Hostels in Sihanoukville, Cambodia

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

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.

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FAQ about Sihanoukville Hostels

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

A hostel in Sihanoukville costs on average $8 for a dorm. A hostel in Sihanoukville with private rooms costs on average $32. shows all 10 Hostels in Sihanoukville. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
The Cliff Hostel is the best rated hostel in Sihanoukville for female solo travellers. compares prices for 10 hostels in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Sihanoukville such as
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Done Right is the best rated hostel for partying in Sihanoukville.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Sihanoukville

Your Packing List for Sihanoukville

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Sihanoukville 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 Sihanoukville, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
10 Total number of hostels
$8 Average dorm price
$32 Average private room price
$6 Cheapest hostel in Sihanoukville
M'Pay Bay Guesthouse is the cheapest
10 Party hostels in Sihanoukville
Done Right is the best rated
Most Sihanoukville hostels are located in
Otres Beach
6 Average rating of all hostels

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