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Building 26, Street 302, BKK1 Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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1805 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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Awesome fun place. Pool, bar, rooftop area. Very social. A bit outside the town so scooters are recommended to get around. Food is good.


Definitely a party hostel, but was just perfect. Rooms were spacious (mixed dorm) with lockers under the bed. The rooms were very clean! From your room, you can't even hear the music from the rooftop bar. Location isn't great, there's practically no authentic food anywhere around the hostel. The hostel's restaurant was decent but food took about 45 mins to get to your table. Tuk Tuks available outside the hostel to go to the killing fields, just make sure you bargain for a good price.


We were here for a short period of time, but the staff was very helpful when there. We booked our bus ticket to leave through them and that was nice. The private rooms are nice, and fairly quiet considering the proximity to the roof bar. We weren't partying but this would be a fun hostel to party at. One thing we wished was that office staff was available before 7am and food was available before then. You can't book tickets or order food before 7 so you can't start your day.


Good food (although a little on the western price side) staff alright, sometimes abit busy on their phones. Beds spacious, good locker space. Rooms big and staff always in cleaning in there. Good showers, they are just in the same place as the toilet! Bar was good and a good place to meet people!!


Good spacious dorm rooms with decent ensuite, comfortable beds and good a/c. Great atmosphere, with something always happening upstairs, staff always getting everyone involved. Great hostel for people who want to party!


Excellent staff and food in the restaurant is delicious!

  • 7th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We had to leave just hours after check in becuase our room was above the bar. It was smoky, loud, and our room was dirty. I am very disappointed with the supervisor interaction with us and my over all exprince with Mad Monkey. Make sure you know where your room will be before booking!


Best hostels. Extra good!!!


Wasn't totally impressed by this hostel. Very basic. Couldn't use wifi in the rooms. Beds were uncomfortable. The location is pretty far out from everything. The only good thing is you can book all yours and buses in reception.


We already knew that it was a party hostel so the loud music didnt bother us (it stopped at 12 each night). Beds were comfy and air con was good. Was nice and clean except for the bin in our ensuite toilet (serving 6 people) didnt get empied in the 3 days we were there and it was full before we arrived anyway (you cant flush toilet paper so it was overflowing with that by the time we left which is a bit gross). Other than that good stay :) and the breakfasts are amazing!


Really nice hostel with approachable friendly staff. Prices at the bar and restaurant were a bit expensive but the rooms were clean and spacious.


Great for partying and meeting people... but no pool like other MM's! Busy bar area, good food, more expensive than local places but convenient and good choice. Negatives...there are A LOT of stairs and no lifts...We were on the floor above the "rooftop" bar. Booked another night and told we could stay in same room, came back from day out to find they'd moved all our stuff to another...wasn't happy about that (so low security score) and charged higher room rate but nothing was missing


It is a very nice hostel, with good location. Th museum, central market are very close, there is bike available for rent. The bar is pretty awesome.


Loved it. Jaffa was lovely as ever in getting everyone happy (and drunk!)


The rooms are very good full equipped with AC. The food is really good with affordable prices. The staff are really good as well.


Good hostel but location is terrible. Nice and clean, big comfy beds. The only thing is the mattresses have a plastic covering so every time you move it make an annoying crinkle sound.


I won't rate this place down cause it clearly is a party hostel. Just make sure you're really prepared for insane drinking and screaming every night. As I wasn't that particular night and regretted my choice. Should be perfect to start your trip.


Party hostel. Was okay. Prices at bar / restaurant too high!


Standard backpackers hostel. There are 2 different buildings you can stay in--the one with the main reception and the one with the bar and restaurant. The main "


Only come here if you are wanting to meet, eat and party only with other foreign tourists. There is a bar on the top floor which can be fun but not if you are wanting to sleep. The first and only day I was here, two of the people in my dorm had their cell phone chargers stolen as a result of someone breaking in. We believe it was other people staying at the hostel but could lot honestly say for sure. This is not a terrible place. Just understand what you are getting yourself into.

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