The Best Hostels In Siem Reap: Get The Most For Your Money

If you are looking for the best hostels in Siem Reap you have come to the right place! I have compared the price, facilities, amenities, and location- so come find out the top backpackers for all types of travelers in this ultimate guide and have the perfect stay!


I love Siem Reap, it is one of my favorite cities in the world and I have traveled there quite a few times. I mean you have the incredible Angkor Archeological Park, incredible foodie options, and plenty of markets to explore. Siem Reap is a popular digital nomad spot thanks to its affordable living and gorgeous cafes. Though equally, you will find plenty of other travelers there popping in for a visit while they explore the rest of Cambodia or Southeast Asia. It is the perfect mix of chill town and bustling city.

I mean what is the best location, which one has the best social atmosphere, and how do I know if the beds are actually comfortable. There are a lot of different things to consider when deciding what is the best hostels in Siem Reap.

When traveling it is important to find a good place to rest your head. Whether you want to spend all night partying or find a quiet spot I will explain where exactly you should stay in Siem Reap.

Now when you are looking for accommodation you will quickly notice how many options you have when booking. Honestly, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to figure out what is best for you and reading through all of the reviews.

That is why I created this guide on the best hostels in Siem Reap!

With the help of this list, you’ll be able to see what to look for when booking a hostel in Siem Reap! Ensuring you can book a bed confidently, in a decent location, and for a good price.


List Of The Best Hostels In Siem Reap


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How To Choose The Best Hostels In Siem Reap

There is a huge choice of hostels to choose from when you are in Siem Reap. Honestly, some people may say too many hostel options as it can be difficult to make a decision on what one will be best for you. The older, and perhaps wiser, I get the more of a glampacker travel style I begin to develop and there are plenty of bougie hostels in Siem Reap that cater for this. Sure, you can’t go wrong with the old-school wooden-style bunk beds. Though there are plenty of affordable and modern hostels here so there is honestly no reason to stay somewhere substandard.

Nonetheless, there are cheaper options available that have a great social atmosphere, comfortable beds, and clean bathrooms. So you don’t need to worry too much, nor do you have to look far.

So when choosing the best hostels in Siem Reap, some things I took into account are:


Price

It is super affordable to stay in a hostel in Siem Reap, and basically all of Southeast Asia for that matter. If you are just looking for somewhere basic to lay your head then prices can be found as low as $5.00. Though if you were to increase your budget slightly you will be able to find a comfortable bed in a hostel with a great social atmosphere and amenities.

Therefore I recommend budgeting $8.00 for a hostel in Siem Reap per night. This will allow you to stay somewhere decent, perhaps even with a pool! Though if you are looking for a private room then you will need to increase your budget to approximately $20.00 per night. Though if you have a friend to split a double room with, then it is only slightly cheaper than the average hostels in Siem Reap.


Location

When you are traveling in Siem Reap you will want to stay in the city center. Honestly looking at a map it can be hard to tell where exactly to stay as accommodation options can be quite spread out. I mean a lot of the 5-star resorts are located quite far out of the central area. Though as a backpacker you will be wanting to stay near ti the city, close to plenty of affordable markets and foodie options.

Personally, I judge where to stay by its proximity to the Old Market. This is just a couple of minutes from the ever-popular pub street where you can find those infamous 50-cent beers and backpackers partying to the early hours.

walking down the streets of siem reap in the city center
walking down the streets of siem reap in the city center

Amenities

There are such a huge variety of hostels in Siem Reap it will be hard to find one that doesn’t tick all of your boxes. Booking a hostel with free breakfast and water will help save a little bit extra each day. Some hostels even include free coffee and tea!

Quite a few of the hostels on this list organize events and have an excellent social scene. Perfect if you’re wanting to meet other travelers! One thing to be aware of is often cheaper hostel dorm rooms won’t have air conditioning. Rather they will have a fan, I have stayed in both during my travels in Southeast Asia. Though for Siem Reap I will recommend air conditioning only as the heat here is next level.

The last thing I think is important to note is quite a few hostels turn off the air conditioning during the day. I guess this forces you to go out and explore, though I will leave it up to you whether you book one of these hostels.


The 12 Best Hostels In Siem Reap, Cambodia

Overall Best Hostel In Siem Reap– Onederz Hostel Siem Reap

No doubt the award for the best hostel in Siem Reap goes to Onederz Hostel. This is a traveler’s favorite located in a prime location with just an easy 5-minute walk away from the infamous Pub Street. They have two incredible swimming pools where you can meet plenty of other travelers and cool off after a busy day of temple hopping. There is an onsite restaurant where you can treat yourself to a delicious meal. They also get a DJ in twice a week and have a party (don’t worry it’s not every night).

The rooms are modern, clean, and bright. They have personal reading lights, electrical outlets, and even a spot for drying towels. The adjacent bathrooms are modern and come stocked with shampoo, conditioner, and soap.

