Photo: Early morning on the waters by Chau Doc.

Accommodation



Chau Doc

While there is accommodation out near and atop Sam Mountain, the bulk of guesthouses and hotels are in Chau Doc proper and unless you have a Sam Mountain obsession, town is the better area to stay.


86 Bach Dang St, Chau Doc
Under US$10
Trung Nguyen Hotel
Backpacker - Under US$10
86 Bach Dang St, Chau Doc
T: (076) 866 158

Better than clean, the new Trung Nguyen Hotel is a sparkling addition to Chau Doc, with friendly staff that liven up an otherwise soulless lobby that doubles as a Western Union office. The rooms have good views of the market and the balconies are ideal for people watching. The rooms, while a little on the small side, are tastefully presented with faux-Ikea furniture and Vietnamese art on the... Read our full review of Trung Nguyen Hotel.

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6 Phan Van Vang St, Chau Doc
Under US$10
Guesthouse Number 6
Backpacker - Under US$10
6 Phan Van Vang St, Chau Doc
T: (076) 867 622

This newest addition to Chau Doc's accommodation offerings has been painted an incredibly bright blue throughout: floors, walls and ceilings have all been daubed. Watch your head as you climb the narrow and tight staircase that winds up through Number 6's many floors. The rooms are standard fare, with fan and air-con rooms the same with an additional charge if you decide to flick the switch on... Read our full review of Guesthouse Number 6.

18 Tran Hung Dao St, Chau Doc
Under US$10
Thuan Loi Hotel
Backpacker - Under US$10
18 Tran Hung Dao St, Chau Doc
T: (076) 866 134

If you're arriving on the speedboat from Phnom Penh, chances are you'll be dropped at the waterfront restaurant of this hotel. Being the only riverfront hotel in town aside from the Victoria, if you want to watch the river scene from your room on a budget, this is your only real option. The air-con rooms are medium-sized with clean, hot-water bathrooms, but the fan rooms are rather stuffy, run... Read our full review of Thuan Loi Hotel.

10 Nguyen Van Thoai St, Chau Doc
Under US$10
Hang Chau 2 Hotel
Backpacker - Under US$10
10 Nguyen Van Thoai St, Chau Doc
T: (076) 865 140

This popular traveller guesthouse has affordable rooms, but newer options are now in town. The room we were shown was stale and stuffy, though the ashtray with six million butts in it may have contributed to the atmosphere. The mattresses are super-soft and the warm-water bathrooms aged but fairly clean. Downstairs is a popular spot for breakfast for travellers who prefer western meals, and there... Read our full review of Hang Chau 2 Hotel.

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