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This place is good for pre drinking,the food is great and beds are compfy. But I was disapointed concidering this place is so highly rated. The staff do not smile and are not very helpful, the cleaners let themselves into the rooms throughout the day and night so forget sleeping in past 7. I even woke up to find one of the cleaners on the bed next to me on her phone in the middle of the night. The lockers are so stiff you wake up everyone. There is no tours and activities offered exept drinking.
This hostel is quite nice, you have different atmosphere whether you want to party or rest. The staff was helpful and friendly. The twin room was clean with a nice atmosphere and good shower. Location is correct, with convenient stores and restaurants nearby, and the district is safe & quiet.
The hostel is in a very safe area and is a short walk to many attractions and the river. The rooftop bar has a great vibe and the restaurant downstairs was fantastic!
The bathroom and toilet is dirty
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Only stayed there one night. Things were nice. Enjoyed the stay.
We booked a private ensuite room 2 months in advance but on arrival there had been overbooking errors and we ended up in a mixed 12 person dorm. Very different. So check bookings directly. Also when we were charged as they couldn't find the original booking it wasn't possible to take off the original deposit paid. The dorm was fine except no effort was considered with regards to gender balance. The restaurant and bar were great.
Verry good staff, verry helpful. Nice beds and clean room. I didnt like the shower but they kept it clean everyday.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Stayed at the hostel on 2 seperate occasions with 2 friends, definitely our favourite hostel out of our 3 months in South East Asia. Amazed by the kindness of all of the Mad Monkey Team. Enjoyed going to the local shopping mall with Sina Sun and Lun Raksmey. Also being taken for a night out by Samoun was another favourite memory! Will definitely recommend Mad Monkeys and a big thank you for all your help! Luke Morgan Jack Imms Ollie Clark
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Great fun, loved the hostel. Only problem would have been pricey food but we ate out mostly, so it wasn't an issue! Thank you :)
Great hostel, very nice staff, and good food!
Fantastic place to stay, rooftop bar was an excellent way to meet other backpackers and have a few cheeky cocktails! Awesome atmosphere and the staff are really lovely! Definately coming back here :)
Great sized private room with a really nice bathroom setup. We really enjoyed the downstairs bar and restaurant and had two really yummy meals. The staff are super friendly and seem to love their jobs! Pretty busy if you're looking for somewhere quiet - but that's just testament to its popularity. I'd recommend booking ahead.
Fantastic hostel! Has pretty much everything you need if you're looking to meet some fun people and grab a couple drinks. Dorms are nice and spacey, and you have a huge locker that can fit just about anything you might be carrying on you. Only downside to this place is it's a little far from a lot of the other bars/nightlife scene if that's what you're looking for. But you just have to take a short tuk tuk ride, and you'll find what you're looking for.
Had a great time at Mad Monkey Phnom Penh, luckily I was in the hostel across the one with the bar otherwise it would have been noisy! Beds were amazing, big lockers, friendly staff.
Only stayed a night before moving to another hostel. I had booked a twelve or fourteen bed dorm but in reality it was 22 beds. Too many people coming or going to really be able to rest. Different staff members would give different answers to the same query. Better hostels available for the same price.
In a decent area of Phnom Penh, off of a quiet street, so you got to avoid the chaos of the rest of the city. The staff was very friendly and explained to everybody the safety precautions they should take while out and about in the city. Food in the restaurant was fabulous, but the hostel overall lacked atmosphere. No real common area and every time I went to the roof bar it was dead. They overbooked my room and upgraded me to a fancy suite for the same price.
During the four days we were there they moved us twice because of booking errors. When we were moved to the room we had reserved the air conditioner was broken so they had to put us in another room. Overall I would recommend it... I did not meet others who encountered these problems... But it was frustrating for us!
The ladies dorm was directly under the sunset bar, and, whilst the music wasn't too bad, you could hear everyone walking around and chairs being moved,. OK if you were up there, but it was a very small space and hard to meet people (you walked in and it was hard to move around, the music was too loud to talk, so not a great initial socializing area). There was a restaurant downstairs, but a more informal lounge would have been great. Staff are really lovely.
Partying in the evening was fun as there are many backpackers! Bad that there is no lounge area as its been suggerated on the pictures! The price seemed kind a bit to high for me