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Niny Backpackers

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

Maxine - February 21, 2020
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Niny Backpackers

Mixay Village, Norkeokoumane Road, Next to Mixay Temple, Near Riverfront, Vientiane, Laos, 1000 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
Property highlights
Front desk [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Vientiane Night Market
Within 410 m of property
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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
8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Vientiane

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Vientiane in the last 24 hoursCompared to 324 Vientiane properties at Agoda for various dates
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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      Apartment Capacity 6
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        Bed In Dormitory Capacity 6
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          Frequently asked questions

          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.

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          What people love about Niny Backpackers

          • 8.0
            Very good
            Staff 

            "Staff were very accomodating and location really great."

            Isabella

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            December 14, 2019

          • 7.2
            Very good

            "We choose this hostel due to the very good price of 3€."

            Klara

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            February 1, 2019

          • 8.4
            Excellent
            Cleanliness

            "First of all, clean beds and great location."

            Zhitikhina

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            January 24, 2019

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          8.7/10
          Value for money score
          8.1/10
          Room comfort score
          6.9/10
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          Overall rating:
          7.8
          Very good
          586 reviews
          Cleanliness
          7.5
          Facilities
          7.2
          Location
          8.7
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          What travelers say they love:
          The dorms were pretty clean, the breakfast basic but ok.
          Klara from Sweden
          Solo traveler
          More about Niny Backpackers

          More about Niny Backpackers

          Conveniently located in Vientiane, Niny Backpackers is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. Only 1 km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

          Niny Backpackers offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. Top features of the hotel include free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas.

          Step into one of 6 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as mirror, towels, internet access – wireless, air conditioning, desk which can be found in some rooms. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your reason for visiting Vientiane, the Niny Backpackers is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.

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          Most talked about facilities

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

          What they offer

          8.4
          Excellent
          Breakfast

          "Even the breakfast included, which I kindly appreciated."

          Zhitikhina

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          January 24, 2019

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          Reviews of Niny Backpackers from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          7.8
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          10
          Cleanliness7.5
          Facilities7.2
          Location8.7
          Room comfort and quality6.8
          Service8.0
          Value for money8.1
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          8-9 Excellent (57)
          7-8 Very Good (70)
          6-7 Good (34)
          <6 Below Expectation (67)
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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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