This is a good place for solo travellers. The restaurant area downstairs always has a few people milling about, so it's very easy to make friends. There is a pool table and a swimming pool, and a party every Friday night, so plenty of oppotunity to make friends. The dorms are also very clean and quite spacious, with ensuite bathrooms. I stayed in the female dorm, 6 beds, one bathroom, and it was great, good AC and clean. The staff are also very friendly and are able to help you with anything you need, including giving you many options for onward travel (it's about $1-2 cheap if you go to the bus station and buy your tickets), laundry service and helping you to organise your Vietnamese visa. The only problem is the tuk tuk drivers outside, constantly there and waiting for you. If you choose to go with one of them, bargain hard, because they do charge a bit more than other drivers. Pay no more than $15 for the Killing fields and prison (one girl was quoted $25!), and no more than $2 (you can sometimes get it down to $1) for a short ride anywhere in town.
It's also within walking distance to many sights around Phnom Penh, such as the markets, temples and palace. Overall a great place to stay to meet people
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- The best hostel in the city complete with a swimming pool and now including an amazing FREE breakfast buffet per person. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 88 Backpackers
- Eighty8 Backpackers Hotel Phnom Penh