I expected a lot worse based on reviews on hostelbookers but it was fine. Place is not easy to find as they dont give directions and I had to ask in two hotels, but location is good close to wat phnom and night market, and express buses to other cities. The palace and other pagodas about a 15 min walk along the river. The tickets to HCMC were sold out everywhere for the day I wanted but the hostel was able to give it to me for a day later at $10 and extend my stay for another night at the same $8 rate. Breakfast is included thru hostelbookers but not walk in bookings who got upset when told to pay. Room was ok with a good tv package. No hot water is included but this was normal in both the hostels I stayed at in Cambodia. Water temperature was ok to shower 2-3x a day which I did. Water is a lot cleaner and safer than it was in Siem Reap Hostel. They arrange a tuk tuk driver to take you around the block with my luggage for the HCMC bus at no charge. English levels vary but they will try to help. The very smily person speaks the best. They were not too pushy about tours unless I enquired but a firm no was enough for them to back off. Building layout is strange but you cant fault the hostel as it wasnt purpose built.
Disliked: free internet doesnt work a lot of the time as server is switched off. Hotmail freezes on explorer but works better on firefox. Room window curtains are see thru. Too many pushy tuk tuk drivers outside, one of them works on staff.
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