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11 Happy Backpacker Reviews

#87-89, 136 Street, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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47 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 59%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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The room without window is very depressing, the bathroom is horrible because the used water from the sink runs directly back to your feet; no hot water. The roof could be very cozy if the music wasn't too loud to speak without screaming at each other. The hostel is not worth the price.


Good location, good bar, scruffy rooms could do with painting, very well used linen. OK for a one night stay although would not use it for longer.

  • 27th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


Room was for the money totally okay, rooftopbar just fantstic. We had a very nice time :)


isn't really much of a hostel. just a bar with some beds downstairs! if u have anything against bedbugs, maybe not a place for you.


The hostel was ok for a one night stay. Food was good. I felt the girl at reception was trying to rip me off with a taxi I needed early the next day to the airport. She quoted $15 when I knew it should be no more than $10. I told her I would sort the payment with the taxi driver and it was $9. How many others have been ripped off when some are on extremely tight budgets and are unaware of the cost. By all means charge a dollar for booking the taxi but $6 is bang out of order.


No hot water, A/C. Wifi is only available at rooftop. Great staff.

  • 3rd Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


When asked the best way of getting somewhere the female receptionist jumped at the chance to try and arrange us a tuk tuk for over double the price clearly going to take a cut we wanted help not a rip off! Rooms are very basic and bathroom was horrible flooded dirty and a let down. The rooftop bar is really great though and its worth staying here just for that. Cinema next door is also really good


Fantastic location with lovely staff and the rooftop bar is great! Only flaws are that you can only get wifi in the rooftop bar and the rooms are dated and very simple but they try to keep them as clean as they can.


If you are a backpacker and dont mind a basic room stay here! Staff are brilliant. The rooftop bar upstairs is really good. Best in cambodia. Large, well finished, hammocks, comfy chairs, free pool, free tv, $1 a draft beer, really tasty local/ western food, plus the music they play always makes you go, "I love this tune". The rooms are plain and the showers cold, no tv, pay extra for air con, but just sit in the bar for free (wifi only in bar). Dont book virak butham open bus with them(thieves)

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