We stayed at this Guest House on 3 separate occasions in February 2012 as it was so good. We found the staff happy, smiling and so so helpful. The rooms are very basic, two beds, cold water and fan and at $14 a night, what a bargain. We did run out of toilet paper but that was not a problem as the cleaner's store room was next door to Room 101. The roof top bar was excellent but a long hike from the first floor, especially as I suffer from asthma!!!
Reception is a little crazy, a very high bar/reception desk and it feels very uncomfortable trying to talk to the helpful staff. Buses were booked easily and cheaply from reception and we a;ways got a good welcome. The young lad working as a waiter was brilliant.... such a lovely smile whenever you asked him for something. In fact, nearly all the staff were excellent. The only downside was the young staff working in the rooftop bar. There were four of them and it was almost impossible to get served as they seemed intent on watching the tv or playing with their mobile phones. Not impressed at all.
On our second visit we had room 301. This was nearer the rooftop bar, helped the asthma but, unfortunately it was impossible to sleep due to the noise from the bar and the rooftop bar toilets being next door to our room and the noise of drunken revellers in the toilet!
Thank goodness, on our third and final visit we had room 101 again.
Our room wasn't cleaned but that was because we placed our pad lock on the door and was our choice so no complaints there. We got friendly with the resident Tuk Tuk drivers outside. We found them pleasant, friendly and not pushy at all and the Security man on the door. What a wonderful man he was. Always a smile, always helpful and when he got to know us he even gave us a salute whenever he saw us. Overall, a brilliant place to stay, good prices, good value for money and I would recommend it to anyone. Incidentally, we were first time geriatric back packers both aged 63!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 11 Happy Backpackers,Biggest hostel of Phnom Penh, with greatest Rooftop of Cambodia!NOW with Movie House The Flicks 2, playing blockbusters, Cambodian history movies and backpacking Classics in a AIRCONDITIONED CINEMA ROOM,. Dorms with AC starting from 5$ a night,private rooms w/bathroom starting from 8$ a nightMost central location you can find! 5 minute walk from riverside and 10 minute walk to central market!more than 50 rooms and 60 dorm beds.Amazing rooftop bar with FREE pooltable, TV, PC, Hammocks,Awesome music, SAFE $ FRIENDLY and many more!We arrange visas and bus tickets with GUARENTEED LOWEST PRICE!pick up from airport cost a 5$ fee. ... more less
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