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8.3
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8.5
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Excellent location
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  • Agricultural Promotion Bank340 m
  • Provincial Hospital340 m
  • Vang Vieng Public Bus Stop360 m
  • Vang Vieng Hospital360 m
  • LV Natural Tours440 m
  • Sakura Bar450 m
  • Green Discovery590 m
  • BCEL590 m
  • Post Office600 m
  • BKC Bookshop620 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Army Barracks Hostel

    Ban Viengkeo, Vangvieng, Laos, Vang Vieng City Center, Vang Vieng, Laos - See map
    "Army Barracks was a great stay for us -- we stayed in a private/double room and the bed was comfortable, shower was hot, and the air-conditioning was ..."
    Mackenzie - December 3, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 86% of guests
    Excellent service
    8.5 rating for service
    • 390 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Daily housekeeping

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    Cheapest price score
    Value for money score
    8.8/10
    Couples review score
    8.5/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.1/10
    Better than
    99
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    Better than
    95
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    Better than
    92
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    Value for money8.8
    Location rating8.5
    Nearest airportXieng Khouang Airport (XKH)
    Distance to airport95.0 km

    Rooms available at Army Barracks Hostel

    Deluxe Double
    Deluxe Double
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 1 king bed
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    Quad (02 Double bed)
    Quad (02 Double bed)
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 double beds
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    Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed
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    Standard Twin Shared Bath
    Standard Twin Shared Bath
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • 4 bathrooms
    • 2 single beds
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    Standard Double Room
    Standard Double Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 queen bed
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    Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 single beds
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    Deluxe Quadruple Room
    Deluxe Quadruple Room
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 double beds
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    Deluxe Family (1 King+1 Single) With Breakfast
    Deluxe Family (1 King+1 Single) With Breakfast
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    • Shower
    • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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    Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Garden view
    • 1 single bed
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    Family Room with Shared Bathroom
    Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Shower
    • Shared bathroom
    • 4 single beds
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    What people love about Army Barracks Hostel

    • 8.0
      Very good
      Location

      "The location is great, right in the centre of the town."

      Lauren

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      October 14, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "Great location, clean room, nice free breakfast!"

      Ana

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      November 2, 2018

    • 8.0
      Very good

      "Room was good with hot water, wifi, comfy bed."

      Glenn

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      April 13, 2018

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    8.4
    Excellent

    "The staff were amazing, really made our stay extra special!"

    Lea

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    October 24, 2017

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    7.6
    Very good

    "The bed was very comfortable and the AC/fan was perfect."

    Erin

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    December 11, 2018

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    Cuisine:American, Asian, Vietnamese
    Menu:Buffet

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    Cleanliness8.1
    Facilities7.8
    Location8.5
    Service8.5
    Value for money8.8
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    8.8
    Excellent
    Tuyet from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2017

    Very friendly staff”

    The Vietnamese staff are so nice and supportive. The room is clean, they offer breakfast and you've got a big area at the front for billiards, drinks and chitchat. I really enjoyed my stay here thanks to the staff, they meet any of my needs and make me feel like a family.

    Reviewed May 23, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Michael from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Double
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Nice Hostel with Free Breakfast”

    Had a comfortable stay for 3 nights. Located on the main road and very close to the walking streets for the night market. We booked a double room with private bathroom, and also got a small balcony as we had the end room. The room was clean enough and had A/C and fan, not much else included. The blanket on the bed in a bit small but other than that can't complain. Breakfast was a nice addition as there were plenty of options. Staff were friendly and helpful, especially they helped us to book our bus to Vientiane . Had to pay at hotel, but they have the option to pay by card (3% fee added) if required. Internet was ok, though was a little slow at times.

    Reviewed April 11, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Virginie from Canada
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Good for short stay”

    We had a private room without window (which was not mentioned in the room description). The bed was in memory foam, which was comfortable. The bathroom was small but functional. We did find cockroaches in the room though. Overall, it was okay for a short stay.

