Hostels in Cambodia Hostels in Cambodia

You are looking for hostels in Cambodia? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Cambodia hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Cambodia.

All Cities in Cambodia

We list every single hostel in Cambodia and the world. In total, we have 12 cities in Cambodia for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Cambodia hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Cambodia. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Cambodia

Cambodia has some of the most incredibly sad and interesting history. Yet despite the horrific events of recent years, this country is home to some of the most incredibly kind and generous people that you will ever meet. Their appreciation for being able to live happy and free is inspiring and there are many things to be learned here from the locals about graciousness. Tourism only began to pick up here in the mid to late 1990s as the entire country was under the treacherous rule of the Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979 and suffered a genocide of approximately two million people in the space of those four years.

If you visit the capital city of Phnom Penh, you will find an abundance of hostels to stay in. The hostel can help you arrange a tour to the Tuol Sleng prison, an old school converted to a prison and torture house during these years. They can also arrange a trip to the Killing Fields for you where many of the Cambodian people were slain and buried by the Khmer Rouge. They have some interesting cultural shows and dancing to lighten the mood after the very sombering experiences had here.

The most popular of all attractions to visit are the famous temples at Siem Reap. There are more hostels in Siem Reap than there are pretty much everywhere else in the country combined due to the popularity of these incredible temples. Explore the famous Angkor Wat. The temple will take you around a half a day to a full day to appreciate properly. It has stunning architecture and carvings throughout the building and is totally massive. Make sure you take in either a sunrise or a sunset here. Other famous temples to visit are the Bayon Temples which are famous for the many faces they have throughout the temples and Ta Prohm. Ta Prohm, also known as the jungle temple, was not fully repaired to its original state and many of the trees that grew in and around the ruins have been left there. It is famous for being the setting for such movies as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

After all of your historical fixes of Cambodia, it is time to go and check out and relax at the beach. Sihanoukville is one of the most popular beaches here and is a great town. Many people explore the islands around here as well and go snorkeling. If you have the time, head over to Koh Rong and get a hostel for a couple of days. It is raved about by most backpacker that have been on the south east Asian travel circuit and is a place that is not to be missed if you have the time. Make sure you book your Koh Rong Island hostel before you arrive to ensure that there is space for you given the small number of hostels on the island for the popularity that it is gaining as a destination.

Getting around Cambodia is mostly by bus or boat. Your hostel should be able to help you organize transport for you or point you in the direction of where to get on a bus to your next destination.

expert for Cambodia hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Cambodia hostels Globetrotter


Travel Tips for Cambodia - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Cambodia. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Cambodia. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Cambodia

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Cambodia?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Cambodia here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Cambodia safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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