How to Find Cheap Apartments in Siem Reap

We stayed a considerable amount of time in Siem Reap (almost 3 months) trying to buy some time in generating a buffer before moving again to another town. And at the same time, used the time to build more websites that I hope in the future could help generate more travel funds.

We did stay in a hostel on the first month and decided to move to a studio apartment instead so we could save more money by cooking our own food not to mention that monthly rate is way cheaper than daily rate and it helped us save a considerable amount of money by staying longer.

How to Find Cheap Apartments in Siem Reap

In my three months of staying there, I learned some valuable resources that could help you find cheap apartments in Siem Reap.

1. Angkor Market Bulletin Board: Angkor Market is a mini supermarket located along Sivatha Road near Lucky Mall. It has a small bulletin board on the right side (if you’re facing the entrance door) where apartments and houses for rent are posted.

2. Angkor Real Estate: Angkor Real Estate is one of the most updated listings of apartments for rent in Siem Reap.

3. Tonghor: Tonghor has listings for service apartments in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.

4. Bongthom Classifieds: Bongthom is an online classified ads with apartment listings in major cities and towns in Cambodia.

5. Walk Around and Ask When we first got there, we didn’t know much about these websites and just did the old fashion way of walking around and asking locals and expats about cheap apartments in Siem Reap. And ended up staying in a studio apartment in a hostel which seemd to be a nice alternative as well.

If you’re not intending to cook your own meals but wants to stay for a couple of months in Siem Reap, hostels would still be a great alternative since a lot of them offers discounts for long term staying guests especially for volunteers in Siem Reap. A couple of hostels that I know that offers monthly rate include, Naga Guesthouse and City Angkor Guesthouse.

If you’re staying for just a couple of days, you can also check Agoda for the latest rates and discounts offered by various hostels and hotels in Siem Reap.
Photo Credits: Room by Naga Guesthouse

Happy House Hunting!

Comments

  1. I miss Naga Guesthouse! 😀

  2. this is noted. thanks for the info. would want to visit the place too. 😉

  3. We’ll be in the region pretty soon! I’m excited to draft the Asia leg of our RTW and hope to see you on the road 🙂

    Awesome tips here, hope we could stay long in Cambodia someday.

  4. now that’s a really really helpful post. im thinking of going there next year. makakatulong to at hingi na lang ulit ako ng tips pag pinaplano ko na yung itinerary.

  5. nice tip! we went to siem reap last year and even though everything’s relatively cheap there, i felt we got sort of ripped off by the hotel (Siem Reap Tree of Life Villa). the Naga Guesthouse looks nice–i’ll check it out if and when i go back to SR. 🙂

  6. Good post. I often think about being a digital nomad in Siem Reap. And I think the apt would be more comfortable than living in a hostel for that long.

  7. I stayed at the Naga guesthouse for about two months total. Here were the rates they gave me for staying for a month.
    Single Room – Fan – $120
    Twin Room – Fan – $160
    Single A/C,TV and Hot water – $250
    Twin A/C – $280
    Double Bed with A/C, TV and Hot water, Kitchen and Fridge – $330

    There is also this Facebook group that you can ask to join https://www.facebook.com/groups/siemreap/. They have a lot of helpful tips and once you are accepted, you can search for accommodations or post to see if anyone has accommodations.

    My only squib about the Naga guesthouse was the wifi when I first got here, but since then they have replaced the wifi with a better one. The speed has gotten a lot better. I would definitely stay here again. The people who run it are awesome and they keep it clean. If you need a clean room, just ask and someone will clean it. Some people might complain that the single rooms are too small, but how much room do you really need?

  8. Naga GuestHouse was my worst stay in Siem Reap, yes, I read the comments HERE on this page before. I will NOT give other name of guesthouses but ..

    Maybe you had a different room, mine was 211 and it was small, dirty and noisy as hell with no desk, no chair and no furnitures. I paid 14$ to have “deluxe room”, nothing to do with the pictures of their website. They didn’t want to negotiate for one week or more “deal” anyway.

    I am now in a Guest House that I find by looking at the ratings on a popular website, I pay 10$ instead of 12$ because I rent for one week, I have a HUGE room with aircon, one queen bed and one single bed, a desk, private bathroom with hot water, comb, shampoo, toothbrush and everything like a little apartment (furnitures, etc), about twice the size of the one at Naga.

    So I really wonder why I can read so many hot comments about Naga here and in my case .. the service was rude and unwelcoming.

    • Thank you for sharing your experience and sorry to hear that you had a bad experience. I rented their bigger room, the one with the kitchen and never had a problem with it nor with any of the staff but it was a couple of years ago though. I stayed with them for two months. The daughter of the owners was the one managing the hostel when I was there.

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