Arrived with 14 other backpackers to the hostel. They said they had enough room for us but they didn’t so they sent us to the “bungalos” which are same same price (15k kip). Then when we got driven 15 minutes away in the pickup truck they expected us to share twin beds with eachother. After about an hour of arguing and threatening to leave they decided to give us 7 rooms, 2 beds in each room for 20k Kip. This agreement included we bought breakfast and lunch with them the following day. After getting us drunk with some free whiskey... I woke up the next morning with 200USD gone from my wallet.... I couldn’t believe it was them at first because they truly were kind people (I thought) but I read another review where their wallet got stolen. So yes got a great price but got robbed... lol. Stay away from this place they own half the town it’s a monopoly. OH and there were dead and alive bugs all over the room. The water turned hot and cold too. Gross.
Really nice owner, collected us from slow boat & dropped us back in the morning as the lodge is 3.5km out of pakbeng but dont let this put you off.
Bungalow style room, really big, great bathroom, hot water, VERY clean, white cotton sheets on a huge comfirtable bed. Fan & felt cool all night. Owner took us for breakfast of banana pancakes at sister guesthouse syvongsack guesthouse in the morning & prepared us lunch for the slowboat. Everything you need for a quiet stay in pakbeng - very happy :-)