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East Bank, Sangker River, Near Wat Sangker, Battambang, Cambodia

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86%

Rating
268 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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89%

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.


94%

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.


94%

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.


97%

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


89%

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.


89%

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.


71%

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.


86%

Nice little hostel with events on every night good for meeting people. Really nice food too


97%

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.


91%

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.


80%

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!


91%

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!


86%

Great atmosphere and helpful staff. Amazing value for a double room with balcony, but the beds were incredibly hard.


100%

Great place, the service is perfect for such a low budget backpacker !


83%

I only stayed one night and if I return to the area I will stay here again the staff are great!


80%

Great little place, with nice garden, good bar,very nice cooked breakfast available for reasonable price. staff, nice, helpful and informative and honest. Happy hours, pub quiz etc. Great relaxed atmosphere. Good location. Near street stalls and 10 minutes walk to main market. Really needs lockers though.


77%

Nice place with good laid back atmosphere and helpful staff. Rooms don't have air-con though, and in the room I was in the fans were fixed to the wall and none of them was directed at my bed, which made for a very hot night. Only 2 power plugs for 6 beds. The outside showers and toilets are very rudimentary. No hot water, but that is not a problem given the extreme Battambang heat.


89%

I really enjoyed my stay here. The manager/owner was incredibly helpful and was great to talk to. The food was also really good and you get a free beer when you check in. The rooms were pretty basic, but clean nonetheless. Battambang is a sleepy city compared to other places in Cambodia, but my stay here made it worth visiting.


97%

Great Vibe, great place to socialize with travellers and ex-pats. They have a good thing going with a great Tuk-Tuk driver that is equally commited to making sure you have a great time while in Battambang (DJ-You Rock!). This has been the best place I've stayed as far as a Hostel enhancing the visit.


86%

The atmosphere is what makes this place. Helpful, welcoming staff, good people. Lots of space to hang out and a nice rooftop area. Dorm beds are big and everything's clean, but no lockers and no hot showers. Also, they lock the building really well at night, but it means you're locked in if you want to get out before 6:30am (to go for a run, for example) and you have to ring a bell to wake up a staff member, who inevitability is kind of annoyed to be pulled from sleep.


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