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Velkommen Backpackers

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17 st 144 | Riverside, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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1 room 1 adult
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sadly we couldn't stay at the hostel was full but the super friendly staff pointed in the right direction to another guesthouse and organised us a deal. Hamish is a wealth of knowledge with the local vacuity and will help with anything including booking tickets etc. They also serve cold beer for $1 which is perfect after a hot day.... More 

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England
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guys, this is a budget backpackers, it isn't the Sheraton. Don't go expecting Sheraton standards because you're not paying for them. My room was adequately sized for the amount of time I intended to spend in there. I didn't have a window but I hadn't booked or paid for one, so it wasn't a surprise or a disappointment. The bathroom... More 

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Strasbourg
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I lived in this hostel a succession of bad experiences. First, when we arrived, we were lost between the owner, too talkative and intrusive, and his staff, more than unfriendly : never smiling, almost ignoring us... Our dorm was the one on the highest floor. We had much better for the same price, in Vietnam but also... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I went to Phnompenh with my friends and we rent a room there for 4 people and we had some interesting experience there. - Location: It is very close to the River, just few steps to get there. And from there you can walk to the Palace, the Museum, many famous temples like The Silver Temple. the Centrai Market, central... More 

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Europe
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and we have been a bit disappointed. We choose this hostel for its good reviews but nothing from what is written we could find here. Our room was very small, with no window and the bathroom was very smelly. As well it was not really clean. The guesthouse and common area in general is... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

quite cheap, basic, clean and a good location. i stayed in the big dorm, which was a lot of stairs up but i didn't really mind that. the room was clean, as was the bathroom. the location is ideal: in walking distance from the royal palace, night market and the river side. tuktuk to S21 + killing fields a bit... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We stayed here for a night before heading to Siem Reap. The Room is huge, clean, and reasonably priced. Location is in the heart of Phnom Penh, near to all must-see places only for 2$ tuk-tuk ride. Budget-wise, This is one of the best place to stay in Phnom Penh, recommended for backpackers.

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121 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

This got good reviews which why I booked here - but I am not sure why as there are much better options in pp. This is in a pretty good location on paper but the road is in a terrible state outside so it is grubby and dirty all around. And because the hostel is so basic it is all... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great place to stay, well situated, friendly staff who help organise any tours and provide entertainment! I had a small private room, no AC but a fan which was fine. Lots to see and do, recommend this place, Hamish the owner and his staff were great company for a solo traveller

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I stayed in many hostels/backpackers while in Cambodia but Velkommen was certainly the best. The staff are all very friendly, with good English, they made staying there feel like home. The rooms are well priced, cleaned daily and I never heard a complaint being made. They are situated in an ideal location, with easy access to all Phnom Penh has... More 

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