Last updated on March 20th, 2023
Need help finding your best accommodation in Siem Reap? Check out our editor’s pick on top areas and best hotels in the city if you are looking for where to stay in Siem Reap.
Planning your first trip to Siem Reap? The main attraction for visitors flocking into Siem Reap may be to visit Angkor Wat, one of the greatest wonders of the world. But there are so many things to do and attractions to explore to keep you busy. The city is so charming and the people here are extremely welcoming and warm. It is best to visit for a couple of days during your trip to this amazing city.
When visiting Siem Reap, it is extremely important to know the areas that are best suited for you for a fabulous, hassle-free holiday in the city. Several areas are best to stay for visitors, offering different experiences and accommodation options. From elegant luxury resorts, and high-mid range hotels to budget hostels, for sure there is something that suits your travel types of budget and interest.
To help decide where to stay in Siem Reap, we have written the below comprehensive guide on the city’s most popular area to stay for travelers when visiting the city. We will cover the best areas and hotels to stay for first-time visitors, where to stay in Siem Reap on a budget, or the best luxurious hotels for your gateway to the city.
Let’s check out more options for all budgets in my comprehensive accommodation guide.
Quick Guide: Where To Stay in Siem Reap
Where to stay in Siem Reap? The best places to stay in Siem Reap are Old French Quarter, Old Market, Wat Bo, Taphul Village, and National Road 6.
We listed down below quick tips to help you understand the best area to stay in the city:
- Old French Quarter – Where to stay in Siem Reap for first-time visitor.
- Old Market – Where to stay in Siem Reap for Nightlife
- Wat Bo – Where to stay in Siem Reap on a budget
- Taphul Village – Where to stay in Siem Reap for families with kids
- National Road 6 – Where to stay in Siem Reap that close to the airport
Pro Tips: The downtown area isn’t that big so you can easily get around on foot. As long as you stay within walking distance of Pub Street, then you shouldn’t have any problems getting around. Here is where you find some of the useful information when finding your best stay.
The Old French Quarter, Old Market, and Wat Bo are the best areas to stay in Siem Reap for travelers. These neighbourhoods are located at the heart of the city and easy for the action in the city.
The accommodation price is varies depending on your selection. Thankfully, the accommodation is very cheap and you can enjoy the best stay with cheaper price. A big hotel rooms in the downtown is around USD$15 for one night. Expect to pay as little as USD$5 if you’re staying in a budget hostel.
Siem Reap is a resort town in northern Cambodia and thankfully, it’s a very safe to stay for visitors!
Old French Quarter
If you are looking for where to stay in Siam Reap for first-time visitors, there’s no better place to stay than the Old French Quarter. Set at the center of the city, the Old French Quarter is situated in the lovely areas downtown and well connected to the area’s top attraction, Angkor Wat. The heart of Siem Reap’s nightlife, pub Street which consists of a cluster of shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars is within walking distance.
For the first-timer to Siem Reap, Old French Quarter is one of the best places to stay! There are many accommodation options especially many of the old mansions in this area have been converted into luxurious restaurants and boutique-style hotels. You can check out some of the unique stay in the city by staying in below accommodation.
Where to Stay in Siem Reap – Old French Quarter:
- Editor Pick: Chateau d’Angkor La Residence, Somadevi Residence, Koulen Hotel
Best Hotels to stay in Old French Quarter
Chateau d’Angkor La Residence is one of the popular accommodations that is centrally located in the Old French Quarter. It is within walking distance to the famous Old Market (Phsar Chas), as well as the lively Pub Street. The rooms were spacious, clean, and uncluttered. While the staff is very courteous, friendly and helpful. Wonderful stay in the city and would highly recommend it.
Somadevi Residence is a nicely designed boutique hotel located in Old French Quarter by offers a luxurious and top-quality stay at an affordable price. This hotel is compact but with 5-star complete facilities. Excellent pool, sauna, and steam room a nice addition. This location is perfect with so many options of amenities and restaurants around, all within walking distance. The vibrant Pub Street and Old Market are only 600 meters away.
Koulen Hotel is a lovely property located in the heart of the downtown city, not far from Pub Street and King’s Road Angkor. It is away from the main traffic and yet pretty central to the heart of the downtown. The staff is delightful and super friendly and helpful. Modern, eco-friendly, and excellent value for money, it’s one of my top choice of accommodation in the city.
Old Market is a neighborhood located in the South of the Old French Quarter. This is where you can find happening Pub Street packed with buzzing clubs, bistros, pubs, and restaurants that serve delicious local dishes as well as cuisine from around the world.
In short, Old Market is the lively and most happening area in the city. This is also the best place for travelers who want to stay close to the nightlife in Siem Reap. Here are some of the top-rated hotels in the area.
Where to Stay in Siem Reap – Old Market:
- Luxury: Golden Temple Residence
- High-Range: Blanc Smith Residence, Steung Siemreap Hotel
Golden Temple Residence offers elegant accommodation in the heart of Siem Reap, within walking distance from the lively Pub Street. This hotel provides spacious elegantly furnished rooms with comfortable beds and fitted with a private balcony. The staff is super friendly and the whole establishment very clean.
Blanc Smith Residence is one of our favorite hotels near Old Market because of its large rooms and good-sized beds. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. Besides, this hotel is ideally located nearby Pub Street and is within walking distance of restaurants, pubs, and shops. Good value for money.
