I've been staying at SpicyLaos Backpackers for a week now and finding it increasingly difficult to leave. I've had the best experience here so far.
In the past week, I've been on a trip to the Waterfalls. Was taken to a local Wat for an Introductory talk on Buddhism and Monk life by the Hostel's director, Pong. We've been to a local Lao BBQ. We've had a hostel bbq and cocktail night. We've had a in Introduction to Laos history and culture, again by Pong. And we've been on a wood-collecting trip to the jungle to collect dead trees for fire wood with local Lao people, eating fresh Lao food by the river.
Spicylaos offers such good value for money. You get a free breakfast, free hot drinks all day, free internet and Wifi, hot showers, an honesty fridge, on-site laundry and the hugest TV I've seen in a hostel! All this, plus a great, chilled-out atmosphere and the chance to meet lots of fellow travellers. For only 70,000kip a night, this a real treat.
#1 flopsydaisy has been a member since 3/9/2008. Posts: 7
Here is their new website addy for Thailand and Laos:
#4 wigboy has been a member since 12/12/2006. Posts: 14
Sorry about the dud link...
The dorm prices are a little bit higher but you get so much for your money. I think it' definitely worth it.
You get free breakfast, free hot drinks 24 hours a day, free internet access, free wifi, plus it has such a community atmosphere with Pong,the director, always rallying the backpackers together, taking them out and giving great talks. I have made so many great friends here and learnt so much more about the city and the country from hanging out with the locals.
Totally worth the extra dollar.
#5 flopsydaisy has been a member since 3/9/2008. Posts: 7