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Niny Backpackers
Niny Backpackers
Niny Backpackers
Niny Backpackers
Niny Backpackers
Niny Backpackers
Niny Backpackers

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7.8

Very good

587 reviews

587 reviews

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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Satri Lao

10 m

Mixay Boutic

30 m

Mixay Boutique

40 m

Wat Mixay

50 m

A1 Computer

50 m

Popular landmarks
Vientiane Night Market

410 m

Mekong Riverside Park

450 m

Presidential Palace

560 m

Black Stupa (That Dam)

570 m

Wat Si Saket

630 m

Closest landmarks
Chicago Bar

30 m

Sisouk Chinese Pharmacy

40 m

Laos Traditional Show

100 m

PlaNet Online

100 m

Gecko Wines

120 m

Niny Backpackers

Mixay Village, Norkeokoumane Road, Next to Mixay Temple, Near Riverfront, Vientiane, Laos, 1000 - 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 Near Riverfront, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Patuxai.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Vientiane

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transport

Excellent breakfast

Inside city center

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Transport to airport

Bicycle rental

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Luggage storage

Laundry service

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Value for money8.1
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportWattay International Airport (VTE) - Laos
Distance to airport4.1 km

Rooms available at Niny Backpackers

Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Mixed Dormitory Bunk Beds
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 8 single beds
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Dormitory 6 People with Bathroom
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 6 single beds
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Bed In Dormitory Capacity 6
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      Frequently asked questions

      How much does it cost to stay at Niny 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 Niny Backpackers?

      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 Niny Backpackers?

      Niny 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 hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service.

      Is breakfast offered at Niny Backpackers?

      Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Niny Backpackers.

      What are my dining options at Niny Backpackers?

      Niny Backpackers features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

      What is the smoking policy at Niny Backpackers?

      Niny Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

      What restaurants are nearby Niny Backpackers?

      Niny Backpackers’s neighborhood is Near Riverfront which includes popular restaurants such as Le Banneton, Pimenton and Pricco Restaurant.

      What popular shopping places are close to Niny Backpackers?

      Niny Backpackers is located in Near Riverfront area which features shopping places such as Mixay Boutic.

      What are popular attractions near Niny Backpackers?

      Niny Backpackers is located in Near Riverfront area, which is famous for attractions such as Wat Ho Phra Keo, Presidential Palace and Wat Mixay.

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      What people love about Niny Backpackers

      • 8.4

        Excellent

        "Very kind hosts, very cheap place, and it's in a great part of town."

        Samuql

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        September 16, 2021

      • 9.6

        Exceptional

        "If I come back to Vientiane I will definitely stay here again."

        Maxine

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        February 21, 2020

      • 10

        Exceptional

        "Owners are so nice , I got accident in Laos, they helped me a lot."

        Badam

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        February 21, 2020

      Property ranking|Compared to 260 Vientiane properties
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      Location score
      8.7/10
      Value for money score
      8.1/10
      Room comfort score
      6.9/10
      Service score
      8/10
      Better than
      87
      %
      of Vientiane properties
      Better than
      81
      %
      of Vientiane properties
      Better than
      76
      %
      of Vientiane properties
      Better than
      72
      %
      of Vientiane properties
      Overall rating:

      7.8

      Very good
      587 reviews
      Cleanliness
      7.5
      Facilities
      7.2
      Location
      8.7
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      What travelers say they love:
      Good location, good service
      delong from China
      Solo traveler
      More about Niny Backpackers

      More about Niny Backpackers

      Niny Backpackers

      Unwind while staying right in the Vientiane city center during your stay at Niny Backpackers.
      The facilities and services provided by Niny Backpackers ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hostel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hostel's easy to book transportation services. The helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with services including luggage storage.
      The hostel's on-site laundry service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hostel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
      Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at Niny Backpackers. The hostel provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Niny Backpackers also provides toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


      Dining and things to do

      Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast.


      Around the property

      Take some time to explore Vientiane. Learn about the city's art history with a day at COPE Visitor Centre located 1.7 km away, where you can see collections by famous artists.


      Reasons to stay here

      This hostel scores higher than 81% of the city's accommodations on value for money
      This hostel's food and dining score higher than 83% of accommodations in the city.
      This hostel scores higher than 86% of accommodations in the city for its location.

