X

Home to the world's greatest Hostels

30,000 properties, 180 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

Downtown Siem Reap Hostel Reviews

#0369 Wat Damnak Village, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Reviews & Ratings Explained

84%

Rating
601 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:

91%

Very friendly "party hostel" with pool and pool bar. Large variety of drinks and food (cocktails, fruit shakes, beer,...). Every evening another event took place, e.g. tours to a party area, barbecue,... Staff was very helpful and friendly. Regarding a possible trip to our our next destination Phu Quoc we got a misleading information and booked the overnight bus somewhere else in the end.

  • 4th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


71%

Very friendly staff, great location, but definitely a party atmosphere.


91%

Love this place. The staff are the absolute best - super enthusiastic and helpful. The pool area is a haven from the hot weather and there's plenty f life around the bar. The beds are decent sized and the dorms very clean. A definite yes for Downtown Siem Reap


97%

After a horrible bus trip from Laos, this place was like a little oasis when we finally arrived. The food is amazing, there cleaning the place almost 24/7 and the pool is a big plus in the hot season. The staff is really helpful and love a good party and you can book practically anything from here. Beds are comfy and there are enough powerplugs around. Deinitely 1 of the best hostels I stayed in in 6 months of traveling. Btw; WiFi is excellent as well.


77%

Fun place good atmosphere. Pool w/bar is a big plus. A lot of partying going on so beware when you plan on getting up at 5am for Angkor sunrise. Food is good and it is always being cleaned. Much of the deck furniture needs replaced as it has used up its life span. Need to hire/volunteer a handyman and take care of every bathroom that continually spews water and the doors and locks that are rubbish. Small details...but hopefully constructive. Thanks for the stay! Oh...good Tuk-Tuk drivers!


63%

It is a nice hostel with a pool and a nice atmosphere but it is not really clean and the beds arent really good.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank you for your feedback. We have recently installed a new Housekeeping Manager, responsible for cleanliness around the entire facility, as well as making some changes to the make up of the Housekeeping staff in terms of roles and responsibilities. This has already made significant improvements. Additionally, we will shortly be making a number of improvements to rooms, including a renovation/replacement of all beds. Kind regards, Duncan Manager Downtown Siem Reap Hostel

89%

Loved the swimming pool- menu offered had big variety- nice place to stay, even for a couple (we had a private room)

  • 22nd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

One of the best social environments I have ever encountered at a hostel. Great facilities for Cambodia. Tab system is quick and convenient for paying. Would highly recommend. Just note that laundry given in the morning can be returned as late as check out time the next day before you send it in and you plan to leave earlier than 12pm.


100%

Great hostel, they have everything you need, staff are awesome, good food, cool bar, proper swimming pool.... Will be back! Thug life!

  • 19th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Private Rooms were good, but the plumbing in the bathrooms was a bit dodgy - in our first room the toilet leaked which made water gush through all night very loudly and on the second the shower leaked constantly. Otherwise though a very nice hostel!

  • 15th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

The staff at the downtown are excellent, helpful and full of energy! Location is great, close to Pub street! Definitely recommend this hostel! :)


91%

A social hostel, very easy to meet people by the pool area. Beds and showers were nice. Loud music plays until about 12pm, so if you like to sleep early, maybe no the place for you, but i really enjoyed this hostel!


63%

Pool was nice, but no lockers in the rooms and the bathrooms outside the rooms with a shower were quite bad. Every shower should have somewhere to put your towel and clothes other than on the toilet. Pretty basic stuff could improve this place a lot. However, the staff were great, the food was good and you can drink for pretty cheap here. Also it's a nice place to hang out during the day by the pool and meet people. Overall it was good.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your review. We have taken on board a number of recent comments regarding improving the smaller items that make the difference and are currently undergoing a series of updates to all our bathrooms and communal areas in an effort to improve guest services. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay overall. Kind regards, Duncan Manager Downtown Siem Reap Hostel

100%

Loved it!! One of, if not the single best hostel we have stayed in so far. Stayed in the mixed dorm and it was really good. Pool outside, great location, party all day, but the party continues in pub-street at night. So you could get a good night sleep. Would love to go back!


80%

We had a great time at the hostel, met some great people and it was in a great location to get to Pub Street and Angkor Wat. Along with this there were always tuktuks available waiting outside the hostel. However, the organisation and communication of the staff really lets the place down. We were nearly unable to travel to our next destination due to the staff being undertrained and having a lack of communication between each other.

  • 3rd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Fantastic hostel with fantastic staff and an awesome atmosphere!! We had trouble with a tuk tuk driver who was trying to rip us off and eventually became a bit aggressive towards us and the staff helped us sort the situation out, we are very grateful! Massive beds, decent bathrooms. Decent party atmosphere as well, the staff will take you out on a pub crawl that leads to pub stree. Drinks are reasonably priced as well, and they usually have specials! Get around it!!

  • 18th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


51%

Not a place to sleep....! Very noisy and staff unable to give any information...! Good location though!

  • 18th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
In terms of noise, we are advertised as a party hostel, although the music is turned down late at night. In terms of staff not being able to give any information, could you be more specific as we have numerous Western staff who have been with us a while and know the area and activities (including one who speaks French) and a number of Khmer staff with good English. Please contact me as I am interested in your feedback to help improve our services. Kind regards, Duncan Manager

89%

Friendly and helpful staff! Great for partying and meeting people. Would definetly recommend staying here if you want a good time and party a lot. The hostel will help you with everything e.g. organize tours. Would definetly stay here if I come again!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we could help you with the trips and activities that you wanted. I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels. Many thanks, Duncan Manager Downtown Siem Reap Hostel

63%

The staff where nice and friendly but with some long term staying foks it was hard to make it in to their group. So l went to bed instead and changed hostel. Too much of "cool dudes" för me.


74%

The private room had a very bad damp smell which was not very nice. After the key broke in the door the staff showed how they could easily open the door with a ruler or knife which didn't really seem very secure to me. A good hostel If you want a party hostel.


(62 results)


View all Siem Reap Hostels

Please give us your feedback