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Really clean dorms and bathrooms, huge beds and good restaurant/bar. Dont think location is the best for night market etc but plenty tuktuks to take you to killing fields/s21 etc.
Great staff, Awesome bars, Quick affordable restaurant and brekkie. Our room was even cleaner than I could have expected and the bathrooms as well. Our room had a balcony, working fan, and AirCon. Beds were HUGE and made up each day. Overall, very satisfied.
I stayed here with my friend. Her makeup bag went missing (it was sitting IN her bag- under her bed). Apparently the cleaner lady thought "someone had left it behind" and took it. The bag was riffled through and some stuff was missing. I, personally, had no problems with this hostel- though I'm not a huge fan of Phnom Penh.
Excellent staff! The girls working in the restaurant are very lively and awesome.
Staff are friendly and always willing to help with questions. Food is a little more expensive then other places but is excellent quality and delicious. Good selection a d portion sizes too.
The Mad Monkey was an outstanding hostel. It is very clean, and the staff are wonderful. I don't remember the gentleman's name that works night time reception, but he is the best. The layout is a bit unusual, with reception being slightly down the street from where my room was, but overall it is extremely accommodating, flexible, and a great place to hang out during your downtime in Phnom Penh. Also, free beer upon check in, what more could you ask for?
Good hostel. My only complaint is that it seems impossible to contact staff at night. There were people outside of my room being quite loud between 1:30am-3:00am, and when I asked them to please take their conversation elsewhere they refused. I went downstairs to ask staff for help, but there was no one anywhere and the exit was locked, so I couldn't even go out. Very poor layout, having the reception desk in another building down the street...
Would definitely recommend, great location and the staff were a great help in getting our visa's for Vietnam. Only downfall was the pumping music right below our room, not the place to stay if you want early nights. The shared showers were almost on top of the toilets so not the place for a germaphobe
Staff could have been a little more helpful. Nice clean hostel with good food and a nice bar.
I stayed here for about 4 days and had a great time. It's based in a pretty good part of PP and I met some pretty awesome people here, the foods pretty good and the bar upstairs is good. Definitely worth the $8 a night I was paying
Very clean, amazing nights sleep as the beds are massive! Also a very sociable bar - highly recommend!
A nice vibrant hostel with a right mix of crowd. Only complaint was that the staff could have been a little more informative about the things to do in town.
Very clean and well maintained hostel. The staff is really friendly (apart when you can the male receptionist on a bad day) and helpful, well used to all possible requests and questions, incredibly accommodating. However the common areas are either the (slightly overpriced) restaurant or the bar, so it's not necessarily conducive to hanging out comfortably and meet people casually, but it's nice to have it nonetheless!
Great place to meet people, the food and upstairs bar are excellent. We stayed here twice, would definitely recommend. FREE BEER ON ARRIVAL!!
Loved the place, great bar, great place to meet people. Friendly employees (make sure they tell you the right prices for buses etc., maybe ask the girls at reception and maybe ask more than one person independently). What I did find strange is that the girls just walk into the dorm while everybody is still sleeping and they just hang out there until they can start cleaning.
Fun hostel, ideal if you want to meet people. The rooftop bar is fun, and the food is excellent (although pricey for Cambodia, but still cheap!). Staff were okay; I went to book an ongoing bus for the day after next
We stayed there twice. Cool place, great bar, friendly staff. Just make sure they don't tell you wrong prices and charge you a dollar more for the bus (try and ask two staff members independently).
Stayed for 2 nights at single. All good - AC, super wide bed which is really cool, clean linen.You will hear all the noise, sounds and voices from reception, that's true. While my staying there was no fine common area (or i haven't been awared of it), but it seems like they build it so it may be quite nice when they finish. Location's not perfect - whenever you go you better take a tuk tuk, because walking is unreal in Cambodia. All in all - pretty good place.