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Downtown Siem Reap Hostel Reviews

#0369 Wat Damnak Village, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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655 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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Great atmosphere for backpackers and really social. A mere 5 minute walk to the Pub Street and Night Market and the pool is definitely a selling point. Rooms were clean enough, water went off a few times but wasn't out too long. Good food and drink!


We've had a great stay. It's central and the staff can arrange different tours as you want. They kept the hostel clean and the swimming pool was good to cool down.


Nice pool / hang out area, rooms are super basic, bathrooms do the trick. Atmosphere was pretty good. Would recommend if you're looking for the pure basics.


I honestly cannot say enought good things about this hostel! I've been traveling for almost a year and this is by far my favorite hostel!! The staff are just incredible and make this place what it is: home away from home! Thee amount of people I met and now love is insane, it has the best vibe and super easy to meet new friends. I love you Downtown!! I WILL be back.


Great hostel! Cool staff, great food and location, very nice bar - and an amazing swimmingpool which we could not have survived without! We recommend it to everyone! ⭐️


10 min walk to the main street for bars and restaurants. Organise tours for you with hostel tuk tuk drivers. Double room with ac was spacious and clean. Good bar / pool area that also does food.


Wonderful place, would definitely stay here again.


Perfect hostel for Siem Reap. Staff is a lot of fun and very helpful at the same time. The pool is good too. Food is good. Music is good.


Great hostel. Even though we were only on a mattress on the floor it was surprisingly comfortable and the room was clean, cool and secure. It is definitely for younger travellers as there are constant drinking games going on around the pool for most of the day and night. Its a lot of fun and the staff were friendly. Although you could tell they got stressed at times when the reception seemed understaffed at peak hours. I would definitely stay here again, its worth the walk into town.


I spent about a week here and it's a great place with a great atmosphere. Good location with very friendly and helpful staff. They run some good trips to local places a couple of times a week which are worth doing. Adam the barman could do with coming up with some new playlists but I'm assured they are better than listening to Duncan's LOTR sound track.


Great hostel, really good food. Having a pool was fantastic. We had problems with our air-con which we had to kick off about but once that was fixed it was a really great place to stay and we slept really well. The management and bar staff were really professional, friendly and made our whole experience so easy. However some of the newer staff were a bit all over the place. Not the kind of people you want to go to with issues or have handling your passport. Would really recommend staying here.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks very much for you review. Apologies for the issues you had with the AC in your room and thanks for your patience with us in getting it fixed. I certainly appreciate how uncomfortable it was without it. We've had some new staff in recently on a trial basis and some of your experiences may not have been as with the longer term staff. Apologies for that. Glad that you enjoyed your stay overall and had a safe onward journey. Many thanks, Duncan Manager Downtown Siem Reap Hostel


Lovely staff, very helpful and in for parties and little trips during the day or evening. Very good food at the hostel, not the cheapest though (still worth it!). Near to pub street and people who work there might join you or tell you where the good places are.


After being travel for six weeks around in Asia, this was one of the best hostel I've been at. Very cool staff, if anything is wrong, they help you in the same moment. Dorm room was clean, aircon worked perfectly. Swimmingpool area was social and calm. Even though people was having a good time every night, there was silence in the whole building. It's five minuts from pub street and no proble going home (alone) at night. I really recommend this place!


The place was frat-boy, drink-all-night and party feeling. The staff were nice enough, but seemed drunk most of the time, not overly approachable. If that's your scene, then go for it; The location was close to pub street and the night market, there's a pool and decent music, and a kitchen right on site. The bathrooms left a lot to be desired, and I've seen all sorts. Clean enough, but you basically have to shower sitting on the toilet. Plus, there were only 2 of them on the entire second floor.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback. I would be interested to hear more information on your thoughts on the staff. We do not allow staff at reception to drink on their shifts and bar staff are allowed a small amount of alcohol when working. We are a party hostel and we do often have drinking during the day and until late at night. We are currently undertaking refurbishments of the bathrooms on all floors, which you may have seen during your stay. Kind regards, Duncan Manager


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)


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


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


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.


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!


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

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