The Sihanoukville’s laid-back cousin, the beautiful white sandy beaches of Otres, which are famous for its chilled vibes and rustic charm, are home to some of the best backpacker hostels in Southern Cambodia. You have come to the right place if you are looking for a home away from home on one of the most beautiful beaches in Cambodia meanwhile those seeking for swimming pools, AC and hot showers may still prefer the plush high-end digs of the city. Visit Otres with Indochina tours Cambodia
SeaGarden, which is the only hostel on Otres 1 situated right on the beach, is a true one-stop-shop if you are looking for a reasonable beach break. SeaGarden, as famous for its sociable crowd, cheap drinks, good food and a vibrant atmosphere as it is for its attention to cleanliness and detail, provides high-end backpackers’ accommodation for a pretty low-end price tag. Travel to Cambodia
With private mosquito nets, lock boxes for your security, fans and real beds, SeaGarden’s convenient dorms may be as close to flashpacking as you can get there Otres, which is only a few steps from the ocean. With tiled walls, mirrors, high-pressure showers and towels provided for a $5 deposit, the bathrooms are some of the cleanest you can find on the beach.
These clean and comfy dorms, whose seasonal prices ranges from just $4-5 a night, certainly offer good value for money in an unbeatable location. For those who are feeling flush, it is recommended to splash out on a private wooden bungalow (shared bathroom) and take in the sun from their own private porch opening onto the sand. In rainy season, prices start at $6 (for non-sea view) and $8 (sea-view), and in high season, going up to $15 and $20.
Offering everything from beach massages, in-house laundry, boat trips, and pool tournaments in the sociable bar to a wholesome and hearty menu, SeaGarden is an ideal place for friendly travelers seeking for more than just a place to take a rest.
- Sea View Bungalow: $8-20
- Non-Sea View Bungalow: $6-15
- Dorm: $4-5
Done Right, an eco-haven in the Otres Beach’s heart, owns an almost Mediterranean feeling, with great food, lush gardens, and funky igloo-esque geodomes. The relaxed vibes of Done Right, lying just across from the beach, with an AC movie lounge to while away the lazy days, an on-site gym, friendly animals and comfy couches are tailored towards laid-back eco-travelers and backpackers looking to unwind and make new friends.
When it comes to accommodation, Done Right covers all bases. You can choose from basic dorm beds to budget-friendly singles, doubles and twins upstairs to truly unique geodesic bungalows in the garden and en-suite doubles. With the cheapest dorms on Otres 1 for only $3/night, it is a perfect choice for backpackers on a budget. Especially with the shared bathrooms, but with great amenities, amazing staff and fresh towels on check-in, you will certainly get what you pay for.
Done Right‘s Sunday Family Dinner, a true Otres tradition, has become a local calendar’s staple part. Every week, Cambodians and tourists alike gather to dig into an awesome home-cooked meal and share stories, while being entertained by some of the best local talents, featuring everything from live music to Cambodian Apsara dancers and spoken word.
- Dorm: $3-6
- Single: $5-7
- Twin/Double: $8-16
- Geodome: $10-30
Haciend, which is home to the only free dorm in Sihanoukville, is the original and the best backpacker hostel in Otres Village. For the price, the hang out area, lockers, fans, mosquito nets and beds are more than enough for the thrifty travelers. Hacienda, a legendary haven in the village, is as well known for its great bar conversation, cheap eats and late nights as it is for its ice-cold Jager!
Opposite the Syn Absinthe Distillery and Otres Market, Hacienda’s relaxing riverside location makes it a nice place to get escape from the sand and the crowds of the beach. The free dorm is suitable for backpackers on an absolute budget while the paid dorm is well worth $3 a night if space and comfort are more up your alley. Hacienda’s lakeside en-suites have some of the best views in the village and the comfortable shared-bathroom bungalows ooze rustic charm!
The loveable animals, hearty home-cooked food, TV show collection, expansive movie and friendly vibes make Hacienda a very difficult place to leave! It is very easy to end up staying for months on end whether you come for a holiday or are just passing through!
- Free Dorm: $3 first night, expectation to spend money in the bar thereafter. No limited time!
- Paid Dorm: $2.50-5
- Shared bathroom garden bungalow: 6-12
- Ensuite lakeside view bungalow: 8-15
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