Great alternative to Vang Vieng town
What we say:
If you want to put some distance between you and the party scene, charming Maylyn is well worth the 10-minute walk from town. Amiably eccentric Irishman Joe who owns Maylyn has built most of it himself, and he's still at it, with his most recent endeavour a distinctive sauna set in the lush grounds he perpetually tends. The slightly wild gardens, teaming with gorgeous butterflies (particularly in the early morning hours) hold charmingly basic wooden bungalows and bamboo terrace rooms. All are clean and fairly bare with the added touch of a rack to hang clothes and a hammock on the small wooden balcony. The result is one of Vang Vieng's top spots. Maylyn is across the river from town, and you'll need to cross a toll bridge to get there.
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Contact details:Across the river from Vang Vieng. T: (020) 589 8038
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What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Dbl fan share b'room||40,000 kip||40,000 kip|
|Bungalow fan share b'room||60,000 kip||60,000 kip|
|Bungalow fan private b'room||80,000 kip||80,000 kip|
Added to Travelfish on: 29th August, 2005
Last visited or updated on: 17th September, 2013
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Rated 3.5 out of 5
Based on 6 ratings and 6 reviews
When in Vang Vieng then stay here!
This was our second stay here, and it felt like 'back @ home again'. The rambling gardens are stunning, and we even saw two kingfisher birds at the creek. Maylyn Guesthouse is only 5 minutes away from town, which allows for perfect quiet nights (hard to be found in Vang Vieng town!).
Maylyn Guesthouse reviewed by immi (Total reviews: 12) on
GET A BUNGALOW ON THE SMALL CREEK. perfectly secluded from the spring break party vibe on the other side of the river. thought we would stay here for 2 days, stayed 8. our favorite place in Laos.
Maylyn Guesthouse reviewed by grndhouse (Total reviews: 8) on
watch out for rain
the garden is beautiful with butterflies, puppies, and chickens. some other noisier creatures camp out as well, and some other smaller creatures make their way into the huts, but that's too be expected. the distance from town is welcomed. however, its close proximity to the nam song proved problematic when on our second night it rained heavily and the river flooded the garden, leaving us the next morning heading to the villa nam song for higher and dryer accommodation. had it not been for the rain, we would have gladly stayed.
Maylyn Guesthouse reviewed by chrisandbrian (Total reviews: 4) on
Garden looked nice
A bit remote. Not sure if would want to walk there at night by myself (15 minutes to town).
Maylyn Guesthouse reviewed by Dr_Kob (Total reviews: 3) on
Such a contrast to town
Have to agree with everything cathrionas said (and we copped the rooster too). Certainly no Ritz but a glimpse of an earlier Vang Vieng.
Maylyn Guesthouse reviewed by marianwarren (Total reviews: 13) on
Miss it lots. Recommended
May Lyn guest house is at most a 10 minute walk from town across rickety but safe, wooden bridges and its well worth it. The owner, Jo Foley has a big heart and when he is in the restaurant you know about it – he built these wooden bungalows on stilts himself with his experience as a carpenter in London. There is a lovely relaxed atmosphere here because of the ways the hut-bungalows are set out in the garden, the cosiness of the restaurant area and because the place is away from the town where most of the bars are set up for backpackers to watch back to back episode of various telly series. We had everything within a stones throw except internet but that is no big shame as its readily available in the town. The only down side (if you can call it that) is the rooster that made his call every hour or so right outside my hut. It is worth knowing 2 things before you get there: The first time you get there, you will be likely to cross a bridge for which you will have to pay a small one off fee for maintenance, and the huts have cold water showers attached but there are hot water showers onsite but you need to ask about them
Maylyn Guesthouse reviewed by cathrionas (Total reviews: 2) on
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