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Pan's Place

Typical backpacker haunt

Photo of Pan's Place, Main road, south end of town, Vang Vieng. , Vang Vieng

What we say: 4 stars

Backpackers gravitate to Pan’s Place, perhaps drawn by the yin-yang symbol, the canary yellow building or the congregation of other scruffy backpackers chatting away out front. Pan’s Place is not the cheapest, nor does it offer the best value, but this is the place to make new friends, meet new travel mates and have fun in its friendly, chilled out communal atmosphere. Pan's has changed hands over the years but the welcoming vibe, unique buzz and wacky 1970s style remains. The rooms are ultra-basic, and guests can look forward to a small somewhat rustic room with a bed, fan and wet room bathroom with electric heated shower and western toilet. Guests quickly make themselves at home lounging on the terrace playing something from the collection of board games or watching DVDs in the movie lounge. Fast free WiFi is offered, as is free water.

Is this the cheapest dorm in Vang Vieng? No, Nana Guesthouse dorms are cheaper. Is this the cheapest private room in town? No, Dokboua, Domon, Khamphone and Kianethong Guesthouse are all cheaper and infinitely cleaner and nicer. Malany Villa 1’s air-con rooms are actually cheaper than Pan’s fan room. But Pan’s Place is what it is, and if the description excites you, then advanced booking is recommended as this hostel is extremely popular.

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Main road, south end of town, Vang Vieng.  T: (023) 511 484 
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dorm Fan 30,000 kip 30,000 kip
Dbl fan share b'room 64,000 kip 64,000 kip
Dbl fan private b'room 88,000 kip 88,000 kip
Triple fan private b'room 114,000 kip 114,000 kip

Added to Travelfish on: 20th March, 2007
Last visited or updated on: 21st August, 2015

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Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer & photographer living in Laos since 2011. She's the author of So Many Miles, her blog about diving in, discovering and creating a narrative about the world, one story and adventure at a time.

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Main road, south end of town, Vang Vieng. 
T: (023) 511 484

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