Backpacking Cambodia

Hello from Velkommen Backpackers in Phnom Penh

The wet season is upon us which means beautiful lush green fields as you travel through Cambodia !! Phnom Penh is fortunate where most of the wet weather arrives in the afternoons for 30 minutes and cools the place down – the perfect time to sit back and enjoy one of our $1 icy cold beers along our bustling street

The backpackers has had a busy month with so many happy tourists loving their stay with us – our location is one of the best in Phnom Penh situated just meters from the popular riverside area and the local Kandal markets. We are only minutes from such tourist attractions as the Royal Palace, National Museum, Night Markets and Wat Phnom.

Our friendly Khmer staff are always here to help with your travels – we have bus & boat tickets available at our reception that include a free pick-up to popular destinations like Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, kampot, Vietnam, Thailand and many more places.

Our new sister hotel ‘Velkommen Boutique Villa’ has just opened in Siem Reap & we are happy to make your journey there as smooth as possible by arranging booking and transport for you.

You can always send us an email or facebook us if you have any questions

info@velkommenbackpackers.com

The time is perfect to visit The Kingdom Of Wonder – Cambodia !!

Cheers

Hamish – the Aussie

 

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Fast Wifi In Siem Reap

Great news for smart phone Addicts. Velkommen Guesthouse Siem reap has recently upgraded its wifi speed. Guests can now enjoy upto 15mbps during the evening 6pm to 7.00am. and 5mbps during the day.

Even better news for You tube Fans the streaming speed for youtube is 3 times faster. no more buffering.

Thanks

Gavin

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Angkor wat tours

Velkommen Guesthouse Siem Reap would like to thank you for your interest in staying at the Velkommen, We welcome the oppotunity of hosting you as our guests. For many of you it is your first time visiting Siem reap and the magnificent Angkor temples so I would like the opportunity to provide some information on tours and excursions.

Usefull information

The main currency in Siem Reap is USD it is accepted everywhere and is the preferred method of payment. There is no need to change into the local currency, although you will receive some as change (approx exchange rate 1 usd = 4000 reil).Our guesthouse like many other businesses only accept cash (USD or Reil).

Safety

Siem Reap is generally a very safe place for visitors but sensible precautions should be taken especially at night.

ANGKOR WAT TEMPLE PARK TOURS

Temple passes can be purchased for 1, 3, or 7 day.We offer several tour packages:

1 DAY PASS ($20)– tour options

Angkor highlights ($16) : 3 Temples: Angkor Wat (sun rise optional), Bayon (Angkor thom), & Ta Prom.

Angkor park discovery ($25): 8 Temples: Angkor wat (sunrise), Bayon (Angkor thom), Preah Khan, Neak Pean, Pre rup, Ta prom, Bantey Kdei, Phnom Bakheng (sun set optional).

3 DAY PASS ($40)-tour options

Angkor Highlights ($16) ;3 Temples: Angkor Wat (sunrise option), Bayon (Angkor thom), Ta prom.

Outer temples plus Bantey Srei ($25): Preah Khan, Neak Pean, Bantey srei, Pre rup, Bantey Kdei, Phnom Bakheng (sun set optional).

Roulus group ($15): Bakong Temple. Can be combined with tour to tonle sap lake ( Kampong Pluk) during wet season.

The above tours include transport by tuk and an English speaking driver. we can also arrange cars and mini-vans at competitive prices. The drivers cannot act as tour guides. An official tour guide can be arranged separately.English speaking tour guide $35, Chinese and French approx. $50 depending on season.

Lone travelers

For those who would prefer to join group tours, we can also arrange group tours similar to above. Most group tours include English speaking guides and transport.

Major attractions outside the main Angkor park such as Beng Melea can also be arranged for approx $40.

We also rent bicycles for $2 a day;

Airport pick-up

We can provide a free airport pick for most flights. Please send flight number and arrival time. There may be occasions when we are unable to provide this service. A licensed tuk-tuk from the airport is $5 and a car is $7.

Bus Pick-ups

We can also provide free pick-up from most bus stops please let me know name of company and departure point.

Check in is available any time after 1.00pm however we will do our very best to allow access to the room as early as possible depending on previous occupants.Late checkout is subject to availability and may incur a charge.Many Thanks and we look forward to meeting you all soon.

Best RegardsGavin & the Velkommen team

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Sursdey !! (Hello in Khmer)

Velkommen Backpackers is located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. We are a safe, clean & affordable business managed by an Australian & Norwegian.

Perfectly situated just off Riverside minutes away from tourist attractions like the Royal Palace, National Museum, Wat Phnom and the night markets – Along riverside you can enjoy many restaurants, bars and live music

We have fan/air-con private rooms to suit the solo traveler all the way up to families – Our air-con dorms are clean and quiet and the perfect way to meet other traveling buddy’s – We have fast wi-fi internet in all rooms & dorm

We can help with all your bus / boat transport arrangements and have you picked up at the backpackers for your next holiday destination in the Kingdom Of Wonder – Cambodia !!

Happy Travelling

 

Hamish – The Aussie

 

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Travelling Cambodia

The green season is here soon and it’s great to see travelers enjoying the wonders of Cambodia!!  Getting around Cambodia is most popular by bus and at times boat – we have a great range of reputable companies used at the Velkommen both in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

 

We can arrange bus travel to all popular destinations like Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Kampot, Kep, Battambang, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh, and many more places. We can also arrange boat travel to Siem Reap, Chau Dock and islands like Koh Rong situated off the coast of Sihanoukville.

