We stayed here at the end of april. the location is pretty good. It is only a few mins walk down to victory beach. It is near enough to the bus station/bus stop that a tuk tuk and taxi are pretty cheap. like $1-2. The guy at reception during the day and the guy at the rooftop restaurant were the best things. There was also a lovely woman occasionally at the reception who was nice and liked to chat. The reception guy was great. he was able to help us with anything we asked. We got a moto one of the days and it arrived within like 15mins of us asking to get one.
We stayed in one of the dorm rooms at the bottom of the building. It was not clean when we arrived. the dorm beds were good and comfy and clean but the bathroom part of the room really looked like it hadn't been cleaned before we arrived. the floor was visibly dirty. The room did have a lot of space and big locker boxes for our stuff. Though there was one less in comparison to the bed number.
There was a common area outside our room with couches, and tables and chairs, and a big tv which was very useful. the couches smelled quite bad though.
The view from the rooftop restaurant was stunning. and the breeze up there was great. The food was good enough for the price in comparison to other places. They were very filling.
Apart from being near victory beach you are far from the other beaches but its your own choice to stay where you stay so it didn't bother me.
I also felt while we were there that the boss shouted at the staff a lot and it felt a bit uncomfortable when we were standing right there. It made us feel awkward.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ocean views & sea breezes, no floods or tsunami here, Big John, the self estranged Australian, of Bangkok Hostel infamy, is doing it again, only bigger & better. From the awesome views at Beach On The Hill BBQ on the roof & it's pool, to the bar out the front with pool table, you'll find Chil-axn the ideal place to chill & relax with old & new friends, in between enjoying the near by beach, bars, restaurants & night life, frequented by friendly locals & tourists.Located close to the bus station, beach (600m), port and Post Office, but not in the tourist trap that Serendipity and Orcheuteal has become, with lone travelers as well as couples, groups, friends and family in mind. Cambodia, Asian & Western, everyone, as long as they have ID, is welcome here. No soft foam - wake up with a back ache - mattresses here, all ours are firm inner sprung.First Draft Beer Free before 5pm. 50cent beers 5.30-6.30pm daily. Chil-axn Cocktails: Island, Jungle & Sunset (all with at least a full shot/ounce of spirit). from just $0.75 and FREE dorm beds on Saturdays to participating Hash House Harriers, by prior arrangement. 50cent draft beer all day, every day if you are wearing a Has House Harrier Shirt. ... more less
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