Riverside Backpackers
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What guests are saying:
Great value, nice people
Benjamin from New Zealand
Group
Great hostel in good location next to the river, the staff are awesome and I really liked this place. The price was cheap and the breakfast nice. If I return to Cambodia I will stay again here
Hamish from Australia
Solo traveler
Good place. Good price and friendly staff
Thuy from Vietnam
Solo traveler
Very nice Hostel in very good location. I will come back to stay here i like the staff and the dorm is clean
Petri from Finland
Solo traveler
Very good place to stay in Phnom Penh.The dorm is clean and have hot water and good wifi. The location is best and I enjoy my stay here
Petri from Finland
Solo traveler
This backpackers is very good I extend my stay. The staff is nice and the place is clean. I like the location is perfect near the riverside. Thank you
Petri from Finland
Solo traveler
the owner welcomed me with his greeting. I often come back after midnight but front staff opend gate for me nicely . nice and cheap bar down stairs . dormitory room was hot a bit but after shower it feels alright .
Madoka from Japan
Solo traveler

Riverside Backpackers

Excellent location
- Inside city center
- What's nearby?
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7.7
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10
Excellent value for money
8.0
Value for money8.0
Distance to city center0 km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportPhnom Penh International Airport (PNH) - Cambodia
Distance to airport9.0 km
  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Phnom Penh