 

Please note that at the moment we have a promotional special with bus tickets to Sihanoukville from Phnom Penh starting from only $7.50 – All transport booked includes a free pick up at the Velkommen Backpackers. Transport starts at 0700 in the morning through to ‘night buses’ with a late pick up of midnight – customers have the comfort and safety of being able to wait in our lounge area (with free Wi-Fi) until pick-up. The Velkommen Backpackers opens its doors from 0630-midnight 7 days a week. Please also note that prices changes and all prices goes up before and under public holidsays.

 

We will always ensure a reliable service is delivered with our staff responsible to follow up any inquiries by our customers.

 

We wish everyone a happy journey through this amazing country and be sure to check our website for any accommodation bookings

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Reservations

Reservations

We have several ways to make a reservation, with different payment options.

  • To Pay in full using credit card, please book via

Agoda.com or Expedia.com

To receive a discount

  • To reserve a room using credit card and pay in full on arrival, please use our own booking form below, and receive a 5% discount on current rates.
  • Walk in (old fashioned method) check our live availability below, and come in and see us and receive a %5 discount on current rates.

 

http://www.velkommenguesthouse.com/rooms-sr.html

 

Please check booking conditions and cancellation policy for each option

 

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Fast 5MB WI-FI in Phnom Penh

Great news. The Velkommen Backpackers & Velkommen Guesthouse in Phnom Penh recently upgrading its WI-FI internet to a fast 5 MB!! This is available in the bar and all rooms. Even better, in the evenings our speeds double to 10MB!! - We appreciate all the recent great feedback on the Backpackers and Guesthouse with all guests having a happy experience travelling through. One recent visitor to the Guesthouse was able to operate his business for 7 weeks via his laptop with confidence knowing the fast reliable internet was available to him free of charge.

On another note it’s ‘Happy hour’ all day at the Backpackers – come join us for Icy cold Anchor beer. Available on tap at the Backpackers and Guesthouse. Sit back and relax and choose your favorite music!!

UPDATE – ALL bus and boat tickets are now all available at the Velkommen Backpackers, Velkommen Guesthouse Phnom Penh and Velkommen Guesthouse Siem Reap – free pickup at the front!!

Further updates soon…

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Snus for sale in Phnom Penh

Velkommen Guesthouse Phnom Penh have Swedish Snus ( Chewing Tobacco ) for sale. The Snus is produced in Sihanoukville by Westerlings.We have Original Snus and Portion Snus available.

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Tripadvisor’s Travelers Awards 2013

Siem Reap have 2 of the top 5 landmarks in Tripadvisor’s Travelers Awards 2013. Angkor Wat is number 2 and Bayon Temple is number 5. So start planning a trip to Siem Reap and Velkommen Guesthouse Siem Reap. We have a great location for touring the temple on one of our charity bikes from The White Bicycles or using a Tuk Tuk. Angkor Wat is only 5 km away and if you want to see Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Prohm the circuit is 25 km. It’s flat and a lot of trees so you will have a enjoyable bike ride. If you want to use a Tuk Tuk the price is 14 dollar for this trip. We have a summer special, all our room cost 14 dollar either you stay in a Double, Twin, Triple or a 4 Person Room.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Attractions-cLandmarks-g1-a_Mode.expanded

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Package Deals

VELKOMMEN CAMBODIA DISCOVERY PASS

Siem ReapPhnom Penh

E.g   6 day package

-Arrive Siem reap

  • pick-up bus station or airport
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 1 day tuk tuk tour (Angkor Wat, Bayon, Ta Prohm temples)
  • 1 day bike hire

Bus ticket to Phnom Penh (inc, guesthouse pick-up)

-Arrive Phnom Penh

  • Pick-up bus station
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 1 day city tour tuk tuk (Killing fields, Genocide museum, Russian market)

Optional extras: onward travel, bus to Sihanoukville, HCM, Bangkok.

Airport transfer $9

 

Prices

(off season special valid until end oct 2013

Guesthouse Package

Standard double room (2 people)                     $160  ($80pp)

Superior double room  (2 people)                     $230  (115pp)

Twin room                       (3 people)                      $210   ($70)

Twin room                       (4 people)                      $232   ($58)

Backpacker Package

AC Dorm bed                  ( 1 person)           $ 65

(Minimum 2 person tuk tuk tours)

 

Prices exclude entrance fees to temples and museums.

 

 

PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP

E.g  5 day package

-Arrive Phnom Penh

  • Pick-up bus station (airport transfer optional extra $9)
  • 2 Nights accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 1 day city tour tuk tuk (Killing fields, Genocide museum, Russian market)

Bus ticket to Siem Reap (inc pick-up)

-Arrive Siem Reap

  • pick-up bus station or airport
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 1 day tuk tuk tour (Angkor Wat, Bayon, Ta Prohm temples)
  • 1 day bike hire

 

Optional extras: onward travel to Bangkok, Battambong, Phnom Penh.  Airport transfer $4.

Prices

off season special valid until end oct 2013

Guesthouse Package

Standard double room (2 people)                     $150  ($75pp)

Superior double room  (2 people)                     $200  (100pp)

Twin room                       (3 people)                      $192   ($64)

Twin room                       (4 people)                      $208   ($52)

Backpacker Package

AC Dorm bed                  ( 1 person)           $ 60

(Minimum 2 person tuk tuk tours)

 

Prices exclude entrance fees to temples and museums.

For reservations and tailor made packages:

email: reservations@velkommenguesthouse.com

 

 

www.velkommenguesthouse.com

www.velkommenbackpackers.com

 

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