: 8) on
Good Place, Great Deal
My simple bungalow was very comfortable and pleasant. The bed was especially good, and the duvet was clean and just the right weight. The mosquito net was in good condition. The whole room, and the bathroom (with hot water shower), were spotless. The deck was a pleasant place to sit and even had a sliver of a river view. The deck had a hammock and a couple of chairs, plus a small table. Inside, in addition to the bed there were two small tables, a fan, and a rack for hanging towels or drying clothes. Wifi didn't work in my room, but worked well in the restaurant area. I stayed here in mid-October and the restaurant was not operating. I assume they open it in high season. The owners have almost no English but are very, very sweet and helpful. I paid 38,000 kip (about US$4.75) -- a total steal for this very good place. I'd assume rates are somewhat higher in high season, but probably still an excellent deal. Incidentally, contrary to the Travelfish review, the place is not on the banks of the Nam Ou, but set back a ways.
Meexai Bungalows reviewed by sullivanmarc (Total published reviews: 37) on
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Reviews about Meexai Bungalows
By billytheliar, 05 September 2013
Good Place, Great Deal
By sullivanmarc, 15 October 2012