Our Uniquenesses

Our ideals

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.

 

Environmental Consciousness

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.

  • Snake plant (sansevieria trifasciata) or also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, is one of the best plants for filtering out air pollutants like formaldehyde, which is common in cleaning products, toilet paper, tissues and personal care products.
  • Aloe vera helps clear formaldehyde and benzene, which can be a byproduct of chemical-based cleaners, paints and more.
  • Caryota mitis variegate (Variegated Fishtail Palm) helps to reduce the VOCs found in homes and are emitted from paints, lacquers, cleaning supplies, and air fresheners.
  • Spider Lily is a commonly used houseplant and thrives under nearly any condition. Not only does this plant acts as anti-pollutant but it also helps to purify the air in the room.

Instead of relying on chemical based deodorizers, we prefer to use eco-friendly alternatives such as activated charcoal and kaffir limes.

 

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. 

Cambodia has plenty of delightful vegetation to offer. In an effort to introduce our travelers to these fruits and vegetables, a few selected ingredients like pandan leaves “sleuk tauy”, sun-dried pickled limes “ngam ngau” and tamarind “ampil” are infused into our beverages.

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.