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Chillao Hostel

"Bathroom facilities were fine, pool was clean and available."

Steph - December 28, 2019
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Chillao Hostel

100/1 Main Street, Vang Vieng, Vang Vieng City Center, Vang Vieng, Laos, 6000 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
Property highlights
Check-in [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Wat Kang
Within 190 m of property
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Popular landmarks
Jaidee's Bar 170 m
Wat Kang 190 m
BCEL 250 m
Green Discovery 250 m
K-mart 250 m
Riverside Garden Bungalows campsite 270 m
BKC Bookshop 280 m
Central Climbers School 330 m
Paditchit Pharmacie 350 m
Island Bar 360 m
Nearby landmarks
Wat Kang 190 m
Green Discovery 250 m
Nam Song River 460 m
Lusi And Pha Poak Caves 1.71 km
Tham Xang 2.16 km
Silver Cliff 3.7 km
Tham Nam (Water cave) 4.39 km
Tham Loup & Tham Hoi Caves 5.08 km
Kaeng Nyui Waterfall 5.34 km
Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon 5.75 km
8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
  • 580 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Breakfast [free]

Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Vang Vieng in the last 24 hoursCompared to 180 Vang Vieng properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.8
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportXieng Khouang Airport (XKH)
Distance to airport94.4 km

Rooms available at Chillao Hostel

Standard Twin
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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12 Bedded Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 12 single beds
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Standard Family (4 adults)
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Family
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Basic 6 Bed Mixed Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 6 bunk beds
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4 - Bed Dormitory ( Mixed)
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 bunk beds
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10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 20 bunk beds
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Basic 8 Bed Mixed Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • 8 bunk beds
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Chillao Hostel?

    Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to Chillao Hostel?

    Chillao Hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service with prices and more information. A stay at Chillao Hostel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Chillao Hostel has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Vang Vieng with private transportation, the hostel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

    What is the smoking policy at Chillao Hostel?

    Chillao Hostel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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    What people love about Chillao Hostel

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Very nice place for stay, The staff very friendly ."

      Valentin

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      January 21, 2020

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "Hostel w dobrej lokalizacji, uprzejmy personel."

      Asia

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      March 4, 2020

    • 8.4
      Excellent

      "Nice place with everything you could need."

      Jessica

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      November 24, 2019

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    Overall rating:
    7.5
    Very good
    400 reviews
    Cleanliness
    6.4
    Facilities
    6.9
    Location
    8.6
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    What travelers say they love:
    Lovely breakfast and nice free whiskey in the evenings!
    Rita from Laos
    Couple
    More about Chillao Hostel

    More about Chillao Hostel

    If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Vang Vieng, look no further than Chillao Hostel. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

    The facilities and services provided by Chillao Hostel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. A selection of top-class facilities such as ticket service, daily housekeeping, taxi service, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage can be enjoyed at the hotel.

    29 rooms spread over 2 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as additional toilet, linens, towels, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary) can be found in selected rooms. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Chillao Hostel.

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    Most talked about facilities

    Breakfast
    28 mentions
    Housekeeping
    10 mentions
    Swimming Pool
    8 mentions
    Internet
    4 mentions

    What they offer

    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Reasonable price tuk-tuk from bus station outside town."

    Ian

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    November 27, 2019

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    Full English/Irish

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of Chillao Hostel from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    7.5
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    10
    Cleanliness6.4
    Facilities6.9
    Location8.6
    Room comfort and quality4.0
    Service8.0
    Value for money7.8
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    8-9 Excellent (32)
    7-8 Very Good (43)
    6-7 Good (25)
    <6 Below Expectation (65)
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Ian from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2019

    Good backpacker friendliness. Easy walk to everywhere.”

    Full-on welcome :-) Most helpful staff. Small adequate room with all facilities. Quiet sleep. Up stairs. Beware the slippery floor when exiting the shower.... I buggered my elbow in a nasty slip. Cold deep swimming pool. Free whisky during happy (2) hours. Good breakfast. Reasonable price tuk-tuk from bus station outside town. Vang Vieng is a full on adventure traveller town. A good place

    Reviewed November 27, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Steph from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Basic 8 Bed Mixed Room
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

    Amazing and chill place ”

    Was such a great place to stay. Bathroom facilities were fine, pool was clean and available. The manager (Chang) was also welcoming people to chillao and offering free whiskey to everyone during happy hour. I stayed in the 7 bed dorm and made some really good friends there. The workers and Chang also make it very easy to visit all the sights around Van vieng! Do recommend for future solo travelers!

