Found a good guesthouse in Vientiane (after too many crappy ones), called Chindamay Guest House, on Sihom Road, BanHaiSok. It's west of the strip, just where Th Setthatirat starts. (A Y-junction with a tiny gas-station, where Luang Prabang Rd meets a smaller sideroad). 6 dollar for a fairly new, fairly clean room with nice big bed and the best toilet I have seen for a long time. E-mail: [email [email protected]][email protected][/email], tel (856) 21 262125.