    • $$
    • 2 Swimming Pools
    • Tour Desk
    • Free Towels
    • 400 meters from Pub Street

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rooftop pool to relax in at onederz hostel in siem reap
rooftop pool to relax in at onederz hostel in siem reap

Honorable Mention Best Hostel In Siem Reap – Lub D Hostel Siem Reap

Our runner-up or honorable mention for the best hostel in Siem Reap is Lub D Hostel. They are located in my personal favorite area of Siem Reap, just across the river in a slightly quieter part of town. Nevertheless, it is only a 5-minute walk until you are smack bang among all the action again.

This is one of the largest hostels in Siem Reap. Though don’t let that scare you off, they have so much to offer including an incredible swimming pool, with a swim-up bar, a games area, and an overall awesome design. There is a cafe on-site called The PumpHouse that serves up all-day breakfast and delicious barista-made coffees.

They have an assortment of private and dorm rooms. Though a stand-out feature in their dorm rooms is a separate changing and luggage area. That means you don’t need to be woken up early by people getting up to check out the sunrise at Angkor Wat. It is pod-style beds with curtains for privacy. You will also find a reading light, electrical sockets, and USB ports. The shared bathrooms even have hair straighteners and hairdryers- how awesome!

    • $$$
    • Onsite Dining
    • Swimming Pool
    • Games Area Including Aracade Machines And Pool Tables
    • 600 meters from Pub Street

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sturdy wooden bunk beds at lub d siem reap
sturdy wooden bunk beds at lub d siem reap

Best Hostel in Siem Reap for Solo Travelers – Mad Monkey Hostel Siem Reap

No doubt if you are already in Cambodia or Southeast Asia you would have heard about Mad Monkey Hostels. They have an assortment of locations and are many travelers’ favorite. Though their location in Siem Reap is a 10-minute walk away from Pub Street you are still surrounded by plenty of food options and hotels.

Their dorm rooms have metal bunks, though the next step up from the ones when you were a child. There are lockers underneath as well as a personal reading light and electrical socket next to the bed. You can find a decent-sized pool onsite with plenty of chairs around to lounge on.

Though what the hundreds and thousands of backpackers have stayed here for is the atmosphere. It is super easy to meet other travelers thanks to the parties and events that are put on. Make sure to join their pub crawl if you are staying here!

  • $$
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pub Crawl
  • 850 meters from Pub Street

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pool party at mad monkey hostel in siem reap
pool party at mad monkey hostel in siem reap

Siem Reap Pub Hostel

Siem Reap Pub Hostel is an excellent choice for solo travelers. They hold regular events creating an excellent social atmosphere. There is an onsite bar that serves beers, wine, and cocktails at affordable prices. They also serve delicious Cambodian and Western dishes that’ll have you drooling. Out from the bar, you have a huge pool where volleyball games are regularly held.

Siem Reap Pub Hostel offers male, female, and mixed dorm rooms catering to all travelers. I will say that the bunk beds are a bit basic, just your standard metal bunk. Though they still have a personal reading light and electrical sockets. Anyway, most people seem to stay here for the social aspect, not the beds. Oh, and they put on an awesome temple tour for their guests!

  • $
  • Tour Desk & SIM Cards To Purchase
  • Bicycle & Motorbike Hire
  • 550 meters from Pub Street

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making friends at pub hostel in siem reap
making friends at pub hostel in siem reap

Best Cheap Hostel in Siem Reap– The Place Hostel & Pool Bar

An excellent choice of a cheap hostel in Siem Reap is The Place Hostel & Pool Bar. This affordable option is perfect for travelers trying to get the most bang for their buck. There is even a pool which is super important as it gets crazy hot here in Siem Reap! Though this isn’t a party hostel, instead it is known for its chilled atmosphere. Nevertheless, you can meet plenty of travelers around the pool, at the restaurant, or at happy hour at the bar.

The dorm rooms have bunk beds with curtains (yes my favorite), as well as personal reading lights and electrical sockets. There is also a variety of dorm sizes from 4 beds to the cheapest which is 8 beds.

  • $
  • Tour Desk
  • Swimming Pool
  • Privacy Curtain
  • 700 meters from Pub Street

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bunk beds with privacy at the place hostel in siem reap
bunk beds with privacy at the place hostel in siem reap

Revolution Hostel Siem Reap

One of the new kids on the block is Revolution Hostel in Siem Reap. Therefore you know everything is going to be fresh and clean. They have been able to create a gorgeous little oasis in the middle of the city. There are plenty of chill areas to hang out, whether you want a dip in the pool, a game of pool, or a drink around the bar.

The dorm rooms are clean and modern. You will have a personal reading light and an electrical socket on each bed. They have the option of either 6-bed or 8-bed dorm rooms and they all have air conditioning.

  • $
  • Free Water
  • Family Atmosphere
  • 800 meters from Pub Street

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cool room design at revolution hostel in siem reap
cool room design at revolution hostel in siem reap

Best Hostel for Females in Siem Reap– The Twitz Lifestyle Hostel

The Twitz Lifestyle Hostel oozes luxe with the female backpacking community in mind. The interior and exterior and incredibly gorgeous with decor emphasizing the old colonial style.

