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Lemon Lao Backpackers
Lemon Lao Backpackers
Lemon Lao Backpackers
Lemon Lao Backpackers
Lemon Lao Backpackers
Lemon Lao Backpackers
Lemon Lao Backpackers

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6

Good

75 reviews

75 reviews

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6.7

Good

Location rating score

Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Whisky Village

180 m

Ma Te Sai

180 m

Wat Mahathat

240 m

Ho Xiang Temple

240 m

Wat Hosian Voravihane

260 m

Popular landmarks
Luang Prabang Night Market

520 m

Mount Phousi

650 m

Bamboo Bridge

720 m

Royal Palace Museum

730 m

Old Quarter Luang Prabang

750 m

Closest landmarks
Provincial Hospital

230 m

Maly Pharmacy

260 m

Chinese Hospital

290 m

Children’s Cultural Centre

330 m

Calisthenics

330 m

Lemon Lao Backpackers

46 Hnuay 04, Samsanthai Rd, Ban Thong Cha Leaun, Town Center, Luang Prabang, Laos, 06000 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Town Center, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Kuang Si Falls.

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Highlights

Inside city center

Airport transfer

420 meters to Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Garden

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Laundry service

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Value for money7.2
Distance to city center0.2 km
Location rating6.7
Nearest airportLuang Prabang International Airport (LPQ)
Distance to airport4.0 km

Rooms available at Lemon Lao Backpackers

Dormitory Mixed Air Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Dormitory Mixed Bed Fan Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Lemon Lao Backpackers?

Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

What time is check-in and check-out at Lemon Lao Backpackers?

Check-in is from 01:00 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 hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Lemon Lao Backpackers?

Lemon Lao Backpackers 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 hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Lemon Lao Backpackers has a car park available for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Lemon Lao Backpackers?

Lemon Lao Backpackers does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What restaurants are nearby Lemon Lao Backpackers?

Lemon Lao Backpackers’s neighborhood is Town Center which includes popular restaurants such as 525, Khem Khan Sin Dad and Amala Restaurant.

What popular shopping places are close to Lemon Lao Backpackers?

Located in the Town Center area, Lemon Lao Backpackers is close to great shopping choices like Luang Prabang Night Market, Ma Te Sai and Kopnoi Export Promotion Center.

What are popular attractions near Lemon Lao Backpackers?

Lemon Lao Backpackers is located in Town Center area, which is famous for attractions such as Royal Palace Museum, Old Quarter Luang Prabang and Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Lemon Lao Backpackers?

Lemon Lao Backpackers is located within Town Center, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Mount Phousi and MandaLao Elephant Conservation.

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Overall rating:

6

Good
75 reviews
Cleanliness
5.3
Facilities
5.9
Location
6.7
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More about Lemon Lao Backpackers

More about Lemon Lao Backpackers

Lemon Lao Backpackers

You'll be sure to see the absolute most of sights in Luang Prabang when you stay at Lemon Lao Backpackers, right in the heart of the city center near all the famous landmarks.
Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Lemon Lao Backpackers. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Parking is provided for guests by the hotel.
The hotel provides front desk services such as luggage storage for guests' convenience. The hotel's tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Lemon Lao Backpackers. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Rooms at Lemon Lao Backpackers are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning.


Dining and things to do

Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Lemon Lao Backpackers has a range of activities that will meet your needs. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

While in Luang Prabang, take some time to venture outside of Lemon Lao Backpackers. You're sure to want to visit Alms Giving Ceremony located 1.1 km away, among the most sought-after photographs for anyone visiting Luang Prabang. Your journey through Luang Prabang can be completed with a short shopping stop at Luang Prabang Night Market located 510 m away.

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Amenities and facilities
Review score
Facilities

5.9

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

5 mentions

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Tours

Services and conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoking area

Access

  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [on-site]

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Free bottled water
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
46 Hnuay 04, Samsanthai Rd, Ban Thong Cha Leaun, Town Center, Luang Prabang, Laos, 06000
Good
Location

6.7

Airports

  • Luang Prabang International Airport (LPQ)
    4.0 km
  • Oudomsay Airport (ODY)
    90.0 km

Public transportation

  • Luang Prabang Southern Bus Station
    1.9 km
  • Luang Prabang Northern Bus Station
    2.6 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Provincial Hospital
    230 m

