Siem Reap Guesthouse Review: Mandalay Inn

There are several factors that I consider when picking a hostel to stay in: location, price, Hostel World rating, and whether they have wi-fi. That’s how I ended up booking a room at Mandalay Inn when I went to Siem Reap.

Mandalay Inn Siem Reap
Mandalay Inn

Location and price are the two most important factor for me. I like to walk around new places, so I prefer staying at hostels that are close to the town or city center. I liked Mandalay’s location: it’s on a street just off the main road, and very near the old market. Mandalay Inn’s area is also mostly residential, so it’s a pretty quiet neighborhood.

For US$7, I got a single fan room with ensuite toilet & bath and a cable TV. The room is not tiny; it can comfortably accommodate one traveler. My room was at the end of the hall on the 4th floor. It was a corner room, so I got two huge windows, which gave me plenty of natural light and ventilation.

Mandalay Inn single room
Single room

The toilet was likewise a decent sized toilet. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a partition between the toilet and the shower, so expect everything to get wet when you take a bath. The water pressure was okay, and though the plumbing was good, sometimes there’s a smell wafting up from the bowl.

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Wi-fi is available in most areas of the hostel, but it is strongest in the common room at the ground floor. At the 4th floor, the signal is fair. If you don’t have a laptop, you can use the desktop computers they have at the ground floor for the guests. It’s free to use, but if you’re using it at night, be sure to slap on some mosquito repellent.

Mandalay Inn bathroom
Ensuite toilet and bath

The staff at Mandalay Inn are hospitable. There’s always somebody you can approach if you need anything. The housekeeping staff are likewise always around, cleaning up rooms and the halls.

All in all, Mandalay Inn is a pretty good value accommodation in Siem Reap. I’d stay there again, but I’m also willing to try out other guesthouses.

Mandalay Inn
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Mr. Peng Ann – Manager
E-mail: reservation@mandalayinn.com
Gtalk: mandalayinn
Skype: mandalayinn
Phone : 855 63 761662
Mobile : 855 92 865356
Website: www.mandalayinn.com

Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 12 Comments
  1. carlo says:

    nice hostel. sigh. sarap bumalik sa cambodge. truly a kingdom of wonders…

  2. nina says:

    It was pretty good, specially considering the price. They also have a free pick up service at the airport, so sulit na sulit yun $7 🙂

  3. chyng says:

    US$7 only? Whoa!
    Keep this coming, July na kami jan! Ü

  4. liz says:

    hi nina,

    Im happy to have found ur blog, we are to vietnam in July and I would really like to go to Cambodia and visit the angkor wat. From what i googled, pwede bus from vietnam to cambodia. Thanks for all your post! More power!

  5. Marie says:

    nice place to stay, thanks for posting

  6. Hi there, thanks for the very useful information. I’ve been wanting/ planning to go on a solo trip but I just can’t do it yet, guess I’m still a little scared to travel alone. I’m actually looking at Cambodia as my first solo travel destination.

  7. nikko says:

    may free breakfast ba dito? =)

  8. nina says:

    Nikko: Nope, breakfast isn’t included

  9. RV Escat says:

    During my trip to Siem Riep, I stayed at Siem Riep Hostel which I found in hostelworld.
    The price and amenities for a 7USD AC dorm room was unbeatable! Indoor swimming pool. Free internet. Complimentary bike to go around town + Angkor Complex.

    Small wonder the hostel was awarded by hostelworld as the best hostel there is! I will stay there again if I visit Siem Riep.

  10. nina says:

    RV: Yup, saw that nga on Hostelworld. Looks really nice, but I opted for a private room with all the stuff I carried around that time.

  11. tagabacolod says:

    Hi Nina,

    How was the reservation process in Mandalay? You just emailed them and they confirmed the reservation and that’s it?
    Did you reconfirm your reservation when your trip was nearing?

    Thanks a lot!

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