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Top 10 best new affordable hotels in Phnom Penh [Price Under $25]

Phnom Penh is much more than its obvious tourist attractions, so consider which area(s) you'd like to explore before booking your hotel. Take the neighbourhood approach, and you'll usually find lower hotel rates there. You may want to take a dip in the beautiful riverside or admire the architecture of the Royal Palace, which is right outside your door. Fortunately, plenty of affordable places to stay that don't compromise on personality. Choose from cosy boutique hotels and great pubs with rooms to sleek, design-led crash pads and addresses where Cambodian simply go for the restaurant or social spaces. Which of these has to be the winner, right? Here are the 10 best new affordable hotels in Phnom Penh to help you spend less while seeing more.

Learn more: Top 10 Best 3-Star Hotels Near Me in Phnom Penh

Travelling does not have to be costly! You will definitely spend less and experience more if you have the right information and make the right decisions
Travelling does not have to be costly! You will definitely spend less and experience more if you have the right information and make the right decisions

What is an Affordable Hotel?

Affordable hotels, as known as Budget hotels, are smaller establishments that are frequently managed by property owners. Most low-cost hotels have two to three stars and are located near affordable attractions, major intersections, and public transportation. A 2-star or 3-star hotel offers comfortable, well-equipped overnight accommodations, usually with an attached bathroom. Despite their small size, affordable hotels can contribute to your overall experience by meeting your basic needs for a place to stay away from home.


The simple meaning of accommodation is just placing that makes you feel comfortable and at home
The simple meaning of accommodation is just placing that makes you feel comfortable and at home

5 Reasons Why You May Be Happier Booking an Affordable Hotel

Longer stay

Because hybrid and remote work is becoming more common, vacations are no longer limited to weekends and holidays. As a result, you'll probably want to take advantage of flexible work arrangements to travel more. You could be there during the week to work remotely, explore, and enjoy the country/city on weekdays and weekends. Budget hotels are unquestionably better for longer stays because they allow you to explore more.

Bigger Budget

Aside from allowing you to stay longer, a low-cost hotel will allow you to save more money for the important aspects of your trip. After all, you're not travelling simply to stay in a hotel. More money saved from hotels means more entertainment, farther destinations, and better transportation in this case.


Whatever you save on your accommodation, you can reallocate to food, tours, and other expenses!
Whatever you save on your accommodation, you can reallocate to food, tours, and other expenses!

Location is easily accessible

Most luxurious hotels are situated in areas with scenic landscapes or prime real estate with high foot traffic—for example, near seashores, around hillsides, or in the heart of cities.

While budget hotels may not always have the best views, they are frequently located in the city or town centre, where the people and activities are. This gives travellers quick access to popular tourist attractions and dining establishments, among other things. Also, staying in a hotel that is close to where you need to be will ensure that you arrive on time for tours, meetings, or flights.

Cheaper food 

Room service or in-house restaurants at more expensive hotels are available, so choosing a budget hotel allows you to spend less on food and more on the things that are most important to you. Unfortunately, it's a common misconception that cheap hotel food is practically inedible, but cutting back on meals doesn't always mean cutting back on the experience. Hotel menus will feature food unique to the location's food culture, providing an opportunity to experience local food in the way a typical local does.

Local People and Culture

You can also support local businesses by staying at low-cost lodgings owned by locals rather than expensive, large-scale franchise hotel chains. This is a good practice when travelling, especially as a tourist, because it immerses you in the local culture.

For example, upscale hotel accommodations can be sleek and modern and usually adhere to Westernized standards. Meanwhile, cheaper ones will usually have more traditional decor, and the staff will be more knowledgeable and eager to tell you about the local scene.


Explore local culture and food!
Explore local culture and food!

10 Best New Affordable Hotels in Phnom Penh With Prices Under $25

Saravoan Royal Palace

Located in the Daun Penh district, Saravoan Royal Palace offers accommodations in the heart of Phnom Penh. Guests can enjoy beverages at the in-house bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. It is 350 m to the National Museum and 500 m to Wat Ounalom. The Royal Palace is 950 m away, while Central Market is 1.2 km from the property. All rooms are equipped with a TV with satellite channels. Some units include a seating area for your convenience. You will find a kettle with tea/coffee facilities and bottled water in the room. All rooms include a private bathroom equipped with a bathtub or shower. You will find bath robes, slippers, and free toiletries for your comfort.

