This is one of Pakse’s best options for backpackers (though to be fair, there isn’t much competition in town).
Backpackers can choose from fan-cooled dorms or private rooms with fan or air-con.
The dorm rooms are simply an oversized room with four single beds. There’s no privacy between beds but it’s not crowded and it’s a respectable ratio for the shared ensuite bathroom sporting hot water shower, sink with countertop, mirror and towel rack. The dorm has windows, clean white cotton sheets, an electrical outlet shared between two beds and a long row of cabinets that serve as lockers able to fit a large day pack. You‘ll need to have your own lock.
Private rooms are small and functional, with windows and electric heated shower. This is the most decent backpacker-ish place to be found in Pakse—don’t expect anything lively, it’s just not this town. There’s a terrace out front with tables to hang out in, transport booking services and motorbike rentals are available for 90,000 kip. Some English spoken.
Not surprising, given the value for money and lack of decent options in this price range, Nang Noi Guesthouse is often full; book ahead.
Address: Road 5, Ban Lakmuang, Pakse
T: (030) 956 2544; (020) 9670 7470;
Coordinates (for GPS): 105º48'3.66" E, 15º7'13.89" N
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Room rates: Under US$10
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Sgl fan private bathroom||60,000 kip||60,000 kip|
|Dbl fan private bathroom||80,000 kip||80,000 kip|
|Dbl air-con private bathroom||110,000 kip||110,000 kip|
200,000 kip with air-con
|150,000 kip||150,000 kip|
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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