Yellow Sun Hostel

Kampot is steeped in colonial history, which makes it both beautiful and interesting. Local people are a mixture of Cambodian and ex pats, both of which you can find frequenting the many bars and coffee shops in the local town. At the hostel we employ both western and local staff; currently 9 Khmer staff who hold positions in all aspects of the business, from cooking and housekeeping, to maintenance and bar tending. We are only too happy to help with improving your local language skills.

We are looking for volunteers who can help out with the general running of a backpackers hostel. Reception Helping out restaurant , liaising with guests and any Ad Hoc duties that occur. We are looking for friendly, sociable people with a good level of English. No previous experience is necessary. You will either be working morning shifts (08:00 - 14:00): serving breakfast orders, checking people in, renting kayaks and just being a smiley face to make guests feel welcome! We always had a fews local staff to help. Or evening shifts (17:00-23:00): 6day a week. the reception turns in to a busy bar by night! You will help with food orders and serve drinks, chatting to all the interesting people that pass through our doors.

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I loved my time at Yellow Sun. I got to meet so many new people and our Khmer colleagues were so amazing! 10/10 recommend honestly except for the fact that there is no A/C in the staff dorm.

16 days ago



Volunteering at Yellow Sun was an amazing experience, a time I will never forget, memories and friendships made that’ll have a place in my heart forever ;) the place itself is beautiful, located right on the river so you can enjoy an afternoon swim and a beer for a wonderful sunset! The staff is lovely and very helpful. The job itself was fun and easy to do! The hours were quite a lot but since it was so much fun and working also meant connecting with other travellers and volunteers you won’t mind. I would definitely recommend!
Thanks guys for making this stay memorable <3

19 days ago



I volunteered here with my best friend and we had the best time ever. The work is extremely easy and fun and all of the Khmer colleagues are extremely forthcoming and kind. We meet so many lifelong friends in fellow volunteers and guests here. The location is gorgeous and the facilities are as expected.

20 days ago



I truly enjoyed my time in Yellow Sun! The location is absolutely beautiful and the general atmosphere in the hostel is very laid-back and relaxed. The job itself is very easy and enjoyable in my opinion and I quite enjoyed my shifts. Only minus for me was that they advertise live music/karaoke to be held few times a week but there was no karaoke event when I was staying there and live music only once.
And, I definitely recommend going if you want to hang around animals! Those dogs, puppies, cats and kittens made the place feel like home :)
I am very grateful, thank you!

24 days ago

johny replied

Great review! Here's a possible reply:

"Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review and for recommending our hostel! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that our beautiful location and laid-back atmosphere made a great impression on you. We're sorry to hear that our live music and karaoke events didn't happen as advertised during your stay, cuz the season started to slow and not enough people to organize any activities. We're happy to hear that our animal companions made you feel at home - they are definitely a big part of our hostel's charm! We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you back soon for another enjoyable stay!"

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Shout out to Dayron, Posh warrior princess, Celine, jazzy fizzle, Bee, Chloe, Caroline, Katrina, Tak, Pros, and of course Johnny. It was an absolute pleasure working here. I highly recommend it, the people and environment are so chill. I will miss all the sunsets and night parties. The place has a great view of the river and it's always so relaxing. This was my second volunteer experience and I am 2/2 on great experiences so far. This place has left a everlasting impression on me. I believe that the Yellow Sun Hostel will continue to flourishing it continues on its trajectory. Thank you!

27 days ago

johny replied

Great review! Here it is:

"Thank you for your kind words and shoutouts to our amazing team! Dayron, Posh warrior princess, Celine, jazzy fizzle, Bee, Chloe, Caroline, Katrina, Tak, Pros, and Johnny all send their regards and appreciate your hard work and positive energy during your stay. We're glad you enjoyed working at our hostel, and that our people and chill environment made it a great experience for you. We'll definitely miss the sunsets and night parties with you! We're thrilled to hear that this was your second volunteer experience and that both have been great. It's inspiring to know that our place left a lasting impression on you. We'll continue to strive for excellence and growth, and we appreciate your confidence in us. Thank you again for your dedication and we hope to welcome you back soon!" Daniel you are the best. good luck with your journey

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