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Nice Guesthouse

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Main road, Phonsavan T: (020) 2222 8658

Nice Guesthouse

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Phonsavan may lack charming budget accommodation, but Nice Guesthouse ticks off the right boxes to help it stand out from the rest. This guesthouse is often full and it’s easy to see why—especially if you’ve seen some of the town’s lacklustre options.

The reception is a storefront smack dab in the middle of the tourist strip, at the intersection with the road to the market. Out back is a motel-style two-storey building with 15 rooms, the long row of doors and security bar protected windows facing the parking, small picnic area and wall dividing it with the adjacent building.

Interiors are very white.

Interiors are very white. Photo: Cindy Fan

Rooms are clean, functional and simple, verging on spartan. They have white walls, tile floors and beds topped with white cotton linens. The ensuite hot water bathrooms are on the small side, something travellers can probably live with in exchange for the overall cleanliness and small window that provides natural light and ventilation. Back to the room, where fan, WiFi, a mini vanity and a few hangers on a towel rack round out the deal. It’s simple and all exceptionally tidy.

The location doesn’t get more convenient or central than this, mere steps to the restaurants, bars and Garden Bus Station if you end up being dropped off there. The compound is gated so motorbike/bicycle parking is easy and secure. There’s a hot water dispenser with free coffee, tea and Ovaltine.

Jennida Guesthouse across the street has a similar layout and style. It’s newer and rooms are double the size of Nice. One area where Nice has the edge: we normally eschew using the overused, vague term “nice” but hey, the staff here are in fact nice, the reception is always manned and can book buses and tours.

This guesthouse is for a backpacker looking for clean, no fuss accommodation with information and services available at their fingertips. Advanced booking is recommended due to its popularity.

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Type of room, low and high season prices
Dbl fan private bathroom
70,000 kip
70,000 kip
80,000 kip for a bigger room
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 70,000 kip, high season 70,000 kip. Notes: 80,000 kip for a bigger room

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Where is Nice Guesthouse

Nice Guesthouse
Main road, Phonsavan
T: (020) 2222 8658
Coordinates (for GPS): 103º13'8.63" E, 19º27'1" N
Room rates: Under US$10

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