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Guest Houses in LP...got any favorites?

Posted by DSawyer on 11/1/2013 at 22:44

OK...i'm not trying to start any wars here...lol...I was just wandering if anyone had some great suggestion as far as Guest houses in LP.
I'm looking in the flash packer range so no more than mid $30's unless it's pretty sweet...ideally in the $15-20 range...no bed bugs please and I'm not to worried about it being some walking distance...but I'd feel better walking to something special rather than just another hum drum place.Right now I'm looking at Somjith Guest House,Mojo Guest house(because of it's location)Phashoke Guest House and Thongbay Guest House(because they look pretty nice and I don't think I'll mind the walk and price).
Any and all advise will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!!!

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Posted by JaiYen88 on 11/1/2013 at 23:14

Hi there,

A really nice place is Sita-Norasigh Inn, its cheap ($10 - $12) but much better than many places that you might see priced double or more. It's less than 10 mins walk (and it's a lovely walk) to the Night Market area, located just on the other side of Phousi Hill, and really close to Utopia, and some other decent places to eat drink. Really quiet street, great rooms and bathroom, somewhat more luxurious than plenty of places that cost the same or more! Check out my review on tripadvisor here:
http://www.tripadvisor.ie/ShowUserReviews-g295415-d2350677-r138150571-Sita_Norasingh_Inn-Luang_Prabang_Luang_Prabang_Province.html#CHECK_RATES_CONT

Enjoy LP!

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Posted by freiburger on 12/1/2013 at 11:53

I usually stay at Peters guesthouse called "Manichan". Rooms are great and clean with aircon. Don't know about the rooms in the main house, but the ones outside with ensuite bathroom are great. Peter has a great breakfast in the morning served at a big table shared by everybody. Fruits and water for free all day.

Don't know about the rate, but feel free to check his website http://manichanguesthouse.com/

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Posted by DSawyer on 12/1/2013 at 11:56

Thanks for the quick replies ...I'll check out both

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Posted by daawgon on 12/1/2013 at 12:40

I've stayed at 3 really nice places including Manichan GH, Villa Meung Lao and Souksavath GH. The best bargain is Souksavath located within shouting distance of the Joma Bakery (near the P.O.) - I paid $12. in Nov 2010. Nicest room was the (new) Villa Meung Lao for $40. in Nov 2011. In 2010 I also stayed at the Manichan - only one of the 3 with breakfast, and a really gourmet breakfast it is - I believe the room was $30. The last 2 places are within shouting distance of Wat Mai, and all 3 are close in.

(If you go behind the Joma, there's an entire street of little GH's - no real need to prebook, and most are inexpensive)

All of these places are on the Hobomaps which you can download - correction, Villa ML is not on the map since it's brand new.

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Posted by Rufus on 12/1/2013 at 19:38

The Riverside guesthouse, which is on the Nam Khan side is quite nice. I would not stay in the area recommended above as the Nam Khan side is far quieter and more pleasant.

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Posted by chopin on 25/1/2013 at 21:00

I have stayed in Somjith Guest House (the old building, they have a new bungalow just next door) last year. Loved the teak in the old house - practically the whole house is built using teak wood. the boss is a nice and honest middle age man. the area is quiet and relax, yet just a short walk of 5 to 10 minutes to the actions in the center city area. also, the alleys around this place has at least 50 other guesthouses, you can walk around and choose.

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Posted by mariajames on 1/2/2013 at 10:25

the Night Market area, amid just on the added ancillary of Phousi Hill, and absolutely abutting to Utopia, and some added appropriate places to eat drink. Absolutely quiet street, abundant apartment and bathroom,

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