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Encounters Hostel & Guesthouse

89, Street 108, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Frimley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Big thank you for Robert and his lovely wife. Gave us loads of good tips, had some good conversations, met few new friends in the bar area. Hostel itself is basic but clean. Mattresses in dorms have their own power socket, mosquito net and fan. Bathrooms also clean. Secure lockers for valuables. The food might be a bit cheaper and... More 

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Poznan, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

For the first time while reviewing for Trip Advisor I have such mixed feelings. Let's start: - Good location. 5-7 minutes walk from Central Market. Close to Wat Phnom and Night Market. However the hostel is located in quite a dodgy area. - Good price (4$ for a mattress in "7-bed" dorm during the low season), although there are many... More 

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

if you want to stay here look at hostel nomads, phnom penh, as it is the same place and gives you a better idea through the reviews. stayed with rob and his hostel about 6 weeks ago and now i am on my way back. great dorms and meeting area downstairs. FREE 1 KG LAUNDRY if you stay more than... More 

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Got cheapest of the cheap dorm room ($4.50 - mattress, fan, mosquito net) but that included: -Priceless advice regarding Phnom Penh and Cambodia from well-travelled owner (or from posters dotted around) -The relief of being able to confidently book buses/tours comprehensively and cheaply -Access to Heinz baked beans and fabulous ice tea -Adorable puppy running around and very obliging and... More 

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Pak Thong Chai, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

It's a fine place to stay if you're just passing through. Large rooms with mattress pads on the floor. Each pad has its own fan and mosquito net. There are 2 bathrooms on the 3rd floor, 1 on the 2nd and 1 on the first, so be prepared to wait in the mornings. All of the lockers are on the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I stayed three nights here and found it to be a pleasant and friendly hostel. The owner Robert and his wife are very nice, and happy to help with any, and all, questions that arise from their guests. Robert gives good advice on the area, and warnings too, that should be considered. If he tells you not to take your... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Apart from the confusion over the name (Nomads? Encounters?), this is a decent bet in Phnom Penh for a cheap dorm bed. There were mattresses on the floor - the first time we'd seen this in 13months travelling), making the place feel a bit like a squat, but they were comfortable, clean, with own fan, and mosquito net. The shared... More 

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Cambrils, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I stayed my first night at the hostel. Well located. Great staff. I stayed in a mix dorm with bunk beds and bathroom. All clean. Is it true that there are other dorms with matress on the floor but still look very clean! They offered me the possibility to a pock up at the airport, wich I appreciated it and... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Encounters is excellently run by the very friendly Robert. Our dorm was comfortable and the other residents most amicable. Robert offered streetwise advice on how to see Phnom Penh, the breakfast was excellent (the best beans on toast in the country) and he efficiently organised our onward travel to Hanoi. A simple, friendly guesthouse.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in the dorm with a fan the first night and this wasn't great as it was too hot and no curtains so the room was bright from early AM so couldn't sleep. Next night moved to a dorm with AC which isn't much more to pay. Bed was clean and very comfy. Staff are lovely and helpful. Owners mum... More 

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