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8.4
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Excellent location - Inside city center
  • MAF/Department of Forestry200 m
  • Banngkok Bank Vientiane200 m
  • Bank Of Ayudhaya Vientiane250 m
  • Joint Development Bank270 m
  • Bank of Ayudhya270 m
  • Centre Culturel et de Coopération Linguistique280 m
  • Les Champs Elysées300 m
  • Ministry of Education320 m
  • Lao Bowling Centre330 m
  • That Dam340 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Sailomyen Cafe & Hostel

    Saylom Road, Vientiane City Center, Vientiane, Laos - See map

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 36 times | 5 travelers are looking at this property right now

    ":) The owner is lovely and gave me a ride to a cafe on his way out."
    Nicole - September 21, 2018
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.3 rating for cleanliness
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 91% of guests
    • 630 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Air conditioning

    Cheaper than 98% of all properties in Vientiane in the last 24 hours

    Compared to 523 Vientiane properties at Agoda for various dates

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    Review score - United States
    9.5/10
    Value for money score
    9.0/10
    Cleanliness score
    9.3/10
    Overall score
    8.9/10
    Better than
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    Value for money9.0
    Location rating8.4
    Nearest airportWattay International Airport (VTE) - Laos
    Distance to airport4.7 km

    Rooms available at Sailomyen Cafe & Hostel

    Dormitory 8-Bed For Mixed
    Dormitory 8-Bed For Mixed
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Non-smoking
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    Dormitory 6-Bed (Mixed)
    Dormitory 6-Bed (Mixed)
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
    Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Twin Room
    Twin Room
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds
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    Dormitory 6-Bed (Male)
    Dormitory 6-Bed (Male)
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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    Double Room
    Double Room
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Bed In Dormitory Capacity 6
    Bed In Dormitory Capacity 6
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      What people love about Sailomyen Cafe & Hostel

      • 9.6
        Exceptional
        Location

        "Restaurant with live music and an amazing desert less than 5 min away."

        Jamie

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        March 9, 2018

      • 9.2
        Exceptional
        Cleanliness

        "Very clean and modern hostel a short walk from the center."

        Matthias

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        December 1, 2018

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        Cleanliness

        "The entire place is very clean and has a calm setting."

        Edward

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        September 11, 2018

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      10.0
      Exceptional

      "Cafe is cute and cosy, with just enough on the menu (and goo..."

      Clair

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      August 18, 2018

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Breakfast

      "Good beds that give you some privacy, good breakfast and WiF..."

