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“Could be better, if some changes are made” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vang Vieng Central Backpackers

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Vang Vieng Central Backpackers
Rockford, Illinois
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83 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Could be better, if some changes are made”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

As the title states, this hostel isn't bad by any means. Great atmosphere, the stuff shown on TV is varied (not just Friends, though be prepared to watch repeat movies a few times), and location is perfect. With that being said, there is always some sort of confusion when trying to order food as it either comes out wrong or takes much longer than it should. Most of the staff is friendly but there is one who is overly friendly, to the point of being inappropriate with female guests. With a few minor adjustments, I would rate this place higher. The rooms were quite cheap, but be prepared to pay extra for air con.

Room Tip: It's an extra 30,000 kip for air con so stay in a room with friends to share cost.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

Best place to stay in VV. Staff are nice. The place is clean with clean towels when you need.
Got a private room for four with two big fans which kept it very cool.
The bed was SO comfy which was a nice change to the usual SE Asia beds.
Downstairs food and drink is good. The fruit smoothie was the best I had in Laos.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Oxford
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

After weeks of sleeping on stiff mattresses with just a sheet, I was pleased to arrive here and feel that the beds were soft and we had a nice pillow and comfy duvet!

The hostel is in a good location and was clean enough as well...not really any complaints

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

Big clean cheap rooms with comfortable beds located on the main road through vang vieng excellent value for money and a good atmosphere on the bar area only complaint is the service can be a little slow and rude but still would stay here again for the rooms.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

We ended up staying here for 4 nights after only planning to stay a couple.
We stayed in a triple room which was so nice! It looks more like a hotel than a hostel.
It is located right in the centre of town close by to everything and lots of people coming and going to meet as well.
We ate here once but it is one of the more expensive - you can get the same food anywhere for cheaper.
Overall loved it and would recommend it!

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Had a really great stay here with three other travellers. We had a four bed room and was really comfortable compared to the hostels we had been staying at. The rooms were big, spacious, clean with good bathrooms. The staff were really helpful too.

The downstairs area has a restaurant with really good food and drinks (highly recommend the watermelon shake here as well as the Pad Thai and fried noodles). It was a great place to just hang out and watch the Friends re-runs that Vang Vieng is so famous for! Highly recommended!

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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68 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Great place to relax, wonderful beds and covers, wifi decent. No book exchange or bicycle hire etc. but places nearby. Beware scammers!! (Motorbike hire) staff nice but overall extremely difficult to actually plan how to catch tuktuks to lagoon, etc. don't know about tubing. Chill out area pretty good, rooms again were amazing. Would stay again, great value. Vv overall is expensive but this was great.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 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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Property: Vang Vieng Central Backpackers
Address: Ban Savang, Vang Vieng 1003, Laos
Region: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vang Vieng
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Ranked #18 of 54 Speciality Lodging in Vang Vieng
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