Best Places for Backpackers in Cambodia.

Enjoy backpacking around Cambodia without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Cambodia.

Top 50 hostels in Cambodia.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Cambodia.

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Vacation Boutique Hotel

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Vacation Boutique Hotel

Well-positioned in Khan Daun Penh, Vacation Boutique Hotel is an ideal point of departure for your excursion in Phnom Penh. From here guests can enjoy easy access to the places that the lovely city has to offer. With the city's main attractions such as Royal Palace and National Museum within close r...
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Teacher

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Teacher's Home Siem Reap

At Teacher's Home Siem Reap, we focus on providing a great hospitality services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet our guests' expectations. Our hostel consists of a unique design with bamboo wall, and many other local designs. Staying with Te...
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eOcambo Villa

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eOcambo Villa

Welcome to eOcambo Villa where we offer the feeling of being in a colonial country home in the heart of the city. Our villa has beautiful natural timber floors and outdoor decks is surrounded by trees and has breezy chill-out areas throughout where guests can relax after exploring the wonderful s...
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Kiri Boutique Hotel

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Kiri Boutique Hotel

A home away from home. Kiri Boutique Hotel is conveniently situated a 10-minute walk from food street, pub street, old market, night market and shopping centers. Benefits include: - Complimentary pick-up and drop-off from airport/bus station/ferry terminal - Free bicycle for guest (upon reques...
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Golden Temple Hotel

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Golden Temple Hotel

Set in a luscious temple garden, Golden Temple Hotel is enchanting, peaceful, elegant and luxurious. The Golden Temple experience is about stylish relaxation, modern comfort, and the enjoyment a range of activities beyond the discovery of the incredible Temples of Angkor. The hotel has a full res...
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Me Mates Place

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Me Mates Place

Nestled away on the charming, quiet Street 90 and situated close to Riverside, but far enough away from the constant doof-doof of the night club strips - Me Mate’s Place is just re-modern hostel that caters for both short-term, affordable stopovers, as well as for long term stays. Either way, it’s a...
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Golden Temple Retreat

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Golden Temple Retreat

Golden Temple Retreat is located just 7 Kilometers from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Wat, the jewel in the crown of the Angkor Temple Complex in Siem Reap. As guests of the Golden Temple Retreat, we offer you a unique and memorable lifestyle experience. Enjoy our creative, culinary me...
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Firefly Guesthouse - The Berlin Angkor

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Firefly Guesthouse - The Berlin Angkor

Firefly Guesthouse - The Berlin Angkor is a charming bed & breakfast with large and nicely decorated rooms, all of them have A/C and en-suite bathroom with hot water. Our nice spacious rooms, the rooftop terrace, the garden...have everything you need for your stay, short or long, you will feel a...
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Alibi Guesthouse

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Alibi Guesthouse

Alibi Guesthouse is centrally located in the historic and nicest area of the city.100 meters from the Royal Palace and the National Museum.10 minutes from the Riverfront and all Bars and restaurants.By the way located in a small street out of the noise due to the traffic. 10 nice rooms are availa...
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Bokre Angkor Hostel

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Bokre Angkor Hostel

Luxury Hostel At Backpacker Prices in a Safe, Beautiful, Convenience, Tranquil neighborhood. Bokre Angkor Hostel provides comfortable accommodations at affordable prices with rooms well-suited for families, groups, students, or solo traveler. Conveniently located at the heart of Siem Reap with...
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Salasara Hotel

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Salasara Hotel

Secluded in a peaceful, tranquil garden yet convenient to Siem Reap's central district. Pub Street, Old Market, Restaurants and the lively Night Market are nearby and only a safe and easy walk away. Relax in your spacious room artfully designed with a fusion of modern luxury and today's Khmer sty...
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Home Chic Hotel

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Home Chic Hotel

Home Chic Hotel offers accommodations in the Chamkar Mon district of Phnom Penh. It features an indoor swimming pool and guests can enjoy meals at the in-house restaurant or have a drink at the pool bar. Free WiFi is available in all rooms. It is 450 m to Independence Monument and 1.4 km to Tuol...
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Chronicle Angkor Hotel

