The Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh is packed with a wide range of accommodation options catering to all needs and budgets. And when it comes to offerings for backpackers, there are no shortages. Here are some of the best backpacker hostels in the city.
Located on the backpacker strip of Street 172, this hostel is at the centre of the action and is surrounded by bars, restaurants and coffee shops. A total of 10 clean rooms are spread across two floors, and take in private options as well as dorms. There is also a restaurant, which serves breakfast.
Set in a spacious villa, with a pool to the front, Lovely Jubbly Villa is the perfect example of Phnom Penh’s collection of cool accommodation at affordable prices. Located a short walk away from the main attractions, the hostel features 12 rooms that mix private offerings with dorms. A spacious communal area is filled with arcade games and entertainment, while a restaurant and bar are also onsite.
With a total of 41 dorms and private rooms, this is a spacious hostel in the centre of the capital. As well as an outdoor pool to cool off after a day of exploring the city, Billabong Hostel houses a restaurant and bar, childcare services, tropical gardens and a 24-hour business centre.
Atmospherically kitted out in shades of black and white, this contemporary hostel boasts 22 dorms, with female-only options available. Shared bathrooms offer shower facilities. Situated in the heart of the capital, accessing attractions is easy.
As a home away from home, this bright and breezy hostel is close to Central Market and a short walk from riverside. It has 12 private rooms and dorms, as well as a bar and lounge. Breakfast is also available on request.
Located in the popular BKK1 area of the capital, Me Mates Villa is a great spot to hang out and meet other backpackers. With six rooms, including a mixture of dorms and private rooms, the hostel’s selling point is its sprawling communal area, which includes a pool table, plenty of comfy seating and other games. The outdoor terrace is a good spot to kick back with a beer.
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With 19 private rooms just a stone’s throw away from the National Museum, this is another budget choice worth checking out. Rooms are crisp and clean with private bathrooms, while the restaurant can cook up breakfast on request. There is also an outdoor terrace for relaxing.
Located on the artsy stretch of Street 178, this hostel is close to the National Museum, riverside and the backpacker stretch of Street 172. With 21 private rooms and family-sized apartments, the hostel also has a bar and deli, rooftop terrace and designated smoking areas.