Here Be Dragons

#315, Road 159D, Group 4, Rattanak Village, Romchek 4 Commune


Here Be Dragons is 5 minutes walk from the centre of town, on the banks of the Sangker River. It's relaxed and laid-back, a world for eating, drinking, lazing about, listening to music, swapping stories, playing games and planning adventures.

The Dragons are friendly and welcoming, and can help you organise tours or trips or arcane missions. We have regular events, a roof for yoga and movies, a ping pong table, good music, great atmosphere, and the best cocktails in town.

Whether you’re excited about exploring Battambang's art scene and countryside, or you just need to relax after the bright lights of Siem Reap or Bangkok, step off the map and lose yourself in the world of the Dragons.


  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included


Traveler Reviews

“below average hostel”

Rating: 2 Reviewed on May 24, 2018

The rooms were pretty bare bones. Not a super comfortable vibe. And there was no insulation I could hear everything in the hallways which led to not much rest. And the location was average, staying...

“Great hostel, Great atmosphere, Great staff.”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on April 11, 2018

Here be dragons is a hostel run by an English couple. The hostel itself is in a great location, just off of the busy downtown area. The rooms are simple, but clean and comfortable. I stayed in both...

“Great bar, definitely the most fun hangout in Battambang”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on March 30, 2018

I never stayed here but I lived in Battambang for a year from 2016-2017 and came here several times when I wasn't too tired after work. Actually even on the evenings when I felt too tired I was glad...


Different bus companies stop at different locations around Battambang. None should be more than a few dollars in a tuk tuk to Here Be Dragons. Alternatively, if you'd like to walk from the centre of town, walk south along the west bank of the river, and cross at the bridge opposite Classy Hotel. Turn right and walk south along the east bank of the river. Here Be Dragons is opposite the park just before you get to Wat Sangker.

If you are arriving by boat from Siem Reap you will disembark at the boat port (as long as there's enough water in the river) which is on the west bank of the river to the north of town, so you can follow the directions above if you'd like to walk. It should take about 20 minutes. Alternatively you can take a tuk tuk or motodop.


Please inform us as soon as possible if your plans change and you need to amend or cancel your booking.