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Chronicle Angkor Hotel

Chronicle Angkor hotel is uniquely designed focusing on water, nature and Khmer contemporary culture. Once entering this charming hotel, you will immediately sense its special intimate atmosphere that makes you feel like being in your own home instantly. On the ground floor, apart from the recep...
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One Up Banana Hotel Cambodia

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One Up Banana Hotel Cambodia

One Up Banana Hotel Cambodia is Phnom Penh new luxury apartment hotel located in the heart of Phnom Penh BKK1 district. For a luxury stay at Property prices we provide awesome accommodation just a stones throw away from the major sites of Phnom Penh. All rooms are provided with your own flat scre...
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Tara Angkor Hotel

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Tara Angkor Hotel

* BEST RATE & SMART LOCATION CLOSE TO ANGKOR WAT COMPLEX Experience all that Siem Reap has to offer in our stylish 4 star International hotel. The Tara Angkor Hotel is an ideal base to explore Siem Reap and the magnificent temples steeped in legend and history. Tara Angkor is conveniently loc...
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Whitemoon Bungalows

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Whitemoon Bungalows

Whitemoon Bungalows is quite comfortable and the rooms are facing to the garden; each one of bungalow has its own balcony with comfortable moon chair, and a hammock where others don't have in Otres Village. Whitemoon Bungalows has a restaurant and a small bar area where you can chill out. We serv...
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Bohemiaz Phnom Penh

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Bohemiaz Phnom Penh

Sometimes traveling through Asia can be really exhausting, and we all need a little bit of tlc every now and then! We want you to come here to relax and enjoy yourself, to spend time rejuvenating and doing what it is you want to do to make yourself feel great inside and out. Bohemiaz Phnom Penh is...
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Onederz Hostel Siem Reap

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Onederz Hostel Siem Reap

If you are looking for a clean, comfortable, well designed and friendly place to stay, Onederz Hostel Siem Reap would be the best choice. It is a premium hostel with swimming pool located next to Angkor Night Market, and also 4 minutes walk from Pub Street. At the hostel, you can meet friends fro...
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Khmer House Bungalow

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Khmer House Bungalow

Khmer House Bungalow is close to The Jetty of Kep, Kep Market, Post Office, ATM, Gas Station, Hospital, National Park, and Seaside. It is 2.5 km from the beach and Bus Station, 3 km from Famous Cram Market. Khmer House Bungalow has a small restaurant that has a view of Rabbit Island, Sea View and...
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Oriental Siem Reap

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Oriental Siem Reap

We are a family-run business that aims to provide our guests with a home away from home. Enjoy a friendly, relaxing and intimate stay with us in our 13 exclusive private Deluxe rooms (A/C room), each room comes equipped with 80-channel satellite TV, hot shower, closet, make up desk, full length mirr...
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Lub d Cambodia Siem Reap

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Lub d Cambodia Siem Reap

The largest new and most modern hostel in the centre of Siem Reap, just a 5 minute walk to the famous Pub Street, and even less time to walk to the Siem Reap River, old market and night market. After creating the “Best New Hostel” in the world in Phuket, Lub d has now opened the most talked about pr...
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Plant Planet Guest House

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Plant Planet Guest House

Located in the heart of charming yet contemporary Siem Reap, and just minutes from Angkor Wat, let PlantPlanet Guest House initiate you into an exploration of Cambodia, and the history of the great Khmer Empire. We are hidden away from the bustle of loud streets, just behind pubs and restaurants....
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Green Park Village Guesthouse

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Green Park Village Guesthouse

Offering hotel standards at guesthouse prices.There is no better place to stay in Cambodia. Comfortable, large and clean rooms, quiet, affordable prices, many free services and could see a bit real Cambodian life who living in Siem Reap city. Where else could you find these things? Green Park vil...
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One Stop Hostel Siem Reap @ Pub Street

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One Stop Hostel Siem Reap @ Pub Street

If you are looking for a fun, clean, comfortable, well designed and friendly place to stay, One Stop Hostel would be the best choice. OneStop Hostel is a premium hostel located near Pub Street, the best eating and drinking area in Siem Reap. At the hostel, you can meet friends from all over the w...
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Owl Inn

