Cheap rooms are fantastic value
Riverside, Sam Neua T: (064) 312 111, (020) 9773 3999
Located right on the corner by the bridge, this guesthouse is often touted as one of the best options in Sam Neua and it is indeed very clean, with generous-sized rooms graded and priced accordingly.
The largest rooms, on the top floor, are pleasantly done with a few pieces of furniture, a fan and private bathroom featuring Western toilet and hot shower and a separate lounge room. Other rooms also have a private bathroom with hot water and Western toilets, but they are smaller and with hardly a stick of furniture. Still, it's in these rooms that you will find fantastic value for Sam Neua. They are clean and bare, but not shoddy as you might expect in this price range. Unfortunately there is no WiFi in the hotel but we reckon it's only a matter of time before it's turned on as the competition among the hotels on the river is fierce. A great budget option.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 50,000 kip, high season 50,000 kip. Notes: Upto 70,000 kip