The scene here is firmly in the realm of backpackerdom, so both food and accommodations are cheap and cheerful. There are quite a number of guesthouses, all of which also serve food. The British-run Star Guesthouse (west side of the market; tel. 072/971-663; $4 single, $5 double) is the most established place in town and the management is very knowledgeable about things to do and onward travel arrangements. The Balcony Guesthouse (Rue Sumamarit on the riverfront, 350m/1,148 ft. north of the bus stop; tel. 016/604-036; $4 double shared bathroom, $6 double attached bathroom) is a new addition to the Kratie guesthouse scene and is jointly Australian and Khmer managed. It has large, light, clean rooms with good-quality furnishings. There is a relaxing restaurant/bar on the balcony overlooking the Mekong, and a communal area with a large collection of DVDs. The Heng Heng Hotel (Rue Sumamarit; tel. 072/971-405; $12 double, $5 single) offers nice riverfront rooms, and the restaurant is a good dining option. The Oudom Sambath Hotel (Rue Sumamarit; tel. 072/971-502; $15 double, $8 single) is by Kratie standards veering toward opulence. The Santepheap Hotel (Rue Sumamarit; tel. 072/971-537; $15 double, $8 single) is another more mildly upmarket option with TV. The You Hong Guesthouse (north of the market; tel. 012/957-003; $3 double) is a popular budget option. They have Internet (on standard computers) and the management is experienced in dealing with most questions you might need answered.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.