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“A good Backpacker hang out” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Top Banana Guesthouse

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Top Banana Guesthouse
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
“A good Backpacker hang out”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

A good location for hitting the bars and restaurants. The staff was helpful but seemed a bit distracted. The food in the bar/restaurant was really good, try the bagels for breakfast! The room was fine, but noisy at night, as it was not possible to close the top windows.
A classic backpacker hostel with lots of opportunities to meet other travelers.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

Top Banana is the place if you want to meet friendly new faces. The bar has an easy-going friendly atmosphere. You can sit at the bar directly or on some of the comfy sofas and beanie bags. They have a wide range of drinks that can easily satisfy any thirst.

Although you sometimes have to wait a bit to get a drink because it gets really busy, you can be sure that you'll be serve with a smile. The staff is easy to talk to and welcome feedback. If there's any sort of problem, you know and feel that they try their best to solve it. One of the ups of Top Banana is the different nights they organize this is especially true if you’re going to stay there for a little while. They have Live Music nights, to poker nights, beer pong night and one of my favorites: the movie night. Essentially the people at Top Banana want you to be happy and have a good time there; not because it is their jobs to do so but because they genuinely care.
I recommend Pheakdey’s cocktails for those who likes sweet and fruity drinks, otherwise their beer is always ice cold. (No kidding, I saw a tiny piece of beer freeze in my glass once because the glasses were so cold). When it comes to the food it is always of good quality and never takes too long.

I would recommend it regardless of whether you are travelling alone or with friends. If you stay there you are almost guaranteed to have a great time.

PS: They have some of the cleanest female bathrooms that I have ever seen at a bar and in general! Cleanliness is always a plus!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Romane-Petiot
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Top B, General Manager at Top Banana Guesthouse, responded to this review, 28 November 2013
Thank you so much for your review Romane, you have no idea how much we appreciate it. You're part of the family, we all love having you around and we feel very lucky to have someone like you in our lives.
See you later at bar, lots of love from everyone xoxox
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

I stayed there for four nights, private rooms were all taken so I stayed in the dorm, it was cheap, clean and comfortable, had hot showers and AC. The staff are really nice and friendly, bartenders are quite fun and seem to enjoy working there. The bar area is great, very sociable, can get really busy at night, great if you want to party, if not, plenty of other places, bars, restaurants, cafes, within a walking distance. There was a lot of noise coming from the constructions across the street early in the morning, it's not their fault but still they apologised for the inconvenience and gave me earplugs when I mentioned it the next day.
Good times, good people, I definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank william_r_spade
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Top B, General Manager at Top Banana Guesthouse, responded to this review, 28 November 2013
Thank you very much for this awesome review, we are all very happy that you had a good time with us and hope you'll be back soon for some more fun, until then enjoy the rest of your travels and be safe on the road x.
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Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

We stayed here twice during our trip through Cambodia and we always had a great time! The staff is really friendly and fun, especially at night :) The rooms are clean and worth the money you pay for it. Here are always lots of backpackers to get to know, the atmosphere is relaxing and you almost feel like home. Great coffee and breakfast! Best place to stay in Phnom Penh!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bini8888
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Top B, General Manager at Top Banana Guesthouse, responded to this review, 6 November 2013
Thank you so much for this awesome review, we are delighted you had such a great time and we hope you will come and hang out with us next time you're in Phnom Penh, until then enjoy the rest of your trip and be safe on the road, lots of love from the top banana family x
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Lugano, Switzerland
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

Nice place to stay, the dorms are clean and the beds comfortable, good breakfast quite cheap, rooftop bar is really good if you want to party. A lot of tuktuk are always waiting downstairs. Great place to meet other people.

Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Top B, General Manager at Top Banana Guesthouse, responded to this review, 23 October 2013
Thanks a lot for your review, we are happy you had a good time with us, especially when the bar got a bit crazy, it tends to happen a bit, we like having fun and we're glad you enjoyed it! Until next time, be safe on the road and happy travels!
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

It was really nice to stay here. Located in st 278, so there are lot of things to do around this area. Buddhist Temple is close by, lot of resultants & bars, etc. Top Banana itself has a really cool bar but felt it was little too loud in the night. Staff were helpful & dorms were basic with aircon but neat and clean.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

Best location and best value for money. Facilities are awesome and everyone was very accommodating and friendly. I would recommend Top Banana for friends who will be visiting Phonm Pehn. If i had one wish now i would rather be there than working here! .. but yes, i booked a flight so see you soon Phom Pehn and of course Top Banana, for the first time i felt safe travelling alone!!!

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank divingdivaslife
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Property: Top Banana Guesthouse
Address: #9Eo Corner St 278 & St 51 | BKK1, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Region: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 210 Speciality Lodging in Phnom Penh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 26
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