    Reviewed December 28, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Jessica from United Kingdom
    Group
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

    Excellent”

    Nice place with everything you could need. Rooms are basic but have everything you could need including a hot shower at a great price. The mattresses were very hard but not a problem. The breakfast is great with lots of choice and a buffet! Staff were also great - Tranh was really helpful and friendly to help us plan the best way to do everything while in Vang Vieng.

    Reviewed November 24, 2019
    6.8
    Good
    Kim from Philippines
    Couple
    4 - Bed Dormitory ( Mixed)
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    CONVENIENT LOCATION, ENGLISH SPEAKING STAFF”

    We came from Luang Prabang when we arrived in Vang Vieng and to our surprise, the van (actually most of them) drop off right in front of Chillao Hostel. We personally chose this hostel because it was affordable and had a pool. What was a bit surprising however was that the pool was actually on the first floor, inside the gate. So swimming there actually is seen from the outside. Hahaha! The hostel was typical although I could personally say that it can make use of more tidying up as the kitchen is a bit exposed when you walk into the area for rooms. I guess the whole area is also undergoing construction because there were much debris of construction stuff and unfinished stairs/cement around. Getting around was easy because they also offered a lot of services for tourist activities. We in fact booked our van to Vientiane from them. Also, their staff are almost all foreigners too and speak English really well. Overall, it was a good place to stay in especially if you plan to party.

    Reviewed April 22, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Katharina from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016

    Great hostel, friendly staff, lovely city”

    The Chillao offers everything you're looking for as backpacker: great location in a beautiful area, veey friendly staff, delicious breakfast included and the facilities are also good! Sometimes it might get noisy in the rooms if people are partying in the common area, but earplugs can easily solve that problem... :) I had an amazing time, stayed much longer than planned and would definitely come back! Highle recommendable hostel!

    Reviewed November 02, 2016
    6.4
    Good
    Kentti from Estonia
    Solo traveler
    4 - Bed Dormitory ( Mixed)
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

    Party hostel in Vang Vieng”

    When you are travelling to Vang Vieng to have the frat party of your life (including free "whiskey") and don't care about cleanliness at all, Chillao is the place to be. I for one found the toilets were unacceptably dirty and the general cleanliness level of the shared area, dorm room, showers, pool was also pretty low. The breakfast was good, though.

    Reviewed February 21, 2020
    6.0
    Dayoni from United States
    Solo traveler
    Basic 6 Bed Mixed Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2016

    Craziness ”

    Location, price, price.

    It felt like walking into utter insanity. The music was so loud it was difficult to check in, then the girl by the speaker turned it up. As soon as the free drinks start pouring this place takes party hostel to a whole new level, one which you must lower yourself to if you don't want to be extremely annoyed with the abundant idiocy. I'm not sure how many 'happy' shakes it would take. The room was cramped. The aluminum sheets making up lockers under the bed made thunderous noises when anyone climbed up to the top bunk. Locker itself was a joke, bent door and broken latch. The bathroom in the 4 bed dorm was gross, never seen such an awful toilet seat in my life. No way I'd shower there, though the place made me want to be able to was away the filth. The massive rows of shower and toilet stalls Behind check-in were ok, depending on which one. Like being at a festival hoping that the porta potty isn't too wrecked. Party starts back up as soon as breakfast starts, so sleeping in after being kept up is not an option. For a tiny bit more money you can check into one of the many guest rooms around, enjoy the bars and many other great things about Vang Vieng, and return to a place without dealing with people who drink like fish and/or have taken too many drugs to anything but take some more.

    Reviewed March 09, 2016
    7.6
    Very good
    Petr from Czech Republic
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2019

    Relaxed hostel”

    We stayed at Chillao for 4 nights and overall, we were satisfied with our stay. The location was perfect for us and the staff were helpful. Highlights were: Good breakfast, buffet style. Not many options but it will get you through the morning/afternoon. Free lao whiskey in the evening Swimming pool was great and the water pretty clean Awesome views from the balcony upstairs A few ideas for improvement: The sheets on our bed as well as towels were disgusting even for a cheap hostel. Free drinking water upon request only. Please invest in a refill station where travelers could top up their water bottles. Even if you charge us more because of it, it will be worth it.

