Pon's Guesthouse and Restaurant
Most popular and great value
What we say:
Pon's Guesthouse is the most popular guesthouse in town and so it should be. The rooms are spotless and come with air-con, cable TV, WiFi in your room, a bit of furniture and hot water bathrooms with Western toilet. The prices here are competitive and perhaps slightly on the cheap side for what you get, especially for the air-con rooms. Pon's restaurant across the road is known for its cocktails and reasonable Lao food and you'll see people here at lunch and dinner relaxing by the river, eating and drinking. Pon also sells all manner of tours and transport and is one of the best places to go if you need information on any travel arrangements you might need to make.
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Contact details:Just north of boat landing. T: (031) 214 037, (020) 227 0037
What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Dbl air-con private b'room||80,000 kip||80,000 kip|
|Dbl fan private b'room||60,000 kip||60,000 kip|
Added to Travelfish on: 10th January, 2005
Last visited or updated on: 23rd June, 2013
Read Pon's Guesthouse and Restaurant reviews
Rated 3 out of 5
Based on 4 ratings and 4 reviews
DO NOT buy tickets to Cambodia here!!
I stayed here for three days in October and found the place to be decent value in comparison to other options on the island. My only complaints about the room are that the beds were uncomfortably lumpy and the walls were really grubby, but for $10 what can you expect? However, whatever you do, DO NOT BUY TICKETS TO CAMBODIA from Mr. Pon. I was dropped off on the Laos side of the border and told that there would be a big bus awaiting me on the other side. My Pon left very hastily and I hesitantly crossed the border. I waited for 3 1/2 hours for my bus, which never materialized. Finally, after asking every bus and mini bus driver on the Cambodian side and several phone call attempts at reaching Mr. Pon were made, a mini bus driver took pity on me and stuffed me into his mini bus with 24 other people. Needless to say, I was very grateful for this act of kindness from a stranger. I don't know what I would have done if it hadn't been for his kindness. Do not buy tickets at this guesthouse.
Pon's Guesthouse and Restaurant reviewed by backpacker1000 (Total reviews: 6) on
More bad than good
Stayed here for 2 days at the end of October. Rooms were a decent value at $10 for aircon. Definitely nothing special, bathrooms were not very nice, beds were just a piece of foam on top of a bed frame and the mosquito nets were patched up with Band-Aids but for $10 it's ok. Getting left at the Cambodian border however with no onward transport was not so cool. We booked tickets through to Kratie and were told that his friend driving a ''big bus'' would be there to pick us up on the other side. We waited for three hours on the other side of the border and still no bus materialized. So we paid $15 each for a half-hour ride to the Laos-Cambodia border and were stranded on the other side. Luckily a mini-bus drive took pity on us and jammed us into an already full mini-bus. Thanks Mr. Pon. Book your tickets somewhere else, anywhere else!
Pon's Guesthouse and Restaurant reviewed by backpacker123 (Total reviews: 8) on
we didn't stay there but we tried the restaurant....once; fishsoup, had no fish inside, horrible experience compared to for instance, Dong Khong GH , 3 doors more south...and cocktails halfprice of Pon's. No wonder he can afford to build a , for Don Khong standards,hugh hotel around the corner.
Pon's Guesthouse and Restaurant reviewed by narong (Total reviews: 9) on
Very good value
Stayed here for four days, it was a great place, good value, good food and a mean happy lao cocktail. Mr Pon was very helpfull
Pon's Guesthouse and Restaurant reviewed by steveandlesley (Total reviews: 14) on
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