A quick list of everywhere I stayed while backpacking in Asia and my rating. Check out the best places to stay, and the places to avoid at all costs. Links to Hostelworld and Booking.com reviews coming soon!

*This post is being updated on an ongoing basis as I travel.

Super-Official Ratings Key

🌎🌎🌎 = Awesome, Amazing Stay  || 🌎🌎 = Average, Just Ok || 🌎 = Yikes, Really Bad

Where To Stay | China
Country City Accommodation Type Rating
China Chengdu Xi Shu Garden Inn Hostel 🌏🌏
🙂 Staff | Location | Value/Price

🙁 Bathroom (no privacy) | Lockers (tiny)

China Kunming Cloudland International Youth Hostel Hostel 🌏🌏🌏
🙂 Location | Value | Cleanliness (of room and bathroom) | Hot Water

🙁 Staff | Wifi (did not work)

Where To Stay | Laos
Country City Accommodation Type Rating
Laos Luang Namtha Amandra Villa Hotel 🌏🌏🌏 +
🙂 Amazing Staff | Location | Clean | Great Value for Money | Good Wifi | Free Bikes
Laos Luang Prabang Chill Riverside Hostel 🌏🌏-
🙂 Amazing Staff | Good Location | Deck on River | Amazing Breakfast (7 options) | Towels | Price

🙁 Dirty | Below Average Bathroom

Laos Phonsavan Kongkeo Guesthouse Hotel 🌏🌏🌏
🙂 Staff/Owner | Location | Clean | Great Value for Money | Nightly Fire

🙁 Loud Rooster (the reviews are real! It’s not their fault of course, but it’s funny)

Laos Vientiane PVO Hostel Hostel 🌏🌏🌏
🙂 Friendly Staff | Location | Value for Money | Cleanliness

🙁 Breakfast (cold congealed eggs, dishes washed in bathroom)

Laos Kong Lor Thongdam Guesthouse Bungalow/Guesthouse 🌏🌏🌏 +
🙂 Amazing Staff | Decent Location | Clean | Great Value for Money | Good Wifi | Free Bikes
Laos Thakhek Hotel Inthira Hotel 🌏🌏🌏
🙂 Nice Room | Air Conditioning | Towels & Toiletries

🙁 Value (good if you book at a discount) | Staff

Laos Pakse Longtham Hotel Hotel 🌏
🙂 Cheap Price | Location

🙁 Rundown | Sketchy

Laos Pakse Downtown Pakse Guesthouse Hostel 🌏 –
🙂 Owner | Value Bus Tickets

🙁 No Beds (Mats on Floor) | No Sheets | Dirty

 

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