Shopping

  • Luang Prabang Night Market
    520 m

Convenience store

  • Chitanh Minimart
    300 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    180 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Luang Prabang Night Market
    520 m
  • Mount Phousi
    650 m
  • Bamboo Bridge
    720 m
  • Royal Palace Museum
    730 m
  • Old Quarter Luang Prabang
    750 m
  • Alms Giving Ceremony
    1.1 km
  • Wat Xiengthong
    1.7 km
  • Tad Sae Waterfall
    10.2 km
  • Kuang Si Falls
    21.2 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Whisky Village
    180 m
  • Ma Te Sai
    180 m
  • Provincial Hospital
    230 m
  • Wat Mahathat
    240 m
  • Ho Xiang Temple
    240 m
  • Maly Pharmacy
    260 m
  • Wat Hosian Voravihane
    260 m
  • Banque pour le Commerce Extérior Lao
    270 m
  • Wat Manolom
    280 m
  • Chinese Hospital
    290 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from13:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center0.2 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)15

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 5
  • Room voltage220
  • Most recent renovation2013

Reviews of Lemon Lao Backpackers from real guests

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6.0
/
10
Review score
Cleanliness5.3
Facilities5.9
Location6.7
Room comfort and quality5.4
Service5.8
Value for money7.2
High score for Luang Prabang
Rating
9+ Exceptional (2)
8-9 Excellent (9)
7-8 Very Good (12)
6-7 Good (14)
<6 Below Expectation (38)
Time of the year
Mar - May (15)
Jun - Aug (15)
Sep - Nov (12)
Dec - Feb (33)
All guests (75)
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8.7
Excellent
Dino from Philippines
Solo traveler
Dormitory Mixed Air Room
Stayed 3 nights in September 2013

Best value for the price ”

Good location, friendly staff, inexpensive cost

I enjoyed my stay a lot. This is probably the best value hostel in Luang Prabang. The staff are all nice and willing to assist. The location is excellent, not in front of the busiest street so it's quiet but close enough that it's still easily accessible. I would only suggest that they replace some of the mattresses in the fan rooms since these have been used so frequently that they give minimal cushioning. The air con rooms however we very comfortable.

Reviewed October 04, 2013

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7.0
Very good
Tim from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Dormitory Mixed Air Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2013

When Lao gives you Lemons....”

people, atmosphere, location

Look if you're looking for luxury & comfort DO NOT go to Lemon Lao. If you are looking for a cheap & cheerful hedonistic, hippy hangout with a great atmosphere in a great location, then Lemon Lao is the place to be. With cool music, hamocks & open fire by night lemon is the ultimate Backpackers hangout!!

Reviewed November 30, 2013

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9.0
Exceptional
Emily from United Kingdom
Group
Dormitory Mixed Bed Fan Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

fun, sociable and great location”

the staff/owner was amazing, location great and sociable to meet other backpackers

the owner was amazing and always there to help and socialise with all of us. He took us to the main waterfalls and anywhere we wanted to go at a really cheap rate and got involved with the activities. They were really helpful and treated us like family. Was a great place to meet other backpackers as was very sociable and dorms were clean and felt safe. Lockers available so that helped with securing valuables. The location was really good as it was just down the road from the main street and the bars. Would recommend this place to all backpackers and was recommended it by a friend that had already stayed.

Reviewed April 17, 2013

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8.3
Excellent
SIDNEY from India
Group
Dormitory Mixed Bed Fan Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

Friendly and efficient staff”

Affordable, clean and provided clean sheets and pillows. Free safety deposit boxes and water.

Liked the mixed dorm setup since we were a mixed group. the staff were friendly, accommodating, helpful and very enthusiastic with regards to activities at the venue as well as with things to do and places to see in Luang Prabang.

Reviewed October 02, 2012

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7.0
Very good
Michal from Slovakia
Solo traveler
Dormitory Mixed Bed Fan Room
Stayed 3 nights in January 2013

Great Backpacker hostel near the centre”

Friendly personal

I stayed in Spacy Lao Backpackers longer than I wanted. The best is location - not so far from the city and night market. This place is lovely - great but confused personal, clean rooms and lots of interesting people around. If you want to meet lots of people, this is the best place. But if you are looking for a quiet place - don't choose this hostel. There is a camp fire every night , so sometimes you feel like you are camping :) I really enyoed my time here :)

Reviewed February 06, 2013

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9.0
Exceptional
Daniel from United States
Solo traveler
Dormitory Mixed Bed Fan Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

Great atmosphere, friendly owners/staff”

As stated: atmosphere and staff

Stayed for two nights. The rooms are large open spaces with curtains separating the different areas. I guess it's more like a bungalow than a hostel and different from any I have ever stayed at. The linen was clean and the staff was friendly. The owner personally drove me to the station to catch a bus to Hanoi. Location is on outskirts of town, but it's a small town.

