My nephew and his friends were visiting Phnom Penh and asked me to book then some accomodation. I booked them into the Velkommen Backpackers in ST. 144 near the Riverside.
What an excellent choice it turned out to be. They had a private dorm room at 5$ a night each.It had been newly refurbished and they may have even the first customers.Ample safe lockers and great Shower Facilities.
They were well looked after by the Young Manager,who they nicknamed "The Annoying Orange:".i can see why! . What a nice young man "Annoying "turned out to be. He accompanied them to S21 etc and on the first night took them to Cambodian BBQ. The next night they were safely back from Pontoon with annoying at 4.am.
The last night it was time for me .The Old Age Traveller to join The New Age Travellers for a few beers at Backpackers. It was a great night , nice well lit and comfortable bar,good mix of clientelle and even a few records i recognised. We had Draught Ice Cold Beers at a $,then onto the Mojitos,they were great. Oh and we did manage to eat ! I had Chicken Schnitzel with Garlic Potatoes. Wow Again.!!
Overall a fantastic welcome to Cambodia at the Backpackers Thankyou Backpackers. I will come in again. My nephew has left for Welkommen Siem Riep for a bit of culture,will review that when they back in PP.
5 STARS ALL AROUND
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Brand new Genuine Backpackers in the heart of the Riverside. Just across the street in the same great location as the popular Velkommen Guesthouse. A clean, comfortable, and safe environment. with the same friendly and personal service. With Private rooms and a large number of both fan only and AC dorm beds. With mostly brand new modern bathrooms. At unbeatable prices. Brand new Beds and linen. New clean towels provided for free. All dorms have personal lockers for extra security. large stylish bar and kick back area. Great for meeting other like-minded travelers, with regular events and live music. Our friendly and helpful staff can offer travel advice and help arrange day trips and onward travel. Centrally Located just 50m from the main river front area (Save money on tuk tuk rides to the river front). We are within walking distance to many of Phnom Penh's main attractions: e.g. Royal palace/ silver pagoda, Wat Phnom, Central & night Market. In the same street as Khandal market, the area has a truly Asian feel, with local Cambodians going about their daily life. From Sisowath quay (river front) turn down St 144 towards Khandal market. We are located on the right hand side. ... more less
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