Siem Reap is Cambodia’s most visited city, due to its proximity to Angkor Wat. Of course, many travelers who visit Siem Reap are budget travelers on the ‘Banana Pancake’ trail, so budget hotels are the places they stay. Luckily, Siem Reap has many excellent budget hotels, offering clean and comfortable accommodation, good facilities and, close to Angkor Wat, are great places to stay. These three Siem Reap budget hotels though really are some of the best. Any budget traveler will love them.
Lotus Lodge – A lovely budget hotel, on the outskirts of Siem Reap but with a great view of Angkor Wat from its water tower, Lotus Lodge is a wonderful place to relax after a day exploring Siem Reap itself or Angkor Wat.
Lotus Lodge’s guest rooms all have en suite bath, TV, free in-room Wi-Fi and either a fan or air conditioning, depending on your preference. Rooms are exceptionally clean and, as the hotel is family run, the staff is wonderful helping with any requests you might have. Breakfast is also included in the room rate.
The hotel has a swimming pool, a massage service, free internet in the lobby where you’ll find a couple of computers you can use, and a complimentary book exchange. If you’d like to explore Siem Reap by bicycle, Lotus Lodge even has free bikes you can use. Just ask at the reception desk. They also have a free shuttle bus, which will take you into town.
Don’t miss eating at the hotel’s restaurant either. With a good selection of Khmer, Chinese and Western dishes, breakfast, lunch or dinner here is a good choice. They even have a good wine and beer selection and make a kick ass latte or cappuccino.
Room rates at the Lotus Lodge begin at only $25 a night for a room with fan, or $30 for an air conditioned room. An excellent budget hotel offering a great deal for a cheap price. It also gets rave reviews from many of its former guests.
Lotus Lodge is at Boeng Dounpha | Slar Kram Commune, Siem Reap 12207, Cambodia.
Angkor Discover Inn – Just a couple of minutes walk from the center of town, the Angkor Discover Inn is a comfortable Siem Reap budget hotel, known for its clean accommodation and good facilities.
At Angkor Discover Inn, every room features hand-crafted wooden furniture, private balconies or patios, fan or air conditioning, a mini bar and cable TV. Each room also has a private bathroom with a shower. Breakfast is also included in the room rate.
The hotel itself is in pretty grounds, surrounded by gardens and has a lovely open-air restaurant where you can enjoy Cambodian and International cuisine. They also have a Bistro Bar, where you can play pool or just relax on the patio, and a Salon that serves afternoon tea every day.
Angkor Discover Inn’s room rates begin at $25 a night, and even include a one-way complimentary airport pick up.
You’ll find Angkor Discovery Inn at # 0126, Phum Slorkrame, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Palm Garden Lodge Siem Reap – Close to the downtown market area and to pubs, restaurants and cafes, Palm Garden Lodge in Siem Riep is a highly-rated budget hotel.
The hotel guest rooms are very pretty, decorated in a Khmer style, and all feature private bathroom, mini bar, cable TV, alarm clock, slippers and 24 hour room service. Most rooms have air conditioning, but if you’d rather have just a fan, they’re available too at a ridiculously cheap price.
The Palm Garden Lodge has a lovely restaurant, surrounded by a pretty garden, serving a large selection of Cambodian and International dishes. Try the burgers, they’re excellent.
There are bicycles you can use, complimentary tea and coffee all day, free pick up and free breakfast. Plus, if you like fish massages (where you put your feet in a tank and the fish nibble the dead skin) you can even get a free one of these every day. Staff can also help you book a tour to Angkor Wat.
The Palm Garden Lodge is a superb budget hotel, with fan rooms beginning at only $7 a night (i told you they were ridiculously cheap) and standard air conditioned rooms beginning at $12.
The Palm Garden Lodge is at Kom Svandang kum, Svaydan kum, Siemreap, 855 Cambodia.
Angkor Discovery Inn
Palm Garden Lodge