This is a fantastic hotel right in the middle of backpacker street. Markets, bars and foot masseuses line the street. Despite being an almost 24/7 party street, you could hardly hear it from our room.
In-room safe advertised, there wasn't. Also advertised as right in the heart of Old Town, it wasn't. Staff (except tour booking lady and the drivers) were not friendly and even went through our dirty laundry in the middle of a crowded reception area because they thought we had miscounted items. Rooms have no sound proofing - can clearly hear the tv in the room next door. Also, to eat or use the pool, we had to walk to their sister hotel down the road. Don't eat there, it was gross.
Lovely hostel and very helpful staff. They have an in-house cafe but the one time we wanted to have dinner there, it was the cook's day off! There were plenty of restaurants within only a few minutes walk though. In all a great hotel for the price.
If you travel to Siem Reap, you should definitely stay here, if only to meet Samso and his wonderful family/staff. Sure there were bugs in our room, burn holes in the sheets and the place smelled musty and damp but Samso's hospitality more than made up for it. He arranged a driver and tour guide for us via email only a day before we arrived! His cousin, the tuk tuk driver, waited in the pouring rain for our delayed plane and the reception staff never tired of our silly questions. STAY HERE!
Fantastic place, excellent location and offers a range of tours. However, staff implied the tours through them were the only ones available. There are plenty of tourism outlets around the town that offer tours though. We stayed two nights but had to change rooms. The first one was excellent but no hot water. The second was on the bottom floor and right between the pool and kitchen so was very noisy esp the pool pump.
A great wee hotel for those travelling on a budget, except it doesn't feel like a budget hotel. Everything exceeded our expectations by far but the thing that really made our stay was the friendly staff who genuinely took an interest in us and what we were doing, even sympathising with us when taxis ripped us off!
- Novice Nomad
- New Zealand
- All Female Group, 25-30
- (6 reviews)