Stayed for a few days while visiting Angkor Wat - staff were lovely, room was huge and the communal area is very cute and good atmosphere!
They provided us with our own tuk-tuk driver named Tommy (really great!) who picked us up from the bus station and took us around the temples, which was really convenient and good value.
It is a lovely walk from the hostel to the old market along the river, and there are lots of shops, restaurants and bars nearby.
Our only problem with the hostel was that we felt they were a bit pushy with their tuk-tuk tours...as soon as we were picked up (after a long bus journey) they were immediately trying to arrange to take us on a sunset tour that evening - we eventually got through to them that we didn't want to go, so instead they began arranging our trip to the temples the following day. We were slightly overwhelmed and didn't realise we were agreeing to a full-day tour - it did turn out to be a good option but we would rather have been given the chance to decide ourselves! They also told us that we wouldn't be able to cycle around the temples as they were too far apart, but we did see a lot of people on bikes so we ended up a bit disappointed that we had been put off the idea. It was a bit of a struggle to convince them that we wanted a day to ourselves - no tours, no guides!
But as I said, it did turn out to be a good option, and Tommy was really good company around the temples so we did enjoy our experience overall!
Would definitely recommend Happy as a place to stay, but make sure let them know from the beginning if you decide you don't want to do their tours!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a Khmer family-run business that aims to provide our guests with a home away from home. The stuffs are friendly and my family members can speak English, French and Vietnamese. Pay less but get more services like you stay in a more expensive guesthouse because the rooms are clean with private bathroom, shoes, soap, toilet paper and provide a water on arrival day, room cleaning service. My family will give you the best and the most honest advices about your stay in Cambodia. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Happy Guest House Hotel Siem Reap