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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The owners are great guys and the staff are really friendly and helpful. Accommodation is clean and safe. Perfect for budget minded travellers. The beer is cold just the way Aussies like it. Highly recommended. Crackers

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Perth
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my husband stayed here in October, the rooms were better than we expected, could not fault the cleanliness and the cleaners were efficient and friendly, the rest of the staff were very accommodating and helpful, it has a bar with cheap drinks plus the bonus of a football game and a dart board, the owners Richard and Hamish... More 

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4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I stayed in the 12-bed mixed dorm. It's a bit of a climb to get to the dorm but other than that, the dorm was clean and comfortable. Had a bit of an issue with the water pressure of the shower one night, but that was an isolated incident that was sorted out the next day. Good food at decent... More 

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Thank King T
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Richard the owner and his staff are what makes the difference on making this a great place to stay they are welcoming and knowledgable about thigs to do and see in Cambodia. Their fast and friendly service is a rare commodity here in Cambodia where good service is hard to find because the staff in the service industry areusually paid... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Good - very friendly and helpful staff, decent priced beer, good atmosphere, shower decent and powerful, location is pretty much perfect Bad - kinda bad smell in bedroom, could be noisy if in downstairs rooms, leaky pipe under sink in bathroom a bit dirty, 1 big cockroach in bedroom although the place looked spotless so must've been only cockroach in... More 

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Belfort, France
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

I stayed in a single room for 2 nights. Room and bathroom were clean. Nevertheless, as there is no window like in so many hotels in Asia, it doesn't smell great after the night, especially without A/C and it's tough to dry towels which tend to get smelly too. This backpackers has a perfect location. Area is not too noisy... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Large dorm – clean beds and facilities. Lockers with locks provided. Nice staff and good location – 2 minutes walk to the river front and not far to the night market. I would definitely come again. Thank you. :)

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for about a week because I liked it so much. Went with the staff to a football game and had a great time. They were willing to tell me a lot about cambodia and what there is to here in Phnom Penh. Recommend it for sure!

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Thank Silgoedegebure
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The hostel / Hotel, is located in the center of the city. The dormitory room was very large, well air-conditioned and clean Reading the comments, someone speak about scamming and hookers in the hall. No experience at all about this. The enviroment was really clean, and the stuff (Hamish) super friendly and reliable. Only negative point, the hall is not... More 

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Melaka, Malaysia
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

First of all, I am not a fussy person who cannot tolerate with staying at cheap backpacker dorm. I have been to Cambodia several time mostly at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. I have stayed on private room and backpacker hostel too but Velkommen Backpackers is in the FAILED! list. I booked the 12 person mixed dorm with a good... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Brand new Genuine Backpackers in the heart of the Riverside. Just across the street in the same great location as the popular Velkommen Guesthouse. A clean, comfortable, and safe environment. with the same friendly and personal service. With Private rooms and a large number of both fan only and AC dorm beds. With mostly brand new modern bathrooms. At unbeatable prices. Brand new Beds and linen. New clean towels provided for free. All dorms have personal lockers for extra security. large stylish bar and kick back area. Great for meeting other like-minded travelers, with regular events and live music. Our friendly and helpful staff can offer travel advice and help arrange day trips and onward travel. Centrally Located just 50m from the main river front area (Save money on tuk tuk rides to the river front). We are within walking distance to many of Phnom Penh's main attractions: e.g. Royal palace/ silver pagoda, Wat Phnom, Central & night Market. In the same street as Khandal market, the area has a truly Asian feel, with local Cambodians going about their daily life. From Sisowath quay (river front) turn down St 144 towards Khandal market. We are located on the right hand side. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Velkommen Backpackers

Address: 17 st 144 | Riverside, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Price Range: $15 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Velkommen Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Center, friendly, clean”
 of 5 bubbles , 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Dorms are for the backpacking crowd on the tight budget but I recommend the single rooms for a bit more.”
 of 5 bubbles Fringrish, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If you can't or don't want to climb some sets of stairs, check on the ground floor rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles MariZanini, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
“ask for room with balcony, check the wifi carefully”
 of 5 bubbles Trang_Ivy, 31 Dec 2015 | Read review
“I had a private room with an ensuite”
 of 5 bubbles G8047UOstephanies, 3 Apr 2015 | Read review
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