3 Best Hostels in Siem Reap, Cambodia
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3 Best Hostels in Siem Reap, Cambodia – Rooftop Pool, Central Location & Good Vibes Only

Backpacking in Siem Reap? Are you ready to discover the absolute best hostels in Siem Reap? You’ve landed on the right page – the only guide you need is right here.

This collection won’t disappoint. Our hand-picked collection includes rooftop swimming pools, fun bars and dorm beds with stairs.

Make sure you read through our best hostels in Cambodia and the best hostels in Koh Rong.

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  1. Onederz Hostel Siem Reap – best for female solo travellers
  2. Lub D Siem Reap – best for sociable solo travellers 
  3. The Twizt Lifestyle Hostel – top pick for couples

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With over 130 hostels to choose from, that can be super overwhelming. We’ve done the hard work and found the absolute coolest hostels for you.

Siem Reap is your gateway to the famous Angkor Wat, an absolute must-see within this part of Southeast Asia.

There is amazing street food to taste, tuk-tuks to ride and awesome hostels to sleep in.

Looking for an excellent Siem Reap pub hostel, aka party hostel? We’ve got you covered.

This guide is perfect for YOU, when …

  • tired of bad and crappy hostels
  • want to avoid the “young party kids”
  • happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience

Make sure you also check out our guide to the best hostel in Phnom Penh.

What we cover in this article?

You can find all 5 Star Hostels here with Hostelgeeks and all guides to “Best Hostels In” here.

Quick Introduction to Siem Reap

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Siem Reap cost 3€ – 7€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 7€ up to 25€ per night. That’s CHEAP! This is a rough average just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

Walk-able City: Siem Reap is relatively small and so getting around is easy. It’s possible to walk to see all of the immediate sights. Otherwise, tuktuks are found everywhere as a cheap alternative to getting around.

New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend reading:

The 3 Best Hostels in Siem Reap

Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Siem Reap.

  1. Onederz Hostel Siem Reap
  2. Lub d Siem Reap
  3. The Twizt Lifestyle Hostel

We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: Lub d Siem Reap
🙎‍♀️ best for Female Solo Traveler: Onederz Hostel Siem Reap
🥳 Party Hostel:Funky Flashpacker Siem Reap
👩‍❤️‍👨 Couple Hostel: The Twizt Lifestyle Hostel
👨‍👩‍👦 Family Hostel: Bokre Angkor Hostel
👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: Lub d Siem Reap
🧘 Cozy Hostel: The Twizt Lifestyle Hostel

1. Onederz Hostel Siem Reap

Ladies and gentleman, we’d like to kick start this guide with the #1 hostel Onederz Hostel Siem Reap.

This pool party hostel is an easy choice if you like the sound of:

  • 2 swimming pools – one on the rooftop!
  • A peaceful yet convenient location
  • Free airport pick-up (before 9pm)
  • On-site restaurant, cafe & bar

These are just a few of the enticing perks that make this hostel stand out from the rest.

In fact, it has won awards for being one of the best large hostels in the world, and is voted most popular hostel in Siem Reap.

We’re not surprised! Top hostel Siem Reap has to offer!

Thanks to the large lounge area and pools, it’s easy to meet people here. There’s even a TV room where you can do nothing together.

Everyone is welcome and this is reflected in the room choices available.

Super cool: there is a ‘sunrise breakfast’ (4am-4:30am) for those heading out to watch the sunrise at Angkor Wat.

Dorms come with 4, 6 and 12-bed options, with an added 6-bed strictly for female solo travellers.

We are big fans of the private rooms. They’re designed much like a hotel room, with a kettle and bottled water as an added extra. Oh and you get your own private bathroom, too.

Feeling sociable? Get your costume ready for a good ole pool party, or wind down at a movie night.

That being said, this is not classed as a party hostel. Instead, it is designed with socializing in mind.

Location: 5-minute walk to Pub Street, Old Market and Angkor Night Market. Pretty perfect if you ask me.

This is one of the best hostels in Siem Reap for

  • Female solo travellers
  • Backpackers
Book Onederz Hostel Siem Reap here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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2. Lub d Siem Reap

Next up is the largest, newest and most modern hostel in the centre of Siem Reap; Lub d Siem Reap!

Honestly, this hostel recommendation ticks many of the same boxes as the first.

