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Velkommen Guesthouse Reviews

#18 st 144, Riverside, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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380 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Great staff, really friendly atmosphere. The food was good and the location is great for exploring and taking in the sunsets on the riverside. The wifi is really fast, and the rooms were comfortable and clean. We liked it so much we booked in for a few more nights on our way through to Siem Reap. Only downside for some might be that there is construction work going on, but we get up early so it wasn't a problem for us at all!

  • 31st Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


We had a lovely time in PP - Guesthouse treated us well. Staff really GREAT - helped us w/everything and anything. Private room small but clean with no view. Breakfast not included. Location near the river - restaurants bars etc. but also stink of the market Overall a good little place to stay - value decent but not the best.


Very nice place to stay as a couple. Room was nice and clean with a very good private bathroom and Aircon. Hotel is in a busy street but 10 meters away frm the main road along the river and just steps from restaurants and cafes, nice grocery store right next to it and the owner is super friendly and know some tuk-tuk drivers who can take you around town who are also very friendly.


We stayed in one of the superior rooms, which was very spacious, and very clean. The location is great--right on the riverside, with access to many restaurants and bars, as well as the market right around the corner. The best part about Velkommen is the staff. They were incredibly friendly and helpful every day. We really enjoyed our tour with Rattanak, who drove us to the Killing Fields, and chatted with us every evening. Edwin has created a special place in Velkommen. We highly recommend!

  • 10th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Excellent location,friendly staff right in the heart of Phnom Penh.Serious and at the same time cool.


The room was very basic. I believe you are paying for location, not the amenities. The room had a nice firm bed, tv, fan, AC, and wall mounted safe. The bathroom was large and had a nice shower. The owner is very friendly and helpful. Talk to him early on in your stay if you know when and where you will be traveling next. Breakfast was good (not included, but fair price). Location was great! There is a local market nearby, sights of the city walkable and the Giant Ibis bus stop is close too.


We loved to stay at your guesthouse. Thanks for the warm welcome, the pleasent surprise with the rooftop room, and for the help & advice offered. If we are again in the area we make sure to come back!


Very basic accommodation with mattress on a floor and fan. Helpful English born owner.


The average hostel really. The rooms were pretty small in comparison to others we've stayed in, with lots of stairs to climb!


Staff extremely helpful, good breakfast. We came with two Kids aged 9 and 11. Major sights in walking distance, family room totally okay. Not so nice: window of Our room faced next House just about 1 metre across a narrow alley. However, being away most of the time, it didn't bother us much.

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When we arrived the power was out, not the hostels fault but it was a pain. The double room we stayed in was big enough, decent shower, fan and air con (although this did leak badly). The location is by the riverside but a way out from most backpacker hostels but there are many street food vendors and tuk tuks waiting to take you. We did see a number of potential prostitutes but that just added to the craziness of Cambodia. The neighbouring backpacker hostel is good for cheaper beer too.


Average hostel. Good location for palace and museum, but I don't that is particularly a good thing. We were on the 5th floor, which was 7 flights of stairs up with no lift, so pretty tiring. Nice enough bar area but nothing spectacular.


The best part about this was the location-- you can just walk to the water, and in a few blocks you're in front of the palace (good place for a picnic). The room itself was kind of dim and depressing, but comfortable if you don't plan on spending much time there. Our room was a bit of a trek up the stairs, but I imagine that helped with street noise. The cafe downstairs is good. The locker in our room was annoying, as when you put in the wrong code twice, it shuts down for an unspecified tim


Nice and clean hostel with a very good location! Close to many restaurants and bars.Walking distance from bus stop (most buses from SR and Shianouk) or a 1$ tuk-tuk ride.Stayed only one night on our way to HCMC in a double room. The room was clean and bed was good enough. You get a towel, and there's hot shower. There's a safe deposit box on the room. Not the most social place, but right across the street is the sister hostel "Velkommen Backpackers" where there is a bigger common area and dorms


The location was good. A tuk tuk with the hotel was also good to have as he took you to the different sight spots (killing fields etc) at a reasonable price. The room was ok. Good size, and the bathroom was clean. However we did find a few hairs on the bedsheets which wasn't great. The air con was partially broken so we were unable to have it on over night because it was so noisy, so the room got a little hot- a fan was in the room so that helped. Overall it's good value for money.

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Sorry for the air con. But you stayed with us for 3 nights. It's important for us that guests let us know if there's a problem in the room. We would always try to fix problems the same day. The air con guys would usually be here in 2-3 hours when we call them.


Ideal place for our one night stop over before our flight. The staff were very helpful and sorted us out with transport to the killing fields/ transport to airport. Bathroom and air con were both great too!


Had a nice stay. Rooms are decent size but with a brick wall view. If we ever return to Phnom Penh we will definatley stay here. Excellent location, very clean and helpful friendly staff


The most excellent fresh cut potato chips home made. A Must try.


Thank you to the staff - amazing!!


We had a good few nights here. Breakfast was good, room was good with tv, staff were nice. We did notice the kitchen was dirty every time we walked past but so is every kitchen we've eaten at probably. Overall we had a nice stay.

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