Meanwhile, it doesn't seem like its wise to skip Luang Prabang, besides, I have found and booked to this accomodation for $5.00/night (which is, while not as expected, not too pricey just as well).
I am subscribed to tripit, and my booking is sent to me over email, with a link to my google maps on where it is.
Upon my arrival in Luang Prabang, I had looked into the email, and it launched my maps; It was pointing to Luang Prabang backpacker though (which I thought was probably an older or alternative name). Apparently, when i got to the placemark, Luang Prabang is not the same guesthouse.
It was quite a headache looking for the guesthouse, until it was turning dark, and I thought about looking somewhere close instead; I'm tired of the 6hour winding trip, plus I was seated at the rear next to the luggages, so it wasn't comfortable in any way.
The cheapest I've found within the area where I was at is Merry II. They had a sign in front of the guesthouse about the room rates (published 50K up), which I was able to bargain for 40,000 since I am alone.
During the night, I walked around the night market, and on my way back, spotted the sign for Spicy Laos. Also, reading online, some articles, and as recent as June 2014, said that they paid 25,000 for a fan dorm.
The next day, I decided to check out spicy Laos, just for the heck of it. Indeed, there was a 25,000 dorm, so I decided to move (and just in case i enjoy Luang Prabang).
The beds were comfortable, plus the dorms had their own toilet inside, so no need to get out of the room.
Water refill is available, and clothesline for me to do my own laundry. Best news is that there are no bedbugs,
This post is part of the #limbonisASIA trip. See link for more stories, detailed expenses and itinerary
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