We arrived in a van just like the one pictured. And all these little h'mong ladies literally ran to sell us things as we got out of the car....very overwhelming....it was entertaining to watch it over and over again as others arrived. Our hotel was $8 a night so we obviously weren't expecting much.....turned out well! Place was empty so we got the best room in the house! Amazing view and decent accomodations. We found out later that the bathroom lights didn't work and we only had one tiny lamp that sort of worked :) We're still totally jet lagged though so we went to bed at 9 so it wasn't really a problem. All worth it for the view!