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Velkommen Backpackers

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17 st 144 | Riverside, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here as well as the guesthouse across the street, and both were good experiences. I stayed in the dorm on the top floor. There were about 6 bunk beds and two bathrooms. It had it's own free wifi which worked great. The bathrooms were generally clean and the shower and AC worked fine. They provide you with a... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

10 of us have spent 2 nights at this hostel! The front desk was actually a "bar" with comfy sofa available! There are books available for exchange so you can bring some old books for exchange of other books of your favourite! We stayed in 1 double room (shared bathroom) and 1 room with 8beds! The beds and shared bathroom... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The security seemed to be lacking and the staff was friendly, but not helpful. Common area isn't very good for meeting other travelers. The room didn't feel very clean and the bathroom trash wasn't taking in the 3 days I stayed there. Wifi was pretty bad.

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Singapore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I did not regret staying here and I am so looking forward to come back here after my trip from Sihanouk Ville! Its definitely something like home. They served excellent quality western food, so please do yourself a favour to try them out. We had the double ensuite with air-condition and we love the power shower and the aircon is... More 

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Overall definitely the best backpacker lodging in PP. Excellent location to traveling about the city. Stayed in a single room, well worth the price, clean, comfortable, quiet, with hot water. Hamish has a very pleasant personality, with an excellent staff.

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New York City, New York
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24 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a quiet but friendly hostel, with a few private rooms, right in the riverside area. It's also gay owned and thus very lgbt friendly! Hamish, from Australia, is awesome and the staff are all great.

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Good value rooms here! We are a family of 4 and the owner upgraded us to a huge room with 2 double beds. Rooms are quiet with a decent sized bathroom. Clean with lots of storage for clothes and bags. Nice balcony to look out onto the street. We were upgraded at no extra cost after booking 3 nights online... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The location of this backpackers was very good considering it is right around the corner from the Mekong and we were visiting during River fest, but was a long ride from the airport. The room itself was spacious, the fan was strong and the bathroom was clean. Balcony door was a huge hassle to work and the hot water heater... More 

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Senior Reviewer
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Booked our first nights in Cambodia at Velkommen backpackers and had a good stay. The owner is Australian and completely insane, just absolutely hilarious. He and his Cambodian staff is taking the piss all the time, crazy funny. I got fever and he helped as much as he could, gave me medicin and let me eat in bed, etc. Pretty... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I liked the big spacious room. Clean and very good bathrooms compared to the rest of Cambodia! Good wifi Some heavy stairs to get to the dormitory room. Location is very good. Close to the market and very close to the riverside compared to other hostels. Good management. A friendly Aussie runs the show. I do recommend this place to... More 

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