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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Firstly great staff, very very helpful with talking about the next leg of my trip to organising tuk tuks and recommending restaurants. Secondly the location is excellent few minutes to the Riverside and a few more to the royal palace. The room was very basic and tired, bed decent, cold water shower, air-conditioning and fan worked fine. The very loud...

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to the bar twice, once as a couple and once with another couple. The first time was nice - cheap beer, cool atmosphere and free pool to play. Music was also OK. Second time we came back we ordered food. Two of us got our food quickly but we were waiting ages for the other two and the...

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Thank Shalliday92
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

After spending 6 weeks backpacking SEA, we booked 11 Happy Backpackers with no hesitation. The rooms here, they were the worst we'd stayed in. Our first room was concrete everything with an old bed and no windows which was basically a prison cell. Then our second room was one with a window but a steel gate with a padlock for...

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Thank Patrick G
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

If you can sleep with the rooftop-party playing the same bad songs over and over again. You'll have an advantage. Otherwise this is not for you. If you are willing to sleep in a stinky room under rats dropping excrements near your face (if not on or in your face). You probably will get very sick and should consider avoiding...

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Thank Rick V
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I stayed in the 20-bed dorm but it was a huge (massive!) room and comfortably accommodated the number of people. Air-conditioned with fans and comfortable. The rooftop bar was nice, for some people it may be a little noisy at night but honestly I was so tired from being out all day I slept right through it. Great location and...

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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here 2 nights, I suppose you get what you pay for, as the rooms are not great, our room wasn't very clean, there was hardly any power points to charge my phone so had to leave it plugged in and on someone else's bed. At the moment there's a big construction site opposite and they start work before 8am...

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Thank Robyn H
Darlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

After first being placed in a room with no windows, we were moved to one on the outside of the building. The Windows and doors were barred and you had to lock the door from outside!! The fact someone could have locked us in made us feel very uneasy. Staff were rude and unfriendly. The only redeeming feature is the...

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Pune, India
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The place is good. When you book please opt for A/C, if not you end up getting an AC room with fan and no remote and have to negotiate further (they charge USD 2 extra per night for A/C). The place is clean and the reception is warm with smiling faces. They have a fantastic roof top restaurant with good...

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1Thank shamsudahmed
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Simply amazing. I stayed in the dorm for 5 days, my idea was spending only 2 days in the city but I taked so much fun here. It is a cheap and really nice guest house, the food and beds are very good but the most amazing thing is their staff, they treated me really well making me feel as...

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Totnes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our stay here and we would definitely return. Really friendly staff and a great menu for fairly reasonable price. Good location in the city with a lot going on around but you don't need to look far when the rooftop bar is so comfortable. The room was clean and an okay bathroom. We were on a budget and managed...

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11 Happy Backpackers, With over 40 rooms and 75+ dorm beds and an amazing rooftop bar/restaurant we strive to be Cambodia's #1 Hostel. We aim for our guests to enjoy their stay to the fullest. We offer: - Super priced private rooms, dorms and big group stays - An amazing rooftop with 2 pool tables, 2 dart machines, beerpong table, great music, fresh air, safe environment, serve food and drink all day and night, friendly staff and the place to party. - Last year we opened our Movie House corporation with The Flicks 2, located on our ground floor we are playing blockbusters, docu's, Cambodian history and backpacking classic movies in our AIRCONDITIONED awesomeness MOVIE ROOM, RATED #1 ON TRIPADVISOR AT THINGS TO DO IN PHNOM PENH. - Visa, Tickets, Tours service, you name it, we have it! sharply price and our visa prices beat the embassy prices! -dorms with AC starting from 5$ a night, -private rooms w/bathroom starting from 8$ a night - a social envirement for you to meet fellow travellers and have a great stay! - most central location you can find! 5 minute walk from Riverside and 10 minute walk to Central Market, Royal Palace & National Museum. - big spacious dorms for tour-groups. more than 40 rooms and 75 dorm beds. Amazing rooftop bar with FREE pooltables, TV, Hammocks, drinking games, Awesome music, SAFE $ FRIENDLY and many more! We arrange visas and bus tickets with GUARENTEED LOWEST PRICE! Once you stay you wont want to leave. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 11 Happy Backpackers

Address: #87-89, St.136, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Price Range: RM45 - RM54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 60
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“Always take an A/C room which is a better bargain. Try rooms at the lower floor as they don't have a lift”
 of 5 bubbles shamsudahmed, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay here!!”
 of 5 bubbles emmawT1207GV, 15 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Dorm room (D?) on the first floor was relatively quiet. Anything higher up than that would be louder.”
 of 5 bubbles 342corys, 2 Apr 2016 | Read review
“dorms are located across a bridge to the next building.”
 of 5 bubbles BDBourbon, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
“First floor would be quieter than levels above”
 of 5 bubbles SarahJYN, 23 Sep 2015 | Read review
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