I was debating whether or not I should check out Battambang, Cambodia when I saw this hostel pop up in my search. A Game of Thrones inspired hostel? Ummm yes! I had to check it out. I left Phnom Penh the following morning and about three hours later I was dropped off at the hostel.
Here Be Dragons Hostel is the perfect hostel for solo travelers or for a small group of friends.
They have a cozy outdoor sitting area that makes it super easy to socialize. There’s a bar where you can grab an affordable meal straight from one of the owners. After coming from the Mad Monkey in Phnom Penh aka Party Central. I really appreciated the relaxed atmosphere that they created. This hostel is perfect for those looking to have fun without waking up with a hangover every morning. Well, there was that one morning after Trivia night.
The dorm accommodations were fairly basic but nothing to complain about. The beds were cozy and it was well air-conditioned. The bathroom was clean. At night you could see geckos hiding out on the exterior walls. I miss those little guys.
What was especially convenient is that they have a Tuk Tuk driver on staff. It can be hard to bargain with Tuk Tuk drivers in Cambodia so it was nice to have a couple of days without having to negotiate prices. The driver was super friendly and informative and I went on several tours with him.
Battambang itself was a nice change of pace. It was a smaller city and after coming from Siem Reap and Phnom Peng it was the first time I felt like I was seeing the “real” Cambodia where I wasn’t being hurdled from marketplace to marketplace. There’s plenty to explore there. The best times I had in Cambodia were all in Battambang.