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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just spent 6 nights here, in 2 different rooms. This place has it all- dorms, comfortable rooms, good food, cheap drink, games, books, mini-golf and lots of entertaining theme nights (live music, trivia). Much of our Kampot holiday was spent hanging out at the hotel- it's such a friendly place! Rooms: modern, new, and very clean. Comfy beds with...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Magic Sponge is a really cool hotel. The owner William is larger than life & works hard to make the place successful. The waiting staff are all friendly & the room/bathroom beautifully decorated and clean. The hotel is close to the main town (5 mins walk if that) and bus station. Stayed in a double room- had a flat...

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Thank LSHK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in two rooms here. They were wonderful, spotless, clean and tastefully decorated. Everywhere in kampot is walkable from here. Also has a bar and restaurant, with happy hours, free pools tables and decent prices. Also ate here a few times during our stay and we were not disappointed. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I would stay here...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in the dorm room for 2 nights and slept amazingly well. Plenty of ceiling fans and mosquito nets mean lots of white noise and no bites at night. Staff is very friendly, hospitable, helpful - they host a Friday night Trivia game and I think had an open mic another night. Decent food, nice atmosphere, central location. Definitely...

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Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 4 November 2016

I spend three nights at the Magic Sponge. I did not expect much, but it turned out to be one of the best places I stayed at so far. The staff is very friendly and cooperatively and helpful (no matter what: booking a bus, help to find the way around in Kampot,...), also I couldn't help but get into a...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

It's not a party place there's the monkey place next door if your looking for that but This is a really unique place in SEA. The owners have put in a huge effort to make this place great. It's cross of the best bits of a hostel, friendly service, nice atmosphere but the luxury of a hotel. All the rooms...

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

we had a fantastic time at the magic sponge in kampot. the owner, Will, is very friendly and helpful! the bed was one of the most comfortable we have slept on since being in southeast Asia. the food provided was terrific quality and value and the beer is served in chilled glasses. would definitely visit again.

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Victoria Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights. Absolutely loved it! The owner Will ( westerner from Alaska ) is very friendly and goes far and beyond to make your stay great. We had the family room on the 2nd floor. The room was very clean and comfortable. The AC worked well and all amenities were clean and in good working order....

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The Magic Sponge was the highlight of our trip and no accommondation came even close to the cozyness, cleanlyness and the comfort. The guesthouse was newly renovated and everything was top noch! Nice spacious rooms with TV, AC, nice beds and hot showers as well as the most welcoming owner William and best night bartender Pon! The guesthouse had a...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I did not stay there as I was staying with a friend who lives nearby. However I ate there every day, the best breakfast at a cheap price. the vegetarian foods, especially the indian, tasty, generous and reasonably priced. Fantastic atmosphere, beautiful surroundings, William is the best host I have known. Service from him and his staff outstanding and very...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Golf Course
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our strikingly designed building offers spotlessly clean and spacious air-con or fan rooms with en-suite toilets and hot showers. All of our beds feature top quality mattresses and pillows for a superb night's sleep in comfort. We also have a dormitory room for single or budget travelers. Delicious food and fully stocked bar with a western barman for late night banter. 9-hole mini golf course, pool table, board games and DVD lounge are free for all customers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Magic Sponge

Address: Guesthouse Street | Kampong Bay District, Kampot MS1 KP2, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Kampot Province > Kampot
Price Range: RM80 - RM120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“The dorm has an amazing view (and a rood terrace)!”
 of 5 bubbles sveak2016, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Range of rooms available, clean, fresh and inviting”
 of 5 bubbles waivalleyfarm, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“i stay in the "big room" and that was the best for me....but i don't try any other...”
 of 5 bubbles izkolouk, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Two seperate sets of stairs to first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles C3545PUstephanieh, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“all the rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles joseph998, 30 May 2016 | Read review
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