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Owl Inn

At Owl Inn we have everything you need for a relaxing stay in Siem Reap. Owl Inn is conveniently located in the heart of Siem Reap near Angkor Night Market, but away from the noise of Pub Street. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. We also offer tour and travel services, and free airport...
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The Siem Reap Hostel

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The Siem Reap Hostel

Firstly, check the no. of reviews! the awards! Welcome to the original luxury budget accom provider with unmatched facilities & experience in SEA! The first registered backpackers in Cambodia and the first to offer budget luxury style dorms and private rooms. Immaculately maintained and soc...
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Kanak Angkor Boutique

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Kanak Angkor Boutique

Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV. Some units include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. Every room comes with a private bathroom fitted with a shower. Extras include slippers, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Kanak Angkor Bouti...
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The Cashew Nut Guest House

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The Cashew Nut Guest House

The Cashew Nut Guesthouse is situated near the Old Market and lively Pub Street. It is only 400 metres walk from Night Market and 7 minutes walk from Pub Street yet it still maintains a quiet and local feel. Restaurants, laundry services and local shops are abundant around the guesthouse. A perfect...
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Stay In Kampot

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Stay In Kampot

Stay In Kampot is a relaxed and comfortable town-house home in the charming city of Kampot, situated right by the Old French Bridge with views of the mountains, local village and river from our large communal roof terrace. We love to share tips and recommendations so that our guests see the best of...
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Mango Rain Boutique Hotel

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Mango Rain Boutique Hotel

***29 Jul 2016 Until 31 Oct 2017 Get 45% Discount*** Located in Siem Reap, Mango Rain Boutique Hotel is 1.3 km from Pub Street and 7.8 km from Angkor Wat. Siem Reap River is a 5-minute walk away while Angkor Wat Temple is a 10-minute drive from the property. Mango Rain Boutique Hotel provides...
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Monkey Maya

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Monkey Maya

Monkey Maya is the newest addition to the Monkey group of backpacker hostels and traveller inns established back in 2005. - (Monkey Island - Koh Rong) - (Monkey Republic - Sihanoukville) - (Monkey Republic - Kampot) Monkey Maya is off the beaten track about a 45 minute tuk tuk ride away from S...
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Samon

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Samon's Village

Through design concepts we aim to recreate the communal living atmosphere of a traditional Khmer village, with the addition of a few contemporary luxuries. Our bungalows, nestled amongst lush gardens, banana and mango trees, offer accommodation for families, solo travellers, groups and couples wi...
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Orange House

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Orange House

Orange House is located in the center of Otres Village, 75 meters off the main road, and only a 5-minute walk from the beach. Orange House has spacious rooms, equipped with a large bed, fan and mosquito net. There are charging outlets for any electronics you may have, not only in your room, but...
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Golden Mango Inn

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Golden Mango Inn

We are a Khmer family-run business that aims to provide our guests with a home away from home. Enjoy a friendly, relaxing and intimate stay with us in our 23 exclusive private Standard Rooms, and 10 Deluxe Rooms (A/C room), each room comes equipped with 80-channel satellite TV, hot shower, and fresh...
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Bou Savy Guesthouse

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Bou Savy Guesthouse

-Single room with Fan USD 14.00 per room per night -Twin room with Fan USD 18.00 per room per night -Triple room with Fan USD 24.00 per room per night -Single room with Air-conditioning USD 20.00 per room per night -Twin room with Air-conditioning USD 25.00 per room per night -Tripl...
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Onederz Phnom Penh

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Onederz Phnom Penh

Onederz Phnom Penh is located in the middle of 'riverside' area, which is the most attractive place for tourist. [Room types] We have both dorm rooms and private rooms. We have 4 beds mixed dorm, 4 beds female dorms, 12 beds mixed dorm, 12 beds female dorms and private double room. [Faciliti...
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Pomme

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Pomme

Pomme is a purpose built hostel designed to provide security, comfort and a relaxed atmosphere perfect for meeting other travelers. Situated in the heart of Battambang on street 2.5. The bustling P'sar Nut is a stone's throw away and the night markets and riverside walks are all within walking dista...
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The Cliff Hostel

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The Cliff Hostel

Welcome to M’pay bay Koh Rong Sanleom’s promier hostel. If you intend to find the perfect island experiences, the Cliff will just be your real great definition. Standing in front of the lounge, you will grab the whole view of Koh Rong and the amazing sunset coming along with the best spot of all for...
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Residence Wat Damnak

