New, modern and clean
Bayern Guesthouse will never win any style awards but it is new, clean and straightforward – and after seeing quite a few icky guesthouses in Vientiane, that’s a good thing.
Bayern is a recent construction, which means the rooms sparkle and have high ceilings, clean tile floors, freshly painted cream walls, WiFi, air-con and furniture that struggles to make the enormous amount of space feel less empty: bed side table, wardrobe with a long mirror, chairs, fridge and wall mounted flat screen TV. The bathrooms are great, with an actual shower area so that the entire bathroom floor doesn’t get wet. Rooms have a balcony, windows and a few glass blocks built into the walls to let in even more natural light.
This isn’t a place to meet people or get travel advice (the family speak very little English); this is for flashpackers looking for something modern and issue free. It’s a seven-minute walk to the town centre, about 15 minutes to the Mekong.
Address: Chou Anou Rd, Ban Anou (150m north of Samsenthai Rd, across from Swedish Baking House), Vientiane
T: (021) 255 046, (020) 5899 2082;
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º36'17.3" E, 17º58'10.17" N
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Room rates: US$10 to 20
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||US$20||US$20|
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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