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Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel
Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel
Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel
Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel
Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel
Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel
Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel

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7.7

Very good

139 reviews

139 reviews

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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Nang Tee Sabaidee Vangvieng

60 m

Sakura Bar

60 m

Central Climbers School

100 m

BKC Bookshop

120 m

BCEL

130 m

Popular landmarks
Nam Song River

570 m

Tham Xang

1.8 km

Lusi And Pha Poak Caves

1.9 km

Silver Cliff

3.4 km

Tham Nam (Water cave)

4.7 km

Closest landmarks
Paditchit Pharmacie

90 m

Keo Pharmacie

100 m

Vilayvanh Pharmacie

130 m

Post Office

140 m

Vang Vieng Fitness Gym

140 m

Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel

Kangmuong Street, Viengkeo, Vang Vieng, Laos, 01000 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Viengkeo part of Vang Vieng, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon. Restaurant and indoor pool are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

350 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent breakfast

130 meters to Green Discovery

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Facilities

Pets allowed

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

Swimming pool [indoor]

Bar

Value for money7.9
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportXieng Khouang Airport (XKH)
Distance to airport94.7 km

Rooms available at Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.5

Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Female Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 6 bunk beds
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Comfort Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 double beds
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Comfort Triple Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel?

          Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:30 AM. 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 Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel?

          For those who wish to drive their own cars, Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

          Is breakfast offered at Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel?

          Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 27273 LAK if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

          What are my dining options at Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel?

          Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

          What is the smoking policy at Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel?

          Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

          What restaurants are nearby Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel?

          Restaurants including Le Café de Paris Restaurant, Whopping Burger and Nokeo Restaurant are popular in Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel’s neighborhood which is known as Viengkeo.

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          What people love about Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel

          • 9.6

            Exceptional
            Location

            "Good location Good service Good views"

            pattama

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            September 20, 2019

          • 8

            Very good

            "- Good place to meet new people."

            Weeraluk

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            December 20, 2018

          • 8

            Very good
            Location

            "Perfect location!"

            khin

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            December 13, 2018

          Overall rating:

          7.7

          Very good
          139 reviews
          Cleanliness
          6.8
          Facilities
          7.0
          Location
          8.7
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          More about Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel

          More about Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel

          Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel

          Never miss a single attraction in Vang Vieng when staying at Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel. Getting around in Vang Vieng is easy when staying at this hostel, strategically placed right in the heart of the city. Experience the joy of multiple options for activities at this convenient location! Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel is a perfect starting point for numerous sightseeing and tourist choices, with a location just 5.5 km from the Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon.
          At Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hostel. Front desk service is provided at the hostel including luggage storage.
          Packing light is possible at Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel thanks to the hostel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service let you get the most out of your room time. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hostel.
          All rooms at Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel are designed for comfort. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with air conditioning. In-room entertainment amenities including the television is provided in some rooms. In some select rooms, you can find bottled water at your disposal.
          It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


          Dining and things to do

          Every day at Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel begins with a delicious in-house breakfast. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hostel, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hostel's bar.
          Apart from amenities and services, Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel goes the extra mile to make sure all guests make the most of their time. Spend some time relaxing at the hostel's pool. Get social at the hostel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


          Reasons to stay here

          Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 95% of the city's other accommodations.
          Ranking higher than 86% of the city's accommodations options, this is a great choice for location.
          Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 86% of accommodations in the city.

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          Amenities and facilities
          Very good
          Facilities

          7

          Most talked about facilities

          Breakfast

          13 mentions

          Swimming Pool

          8 mentions

          Housekeeping

          5 mentions

          Internet

          2 mentions

          Languages spoken

          • English
          • French
          • Lao
          • Thai
          • Vietnamese

          Internet access

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

          Things to do, ways to relax

          • Billiards
          • Swimming pool [indoor]

          Dining, drinking, and snacking

          • Bar
          • Happy hour
          • Restaurants
          • Room service

          Services and conveniences

          • Cash withdrawal
          • Currency conversion service
          • Elevator
          • Laundry service
          • Luggage storage
          • Smoking area

          Access

          • Fire extinguisher
          • Front desk [24-hour]
          • Pets allowed
          • Security [24-hour]

          Getting around

          • Bicycle parking
          • Car park [free of charge]
          Food and dining
          Breakfast options
          • Continental
          Location
          Kangmuong Street, Viengkeo, Vang Vieng, Laos, 01000
          Excellent
          Location

          8.7

          Airports

          • Xieng Khouang Airport (XKH)
            94.7 km
          • Wattay International Airport (VTE)
            106.4 km

          Public transportation

          • Vang Vieng Public Bus Stop
            370 m
          • Vang Vieng Bus Terminal
            2.0 km

