A well run and thoughtfully designed hostel within easy reach of the main backpacker area.
My 7 hour bus ride from Ho Chi Minh dropped me at the bus terminal in Phnom Penh from where I walked to Sla Boutique Hostel. It’s tucked away on a side street and took some navigation to find.
Design and Environment
Entering the hostel I was greeted by a professionally manned reception desk leading on to a bar, lounge and spacious kitchen area. The overall interior has been designed to be a relaxing and social environment, with comfy rattan chairs, cushions, colorful artwork and natural light.
The rooms upstairs were exceptionally clean and featured some of the best bunk beds I’ve ever come across in a hostel. The bed frames were sturdy and with an unusual circular design. The thick mattresses looked brand new and were indeed extremely comfy. On my first night I was upgraded to a double bunk bed (usually for couples) and it was luxuriously massive.
What I liked best
The kitchen was a really nice space to have breakfast and make plans for the day. Breakfast was only included free for people staying in the private rooms, however there was a good selection of cheap items on the menu, including pancakes, muesli and scrambled eggs. Lunch and dinner foods were also available, my favorite was the fried rice. Everything was cooked on the spot by the friendly staff.
I originally booked 3 nights here in July 2016 but ended up staying a week, it was that good.
Sla Boutique Hostel
15 Oknha Ket St. (174), Phnom Penh 12210, Cambodia
Photos courtesy of Sla Boutique Hostel
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