      kirsty

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      August 18, 2018

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      Most helpful reviews for Sailomyen Cafe & Hostel
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2019
      Dormitory 6-Bed (Mixed)
      Exceptional9.6
      Great stayThis is a very nice hostel. I was impressed with the facilities. The bathrooms and rooms are very clean. The cafe is awesome and the service is A+. There was nothing I needed that was not provided. I'd definitely stay here again and recommend. The staff speak English and helped me bookings. This hostel is well worth your money
      Aliekafrom United StatesReviewed May 13, 2019
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2019
      Double Room
      Exceptional9.6
      My favoriteYou will never go wrong by choosing this hotel because it gives you the right satisfaction that you are looking for when travelling. The place is also very modern and hip which is perfect for relaxation. I can enumerate all the good things that made this hotel a perfect choice but it would be better to experience it firsthand.
      Maryfrom PhilippinesReviewed April 24, 2019
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2019
      Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Exceptional9.2
      Modern Cafe and Hostel Nice hostel with a modern looking cafe on the first floor where they serve the breakfast. It also has a small food menu if you don't feel like walking around Vientiane in the heat. It's about a 15 minute walk to the riverfront area. The beds were soft and had privacy curtains. Bathrooms always seemed clean, and showers were in separate stall so no wet floor when using the toilet. The stop for the airport bus is only a few minutes walk from the hostel. I would recommend this place!
      TimReviewed April 24, 2019
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2019
      Dormitory 6-Bed (Mixed)
      Exceptional10.0
      Vegetarian Buddhist Restaurant :)Really new and clean, great facilities although shower not always warm, really great breakfast, kind and helpful staff, amazing amazing amazing vegetarian buddhist restaurant just across from the hostel. Only big thing I would recommend is to add more seating in the front or utilize the space better. It was always full of people and hard to find a seat. Wonderful though!
      Sashafrom United StatesReviewed March 17, 2019
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 4 nights in September 2018
      Exceptional9.2
      A hostel with a touch of luxuryI stayed here for 7 nights. The beds were comfy although a little too soft for me. The breakfast was nice: Set A: bread, sausage, egg and banana or Set B: Muesli and Cornflakes with banana. For my fellow vegans, I bought rice milk and used that in the Muesli instead of the fresh milk. :) The owner is lovely and gave me a ride to a cafe on his way out. Most of the staff speak English and if they don't understand, they get someone who does. The only issue was I booked a female only dorm on Agoda and on my 3rd night, a male was put in our room. I spoke to 2 other girls there and they said they had also booked the female dorm. I let the front desk know and they apologized and I said to please not put a male in my room again. Well, the next night they put another male in there. So I said I would like to move to the all female room since this does not seem to be it. They moved me and apologized. Make sure if you are really set on a female only dorm that you specify when you are checking in.
      Nicolefrom United StatesReviewed September 21, 2018

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      8.9
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      Cleanliness9.3
      Facilities8.8
      Location8.4
      Service8.9
      Value for money9.0
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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Alieka from United States
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory 6-Bed (Mixed)
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

      Great stay”

      This is a very nice hostel. I was impressed with the facilities. The bathrooms and rooms are very clean. The cafe is awesome and the service is A+. There was nothing I needed that was not provided. I'd definitely stay here again and recommend. The staff speak English and helped me bookings. This hostel is well worth your money

      Reviewed May 13, 2019
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Mary from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

      My favorite”

      You will never go wrong by choosing this hotel because it gives you the right satisfaction that you are looking for when travelling. The place is also very modern and hip which is perfect for relaxation. I can enumerate all the good things that made this hotel a perfect choice but it would be better to experience it firsthand.

      Reviewed April 24, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Tim
      Solo traveler
      Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

      Modern Cafe and Hostel ”

      Nice hostel with a modern looking cafe on the first floor where they serve the breakfast. It also has a small food menu if you don't feel like walking around Vientiane in the heat. It's about a 15 minute walk to the riverfront area. The beds were soft and had privacy curtains. Bathrooms always seemed clean, and showers were in separate stall so no wet floor when using the toilet. The stop for the airport bus is only a few minutes walk from the hostel. I would recommend this place!

      Reviewed April 24, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Sasha from United States
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory 6-Bed (Mixed)
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

      Vegetarian Buddhist Restaurant :)”

      Really new and clean, great facilities although shower not always warm, really great breakfast, kind and helpful staff, amazing amazing amazing vegetarian buddhist restaurant just across from the hostel. Only big thing I would recommend is to add more seating in the front or utilize the space better. It was always full of people and hard to find a seat. Wonderful though!

      Reviewed March 17, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Nicole from United States
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 4 nights in September 2018

      A hostel with a touch of luxury”

      I stayed here for 7 nights. The beds were comfy although a little too soft for me. The breakfast was nice: Set A: bread, sausage, egg and banana or Set B: Muesli and Cornflakes with banana. For my fellow vegans, I bought rice milk and used that in the Muesli instead of the fresh milk. :) The owner is lovely and gave me a ride to a cafe on his way out. Most of the staff speak English and if they don't understand, they get someone who does. The only issue was I booked a female only dorm on Agoda and on my 3rd night, a male was put in our room. I spoke to 2 other girls there and they said they had also booked the female dorm. I let the front desk know and they apologized and I said to please not put a male in my room again. Well, the next night they put another male in there. So I said I would like to move to the all female room since this does not seem to be it. They moved me and apologized. Make sure if you are really set on a female only dorm that you specify when you are checking in.

