What a great place to stay in Siem Reap! These guys are big on respnsible tourism (Norwegian owners are very educated on the topic, they have a fund to provide education for their employees, they support a local orphanage etc etc - when you get to Cambodia, you'll see how important it is to contribute!) but they also have big, clean rooms, friendly staff, a shady garden/patio and a fantastic atmosphere. Traveling alone, this was a great place to meet people, and I could easily hang out all evening by the bar. And the bar/restaurant has good, cheap food too! It's a 15 minute walk to Siem Reap center, but it's on a quiet side street which means you get a good night's sleep before getting up early to see the temples. I was concerned about other reviews on Tripadvisor complaining about noise, but this was absolutely not the case. The bar is very chilled and doesnt play loud music, and music seemed to stop around 11. At USD 20, you get hotel quality, and Babel has a mixed crowd of both young and older - again contributing to the great atmosphere. I felt very safe here and well taken care of!
Babel also has their own tuk tuk drivers, and I used one of them for various tours every day I was there (I stayed 5 nights). I could easily have stayed longer, and hope to come back sometime in the future!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Babel Guesthouse is an intimate guesthouse surrounded by a tropical garden with an outside bar & restaurant area, serving a combination of local and western style dishes. We offer you beautifully designed, comfortable spacious and clean rooms. All the rooms are air-conditioned with cable TV and bathrooms with hot water showers and bathtubs in most of the rooms. Norwegian owned and managed, located in the charming Wat-Bo area of Siem Reap, only 15 minutes away from the majestic temples of Angkor Wat. The wonderful staff at Babel Guesthouse possess great local knowledge that we are more than happy to share with you to make your stay in Siem Reap memorable. Our local drivers and guides have worked for Babel Guesthouse for many years, and we can assure you they will be there for you, wherever you would like to go and whatever you would like to do during your stay at Babel. Babel Guesthouse is run with an active focus on Responsible Tourism. We constantly seek to provide benefits from the tourism industry to the local community in Siem Reap, and we are doing our best to cause as little damage as possible to the area in which we operate. We only hire local staff, drivers and guides. We sponsor all our staff and some of our Tuk Tuk drivers with higher education. They all receive plenty of training, good working conditions, fair salaries and flexible working hours to enable the staff to continue their education. We buy our food for the restaurant at the local market, and we support good projects in town that actively focus on Responsible Tourism. We at Babel Guesthouse are looking forward to give you memories for life! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Babel Siem Reap Guesthouse Hotel Siem Reap