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Sam So Guesthouse Reviews

St. Wat Bo, House no. 0164, Wat Bo Village, Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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194 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Most welcoming place I've stayed - treated with service you'd expect of a five star hotel. Both Mr. So and his wife were extremely helpful in giving advice about what to see and do in Siem Reap and elsewhere in Cambodia. Booked Angkor Wat tour and got a great deal through them! Rooms are clean, beds are very comfortable and the free bottled water is great! If you want a comfortable and fun stay in Siem Reap - look no further.

  • 20th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This a beautiful old building with marble floors, a grand staircase in the lobby, and ornately carved solid wood doors. That said, it doesn't feel like the cleanest place. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. Several of the staff, though friendly, don't speak very good english making it a little tough to arrange for tours except when the Mr. or Mrs. are there. Great breakfast options, way beyond just toast. Wifi is pretty slow.


This was our last leg of a month trip. After reading reviews we booked thinking we were getting a great bargin. Only to check in (night Bus from Ho Chi Min) and have stained sheets, blood on the blanket and a overly large pillow that was impossible to sleep on. We are use to sleeping rough while backpacking but to pay $80 for 4 nights and not even get clean bedding? Also the the staff speak minimal English, we needed to book a lot of day trips etc and it turned into a very lengthy process

  • 26th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Fantastic staff. Every staff member was kind and helpful. They set us up with their tuk-tuk driver so we could visit the ruins. I believe his name was Mr. Tim. He was such a sweet man who drove us all over for about 5-7 hours each day to see everything. Great location. Only about a 10-15 minute walk from the old market, the night market, and pub street.

  • 20th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I stayed here for 3 nights and it was really great! Perfect distance from the pub street area and also within biking distance of Angkor Wat. The staff was absolutely amazing and really made the trip memorable. I plan on traveling back to Siem Reap and I'll probably stay here again.

  • 12th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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