It is in an awesome spot providing you with the perfect location to be amongst the action. Though if you don’t feel like going out you don’t have to. Onsite is a restaurant serving up delicious and affordable eats. What more could you want! Sometimes as a female traveler, you would rather eat in than venture out in the dark.

There are no rickety old metal bunk beds here instead you will find sturdy pod-style spaces with plenty of storage. A nice thick mattress, fluffy pillows, and an actual duvet are what we love. plus you of course have a personal reading light and socket.

  • $$$
  • Rooftop Pool
  • Female Only Dorms
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • 650 meters from Pub Street

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feeling luxe around the pool at the twitz lifestyle hostel
feeling luxe around the pool at the twitz lifestyle hostel

Passport Hostel

Passport Hostel is another popular hostel in Siem Reap. Nice and close to the center it will be easy to walk to some of the best cafes in the city. They provide clean, modern, and spacious hostel dorm rooms. On offer are female or male dorm rooms with each bed having its own electrical socket and personal reading light.

There is a brand new pool onsite providing the perfect place to meet other travelers. Just be aware this isn’t a party hostel and is usually a place travelers come to have a relaxing and more peaceful stay.

  • $$$
  • New Pool Onsite
  • Female & Male Dorm Rooms
  • 550 meters from Pub Street

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a spacious female dorm at the passport hostel in siem reap
a spacious female dorm at the passport hostel in siem reap

Best Cheap Private Room in Siem Reap – Tropical Breeze

Perhaps you aren’t keen on a dorm but you still want somewhere affordable to stay in Siem Reap. Well, the perfect option is Tropical Breeze Guesthouse. They have everything a traveler could want such as a pool, onsite restaurant, and affordable prices.

Sleep well in one of the modern and clean rooms. Just be aware that the cheaper rooms only have a fan in terms of cooling. Though Siem Reap can get super hot so it may be best to upgrade to an air-con room. They are also in an awesome location a short walk away from the Old Market and Pub Street.

  • $
  • Super Affordable
  • Clean Rooms
  • 550 meters from Pub Street

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dinner around the pool at the tropical breeze guesthouse
dinner around the pool at the tropical breeze guesthouse

Pages Room Hotel

If you are wanting a private room that is a little more luxurious, but not paying hundreds, Pages Room Hotel is the one for you. They have an amazing pool on site which is the perfect way to cool down after a day in the hot Cambodian sun. It gives tropical holiday vibes with the banana palms planted out in the garden.

All rooms here feature air conditioning and they have a very modern and sleek design. You will have plenty of space to spread out in these huge bedrooms that also contain a desk and mini fridge as well. There is also a restaurant on-site if you are feeling peckish and don’t feel like venturing out onto the streets.

  • $$
  • Pool
  • Luxe On A Budget
  • 750 Meters from Pub Street

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experience the jungle at pages room hotel in siem reap
experience the jungle at pages room hotel in siem reap

More Best Hostels In Siem Reap

Bokre Angkor Hostel

This is certainly more of a glampacker type of hostel. They have a beautiful pool area and common space you will no doubt meet many other travelers here. Though be aware this is not a party hostel, instead, they pride themselves on creating a relaxing environment for travelers to chill. The onsite restaurant serves delicious local and western foods and the bar has an assortment of drinks available as well.

Bokre Angkor Hostel offers free pick-up from the airport or bus station as well! Though the one downside of this property is it is a little further out from the others. Luckily tuk-tuks are cheap enough in Siem Reap so you should have no problem getting around.

The dorm rooms have curtains around the beds for privacy, as well as air conditioning, electrical sockets, and personal reading lights.

  • $
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24/7 front desk
  • 1400 meters from Pub Street

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bunk beds with curtains at bokre hostel siem reap
bunk beds with curtains at bokre hostel siem reap

Noni Tree Hostel

Our last, but definitely not least choice for the best hostels in Siem Reap is Noni Tree Hostel. They have nice and clean dorm rooms featuring air conditioning.

Though one of the best things about Noni Tree Hostel is its location. They are smack bang amongst the action in the middle of the city center. Essentially Pub Street is on your doorstep, so you shouldn’t get lost trying to find your way back home after a chaotic night out. This will also give you easy access to plenty of tour operators, things to do, and delicious restaurants.

  • $$
  • Clean & Modern Rooms
  • 10 meters from Pub Street

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a black and white modern theme at noni tree hostel
a black and white modern theme at noni tree hostel

So Where To Stay in Siem Reap?

Siem Reap is an amazing city that I recommend everyone in Cambodia to visit. No doubt it will quickly become one of your favorite spots in Southeast Asia. It’s a more laidback way of life than other large Asian cities and it just has a completely different vibe there than elsewhere in the country. There is a heap of social enterprises in the way of cafes and restaurants that give back to the community so you know your money is going somewhere good.

No doubt it is somewhere where I could happily live. There is a little bit of everything here, whether you are looking to party or relax.  So with the help of this list of the best hostels in Siem Reap you will know exactly where to stay.

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