Lovely Jubbly Place Reviews
Reviews & Ratings Explained
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 »
Kimchea at desk was very nice and helpful. Dorms were clean with lockers and two separate showers and toilets. Aircon was on all day and they also have pool table and computer access. Only thing to note is the 2 dollar price is just a promo and doesn't work more than a day and it gets turned on and off quite often. Plan on beds being 4 dollars for walk ins or second day.
Staff was very helpful with booking bus tickets to Siem Reap. Also for where to go in Phnom Penh. Good for price and location.
Very helpful staff. Helped make arrangements to visit local attractions. Hostel is located in an area that is not very clean but is close to some bars and restaurants for local and international cuisine. Hostel is short walk from Riverside and from the palace. Night market (Wed thru Sun, I think) is about a $1.50 ride in a tuk tuk, not that far it's walkable. Room was clean but music from the ground floor bar was a little loud on the first floor. Cheap drinks at bar, $0.75 drafts of Anchor.
Bring your earplugs! I was given room 104, right beside the stairwell. Unfortunately, because the hostel has a modern aesthetic and is a series of concrete boxes without soundproofing, the music that played until 12am and started again early in the morning reverberates through the walls. Clean, big beds, good location, but not a great hostel for meeting people. The bar was dead and the other people in the hostel obviously were hanging out somewhere else. All in all, decent value for money.
Located river side of town - good location if you want to be there.
Basically a concrete bunker. No windows, and the mattresses were hard too. On the plus side, the concrete made it easy to blast the air conditioner and make the room into a refreshing refrigerator away from the heat
Nice atmosphere, price is good. If you want to stay for longer, be sure to book earlier, they change price very quickly, you may be surprised that your 3 dollar bed becomes 6 overnight.
Nice staff and fun common area but the tuk tuk drivers hanging around just outside the door are a tad annoying. A guy in a dorm had valuables stolen while I was here and they have a bed bug issue. Beds and bathrooms were fine.
The bar is dead, it closes at 12am which is boring by Cambodian standards. The room feels like a prison with grey walls and no windows.
The bar guy in the evening is absolutely lovely!! I really liked the concrete finish ( but I am sure it isnt to everyones taste). Really comfy bed, great water pressure in the shower and a nice place to meet other travellers and have a chat over a beer. They organised my bus to Kampot with a pick up from the hostel. Wasnt keen on the $10 deposit for the key and towel but I am sure they have lost many in the past hence the deposit,
It's very important that you follow through on promises. If you tell a guest that you will have a driver at the bus station at 5am when they arrive, you must find a way to actually send them. Travelers who are unfamiliar with Phnom Penh - especially young female travelers who are, by nature, more vulnerable - should not be expected to wait around the bus station for 45 minutes before you send a driver. And most travelers can not call you to remind you that they are waiting - just follow through.
We had a great stay! Good location, nice food, comfortable beds. And a great bar, but unfortunately not many people hanging out there. Only downside was that they had promised to pick us up but no ine was there
- Novice Nomad
- All Female Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
The concrete box asthetic was ok and great for a dark nights sleep but can appreciate it wont be to everyones taste. Beds were comfy and shower warm with great water pressure. I agree that the owner needs to decide if its a bar or hostel though. The bar was empty with everyone driven outside by the music and surely they get more in people paying to sleep there than they would get from the 0.50c beer. You can only take Hotel California on repeat so many times...
We checked in at Lovely Jubbly Place right after our visit at the Genocide museum and were a bit taken by the prison feeling we got because of the non-painted concrete walls and floor, and the general darkness the concrete created. Except from that (which was kind of cool in a way) it was a good hostel. Cheaper than Lovely Jubbly Villa and a much better location. I recommend it.
We were supposed to be in a four-bed dorm but were put in a 6-bed room. I think someone had either lain on my bed or they hadn't changed the sheets because it stunk of body odour! We organised a day tour through the hostel, which was easy and the tuk tuk driver was great! So friendly :-). The young guy behind the bar was also lovely. The location is fantastic - super close to the National Museum. But probably wouldn't stay again as it's so dark and gloomy inside.
Good hostel, good price, lockers were awful though broken on sides so are pointless. Place Also lacked a little in atmosphere but could just be time of year. Overall though good hostel.
일단 이호스텔위치를 아는 툭툭기사가한명도없었고 매일 돌아갈때마다 지도를보며 설명해야함. 또4인실을 예약했는데 방이남음에도불구하고 6인실을주면서 문제없다고 태연해해서 따졌더니 방을바꿔줌. 방안에화장실이있는건좋았지만 계단이가파르고 복도가좁고 방도너무어둡고 대체적으로 이호스텔은너무 최악임. it was the worst hostel ever and ever.
Lovely Jubbly is in a perfect location in the city. They also provided pick-up from the bus station which was very nice. John, the evening bartender, is wonderful. The main issue that we had was that we booked a private room over a month in advance, but when we arrived they told us that room was no longer available (as in they had overbooked). We were put into a four bed dorm room, which we had to ourselves, but was very cramped and not what we had initially requested.
The place is dark and has a very musty smell. The staff are helpful enough but always look tired and stressed out. The rooms and toilet are clean but there was no water on our first night. The location is good, near the market, restaurants and pubs. There is a nice bar at the ground floor but we spend most of our time outside during the day and by the time we are ready to chill and have drinks, the bar is already closed so we have to go somewhere else. The smell, i really hate the smell.
Lovely Jubbly was lovely!! The rooms were cleaned everyday I was there and the shower (best hot shower I had all trip)/toilet was great because they were actually separated. The beds are also quite large and comfy. John - who works behind the bar at night is hilarious and helpful. Not the most social vibe but still easy to talk to people! Would definitely recommend!