Hostels in Kampot, Cambodia

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Get to know Kampot (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Kampot. To help you make friends with Kampot before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Kampot is the durian city -- you will know right away when you see the giant durian in the city’s main roundabout. Whether or not you like durians, you will most likely love this riverside town. Kampot is small and quaint compared to Phnom Penh and has a relaxing riverside walkway that is perfect for strolling at sunset. It is an easy three-hour bus ride from Phnom Penh and you can reach Sihanoukville and the nearby islands in just a few hours as well.

A river divides the city in half, creative a different atmosphere on each side. The city is small enough to walk around easily, but it can be extremely hot and sweltering right before the rainy season. The bus will drop you off on the main side of the river, where you will find plenty of Kampot hostels from which to choose, including some newer, Western-style accommodation.

On the main side of town near the river, there are many restaurants and cafes and plenty of fruit juice stands. There are lots of Western options and few local spots that are worth seeking out. A few vegetarian cafes are spread out through the city and offer excellent choices as well. Barbecue restaurants are a local favorite -- you can choose your own ingredients and grill them right at your table. If you enjoy markets, you can find locals buying and selling fish, vegetables, fruits, and -- of course -- durian each morning. It is definitely a local market full of the smells, mud, and little old ladies in straw hats that you would imagine.

The other side of the river is much quieter with some great affordable bungalows and bunkrooms, most with a river view; one place in particular has the cheapest (very basic) bungalows and some of the cheapest most delicious food in Cambodia. Be sure to bring mosquito repellent and try not to freak out if you hear critters pacing the roof of your bungalow -- it’s all about the local experience. Most Kampot hostels on this side of the river will pick you up, since it is too far to walk from the main part of town. You can also rent a cheap motorbike to do some exploring in the areas nearby. There are rapids a little further down the road and a nice clean section of river for swimming and there are plenty of red dirt roads to meander along for a view of local life. Kampot is a relaxing stop after time in busy Phnom Penh or crazy Sihanhoukville and offers a nice chance to sit by the river and enjoy local life.

Written by local enthusiast for Kampot hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Kampot hostels Amanda Haehl

FAQ about Kampot Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Kampot. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Kampot. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Kampot costs on average $7 for a dorm. A hostel in Kampot with private rooms costs on average $27. shows all 15 Hostels in Kampot. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
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Your Packing List for Kampot

Your Packing List for Kampot

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Kampot Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Kampot, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
15 Total number of hostels
$7 Average dorm price
$27 Average private room price
$4 Cheapest hostel in Kampot
Yellow Sun Hostel is the cheapest
15 Party hostels in Kampot
Karma Traders Kampot is the best rated
7.1 Average rating of all hostels

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