Riverside Restaurant and Guesthouse

Riverside Restaurant and Guesthouse

Good meeting point, that’s all

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Riverside Guesthouse has long been the most popular traveller guesthouse in Stung Treng, but is beginning to outlive its usefulness.

Travelfish says:

Its most obvious draw is that it’s a better place to meet other travellers than other guesthouses in town, but aside from that, the rooms are only barely clean, and it’s hard to justify a bucket shower when you can have proper hot water showers a few doors down, for only $1 more.

Despite having an interior room at the hottest time of year, we didn’t find it excessively hot, however the mattress was one of those ones that do tend to radiate heat back at you. The meeting place would be the downstairs cafe and hang-out area, with a couple of tables out front ideal for large Beerlaos under the glaring Stung Treng afternoon sun.

Some travel information is available, though our enquiries turned out to be fruitless, and there is a small selection of guidebooks and Cambodia-focused books available for sale. You can hire bicycles here for $3 a day.

Contact details for Riverside Restaurant and Guesthouse

Address: Riverside, Street 4 (behind the bus station), Stung Treng
T: (012) 257 207;  
Email: kimtysou@gmail.com
Coordinates (for GPS): 105º58'19.04" E, 13º31'53.05" N
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Room rates: Under US$10

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Dbl fan private bathroom
$8 for riverfront
US$6 US$6
Dbl air-con private bathroom
$12 for riverfront
US$10 US$10

Reviewed by

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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