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Eighty8 Phnom Penh Reviews

#98 Street 88 Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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985 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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The big draw here is the pool and amazing common area. The dorms are also really big and open so you've plenty of space. Only downside is its outside of the main backpacker zone of restaurants and bars but this can be overcome with tuk tuk ad Moto services which the hostel offers. A definite recommendation!


Very clean rooms and great staff. The restaurant has good food too (and cheap drinks at the bar). A pool table free of charge and the pool itself were awesome. It was very easy to meet people too! I would stay here again for sure.


Brilliant hostel, great food and bar, good atmosphere and pool is definetly a bonus! Room was spotless and big beds, would reccomend!

  • 22nd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great place to stay! The bar has great food at great prices. Plenty of people to meet and shoot pool with. Beds are big and comfy. Had some issues with a phone charger gone missing but it was recovered. Would stay here again for sure.


Nice enough. It is located out of the way though. Tuk tuks aren't too expensive to get where you want to go but not in a location to walk back to at night, The individual lights are nice but they are too bright to use when people are sleeping. The pool area is nice to hang out at. Expensive for Cambodia though. They have the most expensive laundry, drink, and food prices I saw in Cambodia. All in all it wasn't bad, but it wasn't notable either.


This hostel is good, apart from the location, a bit far from the city center.


The lockers are cages with and some have holes a hand could easily fit through, and the music at the bar can be very loud if your in a room close, so bring ear plugs if you plan on getting to sleep early.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate you bringing our attention that we have a couple lockers broken in one of our dorm rooms. I just wish you would have told us during your stay so that we could have rectified this straight away! If you stay in our cheapest dorm dorm which is advertised "above the bar" and "nosier than the other dorm rooms" then please dont complain about the noise. The music turns off at 12am when the bar closes down. Enjoy the rest of your travels.


Although located a bit out of the main centre of town, really good value for money. Clean, tidy and big beds. The staff was very helpful in arranging daytrips and onward travelling. What I liked is that the bar, lobby, check in and pool are all in the same spot so you're bound to meet others very quick.


+++ Staff were friendly and helpful. Pool! Nice bar with cheap food and drink. Big standalone beds, no bunks. Wifi was always working well. --- One bathroom so usually had to wait of a morning, it also got a bit dirty with a huge puddle in front of the toilet from the shower. Couple of cage lockers had holes in so could fit a hand in easy.

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Thanks for your feedback and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We will look into the potential issues that you highlighted to see if there is any way we can make your stay that much better. Please please please if there is something broken let us know when you are here so we can fix/replace it. Enjoy the rest of your travels. Team Eighty8.


Excellent staff, excellent hostel, highly recommend!!

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Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for your comments! Safe travels :)


Nice visit with fun and friendly staff. The atmosphere was really fun, although the location was a bit out of the way from the river front where lots of places to eat, however I would stay again!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your feedback. Glad that you enjoyed your stay! We are in the process of creating our own map of locations around the hostel as their is loads around the hostel but can be difficult to find for someone who has just arrived in the country. Hopefully you can make use of this on your return :) Safe travels.


A better bar than it is hostel. The dorm we stayed in was right above the bar so sleep is impossible. They say its cheaper because of this and the noise stops at 12, but even when the music stops they let people stay downstairs playing pool, drinking etc so still really noisy, until 3am on 2 occasions. Our bathroom wasn't cleaned the entire time i was there, no soap etc. And the staff weren't the friendliest either. Saying that its a great bar and atmosphere, but definitely better places to stay

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Our rooms are cleaned daily to a high standard without exception. You were staying in a hostel so unfortunately we don't provide free soap, slippers, bath robes or toiletries, just a clean towel when you check in. We don't tell guests when to go to bed either. We do have reception and security throughout the night to reduce excessive noise and to secure the building. Enjoy the rest of your travels. Team Eighty8.


Good value hostel, spacious communal area with bar and small pool. Problem is no sunny area to sit, all in the shade. Large rooftop area wasted, could be used as sitting area in the sun. A Computer for use and somewhere to watch and listen to films on tv, as music only played in communal area no chance to listen to it.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comments. We also want to develop our excellent rooftop but at the moment we simply cannot afford to do so. We are however in the process of building a new type of room which not only gives you that private space we sometimes all crave but also includes a private tv which you can use to watch tv or listen to music. We will eventually develop our rooftop but until then, please enjoy our cool pool, spacious social area, free wifi and pool table. Enjoy the rest of your travels.


Nice hostel but a bit far from the centre if you don't plan to hire a tuk tuk to go everywhere. Otherwise the common area is very nice and the double room with ensuite bathroom was clean and spacious.


Worth staying.


We enjoyed our stay at Eighty 8 and the staff is really helpfull, especially "Two", we visited Phnom Penh on his tuk tuk, he's a nice guide. Thank you!


Had a great night here. Met lots of fun young people. Played pool till late. Pool itself is nice. Rooms were nice and clean with big beds and great sized lockers. Would come back for sure. Great social space around the bar. Just down the road from Wat Phnom.

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Awesome to hear! Enjoy the rest of your travels. Team Eighty8!


Fantastic hostel, well appointed, great staff and very clean. A nice place to chill out and relax, particularly with the pool. Staff were all pleasant and no problems with them. Only issue is the location, which is too far away from the main attractions to just do a quick walk out and back - unless you hire a tuk tuk every time. Nothing they can do about it, so if you want to book a nice place to stay, do it here!

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Thank you for your kind comments and we are delighted that you really enjoyed your stay here! We are getting a lot of comments about the location lately so we are in the process of making it easier for guests staying with us who do like to explore the local area as there is loads of activities to do around the hostel, but the streets can be confusing when you first arrive. We are in the process of creating our own map to give customers some hints and direction to whats around them at Eighty8.


Great hostel and kind staff - helped make the most of my stay.


I stayed here six nights (only beCause I was too lazy to move, which I should have done) and did not find the staff helpful or friendly. They never went out of their way to help me with travel or make me feel at home. Laundry and food were overpriced for the quality. And the location is not convenient. Not much within walking distance, plus the drivers they allow to hover in their entryway will barely let you out the door if you choose to walk. The internet is very poor. Pros: clean, big beds

Owner Comment (Hide)
Wow! Sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your time here at Eighty8. Live life for the NOW! Sometimes some places just aren't right for you. Maybe Eighty8 or Phnom Penh just wasn't for you at this time in your life. Or maybe you needed 6 days of relaxing before you moved onto your next destination and actually we gave you the clarity of exactly what you needed to do? The majority of our guests come here and have a good time. I am sorry if you didn't enjoy your stay. Team Eighty8.

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