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“One of the best in Cambodia!” 5 of 5 stars
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near Wat Sangker, Battambang, Cambodia   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
York, United Kingdom
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“One of the best in Cambodia!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Absolutely nothing wrong with this place! Had an amazing time here.
The staff were amazing and we had a good game of drinking jenga which I'm sure they'll remember the aftermath (magicaroni...)
The dorm was clean and comfy and is everything you need from a backpacker guesthouse including great food and a great happy hour.
Will be back one day for sure!

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Friendly team happy to have a laugh and share travelling tips. Spacious functional dorms with enough space on the bottom bunk to sit up and lockers. Good bar & kitchen thats visited by the locals and
tattoo artist. Great lounging area with hammocks and comfy chairs to relax in then plan the next leg of your journey. Short walk from the town, but completely walkable even after visiting the circus and dinner.

Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Friendly staff from the minute you walk in, clean dorms, good beer and food. It is a little way from the centre of town but an easy walk. Battambang is a great place to chill out and HBD should definitely be your base.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Stayed 1 night at this place and wish I would've stayed longer. Could not believe how affordable this was for what you get.

Free beer on arrival (or you can use the token later). Free wifi. Pretty good food for purchase.

I stayed in a private room with a double bed and had 2 fans blowing on me all night, plus a private bathroom. The entire place was incredibly clean.

Staff was super helpful and friendly (English-speaking). Cool hangout vibe with other backpackers passing through Battambang. Great location... 5 min. walk to the center of town, or super cheap tuk tuk ride.

Also, highly recommend checking out Phnom Sampeau while in Battambang!! Millions of bats emerge from the caves at dusk, tons of monkeys hopping around the Buddhist relics. Too cool.

Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Living up to every expectation and more.
The Dragons really know how to make you feel at home...
Welcoming, friendly and genuine staff offering a smile on a plate. Catering for all at a reasonable price. Clean and comfortable. Great food. It speaks for itself when an intentional 1 night stay ends up being 5...
Be sure to make a reservation as this gem unarguably books up fast...
Thanks for making our stay in Battambang one to remember.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Me and Declan stayed in a dorm room here and had an absoultely brilliant time. Dorm was comfortable the bunk beds are very big. Staff are friendly and helpful, would sort out/call tuk tuk drivers, arrange visas, onward buses, but most of all just a really relaxed friendly environment great for meeting people. They put plenty of events on pilates/ barbecue (in the really nice garden) to name a few. Jen and Ferg who run it are definitely up for a laugh and also a special mention to Frankie who was also lots of fun. Food was fabulous can't recommend enough!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I loved my stay here in the dorm room.

Very welcoming and friendly staff - started with the welcome beer and continued from there.

Big dorm beds, lockers, nice showers, amazing food and dangerously sociable bar!

Pub quiz is really popular, make sure you're there in time for a table!

Is a little walk out of town, but only 10minutes and a nice walk along the river and park.

Had a great stay, only a half marathon around Angkor Wat dragged me away!!

Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Address: near Wat Sangker, Battambang, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Battambang Province > Battambang
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Battambang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Battambang's backpacker hangout, on the banks of the Sangker River. Swap stories with other travellers at our late-night bar over a cheap cocktail or an ice-cold beer. Or, if you just want to relax after the bustle of Bangkok or Siem Reap, kick back in a hammock in our beautiful garden. We serve Khmer and some Western food, and a great Full English breakfast. ... more   less 

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