5 Hostels in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap must be on your bucket list if you're interested to visit the majestic Angkor Wat. But Siem Reap is not just all about the Angkor Wat. I have pointed out in another article that Siem Reap is not just visiting the Angkor Wat, although it is the highlight of one's trip. You can also visit other temples inside the Angkor Complex, and also outside of it. There is a market place, massage parlors, second hand bookstores, restaurants that are run and managed by culinary students and so much more. There is also one thing to remember about Siem Reap's hostel scene - everyone is just friendly. People come here to meet and greet other travelers as well, not just to see the sights and sounds of Siem Reap. If you're looking for the best hostels to meet friends and have a great time, then you're in the right place.

1. Mad Monkey

The Mad Monkey, Foursquare.com

The Mad Monkey, Foursquare.com

The Mad Monkey, Foursquare.com

The Mad Monkey, Foursquare.com

With a slogan saying, "Wat Stress, Wat Worries!" you already know you're in the right place. They have parties every night and their staff are awesome. They have a roof deck which they turned into a "beach" bar and a grand prix of who can drink the most on their board. They have a pool and a pool bar and they can offer tours and a really great and friendly atmosphere.

Name:
The Mad Monkey
Address:
Siem Reap, Cambodia
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

2. Funky Flashpacker

Funky Flashpacker, Foursquare.com

Funky Flashpacker, Foursquare.com

Just like their name says, Funky Flashpacker has all that funk and flash for you. They have an LED pool and a pool bar, a rooftop sky bar, cinema, and so much more! If you're looking for a great way to enjoy Siem Reap's sunshine and relax, this is where you can chill. And meet other travelers, of course.

Name:
Funky Flashpacker
Address:
319 Funky Lane, Siem Reap, Cambodia
HP:
Foursquare.com

3. Rosy Guesthouse

Rosy Guest House, Foursquare.com

Rosy Guest House, Foursquare.com

You will like staying in Rosy's because of the helpfulness and friendliness of the staff. Not to mention quiz nights and great food and drinks. The owners and the staff will help you organize your tour around the city, and if you're a solo traveler, they will even pair you up with another guest so you can share tuktuk expenses and all that.

Name:
Rosy Guest House
Address:
Cambodia
HP:
Foursquare.com

4. Siem Reap Hostel

Siem Reap Hostel, Foursquare.com

Siem Reap Hostel, Foursquare.com

Another great party place is The Siem Reap Hostel. There is a pool and a restaurant-bar in the same floor. Although the pool is open air, there is a part that is shaded so you won't be totally burned during the summer months of April and May.

Name:
Siem Reap Hostel
Address:
Cambodia
HP:
Foursquare.com

5. Hostelling International

Hostelling International Siem Reap, Foursquare.com

Hostelling International Siem Reap, Foursquare.com

With a library book exchange corner, billiards, a balcony with cozy chairs for hanging out or for planning your next destination, Hostelling is a great place right smack in the middle of Wat Dam Nak. The hostel is very close to Pub Street and the Old Market.

Name:
Hostelling International Siem Reap
Address:
Cambodia
HP:
Foursquare.com

Conclusion

Whether you're after the sights in Siem Reap or to meet more travelers like you, it's good to know that you've a great place to come home to. And these hostels can be one of them.

Author

Geninna
5 things I can't live without: coffee, books, my iPod, wifi, and my husband :D Born and raised in Manila, Philippines but I've lived in Qatar, Indonesia, and the UAE. I am currently living in Romania, and I have been on vacations to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam :) And does a stop over in Bahrain and Germany count?