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Big John's Chil-axn Boutique Hostel & Seaview BBQ

360 Ekareach Streat (Victory Hill), Sihanoukville, Cambodia


  • 72%Value For Money
  • 68%Security
  • 66%Location
  • 64%Staff
  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 52%Cleanliness
  • 62%Facilities

Property Information:

Ocean views & sea breezes, no floods or tsunami here, Big John, the self estranged Australian, of Bangkok Hostel infamy, has done it again, only bigger & better. No, the place isn't called 'Party, Party, Party', it's called 'Chil-axn' which is slang for chilling and relaxing.

Pay little attention to bad reviews, largly sponsored by competitors who wish to hobble us.
From the awesome views at Beach On The Hill BBQ on the roof, to bar out front and large area on the lower level you'll find Chil-axn.com the ideal place to chill & relax with old & new friends, in between enjoying the near by beach, bars, restaurants & night life, frequented by friendly locals & tourists. Oh and the best Ribs & Sauce in Cambodia. From May until the end of October we're offering massive long stay savings when you pay in advance with private rooms from just $4.

Located close to the bus station, beach, port and Post Office, with lone travelers as well as couples, groups, friends and family in mind. Cambodia, Asian & Western, everyone, as long as they have ID, is welcome here. No soft foam - wake up with a back ache - mattresses here, all ours are firm inner sprung, meaning you don't sink into them and your body can breathe.

The building was renovated late 2011, all the rooms are big, have natural light/windows, private bathrooms and as much as they are available for single or double use are able to accommodate 3, 4, 5, 6 and even 8 people for just a few dollars extra per person. We also have Female and Mixed dorms. All the rooms have dead locks on the doors. Free high speed, fiber optic internet and wifi. There are also cctv cameras throughout the building for added security, lockable boxes in all the rooms, and lockers to keep your most valuable items safe.
There's a darts board on the roof, along with sun chairs, a sandpit, which can be used as both a little kids play pit and for bigger kids to play petanque / boules. There are also a big screen tv on the roof, making watching major events more fun.

No soft foam, wake up with a back ache, mattresses here, all ours are firm inner sprung.

2nd Draft Beer Free before 4pm with a leflet available at reception. 50cent beers 5.30-6.30pm daily. Chil-axn Cocktails: Island, Jungle & Sunset (all with at least a full shot/ounce of spirit). from just $0.75

2 Draft Beers for $1 wth any Main Meal

Irish, Lamb Stew with rice or bread
Imported Rump Steak (200g, 2cm thick)
with Salad & Chips $5

Monday ....... Aussie, Beef & Gravy, better than a meat pie, Sloppy John $2.75
Tuesday ......... Chicken Satay, Sloppy John $2.25
Wednesday .. Irish, Lamb Stew, Sloppy John $2.75
Thursday ....... Yellow Curry Beef, Sloppy John $2.75
Friday .......... Green Curry Chicken, Sloppy John $2.25
Saturday ....... Mango Curry Chicken, Sloppy John
Sunday .........Beef with BBQ Sauce, Sloppy John $2.75

Served with home made, chips/fries for only $3.50

Chicken & Veg Noodle Soup $1.75
Chicken & Veg Stew (400g) with rice or bread $3.50
Pork& Veg Noodle Soup $2.00
Pork & Veg Stew (400g) with rice or bread $4.00
Lamb & Veg Noodle Soup $2.50
Lamb & Veg Stew (400g) with rice or bread $5.00

BBQ Pork Ribs & Sauce from $5
Daily from 6.30am - 10pm and maybe later

Happy hours 2-4 pm & 10-11pm, Happier Hour 5.30-6.30pm. Come watch the awesome sunsets.

FREE dorm beds on Saturdays to participating Hash House Harriers, by prior arrangement. 50cent draft beer all day, every day if you are wearing a Has House Harrier Shirt.

Terrific Tuna Tuesday with BBQ Tuna (200g) with Salad or Tempura vegetable, Rice or Chips, for just $2.50

Sexy Tattoo Thursday Buy 1 get 1 FREE when you show us your sexy tattoo.

Fabulous Fish Friday - BBQ Barracuda, with Salad or Tempura vegetable, Rice or Chips, for just $3.00

Classic Khmer, vegetable and tofu dishes are also available.
Burger Specials
Monday Lamb Burger & Chips $4.25
Tuesday Free Cheese with any burger
Wednesday Free Bacon with any burger
Thursday Free Egg with any burger
Friday Barracuda Burger & Chips $3.75
Saturday Free Pineapple with any burger
Sunday Mum’s Meatlover Burger & Chips only $4.00

Enjoy a glass of Red or White Wine at any time with any burger on any day for ONLY an extra $1.50

Sloppy John's
Monday Aussie, Beef & Gravy, better than a meat pie,
Tuesday Chicken Satay,
Wednesday Pork with Apple Sauce,
Thursday Yellow Curry Beef,
Friday Green Curry Pork,
Saturday Mango Curry Chicken,
Sunday Traditional Beef with BBQ Sauce ,
All served with home made, chips/fries for only $3.25 or served with a Glass of Red or White Wine for just $4.75

Classic Khmer, vegetable and tofu dishes are also available.

1 Litre jugs of Diezel (Angkor Beer and Coke) only $1.75
1 Litre jugs of Shagme (Angkor Beer and Limeade) only $1.75
1 Litre jugs of Fantale (Angkor Beer and Fanta) only $1.75
1 Litre jugs of RedLady (Angkor Beer and Strawberry) only $1.75

Location Information

Victory Hill, near Victory beach. Not far from the bus station, restaurants and night life, as well as the port, for those traveling to Islands, like Koh Ru and Koh Rong. Not forgetting the awesome view of the surrounding area and the ocean.

It only costs $1-2 to get to most places in Sihanoukville on the back of a motocycle-taxi and/or $3-5 in a tuk-tuk and usually takes less than 10 minutes.

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  • Latest Review

    I route for the underdog... And as you can see I've reviewed well over 40 hostels. Mistake this time! This place is NOT good. My dorm room and bathroom were extremely dirty and smelled worse than anywhere I've ever stayed before. Staff is more concerned with playing pool and on their phones than the guests. Food is alright and decent price. Cheap stay if you can tolerate the dirty conditions.
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included


  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Things to Note

Free Beer Coupon on Check in, when you ask.. 50cent beers 6-7pm daily. All you can eat BBQ & Pasta buffet Wed & Sat 6-8pm. $5. BBQ Barracuda Salad, Chips $2.5 VISA Cards accepted at reception, Guests are requested to not smoke in the building. Food and drinks from outside can be brought into and consumed in the lower entertainment/communal/games room. A surcharge will apply for drinks and food from outside consumed at Roof On The Hill BBQ on the rooftop. Day cruises to the nearby islands

Big John's Chil-axn Boutique Hostel & Seaview BBQ Located at 360 Ekareach Streat (Victory Hill), , Sihanoukville.
Big John's Chil-axn Boutique Hostel & Seaview BBQ
Sihanoukville 0000 360 Ekareach Streat (Victory Hill)
63% 80
10.6347538 103.5045790
Big John's Chil-axn Boutique Hostel & Seaview BBQ
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