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Here Be Dragons

Fun, funky, friendly

Photo of Here Be Dragons, Street 155, Battambang. , Battambang

What we say: 4.5 stars

Fun and funky, in a good location with a pleasant setting, friendly atmosphere and not least an imaginative name, Here Be Dragons is our top backpacker choice in town. The guesthouse has a central though quiet location in an old very art deco riverfront villa on the east bank of the Sangkar, roughly halfway between Hun Sen and Sar Kheng bridges. It’s set in a garden, with a restaurant and bar downstairs and rooms upstairs. The rooms are fairly basic but clean and not too cramped and rates are good for both fan and air-con options. They also have private rooms with hot or cold water.

The restaurant serves a huge menu of well-priced Khmer, Thai and Western dishes and the bar is fun and often lively. It’s under English and Khmer management. They have bus and boat tickets available along with local tour bookings and information. They also have an active social schedule with classic movie screenings, rooftop yoga/pilates, barbecues, a pub quiz and tons more. There’s pretty much no excuse for ever being bored, and if you are, there are plenty of nice chill out areas for you to be so in.

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Street 155, Battambang.  T: (089) 264 895 
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dorm Fan 3 USD 3 USD
Dbl fan private b'room 8 USD 8 USD Cold water
Dorm air-con 5 USD 5 USD
Dbl air-con private b'room 10 USD 10 USD Hot water

Added to Travelfish on: 13th January, 2014
Last visited or updated on: 10th July, 2015

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Nicky Sullivan is an Irish freelance writer (and aspiring photographer). She has lived in England, Ireland, France, Spain and India, but decided that her tribe and heart are in Cambodia, where she has lived since 2007 despite repeated attempts to leave. She dreams of being as tough as Dervla Murphy, but fears there may be a long way to go. She can’t stand whisky for starters. She was a researcher, writer and coordinator for The Angkor Guidebook: Your Essential Companion to the Temples, now one of the best-selling guidebooks to the temples.

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T: (089) 264 895

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