If you’re here for a few weeks up to a few months, guesthouses offer an easy solution for those not ready to put down roots quite yet, with the added bonus of fresh sheets and towels without having to lift a finger.
Most guesthouses in town are willing to negotiate rates for long-term stays. On the low end of the scale, backpacker venues such as Okay Guesthouse in Phnom Penh will rent their rooms for less for long-term guests. Even if you book online, you can still get an excellent rate.
There are more mid-range places than it’s possible to list these days, with prices as low as $10/night. The new “Agoda Homes” lets you search for properties that you can live in, including private apartments and hotel rooms designed for long-stay guests.
For those looking for something a little more swanky, a two-bedroom apartment with kitchen and dining area goes for more than $200 per night at the Himawari Hotel Apartments.
In Battambang, Chhaya Serviced Apartments offer serviced apartments with kitchenettes for $270 per month. Banan Hotel is another good mid-range hotel choice, and Royal Hotel is a good option for the budget set, with rooms starting at $3 per night. Check here for a list of apartments and long-stay hotels starting at $3 per night.
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