Photo: Out on the river near Stung Treng.


Stung Treng

With most travellers now trucking straight through, the accommodation scene in Stung Treng is uninspired.

Gold River Hotel
Flashpacker - US$10 to 35
T: (012) 980 678

At the right time of the day, with a suitable blazing sun, the river would almost look to be made of gold from the riverview rooms at this, Stung Treng's fanciest riverside hotel. Rooms are modern and well fitted out with TV, hot water bathrooms -- with bathtubs -- and WiFi throughout. There's nothing to get excitied about -- and the receptionist certainly wasn't excited about showing us a room... Read our full review of Gold River Hotel.

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Riverside Restaurant and Guesthouse
Backpacker - Under US$10
Diagonally opposite the boat stop, Stung Treng
T: (012) 257 207

Set up by the enterprising Mr T (who has now moved to Banlung) this has long been the most popular traveller guesthouse in Stung Treng. It's no great shakes, but the rooms are clean and the riverfront option does have a river view. All have attached cold-water shower (ours had terrible water pressure) and soft beds with plain bedding. Free WiFi works reasonably. Downstairs is a cafe cum hang-out... Read our full review of Riverside Restaurant and Guesthouse.

Stung Treng Guesthouse
Backpacker - Under US$10
West of the market
T: T: (092) 999 566

Wondering what they're doing with all those missing trees? Check out the foyer meets family shrine on the ground floor of this chunk of a hotel overlooking Stung Treng's central market. The rooms come in three main flavours -- standard with window, standard without window and a variety of VIP options. The standards, as much as we were able to figure out, are all on the top (third) floor and are... Read our full review of Stung Treng Guesthouse.

Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Stung Treng? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Cambodia.

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