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“My home in Phnom Penh”
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Billabong Hostel
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Stayed June 12 to 14, 2014

Location: It is located on Street No. 158, a small side street in the heart of the city. It seemed near to some restaurants in the area and I remember that a mall was just a 5-7 min walk (though I don’t suggest walking at night as the street is a bit dark with only a few lit lamp posts. On our first night in Phnom Penh, our tuktuk driver had difficulty finding where it was though so make sure to make a mental note of the area as well.

Food: Only tried their buffet breakfast and it was actually good albeit only a few choices. They served continental breakfast. I’m not a fan of bacon but I make this exception, I especially love the bacon! Wished I could bring home the bacon hehehe.

Rooms: We initially booked a superior room , with one single bed and one double bed (as there were 3 of us) but when we checked in, iit was a nice surprise that they upgraded our room to a family room so it was really spacious for our group. I especially love that the room was painted mostly white with some tasteful accents because it makes it even more spacious . It had a balcony with a pool view, as well. Cable TV has good reception with many international channels to choose from. They also have in-room safe for your valuables, covered wardrobe to hang your clothes, a hair dryer , mini ref and electric kettle for coffee or tea. I also like that they have installed dispensers for shampoo and body wash in the shower area which makes it eco-friendly as well (less plastic containers wasted on toiletries). Beds are up to industry standard and I slept well during our stay 

Service: Very good and friendly staff. Helpful whenever they can and communicate well with the guests. Special mention to Chakriya and the male staff assigned in the reception during our last night there (sorry I forgot to get his name) and the staff at the bar as well. They seemed to be genuinely enjoying their work and they always speak to their guests with a smile.

Price: I was very happy with the room rates that we got for the room upgrade and the service rendered to us. I booked online thru their website and got a free bottle of wine together with my online booking which we enjoyed during our stay there. However, I believe this freebie was for a limited time only. Not sure if they are still offering it.

Facilities: Billabong has a nice big pool which my companions really enjoyed. One downside though, their kitchen closes early (around 2pm) so if you get hungry in the evening, either you go out to eat or order. Anyway, if you choose to have your food delivered, their staff are more than willing to assist you and there are a lot to choose from so it wouldn’t be a problem. Wifi has very good signal even if you are inside your room

Overall: I would definitely stay here again when I visit Phnom Penh. That’s for sure 

Room Tip: try to request for a room at the upper levels for less noise due to people activity at the ground le...
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

Love it here. Have been staying here for the past 9 years. Management know us by name and are super chill and helpful. A great place to rest after working in the country.

The rooms are clean, the service is fast and the food is good. The best part is the pool and the breakfast. You killed it billabong. Thanks.

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Reviewed 25 July 2014

We loved it! The pool area was perfect. The breakfast area was sociable - could have varied the breakfast though as it became a little monotonous after 2 x 4 night stays. This is, however, the only suggestion I have as the staff were really lovely, the rooms clean and very comfortable, the pool beautiful and the tuk tuks outside the door making it easy to get around. The rooms facing the pool can be a little noisy if there are children around but this is usually after 7am, so not too much of a problem. The variety of rooms available was impressive so something for everyone. We were travelling as a couple with a 14yr old daughter. We stayed in the ground floor room facing the pool - rm 18. Loved it. Aircon was perfect. We also stayed in a larger room upstairs at the back. Very quiet but the aircon wasn't quite cold enough - think it couldn't quite cope with the bigger room. The bathrooms are lovely. Shower hot and powerful. Overall a really great place to stay in Phnom Penh. Central Market and a huge aircon shopping centre and the bus station all just around the corner - 5min walk only. Thanks to all the staff for a fabulous stay. You won't regret staying here. We went back and so did others we met along our travels.

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Extremely well-managed hotel. Friendly and welcoming. Clean, modern, well-equipped. It's not on the most attractive street in Phnom Penh and is possibly a little too far from the centre for some but the area seemed safe enough, there are plenty of shops and shopping centres nearby and always plenty of transport possibilities at the front door. We would happily recommend this hotel to our friends.

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

good location in a side street nice and quiet walking distance to shops resturants fast foods ect also a good little pool ,good breakfast free wifi good ac happy hour good size rooms and friendly staff made for a good first time visit thanks billabong might see you again

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

I really enjoyed my time staying at the Billabong. Bed was comfortable and the food was good at a reasonable price. A special mention to the lady manager there who was so lovely to us, along with the rest of the staff. Will be back again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Pair of oldie travellers - we loved our time here, and stayed 5 nights. Our 1st floor room overlooked the pool, and was spacious with great air con and fan.
Added bonus, we had complimentary bottle of wine for booking direct online.
Free wi-fi (not extra as stated in The Lonely Planet guide for Cambodia.)
Nothing was too much trouble for the staff.
Everyone of them were very kind and friendly and happy to make recommendations for us. e.g. Romdeng restaurant – (go for at least one meal)
There are tuk tuks outside that look after you if needed.
Thank you so much to everyone at Billabong!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Billabong Hostel

Address: 5, Street 158, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Formerly The Billabong Hotel)
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Region: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 246 Speciality Lodging in Phnom Penh
Price Range: £14 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Billabong Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located. Free WIFI. 24 hours Reception. Large saltwater swimming pool and garden. Hot showers. Fully air-conditioned rooms. Inner spring mattresses. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms. Quality Linens. Only minutes from Central Market, Sorya Department Stores. 1km from the Riverfront. Featuring a restaurant and bar with cosy hangout areas around the pool. All our spacious rooms have comfy beds, private showers, toilet facilities, air conditioning, and lockers for your belongings. You'll get a set of bed linen, towel, Wi-Fi as well as maps with all essential information about the going-ons in town. ... more   less 
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