Where to Stay In Stung Treng
This ex-government hotel is located to the West of the boat port. It's a very pleasant place with its nice layout and location next to the San River. Bib rooms with nice old wooden furniture and a Western bath are US$ 10 a night with a fan, or a whopping US$ 20 a night to flip on the a/c. They say the electricity is expensive in these parts. Better bargains are the simple rooms in the back of the complex. They have a fan and Western bath for US $ 5 a night. The friendly Khmer lady owner has her staff (family) head to the market for warm French bread in the mornings and serves it with espresso coffee.
Sok Sambath Hotel:
That's probably the best hotel in town near the market area. The rooms are well tended with TV and creature comforts like hot water for those who are willing to spend an extra dollar. They also have a Chinese breakfast in the morning. The fan rooms are quite basic but come at a reasonable price for $7 for two.
This place is situated in the far south of the town but is therefore a quite place. The air-con rooms are a bit old so it's just worth to consider them for getting away from the trouble. The rooms have big ornately carved wooden beds. The price is around $5-10.
Preap Sor Guesthouse:
Clean and simple rooms with a Western bath for US$ 10 a night with a fan. It's double what the price should be. Adding a/c puts the price at US$ 15.
This guesthouse is located next to the riverside in front of the station. It is a very friendly-run place wit basic fan rooms and bathroom. The staffs are very helpful but it's mostly crowded with backpackers. The rooms are around $3-6.
Very basic rooms with a floor fan, bed and mosquito net. It's clean and there is a share bath for US$ 5 a night.