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Velkommen Backpackers

17 st 144 | Riverside, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For those of you unfamiliar with Fawlty Towers, get off your duff and check into the best guesthouse down by the river in a vibrant part of Phnom Penh. It is in the touristy section but the feel and ambience of Phnom Penh is literally at your doorstep. When you check in, do not be disturbed by the staff who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time staying at Velkommen, the place is in great location, super friendly and helpful staff and a comfortable room with everything we needed. It's cheap and was defiantly worth our time and money. They had some great tips for us about what shouldn't we miss on our trip to Cambodia and it turned out fantastic!

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Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is located in the center, near the river and night market so you can walking. The dorm is so cheap and comfortable. The owner is friendly and helpful. I will comback and introduce your hotel to my friend

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you don't book ahead the local staff will try to scam you (negotiate) a high rate (20 usd for a single crap room). Hookers in the lobby. Rooms appeared clean during the day, but at night many cockroaches came out (despite no food in the room). No TV, no Fridge, No Room service. Unfortunately paid 2 days in advance... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was here for a dew nights and can't recommend it enough. Near the river and places to eat/drink. Staff is helpful and serve up a good breakfast for the price. Beds were very comfy and the bathrooms were spacious. All very clean. I'll stay again when I come back. Just watch out for the laundry service next door. They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Good, affordable spot for backpackers. Dorm room was clean, towel provided, fans and aircon, 2 clean toilet/shower rooms. Only thing worth noting is the 3 story stair climb to the room and the rickety old bunk bed frames - some poor guy snapped the rail trying to get to his top bunk. The Aussie owner & his Cambodian staff are... More 

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Thank Natasha W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

It was my first trip to Phnom Penh and the place was really nice and clean. Affordable for backpackers and near to Riverside as well. Transportation (by way of tuk tuk) can be found in front of the backpackers and if you want to get reasonable price for tuk-tuk, you can ask Jack (he's on facebook: Jack Tuk Tuk). Apart... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

The inn is located very conveniently (near the Palace and Museum) and sleeping there is quite comfortable after a long day. The staff also is very nice and the boss and his friends are eager to help you organise your trip. I merely regret having no window in the room, but it helped us sleep better.

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Thank Felina16
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

It has been a pleasure to stay here woth the Australian owner who had fantastic local knowledge and helped to guide my tour around Phnom Penh. The aircons worked very well and the Wi-Fi was faster than mine back home in Australia! The staff were really helpful, friendly and attentive, and the coffee in the morning was actually pretty good!... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Room and bathroom were semi clean, mold in the bathroom, problem with drainage. Sheets had some stains on it ... Location is quite good, just a couple of minutes away from the riverfront. Wi-fi was speedy at the ground floor room, but not in the room. The price was ok, owner was very nice and helpful, but the stuff -... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Velkommen Backpackers

Address: 17 st 144 | Riverside, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Price Range: $11 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Velkommen Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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