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Hey Guys,

i will be entering Poipet from Thailand sometime on Monday (Haven't worked out best time yet) I need to get a hotel and be at Kamrieng (Thai Border crossing) by 10AM Tuesday.


How on earth am i gonna do this? I can't find any hotels online around Kamrieng (not bookable online anyway) just Battambang and Poipet (not much).


Will I have to go to Battambang and stay there monday night and leave for Kamrieng in the morning? Can i go straight from Poipet and theres a hotel nearby Kamrieng thats bookable by card online?


Options please and prices, i'm on a strict budget (cheap ASFP)

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There will some sort of guest house or home stay on the ground but I doubt you'd want to stay there... that's a proper backwater border crossing and gets very little traffic indeed. Why Kamrieng? Staying in Poipet (and then going back in at Poipet and travelling inside Thailand) would be much easier; though Poipet is a bit of a dump. Battambang is nice and you can find something cheap. You'll almost certainly need a taxi to the border from either Poipet or Battambang.

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There will some sort of guest house or home stay on the ground but I doubt you'd want to stay there... that's a proper backwater border crossing and gets very little traffic indeed. Why Kamrieng? Staying in Poipet (and then going back in at Poipet and travelling inside Thailand) would be much easier; though Poipet is a bit of a dump. Battambang is nice and you can find something cheap. You'll almost certainly need a taxi to the border from either Poipet or Battambang.

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How much would the taxi be from Battambang? And wheres best place to get one?

i heard theres a bus that goes to Pailin (40km south of Kamrieng) but i haven't got any details on that.

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There will some sort of guest house or home stay on the ground but I doubt you'd want to stay there... that's a proper backwater border crossing and gets very little traffic indeed. Why Kamrieng? Staying in Poipet (and then going back in at Poipet and travelling inside Thailand) would be much easier; though Poipet is a bit of a dump. Battambang is nice and you can find something cheap. You'll almost certainly need a taxi to the border from either Poipet or Battambang.

I did not go to Poipet, but if it is worse than Battambang, I can only say "WOW". I rode thru Cambodia on my motorbike 3 years ago. Battambang streets had 2 feet of trash everywhere. I did find a new, cheap, hotel, outside the city that will have someone guard your bike from theft 24/7.

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There will some sort of guest house or home stay on the ground but I doubt you'd want to stay there... that's a proper backwater border crossing and gets very little traffic indeed. Why Kamrieng? Staying in Poipet (and then going back in at Poipet and travelling inside Thailand) would be much easier; though Poipet is a bit of a dump. Battambang is nice and you can find something cheap. You'll almost certainly need a taxi to the border from either Poipet or Battambang.

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How much would the taxi be from Battambang? And wheres best place to get one?

i heard theres a bus that goes to Pailin (40km south of Kamrieng) but i haven't got any details on that.

Ask in your guesthouse. Normally,you'd pay about $25-$35 to Poipet but no idea to Kamrieng. It may be more because the driver may not be able to find a return fare from there (whereas in Poipet it would be guaranteed).

Pailin is an OK place (full of ex-KR though) but getting a taxi there might be very challenging indeed.

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There will some sort of guest house or home stay on the ground but I doubt you'd want to stay there... that's a proper backwater border crossing and gets very little traffic indeed. Why Kamrieng? Staying in Poipet (and then going back in at Poipet and travelling inside Thailand) would be much easier; though Poipet is a bit of a dump. Battambang is nice and you can find something cheap. You'll almost certainly need a taxi to the border from either Poipet or Battambang.

I did not go to Poipet, but if it is worse than Battambang, I can only say "WOW". I rode thru Cambodia on my motorbike 3 years ago. Battambang streets had 2 feet of trash everywhere. I did find a new, cheap, hotel, outside the city that will have someone guard your bike from theft 24/7.

I don't think you looked at Battambang proper then. It's one of the cleaner places in Cambodia. The river front is charming and there are plenty of decent places to stay.

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There isn't anything near the Kamrieng crossing that you would want to stay at.

Not sure why you don't want to come back through Poipet/Aran but since you don't, suggest you enter through Prum/Ban Pakkard instead - it is just some 15 minutes from the Kamrieng crossing (on the Thai side - I've driven from one to the other) and there are places to stay in Pailin or, if you prefer, right at the border in casino hotels.

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On 5/29/2016 at 6:38 AM, stoli said:

I did not go to Poipet, but if it is worse than Battambang, I can only say "WOW". I rode thru Cambodia on my motorbike 3 years ago. Battambang streets had 2 feet of trash everywhere. I did find a new, cheap, hotel, outside the city that will have someone guard your bike from theft 24/7.

complete crap, there is no trash in Battambang! The place is one of the cleanest in Cambodia! 

So why the lie?

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