Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia and most travelers pass through here on their way in or out of the country. Phnom Penh may not have to lure of Angkor Wat but it is a city full of life and culture and a place not to be skipped on your Cambodian Itinerary. Don’t worry I’ve got you covered with my recommendations of the best places to stay in Phnom Penh. Let’s get to it.
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Where to Stay in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh
PRICE – Rooms start at 15 a night
If you are on a budget, traveling solo, or meeting people is a priority then the Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh is an excellent choice to hang your hat for a few days. The common area is spacious and of course there is a “party” pool complete with games and bean bag chairs to lounge on. The restaurant on site serves up delicious grindz. The fun pool and amazing staff make this hostel a top favorite when visiting Cambodia.
Feliz Hostel Cafe & Bar
PRICE – Beds start at $9
The Feliz Hostel Cafe & Bar is a modern boutique style hostel that is clean, comfortable, and quiet. If you are on a budget but don’t want to sacrifice cleanliness or safety this hostel is a great housing option. Even “splurging” a double room costs $20 so you can’t go wrong. The location couldn’t be better to great restaurants and historic sites.
Saravoan Royal Palace
PRICE – Rooms start at $28 a night
Located in the Daun Penh district, Saravoan Royal Palace offers accommodations in the heart of the city. If you enjoy staying at places that give you access to walk to everything then you’ve found your spot. The Saravoan Royal Palace is walking distance to many restaurants, bars, supermarkets and top sights including the National Museum, Wat Ounalom and the Royal Palace. The rooms are spacious and its quiet ensuring you a peaceful nights sleep.
PATIO Hotel & Urban Resort
MID RANGE $$
PRICE – Rooms start at $45 a night
The PATIO Hotel & Urban Resort is centrally located but tucked away from the busy street. The rooftop pool area is always the highlight of someone’s stay as it offers sweeping views of the chaotic city. The restaurant on site offers Western and Asian dishes. This best bang for your buck.
MID RANGE $$
PRICE – Rooms start at $51 a night
Where to stay in Phnom Penh? Treat yourself to The 252. This charming, laid back hotel will give you everything you need. A beautiful pool, bar, restaurant and spacious comfortable rooms. The happy staff make this hotel a fan favorite.
Penh House & Jungle Addition
MID RANGE $$
PRICE – Rooms start at $60 a night
Is having the perfect pool on your holiday a MUST HAVE?! Well look no further, the Penh House & Jungle Addition has not 1 but 2 pools. Did I mention that one of the pools is located on the rooftop? Yes if you enjoy panoramic views from a rooftop pool with a cocktail in hand you’ll love your stay here. Located a couple blocks from the Royal Palace and the National Museum, you won’t be disappointed with the location of your stay.
PRICE – Rooms start at $74 a night
Two words…ADULTS ONLY. You’ll love the location of the PAVILION in the center of the city. The resort features two lovely outdoor pools surrounded by lush landscaped gardens. The bar restaurant next to the pool serves delicious local Khmer and Western dishes. The fitness center and spa will complete your stay. This might be your favorite stay of your Cambodian vacation.
iRoHa Garden Hotel & Resort
PRICE – Rooms start at $82 a night
This beautiful resort is clean, comfortable and inviting. A true gem tucked inside the busy part of Phnom Penh. The iRoHa Garden Hotel & Resort offers an outdoor pool, spa and made to order breakfast every morning. Each room has its own theme. Splurge for a room with a balcony over looking the pool, you won’t be disappointed. As with most hotels on I have listed, great location. Every main attraction is within a 10-20 minute tuk tuk ride and there are plenty of restaurants and shops nearby.
The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa
PRICE – Rooms start at $88 a night
If you enjoy a central location and luxury opt for the Plantation Urban Resort and Spa which is located directly behind the Royal Palace. The resort has 2 beautiful outdoor pools that were made for the gram. The pools are tucked in a beautiful garden which is an oasis in the middle of a hectic city. The on site restaurant by the pool is delightful and you must utilize their decadent spa.