It’s social, has a pool (just one though, sorry) and is located close-by to all of the main areas of the city. What more could you need?

Well obviously the design of this hostel is different. Perhaps it’s more your style.

If you like the sound of a Khmer-chic inspired property, look no further!

There are a few added bonuses of choosing this cool hostel:

  • Games area inc. pool table
  • ALL-DAY breakfast in The Pump House Siem Reap
  • Co-working space ideal for bloggers/digital nomads
  • Helpful tour desk

As for the size; it’s still big but not overwhelming.

The rooms come in three choices. There are two 10-bed dorms, one mixed and one female-only. Couples can opt for a deluxe private which comes with a fridge, air-con and smart TV.

Yet we strongly advise you to choose a dorm – the design is epic!

Huge spaces, stairs instead of ladders and plenty of light flooding in. There’s a curtain for privacy and a personal light and socket for added comfiness. Sold.

Location: Once again, within walking distance of Pub Street, Siem Reap river & just 20-minutes from the airport.

This is one of the best hostels in Siem Reap for

  • Couples
  • Solo travellers
Book Lub d Siem Reap here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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3. The Twizt Lifestyle Hostel

One of the best hostels in Siem Reap, the Twizt Lifestyle Hostel can be found in the middle of Temple Town and is highly recommended by us. The Twizt was conceived as a gathering place where visitors may converse with one another and have a sense of belonging; it is a social venue that maintains a casual demeanour.

As soon as you drive up in your tuk-tuk, you’ll notice that the atmosphere is absolutely one of a kind. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time despite the fact that the hostel has been completely updated, since the building’s original colonial exterior has been preserved throughout the renovation.

In addition, there is a breathtaking rooftop pool where guests may swim during the sunset after spending the day seeing the temples. Just looking at the photographs should be enough to convince you that this is one of the greatest hostels that we have in Cambodia.

The Twizt Lifestyle Hostel has female-only and mixed dormitories, as well as private single rooms, luxury double or twin rooms, and deluxe double dorms. The price of a bed in a shared dormitory room starts at $9, while a private single room will run you roughly $20, and premium accommodations may cost up to $45.

Book The Twizt Lifestyle Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld | Hostelz.com

The Twizt - Lifestyle Hostel

Private bedroom at The Twizt - Lifestyle Hostel

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More Siem Reap hostels worth a mention

Still looking for the best location to stay in Siem Reap? We are here to help to show you the perfect choice! There are plenty of Cambodia hostels Siem Reap has to offer.

We do all the leg work for you, so you do not have to go through hours of research.

So, let’s check out and see the best hostels Siem Reap has to offer!

  • One Stop Hostel
  • The Siem Reap Chilled Backpacker
  • 1953 Siem Reap Hostel
  • Bokre Angkor Hostel

It is true that there are hundreds of Siem Reap hotel near pub street but there are also hundreds of hostel Cambodia has to offer and you should try.

One Stop Hostel

One Stop Hostel has a rooftop that is relaxing and a place where you can meet new travellers. Siem Reap backpackers hostel that you could try.

The hostel has a lot of activities to share with you. They have Angkor Wat Sunrise Tour, Grand Circuit + Sunset Tour, Movie Night, Khmer Language lesson and more.

Perks at One Stop Hostel Siem Reap:

  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar

Location: One Stop Siem Reap Hostel is located in the centre of Siem Reap. Angkor Wat is a 20 minute drive from the property, while Old Market is a 5 minute walk away.

Book One Stop Hostel Siem Reap here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

One Stop Hostel Siem Reap

The Siem Reap Chilled Backpacker

The Siem Reap Chilled Backpacker formerly known as Motherhome Guest house is another hostel in Cambodia Siem Reap.

Rooms and facilities are well-maintained. There is a storage under the bed for your bags and luggage. Curtains are also there for privacy.

The staff make the experience extra special because they are so friendly and helpful. Night markets and pub street are very near.

Perks at The Siem Reap Chilled Backpacker Hostel Siem Reap:

  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Good breakfast

Location: The Siem Reap Chilled Backpacker is located on Wat Bo Road in Siem Reap, a 10-minute walk from Old Market and Pub Street. The Siem Reap Chilled Backpacker is 650 m from the Royal Residence and about a 20-minute drive from the Angkor Wat. It is less than 10 minute walk from the Central Market.

