TAT Guesthouse | House 52E1, St 125
A family-run guesthouse, TAT is a friendly place in a good location with cheap rooms, good food, and a nice, rooftop chill out area. Contact them in advance, and they'll pick you up from the bus station for free (a good way to avoid the hordes of touts and moto drivers that crowd around the bus on arrival). Stay long enough, and they'll give you a discount, making it a super affordable home away from home. Rooms are basic, but so is the price. Listed in Lonely Planet
Rate: $5.00 U.S.
Two Dragons Guesthouse
Two Dragons is run by an ex-pat (Gordon) who has lived in Cambodia long enough to know the ins and outs of travel in the country. He's also a good source of information about travel in much of the rest of SE Asia as well. The guesthouse is good value, with nice rooms, friendly staff, several common areas to hang out, and awesome Thai and Khmer food.
Rate: $9.00 U.S.
Chhaya Hotel | Near the Central Market
Battambang lacks cozy guesthouses – the city is full of large hotels with maze-like hallways and a zillion rooms. This describes the Chhaya Hotel to a tee. While it's not the most atmospheric place (rooms have tiled walls), the Chhaya is a decent option for a night or two in Battambang. Make sure to get a room with an outside facing window. If you hire a guide/motorbike for the day, look for Seth (pronounced Set) in the lobby. Listed in Lonely Planet
Rate: $11.00 U.S. including A/C & hot water