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Ekareach Street, Victory Hill, Sihanoukville, Cambodia

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136 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 62%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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Thumbs up all around!

  • 3rd Feb 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Air con in the room was inefficient and only worked for several minutes at a time before having to be turned off and on again.. This was especially annoying at night! Also no lockers in the room and the location wasn't great; 10 mins in a tuk tuk from the main beach where the bars are. Great hostel if you want somewhere quiet and away from the action though.


More like a hotel than a hostel. Staff were wonderful 😊


Not close to bus dropoff. Chose it because map shows it next to bus station but Sihanoukville doesnt have a central bus station anymore. Rented a scooter and drove to location which is a bit far from main area. Facilities are fantastic and staff is too. Left because the local cops kept hassling me with scooter. It was always for laws obviously designed to shake down tourists. Great place but would not come back here because of local police and location requires a scooter.


The location is way too far out for me. Nice staff and cool place but it looks half finished and not a lot going on. Good if you want a quiet stay somewhere with air con.

  • 20th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great staff, clean big rooms, very good communal area but location is so bad. wasn't like they said 700m but more than 3km from bus station. since I was only staying for 1 night to catch a bus the next day, the distance was the main reason to pick this hostel in the first place. Luckily the bar/pool made up for this inconvenience


A nice hostel with pool. Not much sun though as the building blocks it. No lockers and doors were never locked as people kept leaving dorm rooms open. One girl had her passport and iPad stolen in the night so security is not good.


I preferred this hostel away from the main beach. Ten minute walk to the smaller Victory Beach, with a nice view of the sunset and with nice restaurants. Dorm room had comfy beds but no lockers in the room. Bathroom and shower was average. Good atmosphere in the evening with music, billiards, and a pool. Good food but a little pricey. Staff was helpful and arranged a ride to the ferry pier in the morning.


Very well maintained hostel, they even changed sheets and towels everyday. The downside is that's too far from the action, unless you rent a scooter.

  • 11th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Friendly staff, nice community


Best facilities I've seen in Asia (for 5 dollars). This place was definitely a hotel before they turned it into a hostel. There's a big common area, a nice swimming pool and a bar/restaurant with tasty food and cheap drinks. The only downside is the location, it is a bit far from the main spots in Sihanoukville.


Decent place. Check in very nice however when we went to our room in had a very bad smell of. Also towels were supposed to be on the bed on arrival but none on ours. When we asked for some they said they're not dry, It had been raining but only until 12!also heard others found difficult to get them also. lockers available but all broken in someway so no use to guests. Bar is very nice and comfortable, food really good, particularly their falafel wrap. Delicious. Overall good star for a night


More pricey than options in main area, about $3-5 tuktuk ride away.. But you get what you pay for and its a really nice hostel, clean with big beds and very helpful staff. Only thing I'd say negative, I was in a new room and it still smelt strongly of paint fumes, maybe a bit more airing would be good.


We liked this place a lot, but the location was not great for our needs. The dorm beds were very spacious, soft, and clean. The dorm room was large and quiet. There was also A/C and an ensuite bathroom. The restaurant was decent, although the prices were a tad high. If we were to stay in Sihanoukville again we would look for a similar place in a better location.


Here for Chriatmas and came back for New Year! This is more like a hotel with some dorm rooms than a hostel! Staff are really welcoming, had multiple free drinks with comments like "don't dry out in the heat/happy new year etc..." Really sociable down by the pool and in bar area & met some awesome people. Being a tuk tuk ride from main area has pros and cons-if you're looking for bars on your doorstep this isn't for you


Awesome place! Staff are great and such a great area to just hang and chill. Only downer is no lockers for belongings, outside that great.

  • 20th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We stayed here for three nights and loved it! The 8 bed dorm was clean and had nice big beds! The bar was a great place to meet people and the other facilities meant we hardly left! It isn't very central to the main part of town and there were no lockers in the dorm but other than that would definitely recommend!


Nice pool and common area. Very spacious rooms, bathroom looked quite old though.


The staff was not very helpful and rather unfriendly. Wanted to rent a motorbike and they told me I coule but when I returned 3 minutes later with my passport they told me that they had none anyone. The location is not really convenient, far away from everything and the beach is ugly. However, there are some cheap and good restaurants around!


Nice hostel with friendly staff for a stopover on your way to the islands, too far away from the main beaches in S'ville, though. No lockers in the rooms, shower didn't work properly.

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