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Meexai Guesthouse

A flashpacker favourite

Ban Sophoun T: (030) 923 0762 (020) 9555 9305

Meexai Guesthouse

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It’s hard to fault Meexai Guesthouse for the price, and that’s why it is one of the best places for a flashpacker to throw down their pack on this side of the river.

It’s a relatively new three storey building with rooms connected by an exterior walkway which also doubles as the terrace, each room having its own set of table, chairs and plug—not a bad spot to catch up on some emails and Travelfish guide reading. For rooms on the top two floors, the spacious rooms boast high ceilings, clean tile floors, fan, a window, bedside table and plug, some hooks and a large bathroom, the electric heated shower on one end meaning the whole bathroom doesn’t have to get drenched. WiFi strength does depend on how close the room is to the router.

No frills but it works.

No frills but it works. Photo: Cindy Fan

The four rooms at the bottom have less square footage and lower ceilings than those on the upper floors. They have a basement room feel, receiving little sunlight, feeling colder and a bit damp. The rooms are fine but since they are the same price, these don’t seem as good value if you’ve seen the other rooms. Room choice is first come first serve, even if you’ve made a booking, so later arrivals will probably get these rooms—and this place regularly sells out. The best rooms are the two corner rooms as they are the only ones to get a full view of the river. Second best are the adjacent rooms. All others have a not so fantastic view of the back of Ban Lao Sunset Guesthouse.

With only a couple of river view rooms, for most Meexai Guesthouse will be more about the comfortable, reasonably priced rooms than the river. If we had to nitpick, the fluorescent lighting could be better—the space isn’t warm and fuzzy like the blanket provided, though they’ve thrown up a decorative textile onto the wall. It’s on the clinical side like so many of the new guesthouse buildings—function over fashion—but this one functions better than a lot of budget accommodation in town. It’s a reliable pick for a flashpacker.

Plenty of scope to meet your neighbours.

Plenty of scope to meet your neighbours. Photo: Cindy Fan

Breakfast is not included. There is an onsite restaurant and the family who owns this place speaks English and are smiley.

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Dbl fan private bathroom
110,000 kip
110,000 kip
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 110,000 kip, high season 110,000 kip. Notes:

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Where is Meexai Guesthouse

Meexai Guesthouse
Ban Sophoun
T: (030) 923 0762 (020) 9555 9305
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º36'58.34" E, 20º34'8.79" N
Room rates: Under US$10

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