Casual tranquility amidst the treasures of Siem Reap.
Casual tranquility in Siem Reap
Welcome to Yi Family Homestay & Bungalows
Our Homestay opened its gate in 2017 with the goal of immersing visitors in a village atmosphere just minutes from Siem Reap town and Angkor Wat.
We offer hygienic, secure and private accommodations for all guests, including children and pets.
Accomodations range from stilt cottages, studio-sized apartments (most with kitchenettes), and cozier budget units in our traditional family home. Our homestay is also a permaculture farm operated by three generations of the Yi family. We have livestock, fruit trees, vegetable gardens and an abundance of foliage, which enhances the natural ambience as well as guests‘ privacy.
Our focus on sustainable living – through solar energy, recycling and composting – demonstrates our commitment to protecting the natural treasures of Siem Reap.
Our intimate knowledge of the province – and affinity with local communities – ensures we deliver time- and cost-saving services to every guest, while opening fresh pathways to the indelible spirit of one of the world’s most transformative destinations.
Almost nothing gets wasted at Yi Family Homestay. We recycle, compost and use solar power for lighting. Bicycles can be rented by the day, week or month.
We also adhere to permaculture practices 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.
One of our main accomplishments is permaculture training for farmers in villages in and around Angkor Archaeological Park, which allows us to expand the benefits of our sustainable and harmonious approach to living.
We are expanding this training, which is fully funded by our Homestay, with Khmer-language videos and written guidance on our Facebook page as well as direct training for farmers in villages
Rooms, Studios and Bungalows
Our homestay was designed to meet the diverse needs of independent-minded travelers: from families to backpackers and digital nomads.
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 nomads.
Our cottages and studios are fully self-contained with kitchenettes, private bathrooms, and plenty of space for yoga mats, meditation and online work. All 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 showers and bathrooms on the ground floor.
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.
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.
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.