      Reviewed September 21, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Yana from Russia
      Solo traveler
      Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in February 2019

      Too good for a hostel :)”

      Amazing place. The cafe is so beautiful. The beds were super comfy, curtains on each bed give privacy. The choices for free breakfast are quite limited, only 2: eggs with sausage (or ham.. some meaty item) or corn flakes with milk. As a vegetarian, I chose cornflakes and was really worried that I'd be hungry after this. However, they brought such a big bowl! I could hardly finish it and definitely wasn't hungry after that. You can also get free instant coffee for breakfast.

      Reviewed February 28, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Stewart from Indonesia
      Solo traveler
      Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

      Recommended”

      A really nice hostel at the heart of Vientiane. It comes with a free breakfast. Room and bed are clean, with privacy curtain. Recommended for sure.

      Reviewed June 20, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Clair from United Kingdom
      Group
      Dormitory 8-Bed For Mixed
      Stayed 4 nights in August 2018

      Great little place!”

      Really loved this place. Cafe is cute and cosy, with just enough on the menu (and good coffee). Beds are comfortable, private and all very clean. Rooms have key cards, lockers have keys, towel provided. Note there is 50000 kip deposit for all those items. Helped us with transport booking too. Wifi is good!

      Reviewed August 18, 2018
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Jungwon from South Korea
      Couple
      Dormitory 8-Bed For Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in July 2018

      considering it is a guest house. It was really good. I would recommend it to you.”

      The interior of the lobby is modern. I liked it. Room was clean. bed was comfotable. Shower and bathroom was clean. Staffs were kind. They give me infos for the tour too. located in the middle of the city so good to walk to anywhere

      Reviewed July 13, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Ardian from Indonesia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

      All is good.”

      Spotless clean. Towels provided, drinking water provided, breakfast provided, soap and shampoo available, hairdryer available, everything promised is there. Staff is super friendly and attentive to give everything you need. One time I've got problem with my credit card issuer after buying lunch in their cafe, they helped me solve it right away. Even the owner, mr Bic handled it himself by taking me to the bank kn the next morning. Fabulous people. Would 1000 percent recommend this hostel to all travellers.

      Reviewed July 05, 2018
      8.0
      Excellent
      Binh from Vietnam
      Couple
      Dormitory 8-Bed For Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

      Bad location but amazing otherwise”

      The only thing to complain is its far location ! I picked it specifically because its location was highly rated, but turned out: - We have to walk 7 mins to downtown! - No booking offices around! - No restaurants around! - No rental around! The staff while very nice, couldn't recommend any restaurant or scooter rental offices because the hostel was that far away. On the map it seemed close, but in reality it was so far removed from everything else and especially in comparison to other hostels. Otherwise, I enjoyed the facilities. A bit of sewage smelly but clean overall.

      Reviewed May 23, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Norbert from United States
      Solo traveler
      Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 4 nights in March 2018

      Exceptional”

      I have been backpacking since August last year, and this is one of the best hostels I have stayed at. Good location, well organized, very clean, very good facilities, super comfortable beds, good breakfast, and very friendly staff.

      Reviewed March 20, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Jennifer from United States
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory 8-Bed For Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in March 2018

      Very recommended.”

      I had a late arrival and early departure, and they were very kind and helpful even at the odd hours that I had to speak with them. The beds are more comfy that the one I have at home. Haha. Your room locks and they give you a card for access. You get a locker space with a key to keep your belongings safe when you are out and about. The bed space has a heavy curtain that you can pull across for sleeping and within the bed/unit there is a personal light, outlet, and two usb ports for charging devices. The entire hostel is nice and clean, including the bathrooms. Whomever designed and runs this hostel put a lot of time and care into it. Everything seems to be running perfectly smooth. They had a taxi waiting for me at 5am. The staff seems to care about their customers. I left before breakfast was served and I didn't get to try the cafe, but I'm going to guess that it is of quality just like everything else involved with this place. I will definitely be going back to stay there again!

