The Best Party Hostels In Phnom Penh
Are you searching for the best party hostels with nearby bars in Phnom Penh? Well the good news is that from dusk until dawn you will never have to worry about not having a place to go again!
We’d recommend starting from the Riverfront where you can find plenty of restaurants and pubs, or make your way down to either Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace or BKK1—where the city doesn’t sleep and there is always a party going on.
For young backpackers heading to Phnom Penh, we have listed the Top 10 Backpacker Party hostels (in no particular order).
While you will thank us, we can’t say the same about your liver!
Top Banana Hostel and Rooftop Bar [ Party Hostel Central ]
9 E0 278, Phnom Penh
The Top Banana’s Rooftop Bar is one of the busiest bars and party hostels in the city, and is known as a place where many backpackers and locals hang out. Every Thursday there is Open Mic Night where a guest artist performs new tunes and favorite classics. Anyone from the audience who’s brave enough to show up in front and sing gets a free beer.
The bar also has a free keg every Sunday starting at 7 p.m.
Happy Hour rates starting 4 p.m.:
Draft beer – $0.75,wine glass – $2.50, all cocktails – $0.50 off and free mixer with any spirit – open till 1a.m.
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Mad Monkey Hostel & Rooftop Bar [ Phnom Penh’s Massive Party Hostel ]
26, Street 302, BKK1 Phnom Penh
The Mad Monkey Hostel has one of the biggest rooftop bars in Phnom Penh where visitors can enjoy a great view of the city’s skyline, it also current sits on the top of the best rated hostels in Phnom Penh based on customer reviews.
As the largest hostel in Phnom Penh, it’s always full of backpackers, and it’s an excellent place to meet other new people stay in the city.
On Thursdays, there’s a Pub Crawl called “Crawl For School” where you get a discount on drinks and enjoy a complimentary shot for only $5. After awhile the party usually hops over to the nearest partner bar like Love Bar where you can also get a wristband that includes discounts on drinks. This is perfect for the budget conscious boozer!
The best part about the hostel is it’s charitable business values as 100 percent of your money is donated towards funding education in areas that are in blighted areas of the city.
“We had so much fun here! Stayed in a private room (very clean and comfortable with AC), food was fantastic in the restaurant…in fact we rarely ate elsewhere! Very social with lots of mingling during the day and night. Big red Jaffa (bar manager) was lively and got everyone going every night we were there. Themed nights, games, songs, bar crawls, clubs are the norm.. On our way to the one in Siem Reap now ” – TripAdvisor reviewer
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Mini Banana Bar [ Intimate Smaller Party Hostel ]
Street 51, Sangat Boeung, Kong Keng 1
The Mini Banana Bar is the sister bar of Top Banana, so expect the cocktail and food menu to be similar.
The bar host periodic barbecue parties, weekend trips, pizza and movie nights. While the Mini Banana is a smaller, intimate party hostel it is frequently visited by groups of trendy locals and expats.
“Stumbled across this bar in P.P and had to pop in for a drink- we stayed for four! Chilled vibes and friendly people. Drinks are inexpensive and served with a smile.” TripAdvisor reviewer
Blue Dog Bar and Party Hostel
Pasteur Street (Street #51), Sangkat Boeung Keng Kang 1
The Blue Dog Bar and Hostel is a family owned with a guesthouse upstairs and a kicking backpacker bar downstairs. During late nights the bar rotates with different events whether it’s a jam night, pub quiz or a party gathered to watch some sports on the bar’s large T.V.
Every Sunday the bar features kickboxing live with unlimited beers for $10.
“The bar area serves decent food and is lively in the evening. The hostel is located above the bar but we could not hear the music in our room.” – TripAdvisor reviewer
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Velkommen Bar & Hostel
Street 144 Phnom Penh
The Velkommen Bar offers more than just ice cold Anchor draft beers, as they also serve a wide selection of spirits and cocktails. The bar is located on a busy street set back from the Riverside. This place is a must If you are looking for a Western style pub. The hostel is also located close to the city’s Red Light and Girly Bar District, which makes it an excellent destination if you want to try some of the more alternative bars in Phnom Penh.
The Bar also hosts live music and open mic nights during weekend.
A cold draft beer is $1, house spirits with mixer is $1.50 and pizza starts from $4.50.
“Its was OK .. nice staff and bar. You can choose the music if you like.” – TripAdvisor reviewer
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Eighty8 Backpacker Hostel & Bar
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Eighty8 Backpacker Hostel is known to be the place for a perfect night out, and is suitable for different types of backpackers with different budgets. The hostel is close to the Riverside area of Phnom Penh and away from the main backpacker area of BKK1, but need not to fret because there is always something going on at the bar. Every night is a party and with excellent reviews its another large hostel to stay in if you are keen on meeting others backpacking in the city.
Cocktail and Beer Happy Hour between 5p.m.-7p.m.