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      Amenities and facilities
      Very good
      Facilities

      7.2

      Most talked about facilities

      Breakfast

      37 mentions

      Housekeeping

      20 mentions

      Internet

      11 mentions

      Food & Dining

      3 mentions

      Languages spoken

      • English
      • Lao
      • Thai

      Internet access

      • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Services and conveniences

      • Daily cleaning
      • Elevator
      • Laundry service
      • Luggage storage
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area

      For the kids

      • Family room

      Access

      • Front desk [24-hour]
      • Pets allowed

      Getting around

      • Transport to airport

      Sports equipment rental

      • Bicycle rental

      Available in all rooms

      • A/C
      • Complimentary drinking water
      • Desk
      • Mirror
      • Non-smoking
      • Toiletries
      • Towels
      • Wi-Fi
      Location
      Mixay Village, Norkeokoumane Road, Next to Mixay Temple, Near Riverfront, Vientiane, Laos, 1000
      Excellent
      Location

      8.7

      Airports

      • Wattay International Airport (VTE) - Laos
        4.1 km 16 min drive
      • Udon Thani International Airport (UTH) - Thailand
        66.7 km

      Public transportation

      • Vientiane Bus Station
        1.1 km
      • Northern Bus Station
        2.5 km

      Hospital or clinic

      • Sisouk Chinese Pharmacy
        40 m

      Shopping

      • Vientiane Night Market
        410 m

      Convenience store

      • M-Point Mart
        290 m

      Cash withdrawal

      • ATM
        50 m
      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks

      • Vientiane Night Market
        410 m
      • Mekong Riverside Park
        450 m
      • Presidential Palace
        560 m
      • Black Stupa (That Dam)
        570 m
      • Wat Si Saket
        630 m
      • Wat Ho Phra Keo
        670 m
      • Patuxai
        1.5 km
      • COPE Visitor Centre
        1.7 km
      • Pha That Luang
        3.5 km
      • Buddha Park
        17.8 km

      Nearby landmarks

      • Satri Lao
        10 m
      • Mixay Boutic
        30 m
      • Chicago Bar
        30 m
      • Mixay Boutique
        40 m
      • Sisouk Chinese Pharmacy
        40 m
      • Wat Mixay
        50 m
      • A1 Computer
        50 m
      • Lao Textiles
        60 m
      • True Colour
        70 m
      • Carol Cassidy Lao Textiles
        80 m
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for 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 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from12:00
      • Check-out until12:00
      • Reception open until22:30

      Getting around

      • Distance from city center1 km
      • Travel time to airport (minutes)15

      The property

      • Number of bars/lounges0
      • Number of floors2
      • Number of restaurants1
      • Number of rooms 6
      • Year property opened2014
      • Most recent renovation2013

      Reviews of Niny Backpackers from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      7.8
      /
      10
      Cleanliness7.5
      Facilities7.2
      Location8.7
      Room comfort and quality6.8
      Service8.0
      Value for money8.1
      High score for Vientiane
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (87)
      8-9 Excellent (58)
      7-8 Very Good (70)
      6-7 Good (34)
      <6 Below Expectation (67)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (74)
      Jun - Aug (55)
      Sep - Nov (53)
      Dec - Feb (134)
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      8.7
      Excellent
      Mitchell from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in October 2015

      Friendly and accommodating new management”

      Staff, location, dorms with both AC and fans

      Intro - I had a pleasant stay of several days at Niny Backpackers (I extended several times). I soon made myself at home there and made friends with the staff's adorable and inquisitive daughter. Staff - I am told that there was a recent change in management (a few weeks ago), which may mean that older reviews regarding the staff are no longer valid. I found the current staff to be friendly and helpful. Location - The place is well situated near a night market and amidst a lot of tourist activity, as well as walking distance to a number of coffee shops, the National Museum and a nice walkway along the river. In general Food in Laos is rather expensive compared to neighboring Thailand; there are a number of nearby places catering to tourists (which may further inflate the prices). For more local (and affordable food) you may need to have a bit of a walk. There is also a nice therapeutic herbal steam room nearby which I also recommend visiting (which may help reverse some of the effects of the large quantities of pork fat you are likely to eat whilst in Laos). Dorms - I stayed in the supersized dorm with countless beds but felt quite comfortable (likely because there were not too many people staying there at the time I was there). I particularly liked the thin firm mattresses and slept very well on them (but I am slightly ascetic by nature).

