Air-con on a budget
Sackarinh Guest House is a pleasant surprise.
It’s located in the heart of all the shops, agencies and restaurants on the main street, tucked a few steps down an alley. There’s no heritage charm here but the rooms in this modern building come with air-con, free WiFi, small table, chair, tile floor and a bed with a cheap mattress. The bathrooms have hot water showers and toilet. Some rooms are better than others so ask to see a few. Overall the guesthouse is unremarkable and doesn’t come with a warm and fuzzy backpacker vibe or welcoming service but it’s a decent spot with a central location and air-con.
Address: Sisavangvong Rd, Ban Xieng Mouane, Luang Prabang (in alley off main road, across from Opera House bar)
T: (071) 254 512;
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º8'17.16" E, 19º53'35.52" N
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Room rates: Under US$10
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dbl air-con private bathroom||160,000 kip||200,000 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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