I arrived in Vientiane and had no hotel reservation. Everyone told me I didn’t need one. I went to the tourist information center. The people were really great about helping me try and find a room. They called around to the places I asked them to call and found out what rooms were available and the prices for the rooms. This hotel was my budget choice. I should have paid more, but the next cheapest room was twice as much. This room was $11. I used the toilet, but I wasn’t going to shower there. As far as the bed, well, I carry my own sheets for a reason.