Easy comforts, great location
Sometimes the simpler the better, and nowhere does that better than One Stop Hostel.
Clean, straightforward, practical and convenient, this hostel has four, six and 10-room dorms that come equipped with wide, sturdy bunks, deep mattresses, reading lights, sockets and spacious locker space. The common areas again are functional, while also providing a relaxing space to connect with fellow travellers. That said, this is not a party hostel and if you’re looking for that, check out Mad Monkey or Funky Flashpacker instead. Alternatively, you’re only a short stagger away from popular party venue, the X Bar, and Siem Reap’s extremely lively Pub Street. Downstairs, they serve a small menu and hot and cold drinks, with great breakfast deals to set you up for the day for only $2 — e.g. muesli and milk with toast, butter and fried egg. Up top, a rooftop bar looks out across town towards the Old Market area that is just a minute’s walk away. There are few places more centrally located than this. The toilets were spotlessly clean, and we were told that they are cleaned every hour, and there did seem to be a very busy army of cleaners at work when we visited. The staff were also super-friendly and helpful.
Address: Sivatha Blvd, Siem Reap
T: (063) 963 325, (097) 787 3032;
Coordinates (for GPS): 103º51'12.42" E, 13º21'13.18" N
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Room rates: Under US$10
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
Four and six-bed. $7 for 10-bed dorm.
Nicky Sullivan is an Irish freelance writer (and aspiring photographer). She has lived in England, Ireland, France, Spain and India, but decided that her tribe and heart are in Cambodia, where she has lived since 2007 despite repeated attempts to leave. She dreams of being as tough as Dervla Murphy, but fears there may be a long way to go. She can’t stand whisky for starters. She was a researcher, writer and coordinator for The Angkor Guidebook: Your Essential Companion to the Temples, now one of the best-selling guidebooks to the temples.
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