Cheapest in town
What we say:
Star has dropped off a bit in quality over the years, but it remains a friendly place for a cold beer or a meal -- when we stopped by for lunch the three young Khmer waitresses couldn't stop giggling and even the simplest request resulted in mild hysteria. The rooms though are not so funny -- Star is most definitely a case of you get what you pay for, and even in Kratie, $3 doesn't buy very much. Only for the budget stalwarts, but do stop by for a beer and a giggle.
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Contact details:West side of the market. T: (012) 753 401
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What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Sgl fan private b'room||3 USD||3 USD|
|Dbl fan private b'room||4 USD||4 USD|
Added to Travelfish on: 3rd December, 2005
Last visited or updated on: 17th September, 2013
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Rated 3.5 out of 5
Based on 3 ratings and 3 reviews
Clean and friendly
I found the stay here at star guesthouse very nice. We moved here from 'you hong' and found it to be a much better guesthouse. The rooms are basic but fine (but that is no different anywhere in Kratie), and the downstairs area was great with good food, drinks and a very friendly atmosphere. After 9.00 we were allowed to use an area upstairs to enjoy our night and relax in the evening atmosphere from the market which is just across the road. The rooms were very cheap and they also offered a very well priced motorbike rental (4 dollars a day) which i would recomend as there is not too much to do in kratie itself Overall a pleasant stay and i would stay here again
Star Guesthouse reviewed by Hashyb (Total reviews: 1) on
Very cheap guest house – you get what you pay for
We paid just $4 for a night in a double room with attached cold water shower and toilet, and a fan. However, there was no power in Kratie during our visit and the guest house did not have a generator so we couldn’t use the fan. Our room had no windows, just large vents up near the ceiling. This meant that we had very little natural light (and with no power, non electric lights either) and no fresh air. The room was stuffy and stifling hot. There was no protection against mosquitoes and we were eaten alive whilst trying to sleep. As well as no power, Kratie had no water supply during our stay. Star Guest House appeared to have pumped water directly from the Mekong – it was so brown and dirty-looking that I couldn’t bring myself to shower in it (despite the heat). I only hope that the restaurant was using bottled drinking water to cook with! You could say that we got what we paid for but we only lasted one night here (I needed a shower!) and moved to the Oudom Sambeth Guest House ($7 for a double room, with it’s own generator and a cleaner water supply) the next day.
Star Guesthouse reviewed by EmmaM2006 (Total reviews: 1) on
Cheap and cheerful
Ideal for a short stoppover, but that's probably about all. Rooms are $5, and they're pretty basic,but clean. The star looks out onto the market, and they start setting up about 4am, the noise is a real problem. The restaurant and bar downstairs are great, an excellent choice of quality food and drinks, with the market in full swing, there's a nice bustling atmosphere. Staff at the star are brilliant, really friendly and approachable. The young guy who seemed to be in charge of the show, spoke fantastic english, and he was a really charming host. I'd definitely recommend popping in for a beer or some dinner, even if you don't stay at the star.
Star Guesthouse reviewed by trevorwallis (Total reviews: 7) on
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