Well, first of all.. The atmosphere is wonderful. It’s calm and friendly and feels like an oasis.
When we first arrived we where greeted by smiling faces and a warm hello from other visitors. The staff is super helpful and so nice, friendly and generous.
If you need a place to live and study or work when in Phnom Penh this is the place to be. Or if you just like friendly faces and beautiful surroundings. Great for solo travelers!
The staff is great, Shine and Megan especially. There’s free coffee and tea, and sometimes Shine will make a meal for you and the other guests. The WiFi is fast and stable. The signal is stronger in the working areas, but works well in the rooms as well.
The rooms feel modern and nice, especially for the price. Clean and comfortable. The bathrooms are also great.
There’s a great coworking space with both desks and snuggly sofas and comfy chairs. Great for both studies and working.
The kitchen is well equipped if you feel like cooking your own meal. There’s TVs in the common area connected to the kitchen, and cushions, a hammock, sofas and chairs to sit at. If you need to do meetings there’s a conference room you can reserve.
Oh, and let me tell you about the view! There’s a roof top with a wonderful view of Phnom Penh and the rivers. A bit hot in the day time, but there’s sun beds if you’re in to that kind of thing. You’ve also got a great view from the rooms, and the building is surrounded by green. Do be aware that there’s a Pagoda close by, so sometimes you can hear chanting.
There’s a security guard keeping an eye out at the building entrance, super friendly and always smiling!
If you’re worried about the location, on the other side of the river from the city center, don’t be! There’s a boat that you can ride for free across the river, just make sure you get the outpost card. The boat driver is a really nice man, and if you get his phone number he’ll come pick you up from the city side as well. If you don’t wanna go by boat there’s always a tuktuk not to far away, takes about 15 min to the other side.
Do be aware there are a stairs inside so not the best place if you’re in a wheelchair or have trouble moving.
Anyway, Outpost is definitely the best place to stay in Phnom Penh, and I’m missing it already.