Back to basics
Just up from the boat pier, no signage indicates that this is anything more than a family home, but it's the biggest looking building near the port.
Entirely made of wood and bamboo, the guesthouse part is upstairs and consists of three partitioned rooms. The rooms are quite small, with a pile of thin mattresses, pillows, quilts and a mosquito net which all get unrolled and assembled (by you) each night. A sleeping sheet is a good idea. Electricity runs in the evenings from about 18:00-21:00. Bathroom is share at its most basic: you wash in the river with the locals at dusk and use the toilet belonging to the noodle shop next door. Get the key from them. The family who run this guest house are friendly, but definitely bring a phrase book for anything more complicated than 'sign' communication.
Last updated on 19th July, 2009.