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Here Be Dragons

Top backpacker option in Battambang

Photo of Here Be Dragons, Street 155, Battambang (riverside road east, by Wat Sangker). , Battambang

What we say: 4 stars

A good location, pleasant setting, friendly atmosphere and not least an imaginative name makes Here Be Dragons our top backpacker choice in town. The guesthouse has a central though quiet location in an old 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. They only set up recently so it's still something of a work in progress with plans to add new rooms, but at present you have a choice between a dorm bed or fan rooms with either cold or hot showers, both with ensuites. Rooms are fairly basic but clean and not too cramped and rates are good. The restaurant serves simple Khmer, Thai and Western dishes and the bar is fun and often lively. It's under English and Khmer management. Bus and boat tickets are available along with local tour bookings and information.

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Contact details:

Street 155, Battambang (riverside road east, by Wat Sangker).  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 $10 with a balcony

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

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Based in Chiang Mai, Mark Ord has been travelling Southeast Asia for over two decades and first crossed paths with Travelfish on Ko Lipe in the early 1990s.
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