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

Room choices
Single With Bathroom
Single With Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 single bed
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Deluxe Twin Room
Deluxe Twin Room
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • River view
  • 2 single beds
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Double With Bathroom
Double With Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 double bed
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1 Bed in 12-Bed Dormitory
1 Bed in 12-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Fan Room with Shared Bathroom
Fan Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 5 m²/54 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 single bed
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Large Double Room
Large Double Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 double bed
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Double Fan Shared Bathroom
Double Fan Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Quad
Quad
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 double beds
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Agoda Reviews (233)Booking.com Reviews (213)
7.7
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10
Cleanliness7.3
Facilities7.0
Location8.7
Room comfort and quality7.3
Service7.8
Value for money8.0
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9.6
Exceptional
Felix from Germany
Group
Quad
Stayed 1 night in December 2018
Nice hostel”
Had a good time staying there.
Reviewed December 10, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Yael from Switzerland
Family with young children
Deluxe Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018
Très bien pour découvrir Phnom Penh ”
Chambre familiale spacieuse (avec petit balcon) et propre. Salle de bain privative avec une douche qui fonctionne bien. Literie confortable. Accueil chaleureux des propriétaires et délicieux cafés cambodgiens. Bien situé dans la ville.
Reviewed May 09, 2018
2.0
Steeven from Canada
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 12-Bed Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in July 2018
Avoid at all cost”
First nighr rhere was bedbugs in the room - Two beds were infected. The guy at the reception invites his crew everynight and they start to scream all night long, it s irritating and my ears couldn't handle it anymore. It seems they are i n the playground. There is a big lck of electricity pug as I couldnt even plug my tablet in the room. To be honest, avoid this hostel, worst in town. even for the price, avoid.
Reviewed July 24, 2018
2.0
Peter from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
No large double room exist. Don't get ripped off”
Don't book the large double room. You pay more and just get the small double room. Customer service is just terrible. I don't think the owner knows anything about marketing or good customer service. Ask to get fresh towels like 10 times. Never got them. Stay away from this place.
Reviewed June 18, 2018
2.4
Peter from United States
Solo traveler
Double With Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in June 2018
Don't get rip off by getting 40sq room”
Paid more to have the more expensive double room. Owner says that room doesn't exist and just gave me the cheaper room. Blame the mistake on Agoda. service = terrible bed = not real mettress. styrofoam mattress. Bring your own towels. They run out. Only hand soap in the bathroom.
Reviewed June 18, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Anna from Indonesia
Family with teens
Double With Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in February 2018
Great location”
Nice place to stay
Reviewed October 13, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Chen from Singapore
Couple
Double With Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in November 2017
Excellent”
We had our door stuck after 1 shower and they did their best to release the lock. ultimately had to break the lock. Great commitment to ensure that we have a proper shower with heater as their other toilet didnt have a heater. Was helpful to allow us a call to the bus company to confirm our booking. Staff provided us the help we required in and outside of the hostel. Hostel was just beside the quay and was overall a delightful experience with them
Reviewed November 14, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Sian from United Kingdom
Group
Quad
Stayed 1 night in September 2017
Perfect location!”
Perfect location for backpackers! The room was big with 2 double beds for 3 of us, AC worked well plus 2 fans! Bathroom was big too only thing was the shower was freezing! Like most in asia though and can't complain for the price. Games downstairs to play, friendly atmosphere.
Reviewed September 27, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Mike from Australia
Solo traveler
Fan Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in September 2017
centrally located backpackers hostel”
I caught the train from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh and needed a place to crash/shower/store backpack while I went to a restaurant and waited for the overnight bus to Siem Reap ... I got a great single fan room that enabled me to do everything that I wanted to do ... very friendly and helpful English speaking staff
Reviewed September 23, 2017
8.4
Excellent
Charlie from United States
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 12-Bed Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in July 2017
Good”
Fix these problems and will upgrade you to excellent: Need to replace AC in dorm with stronger AC. Need to replace squeaky shaky dorm beds with sturdy ones. Need to fix leaky sink in dorm bathroom. It's not pleasant to have water splashing onto legs when washing hands. Need to separate shower from toilet. Wet toilet seats are yucky. Everything else is perfect.
Reviewed August 07, 2017
8.4
Excellent
Charlie from United States
Solo traveler
Double With Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in July 2017
They deserve at least an 8.0”
Oh come on guys. You know this place doesn't deserve the 4.4 from Mr. Kwok from Hong Kong. This is very clean place, good lighting, good location just 1 minute walk to popular riverside walking area, 5 min walk to airport buses, 30 second walk to central market, friendly helpful staff, quiet rooms with no street noise, good wifi, no bugs or mosquitoes in sight. On the other hand this place is not perfect either as suggested by the 10.0 given by Peter of Australia. This is a budget place so there will be a few small problems. There are still a few minor plumbing problems such as a sink drain leaking onto the floor. But the new managers have repaired almost all of the previous water leaks. And the dorm beds are very squeaky. Hopefully those will be repaired soon. And the dorm AC is a little on the weak side so can get a bit hot in the dorms. I often stay here because it is the best for the price. If you don't have a lot of money then this is your best choice.
Reviewed July 21, 2017
8.0
Excellent
CHIEW from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Double Fan Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in May 2017
A night Stay At Velkommen Backpackers Guesthouse”
I booked a Double bedded room with Fan.To my surprise,there is water collected inside the Mattress in one side of the Bed which I sat on the bed which cause my trouser to get wet on my buttock.So I have to sleep on the side of the bed since it`s a Double Bed.There must be water leaking from the ceiling down to the Mattress.To my opinion,the guesthouse House-Keeping maids did not pay much attention to the mattress & bed on their daily routine maintenaince of the room.
Reviewed May 20, 2017
8.4
Excellent
Charlie from United States
Solo traveler
Double With Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in April 2017
Many plusses few minuses”
Dear Bong Swaa, Thanks for all the many plusses: clean place, comfortable matress and pillow, good lighting, good wifi, friendly helpful staff, no bugs, no mosquitoes, etc. etc. etc. Single room is very quiet and cool. However there are a few minuses that need some work. Get a plumber in there to fix all the plumbing problems. Replace the squeeky shaky bunkbeds with sturdy quiet ones. Oherwise, I won't use your dorms except during the low (hot) season when only a couple of people are in the dorm. Respectfully, Poan Chkai
Reviewed May 09, 2017
9.0
Exceptional
David from Malaysia
Group
Quad
Stayed 1 night in May 2015
Quiet stay nearby happening street”
quiet, strategic location, budget
There is river and pub street around the area, but the hostel located in a silent alley, which is great for accommodation. It just take us couple minutes of walk to night market and pub. We both rent a bicycle beside the hostel and hit up attractions in the city. However, the road situation is slightly dangerous for cycling.
Reviewed May 06, 2015
8.0
Excellent
WEI from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single With Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in December 2014
Great location, gets the job done”
Great location, friendly staff, good bed
I stayed here for 3 days and I absolutely loved its location. However, the single room with ensuite bathroom did have a very strong musty odour. I was seldom in the room during the daytime so I could bear with it. If you are looking to chill in the room for long hours instead of touring around town maybe look for alternatives.
Reviewed December 28, 2014
5.2
Rory from Sweden
Couple
Double Fan Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in April 2018
Mouldy”
Our room should not have been available to use, insanely hot, the fan was dirty so it just sprayed hot dusty air all over the room, it was damp and mouldy. When I say mouldy I’m talking mouldyyyyy, you really could not breathe in the room. The shared bathroom was mouldy, damp and crazy hot, the shower was ok, but I jumped in and out because the smell was awful, hot, mouldy, sh1t all rolled into one smell! Also the towels made me and my girlfriend very itchy, so no idea what’s going on there. Payed £5 a night and we thought how bad could it be? BAD was the answer, you could not pay me to sleep in that room again. The staff were nice and friendly, I believe they bought the place a few months ago and are working on it. HOWEVER when you’re from Denmark (owners) you should understand that mould THAT bad is seriously bad for your health.. the excuse that it’s just Cambodia is ridiculous, have some standards because it’ll punish you in the end. I didn’t want to write this because I liked you guys, but we’ve not stayed anywhere in such bad condition for that price the whole way round Asia in the last 4 months!! Until you get all this mould, damp, heat, and ventilation sorted, some rooms should not be available!!
Reviewed May 01, 2018
3.2
Maiko from Japan
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 12-Bed Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in February 2018
Bed bugs n dark n smelly bathrooms ”
I stayed at dorm room with 12 beds. There are two bathrooms with no lights n no bed lights at the Dorm room. Not enough concents for all. Cleaners don’t clean the floors they changed sheets n only. In the dark n humit Dorm we killed many incects such as bed bugs cockroaches n mosquitoes. I told about insects but ppl at hostel they didn’t care at all. I went to buy things to kill the insect n afterwards went to pharmacy to get steroid creams , painkiller , antibiotics n anti histamine tables to recover. On the other side I saw so many guests eat and drink at on their beds..... I was speechless for that....
Reviewed February 21, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Philip from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 12-Bed Dormitory
Stayed 4 nights in January 2018
Exceptional”
Always a great welcome, great value for money - perect location near river - really clean bed and nice towel ! - really helpful hands on owners - my automatic choice of stay in Phnom Penh - Fantastic coffee too .........
Reviewed January 13, 2018
5.6
LIPING from China
Couple
Double With Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in July 2018
too bad .can not forget”
too bad really ,We check in the room where is so smelly.just like toilet maybe.feeling sad about such experience.
Reviewed July 15, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Charlie from United States
Solo traveler
Double With Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in July 2017
One of the best”
For Cambodia and for the price, can't get any better than this.
Reviewed June 14, 2018
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