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“Kind of average in terms of room, but rooftop terrace is oh so joyous” 4 of 5 bubbles
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11 Happy Backpackers
Ranked #102 of 210 Specialty Lodging in Phnom Penh
Watford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Kind of average in terms of room, but rooftop terrace is oh so joyous”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2011

Upstairs.....
pool table
amazing food both khmer and western. seriously good
good beats
nice sunset
nice decor

then seconds away from bed.

very good

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2011

I've lived in Phnom Penh for 3 months and been to many hotels/guesthouses here (either for a meal, drink, or to use their pool). When people have come to Phnom Penh, I recommend 11 Happy guesthouse to them. It's in a great location, in Riverside, on Street 136.

The new place has a gorgeous rooftop terrace bar/chillout area, with a pool table, computers, and large flatscreen tv to watch movies. The food is really good there and the drinks are relatively cheap (strong too). The bar has a great chilled vibe during the day, and at night the music plays til 2am, so a lot of backpackers drink and party there instead of going out to the expensive bars in Riverside that are full of prostitutes. Also, they don't allow guests to bring back prostitutes, which is great if you don't want to stay in a brothel.

The only downside to the guesthouse is that if you want an early night, you might hear the music, although when I've stayed there with friends, I didn't have any problems with noise, maybe because I was partying there until 2am anyway. Overall, it's great value for money, and a great vibe!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2011

they still call it a "backpacker" guesthouse.. Most backpackers travels cheap and this place have 30 something dollar rooms and you pay up to 8 dollars for something you would call a simpel student meal. There is many places alot cheaper and alot nicer in Phnom Penh. And don't even get me started on the constant Justin Bieber fever the speakers have!!!!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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JasperPaas, Owner at 11 Happy Backpackers, responded to this review, January 10, 2012
Dear Alex,

I am Jasper, the owner.
Could you please check again if our hotel was really the one you stayed at?
There are quite a lot of 'happy guesthouses'' in Phnom Penh, and unfortunately the review ends sometimes at the wrong hotel.

I say this because we do not posses any 30$ rooms and none of our food cost 8$ or more.
also whenever there are any Brazilian guests my staff tells me so i can give them a warm welcome because I used to live in Sao Paulo, Brazil and can speak quite some Portuguese.

Desculpe!

Jasper.
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Additional Information about 11 Happy Backpackers

Property: 11 Happy Backpackers
Address: 136 #87-89, St., Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #102 of 210 Specialty Lodging in Phnom Penh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
11 Happy Backpackers, With over 40 rooms and 75+ dorm beds and an amazing rooftop bar/restaurant we strive to be Cambodia's #1 Hostel. We aim for our guests to enjoy their stay to the fullest. We offer: - Super priced private rooms, dorms and big group stays - An amazing rooftop with 2 pool tables, 2 dart machines, beerpong table, great music, fresh air, safe environment, serve food and drink all day and night, friendly staff and the place to party. - Last year we opened our Movie House corporation with The Flicks 2, located on our ground floor we are playing blockbusters, docu's, Cambodian history and backpacking classic movies in our AIRCONDITIONED awesomeness MOVIE ROOM, RATED #1 ON TRIPADVISOR AT THINGS TO DO IN PHNOM PENH. - Visa, Tickets, Tours service, you name it, we have it! sharply price and our visa prices beat the embassy prices! -dorms with AC starting from 5$ a night, -private rooms w/bathroom starting from 8$ a night - a social envirement for you to meet fellow travellers and have a great stay! - most central location you can find! 5 minute walk from Riverside and 10 minute walk to Central Market, Royal Palace & National Museum. - big spacious dorms for tour-groups. more than 40 rooms and 75 dorm beds. Amazing rooftop bar with FREE pooltables, TV, Hammocks, drinking games, Awesome music, SAFE $ FRIENDLY and many more! We arrange visas and bus tickets with GUARENTEED LOWEST PRICE! Once you stay you wont want to leave. ... more   less 
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