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“Great central location and quiet”
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Billabong Hostel
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Great central location and quiet”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

We walked in from the Soyra bus station and got a ground floor poolside room for $45 including a hearty breakfast for two.
We stayed extra nights and the hotel was near full over the weekend. The only room on offer was a huge room with king size bed plus two singles on the third floor . With a bit of negotiation it was $55 per night including breakfast. This room overlooked the pool on one side and the street on another. With heavy glazing and a relatively small street below, the room was amazingly quiet at night.
All the staff were great.
The Central Market was a short walk - not worth a tuktuk, Lucky Supermarket even closer. Food at hotel was good but the little cafe a few doors down was even better and cheaper.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Phnom Penh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2012

The rooms here are functional but the diamond is the pool which is a good size and salt-water (something of a rarity). The owners and staff are extremely friend and the food is solid asian-western fare. Location is good as it's close to the Central Market and close to most tourist locations.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2012

Like everyone says, its a nice little mid-range clean Hotel with nice friendly staff.
Splash out a bit more and get a room that doesnt look onto the back of another Hotel wall, but I am glad I never booked a ground floor pool view rooom, just a bit inpersonal as you open the room door striaght onto the pool and restaurant.

Room Tip: Dont use the room mini.bar
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

This is a great place, fairly priced, AND have a beautiful, fanastic saltwater pool..
Nothing bad to declare, friendly staff, clean, comfortable, and a nice, descent place if your a bit of sun! ;)

thanks

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Billabong. We (couple with a toddler) stayed in a downstairs/poolside room which was spacious, clean, quiet and comfortable.
The pool and outside dining area is very relaxing - it was nice to sit out by the pool and be waited on by the obliging, efficient and hard-working staff. A definite plus is that the pool is saltwater and very well maintained.
Breakfast is fresh and the red curry that I had delivered by room service was five star.
In summary, I appreciated the calm, quiet ambience at the Billabong, with it's competent, unobtrusive staff and adequate facilities. Definite value for money.

Room Tip: I would definitely pay extra for a spacious poolside room. I'm not sure about the other options...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Billabong Hostel

Property: Billabong Hostel
Address: 5, Street 158, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Formerly The Billabong Hotel)
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Region: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 237 Speciality Lodging in Phnom Penh
Price range (per night): RM103 - RM150
Hotel Class:3 star — Billabong Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located. Free WIFI. 24 hours Reception. Large saltwater swimming pool and garden. Hot showers. Fully air-conditioned rooms. Inner spring mattresses. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms. Quality Linens. Only minutes from Central Market, Sorya Department Stores. 1km from the Riverfront. Featuring a restaurant and bar with cosy hangout areas around the pool. All our spacious rooms have comfy beds, private showers, toilet facilities, air conditioning, and lockers for your belongings. You'll get a set of bed linen, towel, Wi-Fi as well as maps with all essential information about the going-ons in town. ... more   less 
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