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8.1
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8.2
Excellent
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Excellent location - Inside city center
Parking
FREE
  • Central Market400 m
  • National Museum900 m
  • Wat Ounalom1.01 km
  • Silver Pagoda1.12 km
  • Royal Palace1.15 km
  • Wat Phnom1.15 km
  • Sisowath Quay1.33 km
  • Independence Monument1.35 km
  • Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum1.87 km
  • Choeung Ek - Killing Fields9.3 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Billabong Hostel

    No 5, Street 158, Doun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 12211 - See map

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 28 times

    "The Billabong is a peaceful hotel with a great staff and clean rooms."
    Ben - April 4, 2016
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 89% of guests
    Excellent facilities on premise
    8.5 facilities on premise
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.4 rating for cleanliness
    Fantastic breakfast
    84% positive mentions
    • 250 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Phnom Penh in the last 24 hoursCompared to 1,387 Phnom Penh properties at Agoda for various dates
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    Room comfort score
    8.3/10
    Value for money score
    8.3/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.4/10
    Better than
    99
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    Better than
    95
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    Better than
    93
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    Better than
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    Value for money8.2
    Distance to city center1.0 km
    Location rating8.2
    Nearest airportPhnom Penh International Airport (PNH)
    Distance to airport8.4 km

    Rooms available at Billabong Hostel

    8.3
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Superior Double or Twin Room
    Superior Double or Twin Room
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    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 semi double bed and 1 que...
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    Deluxe Double
    Deluxe Double
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    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Bed in 8 beds mixed dormitory room
    Bed in 8 beds mixed dormitory room
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    • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 4 bunk beds
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    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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    • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
    • City view
    • 5 bunk beds
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    Bed in 8 Bed Female Dormitory
    Bed in 8 Bed Female Dormitory
    ...
    • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 4 bunk beds
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    6 Bed Mixed Dormitory
    6 Bed Mixed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 3 bunk beds
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    Standard Single Room only
    Standard Single Room only
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 single bed & 1 single bed
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    Modern Standard Single Room - Non-Smoking
    Modern Standard Single Room - Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 double bed
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    Standard Single Room with Pool View
    Standard Single Room with Pool View
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed
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    What people love about Billabong Hostel

    • 7.6
      Very good
      Staff 

      "Staff were helpful and the location is only a short tuk tuk ride to most things in town."

      Nial

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      April 21, 2016

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Good location and easy to get to all the attractions Phnom Penh has to offer."

      Brian

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      May 22, 2017

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Staff are amazing and would highly recommend this hotel to anyone."

      mark

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      July 17, 2018

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "The rooms are nice, clean, including private bathroom (rooms..."

    Sandra

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    November 16, 2018

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    Most talked about facilities

    Swimming Pool
    224 mentions
    Breakfast
    96 mentions
    Housekeeping
    49 mentions
    Food & Dining
    43 mentions

    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Staff are very efficient and friendly, beautiful pool, and r..."

    Shaun S.

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    May 16, 2018

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Restaurants on site

    Billabong Bar & Restaurant
    Cuisine:American, International
    Menu:Buffet

    What's nearby

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    What guests think of this property

    Overall rating
    8.1
    Excellent
    From 1261 reviews
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    Agoda Reviews (1256)Booking.com Reviews (5)
    Rating via Agoda8.1
    /
    10
    Cleanliness8.4
    Facilities8.5
    Location8.2
    Room comfort and quality8.3
    Service8.0
    Value for money8.2
    High score for Phnom Penh

    Most helpful reviews for Billabong Hostel

    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Excellent8.8
    All you need in one placeGreat beds, big bathrooms (could be cleaner), freezing aircon. With the Pool and the restaurant, it is easy to relax and forget about the crowded city. I kept extending my stay because I was very comfortable here. Good location, close from the centre, but in a quiet neighbourhood.
    MaggieReviewed July 07, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Exceptional9.6
    ExceptionalComplain to the people in cambodie. Here are all the staff really friendly and helpful. A really nice stay to chill swimm in the big pool or go look around. Everithing is just on the courner. I was enjoy my stay there 😊
    Vivienfrom AustriaReviewed May 22, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019
    Bed in 8 Bed Female Dormitory
    Excellent8.4
    ExcellentBeds are great, shower was good and the area around the pool is great. A good place to meet people and stay around the pool. I didn't find phnom penh as good as other cities in Cambodia to tourist around so I've enjoyed the fact that the hostel had a good atmosphere. The staff in the reception and in the bar could be much nicer, they would solve your problem but they were always disinterested in helping you and would only do the minimum necessary
    LauraReviewed March 07, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Exceptional10.0
    Brilliant hostelGood, clean, well-located hostel in Phnom Penh. Friendly staff, good facilities (including a computer and printer free to use) and a restaurant with reasonable prices and good food. Definitely recommended
    JoshuaReviewed March 03, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019
    Bed in 8 Bed Female Dormitory
    Excellent8.8
    Nice stay!I had a great time in the hostel. The way it is built, it is like if we have an apartment with 7 other people. The restaurant is nice, but pricy.
    Claudèlefrom CanadaReviewed July 11, 2019

