The shabby shop at the front of Souksabay belies what lays behind.
Give it a look because the modern accommodation blocks tucked back from the main road have rooms of crisp white walls, white cotton linens and tile floor. It’s a bit of a squeeze as they’ve packed the room with lots such as a wooden vanity/desk, box TV and stand, side table and chair. The best rooms come with air-con, bedside plug and hot water bathrooms and are well-maintained and clean.
Souksabay is not remarkable but its uncontroversial, close to the boat landing and in summary, a decent pick for a backpacker. Rooms here feel fresher and less dated than Pon’s Guesthouse next door—it’s easy to check out both. Souksabay Guesthouse is located across the road from the river, just north of the boat landing.
Address: Mekong river road, just north of the boat landing
T: (031) 214 122; (020) 2227 7770;
Coordinates (for GPS): 105º51'20.72" E, 14º7'6.53" 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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