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LAOS has no cheap accomodations? all 10 dollars above?

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1. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 8y

I'm going to start with the capital and maybe I'll end my LAOS tour there. I heard the land borders from THAILAND TO BURMA ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED. I JUST HOPE i can get to MYANNMAR FROM LAOS.

CAN SOMEONE HELP ME WITH MY QUESTION... I ASSUME THERE ARE NO DORM ROOMS IN LAOS.

2. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 8y

There are no dorm rooms in Laos but theres cheap accomodation available....

Vientiane has plenty cheap accomodation - around 5 dollars. i recommend the Joe Guest House by the Mekong river on the main tourist drag, its a nice place, comfortable and great location for 5 dollars a night single, shared (very clean) baths... Luang Prabang gets a little more expensive - around 10 dollars, but possibly less if you arrive early and snap up a good cheap place or share with other travellers.... 7 - 8 dollars a night rooms u have to wander off Thanon SIsavangvong, the main tourist drag, into the smaller streets beside it.... Vang Viengs the cheapest, being a backpacker ghetto, and u could try for 2 to 3 dollars here...

the only problem about accomodation in Laos is that the good/cheap places tend to fill up quite fast, so u might have to hunt around a bit.. otherwise its not too expensive and excellent value too! on average i think for a single room, no bath u can expect to pay around 6 dollars in Laos, if u stick to budget places... all places have budget options, sometimes u just have to hunt for them a bit...

3. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 8y

Thats nice to hear.

4. Posted by jumper (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

[quote=Swept Away]I'm going to start with the capital and maybe I'll end my LAOS tour there. I heard the land borders from THAILAND TO BURMA ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED.

Can anyone give some more information about the land border being closed. i am travelling to Myanmar from Chiang Mai tomorrow to do a visa run????

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