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Really nice stay - the staff are lovely and the events are a great mix, there's films, exercise classes, cocktail nights, bbq etc. dorms are comfy with lockers. Tours easy to book with dj the tuktuk driver and buses can be booked too. Recommended!
I think the hostel is nice, good location and great menu. The khmer staff is very friendly and willing to help, I think the western staff can learn from them. The bathrooms can be cleaner and they need some fixing. The activities they organize are great!
Really friendly and helpful staff. The shower had really weat pressure, but that's not a huge deal.
I stayed in the fan room downstairs, what maybe made me wake up a couple of times, but just because it was really really hot and there it is like a greenhouse (all the heat stay concentrated inside the room), but they had a lot of fans. Not so many power stations though, we had to charge phones and other eletronic devices at the common area. Common area is good, with ping pong table, chairs and hammocks to chill. Just stayed for one night, so don't really know much more about the place.
Nice chilled hostel. Rooms are clean but dorms only have 2 spare plug sockets for the entire room. DJ the tuk tuk driver at the hostel is great at day tours.
Very chill place with a nice bar. Staff is very friendly and they have a good menu of food options.
If you want to meet other travelers then this is the place to be in Battambang. They have events every night and the staff are amazing.
This hostel was average. The fan room was unbearably hot though, this made it difficult to sleep! I really enjoyed the food here, and they have proper tea!
For the money this is a really good hostel. Free beer for checking in, free tuk tuk from the bus. Nice food (little pricey) and nice communal areas. The dorm room that i slept in just had fans, but i slept fine. Would recommend this hostel.
The hostel has different events on every night which was great! We were there for the BBQ, and they also have a rooftop which is nice for watching movies or doing yoga.
Great little place of main town, only 5 min walk. The staff here are and always helpful. A big shout out to dj their tuk tuk driver. Great guy who will show you different places not most tourists see.
They should put AC or mosquito nets in the rooms - you get eaten alive if you keep the door open to stay cool. Otherwise, great hostel with a good bar and good good
Good place, free drink when we showed up with a free tok tok from the bus station. Best: the tok tok driver who picked us up was amazing, hired him for the day and didn't try to rip us off had great advice and places to visit. The bakery cafe next door just open cheep good food and coffee. Worst: they use river water for showers and things like that. Would recommend.
The rooftop is a really nice area and the hostel run great activities to get everyone involved. The night market across the river is fab and very cheap (siem reap prices rather than further south) so the hostel is in a great location for that. I can see why so many people mentioned DJ in their reviews - definitely do your tours with him! He is happy, helpful and informative.
The free welcome beer is nice. The lookers in the room are alright but nothing stable. The bathrooms could be cleaned more often. While I was there the WiFi didnt work. When I asked for help at the reception I was simply told that it wouldnt worked and thats it. It is a nice hostel though and I would go there another time.
Nice little hostel with events on every night good for meeting people. Really nice food too
Really great stay here, the nicest bar in Battambang ever to chill out and meet people; room is quiet, too, I stayed in the fan room, it can be hot there; air con room next time would be a good idea.
I had a great time overall at Here Be Dragons! It's easy to meet people through the events or just by hanging out in the common area. AMAZING food. It's across the river from the main part of town, but a short walk. I stayed in the fan dorm on the ground floor - extremely basic, but OK for the $3 price. One big plus is DJ, the tuk tuk driver who is on staff. He organized a group trip to the bamboo train and bat cave for a fair price, and even showed up unexpectedly for a free bus station pickup.
It's not really special. But it's also because I didn't really like Battambang. It's a cheap place to stay, the atmosphere is good, there are a lot of alternative people. Beds are comfortable. Shower was not really clean and there was no toiletpaper. But it only costs like 3 dollar, so it's fine and worth the money. Food is really good though!
The hostel was nice and fun. A little bit outside the city centre, but easy to walk to, it had a relaxed feeling. Getting to know people was easy, food was good too! Only the next time I would choose a room with air-con!