The Top Five Things to Look for in a Hostel in Siem Reap

More and more people in the West and Russia are taking vacations to Asia these days. While there are always the usual suspects such as China, South Korea, and Japan dominating the market, and rising stars such as Thailand, one of the most overlooked, yet intriguing, destinations is Cambodia. With a unique culture, absolutely stunning views of nature, and a vibe that’s as fun as it is affordable, a trip to Cambodia might be a great way to see Southeast Asia for less.

One of the ways you can start making your stay more affordable is by searching for hostels. The old image of hostels as questionable places to stay is no more, they have long since been replaced by modern spaces which offer some of the most affordable places to stay in Cambodia.

When you book a room at one of the best hostels in Siem Reap, Cambodia, you’ll be able to take the first step on a journey unlike any other.

  1. It’s All About Location

To begin with, when booking a hostel, or any other room for that matter, you always want to consider the area in which the place is located. You need to make sure that you aren’t going to be spending more money on long bus or train fares as a result of your cost-cutting attempts by accidentally booking somewhere that’s far away from any other stops.

  1. A Room with a View

In addition, you’ll want to stay in an area that actually looks and feels like “Cambodia.” In A Room with a View, Lucy Honeychurch is famously disappointed by the view outside her room in Florence looking like it might as well be London – until she swaps with George, and the story’s romance begins. Whether or not you find romance in Siem Reap, you’ll want to find a hostel that affords its visitors rooms with distinct views of the local landscape.

  1. A View of the River

One such view you’ll want to enjoy for sure is that of the Siem Reap River. It snakes along the northwest portion of the city, and looks incredibly tranquil and beautiful, especially when the sun hits it just right during the day and sunset.

  1. Local Attractions

You’ll also want a room which is located close to some of Siem Reap’s most cherished attractions. From the Angkor Wat with its incredible landscape and Buddhist temples to the lavish Bayon Temple, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King, and the Angkor National Museum, there’s a lot to see here.

Be sure to stay in a hostel that makes it easy for you to see them.

  1. Spacious Interiors

You don’t want to travel all that way to Siem Reap only to then find out that your room leaves you feeling like a sardine packed tight into a can. The best hostels do a good job of balancing people per hostel with comfort to create interiors which look and feel spacious.

Book a great stay at one of Siem Reap’s finest hostels.