Khaemsee Guesthouse is rickety and a bit shabby though it offers more interesting accommodation than many of the grotty, grim places in town.
The better rooms are the basic fan rooms in the wooden upper floor of the building. There’s wooden floors, wooden walls and wooden ceiling with windows and a rotating fan mounted on the ceiling. Skip the air-con rooms on the ground floor—they are dark, damp tile and concrete affairs and either Nang Noi Guesthouse or Alisa Guesthouse are far better valued.
The selling point of Khaemse is the riverside location and the feeling like you are not in the city, even though it’s a mere 200 metres to the heart of the tourist centre. Surprisingly there are not many places in Pakse that take advantage of the river. Khaemse Guesthouse will appeal to a select few who like ramshackle charm.
By Cindy Fan
Last updated on 18th March, 2017.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 50,000 kip, high season 50,000 kip. Notes: Cold shower. Add 10.000 kip for a hot showeer
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 100,000 kip, high season 100,000 kip. Notes:
Road 12, end of dirt lane past Vida Bakery Cafe, 200m north of Route 13
T: (020) 5635 9292
Room rates: Under US$10