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Here Be Dragons Reviews

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

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296 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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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.


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.


Everything was great! First There was a free pick up service from the bus stop and the hostel tuk-tuk-driver "dj tuk tuk" is supernice and fun, we had a great tour to thw Tempels with him! The atmosphere was just amazing, especially at the pup quiz, so much fun! Cheers for the great organization and the tough questions! :D At arrival you also get a free drink. Staff was superhelpful and nice. Had an amazing stay at the hostel and met some pretty cool people. Expectations exceeded!


This was a great hostel to meet other travellers, great friendly staff, good food.


I got a throat infection while there, may have had something to do with the tapwater (from the river?) or the smokiness. Smoking is allowed in the common area. Sinks are completely clogged up. Showers are cold. There is no soap. You get a free towel. The taxi-bus to Bangkok is about 10h rather than the advertised 7-8. The staff are great, both Western and Khmer.


The staff r helpful, nice n friendly. I stayed in the air conditioned dorm. The room temperature is nice, but have poor natural lighting, ventilation and acoustic (u can easily woke up everybody by just climbing the bed). Location wise; just like any other accommodation place in Battambang, its located far from the places of attraction. But if u r planning to take the boat to Siem Reap, the pier is just about 5 minutes walking distance from the hostel. Overall its a nice place to stay.


Awesome stay at this comfortable guesthouse. Lovely people, Lovely drinks, Lovely everything.


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.

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