Siem Reap is the must-visit destination in Cambodia and is the perfect place to stay for at least a few days so you want to make sure that you find the best hostels in Siem Reap for the ultimate stay in the city.
Siem Reap is most famous for Angkor Wat which is just outside the city so don’t expect to be staying too close but it’s easy to catch a tuk tuk or grab a bike. All of the hostels I’m sharing are close to the action and have amazing amenities like rooftop pools or poolside bars, plus they’re all social (for party’s and for just chilling out).
For Siem Reap backpackers, this is the only hostel guide you’re going to need to find the best hostel for you from cheap hostels in Siem Reap to some with a nice touch of luxury. Finding where to stay in Siem Reap can’t get any easier.
All prices in this article are quoted in USD.
Tips for Choosing the Best Siem Reap Hostel
When it comes to picking a hostel is all comes down to what you want and need. Some key things to keep in mind that will help you have the best stay are the following:
How Much to Budget
Hostel prices in Siem Reap are cheap! You can find a number of hostels for $4-5 or nicer hostels for $7-8. Some will include breakfast, others won’t but don’t let that be your deciding factor! And pretty much all of them have pools, bonus!
Where to Stay in Siem Reap
Siem Reap is not huge so no matter where you stay it will either be a short walk or a quick tuk tuk. But if you want to be around the action I recommend staying around Pub Street as that’s where the party is and most of the markets are very close to here.
Siem Reap has quite a few party hostels but some chilled out ones as well. Read reviews to find out what the atmopshere is really like.
Always read the most recent reviews. These are the best way to find out if a hostel is really for you. Hostelworld has reviews for every hostel and I highly encourage you to check them out.
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Mad Monkey Siem Reap
Price: Dorms from $8
Mad Monkey has established themselves as the backpacker chain in Cambodia and with good reason and many would consider this the best place to stay in Siem Reap. The food at the on-site restaurant is amazing, it’s a resort with over 100 backpackers staying a night so it’s easy to meet people and its got a prime location that’s only a 5-minute walk to the legendary pub street.
Funky Flashpacker Siem Reap
Price: Dorms from $5
Funky Flashpacker is THE party hostel in Siem Reap and the biggest party hostel in all of Cambodia. There are 3 bars including one on the rooftop bar and a large LED lit pool with floating bean bags. DJs are often on the property pumping out jams and pool parties are held daily, events monthly and more. The location is close to Pub Street and both local and international cuisine is served 24 hours everyday.
Onederz Hostel Siem Reap
Price: Dorms from $8.50
Onederz Hostel Siem Reap is the second location in Siem Reap and the 4th hostel in Cambodia so it’s a well established chain who knows how to do hostels right. It’s a premium hostel with a swimming pool, TV room and Wi-Fi throughout the property. The hostel is located right beside Angkor Night Market and is a 4-minute walk to Pub Street.
One Stop Hostel Siem Reap @ Pub Street
Price: Dorms from $6.50
One Stop Hostel Siem Reap is another premium hostel which is also closely located to Pub Street. There are large common areas, free Wi-Fi throughout the property and has personal power points, light and mirrors for each bed. A kitchen is available for guests to use and large lockers with keys are provided.
HI Siem Reap Hostel
Price: Dorms from $5
HI Siem Reap may have a more quiet location but it’s not far from the action. The hostel has a riverfront location with a rooftop pool overlooking the river. It’s a chilled out hostel for relaxing and making friends to share a tuk tuk, not for a party. But there is a poolside bar for those who would like a drink in hand. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property and the famous Pub Street is across the bridge.
Siem Reap Pub Hostel
Price: Dorms from $5
As the name might give it away Siem Reap Pub Hostel is more of a party hostel that is located close to Pub Street and Angkor Night Market. There is a large common area and free Wi-Fi throughout the property. A TV room and swimming pool are also available for guests to use and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful!
HI Siem Reap Deluxe
Price: Dorms from $7
HI Siem Reap Deluxe is located along the river and is only a short 5-minute walk across the bridge to Pub Street. The pool overlooks the river and the poolside bar is fully stocked. Guests who choose to stay in a private room get a cooked breakfast in the morning. The bonus of this location is that it’s close to everything but in a quiet area so you can rest assured that you’ll get a good nights sleep.
Hideout Hostels Asia – Siem Reap
Price: Dorms from $5
This hostel might just have the best value in town with a big swimming pool, a pool table, board games and extremely fast Wi-Fi. It’s not a party hostel but is the perfect place to chill out and meet new friends at the events held nightly. Showers are offered even after you check out and the 6 bed rooms have cool down baths. Plus the rooms are super clean as they’re cleaned twice daily!
Lub D Cambodia Siem Reap
Price: Dorms from $10
Lub D Cambodia Siem Reap may be more expensive but it is worth it! From spacious rooms to swim up pool bar, a cool down area in the lobby, on-site activities and a stellar location, this hostel really has it all. Lub D won the best new hostel in the world in Phuket and they’ve opened this new and the most modern hostel in Siem Reap for travellers that want a prime stay without the expense.
The Mekong Hostel
Price: Dorms from $4
The Mekong Hostel is one of the newest hostels to open in Siem Reap with facilities that include a pool, business centre with computers and a poolside restaurant and bar. You can even get an in-room or poolside massage! Meals are super cheap, laundry service is available on-site and there are daily happy hours. Games, free luggage storage and a common area with lounge chairs and bean bags are just a bonus.
Now that you’ve found the perfect Siem Reap accommodation it’s time to find out what to do in this amazing city, keep reading below!