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Little Hostel
Little Hostel
Little Hostel
Exterior view, Little Hostel in Houayxay
Exterior view, Little Hostel in Houayxay
Garden, Little Hostel in Houayxay
Shared lounge/TV area, Little Hostel in Houayxay

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9.2

Exceptional

351 reviews

351 reviews

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9.6

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Nearby landmarks
Ban Huoeisay Airport 3.5 km
Tachileik Airport 54.7 km
Chiang Rai International Airport - Mae Fah Luang 66.2 km
Monghsat Airport 123.3 km
Louang Namtha Airport 127.6 km
Kengtung Airport 140.0 km
Nan Nakhon Airport 168.7 km
Oudomsay Airport 170.8 km
Luang Prabang International Airport 188.3 km
Xishuangbanna Gasa International Airport 192.2 km

Little Hostel

Ban Houayxay Neau. Houayxay. Bokeo, Houayxay, Houayxay, Laos, 01000 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Houayxay part of Houayxay, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Top Value

Excellent room comfort & quality

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Travel sustainable property

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Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Game room

Laundry service

Restaurants

Wi-Fi in public areas

Convenience store

Daily housekeeping

On-site entertainment

Value for money9.6
Location rating9.6

Rooms available at Little Hostel

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.2

Single Bed in Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

What kinds of entertainment are available at Little Hostel?

Little Hostel offers games room while you lounge at this property, providing travelers with entertainment value all throughout your holiday here.

Does Little Hostel offer laundry services?

Yes! Little Hostel offers laundry service at your fingertips for whenever you need your favorite outfits clean and fresh all throughout your trip. Please contact the property for more information.

How long do travelers generally stay at Little Hostel?

Verified past guests that have stayed at Little Hostel had an average nightly stay of 1 night at this property.

In which languages can Little Hostel's staff members communicate?

Little Hostel can speak up to 2 languages which includes English for guests that prefer this language. Please refer to the "Amenities and facilities" section and in the "Languages spoken" category to find out what different languages this property supports.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Little Hostel's breakfast?

64.0% of our past guest critiques have given a positive review and comments about this property's breakfast. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Little Hostel down in the review section.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Little Hostel's swimming pool?

100.0% of our past guest assessments have given a positive review and remarks about this property's swimming pool. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Little Hostel down in the review section.

What is the average rating that past Solo travelers' have given to Little Hostel?

Past solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Little Hostel an average rating of 9.0. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that past Families with young children have given to Little Hostel?

Past families with young children that have stayed at this property have given Little Hostel an average rating of 9.2. You can look up more comprehensive customer ratings and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that verified Group travelers have given to Little Hostel?

Verified group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Little Hostel an average rating of 8.8. You can find more detailed customer testimonials and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the closest airport to Little Hostel?

The closest airport to Little Hostel is Monghsat Airport, 123.0 km away.

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What people love about Little Hostel

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Dorm is also in great condition, clean, good facilities, great location between restaurants and the gibbon experience."

    Lily

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    May 29, 2023

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Rooms are clean, location is good."

    Gerda

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    July 21, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Bathroom

    "The beds were really comfy and I enjoyed the hottest shower I would have in Laos."

    Benyarmin

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    November 16, 2022

Overall rating:

9.2

Exceptional
351 reviews
Cleanliness
9.2
Facilities
8.9
Location
9.6
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More about Little Hostel

More about Little Hostel

Set conveniently in Ban Houayxay, Little Hostel offers cosy dormitory rooms with free WiFi. Various restaurants and shops can be found within walking distance. The bunk beds all come with their own personal reading light and power socket. Guests have access to a shared bathroom and toilet facilities in the building. At Little Hostel, the helpful staff at the reception are more than happy to provide any travel information and recommendations. Guests can also catch up with other visitors in the shared lounge area. For those wishing to explore the area, the hostel also provides bicycle rental services for a reasonable fee. The hotel is located opposite The Gibbon Experience where guests can enjoy an exhilarating experience, zip-lining with the gibbons in the Nam Kan National Park. A small walk brings guests to a boat cruise port, where they can spend a relaxing afternoon enjoying the sights along the Mekong River.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.9

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Thai
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • On-site entertainment
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Restaurants
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Convenience store
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Smoking area
Access
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Blackout curtains
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Ground floor available
  • Locker
  • Reading light
  • Socket near the bed
  • Toiletries
  • Trash cans

Location

Ban Houayxay Neau. Houayxay. Bokeo, Houayxay, Houayxay, Laos, 01000
Exceptional
Location

9.6

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from13:00
  • Check-in until21:00
  • Check-out from07:00
  • Check-out until11:00

Property announcements

Please inform Little Hostel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Reviews of Little Hostel from real guests

Verified reviews provided by Booking
9.3
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.2
Facilities8.9
Location9.6
Room comfort and quality9.2
Service9.7
Value for money9.6
High score for Houayxay
Rating
9+ Exceptional (91)
8-9 Excellent (43)
7-8 Very Good (17)
6-7 Good (7)
<6 Below Expectation (3)
Time of the year
Mar - May (4)
Jun - Aug (8)
Sep - Nov (1)
Dec - Feb (11)
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10.0
Exceptional
Pia
Solo traveler

Feels like home. Chill. Amazing.”

