This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you 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 Sihanoukville.
Sihanoukville is situated on the south coast of Cambodia on the Gulf of Thailand and is a beautiful, young, and happening beachside town with quite a few good hostels. It was named after Norodom Sihanouk, a past and beloved king of the Cambodian Empire, who was also responsible for promoting the independence of Cambodia from French rule. Bars line the beach and they have deck chairs that you can hire during the day where you can sit and relax; during the evening, the sand becomes a dance floor and you can party outside on the beach. During the day, people will also move their stalls along the beach and offer to sell you jewelry, manicures, pedicures, and food.
You can take boat tours out to the islands off of the coast of Sihanoukville and these are generally full day tours. The islands are beautiful to visit and there is an abundance of snorkeling and other water activities to do around the area. Also just out of Sihanoukville is the Ream National Park, which is also a beautiful place to visit if you are into mangrove forests, tropical rainforests, and native wildlife to the area.
Sihanoukville hostels and other accommodations are scattered around the different beaches -- most of the hostels are in the regions of Otres Beach, Serendipity Beach, or up Ekareach Road. All of them are generally a very short walk to the beach and other amenities. Foods for varying tastes are abundant throughout the town, so finding food for your liking close to your accommodation should also be easy.
Written by local enthusiast for Sihanoukville hostelsGlobetrotter