Clean, central, flashpacker friendly
Located right beside Mali Namphu, we’d choose Phonepaseuth over its more upscale neighbour just for the overwhelmingly friendly, polite and attentive family here.
This guesthouse makes you feel like a five-star guest, a refreshing welcome compared to many of the zombie-like receptions we’ve experienced at other Vientiane hotels. Phonepaseuth’s prices have remained consistent over the years.
The rooms are simple but clearly have been well-maintained and are still comfortable with clean sheets over springy mattresses, solid polished wood furniture, vanity, cable TV, in-room phone and attached wet-room bathroom that is new, sparkling and clean. They even upgraded the standard electric heated shower with a rain showerhead. Some rooms are better than others, and you pay accordingly. Rooms with a balcony over the road are light and airy, while some rooms don’t even have an exterior window. It’s definitely worth paying the few extra kip for balcony rooms #201 or #301. There’s a computer in the lobby for guests to use and drinks for sale. Free WiFi in the lobby and breakfast are included in the price. A top flashpacker pick.
Address: 97 Pangkham Rd, Vientiane
T: (021) 212 263; F: (021) 261 395
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º36'30.73" E, 17º57'55.69" N
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Room rates: US$10 to 20
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||130,000 kip||130,000 kip|
|Superior double room|
180,000 kip with window, 200,000 with balcony
|160,000 kip||160,000 kip|
|230,000 kip||230,000 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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