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Sythane Guesthouse

Soulless but one of the cheapest available

Ban Sophoun, across from Q Bar T: (030) 984 4286 (020) 9716 7884 

Sythane Guesthouse

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Ultra frugal travellers will struggle in Nong Kiaow during high season, because as of 2018, only Delilah has a dorm room and once full, people looking for a cheap private room are in a hard spot—luckily, Sythane Guesthouse fits the bill.

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It’s basic and the location—directly on the main street not far from the bridge—has no soul, but those who are not fussed about a river views should consider throwing their bag down here and in fact, this place is cleaner and sturdier than some of the bamboo bungalows we saw that were double the price of these rooms.

Don’t put your neck out watching TV.

Don’t put your neck out watching TV. Photo: Cindy Fan

Sythane Guesthouse is a two storey concrete block house, doors all facing the road. Rooms are basic, with tile floor and a bed pushed against a corner (blanket provided but no top sheet). The bathroom is equally spartan, though on the upside, there is an electric heated shower, sink and western bucket flush toilet. A fan and window keeps things civilised, as does the hot water dispenser and tea available at the front for all guests.

Being on the main road means the place is easy to find and it is conveniently close to several popular restaurants and travel agents. The most convincing aspect of why you’d want to stay here is the price, and like all cheap guesthouses in Nong Kiaow, during high season this one fills rather quickly.

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Dbl fan private bathroom
50,000 kip
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Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 50,000 kip, high season 60,000 kip. Notes:

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Where is Sythane Guesthouse

Sythane Guesthouse
Ban Sophoun, across from Q Bar
T: (030) 984 4286 (020) 9716 7884 
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º37'2.44" E, 20º34'9.22" N
Room rates: Under US$10

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