Despite being Cambodia’s second largest city, Battambang has a laid-back charm, and tourism is yet to truly boom. This means the variety of accommodation is relatively limited for now, however, there are still plenty of spots to spend the night. Here are the best budget beds for backpackers in Battambang.
This family-run hotel is centrally located and offers all the creature comforts you may need. With 42 rooms, the rooftop features a restaurant and bar, with cheaper dorm accommodation. And while it may not have a pool, the relatively recent addition of a hot tub kind of makes up for it.
King fly hotel
Located in the centre of Battambang, this 65-room hotel boasts a range of budget rooms. It also has a restaurant and bar, with breakfast available, indoor swimming pool and spa tub, a conference centre and rooftop terrace.
Located slightly out of town, Ramchang guesthouse offers a nice respite from the centre of Battambang. With an outdoor pool to refresh in, the guesthouse has 20 rooms with private bathrooms, each with a shower. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, and a restaurant serves food throughout the day.
Kitted out in typical Khmer decor, with heavy wooden features, plenty of floral decorations and towels fashioned into swans await you. This conveniently located hotel has 20 rooms catering for solo travellers and families. There is also an outdoor pool and a restaurant; plus free airport pick-up is offered.
Boasting 60 rooms of varying sizes, this is another Cambodian-style hotel. Clean, with a friendly staff, it is located in a quiet area of town and offers a restaurant and business centre as well as a laundry service and free parking.
While rooms are basic, they are clean and bright, and the staff at First Hotel is super friendly. Centrally located, the hotel has 50 rooms with private bathrooms. A communal area houses a TV; Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel.
Battambang Lotus Hotel
Set a little out of town, this hotel is another traditionally decorated Khmer hotel with heavy wood details featured throughout. With a total of 32 rooms, Battambang Lotus Hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool, steam room and spa services. A business centre and gardens are also onsite.