Steung Siemreap Hotel is located in the center of Siem Reap, just situated right next to the lively Pub Street. Rooms are spacious, and private bathrooms come with a bathtub. A great swimming pool and massage service are available in your room at a very reasonable cost.
Wat Bo wins our vote for where to stay in Siem Reap if you’re on a budget. Name after one of the city’s oldest temples, Wat Bo is located on the east of the Old French Quarter. This area is much quieter but still can easily access the bustling Pub Street with a 10-minutes walk.
Plus, Wat Bo is the place in Siem Reap where travelers can find a good mix of accommodation options and styles. This neighborhood is also where you’ll find the best budget accommodation in Siem Reap. Here is our best pick of accommodations in Wat Bo.
Where to Stay in Wat Bo:
- High-Range: Royal Crown Hotel & Spa
- Budget: Onederz Siem Reap, Lub d Cambodia Siem Reap
Best Hotels to stay in Wat Bo
Royal Crown Hotel & Spa offer spacious and clean room for your stay. The location is perfect, at the very center of Wat Bo. You can find plenty of restaurants nearby and easy walking distance to Pub Street. The property also offered free pick up and early check in. Excellent stay and value for money.
Onederz Siem Reap is one of the popular hostel in the city when looking for where to stay in Siem Reap on a budget. The hostel is clean, with a big common area, great wifi, and a nice pool! Room had a nice space, comfy bed and spotless. Bathrooms and showers in all floors, clean and good. Breakfast is great and for a good price.
Lub d Cambodia Siem Reap is another best hostel in Siem Reap. The property is, located at the south end of the Wat Bo Road area, with a short walk to the river as well as the city’s liveliest bars and trendiest restaurants. This chic property offers private and dorm-style accommodations. The atmosphere is lively and good vibe. Staff is helpful and available. Best value for money for a budget stay in Siem Reap!
Located to the west of the Old French Quarter, Taphul Village is the best neighborhood to stay in Siem Reap for families with kids. This area is a charming neighborhood for travelers to enjoy a quieter pace and immerse themselves in the Cambodian way of life. It is safe and peaceful, while still having all the conveniences of the city with just a stone’s throw from the center of the action.
Where to Stay in Siem Reap – Taphul Village:
- High-Range: Lavender Angkor Boutique, Aroma Angkor Boutique Hotel,
- Mid-Range: Hima Boutique
Lavender Angkor Boutique is a modern boutique hotel in the Taphul Village. It offers a convenient base for exploring the city and is close to shopping, dining, and sightseeing options. The location is excellent with less than 1 km from Pub Street and a 7-minute walk from the Old Market. The property provides air-conditioned rooms with modern amenities and free internet access. Large comfortable room with bath amenities and minibar.
Aroma Angkor Boutique Hotel is an elegant four-star hotel located at the heart of the city. It is close to a well-known pub street and is within walking distance of great restaurants, bars, and shops. This hotel is featuring family rooms and is best for travelers with kids. Spacious room and comfy bed which was great for travelers after a day exploring the city.
Hima Boutique is another boutique hotel located in a quiet location in the city, about 700 meter from the pub street. The property is away from the touristy area, but close enough to the attractions for the action. It is a clean hotel with lovely pool area, offering beautiful spacious room for guests. All rooms are allergy-free and they come with air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi access on common area. Great value for money overall, very good price.
National Road 6
For travelers who looking for where to stay in Siem Reap near with airport, National Road 6 is the answer. In fact, National Road 6 is the main highway between the airport and downtown. So it is best to stay for those people who have a short layover or stay closer to the airport. Plus, this area is dominated by large hotels and you can find the best-in-class hotel at a lower price. Check out some of the top-rated hotels in the area.
Where To Stay in Siem Reap – National Road 6:
Sabara Angkor Resort & Spa is a beautiful and tranquil hotel if you are looking for where to stay in Siem Reap luxury. This beautiful oasis is the best place with nice lush green surroundings to escape from the city noise and dust. You can still visit the bustling downtown with a small fee of Tuk-tuk. Spacious, clean, comfortable room with nice decorations. All staff is very attentive, friendly, and welcoming.
Angkor Elysium Suite offering accommodation away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown city. It is designed by an internationally-renowned local architect and featuring contemporary-styled rooms furnished with Khmer and Western decor. The hotel is a bit out of town but transport can be arranged free of charge with their city shuttle or with a small fee by Tuk-tuk. A great place to relax and unwind after exploring Angkor Wat.
Overview: Where To Stay in Siem Reap
All in all, we have covered most of the best areas to stay for travelers through the top 5 best neighborhoods in this accommodation guide. This city is one of my favorite places to visit in South East Asia. We hope you can find your best stay and enjoy the city to the fullness.
Our Top Pick: Personally, I think the Wat Bo area is the best place to stay. We recommend staying in Royal Crown Hotel & Spa if you are still not sure where to stay in Siem Reap. We LOVE this hotel as the location is excellent. The staff who are polite and proper only add to the elegance of the hotel. Prices are very affordable with the professional service offered and you will not be disappointed.
Budget Option: We recommended staying in Lub d Cambodia Siem Reap to save you some money. This is the best hostel if you are looking for budget accommodation in Siem Reap.
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