Dinner with guests in the dry seasonSochea's Room (triple basic en-suite - 1 king size and 1 single bed) with fans
Phnom Penh Homestay - private rooms with AC
Hosted by Christine
Christine is the host.
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Our home offers a warm welcome to visitors to Cambodia. Our large house is the home of Cambodians (including children) and we host volunteers serving in Phnom Penh as well as tourists. We are situated in a dusty, noisy suburb of PP (15 minutes by tuk tuk from the Russian Market). For a small donation we offer clean, private, en-suite guest rooms for up to 3 adults and excellent Cambodian dinners. We do not make a profit. We could be the highlight of your trip.

The space

Our house is a family home in the South of the city of Phnom Penh - we offer a safe and comfortable way to connect with Cambodia and Cambodians.
Our 4 en-suite guest rooms, for up to 3 adults, are neat, private, pretty and clean. All our rooms have fans (and/or air-con) and balconies. Air-con rooms are $20 per night and rooms with fans are $15 per night. Please contact me directly if you wish to book more than one room.
We supply free drinking water and we have free wi-fi. We do not provide breakfast but guests are welcome to help themselves to breakfast eggs and can eat as much rice as they wish.
For a donation of just $3 per person guests are also welcome to eat an excellent Cambodian dinner with the family - most Mondays to Fridays at around 6pm. Children under 8 years, eating with their parents, can eat dinner for free.
Our home is peaceful and our guests enjoy the experience of staying with us.
Tourist attractions are easily accessible from the homestay by tuk tuk or by moto. We have a well maintained tuk-tuk (with an English speaking experienced driver who lives at The House) which you can hire at a nominal rate. We can also meet you at the airport - transfer cost is just $10.
If you need to call someone to help you find us - please call Bunthoeurn (Bun-too-un) or Dong - these numbers are available once you have made a booking.
We exist to support Cambodians - we do not make a profit.

Guest access

The House yard/garden is accessed by large gates. The rooms are accessed by stairs at the back of the house which lead to balconies.
•We live on Street 45BT (Street 43BT on an on-line map) house 18a – a large corner phteah-veng with three balconies running alongside the house.
To find us -
•Follow the 271 heading towards Vietnam. Take a right turn (under an elaborate archway) towards Samsom Kosal Pagoda
•At the T junction turn left
•Take the first turning right
•At the crossroads (there is a petrol station on the left corner) turn left
•Follow the road and general flow of traffic for about half mile
•Eventually you will reach (on the left) a simple alfresco bar/restaurant and then a small supermarket called Vath Mart - take the next turning right. (If you reach a sharp left hand bend you have gone too far so turn back!)
•Follow this road (which is new and not yet on a map) for about one third of a mile. At the T junction - at the end of the road turn right and we are immediately on your left - just before the soccer field
•There are 2 trees in front of the 4 large mustard coloured gates of our house.

Interaction with guests

I am usually at the house but if I am not I am always available by telephone or email if you need help or advice. The Cambodians in the house are excellent hosts and experienced at making everyone feel welcome.

Other things to note

The house is not easy to find if you are just arriving in Cambodia. However Bunthoeurn can meet you with our tuk-tuk, or we can communicate with your driver (in Khmer) and direct him to the homestay.
If you need to call a Cambodian to help you find us - please call Buthoeurn or Dong.
Drivers in Phnom Penh are usually happy to let you use their phone :-)


Amenities
Cable TV
Internet

Prices
Cleaning Fee £4
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed

House Rules
No parties or events
Check in time is 8AM - 9PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

You do not have to be a Christian to stay at the house - everyone is welcome. However responsible use of alcohol and tobacco is encouraged. Sex tourism and drugs are an absolute no no.


Cancellations

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Roshni User Profile
October 2016
I had a great time at this lovely house. I especially loved the garden. Chris was a fantastic host and took care of my every need. She arranged a Tuk-Tuk driver who was delightful. Chris made me feel part of her family. Thank you for everything!

Evie And Will User Profile
July 2016
Incredible stay. We only booked to stay 2 nights and ending up staying 4 nights and then returning later in the week for another night. I think that speaks for itself. Right from the pick up from Buntheourn we felt safe and secure and he cared for us throughout our trip. His family were so kind and the food cooked by his wife Noranne was delicious. It is the best accommodation we have had, full of kind, warm people it makes you never want to leave. We can't wait to go back.

Ali User Profile
June 2016
As soon as we arrived we were greeted by Buntheon, the tuk tuk driver. A very warm and friendly person who also shares the house with his family. We enjoyed some great home cooking almost every night with Buntheons family as well as other people living in the house. Everything was clean and well maintained so no complaints. A pleasure to go back to after a long day of exploring Cambodia.

