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11 Happy Backpacker Reviews

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

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66 Total Reviews
  • 69%Value For Money
  • 66%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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I reserved a single bed with bathroom. On arrival the staff tried to put me in a twin room that had a bathroom located down the hall shared by the dormitory. I refused the room and was told that it was all they had. There were other people in the lobby with the same problem. I was refunded my payment and found a much better, cheaper room down the street.

  • 28th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


ITs a big clean hostel with verry Nice and helpfull staff. The rooms are basic! The rooftopbar is Nice to have Some meal and beers play pool öre in the evening a dance with other backpakkers . Good !

  • 26th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Some of the staff weren't very friendly, however they were very helpful arranging a taxi for us. Clean, but only cold showers. Rooftop bar was a really cool place but was never particularly busy, even late at night. Wifi also only works on rooftop.


The rooftop bar was the best feature of the hostel, especially during the day Great place to relax and read. Unfortunately the type of room we reserved , double with bathroom and A/C, was not available so we had to stay in a room with 3 beds and no hot water the first night The second night we were given a better room according to staff, but it turned out to not have hot water or A/C.

  • 21st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Great roof top bar, great room if you don't mind it basic thats all i was looking for. The food is great and the staff on the roof top bar are awesome, the staff downstairs seemed a bit serious and kept to themselves. Would stay again had an awesome time


11 Happy was great. Ideal location, great rooftop bar to hang out on, good room options and the staff are excellent - helped us organise bespoke tours, buses, visas and anything else! Also, they have The Flicks cinema downstairs which is great value with awesome films and perfect to have a relaxing day.


Average hostel. The rooftop bar was very very loud so not the best place to stay if you want some sleep. Staff were helpful enough but nothing out of the ordinary. Room was very basic and not overly clean


they don't have lockers for your personal things! None... And there aren't locks on the door...so you either have to carry everything of value with you at all times..or trust everyone in the hostel and all the staff with access to your things... I checked out and left for Mad Monkey :). Maybe would have been a nice hostel otherwise.


Not impressed with this place unfortunately. I emailed them to arrange a tuk tuk pick up from the bus stop, but they got the day wrong and even though I emailed them to correct it nobody was there to pick me up and I had to negotiate with a driver myself. When I arrived at the hostel nobody seemed to want to check me in and when I mentioned the missed pick up the girl totally ignored the issue. No apology or anything, in fact I was made to feel guilty for mentioning it.! Very disappointing.


The hostel was better than some of the hostels available. There is only so much that can be expected for a cheap rate with an accommodation catered toward backpackers. But the rooftop bar and restaurant was quirky and highly enjoyable. There was a pool table and hammocks. The food was cooked promptly and the staff was attentive.

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