          Hospital or clinic

          • Paditchit Pharmacie
            90 m

          Convenience store

          • K Mart
            130 m

          Cash withdrawal

          • ATM on-site
          What's nearby

          Popular landmarks

          • Green Discovery
            150 m
          • Wat Kang
            200 m
          • Nam Song River
            570 m
          • Tham Xang
            1.8 km
          • Lusi And Pha Poak Caves
            1.9 km
          • Silver Cliff
            3.4 km
          • Tham Nam (Water cave)
            4.7 km
          • Tham Loup & Tham Hoi Caves
            5.4 km
          • Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon
            5.6 km
          • Kaeng Nyui Waterfall
            5.7 km

          Nearby landmarks

          • Nang Tee Sabaidee Vangvieng
            60 m
          • Sakura Bar
            60 m
          • Paditchit Pharmacie
            90 m
          • Central Climbers School
            100 m
          • Keo Pharmacie
            100 m
          • BKC Bookshop
            120 m
          • Vilayvanh Pharmacie
            130 m
          • BCEL
            130 m
          • Post Office
            140 m
          • Vang Vieng Fitness Gym
            140 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 0-5 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
          Guests 6 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 from13:00
          • Check-out until11:30
          • Reception open until00:00

          Extras

          • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)27273 LAK

          The property

          • Number of bars/lounges0
          • Number of floors1
          • Number of restaurants1
          • Number of rooms 13
          • Year property opened0
          • Most recent renovation0

          Reviews of Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          7.7
          /
          10
          Cleanliness6.8
          Facilities7.0
          Location8.7
          Room comfort and quality7.5
          Service7.9
          Value for money7.9
          High score for Vang Vieng
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (28)
          8-9 Excellent (16)
          7-8 Very Good (14)
          6-7 Good (5)
          <6 Below Expectation (23)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (20)
          Jun - Aug (15)
          Sep - Nov (21)
          Dec - Feb (30)
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          8.4
          Excellent
          Annabel from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
          Stayed 1 night in January 2017

          I'm a REAL backpacker dammit. ”

          Originally booked somewhere else, but was persuaded to move to Real by some friends I'd made. Real ended up being my social hub in vang vieng and I stayed an extra night. Did tubing and the lagoon tour via real too. The place is a little worn and tired but the atmosphere more than makes up for it. There are small dorms with quirky names. I stayed in raddit which I think was supposed to be rabbit. I liked this hostel because had a real communal feel and the breakfast was pretty good. One of the receptionists was a bit rude to me, interrogating me to where I was staying because she hadn't seen me check in and I guess she thought I was stealing a bed??? I'd checked in with someone else and found her attitude really unnecessary, but she was fine to just avoid.

          Reviewed February 22, 2017

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Issy from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

          I love this place ! ”

          The staff here are what really make the place ! They are so so friendly and welcoming! I ended up staying five nights here !! They all new my name and greeted me like a friend everyday. The beds are by far one of the more comfier beds in Vang Vieng ! I tried out a few and was glad as to where I was staying. The place is clean and it is an excellent place to socialise and meet people. It is opposite a real good cheap restaurant and just down the road from Sakura Bar (free drinks 8-9pm). The breakfast is also really good and you can book things easily from reception. Thanks so much for a great day !

          Reviewed December 19, 2017

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Lizzy from United Kingdom
          Group
          Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

          fun hostel ”

          very social hostel. had a great stay here. if going to vang vieng I would recommend for sure. the room stunk of paint though as just been decorated. pool table is a fun touch. I didn't bother doing the bar crawl and just net them at the bars anyway!

          Reviewed December 04, 2016

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          shirelex from Bolivia
          Solo traveler
          Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
          Stayed 1 night in July 2017

          Good location, very clean, staff very informative”

          I like the atmosphere, you will meet great people, it has all you need in vang vieng, they dont serve drinks like in other hostels, but I think it's okay, there are so many places around to party

          Reviewed July 28, 2017

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Domenico
          Solo traveler
          Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
          Stayed 8 nights in March 2019

          Perfect!”

          In the center of vang vieng, the value for money is excellent. Excellent breakfast, bathrooms and rooms always clean. you have pool and billiards a disposition and in the evening the wisky is free. The people who run it are very friendly, The child are so cute! Recommend.

          Reviewed April 05, 2019

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          5.6
          Matthew from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
          Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

          Disappointing”

          I was sent to the Real Vang Vieng Backpacker Hostel 2, as the one I paid for was having a pool built. I feel this is rather dishonest, you should've taken the property down over this time, as they have different ratings! The toilet roll was left empty for a few days in the communal toilets and for some reason one of the staff tried to turn the air conditioning off an hour early in the room.

          Reviewed May 23, 2018

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Thanyarat from Thailand
          Solo traveler
          Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

          Crazy and so fun!”

          This hotel such a great to stay with in Vang Veang!!!!!! near Sakura bar, easy for walk to the river and let's chill with restaurant at river. You can walk to the cave by follow the little map ! Such a great beautiful trip!

