Hostels and Hotels in the City
Cambodia’s major cities have a range of hostels and guesthouses to suit every budget. The very cheapest accommodation, short of setting up a hammock under the stars, is a dorm room starting from around $4 per night. At the most basic, this would come with a fan and access to a shared bathroom. A few dollars more would afford a dorm room with air-con. Many hostels offer a choice of mixed or female-only dorms. If on a more generous budget or feeling the need for privacy, a fairly basic private room with en-suite starts at around $15. Most hostels will have their own restaurant/bar, and some are equipped with a pool. Most can also help to book transport and arrange tours to local attractions.
A cute and charming accommodation option for those visiting the beaches, at Sihanoukville or the islands, is a beach side bungalow. Depending on the location and time of year, $10-$20 will secure a basic hut with a fan, mosquito net and access to a shared bathroom. More upmarket bungalows are available, that have air-con and en-suite bathrooms, and are accordingly more expensive. Either way, there’s nothing quite like rolling out of bed in the morning and stepping straight out onto the beach.