Khammouane Inter Guesthouse
If the building wasn’t painted fluorescent green, you’d mistake Khammouane Inter Guesthouse for a dated government department building — even the name sounds oddly authoritarian.
Rest assured, it is a guesthouse and this joint boasts gleeful amounts of unintentional retro charm, complete with Escher-esque floor tiles, padded leather sofas and a 70’s colour palette of pink salmon, teal and orange.
The small single rooms (sporting a single bed) are good value for a solo traveller on a shoestring budget in want of a private room with bathroom, and air-con is just 10,000 kip more. These rooms are small, a touch more cheerful than a monastic cell—the effort with a single tiny framed picture above the bed made us chuckle. The rooms with double bed are more spacious and come with hot water, air-con, minibar and cable TV.
It’s dated, decently clean and in front there’s a private shady garden full of tables and benches to relax on. WiFi is available in rooms on the ground floor and lobby. Best of all, it is walking distance to the night market, river and motorbike rental shop. Southida Guesthouse
is more modern and comfortable, those really counting every dollar can save a few here.
By Cindy Fan
Last updated on 13th January, 2017.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Sgl fan private bathroom, low season: 50,000 kip, high season 50,000 kip. Notes:
Room: Sgl air-con private bathroom, low season: 60,000 kip, high season 60,000 kip. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 80,000 kip, high season 80,000 kip. Notes:
500 m east of the river, Tha Khaek
T: (051) 212 171
(020) 5522 8833
Room rates: Under US$10