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Reviewed 4 March 2015

As the name might suggest, this place is perfect for backpackers. Large, light, simple rooms, clean, aircon, warm water, even towls and toothbrushes, which you don't often see round here. The staff at the reception were very friendly, like nearly all cambodians we've met so far. They organised a cheap boat trip to Phnom Penh for us, which worked out...

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2015

We paid £8 a night for a cleanish room with 2 double beds and fan. We had 1 towel between 2 of us, no toilet roll or hot water even though there was a shower unit. No meals were included. We could have gone to a guesthouse with hot water, breakfast, toilet roll and toiletries for £10 which would have...

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Reviewed 19 November 2014

This place was reasonable for the price ($10 double room with fan) - rooms cleaned daily, towels provided. The room was basic but large - 2 double beds. The staff were relatively helpful, they sorted out a Vietnam visa for us with no issues and for a good price. Don't eat here - we had breakfast and it was pretty...

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Granada, Spain
Reviewed 6 October 2014

It's one of the cheapest places to find in Siem Reap and at the same time VERY nice rooms with bathroom and balcony. After volunteering 2 weeks at a quiet dirty place I was very happy to arrive at the backpacker's hostel and stay in a clean room with a clean bed! Further the room gets cleaned every day. The...

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Reviewed 1 October 2014

I Couldn't believe how rude the male worker was, he had a sour face the whole time and didn't answer any of my questions. Hostel itself is fine but they didn't clean our room once. Close to pub street which is good but when I return to Siem reap I'd stay somewhere else. I didn't think the price was that...

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Reviewed 2 September 2014

When i showed the bites to the receptionist, they didnt really care and they werent surprised at all. It must be a usual thing in their hostel and i dont think they will ever get rid of it. So dont stay in dorm room 103.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Having been staying in local hostels for my stay in SE Asia, I was shocked at how rude and unpleasant the staff were to me. I turned up at 5pm after a full day of travelling from Thailand and I asked for the cheapest private room (which at $10 is not too bad). However, after going to the room to...

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Reviewed 27 August 2014

ok price although slightly higher but good location for old market and night market. Checked room before paying and it seemed clean, paid for two nights, went back up stairs, electricity broke so no air con. Lay on bed and discovered ants/bugs on bed and floor. Went out to get wifi to check reviews (should have done so first) and...

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Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

The room was okay however the air con leaked water all over the floor however it is not the worst thing in this hostel, that would be the awfully rude and miserable staff. We arrived and were greeted with the most unpleasant manner I have ever came across and were shouted at. They tried to con us into paying more...

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Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Good location and mostly clean. When we arrived it smelled a little but as it already was 23:00 we didnt bother to look for another accomodation. The staff was not very friendly. They don't seem to care about their customer and are not very welcoming. The room was quite big but in my opinion 15$ a night is too much...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Angkor Backpacker Hostel is a welcoming, intimate guesthouse for the active traveler looking to visit Siem Reap, Angkor. Typically, our guests enjoy spending their days to visit the ancient temples such as: Angkor Wat, Bayon..., Waterfall at Kolen Mountain, bird watching at Prek Tal, or justexploring the sighseeing or countryside by bike or rental car. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Backpacker Hostel

Address: # 318 Wat Domnak Village Salakomroek Commune, Siem Reap 17000, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Siem Reap Province > Siem Reap
Price Range: €10 - €19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Backpacker Hostel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Dormrooms are ok”
 of 5 bubbles ponie, 18 Dec 2015 | Read review
“ask for a balcony room, same price, also not too far up as the stairs are a killer.... but on the plus side a good workout!”
 of 5 bubbles jayesemm, 1 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Ask to view the rooms before you book, they have a variety at different prices, I would stay here again. We faced the front and it wasn't too noisy, think all rooms would be fine.”
 of 5 bubbles Aliensorcerer, 4 Sep 2013 | Read review
“dirt cheap, go for the doorm, if you have some extra money the rooms good value for money!”
 of 5 bubbles Bekkelure, 18 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Try and bring your own towel and spray up against mosquitoes.”
 of 5 bubbles ktelontour, 18 Nov 2012 | Read review
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