Because I had to wait for the slowboat for three days, I decided to stay in Huay Xai for the weekend. I thought there would not be anything to do in this town, but then there was Noke. Noke is the owner of Little Hostel, and she'll entertain you. She's also gonna be more than a hostel owner, she felt like a roommate to me, someone I could chill with. We watched some Netflix over the weekend en chilled. I was able to do some work in the living room, which was really nice. When more people came in, she even arranged a full on tour to a waterfall for a very low price (just the price of the tuk tuk). I have never felt so at home in a hostel, and honestly, if I had more time I would have stayed there for weeks. In terms of facilities: everything you need is there. It's also the first hostel which I actually find deserving of a 'sustainability' label, as there is a drinking water system, there are small reusable towels to use for washing your hands and Noke even makes her own mosquito spray! The hostel itself was very clean and breakfast was good. Noke will also arrange the slow boat for you at a good price.
Leaving the hostel.
Reviewed August 20, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Tim
Couple

Best owner ever”

Its very clean, it's green, and the owner is extremely helpful. You can book any trip or further travel from here, and you can even get a sim card there! Also you can get drinking water here for free. Getting into Laos can be a bit stressful, but once you are here, Nok (the owner) will help you with all kinds of solutions to relieve the stress. Our credit cards didn't work anywhere, so she drove me around on her scooter to all kinds of ATMs, and when those didn't work, she allowed me to pay via PayPal, so that I could use the cash that I had for other stuff.
Nothing, everything was absolutely fantastic thanks to Nok!
Reviewed October 10, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Ania
Couple

Hands down the best hostel I ever stayed at. Amazing value for money”

amazing hostel! Our host was super friendly and helped up to withdraw money or to choose a place to eat. all the facilities were really clean and we were able to spend a really relaxing night before our boat trip. breakfast was extremely delicious as well!
Reviewed December 29, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Francis
Couple

Had a wonderful stay, would gladly stay again.”

Nok the owner was so welcoming and helpful. She organised our 2 day boat trip and gave us great advice. She speaks perfect English. The hostel is exceptionally clean. Air conditioning and fan in room. had a great nights sleep. For breakfast we ordered Museli, fruit, yogurt and coffee which was delicious. Would highly recommend this hostel.
Nothing
Reviewed November 04, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Karolina
Solo traveler

After staying in Little hostel just for one night I felt like I could spend there a really long time. Nok is an amazing”

The place is tiny and super cosy. I felt very comfortable and taken care of. Nok and Lydia helped me with dealing with everything like a slow boat tickets, SIM card, money exchange. It was very clean and environment friendly which I loved a lot!
Nothing :)
Reviewed November 25, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Milena
Solo traveler

Exceptional”

Everything Was perfect! Girl at the reception is super nice and helpfull, hostel is lovely, clean and pro eco. They Have delicious breakfast, torch to rent (for gibbon experience), refilable water. And you can pay by card.
Reviewed January 05, 2023

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10.0
Exceptional
Christopher
Solo traveler

Fantastic hostel, a hidden gem”

By far the best thing about Little Hostel is Nok the owner. She is full of information not just about Huay Xai and the slow boat but the whole of Laos. She offers everything in an easy booking place (SIM card, slow boat, Pak Beng hotels, meals for the slow boat etc.) and she offers them all at the same price or just slightly above what you'd pay for going through the hassle of booking yourself. Her cooking is delicious and she makes everyone feel welcome. In terms of the hostel itself, it's a beautiful home, very centrally located, with a lovely space to hang out. The rooms are simple but everything is provided: towels, shower gel, a curtain for privacy on the bed, etc. There are only eight beds so I definitely recommend booking in advance especially the day before a slow boat departure.
Nothing, it was perfect
Reviewed October 02, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Elani
Couple

Exceptional”

NOK was amazing!!! Best hostel experience ever. After getting recommend on a Facebook page I instantly booked hoping for the best. It’s a little hostel in the main area of town! NOK was so attentive and friendly and felt really safe to be there! I met all the girls I’m currently travelling with still now! She helped with SIM cards, booked our slow boat and accomodation, took us to a waterfall adventure and a nice place for dinner. Up the road was a sandwich stall that made fresh food for your boat trip, laundry next door! Tuk tuks to help you get around! Perfect stay and will recommend to everyone going through to Laos. Hot water, comfy bunk beds with a private shade and chargers in beds! Loved it for my first hostel experience! Thankyou ❤️❤️
Nothing was amazing!
Reviewed August 19, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Michelle
Group

Great welcome to Laos from Thailand.”

