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Loved it. Stop looking and book this one but email them directly to confirm as they didn't have our booking the first time we tried to stay here
I would definitely recommend Mad Monkey if staying in Phnom Penh. Good rooms, although the top floor can be a bit noisy if you want a quiet night, but I believe the bar closes around 11pm so its not a problem. The staff are very helpful and they employ some staff with disabilities, unlike most other companies in Cambodia - I believe these people enhanced our stay as they were so kind and really wanted to help. Good location, I would stay again. Thank you.
dorms are big with larger than average beds that are quite comfy. building work going on from first thing in the morning. some of the staff are lovely, some of the staff are really quite rude. i was pretty excited to stay here due to the reviews but maybe the reviews were so high since they offer you free drink for good ratings....is a good hostel but not THE BEST.
Someone cut the padlock off my locker but think they were interrupted because my stuff was out, but all there. Told staff downstairs and they said might be cleaners go to reception???!! Very large Cambodian man on recetpion didn't care said must have been another backpacker. Did not offer to check CCTV only wanted to check new people in. Pretty annoyed.
A great place to meet people! A very open, inviting atmosphere and a great rooftop bar with nightly specials/activities!
Really great staff and location. I had a single up above the bar which was a little noisy, but hey it's a hostel. And the bar closed by 12/12:30 at night - it wasn't an issue. The place was very clean, staff knowledgeable. I wanted to stay at the one in Siem Reap which is also in a fantastic location but it was booked. Great place!
Great staff. Nice bar and organised outings. Great food at the restaurant. You lose a few points for the cold shower, even though it helped our hangover in the morning.
Stayed here and 88backpackers. Definitely preferred Mad Monket. Great staff, very socialable hostel very easy to meet other backpackers
This hostel is expensive, you can get a hotel room for cheaper than a bed so keep that in mind before booking. The restaurant prices are outrageous for Phnom Penh. With that being said, it is very clean and the showers have hot water. My room had an ant problem and two beds got invaded one day. The locker doors were totally worthless and would noisily crash down all the time unless we inserted a lock in the latch (i.e., they couldn't stay up just shut). The staff is really nice.
Very nice place in a central location. The atmosphere is pretty good, its just a shame that the rooftop bar closes quite early and you basically get kicked out and end up in a place thats same same...
Good place for solo travelllers to meet others. Dorms fairly spacious and kept very clean. Bar upstairs is busy most nights but shuts before midnight for those wanting to sleep. Restuarant downstairs serves excellent khmer and western food but is slightly pricier than your average backpacker budget would normally stretch to. Staff very friendly and helpful.
Wow! What an incredible hostel! Great location away from the chaos but only $2 to the riverside. Efficiently run by friendly young staff. Wide selection of pristine rooms at affordable rates. Great place to stay for one night or a week. The restaurant is fantastic and offers a great variety of really tasty grub. The hotel boasts a social responsibility and should be praised for its fantastic achievements. This place is really special and definitely worth a visit, highly recommend staying.
The hostel is everything that you would want while travelling. It is located in a good area, within easy tuk tuk/cab from popular attractions and night life. The hostel is split between two buildings 100m apart from one another. The rooms are spacious and clean, with the highest bunk beds I've ever experienced. Would definitely recommend.
I was amazed how friendly the Cambodian staff were even the cleaners were keen to have a chat. The beds are huge and comfortable. The dorm I stayed in was a bit too big however and the toilets consistently busy. The rooftop bar is great and goes off most nights. Food in the restaurant however is more expensive than usual but still very tasty.
Hostel had everything we wanted for a stay in Phnom Penh, rooms and beds were very clean and comfortable. Bar and restaurant were an added bonus and a provide a great social environment, bar shuts at 11pm and the evening continues at another bar with free tuktuk journey. Hostel is located in an upmarket area and a short tuktuk ride is required to get in to 'tourist town' on the river. Staff were great, would recommend.
I really have no idea how mad monkey is because they didn't hold my reservation which granted I was 20 minutes later then I had booked for but when a girl outside told me it was given away at 7pm and I was due to arrive at 11pm the night porter was so drunk he could bearly stand and told me I could sleep on the couch before the manager came out then absolutely refused to give my booking deposit back. Granted only a small amount of money more about principal. Don't stay here
The best place I've stayed in Phnom Penh.
Had a really good stay here, the rooftop bar was packed the night we were there and everyone went out together after some competitive beer pong. The dorms had were spacious with comfortable beds, good quality bathrooms and good A/C. They had no towels to rent/borrow which wasn't particularly helpful but if that's the worst thing to say about a place it can't be all bad! I'd stay here again if I returned to Phnom Penh.
A very nice, clean hostel with some of the biggest dorm beds I have ever slept in. The staff was not overly friendly but were still helpful. Only drawback is that the location could be better.