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Downtown Siem Reap Hostel

#0396 Wat Damnak, Siem Reap, Cambodia (Formerly WatsUp)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Wow, walking around Siem Reap I never expected to find a place like this.. I walked in and people were playing beer pong in the pool, bar playing great music and the whole place was just fizzing! We ended up booking in the next night and even extended our stay by 2 days as to be honest we couldn't find... More 

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Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights and our room was riddled with beg bugs. Our friend had an allergic reaction to them and ended up in hospital on an IV drip for 3 days. Owner was very unhelpful and unapologetic despite us showing the bugs to him and admitting to the problem.

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Josh1009, Owner at Downtown Siem Reap Hostel, responded to this review

This is our fourth year of business with approximately 7000 travellers a year, and our first ever case of bed bugs. They are transported to us by users of our hostel, and are of course not cultivated here. We take hygiene seriously, and are a professional business that act swiftly when required. This was a very unfortunate case but it... More 

Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Horrible experience!!! Stayed here for 3 nights our bedroom was infested with BED BUGS, one of our friends suffered a severe allergic reaction resulting in large hospital bills. English owner very unhelpful and unapologetic, we received no refund even after showing him the bugs throughout the room.

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Josh1009, Owner at Downtown Siem Reap Hostel, responded to this review

This is our fourth year of business with approximately 7000 travellers a year, and our first ever case of bed bugs. They are transported to us by users of our hostel, and are of course not cultivated here. We take hygiene seriously, and are a professional business that act swiftly when required. This was a very unfortunate case but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Was walking around looking for a place and I thankfully found this one! Great location, great staff! A pool and a bar at a backpacker hostel, how can you go wrong? The new bartenders are an absolute riot to hang out with, and organize their own pub crawl. Would highly recommend!

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Positives: Pretty good location Comfy beds Pool area is cool to hang out Negatives: Doors and lockers that don't lock Bathrooms that flood whenever someone showers, meaning inches of water throughout for hours (so gross) Not overly helpful staff Hostel was overbooked, meant turning people away that had booked

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights and ended up extending for an additional night. Stayed in an 8 bed mixed dorm which was immaculate and the beds were really comfy! The hostel is really social and I met loads of great people but it's not too in your face which I liked! Location is perfect- 4/5 min walk to pub street... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Ended up staying longer in Siem Reap because of this hostel. It is in a great location for any restaurant and party scene. Having the pool and bar at the hostel was great to laze about for the day. The only complaint is the toilets could be a bit cleaner. Overall this hostel is a go-to if your planning a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Me and my boyfirend stayed here and loved it, we had the best nights out and meet so many people. The barman was really nice and made a massive effort to unite people by starting conversation between groups and organising beer pong. The owner was also very nice and gave us free pick up from another hostel. The chips are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We had a great time here at Downtown Siem Reap Hostel. Helpful staff and clean rooms. We even worked at the poolbar for a couple of nights, having a good time with fellow travellers. Haven't seen any cockroaches of what so ever. Definitely recommend this place! Have fun staying at this place!

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I stayed three night with a friend, great location (5 min walk to pub street), great pool water is clean and there is a great rest area. For around 7 to 10$ per nigth per person, it worth the price. The only thing that would be negative is the food, the price are above the average and you can find... More 

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