Cheaps rooms with no charm
Vientiane Road, south of the Tourist Information Centre, Tha Khaek T: (020) 216 8088, (020) 216 3579
Phoukhanna is a tired old place with some cheap rooms but little charm.
Set along one of the roads leading to the river, this guesthouse has an on-site restaurant and karaoke joint. The rooms are basic and not very well maintained with loads of makeshift repairs to be found such as towels stuffed in vents to keep out the draft and missing toilet lids. The best rooms have air-con and the cheapest share bathrooms. It's a pretty crummy place, but if you're on a tight budget, the cheapest rooms might be okay.
By Adam Poskitt
Last updated on 10th April, 2013.