      Reviewed October 16, 2015

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Ooi from Malaysia
      Couple
      Mixed Dormitory Bunk Beds
      Stayed 1 night in August 2016

      Awesome stay although just for one night ”

      Niny was good and kind person, she let us check in early although we reach there at 8am. The dorm room was big enough, we have a good stay and met a lot of travelers at here. Niny helped us book the train ticket to Bangkok with good price and she was helpful, she always ready to help you if you have any problem. Her daughter was cute and wasn't feel afraid of us. Definitely I will come back to here again. Thank you Niny!

      Reviewed August 16, 2016

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Chloe from United States
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory Bunk Beds
      Stayed 4 nights in September 2016

      Great”

      Still can't quite believe how great Niny was; perfect location, very clean, good A/C, and SO cheap. If I'm ever back in Vientiane, I wouldn't stay anywhere else. (Plus the standard tickets/laundry/rental services of course)

      Reviewed September 29, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      SUJI from South Korea
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory Bunk Beds
      Stayed 1 night in January 2016

      best hostel in town ”

      clean cheap good location

      I stayed at Mixay guest house on my first day in Vientiane. I just wanted to cry as soon as I got off the taxi and saw what it looked like. I just didn't know Niny was down the street from Mixay.... way better! I'd definitely go back

      Reviewed January 31, 2016

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Shota from Japan
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory Bunk Beds
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

      My first domitory”

      In this time, My first staying is here. It was great time spending Niny backpackers. Stuff is kindness and funny. They are helpfull for me a lot. I wanna back to the domitory again. One issue is we cannot use airconditioner in our room. We can omly use it during 20:00~07:00. There is issue anytihing. I love here.

      Reviewed June 04, 2017

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      9.7
      Exceptional
      Manuella from Netherlands
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory
      Stayed 4 nights in January 2016

      Very nice hostel ”

      The staff, the price , the breakfast,

      I really enjoyed my stay at Niny backpackers hostel. The staff is so friendly. The beds are comfortable. The breakfast is good. The hostel is clean. Really value for money.

      Reviewed January 21, 2016

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Harry from United States
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory Bunk Beds
      Stayed 5 nights in March 2017

      Nice staff, ok wifi and good location”

      I enjoyed my stay at niny. The staff were quite helpful most of the time. The wifi did not work on the 3rd floor where I was staying, which I didn't like. The wifi was very slow and not very usable. The location was very good and it was a quiet dorm. I do not like the fat that someone walking in off the street gets a better deal on laundry then people staying there do.

      Reviewed March 29, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      James from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory 6 People with Bathroom
      Stayed 8 nights in September 2016

      The best Backpackers Hostel in Vientiane”

      The rooms are very clean, the location is perfect for ANY type of food required from international to local street food and the family that run the Hostel are the most lovely, helpful people anyone could wish to meet. All round 5 stars from a LONG term stayer in Niny.

      Reviewed October 08, 2016

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Analilian from Guatemala
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory Bunk Beds
      Stayed 1 night in June 2016

      Great location and really nice owners”

      I stayed here for two nights and really appreciate that the owners (Niny) are very nice people and helpful whenever they can. They rent bicycles, laundry for a good price. The price includes a basic breakfast with coffee/tea. It would be nice that they had this as complimentary during the day. The location is great! Just 5 min away the river and surrounded of lots of restaurants. Other con is that the mattress is really hard, not really comfortable. But really clean rooms, wifi, computer and aircon.

      Reviewed June 04, 2016

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      7.3
      Very good
      Brien from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in June 2015

      Good hostel to meet likeminded travellers. ”

      Staff, Cleanliness and comfortable.

      Niny backpackers was great value for money, the staff will do your Landry for you in house and you can rent motorbike or bicycle. Although the the bicycle was rather old they were at a good price. On the other hand the motorbikes were slightly overpriced, although they were in mint condition. All in all a good stay with nice atmosphere, recommend.

      Reviewed July 02, 2015

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Aurora from United States
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

      Stay here if you can”

      Great location near restaurants, market, waterfront, and temples. Staff are really sweet and welcoming. Free breakfast, showers were clean, bedding was clean too. They wash and clean immediately after a guest leaves. As a solo traveler, this place was great because people hang out in the lobby and you'll most likely meet other backpackers. :)

      Reviewed May 21, 2018

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Lim from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory Bunk Beds
      Stayed 1 night in January 2017

      Great location!”

      Niny is located a stone's throw away from the Mekong River and the area surrounding it is quite happening. It's not only near to various attractions, it also comes with a great breakfast!

