About this listing
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.
The swimming pool and ground floor gallery and computer facilities are available to the children at the school next door from 10 am to 2pm. After 4pm, there is a Khmer dance practice at the gallery area for 45mn. For the children's protection, no pictures of the children are allowed.
The private paintings on display are not to be photographed either.
My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the Charity-run guest house when we were in Phnom Penh 2 weeks ago. Muoy and her staff were very helpful: letting us know before we booked about the construction project that's currently underway (to ensure we were comfortable staying there in the midst of it), arranging a tuk tuk to meet us at the airport, and answering our questions along the way. We were there for our first 2 nights in SE Asia after traveling from the USA, so it was great to have a comfortable place to stay! Thanks Muoy!
As a side note - if you do stay at the Charity-run guest house, there's a nice restaurant right down the street called The Lost Room. Turn left outside the school's gate and walk a few minutes. It's a little more upscale with international fare.
You Khin House is a lovely place run by lovely people. Our room was well appointed, everything we needed. I was a little under the weather and couldn't take advantage of all Phnom Penh has to offer.
Had a wonderful stay at You Khin guesthouse! Even though part of the guesthouse is being renovated, it is still as beautiful as pictured. Check in and out was a breeze and staff were very friendly and always helpful. Breakfast was sumptuous with different fruits everyday. Located away from the hustle and bustle of the streets but in close proximity to Aeon Mall. Other attractions were also within walking distance.
There's never a dull moment in the guesthouse from visiting the school to playing a little snooker and the dog to a large selection of books to read from. Highly recommended!
Thank you Muoy for the wonderful stay!
We had an extremely short stay and did not have the chance to meet Muoy. However, her team was extremely warm and friendly. We are also grateful that they offered to provide us complimentary breakfast on our first day, as we reached early in the morning. The place is clean and 5mins walking distance to the AEON mall.
This was exactly as I had anticipated. The rooms were spacious and clean. The staff welcoming and efficient.
I am sorry for having had the time to write a review for you before. I was travelling and just came back today. Thank you very much for staying with us. It has been lovely hosting you. The staff enjoyed having you although for such a short time. I hope next time you' ll be able to stay longer.
Meanwhile best wishes.
Loved this little guest house for our quick stay in Phnom Penh. The kitchen had cheap beers and we relaxed by the pool after our long journey. In the evening we went next door to the rum distillery that is open to the public on Thursday nights. Clearly caters to tourists but it was a really cool spot. Check in and out were easy and took advantage of the free wifi. Definitely recommend!
I did not have the opportunity to meet Muoy, nevertheless, I really had a wonderful stay at her guest house.
The rooms were so clean and tidy. The whole environment in the room made for some sound sleep. The staff were wonderful and very helpful. Each of them had a smile on their face whenever we met them.
The whole vibe around the guest house is extremely positive. In it's ambiance are musical instruments, beautiful wooden furniture, books and some fascinating pieces of art hung on the walls, a pool table, a little swimming pool, ample books to browse through. They have a free breakfast with a scrumptious serving for fruits.
This place is highly recommended for those looking for a clean and comfortable place to stay in Phnom Penh.
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About the Host, Muoy
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!