Best Party Hostels at Angkor & Siem Reap
Siem Reap is a popular destination on the well beaten Southeast Asian backpacker trail. Its popularity means that there is no shortage of amenities and activities for tourists, and the town's nightlife will not disappoint. Although most visitors come to the area to explore the famous Angkor Archaeological Park, the town itself has become its own type of destination. There are a wide variety of bars, restaurants, and cocktail lounges where visitors can hang out until the late hours of the night. For backpackers and budget travelers, Pub Street, in downtown Siem Reap is the place to go for cheap beers and happy hours. Sok San Road is also a popular destination. It's just across from Pub Street and it's lined with a large number of bars and restaurants.
If you want to take advantage of the town's nightlife and also want a cheap place to stay, you'll find a wide variety of guesthouses, hostels, and budget hotels near Pub Street. This is a popular area for backpackers and young travelers and it's relatively easy to find a place to stay once you arrive, particularly if you're visiting in the low season. Prices are often negotiable, so if you're willing to be flexible, you can sometimes find a great deal. Like elsewhere in Southeast Asia, there are always new places opening and older places closing. It's a good idea to talk to other travelers on the road before you arrive. Often times guidebook recommendations become quickly dated so recent visitors usually offer the best references and recommendations. Also, once a hostel finds itself in a popular guidebook like Lonely Planet, they often raise their prices and let their quality slip.
The two hostels below are among the most popular party hostels in Siem Reap. If you're in the area to party, then these places are where it's at. They both have a strong reputation and fill up quickly, so advanced reservations are recommended.
How much do hostels in Siem Reap cost?
|Average Dorm Price
$5 ($2 to $11)
|Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel)
$29 ($3 to $179)
Dorm Bed: $5.00
The Mad Monkey Hostel is one of the best party hostels in Siem Reap. It's located conveniently close to the temples of Angkor Wat and it's a large facility that sleeps more than 100 people. There is no shortage of entertainment here, and many guests enjoy hanging out on the rooftop "beach" bar. It's the perfect place to meet other backpackers who also enjoy the bar scene. The bar is open until late in the night and it has comfortable seating and hammocks available. The hostel hosts nightly events and parties. There are often free shots, fun music, and a good crowd. If you want to party hard, then this hostel is among the best.
If you want to head out to Pub Street, it's just a five minutes walk away. The temples of Angkor Wat are seven kilometers away and tuk tuks are available through the hostel.
The hostel offers Khmer style with western amenities. There's a coffee shop on the first floor and packed lunches are available for guests while they explore the temples.
Although the prices are a bit more than some other hostels in the area, The Mad Monkey has a long time reputation as the place to stay for its party atmosphere. This is one of the most popular hostels in Siem Reap so advanced reservations are highly recommended. The rooms are in high demand so make arrangements well in advance.
No19, Mondul 2 Khoum Svay Dangkom ,
Dorm Bed: $5.00
Funky Flash Packer is a self declared party hostel. The parties are loud and fun, and they last until the early morning hours. There are two on-site bars, live DJs, and music throughout the day and night. If you've come to Siem Reap to meet other travelers and have a good time, then this is the place to stay.
The hostel is located about six minutes from Pub Street and just a couple minutes from Sok San Road. It has relatively large rooms that are surprisingly comfortable. Air conditioning is available for an additional fee. Guests are also provided with security boxes for their valuables. There's an shared kitchen available that guests can use to prepare their own meals, but there's also food available that is reasonably good and cheap.
If you've come to Siem Reap to party, then this is one of the best places to stay. Don't expect to get much sleep, but you can be assured a fun and wild night. The hostel also takes advantage of the Siem Reap Pub Crawl, which is a great opportunity to explore the many bars and venues around town.
319 Funky Lane, Steung Thmey Village Svay Dangkum Commune ,
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