Cambodian newspaper Phnom Penh Post reports that Airbnb, an online home rental site based in San Francisco is also developing in Cambodia where appartments can be now rented for a fraction of the price of a hotel. According to the newspaper, more than 270 different rentals are available in Phnom Penh. A month rent can cost as little as 250 dollars a month or 25 to 30 dollars a night. Average price is around US$37 a night.
Airbnb is favoured increasingly by travellers who can also get the knowledge from a local when renting an appartment.
Some hotels even use Airbnb reservation system to sell rooms. The newspaper evocates rooms sold arounf US$45 per night at the Anise Hotel and Restaurant. Sokha Hotels & Resorts joined Airbnb weeks ago to promote Sokha Phnom Penh Residence – the serviced apartment arm of the hotel on Chroy Changvar peninsula , which is facing the city centre of Phnom Penh along the Mekong River. The property was launched last March.