Chao Kim Rd, Savannakhet T: (041) 212 404, (020) 564 0697
Tucked at the end of a quiet sidestreet off Chao Kim Road and a short walk from Wat Rattana and Ratsavongseuk Road, Leena is a popular backpacker spot with basic but functional rooms.
Rooms are on the dark side, although that's not a bad thing if you take a fan room as they stay quite cool. Fan rooms boast little more than a firm bed and simple cold shower bath and you can pay 10,000 kip more for an identical room but with air-con, or step it up to a larger air-con room in the newer wing which gets you more space, a TV and hot shower. The Leena is spread across four buildings in total -- two wings for rooms, a lobby and an open-air restaurant which is a good spot to play cards and chat with other travellers. WiFi is free throughout and the guesthouse rents out bicycles. It's a good 10-minute walk to the river but several good restaurants aren't too far away on Ratsavongseuk Road and signs for the guesthouse are clearly marked from here. Leena is also around the corner from the Vietnamese consulate.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.