Bou Savy Guesthouse (Bed and Breakfast)
Siem Reap, Cambodia
I received a couple of questions from readers on where to stay in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Being the ever-resourceful person that I am (insert sarcastic tone), I relied on my friend to search through different hostels there.
My only criteria I wanted for hostels in Siem Reap was that it should be cheap and should have free WiFi. No need for air conditioning, TV and the like. After all those searches, we ended up staying at Bou Savy Guest House which is a family-owned inn and is located 5 minutes away from the main road. It’s about a 10-15-minute walk to the Angkor Night Market. If you don’t want to walk, you can always hire a tuk tuk taxi.
• FREE Pick up & Transfer
• Free Breakfast
• FREE 24-hr High-Speed Wi-Fi (if you don’t have a laptop, they have 5 computers available – free to use)
• FREE Daily Bottled Water in Rooms
• FREE Map of Temple & Town
• Hot Shower
Bousavy Guesthouse, lots of trees inside the compound
This hostel was highly recommended by Chyng Reyes (a fellow travel blogger) of chyngreyes.com.
We took advantage of their 3 nights/2 days package wherein we had a tour around all the temples good for two days. We didn’t have to bother negotiating with tuk tuk drivers or search for the temples on our end.
bousavy guesthouse compound
A room for one person in Cambodia usually costs around 6-8 USD per night for one person. There were 3 of us and we spent about 3 nights there. It would’ve been 54 USD just for the hostel. Tours would cost 10-15 USD per day for the Tuktuk rides and we spent two days touring the temples. Total cost at a minimum would be around 74 USD already. But because we took advantage of the 3N/2D package, we only paid 72 USD (good for 3) or 24 USD each. That already includes our breakfast for 3 days, 1 dinner meal and the tour. I don’t know if I’m clear with the way I described it but it was really hassle-free.
comfy beds, no need for air conditioning, weather is cold at night.
The bed sheets were replaced every day and we just left our laptops in our room. We felt secure just leaving them there but if you’re still hesitant, you can just talk to the staff and they’ll gladly assist you.
We did not bother getting an air conditioned room because the place was actually cold at night. To the point of turning the fan off as we didn’t need it anymore; yet we were covering ourselves with blankets.
Free fruit shakes upon arrival, and free breakfast with big servings in the morning.
The best part about this guesthouse is their friendly staff and their service. One testament to this fact was when we asked for directions on how to get back to Bangkok. We initially planned on hiring a taxicab again and trace back to previous steps via train. However, they offered to arrange a shuttle bus back to Bangkok at only 8 USD each (will write about this soon). All we had to do was pay for our bus tickets and everything was already planned. It couldn’t have been any more convenient.
Book in advance and visit their website at http://www.bousavyguesthouse.com/
Here’s a couple of comprehensive guides about Siem Reap:
- Tips and Things to Know about Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Digital Nomad Life: One Month in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Check out my other adventures here:
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- Siem Reap and Bangkok Chronicles
- Getting There: Cebu to Manila to Clark to Bangkok to Aranyaprathet to Siem Reap
- No Ordinary Train Ride From Bangkok to Aranyaprathet
- Bangkok to Siem Reap: Avoid Scammers from Aranyaprathet to Poipet Border
- Where to Stay: Bousavy Guesthouse in Siem Reap, Cambodia
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- Cambodia Trip: Trees in Ta Prohm Temple, Siem Reap
- Cambodia Trip: Walking Barefoot at Angkor Wat Temple
- Cambodia Trip: Pre Rup, Banteay Srei and East Mebon Temples
- Cambodia Trip: Haggling Prices in Angkor Night Market
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- Cambodia Trip: Shuttle Bus from Siem Reap to Bangkok, Thailand
- Total Budget Expense in Siem Reap, Cambodia
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