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1. Posted by synclx (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

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hi guys,
my 1st thread here. m going to cambodia in mid of june, and would like to ask for opinion on where to stay. Due to budget problem, i only shortlist 3 of the GH as below : Sidewalk Gh, Jasmine Gh and Gold Temple Gh.

Which is the best of the 3 in terms of location (near to the town center or old market better), facility (bed and linen is the most important, else ok), atmosphere (prefer warm and more interaction with ppl)

also since we are groups of 3, can we book for a twin sharing room ( in any Gh or hotel)? if it is possible, we may consider spend a night in one of the budget hotel.

thanks for reading.

luke

2. Posted by Not Lost (Full Member 132 posts) 10y

Hi Luke,

Was in SR in December last year and I stayed in this place called The Villa Siem Reap. I paid USD15 for a double room which is ensuite and comes with breakfast and air-conditioning.

The room was very spacious and very recently refurbished, so it was very nice for that price.

It's about 5 minutes walk from pub street and the art market. I like the location as it is away from the pub crawlers yet not too far away from the excitement.

3. Posted by synclx (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

thanks not lost,
since we are just student...so will be looking for those around $5 per person. however, we will consider it should we do have excess budget.

4. Posted by scotsman (Respected Member 128 posts) 10y

Hey,

I would recommend you live life on the edge a little and not book anything before you arrive. Cambodia is a country where people will fight over you to take you to a guest house "cheap cheap!" Just find yourself in a touristy area and watch the throngs arrive! Failing that there are heaps of guesthouses around town so get a map and sniff out a bargain...

Good Luck,

P.S. If you get cute little children trying to sell you books then ignore them if you're definitely not interested. It sounds harsh but it's either that or being followed around town with an 8 year old hurling abuse at you. Isn't travelling fun?

5. Posted by Not Lost (Full Member 132 posts) 10y

Quoting scotsman

P.S. If you get cute little children trying to sell you books then ignore them if you're definitely not interested. It sounds harsh but it's either that or being followed around town with an 8 year old hurling abuse at you. Isn't travelling fun?

Tell me about it, there was one night i was having dinner at one of the roadside stalls at pub street and i couldnt finish my food. suddenly a little girl came over and asked if she could have my unfinished food but before i could answer she was already helping herself.

then...2 more kids came. we took pity on them n ordered them some food but next thing we know. 8 others came. there were only that much that we could feed them so we left but a few of the other kids were more insistent and followed up for about 10 mins until we finally gave in and gave them some money.

mean as it may sound, u would have to just ignore them.

6. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 10y

Dont worry, there's a lot of budget guesthouses in SR town. Mine was the Green Town GH and the Royal Hotel which is around USD8 per two persons and I went there during the Khmer New Year where everything rose that high! Your season should be ok and they will charge aroung USD4-5 per person with fan, clean bed, private bathroom and accessible to any tuk-tuk drivers or taximotor there. Mineral water and coconut drinks are just in the neighbourhood!

There's another really cool GH suggested by our TP member - Deadfish GH, also in the same row as the Royal Hotel. USD3-5 per room and the architecture is really inspiring as most of it is made of wood and bamboo! I like it so much and paid it a short visit although i didnt spend my night over there...

Central Market opens as early as 6/7am which offers a lot of cheap souvenirs is just in a very very very short walking distance and it is up to your bargaining skill to get the most out of it! (Don't bargain too much! I had an experience where the souvenir owner had her face blackened after she offered me USD6 for a big Bayon Temple wood carving...guilty guilty...

7. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 10y

Sidewalk GH is the nearest en route to airport and Jasmine Loadge too en route to airport while Golden Temple Villa is in the neighbourhood filled with western bars and restaurants and the central market - Psar Kandal and the Old Market - Psar Tmei.

Jasmine Lodge has another 2 GH - Hello GH and Moon Rise GH in neigbourhood. There is a hotel called Angkor Paradise Hotel and it seems for 'above average' tourists.