29 Hostels in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. You can choose from 29 Phnom Penh hostels. In total, there are 79 cheap places to stay in Phnom Penh such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $5 for a dorm.

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Phnom Penh 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 Phnom Penh, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

Total number of hostels


Average dorm price


Average private room price


Cheapest hostel in Phnom Penh


(The Big Easy Phnom Penh is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Phnom Penh


(Aura Thematic Hostel is the best rated)

Most Phnom Penh hostels are located in

Khan Daun Penh

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Phnom Penh for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Phnom Penh for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Phnom Penh? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Phnom Penh alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Phnom Penh. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

Get to know Phnom Penh (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 Phnom Penh. To help you make friends with Phnom Penh before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, is an attractive, friendly, up and coming city which is well worth a visit.

While staying in a Phnom Penh hostel, we recommend that you sample the local cuisine, stroll along the river at dusk, take a tuk tuk tour of the city, and surrounding countryside. If you're brave, you can visit the harrowing S21 prison museum and the Killing Fields. Be prepared for the heat - like most of Cambodia it's oppressively hot and suffocating at times - but its colorful flavor, friendly locals, and fantastic architecture more than make up for this.

The main area for to look for a hostel in Phnom Penh is Boeung Kak, where rooms are cheap and plentiful. Local and western restaurants line the streets, and if you're willing to pay a few extra dollars, the riverfront restaurants and bars offer a beautiful and scenic view well worth the additional cash. It's worth booking in advance if you plan to visit during Cambodian New Year (when many of the guesthouses close so the locals can return to their home towns and villages). However for the most part Phnom Penh hostel rooms are plentiful and easy to come by.

Other Nearby Cities
Kampong Cham Kampong Cham (76 Km / 48 mi.)
Kampot Kampot (133 Km / 83 mi.)
Tay Ninh Tay Ninh (132 Km / 82 mi.)
Kep Kep (137 Km / 85 mi.)
Ha Tien Ha Tien (139 Km / 87 mi.)
Cao Lanh Cao Lanh (145 Km / 90 mi.)
Sa Dec Sa Dec (164 Km / 102 mi.)

FAQ about Phnom Penh Hostels

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

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FAQ about Phnom Penh Hostels

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Aura Thematic Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Phnom Penh.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Phnom Penh - 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 Phnom Penh. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Phnom Penh. 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!

As a woman, I would be a bit wary of my surroundings when walking around at night, but otherwise it's a wonderful city.



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Your Packing List for Phnom Penh

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Phnom Penh and Cambodia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

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

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Phnom Penh