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Encounters Hostel & Guesthouse

89, Street 108, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Poznan, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 11, 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 8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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 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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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 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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