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Encounters Hostel & Guesthouse

89, Street 108, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ranked #83 of 288 Phnom Penh B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars NEW

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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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

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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12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

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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Bonn, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We stayed in a 4 person dorm with 5 pepole (one of us sleepung on a matress on the floor). The room was clean and free of bugs and everyone had a key. The bathroom was clean, too, but was shared with the whole floor, so that sometimes you had to stand in line. The air con in the room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Basic rooms with shared (clean) bathrooms, free laundry service and helpful personnel. We got very helpful tips and good conversations during our stay. Recommended for travelers on the shoestring. Due to lack of a bar harder to meet with fellow travelers it does have a good common area though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The manager here is very friendly and helpful; giving no nonsense advice and offering a wide range of bus tickets etc. the dorms are clean with mosquito nets and individual fans for each mattress, in addition to lockers (byo padlock). Management offers a free laundry service and food/some drinks are also available. Encounters is set on a quiet street opposite... More 

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151 reviews 151 reviews
32 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Coming from Vietnam, where all the hostels in this price range are immaculate, provide computers for guest use, a tv and fridge in the en-suite rooms and good value food, this was a bit of a culture shock. The place is a bit of a curates egg - good in parts - with the best parts being that it is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

This hostel is a pretty good choice in Phnom Penh. It was fairly clean, the service was friendly and the location was alright. It's about a 5 minute walk to the waterfront. I remember the beds being a little uncomfortable but nothing to write home about. I met some cool people while I was there, so that's a plus.

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Address: 89, Street 108, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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