          Reviewed July 04, 2017

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Gagan from India
          Solo traveler
          Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
          Stayed 1 night in March 2018

          Comfy Stay”

          It seemed like a party hostel on the app but it wasn't, quite and calm, very chilled and relaxed, free pool and foosball tables, pretty clean, good breakfast. staff is helpful and they offer good and VFM tour options. Best eateries and bars are just a stones throw away

          Reviewed March 31, 2018

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          8.4
          Excellent
          Jorge
          Solo traveler
          Standard Double Room
          Stayed 1 night in November 2019

          Not very fancy facilities but good value for money.”

          Very friendly staff with a lot of options for entertainment: from tours to book with them to pool and a swimming pool. Very friendly environment also with other fellow guests. Maybe the downside is they don't provide free water as many other hostels in the area. They did offer free whiskey and watermelon.

          Reviewed November 29, 2019

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          3.6
          Ciara from United States
          Solo traveler
          Standard Double Room
          Stayed 3 nights in January 2020

          Don’t stay here! ”

          The room itself was dirty. The bathroom trash can still had toilet paper in it from previous guests and a razor blade on the floor. They’re were 2 man guys working the front desk. One with glasses is very attentive. The other one with ponytail is extremely rude. Checkout is at 11:30. At 11:15 I get a knock on my door and it’s the second guy telling me it’s time to go and waits there until i walk out. Aside from all of that, I got food poisoning from there complimentary breakfast. I just spent hours in the hospital in Vientiane where they found that I had E. coli and brucella. The only thing I ate prior was breakfast at this hostel in Vang vieng. Starting feeling sick instantly. DONT stay here! There are several other hostels on the same street.

          Reviewed January 15, 2020

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Yomi from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
          Stayed 1 night in October 2018

          Great for solo travelers ”

          Booked a night here and ended up staying for 3 nights. The hotel staff were extremely friendly and helpful, the breakfast was really good and having a pool to jump in at any time of the day (with some free whisky every night in the common area) made it a really enjoyable experience.

          Reviewed October 08, 2018

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          8.4
          Excellent
          Vikram from United States
          Solo traveler
          Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

          Excellent”

          Good location. Party hostel. Acceptably clean bathrooms, showers, and beds.

          Reviewed June 17, 2017

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Blake from New Zealand
          Solo traveler
          Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
          Stayed 1 night in August 2018

          Excellent”

          Very social place with a pool and a pool table. Room was clean and beds were okay but there was a must smell and the bathroom could do with some work. Free breakfast is good as long as you like eggs

          Reviewed August 12, 2018

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Sarah from Laos
          Solo traveler
          Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
          Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

          Perfect find ”

          Accommodation here was great. Very central, friendly people and staff. Rooms and facilities were clean. Would definitely recommend staying here - The daily tubing tours at 12.30pm is a MUST :)

          Reviewed November 13, 2017

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          7.6
          Very good
          Rocio from Mexico
          Group
          Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

          I don’t know if I would recommend this hostel ”

          I will say the price is good for having a pool, breakfast and AC at night but you need to be really careful with your belongings, don’t live anything important without attention and if something is missing ask to see the cameras.

          Reviewed January 15, 2020

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          2.0
          Sirianong from Thailand
          Solo traveler
          Comfort Quadruple Room
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

          Feel bad”

          I didn't stay the real Vang Vieng Backpacker bz it full. Before I came here, I chat with the front officer by FB and comfirmation our booking and show reciept bz the expense paid in full by credit card already on 10 Oct,2015. I need sure but when I came here, the man brought me to another hotel. Why? Why? Why? Why you don't keep my booking? It was bad bad bad. I will not to book this hostel forever. They don't care customer.

          Reviewed October 27, 2015

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          6.0
          Estelle from France
          Solo traveler
          Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
          Stayed 1 night in September 2016

          Desappointed, i will choose another one next time”

          Bed, shower, locker ok Even if people come here to party, the dorms are quiet (you dont hear the music in there) Most of the staff is welcoming and nice, except for a guy who seems to be the boss and who's quite rude in my opinion. The dorm was dirty when i arrived. No soap/towel to wash and dry hands. A personal lamp would be good. I would go for another hostel if i ever come back. I had much better and less pricey previously.

          Reviewed September 30, 2016

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          6.0
          Daniel from Germany
          Solo traveler
          Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

          Very worn Hostel”

          Ants in the Rooms, really (even for Asia) hard mattresses, loud kids in the hostel all day, WiFi was not working for a long time.... The place has definitely seen better times, everything seems very worn.

          Reviewed April 21, 2019

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Nina from Croatia
          Solo traveler
          Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

          Lovley place”

          Lovley place. Good location, extremly clean, giod breakfast, kind and flexible stuff, pool and tablefootball. I totally recommend.

          Reviewed January 08, 2018

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          pierre from France
          Solo traveler
          Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
          Stayed 1 night in February 2017

          very good party hostel ”

          Friendly staff, good breakfast, nice travelers and rooms ok!

          Reviewed March 02, 2017

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