      Reviewed January 20, 2017

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      8.7
      Excellent
      Natacha from France
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory Bunk Beds
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2015

      It does the job”

      location, price, quiet

      First thing first : there is no dorms of 14 and 16 people, only one giant dorm with 30 beds. That being said, I was actually surprised by how quiet and respectful everybody was in the three days I spent there, I could sleep easily. It all depends on the guests, obviously. There were only 4 showers and 4 toilets, so there can be a bit of a wait. The internet was working sporadically, but it worked. The breakfast was basic but a good way to save some money (lots of delicious restaurants in Vientiane, you might as well pay more for lunch or dinner). Location is good. Bikes to rent fo 10000 kips. Some of the staff are very knowledgeable, some barely speak English. All in all, I have nothing bad to say about the place. It does the job, a good place to sleep.

      Reviewed February 06, 2015

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Maxine from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory 6 People with Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in February 2020

      Great place to stay”

      I really enjoyed my stay at Niny's. I had a great night's sleep and the private shower rooms and toilets were a revelation. If I come back to Vientiane I will definitely stay here again.

      Reviewed February 21, 2020

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Karl from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory
      Stayed 1 night in May 2016

      Location is great”

      The location is great for solo backpackers as it is closed to open market and few tourist places. The hostel is clean nothing special as all basics are provided. With the money you pay, I guess there is nothing much to complain. I recommend people to stay there if you are on a budget traveller and meet other guests.

      Reviewed May 26, 2016

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      8.8
      Excellent
      rattanaporn from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory Bunk Beds
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

      good”

      This hostel is far from sao market (2 km) 15mins for walking good location good receptionist, staff friendly and guide the various locations for me 2.5 km to patuxay 20mins for walking So. I like this place but vientian everything is so expensive hahahaha! See you soon. ^_^

      Reviewed May 24, 2017

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Sarah from United States
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory Bunk Beds
      Stayed 1 night in December 2016

      okay for a night”

      It's okay for a night in Vientiane. There's a place to hang out outside, and a small balcony if you're in the upstairs dorm. If you're upstairs they may come ask you to walk quietly because the wood floors can wake people up downstairs. Breakfast is fine.

      Reviewed December 07, 2016

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      6.0
      Miriam from Italy
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

      Above average”

      About Niny I can say that the location is very nice, close to many tourist attractions and close to the Mekong river. Big pro is the lovely breakfast included in the already cheap price. I had some problems with the aircon. As I live in south east Asia and I know that it’s very hot, especially in a small room shared with other 4 people, when I booked the room I checked twice if there was the aircon in the room. So I decided for Niny. When I arrived during the day and I was literally liquified, I kindly asked to switch on the aircon. The guy answered me negatively telling me that they usually switch on the aircon at night time. Ok.. weird but if you say so. Around 7 pm I took a shower. Then I asked again but he said me: yes, at 10 pm! Around 9.40 I was liquified and I went downstairs saying that I can’t survive there without aircon. So finally it was on. I slept well until it stopped around 6am. The day after a new blonde guest asked for aircon and it was on already at 8pm, wtf!

      Reviewed June 13, 2019

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      8.7
      Excellent
      Sarah from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory Bunk Beds
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

      Decent budget stay”

      Quietish for a big hostel, capable and friendly staff, good location

      It's best if you book in for multiple nights straight away, as then they'll try and give you a bottom bunk in a quiet spot. Still had a bit of music and really loud snorers, but that's usually an issue in large hostels. Always bring earplugs. Staff were pretty helpful, though it was clear they made their money through commissions and services. The main lady is from Vietnam and the guy helping out (maybe part owner?) was from the Philippines, but has worked for many years in Cambodia, so the staff are pretty helpful when it comes to making future travel arrangements. The internet sucks, but not more than every other hostel in Laos. If you need average quality internet, try Joma Cafe around the corner. Don't expect great internet anywhere in Laos. I ended up booking an extra 3 nights through the hotel because my onward travel to Vietnam was delayed due to the Vietnamese New Year. Would recommend to fellow budget travellers. Price is 40,000 kip for walk ins.

      Reviewed February 05, 2016

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      6.8
      Good
      Felicia from Indonesia
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory Bunk Beds
      Stayed 1 night in April 2016

      Nice stay”

      I had a nice stay ar ninys place. I had to check out earlier in ther morning, an they prepared breakfast. Ac was cool but they turn it on after 6pm. Buttt... One girl at the dorm on the first floor had bed bugs bites and they offered nothing, no change room... Nothing. If u want to buy bus ticket, try somewhere else, it is more expensive at niny.

      Reviewed April 21, 2016

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