Siem Reap prices
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$27.21
Siem Reap hotel prices
Doubles from US$17/night
Only 5 minutes by foot from Pub Street and the tourist center, this small guesthouse gets rave reviews for service and comfortable rooms.
Doubles from US$52/night
This posh 3.5-star guesthouse with a swimming pool is on a quiet street just behind Pub Street and offers free breakfast and free wifi.
Doubles from US$81/night
Featuring free roundtrip airport transfer, this boutique hotel has a gorgeous pool & spa as well as 5-star service and large rooms.
Beds from US$3.93/night
This popular hostel gets excellent reviews for free breakfast, free wifi, great service, and Khmer-themed rooms. Privates are cheap as well.
The range of accommodation in Siem Reap varies in price and quality more than almost anywhere in Asia. Outdoor hostel beds are $1 as decent budget hotels can be found around $20, while world-class resorts just outside the city center cater to the 5-star set. Prices are at their highest from November through February, though at cheaper places the prices only budge a little if at all. If coming during high season it’s best to book in advance, while during low season you can try to bargain once you arrive.
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Siem Reap exists as the gateway to nearby Angkor Wat, so you might expect it to be a terrible place that one must tolerate in order to visit the amazing temples, but it’s actually a lovely little town that is a good place to just hang around for a while if you have some time. Hotels in Siem Reap range from very cheap to world-class resorts, and quality at the low end is generally pretty good. You’ll even find the cheapest hostel beds in the world in Siem Reap.
It’s true that visiting the temples is perhaps the highest priced tourist attraction in the whole region, but once you are inside you see why it costs what it does, and you’ll realize it’s well worth it. Budget minded travelers might prefer a one-day ticket that also allows for a sunset visit the day before as a great way to see more of the place without rushing too much.
Food and drinks tend to be quite cheap and quality is fairly high, with an amazing assortment of places on Pub Street and the small alley nearby. Draft beer in particular is a great bargain, with happy hour deals at most places, but you can get wine, spirits, and exotic cocktails at decent prices as well.
Siem Reap attraction prices
|Angkor Wat (one day)||A one-day pass to this amazing complex includes entry starting at 5pm the day before, so that sunset visit is highly recommended.||adults||20.00|
|Angkor Wat (3 days)||This ticket allows for 3 days in a week, which don't have to be in a row. The complex is huge so this is a good deal if you are into ruins.||adults||40.00|
|Angkor National Museum||A popular nearby museum helps explain what you see at the temples. Discounts sometimes available from booking online.||adults||12.00|
|Landmine Museum||A small museum describing SE Asia's landmine problem is a bit out of the city.||adults||3.00|
Siem Reap Transportation prices
|Taxi from airport to city center||7.00 - 10.00|
|Motodop from airport to city center||5.00 - 6.00|
|All-day tuk-tuk in Angkor Wat||10.00 - 15.00|
|Sunset tuk-tuk visit to Angkor Wat||5.00|
|3km tuk-tuk ride in Siem Reap||1.00 - 2.00|
Siem Reap food and drink prices
|Budget breakfast||Some hotels include breakfast, but if not there are many cheap choices near budget hotels and in the city center.||1.00 - 3.00|
|Budget lunch||Khmer food is served alongside Western dishes at scores of restaurants, especially along Pub Street and nearby.||2.00 - 3.00|
|Budget dinner||Local dishes tend to be lighter and cheaper than burgers and pizza and whatnot.||3.00 - 5.00|
|Draft beer (glass)||Angkor Beer is served pretty much everywhere, with happy hour pricing almost always in effect.||0.50 - 1.00|
|Happy pizza||Several "happy pizza" places in the city will add cannabis to any pizza they make for no extra fee.||4.00 - 10.00|
Siem Reap Miscellaneous costs
|Drinking water (1.5L)||Cold drinking water is very easy to find, though some hotels charge much more than small shops nearby.||0.50 - 1.00|
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Siem Reap facts
|Airports||Siem Reap International Airport (REP)|
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SIem Reap has a typical tropical weather pattern, with hot days all year round, with the main variance being the rainy season and dry season. The best weather by far is from mid November through February, and this is also the busy season. Starting in March and continuing through May the daytime temperatures can be scorching.
The rainy season usually only brings heavy rains for an hour or so every other day, but it can continue for hours if you get unlucky. There isn’t much good shelter out at the Angkor Wat temples, so visiting during the worst of the rainy season can be risky if your schedule is tight.
Sunrise and sunset