On 15th June 2016 a brand new hostel was born in the cultural heart of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Literally an ‘oasis’ for backpackers within the bustling city that’s famous worldwide for the remarkable Angkor Wat Temple Complex.
Modern capsule beds
The hostel ‘Oasis Capsules’ is named after the trendy and modern ‘capsule’ style beds, a design feature of hostels that is becoming increasingly popular.
The beds allow the backpacker much sought after privacy in a constant socially demanding scene. After all, who wants to wake up staring at the face of a fellow backpacker snoring and dribbling in their sleep?
The cosy capsules come complete with an individual reading light, two plugs for charging cameras / phones and a personal locker underneath the bed. Excellent WIFI is available in every room and throughout the entire hostel.
Value for money
For groups of friends travelling together, Oasis Capsules is a great choice. The hostel offers 2-bed private rooms, and 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12-bed dorms. Instead of having to pay for separate hotel rooms, which can add up, you and your mates can bunk in together and save a load of cash, and being in one room together, you’re bound to have more fun!
So here’s where you discover the cost of the beds. You wouldn’t believe looking at this place, that beds start at just $6 USD per person! (That’s 5.40 Euro or 4.60 British Pounds!) For those travelling long-term in Southeast Asia, this is a great way to keep down your travel budget.
Every hostel needs a good common room. The homely lounge, restaurant and bar area offers a communal space for travellers to get to know each other. It’s located two stories above street level so you can watch the world go by below as you relax on the comfy bean bags.
The Cambodian or Western food served is delicious and great value for money, we’re talking ‘street food prices’. They also serve some tasty coffee to give your day a kick-start in the morning and offer a wholesome and healthy $2 USD traveller breakfast.
Thank God this isn’t just another party hostel!
Perhaps one of the most refreshing things about Oasis Capsules is that it’s not just another party hostel. Travellers can socialise and have fun in the bar / lounge area, but the atmosphere is much more chilled than watching fellow travellers knocking shots back, drinking buckets and partying until the early hours. The staff here want everyone to feel like they are family and this is the kind of atmosphere the owner, Cambodian-born, Steven Phich, wants to create.
Location, location, location
Oasis Capsules is located right in the heart of Siem Reap, just a short walk from the must-visit Siem Reap Night Market, selling everything from Khmer fabrics to unique Cambodian souvenirs. Just 50 metres away, you’ll find the famous Pub Street, lined with bustling bars and great restaurants, where you can eat Cambodian, Indian, Western, Italian food and much more! And don’t forget to try Siem Reap’s famous Angkor Beer!
And, if you’re heading to the Angkor Wat Archaeological Park (which of course you should be!), home to the famous Angkor Wat Temple, the oldest and biggest religious building in the world – you can get a tuk tuk right from the hostel to the site. The friendly English speaking staff at the hostel will be able to help you organise your visit and arrange a guide for you if you like. Be sure to take your camera!
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