Located near the banks of the Mekong River lies the busy capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Once known as the “Pearl of Asia”, Phnom Penh was considered one of the most beautiful cities built by the French before war engulfed the country. Nowadays, people head to Phnom Penh to understand more of Cambodia’s historic yet tragic dark past. Despite it’s many depressing tourist attractions, the city is bustling with life and optimism. To help narrow down your options on where to stay while in Phnom Penh, here are a few of our top picks for the best places to stay.

Best Budget Places to Stay in Phnom Penh

Billabong Hostel

Aura Thematic Hostel

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms | Double Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: 200 m from Royal Palace Phnom Penh

Price Range: $5 a night

This budget hostel looks far from a budget place as the entire place is very stylish and modern. Although the rooms aren’t that spacious, everything else is great value for money. The rooftop area is a nice place to chill out and relax while becoming a great place to meet people in the evenings. The hostel is close to a lot of the tourist destinations and is very conveniently located. (Prices start at $5 for a dorm room bed)

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com | Hostel World 

Sla Boutique Hostel

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms | Family Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: 700 m from Royal Palace Phnom Penh

Price Range: $8 a night

This modern hostel is beautifully decorated and offers a refreshing break from many worn down hostels in Phnom Penh. The dorm rooms are spacious enough, clean, and bright. While the common areas and kitchen provide a great area for people to socialize and talk. Apart from having private rooms, they also have double beds available in dormitories for those traveling as a couple. (Prices start at $8 a night for a dorm bed)

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To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com | Hostel World 

Billabong Hostel

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms | Private Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: 1 km from Riverfront Park

Price Range: $10 a night

This hotel/ hostel is great value for those who are willing to spend a little bit more than the usual $3 dorm beds. The place is always kept clean and well maintained. The main highlight of this place though is the outdoor pool which is nice to go to after a day of walking around in the hot sun. The dorm beds are comfortable with soft enough beds which is always a big plus for us. (Prices start at $10 a night for a dorm bed)

To see prices and read reviews, check:  Hostel World 

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Best Mid-Range Places to Stay in Phnom Penh

Aquarius Hotel & Urban Resort

Prantara Heritage

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Triple Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: 300 m from Royal Palace Phnom Penh

Price Range: $16 a night

If you want a relaxing stay in Phnom Penh without being too far away from all the tourist attractions, The Prantara Heritage is worth checking out. Conveniently located near the Royal Palace, Night Market, and Central Market, this hotel is an ideal place to stay. The rooms are clean, bright, and cheerful while the staff are pleasant and polite. (Prices are $16 a night for two people)

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com | Agoda

Aquarius Hotel & Urban Resort

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Twin |Suite

Wifi: Yes

Near: 700 m from the Tonle Sap River

Price Range: $57 a night

If you’re looking to treat yourself a little bit and splurge on a nice place to stay, the Aquarius Hotel is a great choice. The rooms are beautifully decorated rooms and are masculine and stylish at the same time. The best thing about this place is the infinity pool on top. The sun loungers are perfectly situated allowing you a dreamy view of the city below you. Definitely worth checking out! (Prices start at $57 for two people)

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com  | Agoda

VMansion Boutique Hotel

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Twin |Suite

Wifi: Yes

Near: 700 m from the Tonle Sap River

Price Range: $50 a night

If you’re looking for a place with personalized service, this is the spot for you. The staff at this lovely boutique hotel go above and beyond to help you out. Whether it’s helping you choose tours or recommending places to eat, they are great. Although the outdoor pool is quite small, the rooms definitely make up for it. They are spacious, bright, and well decorated! (Prices start at $50 with breakfast for two people)

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com  | Agoda

TEAV Boutique Hotel

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Twin | Suite

Wifi: Yes

Near: 5 minutes from the Royal Palace and Night Market

Price Range: $65 a night

We love boutique hotels because we feel that they give a lot of personality and character compared to large hotel chains. The TEAV Boutique Hotel in Phnom Penh does just that. With rooms that are trendy, comfortable, and stylish, this place is a great option for those that want to splurge once in a while. The hotel has a small outdoor pool where you can unwind and relax after a long day of sightseeing. (Prices start at $65 for two people)

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com  | Agoda

Best Luxurious Places to Stay in Phnom Penh

The Plantation Urban Resort & Spa

Arunreas Hotel

Quick Info
Room Type: King | Suites

Wifi: Yes

Near: 5-minute walk from the Royal Palace

Price Range: $120 a night

The minute you step in this hotel, you will immediately feel the warmth and hospitality of the staff. They are exceptional! The rooms are equipped with coffee machines, high-end toiletries, and other small well thought of items. The breakfast buffet is incredible, providing you with a wide variety of choices. The beds are ultra comfortable and soft, making it hard to actually even leave the room! (Prices start at $120 a night for two people with breakfast)

To see prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com Agoda

The Plantation Urban Resort & Spa

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Twin |Pool View Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: directly behind the Royal Palace

Price Range: $98 a night

If you’re looking for the ultimate getaway while in the urban sprawl of Phnom Penh, the Plantation Urban Resort & Spa is all that and more. With rooms that are beautifully decorated, this place is a great place to stay for those looking for an escape. The place itself is nestled in a resort compound with two outdoor pools and a fitness center. Some rooms even have their own private outdoor jacuzzi! They also have great family rooms for those traveling with kids. (Prices start at $98 a night for two people with breakfast)

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com  | Agoda

La Maison D’ Ambre

Quick Info
Room Type: One | Two Bedroom Apartments

Wifi: Yes

Near: 2 minutes’ walk from Wat Phnom and the Tonle Mekong River

Price Range: $100 a night

This hotel has 10 different luxury suites that are all decorated and designed differently. You can choose between the type of decor and with rooms varying in shapes and size. They have gorgeous 2 bedroom and 1 bedroom suites which are ideal for those that want something out of the ordinary. The rooms are very spacious with well-equipped kitchens for those that want to utilize one. Prices start at $100 for two people)

To see prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com  | Agoda

Hopefully, this list has helped you find a great place to stay in Phnom Penh given the wide variety and options. This list was compiled based on our personal experiences along with that of friends.

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