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Arcadia Backpackers Kampot
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

I came to Arcadia on the recommendation of a friend and have not stopped thanking him since. I was lured in by photos of picturesque bungalows along a beautiful stretch of river and the promise of numerous fun activities, what I got when I arrived was all that and much more. The staff and owners are prehaps the friendliest group of people I have ever had the pleasure to meet in my life; they are engaging and interested in everyone who passes through; I felt incredibly welcome and safe during my stay. Come for the lovely scenery, comfortable lodgings, and great fun to be had but stay for the remarkable people you will meet and the incredible memories you will make there.

Arcadia is more than just a place on the map, it is an experience.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 March 2014 via mobile

My friends and I stayed here four nights in total. I stayed in the dorm first which was fine, then my friends and I moved into the 'penthouse'.

The place is great, it's super relaxing, hammocks everywhere but it's equally fun in the evening. The bar really gets going. The owners are great, so are the rest of the crew.

My friend is a vegetarian and the staff cooked us pumpkin soup (as a special request) which was lovely (the making of it and the soup itself).

There's plenty to do by the river and even more to do in Kampot and the surrounding area.

A few practicalities:
1. The place is far from Kampot so getting in and out can be expensive and a pain. It would be good if the place was able to rent motorbikes.
2. Wifi can be a bit hit and miss
3. There is hot water in the penthouse but it seems to switch off every few seconds and to turn it back on, you have to go outside and flick the switch - very annoying.
4. Food is good but it's quite expensive if you're on a budget with very little options outside the place - you have to go into Kampot.

We had a great time - highly recommend it!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

This is a great place to stay for chilling, partying and doing activities. The atmosphere created by the owners (and volunteer travelers) makes the place including and you feel at home from the minute you arrive.

Our favorite things were the dress up box at the bar and the big blob that catapults people into the river and the people there.

Because it is so far away from the town the expenses on food and drinks are higher than down town. If you have a scooter going to town to eat is both fun, cheap and a good way of seeing the city Kampot.

If you are on a budget be careful with your tab, these guys know how to be inclusive in the bar:-) and to throw amazing parties.

To get there rent a scooter in town for 4-5$(For 24 hours) the same as a tuc tuc one way.

Lastly, and this was maybe a coincidence, but we forgot some clothes at the hostel and met Morgan in town. She took one of us all the way back on her scooter, just to get this. That is service and engagement on a high level:-)

Thank you for some great days!

Stayed: March 2014
Thank Marie N
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

Arcadia just outside of Kampot is singlehandedly the best guesthouse/hostel I've stayed in on my travels. The friendly staff give an amazing vibe and are always happy to see to your every need whether it's a beer or being launched into the river from the blob. They have a huge sense of community and it really does feel like a home away from home. There are so many things to do and the food is delicious (the chicken nuggets especially are fantastic. Overall just an amazing place truly deserving of it's title as a utopia.

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Thank Willmorley
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

I came to Arcadia intending to stay for two days and then head to Kep. Instead I fell in love with the place and the wonderful people staying there and running the place. I ended up staying two and a half weeks. Between the wicked activities like the blob, rope swing, beach volleyball and generally wicked hang out sessions with other backpackers I made some wonderful lifelong friends. I never wanted to leave, but sadly the Visa says I must and Vietnam was calling. If you have a chance, definitely stay, and definitely try the chicken nuggets.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

If Kampot is not yet a part of your travel plans in Cambodia, it should be.
Arcadia is hands down the best backpackers I've stayed at in Asia.
From the moment you arrive you a greeted by friendly staff and the atmosphere is amazing. Set on 160 metres of river with a rope swing, canoes, tubing and of course the famous blob, it is easy to lose a day there, and even easier to lose a week. The staff are always on call to help you with every need and organising all your adventures and activities. I can't say enough about how fantastic this place is, do yourself a favour and ensure you don't miss out on Arcadia Backpackers, life is too short.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

I came for a few days and ended up staying for a few weeks. This place is amazing, the owners are fantastic and all the staff are super friendly and always willing to help you out any way they can. There's always something fun happening, rope swing, tubing, kayaking and "The Blob", easily the funnest way to launch yourself into the water. I can't recommend this place enough. If you're coming to Cambodia, definitely make a point to stay here, good luck trying to leave.

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Additional Information about Arcadia Backpackers Kampot

Address: Teuk Chhou Road, Kampot 13205, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Kampot Province > Kampot
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 70 Speciality Lodging in Kampot
Price Range: £1 - £21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arcadia Backpackers is located in a beautiful & natural picturesque setting approximately 7 kms from Kampot town. With plenty of river-frontage and its own beach, Arcadia offers more than just affordable and comfy beds. You will never get bored, with rope swings, kayaks, huge water slide, big pontoon, the "blob", chill out areas, hammocks, tubes, guided hiking, TV room, table tennis, pool table, dart board, friendly staff & an affordable well-stocked bar & restaurant. ... more   less 

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