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The Mad Monkey Reviews

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

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1349 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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Great to meet ppl.


Stayed in the room next to the rooftop bar, best excuse to join the party every night ;) It closes at 11.30 so no need to worry about not getting enough sleep. Really enjoyed my stay here, so easy to meet people so definitely a good place to stay when you travel alone!


Great hostel. We stayed in the 10 bed dorm but it was split by walls so felt like a 4 bed. Good bar too. Food was slightly pricey but yummy. Would recommend.


No keys to rooms so anyone can walk around and wifi does not work in rooms. Beds were very hard and there is only one toilet/shower for every 8-10 person dorm. Aside from that the staff was excellent as was the restaurant/bar.


This hostel had a really good vibe, but I wouldn't stay here again. Instead I would stay somewhere cheaper and just go here for drinks by the pool.


Good staff and Great environment. Very Social. It feels good to stay on a socially responsible hostel. Plus, it is such a great place to meet people and have a drink with them especially at the rooftop bar! Highly Recommended and Will definitely comeback if I'm in Phnom Penh

  • 3rd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • aarg293
  • Philippines
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


i didn't like Phnom Penh although the hostel was good. Nice basic facilities with everything you need. Ive stayed at all the mad monkeys and would highly recommend :)


Over priced for what it is. Restaurant did amazing food though


Great hostel, had an amazing time here. Restaurant is really good, not to expensive. Rooftopbar is awesome, also the pubcrawl. Matrasses where not great, after a few nights my back was really hurting. Would go back here!


Staff are amazing, great menu, can highly recommend the mac and cheese! Air conditioned rooms, very comfortable and affordable.


Great clean place to stay, staff are really good and location is brilliant!!


Noisey and expensive


Would recommend to stay at mad monkey if spending time in phnom penh. The best part of the hostel is the rooftop bar which is a nice place to meet other travellers. The bar closes at 11:30pm so don't be put off by this if wanting a more relaxed stay. The restaurant offers a good selection of Western and Khmer dishes which are more expensive when compared to other restaurants in the city. The only drawback for me was the location which is not central meaning a 30mins walk or tuk tuk into town


Had a great time, staff were very friendly and helpful, good social bar upstairs and close to lots to do in city centre


Was very disappointed with Mad Monkey PP as it had been hyped up for us along the way by other travellers. The room stunk due to a sewerage problem coming from the bathroom with was very unclean. Apart from that everything else was ok.


Decent hostel, good atmosphere, able to sort further travel out easily


Good for a party but not to relax or feel comfortable!


The staff was extremely busy at all times it seemed. Very busy hostel. It was strange that the hostel is actually 2 buildings. I liked that the restaurant was good. Good food and drinks. The room was ok. We stayed above the bar which was quite loud. Seems like a party hostel which is good if that's what you're looking for.


Receptionist who wears green glasses is thick and so slow!!!!Me and my friends got annoyed with her attitude! However, hostel itself was not bad! Partying all night... No way to get sleep before midnight! Early morning wake up call because of the renavation of the building! Really loud and start after 7am! Room was ok. It's not close to main attractions but nice and posh street and feel safe !


Mad Monkey seems to be a Cambodian institution. It's massive, well-run, and a great place for backpackers. Free drink ticket on arrival and rooftop bar make this an awesome place to socialize with other travelers. Our private room was huge, but it would've been nice if there was a place to store our valuables.

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