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Leena Guesthouse

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Chao Kim Rd, Savannakhet T: (020) 5564 0697(041) 212 404 

Leena Guesthouse

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Frugal travellers will be content to learn of Leena Guesthouse’s bargain rooms set in the back building, one of the best deals in town. Unsurprisingly, it’s been a popular backpacker pick for years.

The tile and concrete fan-cooled rooms boast little more than a firm bed and private bathroom with western toilet and cold shower. A few frills such as a table, mirror and a hooks on the wall add a touch of civility. They’re on the dark side, not a bad thing when relying on fan to stay cool.

Plenty of information on display.

Plenty of information on display. Photo: Cindy Fan

Pay 20,000 kip more gets you an identical room but with air-con, or splash out for a larger air-con room in the newer wing, a two-storey building. Rooms have a bit more space, a TV and hot shower. The windows, which have security bars, also allows for more natural light.

The guesthouse has an open-air restaurant and the reception/family’s living room is plastered with bus timetables, flyers and other backpacker intel. WiFi is available and the guesthouse rents bicycles that look like they are on their last gasp.

The new building gets the bright colours.

The new building gets the bright colours. Photo: Cindy Fan

Overall, the hodgepodge of four different buildings from different eras, within sporting a hodgepodge of tile, bright colours, linens and furnishings means Leena is a function-over-fashion guesthouse experience more typical of remote towns in Laos, without the Thai-style finery and flash you’d in other guesthouses in Savannakhet like at Fundee Guesthouse. Leena lacks the character, service and charisma of Sala Thongyon, Joli Guesthouse or Hostel Savan Cafe. But the price is right and you can save a bunch of kip here.

To find it, signs on the main road direct the way. The guesthouse is tucked down a lane. It’s short walk from Wat Rattana and Ratsavongseuk Road. It’s also around the corner from the Vietnamese consulate.

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Walk-in rates at Leena Guesthouse

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dbl fan private bathroom
50,000 kip
50,000 kip
Back building
Dbl air-con private bathroom
70,000 kip
70,000 kip
Back building, 100,000 kip in the new building
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 50,000 kip, high season 50,000 kip. Notes: Back building
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 70,000 kip, high season 70,000 kip. Notes: Back building, 100,000 kip in the new building

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Where is Leena Guesthouse

Leena Guesthouse
Chao Kim Rd, Savannakhet
T: (020) 5564 0697(041) 212 404 
Coordinates (for GPS): 104º45'9.66" E, 16º33'37.43" N
Room rates: Under US$10

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