Top 7 hotels in Phnom Penh for backpackers

Whether you’re planning a long or short trip to the capital Phnom Penh of Cambodia, the accommodation is one of the major that you are concerned about. Take a look at the list of top hotels for backpackers when taking Cambodia Indochina Tours.

The Local – Riverside

Just some steps from the vibrant river banks of Phnom Penh, the Local Riverside Hotel is about 10 minute walk to the Royal Palace, National Museum, the Silver temple and the Central Market. It’s about 30 meters to the main road Sissowath Quay, 1 kilometer from the Independence Statue and 25 minute driving to the International Phnom Penh Airport.

The Local Riverside has a music stage with full equipment. There is also a lounge inside where guests can relax. The staff at the tour desk can help with travel arrangements and airport transfers. Coming here, you can enjoy the Khmer’s specialties and Australian dishes at the restaurant and cocktail at a bar. With the warm colors, modern air-conditioned rooms feature a ceiling fan, local fabrics and private bathroom with glass doors and showers. The room amenities also include tea and coffee maker, a safe and a fridge.

Address: No.8, Street 144 Riverside, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Comfort House

Just 15 minute driving to the International Phnom Penh Airport, Comfort House is built in the traditional Khmer architecture. The hotel provides free wifi in the rooms, 24-hour reception, restaurant and full room services. The air-conditioned rooms are fitted with good amenities, including cable TV and a DVD player. The laundry and tour bookings are available at the reception.

The Comfort House is about 15 minutes drive to the Central Market, National Museum, and the Royal Palace.

Address: 22A, St 112, Sangkat Phsar De Po 3, Khan Toul Kork, Toul Kouk, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Lucky Star 2 Hotel

Located conveniently in the heart of Phnom Penh and about 5-minute walk from City Mall, Lucky Star 2 Hotel provides with the car parking and free wifi. The room amenities include flat screen TV, private room with shower. From Lucky Star 2 Hotel, it’s about 15-minute walk to Orrusey or Olympic Market and 15 minutes driving to Phnom Penh International Airport and The Royal Palace.

RS Guesthouse

Address: No. 38-40, St 336, Sangkat Phsar Deum Kor, Khan Toul Kork, Toul Kouk, Phnom Penh.RS Guesthouse

RS Guesthouse is opposite to the National Museum, about some minute walk from the Royal Palace, 20 minutes driving to the Phnom Penh International Airport and 5 minute driving to the Mekong Express Bus Station. The hotel provides with transfer services, parking, massage services and free Wifi. Guest can book trips in Phnom Penh at the tour desk and use the car rental service to explore the city. Bicycle rental service is also available. Some rooms at RS Guesthouse are equipped with cable TV, air-conditioning, and a work desk. The rooms also have the private bathroom, a seating area and views of the city. The restaurant serves Khmer and Western dishes. Guests can enjoy refreshing drinks and snacks at the bar in which also has a billiard table.

Address: No.33, St. 178 (Near Royal Palace and Riverside), Sangkat Chey Chum Nas, Khan Daun Penh, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh. Cambodia).

Riverside Suites

Located along the Sisowath Quay Riverbank, Riverside Suites is about a 5-minute walk to the Royal Palace and National Museum, 10 minutes driving to Russian Market and S21 Toul Sleng and 20 minute driving from Phnom Penh International Airport.


Modern air-conditioned rooms feature traditional Khmer furnishings and artwork. Suites include a seating area, flat-screen TV with cable channels and a CD/DVD player. The modern bathrooms come with a hairdryer and free toiletries. La Croisette Restaurant serves breakfast and local Khmer dishes. Guests can visit the 24-hour front desk for assistance with services such as massage, laundry or airport shuttle.

Address: Corner Street 144 and Sisowath Quay, River Front, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Laughing Fatman Guesthouse

Address: No.63, Street 172,  Daun Penh, Riverside, Phnom Penh.

Situated right in the Riverside – one of the most crowded areas in Phnom Penh, Laughing Fatman Guesthouse has a convenient location with a just 10-minute walk from Sorya bus stop and other tourist attractions, restaurant, shopping malls and markets in Phnom Penh.

Being a 2-star hotel, Laughing Fatman Guesthouse not only provides spacious, clean and comfortable rooms with city or river views but also offers convenient services such as bicycle rental, breakfast, and restaurants. If you don’t have a high request about the hotel, Laughing Fatman Guesthouse is a great choice.

Base Villa

Address: No.29, Street 222 Samdech Preah Sangkreach Tieng Street, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh.

Base Villa is located in the heart of Daun Penh Town. From here, you can easily get to  Capitol bus station, the Place Club, Ministry of Tourism, Lucky Market and Cambodian cooking class with just 5-10 minute walk.

The room rate is reasonable for those who travel on a low budget. The hotel offers a swimming pool, restaurant, bicycle rental services, playground and modern rooms with nice views.


These are the top places to stay with the reasonable price when traveling to Phnom Penh. Hope that you can choose the best suitable one for your trip. For more information about Indochina tours, you can visit our website. Share this article if it’s useful for you. Have a nice trip!


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