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“Serves its purpose”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Me Mates Place

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Me Mates Place
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“Serves its purpose”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

We got into the bus station and we had a tuk tuk waiting for us as we had per booked it with the guesthouse before hand which was a free pick up service. But if you do not have one per booked just show the tuk tuk driver the address as the guest house is right around the corner of wat phnom.

We arrived at the place and it was a small front with a couple tables and chairs outside, we was helped with our back packs inside where we was given a complimentary water. We paid for our room and our bags were taken to our room we had the double room which was nice, are room was right next to the balcony so handy if you wanted a cigarette, there was a TV with some channels on a wardrobe and bed side table. The bathroom had a shower and toilet as you would expect, it was clean and you also got free wifi which is handy!

The bar area was nice food was good although would have liked more choice on the Khmer food but the food it self be it Khmer or western was nice and cheapish. The only real downside was the location, you had to get tuk tuks every where which isn't a big deal just the only draw back.

I would recommend going to the s-21 museum and the killing fields which you can book at the guesthouse it self and their tuk tuk driver will take you and bring you back.

You do pay a 10 dollar deposit just to warn anyone that is thinking of staying there but you get it back when you check out so long as you give them the key and the towels back.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at Me Mates for 5 days, and I really enjoyed it. By western standards it could have been cleaner, but it was still way better than some places I've seen. The beds are comfortable, and it's quiet at night, if you're smart enough to get a room with a balcony, you can watch the monkey's play on the roof across the road.
The staff are all very friendly and they all make an amazing mojito :) and the food here is very very good!
There's always tuk tuk drivers across the road for longer trips but mini supermarket is only 2 minutes walk up the road. Loads of restaurants 10 minutes walk away, same for the night markets. And if you're brave, the guys right next door do incredible tattoos (western standard hygiene).

  • Stayed June 2013
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Can Tho, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

This was my first time staying in a Hostel. I was going all the way, mixed sex dorm bunk bed room for me. I'm a single 40 year old woman, traveling for the first time. The room was large, the bunks were doubles. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The food was great.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

This hostel is hard to find as no tuck tuck / taxi has heard of it or can tell what you are saying. The outside is not very appealing. There is no air con in the reception just fans as there didn't seem to be a door... They do not like credit cards and tried to tell us it was broken until we said then we can't pay. The room is a good size. Not the cleanest a lot of dust. There was a tv but it didn't have many channels it was hard to tune. The laundry is 2.50 per kilo which is expensive as we paid 1dollar just down the road. The bathrooms are not the worst they are modern but not well maintained. The location is ok you but we generally took tuck tucks to where we were going. I am undecided if I would stay here again! It's cheap but you get what you pay for! And free wifi which is always a bonus!!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

So we turned up without booking hoping they had a spare bed which luckily they did, however the price was triple what it was online. Anyway, we walked up the 85/90 steps to the top room which was a dorm which we were fine with however the beds they were giving us had dirty sheets on them still. We went out for dinner came back to find my bed had been double booked and I didn't have a bed, the hotel staff weren't bothered they weren't sympathic or sorry they huffed when we asked for new sheets (luckily I was found an empty bed) decent size lockers thr fit a massive backpack in, their tuk tuk drivers are quite cheap depending on where you are going.
Probably wouldn't stay again

  • Stayed May 2013
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

This was a very average place to stay. The property is very clean and the rooms are a decent size with a small bathroom and balcony, although it was not memorable at all except for the oreo milkshake that they serve in the bar.

It was a walk away to the city centre and most attractions, although there are tuk-tuk drivers that hound you just outside the hostel anyway. A walk to the river where all of the restaurants were was about 20 minutes or so...

Beware of these reviews - this hostel will offer you a free drink if you write a positive review for them. I don't care about this sort of thing as I think that the location is shoddy and there are nicer places to stay by the river!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

My twin sister and I stayed here in a 6 bed dorm which actually only hade 4 and a cot was sometimes rolled in. The rooms and bathroom were clean with nice big lockable lockers, which as a backpacker is a huge bonus! It's a little walk to the food and bar streets but its nice to come back to a quite place to sleep after a long, hot Cambodian day. Breakfast was also delicious.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Me Mates Place
Address: St 90 Sangkat Wat Phnom | Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh 12206, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #91 of 217 Specialty Lodging in Phnom Penh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Me Mates Place 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Me Mates Place is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. Only 0.5 km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. For those of you who want to venture out, Wat Saravan, National Museum, Cambodian Cooking Class are just some of the attractions available to visit. ... more   less 
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