Equal best in town
Despite not being the cheapest in town, Zuela Guesthouse’s very friendly English-speaking staff and its reputation have made it a popular choice.
A wide variety of rooms are available in two separate wooden and brick buildings, part of a compound that includes a good restaurant and bicycle/motorbike rental. The cheap rooms are simple and nothing to write home about. The exposed brick walls and lack of natural light mean the rooms are dim and a bit damp smelling and cool but you do get a small desk and decently sized private bathroom with hot water and Western toilet. Rooms in the newer building are large and come with a private balcony and a bathroom so big you could do a dance routine in it. There’s still not much natural light in the room though. They also have triple and family rooms that fit up to five and represent excellent value for a group. The rates are negotiable in low season – if you can find someone at the reception, which seems to always be deserted when you need something. Free WiFi is offered. The Zuela Guesthouse compound is located directly across the street from the night market, down the short alleyway.
Address: Main road, Luang Nam Tha
T: (020) 2206 3888; (020) 5696 6449;
Coordinates (for GPS): 101º24'33.66" E, 21º0'10.62" N
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Room rates: Under US$10
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dbl fan private bathroom||80,000 kip||80,000 kip|
|Dbl air-con private bathroom|
200,000 kip with a balcony
|150,000 kip||150,000 kip|
|Triple air-con private bathroom||250,000 kip||250,000 kip|
Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you’ll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.
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