Private Room
4.2Overall Score

There are many cheap places to stay in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, so it was a hard choice to decide where to stay. We chose Channsoda Hotel not only for the reasonable price, but also for it’s amazing location across the street from the Royal Palace and National Museum. We enjoyed Channsoda as the staff helped us with visas and bus tickets and provided us with a comfortable room.

Private Room:

The private room had two large twin beds that were comfortable, and also had a table, closet, and fridge. We also had a large private bathroom with a warm shower. The windows led to the hallway so there wasn’t a lot of natural light coming into our room. This meant the room stayed nice and cool without the sun hitting it. The windows also had bars on them that made us feel secure. The lock on our door didn’t work at first, but a friendly staff worker fixed it for us right away.

Channsoda Hotel in Phnom Penh


Wifi worked well in our bedroom. The staff at Channsoda Hotel very helpful and arranged our Vietnam visa and bus tickets to Ho Chi Minh for us. The hotel is in a nice neighborhood with great coffee shops and restaurants just around the block including one we highly recommend called Friends.

Channsoda Hotel in Phnom Penh


We paid $90 for five nights for a private room. There are some cheaper places in town, but we didn’t mind paying extra to be in a great location.

Channsoda Hotel in Phnom Penh


Channsoda Hotel is right across the street from the Grand Palace and the National Museum. Tuk tuk drivers are always outside to cover guests’ travel needs. It cost us $23 to hire a tuk tuk for one day to go to the Killing Fields, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and Russian Market.

Next hostel on our travels: the beautiful VINH HUNG LIBRARY HOTEL IN HOI AN, VIETNAM. 

About The Author

Britnee traveled around the world with her husband on a shoestring budget for a year. A few of her favorite destinations include Scotland's Isle of Skye, Chile's Torres del Paine, Bolivia's Salt Flats and Nepal's Annapurna Circuit.