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11 Happy Backpackers
Ranked #129 of 248 Specialty Lodging in Phnom Penh
Reviewed July 21, 2012

We came across 11 Happy Backpackers while exploring St. 136 in Phnom Phen. We already had a room booked at a hotel down the street, but we decided to checkout their rooftop bar for some food and drinks.

The prices were definitely set for tourists, but still reasonable ($2.50 for 40 oz beer, $3 for sandwich, $1.50 for milkshake).

The staff was friendly and attentive and the atmosphere was fun and chilled out. Lots of young travelers but not a wild party scene. The ambiance was really great in the evening. We enjoyed sunset and thunderstorms on this terrace both nights in Phnom Phen.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

This is the best place to stay for backpackers looking to make friends and be right in the middle of the best scenes of Phnom Penh! It's safe and secure, but also an opportunity to make plenty of new friends with people all over the world! There are all different room styles depending on your preference, from dorm to shared to single, and all for incredibly cheap prices!! The people who run this place are locals who all speak amazing english and are incredibly friendly, honest and helpful! The rooftop bar is also the most chilled, relaxing place to hang out and have a beer or shoot some pool! Would definitely recommend this place!!! love it!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

Ive stayed at happy 11 four times and each time was blown away with how great the place was! The staff are so great. Helpfull, fun, happy and set a amazing vibe! The food is amazing and has the best pizza ever! The location is central to several markets the riverside, many bars and resturants. All within walking distance no more then 5mins. You have a broad selection of rooms and the price is fair! The roof top bar is so chill with hammocks, pool table, movie area, and decked out bar. Cheap beer cant complain. I met the 5 people ive now been travelling together with 7 weeks now here! Would reccomend people wanting to have a fun social time or people wanting keep to themselves. The place is massive so plenty of space! Enjoy!

Room Tip: Dorms are cheap but if you share with mates then its also just as cheap!
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

I stumbled there for the opening of the rooftop bar - free beers, couldn't hurt. I moved in a few days later and stayed for two weeks, and do not regret any of it ! Great staff, rooms, food and nights.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

From what I can see I dont think that everyone gets the idea of backpackers hostels... If you are looking for quiet place backpackers hostels are not the best choice for you. They are always full of young people who are looking for fun and party. Thats how these hostels should look. Im really satisfied of this place. I got private room with double bed,desk,chair and fan (no a/c in this room) for 7$/day. Its really nice- clean sheet, pilow, coverlet and towel. What do you need more if you stay here for few days? Of course I heard music from rooftop bar (my room is on 2nd floor) but it didnt disturb me at all. In restaurant you have a choice of many dishes, either western food, vietnames and khmers. The rooftopbar is really nice- during the day its very good place to chill out and sunbathe, and at night to meet people, drink and have fun. I think thats it :).

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 13, 2012 via mobile

The only thing this place has going for it is the roof top bar, which is great apart from the wifi that nearly never works, you have to go downstairs to the lobby. Rooms are as basic as I've seen in all of Asia, some of them have no windows and are very dull and cell like. They also have no hot water. We stayed in room 207 and you could here the music loud and clear from the bar 2 floors up! we asked to be moved down to the first floor and in fairness the staff were very nice and moved us to room 105 without a fuss but we could still here the music from there but not as bad. All in all its not the worst place I've stayed but for $11 a night you can find way better accommodation.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

A vibrant place with a brilliant roof top bar with plenty of seating & a couple of hammocks to relax in. The staff are really friendly & helpful & will even barter with the tuk tuk drivers for the best rates for you. Everything is within easy walking distance - the palace, central market & night markets that are all worth a look in. The killing fields & S21 are a short tuk tuk ride away and can be arranged through the hotel. Lots of places to eat locally & a supermarket is on the next corner if you're on a tight budget. The food in the guest house is also very good with milkshakes to die for.

The rooms are either air con or fan but the fans are very good. If you don't like the room you are shown to ask to see another one & the staff will be happy to oblige. I've stayed all over the world & this back packers has been the absolute best place to stay...... Enjoy your experience

Room Tip: Room 213 is quiet, has 2large windows, an ensuite & 2 double beds so is large but very reasonabl...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about 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 #129 of 248 Specialty Lodging in Phnom Penh
Price Range: $10 - $18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
11 Happy Backpackers, With over 40 rooms and 75+ dorm beds and an amazing rooftop bar/restaurant we strive to be Cambodia's #1 Hostel. We aim for our guests to enjoy their stay to the fullest. We offer: - Super priced private rooms, dorms and big group stays - An amazing rooftop with 2 pool tables, 2 dart machines, beerpong table, great music, fresh air, safe environment, serve food and drink all day and night, friendly staff and the place to party. - Last year we opened our Movie House corporation with The Flicks 2, located on our ground floor we are playing blockbusters, docu's, Cambodian history and backpacking classic movies in our AIRCONDITIONED awesomeness MOVIE ROOM, RATED #1 ON TRIPADVISOR AT THINGS TO DO IN PHNOM PENH. - Visa, Tickets, Tours service, you name it, we have it! sharply price and our visa prices beat the embassy prices! -dorms with AC starting from 5$ 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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