One of the better choices
Pakbeng, main street T: (081) 212 302, (020) 5568 3616
Up the main road on the right about 300 metres from the dock, Vatsana Guesthouse (also with signs spelled Vassana and Vasana) has an old building with a more recent addition attached.
The old building houses bare basic rooms with shared bathrooms which are a step up from Donevilasack's rooms with shared bathrooms. Vatsana's new building sports decent rooms with private bathrooms, TVs and air-con. WiFi is available throughout the guesthouse and the owners are really friendly. The only minor complaint is the noisy restaurant across the road is a favourite for travellers passing through town in the high season and it will keep you awake until closing time at about 23:00.
By Cindy Fan
Last updated on 28th March, 2015.