    Reviewed November 15, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Rita from Laos
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2020

    Great hostel for a great price!”

    We had a great time at chillao, Chang was a really helpful guy who always was there to assist with any requests we had! Lovely breakfast and nice free whiskey in the evenings!

    Reviewed January 25, 2020
    8.0
    Excellent
    Liza from Philippines
    Group
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Accommodating!”

    The staff in Chillao is very accommodating and helpful. They tried to find us for our booked Hot Air Balloon activity. Location seems to be at the very center and probably one among the favorite meeting places of tourists. No elevator though. They helped us with our bus bookings too.

    Reviewed February 06, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Phuong from Vietnam
    Group
    Standard Family (4 adults)
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Cute hostel and very friendly staff”

    Ms Nhung in hostel is very friendly. She helped us with many useful informations. Thanks so much. The hostel in center of vangvieng - very close with sakura bar - a active bar in here.

    Reviewed September 04, 2018

    Thank you so much! our valuable guest ! Hope to see you !

    Responded September 05, 2018
    Chillao Hostel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Oleksandr from Laos
    Solo traveler
    Basic 6 Bed Mixed Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Book it! You will like it for sure ;)”

    Nice and simple hostel, everything what a traveler needs is here. Clean rooms and beds, not that soft, but I like. Clean toilets and also have hot water in shower, so good after rainy day. Oh, btw the breakfast is super cool! As I said before: simple but great! Don't know if it's noizy during a night, coz I was so tired and slept like a child :D

    Reviewed August 26, 2018

    Thank you Oleksandr so much! It's wonderfull, cuz you like our hostel. We will try our best to make all guest sastified!

    Responded August 29, 2018
    Chillao Hostel
    8.4
    Excellent
    Jana from Austria
    Solo traveler
    Basic 6 Bed Mixed Room
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

    Good value for little money”

    Hostel was good, good breakfast included, wifi worked well, beds are very hard to sleep on, facilities are okay but not always clean. I can recommend it if you're looking for a nice cheap hostel

    Reviewed August 15, 2018

    Thank you for your review Your review is our motivative!

    Responded August 25, 2018
    Chillao Hostel
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Gloria from Chile
    Group
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

    Amazing!”

    Amazing staff, amazing people!! Definitely a party hostel... so if u want to party and also relax i recommend you to pay for a private room (less noisy) than the share room in the first floor were the noise is really loud. Free whisky from 7 to 11 pm!! Just amazing!! Free breakfast also amazing!!

    Reviewed March 23, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Celine from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Basic 6 Bed Mixed Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Excellent”

    While the hostel was great itself, the room was quite uncomfortable. If you have issues sleeping on a rock hard bed, then I wouldn't recommend staying here. There was also no functioning AC in my room so sleeping wasn't great. But the location is great, the staff is professional and helpful, and breakfast was really good.

    Reviewed October 04, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    elena from Russia
    Solo traveler
    12 Bedded Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018

    Very good”

    I'm stayed the hostel on one night. The staff was helpfully and responsive. Everything good, but have minus. This is creaking beds and moans neighbors drunks.

    Reviewed March 03, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Beng from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    12 Bedded Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Beach Bum”

    I like it here as it's really chill like the hostel name suggests. LOL! Recommended only if you do your own due deligence. You get what you pay for. Look after your valuables like a responsible adult would do. Small to medium sized lockers depending on what dorm room type you booked into. Breakfast is satisfactory. Reception and staff is friendly. I'm still around for few more nights if anyone is looking for a fun and laid back dude to hang out with. Just ask the reception for a dorm room where the beach bum from Singapore is staying. LOL!

    Reviewed May 09, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    saengtawan from Thailand
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018

    More than expectation”

    $5 per person i cant believe that it has a pool in front of the hostel haha. It s so lively and enjoyful with the others. Moreover, it has a breakfast for you !!

    Reviewed July 31, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Abdullah from Algeria
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018

    Chillao”

    Nice hostel to stay lovely staff . More spaces to set and chill . I recommend that you won't regret (;

    Reviewed January 07, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Tracey from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017

    Simple and Clean ”

    Basic and clean accommodation. I had a private room with a king size bed (could feel the springs unfortunately) and a wet room bathroom. It's a bit of a party hostel and can be a bit noisy but if you're not travelling with kids it's fine.

    Reviewed September 19, 2017
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