    Reviewed April 09, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Tobias from Netherlands
    Solo traveler
    Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    Clean and comfortable”

    After reading many reviews from hostels in Vang Vieng, I think this is the best place if you want a relatively quiet hostel, but where you can still meet people. Pros: • Clean (I saw them cleaning often and I sometimes even walked barefeet to the toilet) • Comfortable bed (although strange that my feet could touch my neighbours head, but that could be solved by me turning around what I did not do because I was already used to it when he came). • Breakfast was good (noodles, egg with fruit or just fruits, all with as much free salad and baguette slices as you want). You could use the oven to make the break crispy! • Staff was friendly, but not very interested compared to places where I went before. Did their jobs. • Walking distance to everything else was not bad, because the city is small. But people I met always said goodbye around their hostel when I still had to walk 5 to 10 minutes to mine. Cons: • After getting back my laundry, I had clothes from other people in my bag. I do not remember what I put in so maybe someone who did not look took my stuff as well without me knowing now. • I booked a minivan this morning in an office what was 10 minutes walking. I packed my bag so that it wss hard to walk a lot with it, but they would pick me up at 10 am or later. When I checked out at a few minutes before 10, the receptionist told me that I had to go to the office where I booked, because they already came 3 times to pick me up??? They knew my name, room and bed number so not sure why the receptionist not tried to find me when the pick up arrived way early. Not sure whether he had the chance to ask the driver who should step in, but since my backpack was as good as ready at my bed he could know it was me. So no fault, just a lack of service in my eyes, which made this a 3 star instead of 4 star. • No fun thing to meet people easily, like a pool table or table football. Would have made this hostel perfect! • Airconditioning / fan system made me sick every morning. Aft

    Reviewed March 18, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jamie from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Double
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    Exceptional”

    We stayed in the private double which was really clean and comfy. Great breakfast, good Wi-Fi, lovely staff who helped with our Vietnam visa. Nice place to stay, wasn't really that social when we were there though

    Reviewed March 09, 2019
    7.2
    Very good
    benyapa from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

    Cheap room ”

    Cheap room and good location ,can walk to night market and have many restaurant around there , but room not clean And very thin blankets , No tv , No Fridge but that’s ok for me , when I stayed there next to this hostel they have construction and make noise in the daytime so I have to wake up early and can’t sleep because that’s noise,, the man at reception he is very friendly and nice guy I forgot my iPhone at reception And I don't even know I lost my phone then 1 or 2 h pass i got back from the outside the man give me my phone back he said I put it on the table ... wow I’m very lucky to get my phone back .. Thank u so much xx

    Reviewed June 20, 2019
    2.8
    Richard from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Unfriendly staff”

    Very unfriendly staff whom whole day playing his phone rather than attending to customer. No towel provided. Water is being switch off at night until the next morning when u tell them to turn back on. They claimed that they are the cheapest hostel in town. That’s not true. A few blocks down there is a place called Chillao hostel which is much better and offer free tower and whiskey everyday. They even have a pool! It’s better to book at Chillao hostel.

    Reviewed May 25, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Virginie from Canada
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Excellent”

    The private room had no window at all, which was okay for us, but we didn’t know prior to arrival as it was not indicated anywhere on Agoda. The bed was comfy (memory foam mattress) but the AC was very very loud and leaky (water would drip on the floor until we turn it off). We had small ants in the bathroom and found a cockroach in the room, so cleanliness could have been better. Breakfast was little and simple. You get free salad and cucumbers with the breakfast but they are full of flies. The tours in the street were much cheaper than the ones sold by the hostel. Overall, it was an okay stay. Very close to night market.

    Reviewed February 22, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Jinho from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Friendly Staff and Good breakfast!”

    I had two nights in Vang Vieng and selpt in this cozy and budget hostel. It is just outside from downtown but within walk distance. The front desk staff was very friendly and helped me a lot. The private room was also clean. The breakfast was also good. And I could make a reservation to have one-day tour in this hostel. Next time if I visit Vang Vieng I want to stay this hostel.

    Reviewed February 13, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Tyler from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

    Excellent”

    Good social hostel without the party. Great beds, showers & room size (private double room). Location about 10min walk from town. Good breakfast with lots of options. Staff were alright but not very friendly. The lady at breakfast always acted strange when we asked for butter for our bread.

