Feeling dirty? Have a look at our list of the best laundry services and dry-cleaners in Phnom Penh.
If you’re up for doing your own laundry, washing machines can be bought new for less than $300 in Phnom Penh, and are often sold by departing expats for as little as $150. One of the wonderful things about the weather in Cambodia is that clothes on the line will dry very quickly. Another wonderful thing about Cambodia is how easy and affordable it is to have someone do your laundry for you! Below, find our choices for Phnom Penh laundry services, DIY laundromat, and dry cleaning. Be aware, though, that most “regular” laundry places will only wash with cold water and dry their clothes outside, usually on the sidewalk. Our recommendations are a (slight) cut above.
With a logo that features a monstrous sumo wrestler and a leaping killer whale, Modern Laundry is hard to miss. It offers a wide range of services, from the cheapest option of machine wash and no drying (take it home wet and hang it up) for 2000 riel per kilo, to same-day service with hand or machine wash and tumble dry with ironing for $5.5 per kilo. It’s less expensive if you don’t mind allowing your clothes to be washed with those of other customers. Modern Laundry also does dry-cleaning for $6.50 per piece. The laundry has several outlets around town, but this one is our favorite.
KT Laundry is a laundry service designed with the expat market in mind. It offers four-hour express service or 24-hour regular service. They wash with warm water (or cold, if you prefer) and use fabric softener and a tumble dryer. For an extra charge of $0.50 per kilo you can have your laundry washed individually, so that it doesn’t have to touch anyone else’s laundry. Prices start at $1 per kilo for regular service and $2 per kilo for express “individual” service. KT Laundry also offers pickup and delivery.
There are hundreds if not thousands of laundry services in Phnom Penh, but few will give you the pleasure of doing it yourself (and just as few use actual dryers). Coin Laundry on Street 154 is different. This 24-hour do-it-yourself laundromat has 10kg front-loading washers and dryers. The price is $3 per wash, $1 per 10 minutes of drying, and detergent and fabric softener is included in the price. (Coin Laundry is currently closed and will be re-opening soon near the riverside).
The Hotel Cambodiana‘s popular dry cleaning service is the only one in town that expats trust. Some sample prices: suit, $10; necktie, $2.20; coat, $5.50; woman’s blouse, $4.50; cocktail dress, $7; sweater, $4. They also offer washing and ironing that is priced by the piece, so probably not worthwhile unless you’re on an expense account. There’s no need to go inside the hotel to get to the Cambodiana’s Laundry Shop; it’s accessible from the street.
Open daily, 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
64 Street 51, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
T: 095 222 567; 011 888 111
Open daily, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Street 15 Nb 83, Preah Chan Reachea, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
T: 017 303 405
Open daily, 24 hours
Current location closed, re-opening soon in Daun Penh.
T: 015 505 202
Hotel Cambodiana dry cleaning
Open daily, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
313 Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh
T: 023 426 288
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