We checked into a double fan room for $8. It is very basic, quite dirty and grimy and extremely small. It was a fully tiled room that just fit a double bed inside and had a horrible en-suite bathroom but it was cheap so we decided to stay here. I should have noticed the corridors filled with mattresses and had better judgement. It is at bed time that things took a turn. I noticed a bug on my hand which I quickly identified as a bed bug. I then took to inspecting the bed and looked inside my pillowcase and there were hundreds of them on the bed and in the pillows. We collected our stuff as fast a possible and went to reception to ask to change rooms the man came to look at our room and verified with us it had bed bugs. He was not at all surprised and none of the staff were so i think they already know there is a huge problem. It was around 8.30 pm at this point and he showed me to another room which had not been cleaned since the last people had checked out, no clean bedding or anything so he proceeded to show us to another room. This room was clean and looked better than our first room. I checked the mattress and pillows and yet again there was a lot of bed bugs. I showed the employee who agreed with me and started to try and kill them. By the time we had seen several obscene rooms it was past 9pm and we were no longer willing to stay there. They gave us our $8 back and we then had to wander the streets looking for another room. We have been traveling around Southeast Asia for nine months and are well used to budget rooms but this is by far the worst place of our entire trip..... In fact it is the worst place I have ever seen in my life. DO NOT STAY HERE.... THEY HAVE A MASSIVE BED BUG PROBLEM.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 11 Happy Backpackers, With over 40 rooms and 75+ dorm beds and an amazing rooftop bar/restaurant we strive to be Cambodia's #1 Hostel. We aim for our guests to enjoy their stay to the fullest. We offer: - Super priced private rooms, dorms and big group stays - An amazing rooftop with 2 pool tables, 2 dart machines, beerpong table, great music, fresh air, safe environment, serve food and drink all day and night, friendly staff and the place to party. - Last year we opened our Movie House corporation with The Flicks 2, located on our ground floor we are playing blockbusters, docu's, Cambodian history and backpacking classic movies in our AIRCONDITIONED awesomeness MOVIE ROOM, RATED #1 ON TRIPADVISOR AT THINGS TO DO IN PHNOM PENH. - Visa, Tickets, Tours service, you name it, we have it! sharply price and our visa prices beat the embassy prices! -dorms with AC starting from 5$ 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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