Clean, modern and centrally located
A great central location means Mixok Inn is busier than most and it’s not a bad place to set your pack down for a few nights.
The rooms at the modern-looking guesthouse are all air-con, come with a small cable TV, tile floor, hard spring mattress, some furniture and clean but teeny-tiny hot water bathrooms that could be the dictionary definition of “water closet”. This is a solid budget hotel with a more modern feel and English-speaking reception, which you don’t often get in this price range. We like the upper floors since they feel removed from the city busyness and some rooms, like #384, have two sets of windows.
The owners are a friendly mob and there’s free WiFi in each room. It’s located right on a bustling corner, across from Wat Mixay, and the lobby has an attached cafe that’s a decent spot for emails and fruit shakes. With breakfast included in the tariff, this place is recommended.
Address: Rue Setthathilath, Ban Mixay, Vientiane
T: (021) 254 781;
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º36'20.43" E, 17º57'54.74" N
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Room rates: US$10 to 20
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Sgl air-con private bathroom||120,000 kip||120,000 kip|
|Dbl air-con private bathroom||150,000 kip||150,000 kip|
|Triple air-con private bathroom||200,000 kip||200,000 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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