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Residence Wat Damnak

Situated right in the city center, Residence Wat Damnak is just 2 minutes’ walk to Angkor Night Market and 5 minutes’ walk from the lively pub-street while the Siem Reap International Airport is just 15 minutes away. A completed tour services and transportation is available at front desk. A new r...
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The Last Point

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The Last Point

The Last Point is a real hippie paradise on Koh Ta Kiev, an incredible island a short boat ride off the coast of Sihanoukville. Bury your feet in shimmering, white sand, coupled with calm, clear blue waters, lush green pine trees and an extremely laidback vibe. Koh Ta Kiev is commonly referred to as...
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Kool Kampot

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Kool Kampot

Kool Kampot is located along the private banks of Kampot River, providing comfortable and affordable accommodation with free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. The property is a short walk along the river to the main restaurants and bars. Our six-bed mixed dorm is air-conditioned from 7pm – 7am. The do...
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Bong

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Bong's Guesthouse M'Pai Bay

Bong's Guesthouse M'Pai Bay is built in Feb 2017. Located in the heart of the village straight off the main pier. We offer well finished double bed fan rooms with en-suite shower and toilet facilities complete with security lock box. All rooms have a multi-plug socket and window. Rooms also feat...
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Envoy Hostel Phnom Penh

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Envoy Hostel Phnom Penh

Nestled in the expat part of town, Envoy is set in an impressive spacious villa in a safe and secure neighbourhood, giving a new meaning to luxury hostels. Like yourself, we have a passion for travel and we attract like-minded travellers. Meet new friends in our spacious common room, relax in our hu...
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Joyo Hostel

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Joyo Hostel

JOYO HOSTEL is absolutely a new cozy hostel in the central part of Siem Reap. Just 10 minutes from Pub Street and others touristic attractions. JOYO HOSTEL looks different from all other hostels & hotels, because it has a modern design and magnificent interiors. The staff are always there to hel...
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Rosy Guest House

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Rosy Guest House

We have been constantly top rated on Hostel World, Hostels and Trip Advisor since 2005. Stay with us and see why! Free high speed WiFi in all areas, free to use computers in reception. DVD players in ALL rooms with free DVD rentals (300+ regularly updated collection) Common area with pool tabl...
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PRASATs Boutique Hotel

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PRASATs Boutique Hotel

Located in the prestigious upmarket BKK1 district of Phnom Penh, PRASATs Boutique Hotel, offers capacious style, noble substance, privacy and security. The property, built in the 1950’s, was recently renovated and retains much of the unique tiled floors and hardwood furniture and fittings, whilst...
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Here Be Dragons

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Here Be Dragons

Here Be Dragons is a place of wonderment and enchantment on the banks of the Sangker river. Whether you’re excited about exploring Battambang's art scene and countryside, or you just need to relax after the bright lights of Siem Reap or Bangkok, step off the map and lose yourself in the world of th...
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The Local Brew Pub and Guesthouse

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The Local Brew Pub and Guesthouse

The Local Brew Pub and Guesthouse offers a relaxed and fun atmosphere within a 10 minute walking distance to Pub Street. Many locals, expats and travelers come and enjoy food from our tasty menu that serves both western and local Cambodian cuisine and our delicious craft beer made in house. We s...
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Ganesha Kampot, Eco Guesthouse and more

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Ganesha Kampot, Eco Guesthouse and more

Ganesha Kampot has been a home away from home for nature lovers since 2012 and we have proudly been a part of creating an authentic vibe with the help of our guests ever since. Our goal is to offer the most relaxing time, in very beautiful and natural surroundings, in order for our guests to fully...
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Nomad Working Space

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Nomad Working Space

Nomad Working Space offers pet-friendly accommodations in Kampot. The guest house has a barbecue and views of the sea, and guests can enjoy a breakfast or a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Certain units have a sitting...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Cambodia.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Cambodia.

