We are a modern hostel nestled ideally in the center of Phnom Penh city that offers travelers a place to unwind and meet people in a community environment that is clean, friendly, and affordable.
We at Sla take pride in our cleanliness. Every staff from management to housekeeping takes a meticulous approach to inspecting our facilities in order to meet our high sanitation and hygiene standards.
Traveling away from home can be a scary experience; therefore it is so important that our guest receives our warmest hospitality. It is Sla’s mission to ensure our guests a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
We believe that finding the perfect accommodation is an essential element in one’s travel plans, and often the best choice comes with a big price tag. With this belief in mind, Sla is ideal for travelers who are looking for a clean, friendly and affordable place to stay.
In attempting to conserve energy and be more environmentally conscious, our hostel uses solar panels to heat our water system. All bedrooms are equipped with energy saving inverter air conditioning and LED energy saving light bulbs. Our stairwells are setup with light sensors that automatically shut off when no one is around.
We have chosen a number of indoor plants for our hostel, not just because of their beauty but because these plants are also known for their abilities to reduce air pollutants, mold and bacteria.
Khmer Cultural Values
In the Khmer culture, importance is placed upon the community aspect of eating. People eat family style, sharing dishes and enjoying each other’s company. We kept this cultural ideal in mind when designing our kitchen. Guests are encouraged to buy food from the market and use our community fridge and facility to cook meals. We hope that through this focus on community, our guests can both feel at home and enjoy the Khmer experience as well as the cultures of their fellow travelers.
Our focus on Khmer value extends beyond our menu. Just like in any Khmer home, we ask that our guests kindly remove their shoes upon entering our hostel. Safe storage is available for our guests’ footwear.
Our hostel offers four different types of rooms, all modern-day style, and totaling 48 beds. There are 1) girl dorm rooms 2) boy dorm rooms 3) co-ed dorm rooms and 4) private double rooms (with shared bathroom). All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, hot water shower, and personal lockers.
Airbnb may not show our availability for your requested dates, but please do contact us directly as there are more rooms and beds available than listed due to Airbnb listing restriction.
We have 24-hour front desk services, and TV and free WI-FI are available in the communal area.
Sla amenities include:
•24 hour reception with no curfew
•24 hour beverage and soft drink for sale
•Breakfast is available for orders (7am til 10am)
•Communal kitchen equipped with utensils, chinaware, and appliances such as stove, coffee maker, toaster, refrigerator, and freezer.
•Flip flops available in the bathroom
•Free information guide and map
•Free linens and pillow
•Free lockers (not luggage locker)
•Free WIFI Internet access on the ground floor
•Hostel bar (4pm til midnight)
•Receiving a fax for free
•Shampoo, Body Wash, and Toilet paper
•Towels for rent
•Transportation and Tuk Tuk service
•Tour and guide arrangement
•TV available in the communal area
Interaction with guests
The community kitchen and dining area is a great place to meet and chat with other travelers, or watch television. Our kitchen has basic cookware, dining ware, utensils, and other kitchen appliances that our guests are welcome to use.
The indoor patio is a hangout spot for your own relaxation or catching up and sharing traveling stories with other guests. The furniture is spaciously laid out to give our guests privacy and space.
Other things to note
"Sla" is the Khmer word for the "areca catechu" or "areca betal palm." In Cambodia, sla flowers are often used in wedding ceremonies to signify the bond between husband and wife. When wedding guests throw the flowers on the bride and groom, they are wishing the newlyweds longevity and happiness in matrimony. Here at SLA, we take that tradition a step further and wish to bestow happiness in your travels!
No outsiders in sleeping quarters.
No staining bedding sheets.
No tobacco chewing or spitting.
I am in my early 30s. I have lived in Phnom Penh for the past 4 years, and I still find this city very fascinating as so many new restaurants and places are opening every week and wanting to be explored.
I traveled quite a bit during my early 20s, and my best travel experience has to be Vis, an island off the coast of Croatia.
The management team of Sla and I put a lot of efforts into the facility to make sure that all our visitors will have a pleasant and relaxing stay with us.