Learn more: Top 7 hotels in Phnom Penh with bathtubs to soak your worries away

Orussey One Boutique

Greeted with a drink and cold towel upon arrival, Orussey One Boutique is conveniently located within a 20-minute walk from Central Market and Orussey Market. It features 2 dining options, a spa, and free Wi-Fi access throughout the entire property. Offering views of the city, air-conditioned rooms are well-equipped with a safe, a flat-screen cable TV, a minibar, and complimentary tea/coffee-making facilities. The en suite bathroom includes a hairdryer, hot/cold shower, towels, and free toiletries. At Orussey One Boutique, the 24-hour front desk staff can assist with luggage storage, laundry, and airport shuttle services. Car rental, massage services, and travel arrangements can also be made. Free internet is also provided in the business centre. Serving Khmer and Western cuisines, the Orussey Restaurant and Randez Vous Coffee offer a tasty selection of dishes from 06:00 to midnight. A wide range of drinks can also be enjoyed.

YK Art House

YK Art House, a small hotel in Phnom Penh, is your special hideaway while travelling through Cambodia’s capital. After a day exploring this bustling city, you can retreat to an oasis of tranquillity and friendliness. You’ll enjoy our secluded setting, clean accommodation, and amenities such as a swimming pool, art gallery, pool table, and bar. The rooms are decorated simply and practically, with a desk in each room and good Wifi. Your stay supports Seametrey Children's Village, located an hour away from Phnom Penh.

Velkommen Guesthouse

Velkommen Guesthouse features a 24-hour front desk, express check-in, and check-out, and baggage storage, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a lounge. If you are driving to Velkommen Guesthouse Hotel, free public parking is available nearby. If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Royal Palace (0.5 mi) or Cambodia Post Office (0.4 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance. Velkommen Guesthouse puts the best of Phnom Penh at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

Goldie Guesthouse

Set in Phnom Penh, 1.4 km from Royal Palace Phnom Penh, Goldie Guesthouse features views of the city. The property is around 2.1 km from Aeon Mall Phnom Penh, 2.7 km from Vattanac Capital, and 2.8 km from Sisowath Quay. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk as well as free WiFi throughout the property. At the guest house, all rooms are equipped with a desk, a TV, a private bathroom, bed linen, and towels. The rooms have air conditioning, and certain units at Goldie Guesthouse have a balcony. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Diamond Island Convention and Exhibition Center, and Chaktomouk Hall. The nearest airport is Phnom Penh International Airport, 12 km from Goldie Guesthouse.

Sophia Homestay PP

Set 8 km from Vattanac Capital, Sophia Homestay PP is a $15 accommodation offering a garden, a terrace, and air-conditioned rooms with a patio and free WiFi. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at the homestay. Wat Phnom is 9 km from Sophia Homestay PP, while Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum is 9 km away. The nearest airport is Phnom Penh International, 3 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Nice Guest House

With a cost of $15, Nice Guesthouse offers accommodation with free WiFi in Phnom Penh, 1.3 km from Royal Palace Phnom Penh. Certain rooms at this guesthouse have a comfortable seating area. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning and a TV and have a private bathroom with a shower. The guest house also has a shared lounge. Guests can purchase and enjoy the breakfast of their choice with a drink and a fruit salad to go with it.

139 Guest House

139 Guest House offers $9 accommodation in Phnom Penh and offers free WiFi in all areas. Free private parking is available on-site. Rooms here are equipped with a TV. Some rooms have a balcony or terrace. Each room comes with a private bathroom. Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Aeon Shopping Mall are 2.3 km from 139 Guest House. Phnom Penh International Airport is 9 km away.

Suite Home Boutique Hotel

Located directly behind the Royal Palace within walking distance to the National Museum, Riverside and lively street 240 consists of a shopping and dining area right in the city's centre. A newly open hotel with 10 suite rooms offers you good service and a comfortable stay with a flat-screen 32" TV, safety box, writing table, refrigerator, hot water, and free Wifi in the room.

One Up - Banana Hotel

They have 13 great rooms, of which 2 have a private balcony, and 2 are "suites" on our beautiful rooftop. All our rooms feature Mini Bar, Air Conditioning, In-room WiFi, 32" LCD TV, Kitchenette with fridge, Kettle Tea and coffee in the room, a Walk-in shower with hot water, Daily cleaning service, 24-hour security, and an hour reception desk. 1 UP Hotel was founded 6 years ago, and since then, they have been topping the TA ranking in our category for Outstanding Customer Service and their unbeaten value-for-money offer.

Read more: https://luxcity.com/blog/rooftop-restaurant-in-phnom-penh


There will be times when affordable hotels will exceed your expectations, so don't cross them off your list just yet
There will be times when affordable hotels will exceed your expectations, so don't cross them off your list just yet

While the savings are undeniably appealing, there are clearly several other advantages to staying in an affordable hotel. You can enjoy your stay without sweating the small stuff or focusing too much on all that's available to you, in addition to being able to travel more and socialise with other like-minded travellers. Below is the list of the top rated and most affordable hotels in Phnom Penh for you to choose from that Luxcity has handpicked for you. To help you make the most of your trip while staying on budget, learn more about our travel tips and fascinating activities you don't miss when travelling to Cambodia here.

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