Reviewed December 14, 2012

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5.7
Stephanie from Australia
Solo traveler
Dormitory Mixed Bed Fan Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

Very good value.”

Value, location, fast wifi.

Lemon Lao has very basic facilities, but is very good value. The air conditioned dorm rooms are the most comfortable, but wifi can be accessed in the fan rooms. The wifi was very fast and reliable. Even though I arrived very early in the morning I was allowed to check in early as a bed was free, which was nice. Some of the staff members speak exceptional English, while others speak very basic English and when checking in you may get asked "what do you want?" The hostel offers good value day trips, but long distance bus tickets can be purchased cheaper in the main street.

Reviewed August 30, 2013

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7.7
Very good
Manuela from Germany
Solo traveler
Dormitory Mixed Bed Fan Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2013

Nice stay. Staff as well as other backpackers nice”

Nice staff, nice atmosphere, cheap

I enjoyed it mainly because of the fact the everyone I met there (staff and the other travelers) were so nice. It's a typical backpacker place, not too quiet but not loud, it's just the right atmosphere. Bathrooms and toilets are ok (if you can find them, takes a while till you work it out). I had one annoyingly hot night though. Stayed in a 6-share dormitory and not everyone could benefit from the two fans. But it's a cheap and friendly place.

Reviewed June 27, 2013

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6.7
Good
Damian from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Dormitory Mixed Air Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

better than expected”

nice staff, cheap and above expectation

contrary to all the reviews i read, this place isn't a big party hostel at all. got there the first night and it was real quiet. the next night i went out and all the drinking was done in the town and I believe that we were quiet when we got back in. The owner has a young family after all. The hostel itself is what you get when you're paying like £3.20 a night. Beds were fine for me, thin mattress but able to sleep on. Some other girls in my dorm complained about bed bugs but I didn't notice anything. The room was A\C'd but you didn't need it on during rainy season. Water pressure in the bathroom sink was the only real down point. Oh and a lack of plug sockets but that's just a first world problem, you can live without it. The owner seemed nice, organised my onwards travel for me and such. Overall a better experience than I had been expecting. Having said that my expectations were pretty low to start with.

Reviewed July 22, 2015

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7.0
Very good
SOURABH from India
Solo traveler
Dormitory Mixed Bed Fan Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2012

Great location but small rooms”

location...

This hotel has a character. It is very near to the city centre. Not at all noisy. Always some activity is going on. If you are a solo traveller and want to share a tuk tuk to go to a place with fellow travellers then it is a great place, since they are organizing tours etc in the hostel itself. They have a travel desk too. The staffs are good...but I found the breakfat a bit expensive. They have free internet - though keyboard signs are mostly missing ! Ideal for backpackers - but it is bit noisy. But a very interesting place to meet many people.

Reviewed August 25, 2012

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8.3
Excellent
Robin from United States
Solo traveler
Dormitory Mixed Bed Fan Room
Stayed 3 nights in January 2013

Simple hostel with great atmosphere”

friendly staff, free drinking water, fire every night, good location

This is a great place, because of the character and atmosphere, but the beds are pretty bad and there are no mosquito nets. Also, I booked a slow boat to Thailand though them and paid nearly double price.

Reviewed January 26, 2013

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2.3
Sabina from United States
Solo traveler
Dormitory Mixed Bed Fan Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2013

what a dump!!!”

dirty, old and unfriendly staff

i booked lemon lao because my bus from vientiane was arriving after 7pm and after reading reviews i thought it would be a great place to meet people. no doubt there were solo travelers staying there and i got the last bed in a fan dorm. that room hhad dirty walls and my bed didn't even have a mattress on it. i think it was a bes sized seat cushion. the toilets were down the hallway and in decent shape except that there was no roof when you went there so you got rained on. there were no sinks to wash your hands on the second level which to me is a hygiene problem. downstairs next to the check in area were two dirty and disgusting showers with cold water only. most importantly this place is quite a walk away from old town and any restaurants or bars. the next day i packed up and found a nice guesthouse with my own room and hot shower right in town. will never stay here again although i plan on coming back to luang prabang again and again. its an amazing little city.

Reviewed October 11, 2013

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9.0
Exceptional
Thi from Vietnam
Solo traveler
Dormitory Mixed Bed Fan Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

Nice dorm choice!”

