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Same Same Backpacker, Siem Riep
Ranked #108 of 299 Speciality Lodging in Siem Reap
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We were planned to stay 4 nights, but ended up staying only 3. We didn't receive good customer service at all during our stay. We hardly got answer for question about wi-fi password. When we had early morning one day to see sunrise in Ankor Wat, we had to wake up the guys to let us out as place is locked at night and he seemed quite upset about waking up in the early morning, didn't say a word for us.. So We didn't feel welcome at all. Sheets in the room looked dirty, might be that they've been washed, but that's not how they looked. During our stay no one clean the room even once. Bin in the bathroom was pretty full and room was filled with water bottles. And floor was covered with sand, as the road to hostel is really bad and muddy in rainy weather and it was raining everyday. We booked the room with aircon and we got one, it just did not work properly if at all.
I wouldn't bother to stay again on this hostel, specially when it's quite a walk away from town.
Wifi works well, but only in common area.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

After arriving at the same same hostel in siem rep was welcomed with easy going family run
Hostel rooms wear cheap and really clean really fun staff to enjoys the nights with
Food was decent to good plus a free beer which you can't turn down

Enjoy your stay jaggs

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Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Jacob R
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Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

We liked the Guesthouse a lot. Our room was spacious and clean and due to two windows and air condition it never got too humid in the room although the bathroom was connected to it. The staff is extremely nice and helpful and they rent good bikes that you can take to exploring Angkor Wat. It can get a little noisy in the nights though, because there's also a bar in the guesthouse (which is great!). The staff organized a room in their partner hotel in Phnom Penh including a pick-up from the bus for us. Sadly, the Same Same Backpacker in Phnom Penh is not as great as in Siem Reap.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank iddqd4evr
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

We stayed here in the middle of May and we just had the best time - everyone is so friendly and helpful there, and we would sit up with the owners drinking and laughing! The rooms are good and the bar area is set out well - they have a pool table and you can put your own music on.. we just loved it. Will definitely be heading back there at some point in the future!

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
Thank LaurenHa850
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

I came here for lunch on the recommendation of a friend who raved about the food and told me the chef had won some culinary awards. I can only assume that that chef has gone elsewhere as I did not have a good experience. On my first visit, I ordered vegetarian curry with tofu. The tofu was not fried and had just basically been cut off a block and large chunks thrown in the curry. The only other veg in the dish were potato, carrots and onions. It was not inedible just extremely mediocre. Thinking I had must have chosen poorly, I went back for breakfast a few days later and tried the eggs benedict. Although the menu stated it was served on a toasted English muffin, mine came on a non toasted hamburger bun and was ice cold. I sent it back and went elsewhere for breakfast. There are several really tasty and inexpensive restaurants in the area so don't waste your time or money at Same Same.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Baskaat
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Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

The staff was very friendly and quite helpful. Excellent bar/restaurant area to hang out in and meet other travellers. The private rooms were very basic (a table would have been awesome, but oh well) but highly functional. Pool table, music going all the time...just good overall vibes

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Derek N
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Its located in the centre of the city, so travelling around is very easy. The area is quiet at night, good place to have a good sleep. They have Bicycle rental with the price of only 1.50 USD/day!!!!! That is the cheapest price I found through out the area. Its not 24 hour, but you can rent it for 1 day(you are not cycling while you sleep anyway). As for me, I rented the bike starting from 4.30am and cycle to Angkor Wat to catch the sunrise. I return the bike around 10pm.

The receptionists were very friendly and they are very helpful. They have a lounge at the lobby with a pool table for free. Free wifi available with pretty good speed.

The rooms are ok. Quite clean and tidy. The bathroom are attached. Overall I had a very pleasant stay at this hostel. Definitely recommend and worth its price.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank BruceYeong
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Additional Information about Same Same Backpacker, Siem Riep

Address: #115 Wat Bo Road, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Siem Reap Province > Siem Reap
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #108 of 299 Speciality Lodging in Siem Reap
Price Range: £11 - £14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Same Same Backpacker, Siem Riep 1*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Private double rooms with en suite bathrooms with AC and fans and hot water, bar and restaurant and amazing staff, 5 minutes walk to the riverside, pub street and night market. Chill out with helpful staff who will help you with all your trips to Angkor Wat. ... more   less 
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