“The communal area by the pool and the bar are perfect for chilling with a drink or something to eat and there are always lots of other travelers to meet. Little reason to go out at night when you have a pool, bar and restaurant on your doorstep!” – TripAdvisor reviewer
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White Rabbit Hostel & Bar
Street 294, BKK1, Phnom Penh
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White Rabbit Bar and Hostel is a smaller and more low-key hostel in the BKK1 backpacker district. It is a much quieter alternative for those that want to be close to the crazy backpacker action of BKK1, but not stay in they mayhem. The entire hostel is made out of wood and bamboo with homemade Khmer lamps that makes you feel like a local. During football season the bar throws an ‘After Match’ party for $20 per head that includes free beer, cider and soft drinks, along with plenty of food to support Cambodian Eagles Football Club.
“Needed to chill out before my bus and this bar was the perfect place to do it. Staff are really friendly” –TripAdvisor reviewer
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The Eluvium Rooftop Lounge
205A Street 19, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
At the Eluvium Rooftop Lounge in the AURA Thematic Hostel you’re free to choose private rooms if you don’t mind spending a little extra cash. They have live music, movie screenings, karaoke, video game tournaments, live DJ’s and open mic nights.
Every Friday fries are free starting at 5 p.m.
Happy Hour is everyday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
“Alex in the bar makes the best cocktails! Everyone is lovely here. Great place to stay. Free fries Friday is the best thing ever.” – Tripadvisor reviewer
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The Best Bars To Visit In Phnom Penh
If you want the absolute low-down on the best bars make sure you head over to our best bars in Phnom Penh article for more in-depth information. There is also a wealth of information available in our backpackers guide to Phnom Penh where we cover many different topics.
Club Love [ A must for Backpackers]
The LOVE bar used to be located on Street 51 but it closed when its lease expired in early 2015. Not deterred, the owners of the bar brought it back bigger and better than ever. With its new location right in the center of Phnom Penh’s backpacker district BKK1, it is now known as one of the busiest backpacker clubs in the city.
Drinks prices are reasonably priced, and it is a much cheaper night out when compared to the other larger dance clubs further down the strip. There is a full article available listing Phnom Penhs best bars for you to read on our guide to Phnom Penh.
Beer prices range from $1.50, as compared to $3 in some of the other swankier clubs.
With rave reviews, a massive party atmosphere and a great friendly vibe it is an absolute must for any backpacker looking for the best party in Phnom Penh.
Check out the Facebook Page for Club Love for more information.
Kanika Floating Restaurant and Bar
NH 5, Phnom Penh
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Bored of partying on land? Well how about on a boat! The Kanika boat can fit up to 90 people, and on regular nights this floating luxury bar and restaurant drinks can range as low as $20 for unlimited drinks, which includes cocktails, wine and beer.
Looking for something more romantic? The boat offers a sunset cruise at 5 p.m., just make sure to dress appropriately!
“Very nice 2 hours on Kanika boat. Tasty Asian set menu – fish cakes, tom yum and amok, with small plate of Cambodian fruits, some beer, but they have decent selection of french wines. Refreshing wind, interesting views and nice owner – do you need more? Now, out of season we had all the boat for us. Private charter. Find Kanika in Phnom Penh!” – TripAdvisor reviewer
Le Moon Rooftop Bar
Dekcho Damdin, Phnom Penh
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Le Moon Rooftop Bar is the rooftop sister to the wonderful restaurant/bar KWest, and is located at the corner of Sisowath Quay and Street 154.
Tapas are $4 to $5 each. Wine is $5 per glass and Happy Hour is from Monday through Thursday.
“This place has a great ambiance, overlooking the river – great view. Most importantly it’s a classy place – nobody trying to sell you anything, no working girls, just a lovely relaxed atmosphere, great seating and great views.” -TripAdvisor reviewer
Some Advice On Staying In Phnom Penh’s Party Hostels
Now on to the last piece of advice. Keep in mind that if you choose to stay in a backpacker hostel with a bar then you are more likely to be in an area with more noise than usual. If noise is a problem never be afraid to ask the staff to place you in a room further away.
Great articles and reading for those visiting Phnom Penh
We only recommend writers and blogs that we read regularly and believe will deliver substantial value to our readers that may be considering visiting Phnom Penh. The following is our pick of the top current articles we think are worth reading on drinking and bars in Phnom Penh. A full backpackers guide is also published by Mad Monkey, and is available at Phnom Penh Backpacking Guide.
- Phnom Penh I Love You – By Nomadic Matt
- I Heart Phnom Penh – By Alex in Wanderland
- Where to stay in Phnom Penh – By Alex in Wanderland
- Best Hostels for Backpackers in Cambodia – By Hostel Rocket
- Cambodian Yoga and The Mad Monkey Hostel – By Jenny Ní Ruiséil
- Budgeting For Cambodia – Nomadasaurus
- Getting Your Vietnam Visa In Phnom Penh – Nomadasaurus
- Why Cambodia was my backpacking highlight of Asia – Backpacker Banter
- Responsible Travel In Cambodia – Beyond Blighty
- S21 and the Killing Fields: Cambodia’s Harrowing History – Beyond Blighty
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