Kampot’s Most Happening Backpackers
Arcadia Backpackers is nestled in the jungle with 150m of absolute riverfront, approximately 7km’s upstream from Kampot. We are blessed, with stunning river and mountain views, from sunrise to sunset and a monthly full moon rising above the palm trees. The village of Tek Chhou, is quiet, with no major shops and bank machines, however, there is always someone nearby that will sell fuel, snacks and cold drinks.
Being in the jungle, we are a more rustic/basic form of accommodation. We provide a beach-like experience here at Arcadia, with the whole grounds covered in sand, providing the opportunity to walk around the property with no shoes.
All our rooms vary in price and luxury, and all are equipped with fans only. During the dry season (Jan-April), the water pressure in the village is low due to watering of the crops. So you can expect varying water pressure during these months, however, the river is great, clean and refreshing all year round. Those needing the luxuries of air-conditioning and hot water or are afraid of sand in the bathrooms are best off staying in a guesthouse or hotel in Kampot.
Here at Arcadia, we try to offer a more homely and social environment for our guests. We target active people, and have kayaks and bicycles for rent, with many toys in the river to play with all day (See Facilities). We offer sunset boat cruises evryday, guided hikes, kayaking and tubing down the rapids (April-December, and have a Sunday Session’s Party every week. There is also a huge pontoon for people wanting to sun-bathe and there are also plenty of hammocks around the grounds that offer a place to soak in the view, relax or read a book. We do note that this is not the best place for a romantic getaway or for those wanting absolute peace and quiet.
The bar at Arcadia can be quite lively at times, depending on the particular guests staying at that point in time. The bar hours can range in closing time from 12am-3am. The kitchen is open from 7am-8.30pm, with all the food sourced from fresh local ingredients.
Facilities at Arcadia
Big Bar, Volleyball, Tubing, Kayaks, Huge Rope Swing, Crazy Russian Swing, Tubing Down Rapids (Seasonal), 6m Jumping Platform, Massive Floating Pontoon, Ping Pong, Darts, Great Food, Hammocks, ‘The Blob’ person launcher, Hiking (Waterfall and Temples in the Jungle), Rock Climbing and plenty more!
Throughout the week there is always a lively atmosphere around the bar. On any given night, large jam circles may gather, Beer Pong or Ping Pong tournaments will form, and there is always a good chance of a dance party. On specialized days and nights we have parties in the middle of the river on our floating Pontoon, organize games on the sand volleyball court, or take boat cruises up and down our scenic river. Every Sunday we have a party called Sunday Sessions. The Session includes live music, beer pong, differing late night themes, and black light mischief.