Budget backpacker option
Chicken Farm Road, Koh Kong T: (015) 533 223
Something of a hippy hangout, Paddy’s Bamboo Guesthouse is a popular choice with backpackers looking for a good place to meet other travellers or catch up on a game of pool.
Rooms are clean but not particularly nice -- they seem to have some water damage and the bathrooms are a bit grotty. The wooden upstairs rooms look like they might be the better option, despite the fact that you have to share the bathroom. The sheets are clean and it's inexpensive, though, and the friendly staff go a long way in making up for any deficiencies in the rooms. They also offer bicycle rentals for $1 per day and have an affordable laundry service. The restaurant serves a range of Khmer and Western food, and there is a small souvenir and book shop for any last minute acquisitions you might need to make. They offer a wide range of tours, though we weren’t able to assess their quality. Their island tour, at $13, seems to be the cheapest available in town — though we’re not so sure cheap should be your primary criterion when heading out to sea.
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Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: US$6, high season US$6. Notes:
Room: Sgl fan private bathroom, low season: US$6, high season US$6. Notes:
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is a developing hub for ecotourism in Cambodia and offers a range of activities from river trips and trekking through to island hopping or just lazing away in a shack eating freshly caught crabs.