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Bodhi Villa
Ranked #24 of 62 Specialty Lodging in Kampot
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great vibe!”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

Bodhi is owned by an Aussie couple, so if you're after a particularly Khmer experience you may want to look elsewhere, but otherwise I have no hesitations recommending this place. Hugh, the owner, is incredibly friendly and makes sure he meets everyone who arrives. The other staff (locals) are also very friendly and helpful. The bar/lounge area is a fantastic place to relax, eat, drink, meet fellow travellers etc and at times I was tempted to stay there all day next to the river. I stayed in the dorm and have no complaints about comfort or cleanliness. The pool table and the Friday night live music night are great for meeting people, although be aware that the Friday nights are loud and can carry on until 2am so you're unlikely to sleep before then. Other nights appear to be much more relaxed and if you're lucky you might end up playing Israeli card games by the river with some new friends like I did!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Clearwater, Florida
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Definitely recommend it! Cheap rooms and very chill atmosphere. My friend and I spent a couple of nights here, we wish we had checked in here first. It's a bit outside of town, but the tuk tuk in is still cheap and what you're paying for the rooms makes up for it. We had so many people recommend we stay here and they were definitely right. They have floating bungalows which are very cool.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Banbridge, Northern Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Good location and good price. We got put into on of the rooms in the building and was a bit pokey but perfectly ok. Shared bathrooms though and they definitely needed cleaned more regularly. Good food and they have a party night on Fridays which was good fun. We asked for the floating bungalow when we talked to the couple who were moving the next day who had it. We were told it wasn't available. However the next day someone walked in and asked for it and got it. A bit sus. Overall, good place, good food.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2012

We spent 2 nights here and had a great time (and for a great deal)! A really relaxing and calm atmosphere (this is Cambodia, after all). Three of us stayed in the Rooftop Bungalow which worked out well. The mosquito nets are necessary- the bungalow is really open and aside from the mosquitos, there are all sorts of larger bug friends who would enjoy coming in. Also, since it is so open, Friday "live music night" can get loud late into the night.

There is always something going on at one of the hostels, the staff know what's up. Hiking up Bokor mountain is a really fun idea while you're there. All walkable, and it's walkable to get downtown too.

Staff is super nice- speaks english great and helped us arrange transportation and everything.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Portland, Oregon
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Stayed two nights in their dorm room hut. At $2 a night this place is a steal! The living room/bar/reception area is fantastic to chill, relax, and meet fellow travelers! The food is fantastic and priced well with lots of options. This is a must stop in Kampot! The one drawback is that it is a bit out of town but it's a 20 minute bike ride on a $1 a day bike or $2 by tuk tuk. I will definitely stay here again but next time, longer! Also, the river is very swim-able when the tide is going out and refreshing!

Room Tip: Look around and chose the one that suits your budget! I highly recommend staying in the $2 dorm beca...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Tacoma, Washington
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights and booked the treetop bungalow closest to the bar. Though a little noisy that Friday night because of the loud live music and crowd, it was nice falling asleep to live music. The grounds are very beautiful and you can get a up close and personal with the animals. We met a bunny who we saw throughout the day Saturday. The staff are very friendly and the food is great. Spent the most time in the chill out room down by the river. During the day its super quiet there and one can get a lot of reading done. Bodhi Villa is a must to stay at if you're looking for a chill place to relax and hangout by the river.

Room Tip: If you don't like noise at night, don't book any rooms by the chill out room/bar.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2012 via mobile

If you like cold showers, and outdoor style lodging at a reasonable price, then this will suit you.
My first night wasn't wonderful, I chose the room closest to the bar, and a few people decided to have a late one. But the next night was quiet.
I made friends with a frog, and rather large Gecko who was keeping the mozzies away.
Brekky in the bar is brill, especially if you're missing baked beans or Vegemite.
And the Mojitos are excellent.
If I find my way back to Kampot I'll be staying here again.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Property: Bodhi Villa
Address: Kampot, on river, 2km from downtown, Kampot 07000, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Kampot Province > Kampot
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Ranked #24 of 62 Specialty Lodging in Kampot

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