Sunday, July 13, 2014

Budget Backpacker Accomodation: Where I stayed in Phnom Penh

Where I stayed in Phnom Penh

Arriving in Phnom Penh via air was rather a surprise after seeing some promo from Jetairways while doing my staycation at friend's in Singapore.

It was already on the flight to Phnom Penh when I realized I haven't book, nor looked into, where I'd be staying in Phnom Penh.

Upon arrival, luckily, there was internet in the airport, and so had some means of at least having something to say to the tuktuk drivers.

The cheapest dorm i've seen was me mates place, but was fully booked on my arrival. I was being pointed to some other guesthouses, but were $5 a night.

Then, as I was expecting to meet someone from Holland, I asked if he was ok with sharing a room, as that will make it cheaper. 
I found a room at #10 Lakeside Guesthouse for $5 a night for twin, and booked it in; Effectively, $2.50/person/night.

The room was far ok for the price; low downs are the noise from the bar downstairs, especially for the laid back travellers who prefer a quiet space. Also, the village where it is seems to be known for drug users, so, not a good place to be walking late night. 

On the other hand, there is a very cheap but great tasting restaurant just on the way out to the highway 5. They serve (and really really good black hot) coffee at only 1000riel ($0.25); Their rice meals (recommend the sweet and sour dishes) are at 6000riel ($1.50). Wifi is also available.

Apart from this, just opposite the nearby calmet hospital, there are a lot of other local restaurantts that serve rice meals for 8000riels ($2.00).

This post is part of the #limbonisASIA tripSee link for more stories, detailed expenses and itinerary

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