Book The Siem Reap Chilled Backpacker here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

The Siem Reap Chilled Backpacker

1953 Siem Reap Hostel

1953 Siem Reap Hostel is a family run hostel and indeed a home away from home. The place is beautiful and guests can hang out at the outdoor pool and the restaurant.

The rooms are really nice and very spacious which is kinda great.

For tours and other activities, just ask the staff about it and they will definitely help you out.

Perks at 1953 Siem Reap Hostel:

  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Bar
  • Breakfast

Location: Hostel is close to several noted attractions, around 600 m from Pub Street, 1.3 km from King’s Road Angkor and 300 m from Angkor Night Market. The nearest airport is Siem Reap – Angkor International, 13 km from 1953 Siem Reap Hostel.

Book 1953 Siem Reap Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com

1953 Siem Reap Hostel

Bokre Angkor Hostel

Bokre Angkor Hostel is one of the hostels in Siem Reap Cambodia that provides home-like hospitality. They make sure that they meet customer satisfaction.

The vibe is refreshing and staff are super friendly. This place is more like a hotel! It’s amazing, free towels, comfy beds, everything is so clean. The food is great although slightly pricier than local restaurants.

Perks at Bokre Angkor Hostel:

  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free parking
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Good breakfast

Location: Bokre Angkor Hostel is situated in the heart of historical town of Siem Reap, just 0.4 km away from the city centre and a 15 minute walk from popular attractions such as Pub Street, Central Market and Old Market. The hostel is a 15 minute drive from Siem Reap Airport and the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Angkor Wat.

Book Bokre Angkor Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Bokre Angkor Hostel


What about cheapest hostels in Siem Reap?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels.

We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.


The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.

However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Siem Reap.

  1. Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Siem Reap
  2. Order the listing by price

Simple as that.

Read: 15 hacks for booking hostels

Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price.

Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.

Best Hostels in Siem Reap for Solo Travellers?

What is seriously the best hostel in Siem Reap for solo-travellers?

Quite honestly, all of the hand-picked fun hostels in Siem Reap are great for solo travellers. They’re social, offer tons of shared spaces and nice sized rooms.

Here’s a quick rundown for you:

If we HAD to choose one, we’d go with Onederz Siem Reap. It has all the makings of a social hostel ideal for solo travellers, but without the forced fun that many party hostels offer. And because it’s not our #1 recommendation for nothing!

Onederz Siem Reap is one of the best hostels in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Party Hostels in Siem Reap

Pool bar, anyone? Hands up if finding the best party hostels in Siem Reap is the only reason you’re here!

Alright, alright. Let’s get on with it then. We actually have 2 awesome party hostels to introduce you to.

Funky Flashpacker

Update: This legendary hostel sadly closed its doors in 2020 due to pressures of the pandemic.

Looking for the largest amount of fun possible? Best you stay in the largest Siem Reap party hostel, then.

Funky Flashpacker Siem Reap has 31 rooms with almost 200 beds!

With that many people plus nightly events and parties throughout the year, you’re bound to have a successful party (or two).

Get set for pool parties, bar crawls and drinking games that will test your beer pong skills.

The sky bar – which serves food and drinks 24/7 – is open for non-paying guests, too. So if you happen to make friends with those in other hostels, you can invite them to the party.

Location: Less than half a kilometre from Pub Street. That’s all you need to know, right?

Funky Flashpacker is one of the best party hostels in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Mad Monkey Siem Reap

You’ll find Mad Monkey hostels all around the world, offering fun party vibes that create lasting memories.

Mad Monkey Siem Reap is no exception! Get ready for:

  • Free shots
  • Table dancing
  • Nightly events
  • Great music
  • Rooftop bar & restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool

Once the party is in full swing, join the crew at Pub Street and dance the night away – it’s just 5-minutes away.

Chat to staff about tours, bus tickets etc, and collapse on your oversized single mattress in your ready-made bed.

Important: You can purchase a so-called Golden Ticket by Mad Monkey. Stay 30, 60 or 90 days in their hostels at a super low rate and one-time payment.  Check more info about Golden Ticket here.

Book Mad Monkey Siem Reap here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Mad Monkey Siem Reap is one of the best party hostels in Siem Reap, Cambodia

How to book?

We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.

