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Velkommen Backpackers Reviews

17 st 144 Riverside, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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462 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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It is excellent place to stay! Nice environment, a/c provided, friendly staff,for me so far is the best place to stay in Cambodia!


Stayed in a dorm room. Good if you look for a cheap place to stay. Bathroom and dorm was pretty clean, stuff was friendly (but not too interested in giving information), close to riverside with several bars and restaurants and also close to sights (walkingdistance to wat phnom, night market, silver pagoda, national museum,...). Atmosphere in the hostel could have been better...

  • 3rd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great location, super friendly staff and I've enjoyed the atmosphere as well. although I've only been there for one night but I'd go back there if I go to phnom penh


Good hostel on a street just off to the riverside. Everything was good although the atmosphere in the restaurant/lobby of Velkommen backpackers could have been better. Personnel is very helpfull.


Good price, friendly and helpful staff, clean beds and towels are provided. Missed some reading lights in the dorm beds as well as more power outlets for charging phones. The dorm was a little messy, but mostly due to travellers leaving heaps of trash all over the room, instead of using the bins.


Great location walking distance to museums and markets. Staff friendly no complaints.


For the price I paid I could have stayed in a nicer place. The location is awesome though but the room is not as nice as in the picture.


Nice place, good food, very friedly staff, perfect location.


Very nice staff! we had a private ensuite and the bathroom was very clean. breakfast is not included, but they have a menu with good prices! excellent location, near everything you should visit. they also arrange daytrips, tuc tuc to/from airport and shuttle to Siem Reap, which is very good. the only thing I would suggest is to improve the wi-fi, because it was very weak and we couldnt use it inside the bedroom. :)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the good comment. We have improved our WIFI the last week and we have 4 MB speed daytime 7am. to 7pm. and 8 MB nighttime and weekends. But because of heat, the router sometime fall out. This is fixed in 2 minutes if our staff is informed about it.


No safety box Ants and fleas in the room I had to ask the reception to clean my room. I stayed there one week and they cleaned it only once. Smelly bathroom That was for the bad part. However, the staff was yound and very nice, good chill out area and not too much hostess bars around ;)

  • 16th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the good comment of our staff. I have taken over as the manager and we are now cleaning all rooms and dorms every day. I hope we will do a better cleaning job in the future. Edvin


ok for a stopover


fantastic location...great staff...cheap...good atmosphere...cheap beer...:)

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