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What we say: 4 stars

There’s certainly something funky and simian about this hostel. In terms of cleanliness, there is much to be desired but backpackers looking for a social, energetic atmosphere flock here. Funky Monkey’s popularity is undeniable as the lobby and footpath in front are always buzzing. The dorms are a carbon copy of nearby competitor Vientiane Backpackers, with army barrack bunk beds, each with individual bed lights and lockers underneath, except here it is maxed at 16 beds. There’s no air-con and with two dorms and one toilet/shower room per floor, expect a queue to use the facilities, though judging by the smell of feet and sweat, showering isn’t a priority. Every surface of the hostel looks like it could do with a thorough sandblasting and a few coats of space-grade paint to deal with the amount of traffic it experiences.

Free WiFi is available throughout and basic breakfast is provided in the morning. There’s a good communal area downstairs and pool table for those looking to meet new people. A cheap and lively option for the very budget conscious.

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Contact details:

Francois Ngin Rd, Ban Mixay, Vientiane.  T: (021) 254 181, (020) 96 973 999 
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dorm Fan 40,000 kip 40,000 kip 16 people; eight-bed dorm 50,000 kip

Added to Travelfish on: 17th October, 2013
Last visited or updated on: 1st July, 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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Funky Monkey Hostel
Francois Ngin Rd, Ban Mixay, Vientiane. 
T: (021) 254 181, (020) 96 973 999

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