Set in a row of affordable guesthouses, some of Thanh Ngoc’s rooms stand out from the bunch.
The rooms inside the building are just okay but the ones upstairs, accessed via the front rooftop terrace are superb: clean, lots of natural light and access to the terrace overlooking the road.
We think Room 110 is the best. Situated upstairs in the front corner, there are windows on two walls and minty green paint makes the space seem bright and cheerful. You can also open the windows for fresh air. This room has twin beds, air-con, WiFi, wardrobe, a box TV, wall-mounted hooks and a shiny new bathroom with hot water shower. The rooms downstairs are perfectly fine but since they don’t have windows, they just pale in comparison to these ones we described, which are great for the price.
Ton Duc Thang Street runs west along the water before curving up and into town. You’ll find Thanh Ngoc Mini Hotel and other good cheap places to stay here on this western curve. If you’re on the hunt for budget accommodation, we suggest you start in this area – we inspected the lot and they were all decent and similarly priced.
Address: 50 Ton Duc Thang St, Khu Dan Cu So 4
T: (064) 3830 219; (091) 8429 258;
Coordinates (for GPS): 106º36'17.03" E, 8º40'52.13" N
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Room rates: US$10 to 20
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard single room||300,000 dong||300,000 dong|
|Standard double room||400,000 dong||400,000 dong|
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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