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

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1564 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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Although we met lovely people in the hostel and enjoyed the whole partying atmosphere the experience was ruined by the shocking prices. It has a very commercial feel where they just tried to bleed you dry and they were by far the worst prices we have seen in two months traveling! The area it is in makes matters worse as the whole place seems designed to rip backpackers off!! Didn't stay in the one in Siem Reap after and wouldn't recommend!


Really enjoyed our stay! Made it easy with tuktuk driver waiting outside. No 9 drove us around for a few days and he was great! Loved the events on at the hostel every night.


Dorm always smelled of bad plumbing and door was ALWAYS unlocked. Staff seemed annoyed when we asked questions and didn't offer helpful info unless we pried for it. They also seemed to slack off a lot. Two cleaning ladies hid in my dorm on an empty bed for over an hour talking and playing on their phones and watching me get ready, it was very uncomfortable. Servers at restaurant are a bit nicer but service was slow and they were always distracted. Bar crawl on Thursday is fun.


super helpful staff. cameras but no tag system for luggage so it would be easy for someone to grab it- so if you have valuables just give to the reception desk and they have a safe box. Food is good but water and drinks are cheaper at the 24/hr shop next to reception- the shop has everything from protein powder to quesadillas for a late night drunk snack. Wifi is pretty good, beds are ok &AC is solid. Rooftop bar open ti mid night. Sociable but private rooms are great too.


Mad monkey in phnom penh is a fun party hostel! If you choose for this hostel expect to have at least a few drinks every night because it's about that. For while it lasted I had a great stay over there and even though I'm not the biggest partyer. The dorms are very clean and big. The staff is helpfull and always trying to get you in the mood! Read complaints about the loud music in the bar every night but that stops exactly at midnight, wich was more than ok for me! Mad monkey keep on rocking!


We had a room without any windows. Although, you are just looking for a room to put your head down at, so not much time is spent in the room. Happening upstairs bar. Good place for younger people!


No complaints at all. Super clean, comfortable rooms with huge beds. Good bar for socialising. Really friendly and helpful staff.


Couldn't provide a map for the area. Very sociable. Fairly clean. Very very loud, not much sleep!


great staff, very successful one-stop backpacker business which leads to often beehive like atmosphere; no free coffee/tea like in other good hostels (sic!), the very good but not inexpensive restaurant is very popular nonetheless, today´s backpackers obviously can afford such a place which fits well into upmarket Boeng Keng Kang I; excellent keg parties in the rooftop bar & lounge (free flow of draft beer for one hour) several times per week, also BBQ.


Great staff, very accomodating and helpful. Food was a bit pricey for the quality


Great hostel. Although a bit of a corporate feel, Mad Monkey has really nailed the whole hostel concept. Very clean rooms and beds, plenty of toilets and showers throughout the entire facility. Food at restaurant was actually very good although a bit on the expensive side. I did not book any tours through this hostel but it seemed as though booking anything would have been very easy through their well staffed reception area. Upstairs bar was cool if you're into partying.


Spacious private room which was great but the bed wasn't great (pretty springy). Air conditioning was wonderful. Staff were nice and the atmosphere was great. Would go back for sure.


Very much for the Backpacker but with the added twist of good private rooms for couples and so forth. At Pnomh Penh it's a split site with main reception and accomodation one side of the road and restaurant accomodation and bar on the other side of the road.Food in the restaurant bar was good although the menu was heavily biased towards western dishes. Nightly games in the upper bar catering to those who wanted to drink lots of beer and shots.Well organised supply of tuk-tuks. A well run place

  • 15th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Really fun hostel great atmopsphere. Clean and good facilities. Really good food in the restaurant but is a little expensive. Bar is really fun in the evening with events. But be careful with valuables in the street had my phone stolen by a motorbike whilst looking at a map!


Great place to meet fellow travelers! Staff is very friendly-always made you feel welcome.


Hostel was not very clean, toilet smells so bad. Difficult to approach the receptionist and they weren't very friendly when i have enquiries. Food are pricey, the value of this hostel is probably in its party environment which they host alot of cool events everyday, but still you pay a premium for it to meet people and party,


Great atmosphere and second Mad monkey I stayed at, the staff are great, Tina is an asset to the team too! :) Thanks for a great couple of nights!


Nice hostel in a safe area, kinda the western part of town (there is a Costa's around the corner) that has a fun bar that isn't too much fratness to deal with.


I liked that party vibe of the hostel as I went with the intention to meet people. Dorms were clean and beds were comfortable. Could have done with more of an area to chill out apart from the bar or restaurant. Overall pretty happy with stay


The Mad Monkey is a cool place to stay. Many cool backpackers stay there, so it is easy to make friends. The Mad Monkey has a bar and restaurant. Although the menu is a little more pricey than competitors, the food tends to be excellent. The staff are friendly too.

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