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Boras, Sweden
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This guesthouse is a really good base for exploring siem reap. The place in itself is quite cosy and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Though you could find cheaper street food along pub street, it's worth paying an extra dollar for the food here. Our private room with was nothing special but comfy and clean. Staff is friendly! The best...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The ivy guesthouse is located in the centre of Siem Reap. Pub Street, restaurants and the "river" are within walking distance. Nonetheless our room was actually very quite. The double bed room was simple, yet spacious and clean. The only downside in my eyes was the bathroom as the water pressure was very low (both shower and toilet, if you...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great people at this hostel, not only the staff but people staying there. Prices are very good, we stayed in a fan room without hot shower, which ain't a problem but would be nice to have. Near pub street, but far enough to have a quiet spot. Food is good, we arrived on a tapas-night and it was very crowded...

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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We checked in yesterday evening to a private room on the main floor of the Ivy guest house and after about 2 hours realized we were getting g bites. Shortly after I found three bed bugs. We showed them to the woman at the front t desk and left. We have also written to the management. Hopefully this gets dealt...

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The rooms are really basic. We paid 12$, for that money you can find guesthouses that are way better. The bed was, even for Asia terms, really hard. The shower was cold and the bathroom was really, really dirty. The food is the restaurant was alright and there was a nice atmosphere.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Ivy Guest house is good located and also a good price. The room we had was not really clean and only cold water shower. There is a nice restaurant and the tapas night on Friday is really nice. The don't provide a take away breakfast even there are a lot of people leaving early to Angkor, the gate was still...

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The khmer curry here is honestly the best thing ever. But be hungry because its a LOT of food. Easily enough for two people and soo delicious. Staff were friendly and beers cheap. The passion fruit soda is pretty refreshing. I ate here at least 5 times in the month I was in Siem Reap.

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived monday evening and had booked a doubleroom until wednesday, and without problems we were able too stay longer and in the same room. Very sweet imployees and helpfuld. Cosy and chill area with a bar. The rooms were clean and there was quiet though it is a hostel. Good cafes around.

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Kenya
Reviewed 15 August 2016

It has a thin layer of class and is tolerable, but it has little desire to please the customer, and has brick walls instead of views from the windows (which are sealed shut permanently). At least they could put some plants in front of the walls and unseal the windows. Stayed there a few times as it was the original...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

It's been many years since I've backpacked and stayed at guest houses, but I thought it would be fun to try it again, and I was not disappointed. Already before my arrival the staff at Ivy GH was very helpful with recommendations and booking regarding tours in Siem Reap. They also help with booking my bus trip to Phnom Penh...

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The original Ivy opened in December 1999, as the second western run business in the Old Market (by a couple of months). Owners Karl & Vannary have been catering to Siem Reap backpackers ever since and provide a warm homely atmosphere in which to enjoy your time visiting Angkor and the surrounding area. The guesthouse has 20 rooms (8 single w/fan, 8 double w/fan and 4 double a/c) all with en-suite facilities. The current Guesthouse opened in 2005 and is conveniently located along the Siem Reap river just minutes from the Old Market area and the center of town, it has since been improved with more rooms, air-conditioning and wifi-facilities. The Ivy provides a perfect budget option in the heart of Siem Reap. The simple rooms are cleaned everyday and are great for travellers trying to get a feel of Siem Reap before the rapid development of recent years. Whilst Siem Reap and Phnom Penh have rushed to develop over the past decade the majority of Cambodians are still farmers and live very simply in the countryside. The pace of life is slow and relaxed and family is the most important aspect of people's lives. The Ivy reflects this ideology and provides a fantastic atmosphere to relax and unwind after a day's exploration. Take advantage of the highspeed internet, unwind in the lounge, grab a hammock on the upstairs balcony or veg out on the sofa and watch some cable TV. The Ivy provides laundry service, bicycle rental, as well as bus and tuk-tuk reservations. Our English speaking staff are a wealth of local information and can assist you in booking trips to Angkor Wat and the surrounding area as well as inbound and onward travel. All at no extra charge. The Ivy and its owner, Van also prides herself on making some of the best food at incredible value for money. The all day breakfast is renowned and suitably large enough to sustain a long day out. The Khmer food is cheap and is prepared perfectly, this is complemented by an wide range of western favourites selected from menu created by a western chef exclusively for the Ivy back in 2001. There are also regular tapas and world food evenings and occasionally freebies of Vannary's latest new dishes. Find out why we are a firm favourite of the expat community in Siem Reap. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ivy Guesthouse

Address: Central Market Street, Before the river on the right, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Siem Reap Province > Siem Reap
Price Range: €9 - €9 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Ask to check out different rooms, as some of them are very moist and can have a pungent smell.”
 of 5 bubbles 90filipd, 3 Nov 2015 | Read review
“You get what you pay for”
 of 5 bubbles Scotty2hotty007, 18 Aug 2015 | Read review
“best rooms on the 1st floor”
 of 5 bubbles 684elenam, 19 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Possibly try to grab a room upstairs as there would be less noise from foot traffic outside your door :-)”
 of 5 bubbles EmmaG965, 12 Jan 2013 | Read review
“I stayed in room 15 and it was fairly basic but very comfortable - great value. Fans help keep the mozzies away.”
 of 5 bubbles 828LaurenB, 7 Jan 2013 | Read review
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