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Bike&Bed was created by a local guy who traveled a lot himself and who wanted to use his experience to devise the perfect abode for backpackers coming his way. And he succeeded -- here everything is allowed; everything serves the interest of travelers; and whenever you can think of something that is missing, he will soon add it! Bike&Bed is the ultimate place to chill, because once you arrive here, you will never want to leave!
Bike&Bed is located in the center of Thakhek, just a few hundred metres away from the relaxing riverbank walk next to the Mekong. On the other side, you have Thailand already, and sitting on the shore, you can admire the many beautiful temples lining the shore on the other side. While the bus terminal is quite far away from here, it is still worth booking your accommodation in this part of the town, as in the one near the bus station, you do not have much at all. The hostel itself is in a residential area, so guests are asked to keep the noise down after 10 p.m. in order not to disturb the neighbours.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The hostel offers three small dorm rooms with either four or six beds in each. The bunks are really modern and in a great condition and the rooms are comfortable and spacious. They are cooled by air conditioning and over the windows there are thick curtains, which block out all the light. There is plenty of places where you can unpack and there are electronic plugs with your bed. A new addition of the hostel is the treehouse outside, which offers a five-mattress dorm with mosquito nets out in the fresh air. It can be a real treat for those who are done with confined spaces and artificially controlled temperatures.
The bathrooms are at the back of the hostel and are huge; spacious; and offer a variety of shower gels, shampoos, and other products for free use. While other hostels discourage people from washing their clothes in the sink, this place even offers hand-wash gel for your convenience.
The amount and variety of common spaces are just great! All around the house, there are benches, chairs, hammocks, and seats for you; there is a guitar that you can play; and there are separate smoker and nonsmoker areas. There is a massive common area inside as well with sofas and a mini kitchen where you can make tea and coffee for free all through the day. However, there is a bigger kitchen outside with a proper stove that you are welcome to use as well. The hostel also offers a give and take corner as well as a book exchange and reading corner.
This place does an excellent job at making you feel at home. The owner goes out of his way to help you, whatever you query might be, and from the wide variety of options available for things to do in the hostel and places to chill here, you are guaranteed to find something you will love no matter how long you are staying.
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Published on 2019-06-30
Bike & Bed Hostel Reviews from the Web
Very lovely stay! Spacious and clean hostel. Great hot showers. Close to the river and night market. Free breakfast was really delicious. Fast WiFi, nice lounging areas. Helpful staff.
Nice and clean. The breakfast was amazing and the volunteers that were helping in this hostel helped me plan my entire Thakhek loop!
Since its opening, Bike & Bed Hostel has become one of the most popular backpacker hostels in Thakhek. Its convenient location is perfect for travelers looking to explore the small town center or prepare for the famous multi-day Thakhek Loop.
The hostel is situated one block from the Mekong River where you can find authentic Lao street food, fisherman going out for their daily catch, local night market, and epic sunsets looking over Thailand across the river.
The accommodation provides a shared kitchen, ticket service and currency exchange for guests.
At the hostel, each room has air conditioning and a shared bathroom.
We offer to keep travel backpacks in storage while they set off on the famous Thakhek Loop. We also offer free coffee, tea, and filtered water to our customers.
Don’t forget the great feedback we get about our comfy bunk beds and great facilities.
When it’s time to leave, we will arrange your onward travel so you can rest assured everything will run as it should.
Terms & Conditions
Cancellation policy: 1 day before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.
Check in from 14:00 to 03:00(the next day) .
Check out from 08:00 to 11:00 .
Reception working hours: 10:00 to 22:00.
Breakfast not included.
Non smoking except specific areas.
Location and Contact
• *From/To Bus Station: • You can hire a tuk tuk from the station to the hostel for 15,000-25,000 kip depending on the time of day. The hostel is located approximately 4km from the bus station.