Charity-run guest house room for 2

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Sangkat Tonle Bassac, 830 Street, Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Your host, Muoy
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Stay at this new guest house while traveling through Phnom Penh. This absolutely lovely place is owned by a Cambodian non-profit organization that runs Seametrey Children's Village, a Montessori nursery/day care center and a primary school next door. It enables children of underprivileged Cambodian families to get quality education which at the same time is strongly rooted in Khmer culture.

The school policy is social and cultural integration. Parents pay according to their income. Because of the fee structure, the school is partially self-sustainable. The guest house is a way to generate revenues to help sustain, improve and develop the school. Presently only Khmer teachers are paid. Foreign staff are unpaid volunteers. They come for short term, usually one to three months which is a bit unsettling for the children. It is hoped that with the revenues from the guest house the school will be able to offer a more stable teaching environment for the children.

The 3-story guest house was built in 2006 and is located on a quiet street in Phnom Penh's residential neighborhood Tonle Bassac. It consists of seven tastefully decorated guest rooms.The decoration is culturally inspired yet modern and comfortable. Each room is air-conditioned and has its own bathroom. Hot water is from direct solar heating. The guest house has a homely atmosphere. There is a large lounge with a snooker table and flat screen TV on the second floor. On the ground floor, there is a painting gallery, internet facilities, a cafe, a ping pong table and a swimming pool. For children, painting and clay play with or without the pottery wheel is available. There is a also an ox cart on display and a weaving loom with a weaver at work on certain days. A multi service desk is at your disposal to respond to your needs from sightseeings to mundane concerns like having a dress made or fixed.

By staying at this guest house, you help offer underprivileged families a quality education for their children and thus help them break the vicious cycle of poverty. If you wish, you can visit the school’s facilities next door and meet the children there. You’ll learn more about the Seametrey NGO that was founded 15 years ago and the school that has been running in its 8th year by visiting the school web (email hidden)
Mrs. Muoy You, the founder and director of both the school and the guest house, will be happy to show you around and answer your questions.

Feel good and do good by staying at this guest house, and enjoy a truly unique, unforgettable experience!

Prices are $35 for a double bedroom, $45 for a triple bedroom and $55 for a 4-bed suite (continental breakfast is included in the room rate). Please check the calendar or contact us for availabilities.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $280 /week
Monthly Price: $1080 /month
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • It is our privilege to stay in You Khin Guesthouse and an honour to know Muoy, the founder of the guesthouse and Seametrey village school that she founded. You Khin guesthouse is filled with warmth and love, with loads of laughter and fun of children around. We had such a lovely time in Phnom Penh, the best part is really staying in the guesthouse.

    Four ladies kitchen serve delicious food and juices and we had most of our meals there, recommending their fried rice and tom yum soup! Guest rooms are clean and well maintained, very meticulous housekeeping.

    I sincerely recommend You Khin guesthouse to all of you who want to play a small part in contributing to Seametrey school and i'm sure the trip to Phnom Penh will be made so much more meaningful!

    We are sure to stay in You Khin guesthouse for our subsequent visit to Phnom Penh :)

    Jacqueline and Zave

    May 2014
  • Chambre et propriété propres calmes et bien situées. Prix fixé par l hôte si vous vous rendez sur place : 35$ et prix toujours fixé par l hôte si vous réservez par air bnb : 48$. A vous de juger! Quoiqu'il en soit le prix de la chambre reste cher pour cette ville.

    April 2014
  • We had such a wonderful stay at You Khin House. It really is quite a special place. Muoy was very friendly and helpful, our room was clean and spacious & the Four Ladies' Restaurant downstairs made some terrific food. Thanks again and see you in the future I hope!

    April 2014
  • We never got to stay here in the end as our flight was cancelled due to a thunder storm. This is a shame as I was really looking forward to it. Communication was very good, and Muoy had planned a taxi to pick us up from the airport as the flight was due to arrive at 11pm. I will certainly book here again on my next trip to Phnom Penh.

    April 2014
  • Being asked by AirB&B to leave a review and I thought I did, anyways I had a wonderful time staying at "Le refuge" and I highly recommend it to anyone.

