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Vientiane, the capital city of Laos, is located close to the Laotian/Thai border in the northern part of Laos. Most of the hostels in Vientiane are located within the Chanthaboury region and many of them are along Chau Anou Road. The location doesn't really matter; as long as you are in and around the downtown region, it is easy enough to get around (there are many tuk tuk drivers who can take you to some of the local attractions for a small fee).
Among the more beautiful religious and architectural places to visit is the Golden Stupa, or Pha That Luang, which is a giant, golden statue of Buddha standing at around forty-five metres tall. Wat Si Sikat is also a stunning place to visit, with more than six thousand statues of Buddha in all different sizes and poses spread throughout the temple.
On a more historical note, a trip to the Laos National History Museum will give you all of the country's history. For a more recent historical monument, a trip to the Patuxai, of the Victory Gates, is also a must-see. This monument is built entirely out of concrete and is a dedicated war memorial to those Laotian soldiers that lost their lives in the war to achieve independence from France. What makes the memorial even more interesting is that it was funded entirely by the US government -- during the Vietnam War, America gave the Laotian government enough money to purchase concrete enough to build an airspace for them to use during the war. The Laotian government purchased the concrete and then decided that instead they would use it to build this monument.
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Funky Monkey Hostel
"Friendly and clean hostel - Situated in a great street with lots of eateries nearby, only 200 yards from the Mekong and the night market. Staff speak good English. Room clean and spacious with a nice shower, air con and tv. Large free breakfast. Owner arranged onward flight tickets." … "Good - Very friendly staff. great breakfast. very clean place. disadvantage -- only Few bathrooms for many people. I had to wait 40 min just to pee."...
Vientiane Backpackers Hostel
"Vientiane Backpackers Hostel is a good budget accommodation, located in the small backpacker area of the city. The dorms are pretty large, but they are clean and significantly cheaper than rooms in guesthouses in the area. The Location The hostel is located a short walk away from the bus drop-off point, but not from the bus station itself. If you book a bus ticket through the hostel, however, a free pickup is included. The airport is...
Sihome Backpackers Hostel
056 Sihome Road, (Sihome street out of
"Sabaidy Guesthouse does not get very good reviews in guidebooks – something about it not being very clean. The reception and rooms were fine, if a little small. But once you started to go up to the rooms the families' stuff seemed to be everywhere (and a lot of it appeared to be rubbish), and the bathrooms were grimy. The water was hot but you never felt too comfortable going into them. The owner and his son at reception seemed a...
RD Guest House
"RD Guest House only has dorm rooms – 2 large rooms with 18 beds in each. The rooms were mixed so males and females all go in together. There were only Japanese and Korean guests staying here besides me. At first this felt funny but they were so friendly and made good room companions, joking and sharing stories. And generally their English was pretty good because they needed it every day for travelling. At night everyone congregated...
"I had planned to stay elsewhere but all the other guesthouses were full when I arrived in Vientiane in the middle of a festival. At first I thought the Mixay was quite good. The rooms were basic but the showers were deliciously hot and there was a reasonably helpful reception. The three dorm rooms were right at the top of the building so you did have to climb two stories but there was a private balcony up to the top with space to sit and...
"The major attraction of the Samsenthai Hotel are the handful of little tables outside on the street. They are a great drawcard for bringing in travellers and a good spot for a morning or afternoon drink. Try a thick, black Lao coffee here. There's also a TV lounge inside and reception will happily turn on an English channel for you. There are chairs and tables for guests to sit at to read, write or talk. Unfortunately, there isn't a lot...
"Good Value, Central, Very Clean and Simple - City Central, room are very nice, comfortable bed, flat screen TV, very Clean. suit for solo and young couple." … "Boasting some fresh new designs which are simple and comfortable, iHouse Residence is located in the center of Vientiane near water Fountain and only minutes walk to the Mekong River. Guests can travel to Cafe, restaurants, massage, ATM or banks, souvenir shops, morning...
"… you have and wewill do our best to help you out. We are also close to the local tourist centre, local sites, the supermarket, night market, Mekong River, and many other activities to keep you busy while visiting Vientiane. Travel services also available to help you with bus and train tickets. Visa services available as well if you are heading to another country from here. Check out is at 11:00 a.m. Check in is at 2:00...
Rivertime Ecolodge Resort
"… kinds of activities including a floating restaurant on the river, free bicycle use, wi-fi, kayaking, tubing, meditation experiences at the local temple, rice farming experiences, massage, fishing, local village tours, a floating swimming pool, boat trips and cooking classes. We offer private lodges with two or three beds and private bathrooms for $38/night and two 3-bed dormitories for $8/bed/night. We also have a detailed...
Parkview Executive Suites
"… luxuriously furnished studio apartments and one and two bedroom units, all equipped with cutting-edge facilities. There are 54 studio rooms, 38 One bedroom and 24 Two bedroom units. Many of the rooms overlook the beautifully landscaped pool and city view from a private balcony and have a choice of king sized or double bed. Smoking and Non-smoking rooms are available and each come with their own sitting area, writing table and...
"The three level hotel, 26 rooms which located among business area, bars and restaurants. On 88 Chao Anouvong Road , being in the city center , 100 m from Mekong river where we can find plenty of good restaurants or even food stalls along the river. The Phoungchampa hotel is a family business is nice and clean with our warm Welcome. All of our rooms are equipped with comfort beds, with nice and clean cover sheet and blankets, Vanity,...
Naphavong Guest House Vientiane
"Vientiane Naphavong Backpackers Hostel is A high-class, up to date, international one star hotel, situated in the heart of the centre city . With just a couple of minutes walking, you can leisurely enjoy the view of mekong river, Lao Chiinaes traditional show, night market in as well as morning market and famous historical relics, such as: Fine arts museum, Historical museum, etc.... and take a stroll around the crowded , where there are...
"… relaxed time. Sinnakhone Hotel is an ideal destination from travellers from all corners of the Country as well as from across the World when visiting Vientiane, the Capital of Laos. We would like to extend to Customers our Best Greetings and deepest Gratitude! Our hotel and our client services bills from the airport to our hotel and from hotel to the airport, after booking if the customer wishes to use the service bills or email...
Inter City Hotel, Mekong River View
"Offering sunset views overlooking the scenic Mekong River from the Deluxe Rooms, the centrally located Inter City Hotel is the premier boutique hotel in Vientiane... Your stay at the Inter City Hotel comes complete with the best in local artistic decor, fine dining in our Stone Steak House, and the friendliest staff in town. Beautiful boutique hotel decorated with Asian art located along Mekong River in the heart of Vientiane and...
Vientiane Garden Hotel
"Vientiane Garden Hotel: featuring 50 private rooms each with bathroom, shower, WiFi, and a computer for your convenience. Relaxed atmosphere, the hotel has a rooftop bar and a swimming pool surrounded by an exotic garden. Price includes free breakfast buffet. Located in the heart of downtown Vientiane, Vientiane Garden Hotel is close to authentic Lao food restaurants, foreign restaurants and bars. From the airport the hotel is 20 minutes...
"… at our hotel when you come to vietiane. Vientiane Xaysomboun hotel is A high-class, up to date, international two star hotel, with 55 rooms, situated in the heart of the centre city . With just a couple of minutes walking, you can leisurely enjoy the view of mekong river,Water puppet theatre Joseph Cathedral, night market in as well as morning market and famous historical relics, such as: Temple of Liturature, Fine arts...
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