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Encounters Hostel & Guesthouse

89, Street 108, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ranked #89 of 255 Phnom Penh B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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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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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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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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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

I would agree generally with the majority of comments made about the hostel-to be honest it was a decent enough place-basic but good location. WARNING!!! When we first arrived we were told by Martin that we should not take our bags out at night as there had been a number of people who had had their bags snatched. On this... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011 via mobile

Location is pretty good, short walk to river, markets, restaurants and bars. Friendly and informative host. Very simple, sleeping on the matrace on the floor. Rooms no windows, just dorm. Shower dirty, no warm water!!! No fresh towels daily, free washing if u stay two nights + Cheaper breakfast in MEKONG RIVER bar, 10 min walk from this place along... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

We were delighted to stay in this hostel on our travels through Cambodia. It wa nice and clean, Martin the manager is excellent. Great help and advice and he knows Cambodia really well. Nice to have a biased opinion of everything. His team are great, always smiling and willing to help. Food is available, a nice drinks system is available... More

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Address: 89, Street 108, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
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