If you're already planning to visit Cambodia - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Ten things to know about Cambodia before visiting

Cambodian Proverb: Negotiate a river by following its bends, enter a country by following its customs. Hello from wherever you are in the world. If you’re reading this article, I suspect you are going, or thinking about travelling to Cambodia.

madeleine-mito

Angkor Wat: The City of Temples

Angkor … What? If you haven’t heard of Angkor Wat, it is one of the most iconic temples in the Angkor complex located in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It is by far one of the most famous places to visit if you are every in Cambodia. As a bit of a back story, Angkor is a complex of over 50 temples spanning a region of 400km2. For some of these temples, barely a wall remains; but others are structural masterpieces that are still intact after 1000 years. It is without a doubt, a must see if you are are travelling through Cambodia. In my mind there are the ‘Big 3’ that are the most popular, awe-inspiring, instagram-worthy temples to visit. The ‘Big 3’ include:

Arianne

Workaway- volunteering in business’s or home stays in exchange for food and accomodation  

I enjoyed using helpx because it included a wide range of organisations and experiences. You can volunteer at an organic farm in Canada, a resort in Cambodia or a school in Peru. I have yet to use the other sites but have met many people who have and they have had great experiences.

Jess Boyd

A Little Life: Koh Rong Island

My story is unoriginal and told before by every other enamoured foreigner who has come to visit and subsequently settle on Koh Rong Island, Cambodia. I was only supposed to stay here for a few days …

claire-leonard

4. Skip the Expensive Destinations

Vietnam, Cambodia and most of Thailand (except a few of the more popular islands) were all this cheap. You may be worried that you will pay for the cheapness with inconvenience, but these countries are well travelled and are very well set up for tourists. The same can probably be said for Laos, Philippines, Indonesia and India, though I haven’t personally got there yet. Don’t expect the infrastructure of your comfortable first-world home, but these places are excellent for low-cost adventures.

Carolyn Walter

Getting Around Phnom Penh

Transportation is an important topic when traveling. We all know the struggles of finding that perfect Uber driver in a crowded city. Well, Phnom Penh is no different. Well, maybe a little different. Getting from point A to point B can be a daunting task, that is overwhelming to the fresh-faced westerner. At times you may feel like you are in the live-action game of Frogger. The streets are crowded with vendors and businesses flowing out into the curb. Oh yeah, not to mention the thousands of scooters with four grown men stacked on them, or an entire cart’s worth of eggs, that weave between cars and pedestrians. Street signs and traffic lights are approached as more of a suggestion than an actual rule, and in places driving into oncoming traffic is a common practice. Don’t let those challenges discourage you. There are always Tuk Tuk drivers ready and willing to plunge into the wild jungle of the Cambodian traffic scene, and you should let them, for good reason. They have watched the city grow and traversed the Kingdom of Wonder for years. These guys are pros. They make merging into traffic look like a work of art.

Joshua Bottorff

Riverside Town

Cambodia has some of my FAVORITE places. One of those places is Kampot. It is a small riverside town that somehow seemed to have everything I needed to be happy and only that. There were great international restaurants along with people from all over the world, a little movie theater, fair rides, bars, natural attractions, and a beach a few minutes away. I stayed there for two weeks while waiting for a visa to process (I stupidly decided to apply during the Chinese New Year). They even have a cool light-up bridge. I believe the best time to go is during the cool season which is between November and March (I went in February). Temperatures at that time are around 20-26 degrees Celsius.

achieng-adongo

Street food and Cocktails – the Weird and Wonderful things to eat in Cambodia

Cambodia is a fascinating country. From the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, to the grisly graves of the Killing Fields, it is a place full of new experiences. And this includes the adventurous eaters out there! The street food in the major cities ranges from fresh exotic foods, to creepy crawlies, while the fantastic drink prices means you can try a new cocktail each night!

Jamie Buckland

Getting off the beaten path in Siem Reap: see the real Cambodia

‘Cambodia is nice’, they said. ‘But two weeks will be more than enough’, they said. Big mistake! And I will explain you why. A lot of backpackers quickly cruise their way through this country, while going from Vietnam to Thailand or the other way around. They drink a few beers in the bubbly bars of Siem Reap to wake up early next morning and tick off their checklists. In groups, they do their mandatory temple tour, and that’s that. But there is so much more.

