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Temple Hill, halfway up stairs to the left about 100 m on your right side you see the Daauw Home name painted on the wall, Huay Xai Laos
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#1 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Huay Xai
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Daauw Home has beautiful wooden bungalows painted just halfway up the temple stairs to the left for 60,000 to 80,000 kip, shower and toilet inside, balcony with hammock and a relaxing terrace overlooking the Mekong River. There are also Tents for 40.000 kip. Because it is halfway up the main street only a five minute walk you feel you have actually arrived in the valleys and mountains of Laos. All profits go to their Woman Empowerment Activities for the Ethnic Minorities in the Mountains of Laos.
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Grade: 58 out of 100
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Radek P wrote a review Jan 2020
28 contributions6 helpful votes
It was very pleasurable stay. Like staying with big Lao family with so much care and love. Evenings with fire and food made Lao way-everything you try is delicious. Accommodation is very cozy and view just stunning. Whole team big thumb up.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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mtm wrote a review Dec 2019
Hong Kong, China67 contributions56 helpful votes
I was a bit disappointed by this restaurant after reading so much about it. Granted, I did not order the pizza and it might have ended differently if I did. I’ve included the picture of the “chicken curry” they served me. It was watery. The chicken was dry and hard to chew. No flavor. A few sad eggplants was all that accompanied the dish. The people were nice, but they did not seem prepared to serve me at 6pm when I was the only one in the entire restaurant. Luckily, I’ve done this enough to know to cut my losses and run as fast as possible to the next place that will serve up yummy food.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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jodi_b33 wrote a review Dec 2019
Toukley, Australia137 contributions20 helpful votes
I stayed here 2 nights and found it to be a lovely alternative to the guesthouses on the main road as it's set back a street and up high so there's a nice view from the terrace where you can buy meals. There are women, men and children all around so it felt like a real homestay. They have a fire at night and traditional cooking oven. The bungalow was perfectly comfortable and clean. No sink, just a bucket of water to flush the (western) toilet. They come with or without air con - which I didn't need as it was cold. The restaurant was better than the one I ate at with all the backpackers which took about 1.5hrs to be served! The best part is a % of $ paid goes towards supporting women and children in villages :)
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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terry h wrote a review Dec 2019
Edmonton, Canada24 contributions39 helpful votes
Drank the Kool-aid thinking this was a chance to benefit locals. Place is marketed as an opportunity to assist local woman seeking independence. Rustic doesn't begin to describe the scene. Garbage everywhere...someone's random underpants on our balcony, broken plumbing that flooded the bathroom, hot water heater didn't work, dirty bedding. Whoever is funding this place needs to get some boots on the ground FAST! As for mingling with the locals....maybe... if you could get them to put down their cellphones! Facebook is way more compelling than running a business, or so it seemed.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Alex D wrote a review Jun 2019
16 contributions31 helpful votes
I stayed in one of the bungalows at Daauw Home for 1 night prior to the Gibbon Experience on the recommendation of the lonely planet guidebook. I was there in low season and was the only visitor staying in the bungalows, so it wouldn't be fair for me to comment on the social aspects which Daauw Home seems to market itself with. However, regarding some of the criticisms in previous reviews : - yes, the rooms are very basic (with a bucket-flush toilet, cold shower, and no sink) - yes, the bed is rock hard - yes, the squadron of cockerals will wake you up when the sun rises - yes, it is more expensive than the other accommodation in town - No, there is no WiFi (other reviews have commented on the surprisingly good WiFi speed but I didn't see any login details anywhere when I stayed and WiFi was never mentioned, so they may have cancelled it) - Yes, the food takes ages (I waited an hour for my pizza) However, if you have stayed in Homestays in SE Asia before, most of this will not necessarily be a surprise to you. The only thing I will say is that food is obviously a subjective thing. However, the pizza that the Lonely Planet guidebook (and other reviewers) have recommended with some enthusiasm was just OK. It a very thin and very crispy base, and the topping was OK but I didn't think was anything to write home about. That said, the staff member who checked me in and served me in the restaurant was very nice and the family seem like perfectly friendly people. Overall, if you have enjoyed staying at Homestays before, or have read-up on the realities of Homestays and decided you still want to do one, then you will probably find Daauw authentic and charming, and be glad you paid a bit more to support a good cause. However, if you are looking to sleep-in in a room with all the usual hotel/hostel amenities and access to quick food, this definitely isn't the place for you.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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riri25 wrote a review Jun 2019
Beirut, Lebanon126 contributions76 helpful votes
Lara arranged for us to stay in nearby B&B because DAAUW house was full but we had dinner there. It is an amazing place with an amazing story. Lara, a Dutch lady, had helped women in the village to develop this place! inspirational work. Even if you dont manage to stay there, go there for a meal or a drink.. it is amazing!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Nigel wrote a review Feb 2019
Barnstaple, United Kingdom10 contributions7 helpful votes
We loved our short stay in our own little bungalow with a bathroom and a balcony complete with hammock. Yes, it was a little rustic but for us that was part of the charm. The women working there were shy but friendly and keen to help. We had a really lovely vegetable pizza and enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Easily Satisfied By The Best wrote a review Feb 2019
Vancouver, Canada21 contributions8 helpful votes
I really, really don’t want to say something negative about this place as it’s trying to raise money for a good cause. However, they are so poorly organized and unresponsive to emails, they don’t deserve the business. Despite all these clear warning signs, we still chose to give it a try...but it just got worse. The bed was a rock...and this is compared to sleeping in many other hard beds in SEA. There was no sink in the bathroom, and the linen was smelly. One shining light was the pizza from their restaurant. They might consider focusing their energy on earning money as a pizza restaurant since its something they do well and there are tourists who will gladly pay for it. But here too they need to get faster and more focused for this to work. My suggestion is to do research into their charitable program, and if you approve, donate to the cause. But do not stay here.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Susan wrote a review Jan 2019
Unterschleissheim, Germany65 contributions
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Lovely place with nice bungalows and restaurant. Great community and everything they earn is supposed to be for the project. The food is really good and nice common area with fireplace. I stayed in a bungalow for one night which was really nice with terasse and hammock and own bathroom.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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LEONOR MATOS wrote a review Jan 2019
22 contributions3 helpful votes
Hi!!! We stayed in daauw Village and its a experience you cant skip: volunteering with kids, cooking, talking, helping, eating, ... Bring your best mood and help this community! You Can also eat at the restaurant or buy local goods/bags/ etc.... Show up! Warmly welcome!! 😊
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Daauw Home
Which popular attractions are close to Daauw Home?
Nearby attractions include Wat Chomkao Manilat (0.2 km) and Museum Of Old Pictures Telling The Story Of Chiang Khong (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Daauw Home?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Daauw Home?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Daauw Home?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jam House Restaurant, Cafe' de Lao, and Terrasse Restaurant & Chill Place.
Are there any historical sites close to Daauw Home?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Old Town Chiangkhong (2.5 km).