When a hostel is more than a hostel

Located in the heart of Siem Reap, Lub d hostel is actually more like a hotel, with 72 private rooms at just B1,250/night ($51/night).

For that, you get airy accommodation in refreshing colors inspired by Tonle Sap Lake’s floating villages. You can also go cheaper by staying in one of the dormitories at B300/night per person ($12/night per person), whose neutral-tones and spacious interiors are a far cry from the standard backpacker accommodation.

The hostel also offers a co-working space, gaming area, restaurant and, our favorite, a chic pool bar where you can sit comfortably sipping on margaritas.

The 20-minute tuk-tuk ride from the airport will cost about B150 ($6), while it’s just a short walk to the nightlife of Pub Street. Return flights from Singapore to Siem Reap currently cost around $210 on Jetstar.