Staying in budget hotels in Cambodia might worry some travellers, but we can assure you that there is some amazing accommodation to be found in Cambodia for less than £10 per night! Instead of wasting your money on overpriced and underwhelming rooms, pick a budget hotel and still enjoy your trip!
Cambodia is a backpacker’s paradise. Not only are there plenty of things to see and do, the beer is cheap and so are the beds.
Staying in a 5* hotel might be some traveller’s idea of heaven, but if you’re out every day exploring a new country, why waste money on an empty space?
Looking at staying in budget hotels in Cambodia can give you extra cash for your adventures. It can also mean that you get a more unique experience than if you were to stay in a standard hotel room!
We’ve searched for the best budget hotels in Cambodia, and they all fall under the following categories:
Under £10/$13 per night per person
Close to the city centre
High guest rating
Plenty of images to look at – you could take our word for it but looking at pictures yourself is always better!
Some of the hotels also offer other rooms at a higher rate, but they’ll still be pretty low priced. Don’t forget that prices can fluctuate depending on your dates, so if you can be flexible then you’re more likely to catch a great deal!
So, if you see a great hotel offering a dorm bed for £3 but you’d prefer to have a private room, still check it out because the chances are that there will be something for you at an amazing price.
The Best Budget Hotels In Cambodia
No. 15, Street 174, Phnom Penh City Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Smack bang in the middle of the city, you can check into Sla Boutique Hotel at any time of the day and even dine at their in-house restaurant.
There’s a lounge bar where you can chill out with a drink before heading out into the city. You’re only a ten minute walk away from everything here, which means it’s a great base for a few nights’ stay.
Not a party hostel, Sla Boutique has gained its reputation for being clean and cosy, with wonderfully friendly staff!
Z6-132, St 51, Buoeng Keng Kong 1 Commune, Chamkarmon District, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Fancy a drink overlooking the city? Then head on up to the rooftop bar and take in the amazing views of Phnom Penh.
Feliz Hostel Café and Bar also offers bicycle hire for you to explore the city at ground level. Phnom Penh airport is only 11km away so if you fly into Cambodia and stay here, there’s not much travelling to do once you land!
Bunks have a privacy curtain and a plug, or if you’re looking to socialise, there’s also a large outdoor screen to watch some sport on. If you’re looking for one of the more relaxed and cheap budget hotels in Cambodia, then you’ve found the right place.
Golden Lion Traffic Circle, Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Usually, looking for budget hotels in Cambodia limits you to a room and a shared lounge. At Onederz Sihanoukville, not only do you get a bar, kitchen area and terrace to spend your time in, you get a fantastic pool too!
It’s never going to get truly cold in Cambodia, so whatever time of year you visit, you’ll always want to jump in.
If a pool is not for you, then you’re only 600m from Serendipity Beach. Each dorm room has a shared bathroom, air conditioning (a life saver!) and private lockers. Check in at the 24 hour desk and ask them about tours of the local area too.
Otres Village, Sangkat 4, Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Situated near the stunning and quiet Otres beach, Mama Clares offers everything for those of you who want to get back to basics and enjoy a peaceful stay.
The bungalows – yep, not just a bunk bed this time! – offer a beautiful view of the garden from the balcony. There’s a shared bathroom, and solid mosquito nets over each bed too.
You can hire kayaks and bikes, or just lie in a hammock and let the laid-back vibes wash over you. Ask Mama Clare anything too – she’ll give you the best insight to the local area and make sure you’re well looked after!
Treang Village, Mundol 3, Siem Reap City Centre, Siem Reap, Cambodia
If you’re looking for a quiet place to unwind in Siem Reap, then look no further than the Mudra Angkor Boutique Hotel.
Treat yourself to a massage or a swim, if you can tear yourself away from the rooftop terrace views on the city, that is. You can eat breakfast here too.
There’s a plug socket and personal light for each of the bunk beds, and every room has air conditioning.
If you do want to venture into the bustling town, you’ll only have to travel 2.3km to get to Pub Street – it’s far enough away to get a good night’s sleep but it’ll only take you a few minutes in a tuk tuk to get there!
Phsar Krom Road, Vihear Chin Village, Svay Dangkum Commune, Siem Reap, Cambodia
You won’t even have to pay for a tuk tuk ride into town – this hotel offers them for free!
At the Pool Party Hostel, you can enjoy a cocktail from the swim-up bar, bike hire and a great social vibe for people who want to get to know their fellow travellers.
There’s a restaurant on-site, but if you fancy a change then it’s only 1.2km from Pub Street.
The dorm rooms all have air conditioning and safety deposit boxes, so you’ll be able to sleep well.
Friendly staff make all the difference too – ask a question or organise a tour or a cooking class, and they’ll be more than happy to help you out.
Dragon Street, Kampot, Cambodia
A tiny resort with only 6 rooms set on the river, the River Lodge offers lovely views of their own garden. The location means that you are secluded, but it’s only a 15 minute walk to the centre.
There’s a restaurant serving great Khmer and western food, and a bar too. You can play pool and hire bicycles here, if you’re tired of watching the amazing sunsets from the balcony! Expect an air conditioned room and fantastic cocktails!
Village Ordnung Chimern, Commune Kampong Kreng, District Kampot,, Kampot, Cambodia
What better way to wake up than with a view of Cambodian mountains? At the Sabay Beach hotel, that’s exactly what you can do. Sit on the sun terrace and take in the scenery, hire a canoe or even relax with a book from the library.
If you’re more of a swimmer, head outside and spend all day at the soft sandy beach. Each dorm room has a garden view, mosquito net and even a drying rack for your clothes. You’ll even receive free toiletries here too!
There’s a restaurant here serving excellent food – if you have a special dietary need they’ll be more than happy to try to accommodate you too.
Road 33A, Thmey Village, Prey Tom Commune, Kep, Cambodia
Often, staying budget hotels in Cambodia means that you’ll be sharing with other people. Here you’ll be able to stay in a private double room for the price of staying in a shared dorm elsewhere.
Only 1.9km from the famous Crab Market, grab a free bike and cycle the short distance. In your room you’ll find complimentary toiletries – rare for budget accommodation! – and even a TV.
Not that you’ll spend much time inside – chill out on the terrace. You might be lucky and get a garden view, too! Get a massage and relax with a drink at the bar, and expect some good authentic Cambodian food.
Rue Du Vieux Casino, Kep, Cambodia
How about something a little different? Stay here and you’ll get the opportunity to sleep in a hammock for the night! If you’re not that brave, then Kepmandou lounge Bar also offers both private rooms and shared dormitories, for amazing prices.
Get to know other travellers by hanging out in the games room and you can also go for a bike ride in the local area. As expected with rural accommodation like this, there is a fan and a mosquito net provided in each of the rooms.
For a slightly higher price, but still within budget, you can upgrade and enjoy the use of a private room with its own bathroom.
If you’re not dependant on Wi-Fi, then visit the absolute gem that is Koh Ta Kiev. We haven’t included it in our full list because there is no Wi-Fi on the island at all – that sometimes scares people off!
But if you’re looking to get off the grid and experience true island life, then Koh Ta Kiev is the place for you!
Have we convinced you that there are some amazing places to stay in Cambodia on a budget yet?
Check out this comprehensive guide to Cambodia and book as soon as you can! These prices won’t stay so low – guarantee your rooms before it’s too late! Take a look at these awesome Cambodia travel tips too – be preparedfor your adventure!
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