Riverview backpacker digs
Nam Khan River Road, Luang Prabang T: (071) 212 946
Pathoumphone is an old budget guesthouse in an area renowned for upmarket options.
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Its location on the banks of the Nam Khan is an anomaly in this price range and those wanting a spot on the river on a backpacker budget will find this difficult to beat. Rooms are basic and come with a saggy yet hard bed and hardly anything else – the hot water bathrooms are shared here. Some of the rooms have a nice outlook over the river and we'd recommend asking for one of these or else you might end up getting one of the darker ones with a poor aspect. Free WiFi is available, but quite sketchy in the rooms. Still, you can't really complain at this price point.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: 65,000 kip, high season 65,000 kip. Notes:
Nam Khan River Road, Luang Prabang
T: (071) 212 946
Room rates: Under US$10
Location map for Pathoumphone Guesthouse
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