Huay Xai T: (084) 211 219
Friendship Guesthouse is one of the most popular cheapies in town despite being rundown and super basic.
The beds come with a mattress that manages to be hard and saggy at the same time, old clean threadbare sheets and blankets and the bathrooms have hot water and Western toilet -- but there are maintenance issues in every room with door handles broken, holes in doors and fixtures missing. Incredibly, despite the maintenance issues, the rooms still feel liveable for a night. The WiFi works sometimes and only in the lobby. The rooftop is a great place to watch the sun set over the Mekong, usually with a handful of people drinking beer. Along with Phonethip Guesthouse, it’s the cheapest in town and all in all, an okay place.
By Cindy Fan
Last updated on 21st March, 2015.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 60,000 kip, high season 60,000 kip. Notes:
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