Your home away from home
Situated in the very heart of Battambang, a hostel created by backpackers, for backpackers.
All the facilities for our sleeping spaces are shared. We have 4 spacious, private showers. We offer both hot and cold showers for home comfort or to give you the wake up you might need! Spacious, private toilets with toilet paper and of course, a bum gun!
Our quirky sleeping spaces are designed to provide the necessities for a backpacker.
• Safe bag storage
• Electrical outputs
• Personal wall fan
We designed our menu with the aim to offer fresh, quality and affordable meals with a variety of the best local dishes, along with a selection of tasty home comforts.
Local, western, small plates, hearty meals and something sweet.
Variety of cocktails, wine, local beers, fresh fruit smoothies and daily specials.
What others are saying about us
“Fantastic new owners!!! Stopped in for just a drink and ended up staying for hours! The new owners are amazing and the mixed drinks are exquisite! We ordered some pumpkin croquettes and tempura salad bites which were scrumptious as well as the amazing smoothies! Cannot recommend enough, it is in a great up and coming part of town. Love it.”
“Cool bar with great snacks and board games! A nice bar for the adults with a great atmosphere and friendly staff. The kids were happy too as the French fries were excellent and there were great board games for kids and adults … with good music thrown in”
Great food and great service! Travelling as a family we found Pomme as a perfect spot to relax and get great food for everyone. It is a chill little place with a great vibe, where you can just hang out. We had lots of fun with the great games they have. The staff is really nice and offered us mosquito repellent at night and gave my husband a ride to the nearest ATM when we needed to get cash. The whole family just loved this place.
“Fun atmosphere! Its a great place to unwind and enjoy the evening. They have board games on every table which the guests could enjoy while listening to their great selection of music.”
“Very nice staff, always helpful and down for a talk” – 2017
Why we love it here ...
The relaxed city of Battambang is located in the north west of Cambodia and rests on the Sanker river. It offers beautiful colonial architecture and a genuine insight into the lives of the Khmer people. Outside of the hustle and bustle of the city, the Battambang countryside offers hilltop temples and rural villages as well as the most scenic river boat trip in all of Cambodia.
The famous Phare Ponleu Selpak circus offers regular shows a must see in Battambang.
Banan temple is known for its spectacular views of Battambang province.
Boat trips down the Tonle Sap, spend a night in the floating village and arrive in Siem reap the following day.
COME VISIT OUR BAT CAVES
Every evening just as the sun sets, the bats leave their home to go hunting. A spectacular site and not to be missed.
Jonny, whilst travelling in 2016, frequented Olly’s Bar and Hostel on Koh Samed. The two became very close friends and Olly told Jonny of his idea to expand into Cambodia. With his background in restaurant management in Birmingham, England, Jonny set off to scout out the location within Battambang. He wanted to create a hostel for backpackers. After seeing the potential he met back up with Olly to tell him his thoughts, and in turn was asked if he wanted to be the manager of the new project.
In March 2017 they took over Pomme, located in the heart of 2,5 street. They kept the name but changed the menu, the décor and gave it the love and attention it deserved. They cleaned, scrubbed, painted and drank… a lot! After almost 3 weeks of work, they decided they wanted to be partners and the deal was made and what followed was the first step of their ongoing adventure…
With the restaurant up and running Olly began to design the hostel based on his first venture. Steel, concrete and bricks were ordered and lugged through Pomme in the mornings before it was opened. After almost 3 months it was ready. The final product is the rejuvenated Pomme bar, restaurant and Hostel.
“As former travelers to the city of Battambang, our vision when we took over the existing Pomme, was to create a cosy, affordable and completely unique venue ideal for backpackers and to promote Battambang”Oliver Smith | Founder / Manager
“With our relaxed atmosphere, honest food and weekly events we strive to offer an ideal environment for all travelers to be able to rest, relax and explore the lesser known city of Battambang”Jonny Free | Owner / Manager