Good staff, clean bathroom with hot water shower, camping atmosphere

It's more like a summer camp! U'll like it if u like dorm! Wifi good, staff great, bathroom good enough so no worries. Location good. Especially they have cheap offer to Khuangsi waterfall, which is so great! And the young guy was kind enough to bring my suitcase upstair & helped me when it's broken. Even if u don't often like dorm, this one is still a good start for u to take a glance into dorm society ;)

Reviewed March 13, 2014

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3.0
Evan from Australia
Solo traveler
Dormitory Mixed Air Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2014

Disappointing backpacker/budget accomodation”

10 minute walk to night market, cheap, nothing else!

We stayed in Luang Prabang for three nights but decided to move to another backpackers after staying only one night. This was the worst backpackers we have seen in our 3 months in SE Asia, and compared to others was poor value for money. There was no power points in the room and only one ceiling fan that did not cover all the beds. Had a bad nights sleep constantly itchy (bed bugs?) and the atmosphere was not enjoyable. The place has a rustic charm but it's not worth it. Spend the extra $1-2 and choose another backpacker or guesthouse!

Reviewed March 04, 2014

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7.0
Very good
Jessica from United States
Couple
Dormitory Mixed Bed Fan Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

Good free internet, cheap dorm beds”

fire pit, fast internet

Good atmosphere to meet people for a night. Staff aren't always around. Basic bunks - would recommend staying here for a night or two and socializing, but also splurging a bit by staying in one of the many guesthouses in town.

Reviewed December 26, 2012

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5.0
Alessandra from Brazil
Solo traveler
Dormitory Mixed Bed Fan Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2013

Cheapest backpacker place, good ambience ”

Cheap, meeting people, location

It's the cheapest place in town, not so clean but it's the price you pay It's a typical backpacker place ideal to meet people

Reviewed December 09, 2013

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7.7
Very good
Elin from Sweden
Couple
Dormitory Mixed Air Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

Laid back hostel! ”

Price, location and price

Enjoyed staying here, extended the stay by 2nights. Rooms are very basic but you can't beat a place to stay for 20k kip/night. Staff was friendly and approachable and laundry service was ace. My clothes haven't felt so clean and fresh since I started the travels 5 months ago!

Reviewed September 04, 2013

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2.3
Jake from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Dormitory Mixed Bed Fan Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2014

Do not stay!”

They have renamed themselves in agoda from spice Laos backpacker because of all the terrible reviews online. This means no one can direct you to where it is for a start. The doors do not have locks on and so anyone can come into your room whenever. A sign in German was written by an old guest warning is that the cleaning staff steal and there is nowhere to put valuables. The staff were not approachable in the sense that of you disturbed them watching tv they would be genuinely angry at you. They sent away my organised tuk tuk for my bus station connection as I did not book through them. And we're completely unhelpful to the point they just shrugged told me I should have sorted through them and sat back down to watch television. Do not stay here there are lots of other much nicer places closer to town. I have been traveling around Asia 6 weeks and this is by asia the worst experience I have had!!!!

Reviewed September 06, 2014

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3.7
Johannes from South Africa
Solo traveler
Dormitory Mixed Bed Fan Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

Cheap and awful”

Price, but you get what you pay for

This backpackers is good for only one kind of traveller: those who absolutely have to spend as little as possible, and don't have any plans for the next day. To say that it was basic would be giving it unnecessary credit. The room was barely big enough for the two bunk beds, the electic wiring looks like something out of a horror movie, there's no power socket to charge your phone, the walls are only halfway plastered, the floor is bare concrete, and the door can't be locked. The beds were pretty uncomfortable too. The mattresses were so thin, they might as well not have been there. The bathroom is similarly spartan. The toilet can't even flush, you have scoop water from a bucket. The "atmosphere" is only good if you want to party all night. Doors and windows don't close, and the place is tiny, so voices from outside carries loudly into the dorms. We were planning to get up early to see the sunrise over the Mekong, and were kept awake until after 4am by a handful of people still hanging out by the fireplace. Also, the reception person didn't seem to know who Agoda was, and it took some effort to explain that we had already paid. We ended up getting a hotel room elsewhere for £2 a night more.

Reviewed December 24, 2012

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4.3
Tomas from Czech Republic
Solo traveler
Dormitory Mixed Bed Fan Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2015

Rude staff”

Great atmosphere, good place to meet people

It's the place to be if you are eager to meet people. Otherwise you get what you pay for. Beds are like wooden planks, probably worst I slept on so far. And I travelled through whole Laos. Staff was very rude and tried to sell me very overpriced ticket on slowboat. And by overpriced I mean 10$ extra.

Reviewed February 19, 2015

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