      Reviewed March 04, 2018
      8.8
      Excellent
      diane from France
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

      Good to chill, cheap, clean”

      Nice hostel very clean, great bed with ur own plug curtain real comfy blanket own light. Good simple breakfast without coffee have to buy it but reasonnanle price for a very good one. I loved the music in the lobby so chill. Not on the main road, 10 min fron the night market. Staff is nice, not that much atmosogere though Good if u want or need to relax after bangkok before van vieng.

      Reviewed December 08, 2017
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Albert from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory 6-Bed (Male)
      Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

      EXCELLENT OVERALL”

      RECEPTION CAN COMMUNICATE IN ENGLISH! BED IS NICE, SOFT AND ENOUGH SPACE FOR YOU TO SLEEP. BREAKFAST IS ACCEPTABLE (FREE). TOILET IS GOOD...THE RECEPTION AT NIGHT IS VERY KIND AND FRIENDLY! EVERYTHING FOR ME IS ABOVE AVERAGE PLUS THE ITS A COFFEE SHOP MAKES IT UNIQUE...WASHING CHARGES IS CHEAP BUT ONE THING I WANT TO REQUEST IS AN "IRON"! DEFINITELY IF GIVEN THE CHANCE ILL STAY HERE AGAIN!

      Reviewed October 13, 2017
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Tee from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in September 2017

      Exceptional”

      It is a new, beautifully decorated hostel. Bit far from night market but it provide a quiet environment for you to rest. The dorm bed is superb comfy and equipped with curtains for privacy. Staffs are very helpful. Breakfast is simple yet nice. You have to pay for the coffee but trust me, the coffee is nice. Do visit this hostel or the cafe when you visit Vientiane.

      Reviewed September 16, 2017
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Xenia from Indonesia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

      Exceptional”

      + - sleeping on a cloud can't be more comfortable than these beds! - if you need a little break from super basic and some peace and quiet (the luxury of a backpacker really) then this is the place to go to - the decorations in the entire building are just really beautiful - they are very happy with you just sitting in the cafe after the free breakfast which included baby bananas without ordering extra from the cafe - good reliable wifi - - (really just tiny thing) female floor bathroom had a hairdryer but you have to go into the shower to get yourself soap to wash your hands

      Reviewed July 30, 2017
      8.8
      Excellent
      Colin from Canada
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory 6-Bed (Mixed)
      Stayed 1 night in July 2017

      Nice stay, great sleep”

      It was nice to stay off from the riverfront for a change. Also I had an amazing sleep. nice breakfast provided and it's very clean. Not your ordinary hostel, but more of a hotel feel. This place is brand new

      Reviewed July 29, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Rune from Mongolia
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory 6-Bed (Mixed)
      Stayed 1 night in June 2017

      Highly recommend this charming hostel!”

      I've been on the road for 8 months. This hostel was the best hostel i've ever stayed in my whole travel. Everything is new and super clean. Staffs are super friendly and helpful. Situated in opposite of the best vegetarian restaurant in Vientiane, in the downtown. It's very close. If you're fellow vegetarian i would love to recommend this place absolutely much. So, i definitely stay at this hostel again. Brand new, friendly and clean. Good wifi, good cafe, and good location. Very lovely place to stay.

      Reviewed June 28, 2017
      6.4
      Good
      Serajedden from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Twin Room
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

      Good hostel for a one night but no more”

      The hostel was newly refurbished to a good standard. We stayed in the private room with bathroom, which had no ventilation and the bathroom had no door, so odours from the bathroom filled the room. Most of the staff were polite and helpful, except the breakfast staff who looked like they really did not want to be there.

      Reviewed January 31, 2019
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