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  • amz155

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    Hello,
    Can anyone recommend a place to stay in VV stay is "just outside" of town. I've been reading that the town is a bit of a backpacker ghetto and that staying just outside of town is a bit quieter. Where would this be-north or south? Any suggestions in the $20 or under range?
    thanks!

    #1 Posted: 14/11/2006 - 03:07

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  • LancasterLad

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    13th September, 2006
    Posts: 62

    Hi amz155

    We've just left V V. We stayed just off Pizza Street, and never had any bother with noise. Our G/H was called Dok Khoen1 and is opposite the Luang Prabang bakery, about a 5 minute walk from where the VIP bus drops you off. We had a big clean room with bathroom, a/c and fan. It cost $8 a night, and we never saw a single insect in the room in 4 days.

    #2 Posted: 15/11/2006 - 15:01

  • Manticore

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    Ive heard good things about May Lyn although I never stayed there. It was a recomendation from a couple I met in Huay Xai. You can find a review of it on this site.

    #3 Posted: 4/12/2006 - 20:38

  • LancasterLad

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    I phoned MayLyn from Vientiane 3 weeks ago to try and book a few nights there. I spoke to the bloke who runs it and he was still coming down to planet earth! All he seemed interested in was whether I came from Birmingham! Anyway he basically couldn't guarantee any accom, and said we should just turn up and take a chance. In the event we stayed somewhere else.

    .....but we did make the effort to visit MayLyn for lunch one day. It is a little out of town, and over the only road (toll) bridge in the area. It's walkable, so long as you know where you're going, and you're prepared to be disappointed in case the place is full.

    MayLyn itself is an absolutely gorgeous place. We only stayed for lunch and a couple of beers. The food was really nice. We met and had a good chin-wag with the owner. You'll either like him or loathe him. I'm an ex-serviceman, and he was right up my street.

    I'd thoroughtly recommend the MayLyn, but the owner doesn't take advance reservations, on account he has in the past been regularly let down by people not showing up.

    Hope that helps a bet!

    #4 Posted: 5/12/2006 - 19:20

  • zeez

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    let me recommend you another one that is near to Maylyn meaning it is away from the maddening crowd over the other side of the river. You need to cross the bridge to get to them.

    Molina has 6 bungalows room on slits. They are only about 1 year old so all the 6 Laos traditional wooden bungalows are pretty new. rates is US$5 when i was there 2 weeks back. The rooms are big 4m by 4m, big by VV standard.

    I enjoyed lying on the hammock outside the room to watch the sunset. I stayed a total of 3 nights there and would say it it best accomd i had in Laos.

    The owner is Pls contact Mr Phet at 856 020 2005234 if you need to make a reservation. Mr Phet speak French, English, Vietnamese, Thai and of course Laos.

    #5 Posted: 8/1/2007 - 13:33

  • mrnicky

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    If you're affiliated with the guesthouse you're plugging, please make that clear in the post -- otherwise your adverts are not welcome on Travelfish.

    #6 Posted: 13/1/2007 - 23:48

  • mrnicky

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    Hi

    I work at Babylon Guest House, www.babylonvangvieng.com and lots of peopel enjoy there stay there. You could also look at www.pansplace.net people like that or try www.vangvieng.org for some genral information on there links page.

    Hi this isnt an advert just some genral information for you.

    Try putting guest house vang vieng in to google for a whole range of places to stay.

    #7 Posted: 14/1/2007 - 20:24

  • mrnicky

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    Oh and Zeez is the owner of that bungalow site. ;-)

    #8 Posted: 14/1/2007 - 20:28

  • zeez

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    ha i wish i am but i am not. Neither do I work there. I am back in Singapore after a trip to Laos. Just giving a recommendation based on my experiences.

    #9 Posted: 14/1/2007 - 20:50

  • mrnicky

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    not what your IP says

    #10 Posted: 14/1/2007 - 22:17

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  • LancasterLad

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    Just a couple of lines on the Babylon. We never stayed there as we were reasonably content with the place we'd already booked into. But we did have a look round the Babylon. It is new, was absolutely spotless, and although on Pizza Street at the south end it is far enough away from the action to be described as quiet. The price of a room is also a steal. Well recommended.

    #11 Posted: 16/1/2007 - 17:14

  • longleat

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    12th October, 2006
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    I am trying to decide between Bungalows Riverside, just outside the north end of town and Xayoh in town but along the river. Generally, Xayoh is much more expensive. But we are three peope and so have to get two bungalows instead of one at Bungalows Riverside. They also don't include breakfast so that is an extra cost. At Xayoh we can all stay in one bungalow and it includes breadfast. Still Xayoh is a few dollars more. So help please! Which place is better for the location and general all around feeling? Your thoughts, please! Thank you!

    #12 Posted: 17/1/2007 - 21:32

  • mosquitofeed

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    7th February, 2007
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    Stay by the river somewhere if you can, the views are breathtaking, speend a few nights here if you can and take yourself over the pay-per-cross bridge with the little bar on the other side, head out between the cliffs for some beautiful DIY easy treks. The backpacker central label is a bit exagerated, two places play friends and ths simpsons all day but if you don't like those shows just avoid them. Should get somewhere really nice for 20US a night. Stayed in many places in Laos and there hygiene standards are preety good.

    #13 Posted: 7/2/2007 - 04:16

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