We have 22 places to stay in and around Phnom Penh.
Phnom Penh has dozens of hostels to choose from, scattered right across the city. Dorm beds often go for $5 and under, with private air-con rooms with bathroom floating around the $20 to $30 mark. Guesthouses with quality private rooms for under $20, are very hard to find—at least close to the sights and attractions and you’ll be well served budgeting to spend a bit more money.
The city is no slouch when it comes to midrange accommodation and while there are plenty of converted villas to choose from, not all villas are made equally. While Phnom Penh has a glut of mini-hotels in the four to seven floor range, these can be tremendous value if you don’t mind the generic styling, so don’t be too quick to turn up your nose. The following are a very selective pick and all bar one have a pool. In this price range it really pays to shop around online for the best rate.
If you’ve got the budget and are happy to plonk down for rates in the $50-120 range, Phnom Penh boasts some truly special properties—both for those looking for that French colonial touch, as well as those seeking for a more modern and stylish meditation on the city. Again, shop around online for the best rates.
For families, bear in mind most mid-range hotels will stick an extra bed in a room for around $10, making for an easy way to turn a $30 double room into a $40 family room. The following all appealed to us as places welcoming to children (both from a safety and vibe point of view). Not all have a pool.