    Reviewed January 29, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Lauren from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Double
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Great value for money for a budget backpacker”

    For only £9 for a double room per night, this room was great value for money. Although basic, it included air con, a balcony and free breakfast. The room is clean and the bed is super comfy, almost like memory foam. The location is great, right in the centre of the town. Would recommend as a low budget hostel.

    Reviewed October 14, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Sophie from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Double
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Clean and Friendly staff ”

    Good price with air con and breakfast

    Reviewed May 11, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Glenn from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

    Clean And Tidy”

    Nice place, Good location. Clean ,tidy with friendly staff. Breakfast was good with a few different choices. Room was good with hot water, wifi, comfy bed. I had a room on the street frontage with small private balcony. Tours, buses, etc are available onsite but did mine through an outside agency. Only small problem with this hostel is it's location on Google Maps. It is in the wrong place. It's real location is a bit further down from Nana Backpackers, but most bus, tuk tuk drivers seem to know it. I can certainly recommend and would stay here again.

    Reviewed April 13, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    maxime from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

    Authentic clean mellow hostel”

    I stayed 9 days at Army Barracks. The hosts are very kind and authentic. Over time they made me feel appart of the family. Comfortable beds. nice breakfast with 6 choice to varry. hottest shower i had in SE Asia. Free whisky for the party people! it is located about 10-15 min walk from the madness which if you want a more chill laydback vibe is grreat. not a party hostel but good vibes at night to get started. i was sad to leave and recommend this hostel great price/quality ratio! A+

    Reviewed February 24, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    George from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018

    Best hostel? ”

    Army barracks is pretty good. The army theme is limited to camo print bedsheets which I found amusing. Rooms arn’t as busy as other hostels so more chance to sleep. Really clean, fair breakfast. Coffee always runs out but you cant have everything. If looking for a hostel in VV which isn’t a wild youth club, this is the one.

    Reviewed February 18, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Stéphane from France
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

    Just Perfect”

    I tried to find some bad things on that Guesthouse, but could not really. Everything is perfectly fine there, starting from its lovely and so helpfull staff. Rooms à shared toilets/bathrooms are clean and generally OK, with hot and good showers & quiet OK beds (hard to ask for more in a dorm). The breakfast is just AWESOME. I did not test the restaurant because prefer to eat outside, but they also left me prepare my own dinners some times. Really the best place to stay in Vang Vieng.

    Reviewed January 10, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Jan from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

    Good experience”

    The receptionist was really helpful and smiles a lot, everytime. Location is a bit far from the other bars which means place is quiet at night. Breakfast was ok. The noodle shop across the hostel is good though. Nearby buggy car rental too.

    Reviewed November 06, 2017
    6.0
    Peter from Thailand
    Business traveler
    Deluxe Double
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Did not stay there”

    Got into Vang Vieng earlier than expected and passing the place I decided not to stay in Vang Vieng at all. Run down city, dusty like desert Sahara, ripped open road and terrible stench of sewers. This city has issues - seriously. For that reason I drove onto Luang Prabang and might not stay in Vang Vieng again until they clean up that horrible mess all over the place!

    Reviewed January 23, 2019
    7.6
    Very good
    Erin from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    good cheap option ”

    nothing special, but good for 2 nights in VV. i had a private room - there was a bit of a weird smell, it didn't have any windows, and the bathroom could have been a little cleaner. that said, i slept better here than any other place in SE Asia so far. the bed was very comfortable and the AC/fan was perfect. Plus having no windows meant it stayed nice and dark and cool :) breakfast is OK, had the scrambled eggs and fruit both days. wasn't super social hostel, but if you want something cheap and quiet, this is a good option. staff was not very friendly, the guy checking me in barely spoke and just opened the door to my room and disappeared. minimal speaking when booking my bus ticket for me as well.

    Reviewed December 11, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Mackenzie from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe Double
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Good value”

    Army Barracks was a great stay for us -- we stayed in a private/double room and the bed was comfortable, shower was hot, and the air-conditioning was strong! The sheets were a strange material...somewhat vinyl feeling...but for a short stay it was no problem. Good location in the city, a short walk to everything.

    Reviewed December 03, 2018
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