We love this hostel! It gets our thumbs up for consistently high customer ratings and excellent quality scores.
When do you want to stay in Battambang?
Enter dates to check availability
- Search for availability & prices
- 07 Jun 2020, 3 nights
- 2 Guests
- Change Search
Best Price Guarantee
If you find a booking cheaper on any other website, we'll refund you the difference.
Hostels you'll love
12 Million reviews from our community of travelers.
Your booking is guaranteed and we don't charge any booking fees.
A sociable, friendly guesthouse with a relaxing garden and lively bar.... More...
Lucky hostel features brand new beds, mattresses and pillows. We also provide towels and the rooms feature large balconies, en-suite bathrooms, Wi-Fi access and city views.... More...
Pomme is a purpose built hostel designed to provide security, comfort and a relaxed atmosphere perfect for meeting other travelers.... More...
THE PLACE offers a comfortable and social experience designed to make you feel right at home! Our rooftop is a green oasis and a great place to drink with new friends from around the world! Enjoy!... More...
Blue Diamond Guest House has a full service restaurant on site for your eating pleasure we have food from around.... More...
There are bar with pool table games, restaurant serving Western, Khmer food (Vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian) in the guesthouse.... More...
Seng Hout Hotel is located in the heart of Battambang city. Seng Hout Hotel is in a safe, quiet area close to Psar Nat Market and cafe area.... More...
With a thriving art scene, welcoming local cafés and offbeat attractions, Battambang is more than worth a detour on your trip around Cambodia. This laid-back city lures travellers with quirky activities like visiting a performing arts school or going on a train made from bamboo. Set on the Sangkae River and packed with colonial buildings and independent galleries, Battambang has a healthy dose of charm as well.
Battambang hostels are social spaces designed to help you meet other travellers. Pick a place with a rooftop bar where you can chat over Khmer coffee, or one with relaxed floor seating and bohemian vibes in its common room. You'll also find hostels that have indoor or outdoor pool areas that double as sun traps, while others have tropical grounds and a roof terrace where you can unwind with yoga or a film. For a local experience, go for a Battambang hostel in a cosy homestay hosted by friendly Cambodians.
The centre of Battambang is the main neighbourhood to explore, especially for food that ranges from humble street stalls to fancy French fare at non-profits reinvesting in the community. For architecture, the most eye-catching buildings line the banks of the Sangkae River, including the vibrant yellow Art Deco Psar Nat market hall. Head outside the city for a look at rural life at Pheam Ek village, where you can see locals crafting rice paper discs (for wrapping around fresh spring rolls) by hand.
For a small city, Battambang is full of unexpected things to do, like visiting wineries, kayaking down the Sangkae River or taking in a performance of an NGO-run circus that teaches disadvantaged young people new skills. But perhaps the strangest sight happens every evening, about 12km from the city: as night falls, a long stream of bats spill out of a cave's entrance for up to half an hour. You can watch the phenomenon from plastic stools set up by locals below the cave mouth.
Buses from Siem Reap take 3 hours to reach Battambang, while Phnom Penh is 5 hours away. Outside dry season, you can take a boat from Siem Reap (a 7-hour trip) via the Bak Preah floating village as the most scenic way to get to the city. After you arrive, renting a motorbike – or hailing a ride on one – is the most convenient way to travel around. You can also catch a boat to cross the river from outside the market.