    March 2014
  • We have just returned home from a wonderful seven weeks of travel in Southeast Asia. Staying at Muoy's airbnb was one of the very delightful places we stayed. We had a very nice large comfortable room with good air conditioning. The open design building was clean and well-cared for and there was good and free WiFi service – though you did have to go downstairs to use it. The location was pleasant and quite convenient.

    Right from the start Muoy was a very good communicator. She always answered our emails very quickly and thoroughly.

    As the time for our visit to Phonom Penh came near, Muoy offered to send 'pick up transportation' to meet us at the Bus Station. She gave us the choice of either a taxi or a local tuk tuk. We choose the tuk tuk ($4 USD) and she wrote back explaining exactly where/how we would recognize our driver.

    It was no problem, before we even got off our bus, there he was – the one holding a small sign with our name on it. Our eyes met, we smiled and waved to him and now he also knew who we were.
    Muoy let us know that she would be out of town on the day we were to arrive. But not to worry, because her assistant and staff would be ready to greet us and show us our room. It was a very warm and cheerful arrival for us (about 4-5 pm). We were shown to our room right away and invited to come down and enjoy the others whenever we wanted to. The people staying there were mostly volunteer teachers from around the globe who were very friendly and welcoming. When Muoy returned she took the time to sit and have tea with us for a while.

    Whenever we wanted to go out – there were always a few Tuk Tuks ready and waiting to wisk us anywhere we wanted to go. For example, it was about $2-$3.00 USD for a quick 10 minute ride to the River Front area - - a great place for walking and plenty of restaurants to choose from. The Tuk Tuk drivers who wait by the door are well-known to the staff so the next day we even took a Tuk Tuk all the way out to the Killing Fields (for a reasonable fee) and the driver just dropped us off and waited outside for several hours while we followed the trail of atrocieties that occurred in Cambodia during the reign of Pol Pot. Your admission includes an extremely well-done audio guide that not only explains what happened here....but if you have time you can also click additional numbers to hear personal stories of people who lived through that era.

    We would highly recommend staying with Muoy at the Charity Run Guest House. It was an all-around good experience.

    February 2014
  • Jolie petite gust house bien que ma chambre ne soit pas aussi lumineuse que sur la photo. La piscine est petite et peu ensoleillée bref bien pour rester 1-2 jours mais pas plus. Un peu éloigné du centre mais le personnel très sympathique.

    February 2014
  • It was very interesting experience - to stay at Muoy's house. We've enjoyed it a lot! Muoy's colleagues were kind and helpful, and the house is an amazing building itself. The room is clean, spacious, beautiful and cosy. And we liked the shower with stones at the floor. There is a nice terrace downstairs, where you can relax with a glass of juice or typical Cambodian dish cooked by local ladies. Also we were fascinated by pictures on the walls and pieces of art everywhere. It seems like the house was built with soul, and it still keeps this pleasant atmosphere. The location of guest house is a bit tricky (though it takes around 10 minutes to get to the central part of the city by tuktuk). Be sure that you have the map with a point of guest house on it. Overall, very nice experience. We would definately stay there again!

    January 2014
  • the guesthouse was lovely. our family room was spacious and the beds comfortable.
    our children played with the school children when they came over and used the pool and we loved the food and service provided by the Three Ladies on site cafe.
    we would highly recommend this guesthouse to other airbnb members - especially if they would like to have the opportunity to support Khmer families as well as staying in comfortable and homely surroundings.
    thank you Mouy for your hospitality.

    January 2014
    Response from Muoy:

    Dear Kathleen, Thank you very much for your review and your recommendation that we would put into practice. You have been very kind to us and the staff truly enjoyed having you and your family. We hope to see you again in the future.
    Best wishes.


    January 2014
  • Lovely place! 15 minutes to go to Sisowath Quay and city center. Clean, comfortable, beautiful room. Tasty breakfast and nice people. Thank you so much for impressions!

    January 2014
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I am from Cambodia but have lived in France, Sudan, Ivory Coast, Qatar, Belgium and London. I am a French teacher by trade but passionate in education in general. My goal in opening the guesthouse is to support the school I have founded to provide quality education to Khmer children. I have four grown up children, have been a widow for nearly three years now. My late husband, You Khin, was an artist and an architect. He designed the guesthouse you are going to stay in. That's why it has a unique feel and charm. Welcome to You Khin House!
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