Christian User Profile
August 2017
We had a nice stay with Buntheourn and his family. The rooms were clean and the beds nice and soft. Buntheourn was really friendly and helpful. Oh and his wife cooks great food! Would recommend to eat dinner at home :)

Michelle User Profile
June 2017
Well Christine was a pleasant enough host, we did not really have the opportunity for much interaction. While we appreciate her efforts in getting our booking cancelled for the month of June after much confusion with Airbnb. We did not book for the month of June, but that was sorted out in the end. However, there are issues that need to be addressed for future guests. Firstly, Christine likes to call it a donation, which it is not. We were paying guests. I do think that if you are going to have a curfew, then at the very least, this should be advertised? We were locked out on numerous occasions and stood outside making calls to try and get in. Stood out there for an hour and a half to get let in, only after the people living on the top floor came down to let us in. The place is locked up tighter than Fort Knox and not always at the same time. We were given keys to get in and out, but for what reason I don't know. There are two locks on the main gate and another lock further in which is not necessary. After being locked out the first time, arriving just after 22h00. The second time, I went to great length asking them not to put the top pad lock on, as it is impossible to reach from the outside. This problem could be easily solved if the top lock was not put on. I do not even see the reason for two locks, it's impossible to get in with just the one lock. Both locks are on the inside of these really huge iron gates. We could have opened the bottom lock with little fuss and there would have been no need for this gripe. For the sake of future paying guests please address this issue. As I said, we are not donors supporting a charity but paying guests and expect to be treated as such. Do you really think that there's a need for a curfew ? Your guests are adults and should be treated as such. We were locked out a further two times, both before 22h00 ... ridiculous. It's not as if we could just ring the bell and be let in, we did ring the bell but To no avail and stood around in the dark for over an hour yet again. It is not just us who were inconvenienced but other guests too. One of the other guests could not actually get in and were forced to find accommodation elsewhere! If this sounds like a rant, it's because it is! Or am I being unfair. Then we get to the electricity power cuts, which are regular. More confusing was the fact that the cuts were only isolated to certain floors in the house, with the rest of the power in the surrounding neighbourhood being on. This particular night being after we were stranded outside for an hour and a...
Christine User Profile
Response from Christine:
Dear Michelle and Michael I am so very sorry that you did not tell me about the things that were bothering you during your stay at our home because they could easily have been rectified and/or explained. We did our best to make you welcome during your time with us; looked after your things whilst you traveled about Cambodia (your room was always ''yours'' at no extra charge) and, though your original booking was until the end of June, allowed you to change the booking when you moved to your permanent apartment here in Phnom Penh. Your donation to the house is appreciated - thank you for staying with us. Our house is not a guesthouse - it is a homestay. Eight Cambodians and, at the moment, 4 foreigners consider it their home. We host mostly young people from all over the world who are volunteering in Cambodia and who enjoy living with a family. Most people who stay with us do not book through Airbnb. Everyone contributes to the house according to their income or according to how long they plan to stay. Nightly contributions are the most expensive - at $15 a night - but for a room which can host up to 3 people - even this is a nominal charge. We do not make a profit - we exist to serve Cambodia. All donations go towards the running costs of the house (which includes employment for 3 unskilled Cambodians) and any surplus is used to support poor families, who we know, in health, education and housing. We are active in the community helping and giving wherever we can. We do not have a curfew at the house but we ask everyone (including myself) who may stay out after 10pm, to communicate with us - so we do not lock them out. Security is a huge issue in Cambodia especially in a place where foreigners are seen to be coming and going. We are knowledgeable and therefore vigilant about security and our guests can feel comfortable that they, and their belongings, are safe at the house. There is always someone in the house to help with any issue - and to let any guests, who may not know how to use their keys, open the gates at any time. We generally share phone numbers which helps us to communicate with each other. Power cuts are a normal part of living in Cambodia, particularly during the hot season, but do not usually last for very long. Kind regards Christine
June 2017

Michelle User Profile
May 2017
Lovely stay. More a home than a house. Friendly and very welcoming .

ZhouCai User Profile
April 2017
The family is so sweet and kind. Highly recommend the dinner at the house, yummy! The stairs are narrow but great value in the city!

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Christine User Profile

I am British and I live and work in Cambodia. I share my Christian family home with young Cambodians who love to welcome visitors, and young foreigners who want to learn about Cambodia. Everyone is given a warm welcome.

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