Hostelworld is the most popular website when it comes to hostel bookings.

Read: step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Here is the overview:

  1. Onederz Hostel Siem Reap: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  2. Lub d Siem Reap: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  3. The Twizt Lifestyle Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  4. Mad Monkey Siem Reap: Booking.com | Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!

All of Siem Reap best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

Any Discounts?

Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Siem Reap. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.

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All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights

Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Siem Reap hostels on a map.

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.

We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:


Alright, you should have found your accommodation already. Below we list all the frequently asked questions. Have a look.

What are the best hostels in Siem Reap for solo travellers?

- For female solo travellers: Onederz Hostel Siem Reap, because of the female-only dorms
- For sociable solo travellers: Lub d Siem Reap, because of the bar & pool
- For couples: The Twizt Lifestyle Hostel

Are hostels in Siem Reap safe?

Not all hostels in Siem Reap are necessarily safe, especially the one that offers the cheapest price in sketchy areas. It might be an illegal hostel, without proper license to run and safety measures.

So in all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Siem Reap. You can find backpacker hostel with top ratings! Keep a close eye on the overall ratings on booking platforms!

If you are not secure, you can also send us an email and ask us!

What are the best hostels in Siem Reap?

You can find the best Siem Reap hostels in this article!

1. Onederz Hostel Siem Reap – best for female solo travellers
2. Lub d Siem Reap – best for sociable solo travellers
3. The Twizt Lifestyle Hostel – top pick for couples

What is Siem Reap best known for?

Here’s the list of Siem Reap attractions:

- Angkor Wat
- Bayon Temple
- Ta Prohm Kel Temple
- Pub Street Siem Reap
- Angkor Thom
- Phare, The Cambodian Circus
- ANM Khmer Market

How much are hostels in Siem Reap?

According to Hostelworld.com, a hostel in Siem Reap costs $3 per night.

Prices may vary depending on season.

What are the best sites for finding hostels?

Of course, the best site to find hostels is Hostelgeeks.com

We are doing our best to deliver the best hostels to you. Check out the best hostels in the world guides; from Paris to Tokyo.

You can also have a look at Hostelworld.

Flights to Siem Reap?

We enjoy Skyscanner, Omio.com and Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Siem Reap.

Usually, backpackers fly to Bangkok or Ho Chi Minh City and start their trip from there. We would recommend the same to you. It seems like it is much cheaper and easier.

However, if you want to fly to Siem Reap, then check Omio and Kiwi.com

This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Asia and find the cheapest rates for the area.

Here is our review of Kiwi.

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More guides

Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Siem Reap. We have more guides for you in other South East Asia countries.

We did the leg work for you and bring you more hostel guides to destinations:

Also, watch out for our guide about Angkor Wat Hostel. In the meantime, you can find all our new and updates articles for Best Hostels in here.

We also created a huge guide to hostels. Here we cover how to build lifetime friendships in hostels, the perfect packing list and more.

Over to you

Was this useful? Do you have any questions, doubts?

Then please please leave us a comment. This list of awesome Siem Reap hostels should be as informative and useful as possible.

Your question will help me to understand what I have missed to mention.

Therefore, drop us a comment, we are keen to help you!

Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.

We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!

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Cozy Cloud – Permanently Closed

No doubt the hostel name has given you a big clue as to what kind of hostel this is.

Forget a big party place that never stops; Cozy Cloud is, well, cozy! The casual social scene is one for older travellers, no doubt.

First of all, you’ll be welcomed by smiley, multi-lingual and helpful staff – a great way to kick start your Siem Reap experience!

Don’t be surprised if you see lots of cute cats running around, too.

Whilst the dorms are basic, they do come with that all-important privacy curtain. Woo!

You can choose between 4, 6 and 8-beds. Female solo travellers have the added option of a 6-bed dorm and couples can book the king room with private bathroom.

So, what about the spaces? Wind down and enjoy a slice of paradise thanks to the…

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Numerous beanbag loungers
  • Cozy library
  • 24 hour reception

Though breakfast is not included, there is a cozy breakfast and coffee available for a small fee.

Location: from here it’s 7km to Angkor Wat and 12km to the airport. The famous Pub Street is less than 1km away, so walking there is easy.

This is one of the best hostels in Siem Reap for

  • Older travellers, meaning “adults” +35
  • Peace seekers

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