Thakhek Travel Lodge
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5.3
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10
Value for money5.4
Distance to city center1.5 km
Location rating4.9
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Currency exchange

  • Garden

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Standard Double or Twin Fan - Shared Bathroom
Standard Double or Twin Fan - Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Dormitory - Fan - shared bathroom
Dormitory - Fan - shared bathroom
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Economy Double or Twin
Economy Double or Twin
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Country view
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Single with Shared Bathroom
Single with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Standard Double Room with Air Conditioning
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    Agoda Reviews (86)Booking.com Reviews (160)
    5.3
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    10
    Review score
    Cleanliness5.1
    Facilities5.3
    Location4.9
    Room comfort and quality5.1
    Service5.8
    Value for money5.4
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    2.0
    Rose from Belgium
    Group
    Standard Double or Twin Fan - Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018
    Not nice”
    Smelly, humid, bedbugs and far from the centrer. Really need big ameliorations.
    Reviewed September 02, 2018
    5.6
    linda from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double or Twin Fan - Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018
    Basic ”
    Our first night we had bed bugs but the staff dealt with this well and put us in another room. The rooms aren’t especially clean and the mattress’s old. The staff are nice and the food was good. The location a little out of the way from the centre taking a good 15-20mins to walk.
    Reviewed March 07, 2018
    2.4
    Paulo
    Group
    Dormitory - Fan - shared bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017
    Worst experience in Asia”
    I stayed in about 10 different hostels/hotels/guest houses in Asia and this the worst. Not just because of cleanliness (our room was really bad) and location (far from city centet) but mainly because of the staff. They booked our sleeper bus and said the tuktuk would pick us up at 12.30am and after confirmed the time 3x with them. The tuktuk left 30min before the time they said and we lost our bus. Don't stay there please
    Reviewed December 21, 2017
    3.6
    Zakaria from Morocco
    Group
    Economy Double or Twin
    Stayed 1 night in October 2017
    bed bugs and dirty”
    don't book in this hostel bed bugs everywhere and so dirty so far along from the town which u have to takea tuk tuk with 30000 kip every timei paid but i couldn't stay there so i went to kgb Guesthouse at least is clean and u can rent a bike from the same place
    Reviewed October 21, 2017
    3.6
    Pauline from France
    Solo traveler
    Single with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017
    Bed bugs ! ”
    Travel Lodge is really taking advantage of their reputation. We had bed bugs in room n°24 and saw in the dorm too (and of what we seen, it is not a new problem). Then, people used to say it is the place to have information about the loop, but honnestly you have can find exactly the same information online. My advice : don't sleep in Travel Lodge, it doesn't worth it. But come to have a lunch and maybe meet other people for the loop. Also, countryard is nice.
    Reviewed August 17, 2017
    2.0
    Aude from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Economy Double or Twin
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017
    Not hard to get better”
    A lot of people recommend this place on internet and there is absolutely no reason, even if you do the loop. The place is expensive for what it is, far from the center (btw don't rent scooter just on the side of this hostel, apparent'y they are all broken and service is really bad). They even ask you all the time 'can you pay now' even if you are in the middle of your meal haha! Also The guys lied to us saying the hostel was full and we had to take the most expensive room, of course. We came in late after the loop so we took it to realise in morning the hostel is empty... laundry is bad also... why did I came here? Don't get here, go close to Wang Wang motorbike shop, the best place in town!!!
    Reviewed August 16, 2017
    2.0
    Santiago from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory - Fan - shared bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in June 2017
    Worst place I have ever stayed”
    The place is far from town, with basic services and no cleaning at all. Staff aren´t helpful and you feel you are paying for much more than you get!
    Reviewed July 02, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Danielle from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double or Twin Fan - Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2017
    Perfect to do the loop”
    Only place to stay for the Thakhek loop, rooms are basic but clean enough. Nice place to hang out, eat, drink, play cards and meet other loopers because there's no other restaurants around. They also rent bikes for the loop at a fairly good rate
    Reviewed June 27, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Raymond from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory - Fan - shared bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016
    Perfect place to start the loop!”
    Cool, chilled atmosphere outside with space to talk to other travellers (mostly motorcyclists). Rooms spacious and comfortable, and food is great! Can also rent your motorbike on-site to start your adventure.