Nok is AMAZING! Little Hostel is a tiny, (I think 8 person) hostel run by Nok in what is likely her family home, but it's bare bones basics has everything you need to launch you to the Mekong and Luang Prabang. Most importantly, Nok speaks nearly perfect English. She will make all of your river cruise reservations and arranges for SIM cards. She provides filtered water to fill your bottles, and offers breakfast and take away lunch. She's got tons of travel tips and recommendations for all over Laos too.
Because the hostel is so small, a great backpacker vibe seems to be missing. This is really just a launch pad to the river cruise though, so you're in the right place.
Reviewed September 30, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Tamara
Solo traveler

Exceptional”

i can’t recommend this place enough!!! noke was an amazing host. she helped me plan my trip to huay xai as well as booking the next part of my trip and getting a sim-card. we had a lovely time and it felt like i made a new friend! the place is very very clean and comfortable with a really nice common area. the location is great, a few minutes walking distance from everything you need. great value for money! do yourself a favour and stay here!!
Reviewed July 29, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Dominique
Solo traveler

Perfect place to stay”

One of the friendliest and most helpful hosts I met. The hostel is perfectly located on Main Street. TukTuk service from the border arrives directly in front of it - Slow boat pier transfer leaves directly in front of it. I especially loved the little seating area right in front of the place where you can have freshly prepared breakfast, sit all day and watch people or smoke. They also sell Lao SIM cards, beer, slow boat tickets, sandwiches to go, etc. so you don’t have to worry about anything. Just make sure to book in advance as it’s only 2 4-bedroom dorms.
Reviewed October 13, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Jennifer
Solo traveler

Great location, friendly staff, make it an easy starting point for Laos”

Such helpful staff, booked my boat and got a SIM card there (might be a fair bit cheaper to buy a SIM card from a mobile store but I don't know if Huay Xay has them and also they were so helpful in setting it up when my phone was playing up!) Gave good advice for the boat as well!
Nothing, everything was great.
Reviewed November 19, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Lorena
Couple

Exceptional”

Little Hostel was a great place to start our journey down the river. Nok really goes the extra mile to help with anything from booking the slow boat, setting you up with a sim card and making your stay as comfortable as possible. The hostel is very cosy and clean, and the location is great. Would definitely recommend!
Reviewed September 15, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Aaron
Couple

Exceptional”

A great one-night pre-Gibbon Experience stay, with a fantastic host. Nok helped us with a transfer to from Nateuy upon arrival and, following departure, our trip to Chiang Rai across the Thai border. Showers with incredible water pressure.
Reviewed December 20, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Ching
Solo traveler

Unique spot of Huay xai!”

The present of Nok, comfy bed, good pillow, clean bathroom, eco hostel, free water, luang prabang travel options, spaces to chill, location, clear communication before arrival, Aircon room with fan, SIM card, highly recommend!
None
Reviewed October 12, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Timothé
Solo traveler

had a very pleasant time”

Very nice and friendly host, who will help you arrange everything you need (showboat, SIM card, bus etc. ) in Huay Xai. the dorm is clean and comfy, highly recommend !
Reviewed August 15, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Antonia
Solo traveler

everything that you need :)”

you had everything what you needed and you see that it’s made with love, cause there are a lot of small little details. I really liked to talk to the owner Nok, she welcomed us very warm and friendly and we had interesting conversations with her. thanks for having us! also we got a lot of info’s about the transport to Luang Prabang and simcard.
nothing.
Reviewed August 10, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Koen
Family with young children

Exceptional”

Very nice contact with Noh, happy to be able to speak English after a long time in Thailand. We were stranded because of a not-so-daily slowboat, so she came with a great alternative to pass our waiting days. As a family, we just filled one of the rooms. Worked perfect for us.
Reviewed September 07, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Amy
Group

Exceptional”

Nok was just incredible. She went out of her way to help us with everything we needed! just stopped off for one night to break up our journey but it was the perfect place to stop!
Reviewed October 09, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Filipa
Solo traveler

Exceptional”

Best hostel ever!! Anoke is a great host, planned a hole day of sightseeing for us, took us out to dinner and in the morning of our departure, her grandmother blessed us for a good return home. Will definitely be back ;)
Reviewed August 15, 2022

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