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“Went above and beyond with their service”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Here Be Dragons

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Here Be Dragons
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Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Went above and beyond with their service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

Whilst trying to get back to Phnom Penh for a visa appointment the bus company device decided they couldn't be bothered to take me despite booking the day before. They also didn't tell me. The staff here spent a good hour desperately ringing around trying to get me alternate transport and were just amazing. It's a great location in Battambang and will help with getting you to the bat cave, bamboo railway or whatever you want really.

  • Stayed February 2014
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Da Lat, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had been meaning to try Here Be Dragons for a meal anyway, and after walking away from the catastrophic service at another nearby restaurant, we headed here for dinner on a Sunday evening. We ordered a number of dishes, the most outstanding of which to me were the spicy lemograss chicken and a papaya salad. The salad was tasty and fresh, extremely generous for the $1.50 price. When the lemongrass chicken dish was listed as spicy, I, a lover of hot food, told our server, one of the owners, that it was okay to pull out all the stops on the spicy train. They did. Well prepared and tasty, I enjoyed this dish very much. As we live in a house in Battambang, I cannot rate Dragons as a place to stay, but as a place to eat, they will be seeing my face again. One server/owner inquired as to whether my wine was okay (It was), another inquired as to whether the chicken was too spicy (It was not), so they obviously take customer service seriously here. All in all, a nice experience, and one I can recommend to others.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 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 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 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
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

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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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Additional Information about Here Be Dragons

Property: Here Be Dragons
Address: Near Wat Sangker, Battambang 02000, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Battambang Province > Battambang
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 23 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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