Kim Clarys

Tourism and trends in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Sun going down after the rain in Siem Reap Cambodia

Lea Rqt

Going it Alone

Travelling can be somewhat obscure. We like to think we are channelling our inner hippy, by giving it all up for the backpacker life. Donning clip in dreadlocks, a mad pair of psychedelic pants and a lonely planet guide, we head off to South East Asia for Full Moon parties, bamboo tatts and buckets of piss, masquerading as whiskey. Once the obligatory 6 weeks are done, and Laos, Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia are ticked off, we head down under to settle in a compound of ethnically similar people, get a 9 to 5, and make sure we are indoors by 7pm to watch Home and Away. This is not what we signed up for, but somewhere down the track, we jumped on the bandwagon and have been hanging on tight ever since.

Louise Keogh

Siem Reap: Short Circuit & Pub Street

Cambodia, The kingdom of wonder That little place is Cambodia in case you are wondering!

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Cambodian island life

Cambodia’s tourism has increased considerably in the past years, with scores of backpackers and tour groups flocking to see what is undoubtedly it’s most famous attraction: Angkor Wat. And although it is indeed an awe-inspiring sight to behold, Cambodia has so much more to offer, including pristine beaches on it’s two most popular islands, Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem.

Ashanti

The dreamy island of Koh Ta Kiev

Cambodia is a country of bustling cities, big jungles, beautiful beaches and almost many islands. Most people travelling to Cambodia go here for the beaches around Sihanoukville, and of course Angkor Wat. This time I want to take you to Sihanoukville and the beautiful island Koh Ta Kiev. There are many islands around, and it’s hard to decide which island to go to, when you have so many to choose from. There is one perfect island for you, you just have to find it.

marita-eilertsen

Sin City - Cambodia Dirty South

I visited Cambodia twice. Beginning with a cumbersome suitcase, so not cool among the backpacker community, I spent three weeks in the country arriving from Thailand via air, again frowned upon as a totally unnecessary waste of time and money when a couple of buses to make my way across the border was all that was required. It would certainly have been cheaper and faster than the two flights I took, one across the gulf to Singapore then after a long layover a second one back across the gulf to arrive in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. Dragging my suitcase behind me and an over weight carry-on on my back I was obviously not a seasoned traveller.

michelle-england

Tourism and trends in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Sun going down after the rain in Siem Reap Cambodia

Lea Rqt

Cambodia: From Ancient Temples to Lazy Beaches

Long off-limits from the traveler’s map, Cambodia has established itself as a popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia. It has become an interesting spot to visit for various kinds of travelers ranging from luxury tourists to independent backpackers and adventure seekers. We lined in between the latter two and commenced on a great journey to explore this country so rich in history and culture. We did a small round-trip and visited the following places:

Julian Schönfelder

Battambang; Cambodia's Second Largest City and Why You Should Go

Cambodia has a place on many destination bucket lists and is home to the worlds largest temple, a great and cheap nightlife, rich jungles and to the south, some of Asia’s nicest islands but the place which left the biggest impression on me here was Battambang, an often overlooked city on many travel itineraries.

Ben Ward

Sin City - Cambodia Dirty South

I visited Cambodia twice. Beginning with a cumbersome suitcase, so not cool among the backpacker community, I spent three weeks in the country arriving from Thailand via air, again frowned upon as a totally unnecessary waste of time and money when a couple of buses to make my way across the border was all that was required. It would certainly have been cheaper and faster than the two flights I took, one across the gulf to Singapore then after a long layover a second one back across the gulf to arrive in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. Dragging my suitcase behind me and an over weight carry-on on my back I was obviously not a seasoned traveller.

michelle-england

Angkor Wat: The City of Temples

Angkor … What? If you haven’t heard of Angkor Wat, it is one of the most iconic temples in the Angkor complex located in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It is by far one of the most famous places to visit if you are every in Cambodia. As a bit of a back story, Angkor is a complex of over 50 temples spanning a region of 400km2. For some of these temples, barely a wall remains; but others are structural masterpieces that are still intact after 1000 years. It is without a doubt, a must see if you are are travelling through Cambodia. In my mind there are the ‘Big 3’ that are the most popular, awe-inspiring, instagram-worthy temples to visit. The ‘Big 3’ include:

Arianne

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