Hostels in Siem Reap, Cambodia

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

Siem Reap is a must-see for any trip to Cambodia and a good place to get a hostel as your base in the region. This is the hub from which to visit the Angkor kingdoms that were designed and built by the Khmer people almost a thousand years ago. Among the most impressive and famous of these kingdoms is Angkor Wat. Also of interest is Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple containing two hundred fifty-six faces on the pillars of the temples and Ta Prohm, the Jungle Temple. Ta Prohm is the only one that has all of the trees still growing in, around and on top of the buildings and has been a set on many movies, including "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider." To get out to the Angkor temples, ask at your hostel and they can give you an idea of how much it should cost to get to the temples with a tuk tuk driver for the day. Organized tours may also be an option.

Within Siem Reap itself, there are many activities that you can get involved in. There are many restaurants that have performances by Apsara dances so that you can get immersed in Khmer culture. A trip to the Cambodian Cultural Village should also be on the agenda. There are some beautiful pagodas, shrines, and temples around the city center to explore as well.

If you want to relax and take it easy, go for a trip to the Seeing Hands for the Blind Massage. All masseuses are blind and trained to do this for work so that they can be self sufficient, and they offer quite a great experience.

There are many hostels in Siem Reap that are scattered throughout the city center. It is a fairly small city and easy enough and cheap enough to get around in a tuk tuk if you choose an accommodation that is on the outskirts of the town center.

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FAQ about Siem Reap Hostels

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

A hostel in Siem Reap costs on average $7 for a dorm. A hostel in Siem Reap with private rooms costs on average $23.
Hostelz.com shows all 39 Hostels in Siem Reap. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Siem Reap Pub Hostel is the best rated hostel in Siem Reap for female solo travellers.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 39 hostels in Siem Reap, Cambodia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Siem Reap such as
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The Funky Village is the best rated hostel for partying in Siem Reap.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Siem Reap

Your Packing List for Siem Reap

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Siem Reap 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:

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.

Get your full Packing List here

Siem Reap 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 Siem Reap, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
39 Total number of hostels
$7 Average dorm price
$23 Average private room price
$2 Cheapest hostel in Siem Reap
Unity Hostel Siem Reap is the cheapest
30 Party hostels in Siem Reap
The Funky Village is the best rated
Most Siem Reap hostels are located in
Taphul Village, Banteay Chas Village, Watbo Village
6.3 Average rating of all hostels

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Trat (192 Km / 119 mi.)
Buriram (199 Km / 124 mi.)

Travel Tips for Siem Reap - from the Community

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