We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

11 Happy Backpackers

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
11 Happy Backpackers
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

315 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for 11 Happy Backpackers
See the most recent reviews
Showing 255: English reviews
Marahau, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 July 2016

You can't have a night club with loud music all night on the roof and expect to have people sleep there. The stairs in the hotel are big and wide and it allows the noise to travel into every room. I took the advise of the tuk tuk driver I told him I wanted a cheep hotel in a quiet...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Daryl W
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Didn't stay here but great rooftop bar for casual drinks! Pool tables, nice lighting and really cheap drinks. Great vibe about the place and open to anyone (not just people in the hostel). $1 draft beer and cocktails from $2. Happy hour finishes at 9.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Amy D
Rome, Italy
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Staff completely into their phones 24/7. You stay there waiting for attention but whatsapp messages and favebook are more important than you! Rooftop bar is nice but same atmosphere as downstairs. Choose something else, as Phnom Penh has plenty of options for you!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank alfokat
New York City, New York
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Didn't stay here, however, came for a night out on the rooftop and it was amazing! So much fun, super cheap and great service from the staff - should definitely go for a night of partying in Cambodia!!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank LSylvester83
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

It was a really friendly vibe, there is also a rooftop bar which is relaxed and "happy" friendly. The rooms were air conditioned and clean. Enjoyed the stay here. It's in a great location too, couple minutes walk from the food market and night market.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Reem D
Bickley, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Decent ish hostel in the heart of Phnom Penh. Reasonably priced food with a good cinema next door. Slept in a 10 person dorm with no issues, fans were great and we even had a balcony. Wifi only worked downstairs and was pretty iffy on the rooftop bar (which has some pretty great views but also two very run-down pool...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Paul F
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't recommend staying here, the rooms and bathrooms are filthy, don't get cleaned and half of the toilets don't flush so everything is just left there to smell. However, the rooftop bar is a really nice place to chill and the food and shakes are so good, so I would recommend going to the rooftop bar but not actually...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank mollyrose95
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Not a nice place to stay to be honest, toilets smelt and looked like they'd never been cleaned, dirty bed sheets, dirty floors. However if you do stay here I would recommend staying on the top bunk rather than the bottom, the fans and air con only hit the top and the bottoms sweaty and hot, none of the air...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Katie W
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Expensive and basic for what it is.. however I think this is because of the great roof top bar that entertains during the day and night - pool, beer pong, darts, good WiFi in the bar only. Great place to meet other backpackers and very central to the centre. No hot water and basic rooms

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jodie C
Truro, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Dirty hell hole!! I have travelled a lot and am very tolerant but couldn't stand another night here, we cut the visit short and moved to a hotel. I appreciate that hot places get dirty and dusty, but this was years of ingrained filth and muck and I didn't dare walk around barefoot and slept in my sleeping bag liner-...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Emma C

50 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (33)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (30)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (17)
Viewed
Other (17)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Phnom Penh hotels
0.1 km away
City Centre Hotel
City Centre Hotel
#85 of 267 in Phnom Penh
274 reviews
0.4 km away
Silver River Hotel
Silver River Hotel
#61 of 267 in Phnom Penh
465 reviews
0.2 km away
Indochine 2 Hotel & Restaurant
Indochine 2 Hotel & Restaurant
#90 of 267 in Phnom Penh
176 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.2 km away
Eighty8 Backpackers
Eighty8 Backpackers
#4 of 193 in Phnom Penh
580 reviews
1.7 km away
Top Banana Guesthouse
Top Banana Guesthouse
#6 of 193 in Phnom Penh
351 reviews
0.6 km away
SLA Boutique Hostel
SLA Boutique Hostel
#3 of 193 in Phnom Penh
206 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
11 Happy Backpackers, With over 40 rooms and 75+ dorm beds and an amazing rooftop bar/restaurant we strive to be Cambodia's #1 Hostel. We aim for our guests to enjoy their stay to the fullest. We offer: - Super priced private rooms, dorms and big group stays - An amazing rooftop with 2 pool tables, 2 dart machines, beerpong table, great music, fresh air, safe environment, serve food and drink all day and night, friendly staff and the place to party. - Last year we opened our Movie House corporation with The Flicks 2, located on our ground floor we are playing blockbusters, docu's, Cambodian history and backpacking classic movies in our AIRCONDITIONED awesomeness MOVIE ROOM, RATED #1 ON TRIPADVISOR AT THINGS TO DO IN PHNOM PENH. - Visa, Tickets, Tours service, you name it, we have it! sharply price and our visa prices beat the embassy prices! -dorms with AC starting from 5$ a night, -private rooms w/bathroom starting from 8$ a night - a social envirement for you to meet fellow travellers and have a great stay! - most central location you can find! 5 minute walk from Riverside and 10 minute walk to Central Market, Royal Palace & National Museum. - big spacious dorms for tour-groups. more than 40 rooms and 75 dorm beds. Amazing rooftop bar with FREE pooltables, TV, Hammocks, drinking games, Awesome music, SAFE $ FRIENDLY and many more! We arrange visas and bus tickets with GUARENTEED LOWEST PRICE! Once you stay you wont want to leave. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 11 Happy Backpackers

Address: #87-89, St.136, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Price Range: ₹ 681 - ₹ 817 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 60
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Agoda and Booking.com so you can book your 11 Happy Backpackers reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from 11 Happy Backpackers staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Singapore, Singapore

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from 11 Happy Backpackers staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Always take an A/C room which is a better bargain. Try rooms at the lower floor as they don't have a lift”
 of 5 bubbles shamsudahmed, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay here!!”
 of 5 bubbles emmawT1207GV, 15 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Dorm room (D?) on the first floor was relatively quiet. Anything higher up than that would be louder.”
 of 5 bubbles 342corys, 2 Apr 2016 | Read review
“dorms are located across a bridge to the next building.”
 of 5 bubbles BDBourbon, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
“First floor would be quieter than levels above”
 of 5 bubbles SarahJYN, 23 Sep 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay