Envoy Hostel Phnom Penh – Review of 2N stay in the exquisite French Villa

Envoy Hostel Phnom Penh was a welcome relief in our list of hostels that we stayed in Vietnam & Cambodia. The hostel is actually a French villa/bungalow and located in a very upmarket and posh locality in Phnom Penh. The whole hostel had a pretty clean, crisp, airy and relaxed vibe about it. Right from the huge reception lobby and the terrace, this place didn’t feel like a hostel at all.

TIP – Cambodia is much expensive as compared to Vietnam, so if you intend to save money, kitchen is your friend. So opt for hostels with fully functional kitchen.

Envoy Hostel Phnom Penh – Review

  1. RoomsSpacious and airy rooms. The colours used in the rooms are typical french. So very bright and up-lifting.
  2. Lockers – Big lockers next to the beds. Since we were carrying our own lock & keys, didn’t check if the locks were free or on rental basis.
  3. Staff – Just one lady at the reception. But she was very warm and happy to help.
  4. Washrooms/Bathroom
    • Just 1 bathroom and washroom on the ground floor. However, I believe there is just one 6 six bedded mixed dorm on the ground floor.
    • Though on the 3rd morning, when we had to leave early, I had to take a bath in one of the bathrooms on the 1st floor.
  5. F&B
    • The biggest downer perhaps is No free breakfast.
    • We had the luxury of free breakfast in all hostels in Vietnam (Buffalo Hostel, Tribee Bana, Kon-Tiki & Hangout HCM)
    • However, for $5 they provide you with an option of a sandwich and coffee. We had the breakfast on the 3rd day as we had an early morning bus for Siem Reap and it was decent.
    • The hostel also has a functional kitchen, which can be used to prepare your own food and thus save up on the costs.
  6. Price$24 for 2 people for 2 nights.
  7. Location
    • Great location. Lots of good restaurants, supermarkets & chains like KFC within 500 meters of the property.
    • Independence monument, Wat Langka was around 1kms from the property.
  8. Activities/Tours
    • City Tour
    • Tuk-tuks for rent on daily or trip basis.
    • Booking services. We booked our bus ticket for Siem Reap through them.
  9. Special Experience (if any) – Sitting on the terrace and chatting with a bunch of drunk Russian teenagers was crazy fun.
  10. Overall rating – 7.5/10.

Bottomline – If you like a very chill place to relax and lounge around, this is a very good choice. A little pricey though.

Envoy Hostel Phnom Penh – Hostel Photos

Some photos from our hostel stay

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Envoy Hostel Phnom Penh – Funky Reception Cycle
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Envoy Hostel Phnom Penh – Caption of the Villa wall..
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Envoy Hostel Phnom Penh – Map of Cambodia
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Envoy Hostel Phnom Penh – Reception & lobby..
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Envoy Hostel Phnom Penh – Couldn’t agree more with the quote!!!

Envoy Hostel Phnom Penh – Videos

Envoy Hostel Phnom Penh – City Walk

Envoy Hostel Phnom Penh – 2 Days in Phnom Penh Itinerary

Where to book?

For all my hostel bookings, I either use Hostel World or Agoda. Some of the advantages include:

  • Lots of option to select from.
  • You need to pay only a small amount while booking. Pay the remaining amount directly at the hostel. In case of Agoda, you can book without paying anything upfront. This comes in handy when you don’t have a fixed route and itinerary but need bookings to show for your Schengen Visa.
  • Website accepts most Indian credit/debit cards.

You can also book this hostel on Agoda – Envoy Hostel, Agoda.

Additional Resources

If you are planning to visit Cambodia/Phnom Penh in the coming future, I would suggest going through some posts that will help you plan the trip better:

  1. Phnom Penh City Guide & Itinerary
  2. Phnom Penh – Must visit places/attractions.

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