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Vang Vieng Rock Backpacker Hostel

"I had a great time at Rock Backpacker Hostel, I ended up extending my stay."

Josee - June 1, 2018
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Vang Vieng Rock Backpacker Hostel

Main Road in Vang Vieng center , Vang Vieng Province, Vang Vieng City Center, Vang Vieng, Laos, 85620 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
Property highlights
Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the hygiene measures
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Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Wat Kang
Within 10 m of property
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Popular landmarks
Wat Kang 10 m
Jaidee's Bar 30 m
Green Discovery 70 m
BCEL 80 m
Central Climbers School 140 m
BKC Bookshop 150 m
Nang Tee Sabaidee Vangvieng 170 m
Vilayvanh Pharmacie 210 m
Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary 210 m
Paditchit Pharmacie 210 m
Nearby landmarks
Wat Kang 10 m
Green Discovery 70 m
Nam Song River 530 m
Lusi And Pha Poak Caves 1.85 km
Tham Xang 1.97 km
Silver Cliff 3.61 km
Tham Nam (Water cave) 4.57 km
Tham Loup & Tham Hoi Caves 5.24 km
Kaeng Nyui Waterfall 5.47 km
Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon 5.72 km
7.9

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
ParkingFREE
Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • 410 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Breakfast [free]

Cheaper than 97% of all properties in Vang Vieng in the last 24 hoursCompared to 180 Vang Vieng properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.9
Location rating7.9
Nearest airportXieng Khouang Airport (XKH)
Distance to airport94.5 km

Rooms available at Vang Vieng Rock Backpacker Hostel

Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 10 bunk beds
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Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 8 bunk beds
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Standard 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 4 bunk beds
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1 Person in 8-Bed Standard Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 8 bunk beds
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Superior Double or Twin Room
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  • Mountain view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Shower and bathtub
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 bunk beds or 2 bunk beds
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Superior Double or Twin Room
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  • Shower and bathtub
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 single beds
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Single
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    Frequently asked questions

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

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

    Vang Vieng Rock Backpacker Hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 120 USD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Vang Vieng Rock Backpacker Hostel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Vang Vieng Rock Backpacker Hostel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for an additional charge. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Vang Vieng with private transportation, the hostel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

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

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

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    What people love about Vang Vieng Rock Backpacker Hostel

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Super clean, super nice facilities and super friendly and helpful staff."

      Sara

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      September 5, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Location

      "It's in a great location, really close to the main part of the town."

      Sara

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      September 5, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Location

      "It is on the Main Street which makes it super easy to go anywhere!"

      Josee

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      June 1, 2018

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    Overall rating:
    7.6
    Very good
    449 reviews
    Cleanliness
    7.0
    Facilities
    7.1
    Location
    7.9
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    What travelers say they love:
    Friendly staff and a good atmosphere with clean bathrooms an...
    Adam from United Kingdom
    Group
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    More about Vang Vieng Rock Backpacker Hostel

    When visiting Vang Vieng, you'll feel right at home at Vang Vieng Rock Backpacker Hostel, which offers quality accommodation and great service. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

    At Vang Vieng Rock Backpacker Hostel, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, convenience store, daily housekeeping.

    Vang Vieng Rock Backpacker Hostel is home to 20 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as additional toilet, locker, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your purpose of visit, Vang Vieng Rock Backpacker Hostel is an excellent choice for your stay in Vang Vieng.

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    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping
    7 mentions
    Breakfast
    5 mentions
    Internet
    1 mention

    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "I've stayed at a lot of hostels and this has been by far one..."

    Larsen

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    September 28, 2018

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    Reviews of Vang Vieng Rock Backpacker Hostel from real guests

    Overall rating
    7.6
    Very good
    From 449 reviews
    8.1Location
    7.9Service
    7.7Value for money
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    Rating via Agoda7.6
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    Cleanliness7.0
    Facilities7.1
    Location7.9
    Service7.9
    Value for money7.9
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sara from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Amazing hostel in Vang Vieng”

    I would totally recommend to anyone coming to Vang Vieng, to stay at Rock Hostel. Super clean, super nice facilities and super friendly and helpful staff. It's in a great location, really close to the main part of the town. They can also help you with anything you need (Busses, tubing and all of that stuff). Perfect for any backpacker.

    Reviewed September 05, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Steven from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    The best hostel i have stayed at by far!”

    I have been travelling SE Asia for a few weeks now and this is the best hostel i stayed at by far! Great location, great value for money people. helpful staff, delicious breakfast, brilliant local outings on offer and clean comfortable rooms. Wish we could have stayed longer! Definitely look no further if you’re going to be in Vang Vieng. Thanks .

    Reviewed September 09, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Rebecca from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Favourite hostel! ”

    The staff make this hostel amazing. What ever you need they will help you with. They are so friendly and know everyone on first name basis. The cleaners are also incredible, everything was so clean and comfortable! Best I've stayed at in vang Vieng.

    Reviewed September 16, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Adam from Poland
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in March 2020

    Typical hostel full of backpackers;)”

    It's quite good, but during my trip in SAE I was in many places with much better "value for money". There is no chance to get even a little bit intimacy here - no courtains in bed, room always full of people, a lot of people in hall. If You like crowdy, loud places where You can meet people, and comfort is last thing you need - its ok. Still: Its not expensive, and its located quite close to center of vang vieng. I found better place in city but this - its not bad.

    Reviewed March 11, 2020
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Josee from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

    Great hostel and staff!”

    I had a great time at Rock Backpacker Hostel, I ended up extending my stay. It is on the Main Street which makes it super easy to go anywhere! Beds are comfy, staff is friendly, rooms are cleaned daily, as well as the toilets. I definitely recommend!

    Reviewed June 01, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Annalisa from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Standard 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

    New hostel”

    Brand new hostel with basic facilities. Some mirrors in the bathrooms would be useful. Right in the centre of Van Vieng but away from the noisy bars.

    Reviewed December 29, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    Jannik from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

    Excellent”

    Best hostel in Vang Vieng

    Reviewed June 17, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    Dana from United States
    Group
    Single Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

    A party hostel for 18-25yos”

    The Rock hostel is a party hostel plain and simple. That isn't a bad thing if you are 18-25 or so and want to meet other young backpackers, get drunk, make bad decisions, etc. If that describes you, you'll probably enjoy this place. If you're older, or prefer a "chiller" scene, this isn't the place for you. Every night I found puke in the sinks, people come home at 3-7am after partying and are often loud. People have sex in the bunks (good for them!) but with others in the room (bad for everyone else!). The place is reasonably clean besides the messes made by drunk kids. The staff are very nice but have pretty terrible english compared to other places I've been in Laos. It took a half hour to check in because he was trying to charge me double. He finally realized he was wrong and apologized profusely but it was a bit frustrating considering every person in the hostel speaks english but the owner/main staff person. Overall, if you're looking for a place to party this might be for you.

    Reviewed November 15, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Larsen from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    THIS IS THE BEST HOSTEL EVER”

    THIS IS THE BEST HOSTEL EVER. I've stayed at a lot of hostels and this has been by far one of the top. The staff is not only fun but super friendly and nice. It was my last day in Asia and one of the best. If you want to party, stay here, end of story. Thanks for the best time guys! Can't wait to come back!!!!

    Reviewed September 28, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ashley from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Standard Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Super Friendly Staff :-)”

    Michael was a great host very friendly and fun hostel in a great location!! Will definitely be back. We stayed in private rooms which were more than adequate. The atmosphere was great with drinking games and quizzes before heading out.

    Reviewed September 12, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Klara
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    THE place to stay in Vang Vieng”

    Good breakfast and lots of young backpackers to hang out with :-) Great tours aswell and Visa service

    Reviewed June 12, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Lisa from Sweden
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Standard Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

    Great hostel”

    Great hostel, fresh rooms, nice common area and good staff. Rooms are clean and it's easy to meet new people.

    Reviewed February 21, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Adam from United Kingdom
    Group
    Single Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

    Friendly staff, lively lobby, good value.”

    Decent stay. Friendly staff and a good atmosphere with clean bathrooms and bed sheets. Although the floors were dirty, especially considering you aren't l allowed to wear shoes inside the hostel. Hard to sleep during the day as the a/c is only on between 9pm-9am, plus there was constant maintenance through the day which was very loud. But don't let any of this put you off as it's very good value for money and I would recommend to a friend.

    Reviewed August 26, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Antonio from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017

    A bit disappointed ”

    I booked my solo room before going but when I got there, the room I booked was not available thus they convince me to stay in a dormitory for 4 people. I have no choice but to take the offer though I was upset. First time I had this experience!

    Reviewed January 19, 2017
    6.4
    Good
    Hanna from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Standard Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    Not my kind of place”

    If you want a social hostel and don’t mind small dorm rooms then there isn’t much wrong with this place. Bathrooms were pretty clean considering how many people were using them. Just a bit too busy for me :)

    Reviewed February 05, 2019
    6.8
    Good
    CHWEN from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2017

    Good”

    Good facilities, free WiFi, nice company, friendly staff...a bit far from the rest of the hostel and interesting spots..

    Reviewed October 03, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Fima from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Standard Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Very friendly staff. ”

    I had a change of plans and had to reschedule a bus ticket, plane ticket, get my laundry and apply for a visa to Vietnam. The staff helped me with all of the above while being super busy with having a free whisky night.

    Reviewed March 21, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Rodrigo from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in March 2017

    Great Hostel!”

    Location is very good. The facilities are great. There's a bar and entertainment hall in the lobby. They do assist in booking for tours and bus tickets. Staff is very friendly and helpful!

    Reviewed March 24, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    George from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018

    Party place”

    Lots of people staying on each floor with few bathrooms and showers. Long queues. Bathrooms surprisingly clean considering how many people staying here. Good place to meet people, terrible place for sleep.

    Reviewed February 18, 2018
    3.2
    Symantha from United States
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

    Acceptable”

    pros: decent location, decent breakfast (good bread!),showers had decent pressure, one of the quieter hostels that doesn't blast music throughout the night so you can actually sleep. cons: My friend got bed bugs here. The staff was really helpful in sorting it out quickly but really put a damper on our trip. I don't think the rooms get cleaned as there were ants everywhere in my room (one crawled on my neck in the middle of the night) and hardened dirt on the floor that could have been scrubbed off but wasn't. We also saw a cockroach on the wall near the lockers. The prices for things at the hostel are higher than you can find around town (ex bus prices) esp water (so expensive in comparison! Almost double the regular price) When we had an issue with our bus pickup time (booked through a cheaper office), the staff called but wouldn't talk to the man on the phone at first and made me talk to him even though he didnt understand me at all. Then staff said you should have booked through us, it would have been easier for me! So wasn't too pleased by that unhelpful response. We ended up walking down to the place we booked to get it straightened out since calling did nothing. Lastly A.C. hours were also shorter than what was posted so be prepared for no a.c. around 8am. Also although it is literally painted on the wall, there in no 4th floor lounge or movie room. Just an fyi. Would definitely not stay again.

    Reviewed November 21, 2017
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