    Reviewed May 09, 2017
    6.0
    Christine from Germany
    Couple
    Standard Double or Twin Fan - Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in March 2017
    very backpacker-y”
    The main house is very simple. Our room was not that nice and the bathrooms on second floor were just old and kind of used down. For one bight it's okay. The food is nice. Behind the travel lodge is a second building. A villa. With rooms for 100000. Those are greeeeaaaat! It's an beautiful island. Ask for those rooms!
    Reviewed March 22, 2017
    5.6
    Cesar from Brazil
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double or Twin Fan - Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016
    The Thakhek loop starting point”
    If you're in Thakhek, probably you're going to do the loop. This means, unless you already have everything figured out, this is the place to be. On the first night you'll meet plenty of people to give you tips or tag along. You can rent the scooters there (checked other prices in town, but ended up renting at the lodge) and get maps or help with the staff. There are definitely better value for money, but meeting people that did the loop or are about to do it make it worth staying here.
    Reviewed March 19, 2017
    4.8
    Sarah from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory - Fan - shared bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2017
    Great if you just want to do the Thakhek loop”
    Too far out of town if you are on a tight budget but perfect if you want somewhere to start the Thahkek loop from.
    Reviewed March 19, 2017
    5.6
    Lucas from Malaysia
    Couple
    Economy Double or Twin
    Stayed 1 night in March 2017
    Overestimated place”
    The travel lodge is famous for its loop planning or preparation activities but the hostel part is not good. The beds were poor, staff was friendly but nothing more and it is located about 30 minutes away from the center when walking.
    Reviewed March 18, 2017
    2.0
    Mike from United States
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory - Fan - shared bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017
    Serious bedbug infestation ”
    Don't stay here.. the food is bad the bikes are expensive and it's 2km from the center of town not to mention the bedbugs. 🤦‍♂️
    Reviewed March 02, 2017
    7.2
    Very good
    Joanna from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory - Fan - shared bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017
    cheapest place ”
    the cheapest place I could find in thakek. dorm was comfortable and quiet for sleeping. stayed before and after completing the loop. hired a bike from the shop next to it and had no problems with the bike or the shop. basic bathroom but cleanish and had hot water. very welcome after driving 4 hours in the pouring rain :) lovely staff and decent food choice.
    Reviewed March 01, 2017
    6.4
    Good
    Annabel from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory - Fan - shared bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017
    Reviews are fairly accurate”
    The reviews are fairly accurate for this one. It's not a great place to stay in terms of facilities. The dorms are a bit basic and there aren't really any curtains. The toilets were often blocked and the showers not that clean, but i can get over that stuff. For me this place was a great base for meeting people to do the Thakhek loop with. I met six others fairly easily.
    Reviewed February 22, 2017
    3.6
    Tobias from China
    Couple
    Standard Double or Twin Fan - Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017
    Run down and remote”
    We arrived at the lodge before 9 pm (our bus from the south was delayed), the bar and the (very limited and slow) restaurant were already closed and since the lodge is located at an industry-prown road quite far away from Thakhek itself, we had a hard time finding any food anywhere. The staff was´t helping much, just telling us that there is no place to go. Apart from the (handy) option to rent a bike for "the loop" directly at the lodge, there is no assistance for the tour, not even a map to take away, just an outdated one at the wall. When we returned from the loop, we spend a day in Thakhek and found that the small town is (unlike the area around the lodge) very charming, has beautiful restaurants and affordable guesthouses and dorms directly at the mekong and you can get a bike for the trip everywhere for the same price as at the guesthouse.
    Reviewed February 21, 2017
    6.8
    Good
    Vasco from Portugal
    Couple
    Standard Double or Twin Fan - Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017
    Pit stop for the loop”
    Basic hotel with good food and great environment of travelers that will do or have done the loop. You can also rent the motorbikes here, and the staff is very friendly if you have any questions about the loop. Regarding the hotel itself, it's basic and a bit far from thakek center. If you are doing the loop is very comfortable to stay here!
    Reviewed February 07, 2017
    2.8
    Floris from Netherlands
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory - Fan - shared bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016
    Two words: Bed bugs.”
    Arrived during the night from Vientiane, receptionist had overbooked the dorm room and at first did not want to put us in another room. He then put us in a private room, which was unfortunately infested with bed bugs. Checked out as early as possible and got the hell out of there. 1/10 would not go again
    Reviewed December 22, 2016
    6.4
    Good
    Rachel from Netherlands
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double or Twin Fan - Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016
    Nice!”
    Very good hostel. It is the best place to stay if you want to do the Thakhek loop.
    Reviewed December 04, 2016
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