Dengba Hostel Siem Reap




The Review

Dengba Hostel Siem Reap is far out of town, which is a bit inconvenient, as we have to take a tuk tuk or walk twenty minutes every time we want to go somewhere.

The Location

It is pretty easy to find as it's on the road running parallel to the river. The building itself is old and not well kept. The place could do with a bit of refurbishing, considering it's a hostel and guests pay to stay here. There are a few little shops down the road, selling water, beer, and cigarettes, but to find something decent to eat, you have to go to town.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Our four-bed dorm room is of a fair size and the bunks have sturdy wooden frames. The mattress and pillow are comfortable enough. There are no reading lights at the beds and the electrical sockets aren't near the beds. We have three wooden lockers, but they all lock with the same key, which is kind of pointless. Our bedroom doesn't lock either. The air conditioner is switched off during the day, and we have to go ask them to switch it on when the time comes. There is a table and chair in the room. The large wooden wardrobe is extremely dirty inside. There is an old pair of jeans on the floor, a few cigarette butts, and a lot of dust; the ceiling of the bedroom is covered with cobwebs. Nobody has been in there to clean for ages. On the one wall there are dirty brown marks, which could be mud, but who knows? The floor also has dirty brown marks, which are easily removed with a soapy solution.

The bathroom isn't any better. It is a disgrace that they allow guests to sleep in a place so filthy. The shelves are so dirty that we are not using them. The shower is cold and the floor of the bathroom is slippery when soapy. The place needs some attention and a bit of repairing and painting would go a long way.

Common Spaces

There are a few cane chairs in the reception area, as well as the tables and chairs outside next to the kitchen. The kitchen is outside, under cover, before you reach the reception. The area is not great for socializing, as it's just a wooden table with wooden chairs. Guests have access to the billiards tables and free use of the bicycles. The bicycles will definitely help with getting to town quicker and easier. Only one staff member speaks English, and when he isn't available, nobody can help you. When we enquired about a tour to the temples, we were told they run a hostel, not a tour company. They supply free water to the guests but it's room temperature. Needless to say, we are unimpressed.


In an effort to save electricity, the lights are never switched on in the reception, so the area is always very dark and this doesn't encourage any social activity in the common area. This hostel needs some work, paint, and cleaning. It is not worth staying in.
by Redan Staff Reviewer
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Street view
Street view - hostel on right
Water feature
Common area
Kitchen and dining area
Billiards table
Dorm room


Phom Krom Road, Wat Svay Village, Siem Reap, Slorkram Commune, Cambodia
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