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Here Be Dragons Reviews

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

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328 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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Great place, great people.


This hostel is good for solo travellers. Very basic facilities (dorm room only had fans which meant it was very hot at night, bathrooms and showers were outside and were cold water only). However, given how cheap the rooms are, how friendly and awesome the staff are and everything is very homely, worth staying if you are okay with the above!


Very friendly staff, clean rooms, and good food from the restaurant


Very nice place to spend a few days in Battambang! The staff was very nice and helpful. The food was okay, but there are lots of good places in town, so definitely check out a few restaurants!


Great hostel and friendly helpful staff


the shower had nearly no water pressure.. room A


I want to comment on the "bus" from Battambang to Bangkok (Khoa San Road) sold to me. I was picked up in a Toyota sedan. It's a car meant to seat 5 comfortably. There were 8 of us driving to the border. Crossing the border is no problem. After, a man will escort you to the minivans and take your ticket. When you get to Bangkok, the driver will refuse to take you to Khoa San Road. He'll ask to see your ticket, and offer to take you to the police station instead. He is not calm. Taxi is inevitable


great atmosphere and really nice staff and locals who come to the bar, mainly ex pat aussies and americans. would definetly stay here again.


We reserved a tuk tuk for a day to visit Battambang and the surroundings. Nakhim, tuk tuk driver and bartender at Here Be Dragons was really friendly and organised a great tour for us with lots of explanations. The hostel is well located next to the river with a chilled out atsmophere.


Pretty basic hostel but has everything you need, might have been the time of year but it was a little quiet. The staff are friendly and helpful... Especially dj!!!!


Everything was good. Except for one TukTuk driver (called "DJ"). He promised he would pick us up and then he canceled just a few minutes before cause he possibly did siesta.


Excellent hostel, the staff are helpful, everything is clean and works. Air con in the dorm wasn't great, but apart from that I couldn't recommend this place more if you want to stay in Battambang. A cool place to relax but also to meet a lot of people!


Great hostel! Stayed in the 8 bed dorm with AC. Big comfy beds with locker (unfortunately no socket per bed), relaxing area downstairs or on the rooftop, walking distance from the market or fancy hotels to take a swim, clean bathrooms and incredible friendly staff! Also possibilities to arrange bus/boat rides to a next destination. Oh, and if you want to dance like a crazy person without being judged: dancing in the dark on the rooftop!


Absolutely worth the money, and I totally loved the pub quiz on Wednesday night. :)


I really enjoyed my stay at Here Be Dragons. Being a solo traveller it was a great place to meet other people. The bar was chilled and the beds were also really comfortable. The tuk tuk drivers are great at showing you the highlights of Battambang too.


Great hostel! Atmosphere was friendly and chilled, plenty of space to relax downstairs. The main town was on the other side of the bridge, but the walk isn't far.


Cool hostel to chill out and relax. Comfy king singles in the AC dorm! Movie room up on the roof was so nice to hang out in and the day trips offered by DJ tuk tuk were fun. Food is amazing!


Nice hostel and friendly staff but they messed up my transport to phnom Penh which will have an impact on my plans. I would recommend air-conditioning dorm over the fan private room. Also needs to be better organised on check on and prioritise people who have booked in advance over people who just turn up.

  • 22nd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice and relaxed hostel.


Nice location, good atmosphere

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