Casual tranquility amidst the treasures of Siem Reap.
Warm Nourishing Rural Hospitality
Welcome to Yi Family Homestay where the focus is on your wellbeing
Our Homestay opened its gate in 2017 with the goal of offering visitors accommodation in a village atmosphere just minutes from Siem Reap town and Angkor Wat. Our homestay is special in that you are welcome to join our family life, rather than just visiting another guest house. You will be surrounded by an extended family with children, grandparents, and animals all within a lush green garden. You will be immersed in the sounds of Khmer celebrations and the local Pagoda and morning market, only a few minutes’ walk away, will give you a real-life experience of Khmer daily life.
Mei provides a warm, welcoming atmosphere with her daily presence and delicious traditional Khmer cooking. Her focus is on wholesome and healthy food and she is more than willing to tell you her recipe secrets. You can really feel that love goes through the stomach in her kitchen. Mei is always willing to share about Khmer life and answer any curious questions.
If you have a craving for good European food, Thomas, a long-term German resident at YiFamily Homestay, offers a daily menu that can be adjusted to your desires. You can eat anything from woodfired pizza to expertly cooked Schnitzel with cream of mushroom sauce. Everything comes peppered with good stories. Both Mei and Thomas cater to vegan and vegetarian needs.
Our intimate knowledge of the province and tourist attractions, as well as our closeinteractions with local communities enables us to offer you individualized time and cost-effective services as well as unique explorations.Sam is very eco- conscious and has a passion for raising awareness of and immersing people in Khmer nature and culture. His dedication to empowering villagers to become self-sufficient has resulted in various projects that connect travelers with natives.
One of our main projects, in cooperation with friends and other NGO’s, is training farmers in villages in and around Angkor Archaeological Park in modern sustainable agricultural practices. Rather than the traditional way of just growing rice, we teach about the importance of diversity to ensure income throughout the year. We are expanding this on the ground training by providing Khmer-language videos and written guidance on our Facebook page (facebook.com/thefarmershareKh) We also provide sustainable tourist adventures (facebook.com/tonlecampingadventure) by offering overnight trips to a floating village. There you have the opportunity to experience life on the lake, explore the village and surrounding nature via kayak, and engage with the villagers with basket making and other crafts. This way tourism directly benefits the locals by providing them with a diversity of jobs.
Our focus on sustainable living demonstrates our commitment to protecting the natural treasures of Siem Reap. Our lights are powered by solar energy and we recycle all of our kitchen waste in the yard to ensure healthy soil. We raise chickens and ducks for eggs, fish for food, and herbs and spices to flavor our meals. Our drinking water is filtered from three wells. To reduce plastic waste, we encourage you to bring your own metal water bottles to refill at our filtered water station. With your help we can also recycle cans and plastic bottles. Bicycles and scooters can be rented daily or longer. Rides can be arranged for you or you can use Passapp or Grab App easily to order a cheap tuktuk or riksha.
- Rooms, Studios and Bungalows
- Our homestay was designed to meet the diverse needs of independent-minded travelers:
- from families to backpackers and digital nomads. You can enjoy a common lounge,kitchen, and wooden deck with views of the rice fields and mountains beyond.We offer clean, secure and private accommodations for long and short-term guests, including children and pets. Accommodations range from stilt cottages, studio-sized apartments, and cozier budget units in our traditional family home. Hammocks are available upon request.
- Our cottages and studios are fully self-contained with kitchenettes, private bathrooms, and plenty of space for yoga mats, meditation and online work. Free WIFI is provided. All accommodations include fans, air con, mosquito nets, basic appliances, utensils – as well as lush, garden views. Private rooms in our main house are more suitable for single, budget travelers. Situated on the ground and first floors, they include queen-sized beds and ceiling fans, with shared bathrooms and kitchen on the ground floor.
Each unit can be reserved for a single night or longer, with lower rates for extended stays. Prices for direct reservations are always lower than those offered on hotel or homestay booking websites. During peak tourism season (November to May) studios rent for US$ 12 to US$ 18 per night (excluding air-con charges). Cottages are US$ 35 to US$ 50 per night, and budget rooms average US$ 8 per night. We also offer monthly rates for volunteers and digital
We also offer a shared kitchen, a sunset deck, laundry service, free wifi, filtered drinking water, an outdoor barbecue, and a Western Food Restaurant with a wood-fired oven that serves – among other dishes – gourmet pizza.
Our central kitchen focuses on made-to-order Khmer home cooking using only the freshest ingredients sourced locally every morning.
Our commitment to personalized service extends beyond our gates.
We arrange tailored excursions to temples, nature sanctuaries, and visits to villages (both those on land and water) in Siem Reap province and beyond.
King's Road Angkor is 5.1 km from the family stay, while Angkor Wat is 11.1 km away. The nearest airport is Siem Reap International, 13 km from Yi family Homestay, and the property. Although Angkor Wat is the magnet for visitors from around the globe, Siem Reap town
and province offers an abundance of historical, cultural and natural sites for guests to immerse themselves in. Angkor Wat, itself, is just one of scores of awe-inspiring temple complexes, which expand far beyond Angkor Archaeological Park.
Over the last several years, younger Cambodians (as well as government officials) have become increasingly committed to environmental protection. This has led to a dramatic increase in nature preserves and heightened efforts to protect the habitat of Cambodia’s wildlife. Our most popular excursions include cycling, trekking, bird watching and kayaking, as well as visits to the floating villages, on Cambodia’s Great Lake, the Tonle Sap. We would be happy to assist you in your individual plans.
White sand beaches and turquoise sea are drawing an increasing number of travelers to Cambodia’s pristine islands, while the Cardamon Mountains and the country’s little visited Northeast are poised to become the region’s premiere trekking destinations.