Slightly overpriced budget hotel
The Vientiane Star has friendly management and modern looking private rooms catering to budget travellers.
A nifty courtyard area tucked away from the street is the perfect place to hang out, drink a beer, surf the internet and meet new friends. This is also where the included breakfast is served. The rooms are tiny and come with a super rock hard bed, flatscreen cable TV, bedside table, WiFi and clean tiled floors. The position of the shower in some rooms is inconvenient in that it sprays against the bathroom door and water runs down into the bedroom. Vientiane Star straddles a place between backpacker and flashpacker. A pretty good place to stay, but in terms of price and value, there are a few better such as Mixay Paradise.
Address: 18 Manthatourath Rd, Ban Xieng Yeun, Vientiane
T: (021) 241 897, (020) 9546 4639;
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º36'21.36" E, 17º57'51.25" N
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Room rates: Under US$10
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dorm fan cooled||70,000 kip||70,000 kip|
|Standard double room||152,000 kip||152,000 kip|
|Triple air-con private bathroom||184,000 kip||184,000 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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