If you’re here for a few weeks up to a few months, guesthouses offer an easy solution for those not ready to put down roots quite yet, with the added bonus of fresh sheets and towels without having to lift a finger.
Most guesthouses in town are willing to negotiate rates for long-term stays. On the low end of the scale, backpacker venues such as Okay Guesthouse in Phnom Penh will rent their rooms for less for long-term guests. Even if you book online, you can still get an excellent rate.
Mid-range places like Aqua Boutique Guesthouse on Street 63 in Phnom Penh offer deals on rooms for guests staying more than one week, from $25 and up. For those looking for something a little more swanky, a two-bedroom apartment with kitchen and dining area goes for more than $200 per night at the Himawari Hotel Apartments.
In Siem Reap, some of the better budget guesthouses and hostels are Siem Reap Rooms, Golden Temple Hotel and Villa near the Old Market (the villa is more budget than the hotel), Golden Mango Inn, HI Siem Reap Hostel, and the Rosy Guesthouse (read our full review of Rosy Guesthouse here).
In Battambang, Chhaya Serviced Apartments offer serviced apartments with kitchenettes for $270 per month. Banon Hotel is another good mid-range hotel choice, and Royal Hotel is a good option for the budget set, with rooms starting at $3 per night.
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