Review: TyTy Family Guesthouse, Koh Rong

If you’re looking for a cheap and local guesthouse, TyTy Family Guesthouse is a no-frills place to stay and get a village experience.

Located in the village just off the first pier and run by the White Rose’s proprietor’s extended family, TyTy offers a more Cambodian experience. The few times we have visited there weren’t any English-speakers around, but some friendly villagers were happy to help translate. Rooms are on the upper floor of a small family-run shop selling fruit, vegetables, and more tourist-oriented sundries.

TyTys Koh Rong

For a real village experience, head to TyTy Family Guesthouse.

The ten wooden rooms are outfitted with either one or two double beds, each with a fan and mosquito net, and all rooms have access to a shared bathroom. There’s also a small four-bed mixed dorm with bunk beds for $4 a night. Rooms are simple and unadorned.

As in all of the village accommodation in shophouse-style buildings, some rooms do not have windows and all have walls that do not extend all the way to the ceiling. The last two feet have cross-beams instead of walls. This allows light into the rooms, but also means that you can hear everything from the other rooms, so bring earplugs. This is a village experience, after all.

TyTy Guesthouse Koh Rong

The rooms are very basic but they get the job done.

Upstairs there’s a balcony to hang out on and watch daily Cambodian village life in Koh Toch. When we visited, there was the distinct sense of travel interrupted — backpackers who’d been on their way somewhere but ended up staying at TyTy’s Guesthouse for months instead.

At the height of high season a room with a double bed goes for $10 and a room with two double beds goes for $15, but prices can go up to $25 when the island is crowded. In the low season, rooms can go for as low as $8. Rooms have security bars on the windows for added safety. We’ve provided their phone number, but bookings are probably best made on a walk-in basis.

We were quoted the following prices at TyTy Family Guesthouse

  • Dorm bed: $4
  • Room with double bed, shared bathroom: Usually $10 but up to $25 in high season, $8 to $10 in low season
  • Room with two double beds, shared bathroom: Usually $15 but up to $25 in high season, $8 to $12 in low season

Bookings are can be made by phone or on a walk-in basis.

TyTy Family Guesthouse

Koh Toch Village, Koh Rong
T: 016 880 953

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