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 Teuk Chhou, is quiet, with no major shops or 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. All our rooms vary in price and luxury, and all are equipped with fans only. Those needing the luxuries of air-conditioning and/or hot water are best off staying elsewhere.
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). There is a sunset boat cruise offered everyday, guided hikes, kayaking and tubing down the rapids (May-December). There is also a huge pontoon for people wanting to sun-bathe and 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), TV Room, Rock Climbing and plenty more!
Throughout the week there is always a lively atmosphere around the bar. On any given day, large jam circles may gather, Beer Pong or Ping Pong tournaments can form, and there is always a good chance of a blob or Russian swing session. On specialized days and nights we have parties in the middle of the river on our floating Pontoon, organize games of volleyball, and hold an Arcadian Olympics