Hak's House Hostel

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
Hak's House Hostel - my dinner at hostel
Hak's House Hostel - restaurant area
Hak's House Hostel - dorm room (taken from Hak's web site)
Hak's House Hostel - reception and common area
Hak's House Hostel - restaurant table
Hak's House Hostel - hostel building

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WalterC WalterC
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Outside the city center, but a nice place to stay Nov 25, 2014
Located near Build Bright University and outside the city center, Hak’s House Hostel is a very nice place to stay, when staying in Siem Reap.

When arriving at the airport, the name of hostel should be familiar enough to any of the taxi or tuk-tuk drivers. You can arrange it at one of the desks, which should cost around $7.

The hostel is owned and run by Mr. Hak, as he is commonly known as. He goes out of his way, to help with any questions you have. Or arrange transportation to get to and from the Angkor ruins, as well as to the airport. And even will wake up anyone wanting to see the sunrise at Angkor. Unfortunately, he is the only one on the staff who speaks English well. So if he is not around and you have a problem, you are pretty much out of luck, as the other staff members speak very little English, if any.

When entering the hostel building, you will have to take your shoes off. Make sure they are placed on the rack on the side, otherwise they could have a lot of dust in them, as the staff often sweeps up the place.

There are dorm and private rooms, and both have the option of either having air-conditioning or just fan. The ones with air-conditioning costs slightly more, and very much worth the money. The dorm rooms are cramped, and I find the lighting can be spotty at times, as each individual light for each bed, may not work. And figuring out which switch turns on which lights, can be a problem.

Each room has its own bathroom, which is okay. And there are lockers, with keys provided by Mr. Hak. Don’t forget to return the key when checking out. There is no internet computer, but there is WiFi, which is included. And it works for the most part.

There is a lounge area, where you can watch movies or just relax. It seems like most of the DVDs are in bad condition. Also, an area outside, where there is a refrigerator, which has drinks. And a menu on a board, to order from, as the hostel has a kitchen there. The food there, is pretty good. Just place your order to Mr. Hak, and he will let the kitchen staff know.

There is laundry service, where you would have to drop your clothes off, and have them cleaned and ready to pick up at the reception desk.

If there was any downside to staying at this place, it is the fact that it is outside the city center. Getting there from the city center by walking, can be very dangerous, as there are no sidewalks. And that street is not well-lit at night. Plus there is not much in terms of places to eat nearby, although there is a cheap noodle place across a street for a quick breakfast, which is okay.

Even with its flaws, I thought it was an enjoyable place to stay, mainly because of Mr. Hak. So definitely worth staying at.
hostel building
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my dinner at hostel
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