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7.8
Very good
4.4% this month
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8.6
Excellent
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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
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  • Free Wi-Fi

    Niny Backpackers

    Mixay Village, Norkeokoumane Road, Next to Mixay Temple, Near Riverfront, Vientiane, Laos - See map

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 13 times

    "Great location near restaurants, market, waterfront, and temples."
    Aurora - May 21, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 87% of guests
    Very good service
    7.9 rating for service
    • Located in heart of Vientiane

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Laundry service

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Vientiane in the last 24 hours

    Compared to 523 Vientiane properties at Agoda for various dates

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    Cheapest price score
    Couples review score
    8.6/10
    Review score - United States
    8.7/10
    Location score
    8.6/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Vientiane properties
    Better than
    95
    %
    of Vientiane properties
    Better than
    94
    %
    of Vientiane properties
    Better than
    93
    %
    of Vientiane properties
    Value for money8.1
    Distance to city center1 km
    Location rating8.6
    Nearest airportWattay International Airport (VTE) - Laos
    Distance to airport4.1 km

    Rooms available at Niny Backpackers

    Mixed Dormitory Bunk Beds
    Mixed Dormitory Bunk Beds
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • City view
    • 8 single beds
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    Mixed Dormitory
    Mixed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Dormitory 6 People with Bathroom
    Dormitory 6 People with Bathroom
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 6 single beds
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    What people love about Niny Backpackers

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Location

      "This place is close to many restaurants and river!"

      Kanyanut

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      February 21, 2016

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Staff was helpful, friendly, and welcoming."

      Christina

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      August 7, 2016

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Definitely I will come back to here again."

      Ooi

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      August 16, 2016

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Really great staff - friendly and helpful, with good English..."

    Erik

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    December 15, 2018

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    Most talked about facilities

    Breakfast
    37 mentions
    Housekeeping
    20 mentions
    Internet
    11 mentions
    Food & Dining
    3 mentions

    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "We enjoy stay here and talk with her and play with her child..."

    Kanyanut

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    February 21, 2016

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    Reviews of Niny Backpackers from real guests

    Overall rating
    7.6
    Very good
    From 666 reviews
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    Rating via Agoda7.8
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    4.4% this month
    Cleanliness7.4
    Facilities7.1
    Location8.6
    Room comfort and quality6.8
    Service7.9
    Value for money8.1
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    <6 Below Expectation (66)
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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
    4.4
    Sudipa from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    One night stay”

    The breakfast in the morning was a pro. Otherwise the rooms were not and stuffy - no privacy at all. The bathrooms - shower/toilets were unclean. There was no hot water in the upstairs showers. Close to nightmarket but far from city attractions

    Reviewed May 12, 2019
    5.2
    jessica from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    If hell was a hostel...”

    I barely know where to begin but after 23 yrs traveling, this is Top 5 worst hostels. I don’t like writing negative reviews but, the couple who run this need rules & get guests to follow them. Allowing millennials to insist they have their own fan AND the AC is ridiculous. It’s Asia, it’s hot. Do some research. Pro’s Close to night market, bus station, places to eat fried eggs, toast and banana for breakfast Cons... if a guest books a mixed dorm, don’t put them in all female. I’m female but i don’t want to listen to women un/zipping bags all night; rustling plastic bags; turning the light on/off all night. Mixed dorms are less stressful only ever toilet paper in one toilet bed bugs... I was moved to what was once a dorm but is now a room with holes in the ceiling that people walk through to get to the balcony. Very disturbing in the night beds are tiny. I’m 5’8” and my feet hang out the end bars toilet paper bins barely emptied i could go on but I want to forget it.

    Reviewed April 26, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Thanh from Vietnam
    Business traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    It's fine ”

    It's fine

    Reviewed June 21, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Elmira
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory Bunk Beds
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

    The staff was very friendly. The only thing I didn’t like is they only turn on the aircon at 10pm”

    The staff was very friendly! I forgot his name but he’s a Vietnamese guy! Very kind.

    Reviewed June 19, 2019
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    7.2
    Very good
    Klara from Sweden
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory 6 People with Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Cheap but ok”

    We choose this hostel due to the very good price of 3€. There was a lot of mosquitoes in the showers and most of the toilets did not have toilet paper. But for the price we paied this was good enough for one night. The dorms were pretty clean, the breakfast basic but ok. The staff helped us book our next bus and the hostel was close to most things we wanted to do.

    Reviewed February 01, 2019
    6.8
    Good
    Lisa from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory Bunk Beds
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    Good”

    Breakfast included, but not possible to have black coffee as they only have packet mix. Bed very hard and no windows in dorm. Each bed had plug socket. Strange flies in shower. Did allow me to check in at 6 am. No water refill ability

    Reviewed January 20, 2019
    3.2
    Ben from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory Bunk Beds
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

    Not great just so so”

    The A/C isn’t available 24hrs but only from 10pm-6am which was not mentioned online when I booked the place but they provide fans in the room. The shower heater isn’t functioning and the toilet flusher sometimes doesn’t work. The guy receptionist is busy with his gadgets all the time. Overall it’s ok but not great.

    Reviewed September 19, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Nina
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    really nice hostel”

    towel, hot water/tea/coffee, cosy bed, nice shower with hot water

    Reviewed March 28, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Szymon from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Used tampon laying 3 days in the shower ”

    There was a used tampon laying for 3 days in the shower and it seems that there is nobody cleaning anything!!!

    Reviewed February 16, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    reden from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

    cheap hostel”

    good place,location and price

    Reviewed February 11, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Ella from Sweden
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Simple and nice”

    The only thing that I think of is that the toilets should be updated. There is mosquitos and bugs in there and the toiletpaper is often gone. And soap at the sinks maybe? I would stay here again :)

    Reviewed December 20, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Erik from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Excellent”

    Great hostel with equally terrific staff. Very happy with my stay there.

    Reviewed December 16, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Erik from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Excellent”

    Really great staff - friendly and helpful, with good English. Very clean guesthouse. Nice breakfast. Great location. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed December 15, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    KENG from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Great location for budget backpack traveler ”

    Good price for dormitory room, its a bit warm during the day time without AC on, but in night time after 10 AC will be on and had good sleep.

    Reviewed November 23, 2018
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