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“Don't even think about staying anywhere else on otres!!!!”

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Wish You Were Here... Guesthouse & Bar
Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Don't even think about staying anywhere else on otres!!!!”
Reviewed 29 April 2012 via mobile

My girlfriend and I have stayed here twice in the past two weeks and had the time of our lives! We came back from bamboo island today (after being shipwrecked on koh ta Kiev for two days) and immediately felt at home (again) They looked after our bags whilst we were away and nothing was too much trouble! Arron jonny and the rest of the lads are some of the coolest guys around, so helpful and informative about the area as well! Any tips that they take behind the bar they give away to the poor people living on the road into otres, I really can't get over how decent they all are! I don't want this to sound like a fake review but I honestly don't have anything bad to say about the place! The rooms are quiet, the foods great, the rooms are cheap, the people and the communal area are incredible, the toilets are clean, the location is perfect and I really could go on! I can't believe that person that left an average review talking about weed, I don't smoke the stuff but others do, it's the same all over the world, no one has ever greeted me with a spliff, no ones ever pushed it on me!!! Everything about wish you were here is waaaaay above average, but the community feel is the best iv had anywhere!! Sit back, grab a beer and make some friends for life at the best place iv stayed! Lads I really wish you all the best, you're a great bunch!
Jesse and Meg xxx

  • Stayed April 2012
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WishCambodia, Owner at Wish You Were Here... Guesthouse & Bar, responded to this review, 10 May 2012
Thanks for the kind words guys, it was awesome to meet you both, we are glad you felt at home & enjoyed yourselves!! I'm sure we will see you again soon!! Take care guys!!
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Wow what an amazing one of a kind place to stumbel across while you are exploring Cambodia. I ended up staying there not just once or twice but possibly three times. This place is addictive.

Sunday sessions are the best how can you beat 75cent draft all day and a live dj! You have to try the burger and potato salad, deffently my favorite :). Ribs is also a must on the menu to taste.

The guys have worked so hard to create the perfect atmosphere for anyone from anywhere to be themselves. I take my hat off to them. It's the little things that make them stand so far above anywhere else I have stayed.

Sunsets at otres are unforgivably beautiful, make sure you see them from the balcony upstairs, and yes I wish I was still there......Not much more I can say but, what an amazing vission that they have executed with excellence.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Luleå
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Reviewed 20 April 2012

So how am I gonna sum this up? There's really just one word for it: AWESOMENESS, but I will tell you a little bit of my time there.

I was in Otress Beach for three weeks of my total five weeks stay in Asia and l-o-v-e-d it. It was like landing in paradise. Me and my boyfriend stayed at the "wish you were here" guesthouse the entire time and it was all just great. Johnny and Aron, the owners, are such awesome persons and they really make you feel like home and a part of the family.
It's such a cosy place and some days I just sat in the sofa or swinging chair all day long, not wanting to move cause it's just so chill.
It's a perfect place to relax, have fun, chill out with your friends (and meet new ones!) and drink beer.

I truly had the time of my life over there and I am DEFINITELY going back. Probably moving over there someday and settle down.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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WishCambodia, Owner at Wish You Were Here... Guesthouse & Bar, responded to this review, 23 September 2012
Lina having you guys here was an absolute pleasure!!! so many good times!! We are so happy you had an awesome time, cant wait till you guys come back home. See you next time!
Safe travels...
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SiPhan Don
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

If you go to Sihanoukville and dont want the mass tourism which is around the town, you better go a little further to Otress Beach. People there managed to create a beautiful, family-like, unstressed atmosphere with the coolest people hanging around there.

There are a couple of rally good places there - Some of them rather party, some of them rather chill-out - from which the "Wish you were here" was definitely one of the best. Atmosphere was always peaceful and unstressing, with always open-minded, interesting people either travellers or people who have been living there for years and appreciate the spirit.

Never felt so welcome. Thanks A & J and the team,
--No-Stress on O-tress--

Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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WishCambodia, Owner at Wish You Were Here... Guesthouse & Bar, responded to this review, 23 September 2012
Thank you YorkG hope to see you again soon on Otres.
Its great that you found a place that was peaceful and stress free...
Definitely No stress on Otres... :)
Safe Travels mate!!
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Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

Wish you were here was the best hostel I have stayed at on my 2 months trip to asia so far. It really captures the essence of Otres Beach with a laidback atmosphere, chilling out or partying with the owners, and 50m from the beach front. I stayed in the dorms and they were comfortable, clean, fan (but cool) with a great deal of respect between costumers and safe atmosphere all around. However the owners really make the difference, either sharing a drink or putting great music on (one of them is a DJ) they really make you feel at home. Restaurant does not offer a great variety but all the food I had was great. Wifi is very good (superbe for cambodian standards) and the bar/louge area is a great place to relax and unwind. We expected to stay for a couple of night and ended up spending 8 nights there. Totally recommended.

