Okay Guesthouse

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#3BEo R#258, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
www.okay-guesthouse.com - 012 300 804 , 023 986 534 , 077 519 967
Okay Guesthouse - view from the staircase at the royal palace.
Okay Guesthouse - Double room with AC, inroom bathroom with hot/cold shower, toilet and TV.
Okay Guesthouse - Entrance.
Okay Guesthouse - Entrance of building 1.
Okay Guesthouse - Entrance of building 1.

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Okay Guesthouse Phnom Penh Reviews

CakeAndCastles CakeAndC…
3 reviews
Consistently pretty good! Apr 14, 2012
As someone who has lived in Phnom Penh for now over a year and stayed in a couple of places round town, this is somewhere I've stayed at on a couple of occasions. The value is good. You get wifi, fan & air-con and hot showers for $10 (as a 'local' staying at the Okay for potentially 2+ weeks while I look for an apartment over Khmer new year, I won't 'rough it' too hard, and this is the cheapest place of its standard in the city for the price afaik).

It's always clean and the restaurant does pretty good Asian food (it also offers western food, but the quality varies). The staff are friendly and helpful. The location is so-so. It's a bit of a walk from anywhere, but they have tuktuk drivers around (for a moto, you have to walk further down). The crowd is a mix, from English teachers using is as a stop-gap, to standard backpackers, to the odd full-on hippy. Easy to meet people in the dining/communal area if you're not too shy. Never seen any 'sexpats' either (guess they're all at Walkabout)! Overall, this is a pretty good place with no real problems unless you're on a tighter budget & looking for a dorm.
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ddlarue ddlarue
1 reviews
Clean, handy location, friendly, nice rooms Feb 16, 2011
I had a nice room, very clean. There was a restaurant downstairs and several other guesthouses and little restaurants in the area. Walking distance to the river. Very friendly staff and the restaurant has long tables so it's easy to meet other guests. Rooms range from almost nothing to $15.
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domnicella domnicel…
41 reviews
Average Place in Phnom Penh Jan 26, 2010
Fancy Guest House was recommended to me by another traveler. The room was enormous, with two queen-sized beds, AC, and hot water. While not expensive, it's not cheap either, even after splitting the cost four ways. The location is nothing special, although it is out of the tourist area if you're looking for something more "local." I believe it was recommended sheerly based on its cleanliness, size, and pleasant man running the place. There are better deals to be had, and staying in the tourist hub would probably include things like internet and better travel resources. Average over all.
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sylviandavid says:
enormous rooms?... unheard of.... Great to know. sylvia
Posted on: Feb 13, 2010
BuntyFresh BuntyFre…
3 reviews
Best Guest House in Phnom Penh, worth every penny and more. Dec 07, 2009
I put a 5 for Overall rating, though i put a few of the specific ratings at average or below and i'll tell you why.

First of this is one of the cleanest, by western standards, that you will find anywhere. The location is great. It is near the river, the royal palace, the national museum, central market and the old market. The area maybe old but they have the best Khmer authentic cuisine all around and even some French/Khmer fusion can be found along the river. They don't offer many amenities other than free toothbrushes and toilet paper, but they have TOILET PAPER! I can wipe and rinse :). The bed is a little firm and the Bathroom and shower is more of a water room. You know, the kind that has a shower that sprays everywhere without a tub. But the best thing is they have HOT WATER & AIR CONDITIONING all for $20. If you stay at other guest houses you may find it to be...noisy, or may have unexpected visits if you know what i mean. This place, it's quiet and no one will disturb you. Also one thing i may need to mention, they will not raise the price here because your a foreigner, nor will they lower if your Cambodian. They are very legit.

I highly recommend this guest house for anyone who wants to sleep peacefully and have a safe and secure place to call home temporarily.
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sylviandavid says:
thanks for this review...
Posted on: Feb 13, 2010
vosking vosking
12 reviews
OKAY Guesthouse, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Sep 17, 2008
When we arrived at this guesthouse, we got the impression that we arrived in some sort of sect. All kinds of "hippie type" backpackers were sitting on long tables discussing there ways of travelling. It creeped me out at first, but later on I came back from my conclusions.

The room we toke was on the 4th floor on the righthand side of the 2 buildings. There are 3 buildings in total, so there doing some good business there.

The room was clean, towels available in the room and even toilet paper. The airco worked nicely and the beds were clean and made up. Only minus, were the curtains. If you opened them and you looked through your window, you saw the brick wall of the building next to ours. So we left those curtains closed.

Downstairs is the main restaurant, hang out, were you can grab your own drinks from the fridge and you can order some delicious food. It's a mixture of vietnamese, thai and frence food. What you order to eat or take to drink, you write it in your own notebook with the nr. of your room on it. They will mostly check it by giving there signature behind your order.

By the time your checking out, you'll give the notebook to the owner behind the maindesk, and he will make up your bill.

If you like movies and don't want to hang round at night in the city, you can watch the latest movies. They have a dvd player availible and a cabinet filled with movies. Also they have bookselves filled with books, laying there to be read. Also internet service is availible, oversea call services and laundry service.

The crew who is working there are willing to give you tours to all the main attractions around Phnom Penh and they even arrange bus/flight tickets to Vietnam, Siem Reap, and Bangkok.

Although I spend only 2 nights in this guesthouse, I will go back for sure.
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Entrance of building 1.
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globalodyssey says:
they tried to overcharge me from the original price...i did not trust them at all
Posted on: May 27, 2009
Tannith Tannith
45 reviews
Okay Guesthouse, Phnom Penh Mar 25, 2008
Very busy hostel, probably wise to book ahead. Despite being busy I managed to negotiate a single room with fan, cold shower, cable TV on the 5th floor for $6/night. It was comfortable, secure, the staff were helpful and the restaurant downstairs was always buzzing so it’s a great place to meet people. Also they run the drinks and food on a ‘trust’ system, where you write down in your room book everything you eat and take from the fridge and settle up at the end, which is great for a late night drinking session or for taking drinks to your room if there’s no staff around to serve you. The only downside was the thousands and thousands of little flying things (possibly mosquitoes) that flew around the hall lights at night. You walk up the stairs into a cloud of them so you have to get in your room and close the door as fast as you can! In the morning they are all dead on the floor when you step out. I did get a few extra bites but nothing too dramatic. I would stay here again.
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marjiew marjiew
4 reviews
Aug 20, 2007
This Guesthouse was definitely one of my favorite parts of my 2 month trip to Asia. It's incredibly clean, ridiculously cheap, and you don't even want to leave the guesthouse because it's a great place to meet people and relax. Dorms (with a shared bathroom) are $1 a night. I was a bit worried about my belongings the first night but they were safe. The only bad part about staying in the dorm is that there are 2 doubles across from the beds and sometimes the people staying in those rooms can be really loud and disrespectful. Single with hot water/bath is $4 a night.

The guesthouse has a restaurant in it and every night they play movies that you can pick out. Your entire stay is kept on a tab, too, so you pay for everything (room, food, beer) when you leave. There is also travel services (tours, visas) available, along with really friendly tuk tuk drivers or motorbikes (request Mao- he became our good friend and driver while being there!!)

I ended up staying a week in Phnom Penh because I made so many friends at the guesthouse. They all speak really good english and are really friendly. We even went out to get food and to a club with some of the guys. All in all, this is the best place you can stay in Phnom Penh, especially if you're traveling by yourself, which I was.

I highly recommend it and if you're planning on staying there soon, let me know! I will have you relay messages to the friends I met there :)
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