Yeti Sleeps: Here Be Dragons, Battambang

Battambang is Cambodia’s second largest city and, according to most of the travelers I consulted, pretty darn dull. 2 or 3 days is plenty, they said. Anything else and you’d be bored out of your tree, they (well, one person) said. I stayed for 6 nights, and, even then, was sad to leave. Why? Well, partly because of this one little vegetarian place with $1 noodle soup, but mostly because of….

Here Be Dragons! a recently opened British owned hostel/bar — one of the few hostels in Battambang, and one of the raddest places I’ve stayed in Asia so far.

$2 Dorm!

$2 Dorm!

Why so rad? Well, first off, the dorms cost $2. That’s pretty much enough to convince me, but if you need a little more persuasion…

  • Fantastic, friendly staff
  • One free beer on arrival
  • A gorgeous, shaded outdoor area with hammocks and dangerously comfortable chairs and couches
  • A deservedly popular Pub quiz night every Tuesday
  • $2 dorms (did I already mention that?)
  • 75c draught beer during happy hour (a whopping $1 during not-so-happy hours)
  • Great food — try the huge, deliciously greasy, veggie breakfast (to counteract the effects of the previous bullet point)
I spent way too much time in these hammocks...

I spent way too much time in these hammocks…

Get in quick! Here Be Dragons isn’t even in the guidebooks (yet) and still fills up quickly.

Price: $2/dorm $10/double room

Location:  On the east bank of the river,  near Wat Sangker, next to You Can School (about 15 mins walk from the markets, shops, etc.)

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