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The Magic Sponge

Certificate of Excellence
Guesthouse Street | Kampong Bay District, Kampot MS1 KP2, Cambodia
The Magic Sponge
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They were always happy and helpful. It is a nice place to get some cheap beers and just relax. The owner is always happy and loves to make fun :) The rooms are great. I would recommend this place to everyone!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We once again trusted the fellow reviewers on tripadvisor who put the magic sponge at number 1, and once again they were spot on. We got in touch with this great guesthouse a few days before our arrival and promptly received an email confirming our stay. We went for 2 nights in the fan room and added on a third... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Seriously the best hostel I've stayed in throughout south east Asia! Spent a night in a private room and another in the open air dorm and both were awesome! The staff are super-helpful and always happy to provide local info. You have minigolf, a pool table, cheap beers and unlimited movies at your disposal. I couldn't recommend it higher!!!

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MagicSpongeRest, Owner at The Magic Sponge, responded to this review

Joseph B, thank you so much for your glowing recommendation. Since you got to stay in both a private room and our Penthouse Dorm, you did get to see the different accommodations we offer, and we're glad you enjoyed both so much. We wish you the best on your travels, and thank you for taking the time to write such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best hostel I've stayed at in the last two months travelling SEA! William (owner) goes out of his way to make you feel so welcome the entire time. The private rooms are luxury and spotless and the dorm is the same with your own private fan and reading light. Add in the free pool, bar movies and free mini... More 

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MagicSpongeRest, Owner at The Magic Sponge, responded to this review

Wow, Rachel5893, thank you for the great words! We all, my staff and myself, work very hard to try to make everyone's stay as perfect as we can, and it's so nice when someone recognizes our efforts. We're so happy you enjoyed your stay so much. Thank you! We hope that you can make it back to Kampot soon and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed there for 3 nights, first night in the penthouse dorm, and the 2 next nights in a room with fan (they had no availability for a private room with fan on my first night). William (the owner) was very good answering my emails before my arrival, very helpful. Check in was smooth, and I was helped to carry my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a solo female traveller this place was great. Cheap rooms but super clean! The ladies are always cleaning and are so nice. All the staff is wonderful and welcoming. Very chill atmosphere and mini golf is free and fun. Oh also ... AWESOME Indian food! Little expensive for the food but drinks you usually can get for nothing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great staff and nice outdoor area with mini golf (which is waste of space). The beer is good and the food is mostly good if occasionally confused. They have decent pool table and nice garden vibe. Don't ever talk to Matt or Edgar, they get very jealous, but hey that's love for you. Apart from that you are pretty safe,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best guesthouse in Cambodia. The room was spacious and immaculately clean - as was the bathroom. Jess, the straight talking manageress, is extremely helpful and made us feel welcome straight away. Free mini-golf and pool table and plenty of movies on in the bar. Stayed here for 5 nights in total with a one night break to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This place is great me and my girlfriend have been travelling for 2 months so far through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam and we both agreed this was one of the best, great owners, very friendly, clean rooms, brilliant live music and the food was lovely! Only downfall is we waited a while for the food but it was worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Stayed Feb 2015. There was a mix up with our room but all was sorted out and we were offered free beer. We ate at the restaurant a few times, food is tasty but a bit expensive. The rooms were clean and AirCon strong. Beds were comfy. Location is fine, a short walk from the main part of town. It... More 

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