Room Tip: try to get a bed by the door as that is where the only plug in the dorm is.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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WishCambodia, Owner at Wish You Were Here... Guesthouse & Bar, responded to this review, 23 September 2012
Thank you for the amazing review mate!! We are really glad you enjoyed your time at Wish, most of all you felt at home and left relaxed. We've improved all the rooms so you dont need to try and get a bed near the door anymore :) See you next time for a beer!!!
Safe travels from Wish mate!!
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Karlsruhe, Germany
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

A friend and I were the first online bookers of this amazing guesthouse. We booked a room for new years eve and the day after in the beginning of november, when this place was not more than some wood lying in the sand. But these guys handled it to build an awsome place to stay in 13 weeks.
I will never forget when we arrived there but I need to go a little bit back.
We landed in Phnom Phen and there were many guys who wanted us to take their taxi for a ride to sihanoukville for 100 US Dollars because they said there will be no more buses going to sihanoukville. After the bus company confirmed us, that there is no more bus we tried to find another travel agency. But the taxi driver was shortly calling the other agency everytime before we arrived there and telling them to say to us that there are no more busses going. After we recognized that, we went to one of the travel agency on our own and hurray! there was a bus...
Arriving in sihanoukville it was the totally chaos, the king was in town and thousands of people were there for celebrating new years eve.
Got screwed, tired, stressed. welcome to cambodia.
But then we arrived at "wish you were here, Otres Beach". We were late but Johnny welcomed us with the words: No worries! and showed us the room. We had our first (but not last) beer and finally arrived in cambodia like I want to remember.
The place is not a 5 Star Hilton, but that wasn't what we were looking for and these guys are so amazing friendly and helpfull. They trusted us by open a tab, we even added a night more. It was like family. Finally the holiday started!
On our trip further in Laos we met a girl we recomended this place because she wanted to visit sihanoukville and she doesn't regret it.

Thanks Aaron and Johnny, if we ever will be in sihanoukville again you will see us :)
Dirk and Dirk

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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WishCambodia, Owner at Wish You Were Here... Guesthouse & Bar, responded to this review, 23 September 2012
Hey guys!! Thank you so much for the amazing times and compliments, we will never forget our first online bookers!!! It was great to meet both of you, you definitely are part of the Wish family and i'm sure our paths will cross again in the future. All the best in your coming adventures and it would be great to see you both again for a drink or two!!
Safe travels guys!!!
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Albury, Australia
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

Stayed there over Christmas 2011. Best hostel I have stayed in on my travels. Not only is the place well set out but it is the staff that make the place worth the stay. The boys who run this chilled out joint know how to look after their customers. They regulary went out of their way for me and my friend and I cannot wait to go back and have a beer with the boys in the bar. Top place!!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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WishCambodia, Owner at Wish You Were Here... Guesthouse & Bar, responded to this review, 23 September 2012
It was great to meet you Marcus! We're glad you had a ball mate and hope to see you again for a few more beers!!! Cheers, Az & Johnny
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Property: Wish You Were Here... Guesthouse & Bar
Address: 4 Sangkat | Otres Beach, Sihanoukville 18000, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Sihanoukville Province > Sihanoukville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 145 Speciality Lodging in Sihanoukville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wish Otres Beach offers clean & comfortable backpacker accomodation at affordable prices...  For the budget concious, we offer dorm beds with fan & a personal locker for your belongings... Relax in the hanging chairs or up on the balcony… have a beer with your mates or sip on one of our tasty cocktails as you watch an amazing cambodian sunset over Otres Beach... Our Dorms have their own chillout area with an amazing view up on the balcony & are located above the bar & restaurant area. We also offer twin rooms with two single beds. Doubles & bungalows all have double beds, - all with shared bathroom. Our bungalows also have personal lockers & private balconies. Double Room with Private Bathroom & Hot Water available. We have 24hr Security, Free Wi-Fi, Laundry service, Secure Bag Storage, Mosquito Net, Towel & Blanket provided for all guests… Wish Sunday Sessions… Live Music every Sunday, 75c Beer, Cocktail & Food specials All Day... Our Tasty menu is available from 7.30am - 10pm with a mix of Western/Khmer food at great prices. Food Specials every night! Authentic homestyle Sri-Lankan Curry night every Thursday night. Our awesome kitchen staff do their best to make your stay with us as memorable as possible!! During your stay at Wish, our friendly staff will answer any questions you have about Cambodia or what to do whilst on Otres Beach & around Sihanoukville. Visit Ream National Park, Waterfalls, or take a Boat trip to Koh Rong, Koh Ta Kiev or one of the many islands off the coast… Also, it's possible to book buses & visas with us to your next destination… tuk-tuk ride to the bus station included!! We suggest spending a couple of days relaxing on the beach and you will see why so many never want to leave… ... more   less 

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