A basic budget choice
The fan-cooled rooms at Wat That Guesthouse are a great deal for budget travellers in low season but are grossly inflated in high season.
These rooms have bare beds, hard wood floors and fans in an older-style building. On a positive note, the building feels clean and bright despite its age. All come with private hot water bathroom and Western toilet. Rooms are a tad spartan though there has been some effort to fill them in with a small stool and dresser. We did see a few rooms with the mattress on the floor – we hope this was just temporary! There’s an on-site restaurant of sorts and free WiFi throughout. This is a good pick in low season if you’re on a limited budget.
Address: Ban Wat That, Luang Prabang
T: (071) 212 913;
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º7'53.44" E, 19º53'17.66" N
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Room rates: Under US$10
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
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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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