We stayed at Vilay Vang Guest House for 4 nights in December, 2012. The guesthouse is in a quiet area not too far from the main part of Luang Prabang. To walk to the main part of town, you need to go around a hill, but either way around is quick and scenic. The advantage to VV's location is it is down a small lane off of the main road, so there is no road noise (just a few roosters). Duk is a very kind and conscientious host. There was a mix-up with our reservation, but he went above and beyond to sort it all out in a very honorable manner. In addition to being clean and quiet, VV is very reasonably priced (approximately 15 USD a room during high season). VV is more a utilitarian guesthouse than a quaint one, but we were quite happy with it.