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Backpacker Pad

Village 5, Labanseak, Banlung, Ratanakiri | Village 5, Labanseak, Banlung, Ratanakiri, Banlung, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Aarhus, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a double room for 5 dollar a night, witch sounds cheap. But both the staff and the food was terrible. They had only ingredients to max. 30% of what was on the menu. The rooms were very dirty with spiderwebs and cockroaches and the staff appeared very unprofessional. You can easily find a much better place for only... More

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Hello, how are you? I am sorry for making you upset at our hostel. Thank you very much for your important feedback. I will remember and change the ways I manage the hostel and try to better the services. I look forward to hearing the good news from your travel. Your sincerely, Sophat More

Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I stated at the Backpacker Pad for three days in March, 2014 and paid $4 per night for a double room with bathroom. The room was spartan, but for $4 it was a bargain. The good was inexpensive and very good. The manager's son in law gave me two days of touring on his motor scooter and I had a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

The rooms are very basic and not too clean but it is the standard you would expect for the price you pay. Very nice owner, well organised trips. We went trekking for two days and a night and had a very experienced, knowledgeable guide. The food is delicious too, some of the best dishes we have had in Cambodia. You... More

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Oldenzaal, Overijssel, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in this hostel for 2 nights to visit the crater lake and three of the waterfalls near Banlung. The hostel is actually one big shed in which several private rooms have been created as well as a dorm room with 4 beds next to each other (no bunks!). The private room was decent. Besides some spider webs in a... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

The room was pretty decent at the asking price of $2/nt, but the staff were terrible. I had heard that the owner was really nice, but he was nowhere to be seen the entire time I was in Banlung. The food at this place is really bad, so I would highly suggest heading into the city to Gecko's or A'dam.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

On first appearances this place is good. Rooms are clean, has a social area at the front. Near to the lake and reasonably near to town centre, however streets are very poorly lit making is difficult to go out at night and restaurant is more expensive than local options. Do not rent bikes from them. Bikes are in very poor... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Convenient location a few minutes walk off the center. Rooms are basic and safe. Many trekking trips are offered as are minibus services to Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. The owner Sophat is a really sound bloke who cares a lot about the environment and the local communities. Top choice!

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

At $4 for a room with two double beds, it doesn't get any cheaper than this. The rooms are clean but it kind of feels like a closet converted into a room. Can't expect much for the price. The food is also good. The place isn't located around the lake and with little to no lights or tuk tuks in... More

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Mataram, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We stayed with my girlfriend in december, quality/price is ok.. room stinked a little but nothing unberable.staff is funny. ANd as others commented, mr.sophat is an educted businessman that knows how to help you but his trekking is not about seing jungle or wildlife but more having a good time with really friendly guys in forest close to a natural... More

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Pakse, Laos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

at backpacker pad's you'll find a place that has everything to offer what a traveller could wish for. the rooms are basic but the beds are comfortable. with fan and shower. cleanliness is average but when you'll be back from exploring the terres rouges you'll find it very difficult to keep anything clean from the red dust that is covering... More

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Address: Village 5, Labanseak, Banlung, Ratanakiri | Village 5, Labanseak, Banlung, Ratanakiri, Banlung, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Ratanakiri Province > Banlung
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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Welcome to Backpacker PadBackpacker Pad is a family run hostel in Banlung. Mr. Sophat formally the manager of Lake View Lodge and his family have just moved to a new place which is strategically located between the lake and city center. The hostel is doing the same jobs such as accommodating, catering food and beverage, organizing tours and extreme jungle treks. The staffs are very friendly and helpful. The food is delicious. Furthermore, the hostel also provides free WiFi, pool table, DVD player and pick up from the bus station. We are Backpacker Pad staffs are very happy to welcome your stay at our place. ... more   less 
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