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Cambodia Backpacker Guesthouse Siem Reap Reviews
Cambodia Backpacker Guesthouse Jul 26, 2014
I usually choose backpackers hotel for accommodations, they’re cheap and usually on prime location in central district. As long as there’s clean bed, strong water supply, safe and the location is not remote, I’m fine with it, budget comes first before comfort.
I booked in Cambodia Backpacker Guesthouse in April for a double bedroom for 2 nights for USD30.60. I sent an email 3 days prior that we will be arriving around midnight and was replied promptly that it wouldn't be a problem since it’s already paid. We easily spotted the hotel building, which is along the main road and in front of Hard Rock Café. It was quite old and simple building with a big signage in front offering $20/night for bedspace.
We arrived in the hotel at around 2am of July 27. Moun, the male receptionist who replied my email, was sleeping on a folding bed with mosquito net in the lobby. He immediately stood up and welcomed us half asleep and shirtless, haha! He ushered us to our room in the third floor and turned on the airconditioning. Though it was set on 16C, it was just maybe cooling at 25C.
The room was huge; we have a king-sized bed and extra single bed where we put our stuff since there was no cabinet. There was also TV but we didn’t turn on. I appreciate its high ceiling, which is exactly the opposite for the toilet. If you’re more than 6ft tall, you might have to duck a little. The water pressure was ok when we arrive, but at 4:30am, there was nothing coming out of the shower. I have to wake Moun again for him to check. Actually, it was the dog who kept barking at me that woke him up.
Moun made one fatal mistake. He did not inform us that the room next to us was the male dorm. Separating our room was a wall with a big glass window that has vertical blinds on our side. The lights were off to the adjacent room, and we thought it was a store or computer room. We only realized there were guys on the other side when we woke up and their lights were on. Next time, check first what’s really on the other side of any glass partition no matter how tired you are.
We didn’t have a chance to have breakfast as we left for Angkor Wat at 5:30 am, and then checked out by 11pm of the same day. We return to the hotel thrice to book for bus reservation and freshen up. We saw Moun in his uniform this time, posing his friendly smile. Later that day, we noticed that all of the guests were removing their shoes when they enter. We didn’t see any sign if this was customary though there was a shoe rack outside.
The location was walking distance to the Night Market, where we had dinner and shop for batik pants and shirt. Right in front of it was the Hard Rock Café. There is bike rental next to it and money changers across the street. You can easily call for tuktuk if you want to go anywhere.
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Cambodia Backpacker Guesthouse Overview
The Cambodia Backpacker Guesthouse is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests to Siem Reap. Each of the 20 well-furnished guestrooms at the hotel ensures a comfortable stay with industry-standard room amenities. Room amenities include non smoking rooms, air conditioning, desk, internet access (wireless), internet access, in room safe, television, shower. The amenities and services offered at this Siem Reap accommodation include 24hr room service, coffee shop, laundry service/dry cleaning, meeting facilities, restaurant. In addition, the hotel's guests can enjoy the leisure and sports facilities provided on the premises: massage. Along with its convenient location in Siem Reap, the hotel also offers a wide range of services and facilities to the guests. Modern comfort and convenience are seamlessly combined to ensure the guests' satisfaction. To proceed with your booking at the Cambodia Backpacker Guesthouse, simply choose your travel dates and fill in our secure online booking form.
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