Early in the morning, my sleep was disturbed by the rustling the other girls made as they prepared themselves to go on a tour. We exchanged a few his and hellos when I arrived in our dorm last night. There’s an Asian-looking girl from Australia, a tall woman from Canada with a toned body, and a short girl with the prettiest face from Holland. That was as far as I went when it comes to making a social connection inside the room where I stayed at Luxury Concept Hostel.
A friend (Travelosyo) discovered Luxury Concept Hostel and booked his stay for his trip to Cambodia. That’s how I found out about this hostel and when I checked it on the net, I was impressed enough to decide to book a stay there.
After my not-so-comfortable stay at Koniko Backpacker Hostel in Ho Chi Minh, my expectations were considerably reduced when I went to Luxury Concept Hostel. Surprisingly, this one is so much better in so many ways. It is strategically located near the Pub Street, it has a roof-deck restaurant, convenience store, and tour agency. [Read: 4 Days and 4 Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh]
There are 7 different rooms in this hostel and it’s up to you if you want to stay in an all-girls room, an all-boys room, or mixed. I preferred to be in a female-only room because men tend to snore loudly and I honestly have a hard time sleeping when there’s too much noise in a room. I stayed in a mixed dorm at Koniko and my oh my the noise was so horrible I had zero sleep. With Luxury Concept Hostel, I’m happy to report that getting some sleep was the least of my concern. In fact, it was getting out of bed that became my struggle.
They sent me to the White Room, which is exclusive to women. And I loved this room for several reasons. First, it smells good, there’s air conditioning, and the double-deck beds have walls to divide them from one another. The bed itself is spacious, big enough for two people. Each bed has its own night light and a small fan. Because the lower bunk beds are exposed, they have curtains to allow guests some privacy.
There are three shower areas, one of them has a toilet. In between these bathrooms, there’s a slot for a sink and a mirror.
They turn off the aircon from 11 AM to 2 PM, but it doesn’t really get hot inside the room and most guests are out doing tours anyway so I didn’t think it was a problem. If you can’t bear being without the Internet, then you’d be happy to know there is free and strong WiFi connection in this hostel.
If you’ve run out of clothes, the hostel offers a laundry service. I sent my clothes to the laundry for only USD 2.50 (PHP 115) and got them back only after a day.
The roof-deck café is a nice place to relax and greet the morning. There, you can also meet fellow backpackers, in fact, I made a new friend there, a lovely girl from the Netherlands named Nina.
I paid USD 30.82 (PHP 1,424.92) for my 4D3N stay plus that extra night because I came in early. For 4 days, I say that’s pretty cheap, compared with other accommodation in the area where your 30 dollars can only book you for a night. If you are on a budget but is still hoping to get a decent place to stay, I would definitely endorse Luxury Concept Hostel to you. The place is ideal especially to solo female backpackers. It’s inexpensive, safe, the staff is courteous and can speak good English, it offers many services and convenience to its guests, and it only takes a 10-minute walk to the Pub Street.
Luxury Concept Hostel
Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Telephone no.:+855 63 761 234