    Reviews of Billabong Hostel from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.1
    Excellent
    From 1261 reviews
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    Agoda Reviews (1256)Booking.com Reviews (5)
    Rating via Agoda8.1
    /
    10
    Excellent
    26.7% this month
    Cleanliness8.4
    Facilities8.5
    Location8.2
    Room comfort and quality8.3
    Service8.0
    Value for money8.2
    High score for Phnom Penh
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    8-9 Excellent (249)
    7-8 Very Good (274)
    6-7 Good (102)
    <6 Below Expectation (124)
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    8.8
    Excellent
    Maggie
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    All you need in one place”

    Great beds, big bathrooms (could be cleaner), freezing aircon. With the Pool and the restaurant, it is easy to relax and forget about the crowded city. I kept extending my stay because I was very comfortable here. Good location, close from the centre, but in a quiet neighbourhood.

    Reviewed July 07, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Vivien from Austria
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Exceptional”

    Complain to the people in cambodie. Here are all the staff really friendly and helpful. A really nice stay to chill swimm in the big pool or go look around. Everithing is just on the courner. I was enjoy my stay there 😊

    Reviewed May 22, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Laura
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 8 Bed Female Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

    Excellent”

    Beds are great, shower was good and the area around the pool is great. A good place to meet people and stay around the pool. I didn't find phnom penh as good as other cities in Cambodia to tourist around so I've enjoyed the fact that the hostel had a good atmosphere. The staff in the reception and in the bar could be much nicer, they would solve your problem but they were always disinterested in helping you and would only do the minimum necessary

    Reviewed March 07, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Joshua
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

    Brilliant hostel”

    Good, clean, well-located hostel in Phnom Penh. Friendly staff, good facilities (including a computer and printer free to use) and a restaurant with reasonable prices and good food. Definitely recommended

    Reviewed March 03, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Claudèle from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 8 Bed Female Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Nice stay!”

    I had a great time in the hostel. The way it is built, it is like if we have an apartment with 7 other people. The restaurant is nice, but pricy.

    Reviewed July 11, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Sandra from Cambodia
    Solo traveler
    Superior Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

    one of the best hotels in town”

    after trying out a few accommodations in PP, Billabong Hostel is the place where i will go back again and recommend to stay. Very good value for money and location. The rooms are nice, clean, including private bathroom (rooms for 1 to 3 persons), warm water, drinking water, fridge. the pool area is big, clean and a quiet place in the noisy city. the evenings where quiet, no big parties going on in the hostel area the few nights i was there. There are plenty of options outside. most of the places of interest around the city are in walking distance or can be reached easily by TukTuk. Laundry service available at normal price. Food is ok, but i recommend to get food at the many delicious places around the city. Make sure you have your passport with you. without or with only a copy of it, you may not be allowed to stay. Staff is not very friendly, but ok and helpful if you ask for something.

    Reviewed November 16, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Joyce
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 8 Bed Female Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Exceptional”

    i just hope that there's privacy curtain per bed 🙂 i rated the staff with only 4⭐ because they were not as friendly as the one i encountered in siem reap. but overall it was nice. i like staying and chilling at the pool area 👍🏻

    Reviewed November 10, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    piyada from Thailand
    Couple
    Superior Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Good. 9.5/10”

    Room is OK . Toilet is OK. Pool is. OK. Food is OK . Walk to central market 10 mins. Near. Sorta departmenrt store. 3 mins. Tuk tuk to independence monument. . 2 us dollar. To s21 is 2 us dollar. To royal palace is 2 us dollar. To. Around overall city Is not more than. 2-3 us dollar. Do not pay more.

    Reviewed October 30, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    oi from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 8 Bed Female Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Too hot in bedroom. Air-con is not powerful enough.”

    Air-con in the room, not powerful enough. Please install ceiling fans, help circulation of air and help cooler. Too warm in the room, sweat when you sleep. Group of people change to another hostel. The pool is nice.

    Reviewed April 13, 2019
    6.0
    Haridev from India
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Swimming pool in cheap price ”

    -Fast check-in/out -Receptionist are not really welcoming . Gents receptionist are cool enough 😎 - Rooms are good . Good mattress , good wifi, good aircon, cockroaches in bathroom. - Free towel for swimming . It’s Beautiful . - Having bar/food area , expnsv then outside but good option. - Helpful technician , he tried to fix A/C few times.

    Reviewed March 29, 2019
    2.0
    duane from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Rude receptionist and liers ”

    First off I would say for this Pos company to give me my money back when I clearly never stayed there. The rude receptionist told me that they do not charge and pay at property. I told her to cancel on Agoda and she said no, you have to do it. Well behold I’m charged a day of stay and never stayed there because I had no passport because at the motorbike rental place. Very dissatisfied with the people working the counter. So many others complain and I would say it is true.

    Reviewed March 27, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    László from Hungary
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    I liked the swimming pool”

    Hostel for backpackers. It has everything you need pool, relax area, bar, computer, helpful staff. Only complaining that wifi did not work in room which was a bit annoying

    Reviewed May 04, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Yousif from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018

    Spectacular Hostel”

    You simply cannot beat the value. For less than $5 you have access to a swimming pool, excellent staff, and a very social common area ideal for meeting other travelers. I left a pair of glasses at Billabong hostel and they are even shipping them back to me. Wonderful stay and service, I will be back.

    Reviewed July 23, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    mark from United Kingdom
    Group
    Standard Single Room only
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

    Fantastic ”

    Have stayed at this hotel on many occasions and never fails to impress with the standard of the hotel. It’s a little oasis in the heart of the city. Great pool. Staff are amazing and would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. Hotel policy is fantastic.

    Reviewed July 17, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Anna-Maria from Austria
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in June 2018

    worth the price”

    I can totally recommend the Billabong Hostel. Pool area and bar is really nice. The water is pure and towels are provided. Stayed in a 10-bed dorm room. Beds are comfortable, power slots and light for every bed, AC works well. The bathroom is very nice too, but just one bath room (shower, sink and toilet in one room) for 10 people is sometimes not enough... Staff is super friendly and helpful. Comfy social area inside and bar outside. Food is fantastic, of course a lil bit more expensive than when you go out for food. And I can totally recommend to book the tour to S21 and killing fields for 7$ - I think that's a must see! ...will make you speechless...

    Reviewed June 30, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Ryan from Australia
    Couple
    Deluxe Double
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

    Good value for money with great atmosphere”

    Exceptional staff always willing to help with anything. Good food at good prices available. Room was as accurate to the photos and description. Would definitely stay again and will recommend to other travellers

    Reviewed May 24, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Utsarga from United States
    Solo traveler
    6 Bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

    Very good”

    Very comfortable beds and large, spacious rooms. But, the food prices on premises are a bit too high, and there's no way to purchase just coffee. They only allow you to buy combination of coffee, pretty basic juce from concerntrate and water, even if you want just coffee.

    Reviewed May 10, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Jolene from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 8 Bed Female Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

    Awesome with a few Cons”

    Stay at Billabong was awesome, sheets, toilets, common areas and the pool were absolutely clean. I'm surprised that they even provided towels and pad locks for your personal belongings to be kept safe. They also provided a seperate towel at the pool. AC was so cooling and made my stay even better. Staff speaks good English and communicates well. They organise tours to Killing Fields, S-21 and Sunset Cruise. If you are travelling to other cities of Cambodia, they gladly book a bus for you as well with various timings that suits you. Most importantly, wifi is strong all around the property. So don't you need to worry when you are in your room, at the pool or having breakfast at the cafe. On the downside, the café food was mediocre and expensive! A breakfast set of eggs, toast and bacon cost USD3.50 and free flow coffee/ tea/ or orange juice cost USD1.50. Personally, I don't recommend having breakfast here, but if you just want to chill within the property, please go ahead. I'll highly recommend you to take a short walk (5mins/ 700m) down to The Central Market where they serve authentic local food at a fraction. Get a bowl of beef noodle at USD1.75, fish porridge with dough fritter at USD1.50, iced coffee at USD1 Or Sugar Cane at USD0.75. There's definitely more variety to suit your taste bud. Also, they do not allow late check-out. You may continue to use the facilities, or hang out at the lounge. But they do not have any shower area for you to wash up, they could only offer you the open outdoor showers which is beside the pool. Most travellers staying here are Europeans. Didn't get to meet any Asians during my 2 night stay here! Till then, enjoy and travel well :)

    Reviewed March 23, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Teck from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2017

    Value for money. ”

    This is a good place to stay. It is near the bus station for you to go to other places in Cambodia. The central market is also nearby. The hostel might not be easily located and if you found it, it is easy for you to explore the places around. There is a supermarket market and a movie cinema nearby. The Royal Palace and the riverside are within walking distance. There is a swimming pool in the hostel for you to escape the hot weather. Only negative point is that breakfast is not included in the room rate.

    Reviewed May 01, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Hui from China
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 8 Bed Female Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2017

    excellent experience”

    swimming pool looks nice. facilities inside the room are nice and new. the reception can help you book bus ticket to other cities which is helpful. Breakfast is good but have to pay extra money. service is good

    Reviewed March 21, 2017
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