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“Central with amazing views” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Popular View Guesthouse
Ranked #61 of 96 Vang Vieng B&B and Inns
Phillip Island, Australia
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26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Central with amazing views”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013 via mobile

I stayed with my family of 2 adults and 2 children. We had a family room with 2 king size beds overlooking the river for $30/night. It is basic but the beds are comfortable. Very central in town but then nothing is that far from anything in Van Vieng. The view was a real highlight. Early morning hot air balloons just outside our window and beautiful sunsets!!

Stayed December 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

Cheap price for clean and big room. We stayed eight nights and felt comfortable. We didn't have view to the river which would have been even better. Staff is ok and location good in a little village. Value for money.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Santiago, Chile
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013 via mobile

This hotel can be anything but clean. There were spider's webs hanging in every corner of the room, the sheets smelled bad and we found a cockroach on the bed!
The bathroom had really bad smell and there was a used soap on the soap holder.
The owner didn't seem interested about our reasons for leaving the hotel but she offered same room with a view for extra 5 $... Big No for answer.


  • Stayed November 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

Accommodation is pretty clean and tidy, good sized rooms, with a balcony and stunning views across the river and mountains. I had a corner room and had windows on two sides of the room, which was amazing when a storm came over.

Location was fantastic for everything.

Breakfast was basic and good, which is really all you need.

Hotel owner was friendly and helpful.

Intended to stay for one night, but ended up staying three!

Good quality for the price - if you are expecting 5* accommodation - pay 5* prices!

Room Tip: River view, corner rooms have amazing views!
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

We didn't expect this place must. The room is small. The bathroom is dirty without soap and shampoo. We had to buy it from ground floor. the breakfast is ok.

the view of room is very good. You can see the river with mountain background. Slow wifi at ground floor only. It just few minute walk to the river.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

This place is cheap but do not stay in the outside rooms- there is a massive gap under the door with lots of insects coming into the room. The bed had ants crawling all over them and the sink leaked everywhere.
The location is good and the breakfast was good.
Other cheap places are probably better in Vang Vieng.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town, South Africa
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2013

Popular View ticked all the boxes for our stay in Vang Veing – cheap, well located (easy to get into town and the tubing but not massively loud) and really good air-conditioning. It is also owned by a local Laotian – so it was great to support a locally-run business.

Room Tip: I'm not sure if all the rooms have a river view, but we had a river view which was great, partic...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Popular View Guesthouse
Address: Ban Savang, Namsong Riverside, Vang Vieng 1003, Laos
Region: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vang Vieng
Hotel Style:
Ranked #61 of 96 B&Bs / Inns in Vang Vieng
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Popular View Guesthouse 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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