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The Magic Sponge

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Beechworth, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed up in room 3. The first night I just used the fan but after that i used the aircon. I did need the aircon. The room is small but comfortable. The mattress, the sheets the pillows are luxurious. As is the generous shower (which i used about 4 times a day). The guesthouse is kept very clean and...

Thank johnmemery
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Welcomed by the friendly owner when we arrived gave us a warm feeling. The place looks fantastic. We chose the private room wich is double the money worth. All clean and soft bed. The service here is fantastic aswell. Food is great, good price and you get big servings. All in all a big recomendation for this place

Thank Thom P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights and really enjoyed it. The facilities are very clean, you have a lot of space to relax and the staff is incredibly helpful. The food is also really good. The only thing is that it's a bit noisy in the dorm because of some kind of pipes or something like that ,but hey as a...

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights in the penthouse dorm, which is an open plan dorm, great single beds (not bunk beds) each one has its own mosquito net and fan! The hostel is in a great location, it was only $5 a night and they have a budget breakfast which is $1! Really clean, supply towels and little shampoos....

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Wantage, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2017

we came here for dinner on sunday night 8:00ish ... the owner (William i think) welcomed us in and pointed out tables in the garden ...we ordered a couple of beers and 2 cocktails ...all ok. From the menu 2 people ordered fried rice, 1 noodles and beef and I had vegetable green curry ....very good portion size and nice...

Thank thewedclub
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I have looked around kampot to get a good american breakfast for a decent price and a decent quality, and found out that this place was the best around! The food is very tasty and there is a lot of it in your plate. The price is good for the quality and quantity of food that you get there. If...

Thank nicolasgZ1101HK
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This is my second visit to this great place. And in fact this time stayed in the penthouse (dorm) and in the family room when joined by friends. So the place itself is a real hub of Kampot. Central enough to be super accessible and just far enough from noise and busy streets. The Magic Sponge is one of a...

Thank Roocifer
British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We stayed in Room #1 right at the entrance, with 2 double beds and the place was spotless. The outside gate gets locked at night for added security, not that we ever felt unsafe while in Kampot. William runs a tight ship here, the bar is busy with regulars watching soccer matches, the gorgeous patio is set up under flowering...

Thank Brenda300
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Two friends and I felt like splurging a little after some so-so hostel stays, and found the Magic Sponge. The three of us shared a room with two double beds, and it was an amazing luxury that was actually the same price as the hostels. It's also got a great restaurant attached, and you'll probably try the $1 budget breakfast....

Thank Damian A
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I had a terrible experience at the Mad Monkey Hostel and came directly to the Magic Sponge and "WOW" what a difference. This place is like heaven on earth. They don't have dorms they have the penthouse. Where you get to sleep at the very top of the guest house and watch the sun rise with a cup of coffee...

Thank Joel L

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our strikingly designed building offers spotlessly clean and spacious air-con or fan rooms with en-suite toilets and hot showers. All of our beds feature top quality mattresses and pillows for a superb night's sleep in comfort. We also have a dormitory room for single or budget travelers. Delicious food and fully stocked bar with a western barman for late night banter. 9-hole mini golf course, pool table, board games and DVD lounge are free for all customers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Magic Sponge

Address: Guesthouse Street | Kampong Bay District, Kampot MS1 KP2, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Kampot Province > Kampot
Price Range: $13 - $32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Not hotel review just the food :-)”
thewedclub, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The dorm has an amazing view (and a rood terrace)!”
sveak2016, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Range of rooms available, clean, fresh and inviting”
waivalleyfarm, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“i stay in the "big room" and that was the best for me....but i don't try any other...”
izkolouk, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Two seperate sets of stairs to first floor.”
C3545PUstephanieh, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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