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This mad monkey was good, but the monkey mad in seim reap was not so good, i booked a dorm online and when I got there I wanted to upgrade to a private room so instead of paying a little extra she canceled my booking and charged me $17 for one night and didnt really explain to me I was going to lose booking and pay all again
Good value for money, nice hostel. Nothing special but everything is there, food at the hostel is great tho, nice bar. Two issues with our room: - No curtains before the windows so the light gets in early morning - the bar area is above the rooms and everything that is moved there makes a hell of a noise -
Make sure you don't stay in room#15 - the twin private. After 5am, the staff outside get very loud and they also use the adjacent room for cleaning. I tried many times to ask them to be quiet but they just laughed at me. The people staying here and the bar is great....just avoid room#15
Very good hostel. I especially enjoyed staying in the Female dorm. Breakfast, food and cocktails are also really nice although relatively expensive!
Large busy hostel but with lots of travellers. Great rooftop bar where you can meet and play drinking games. Famous "Bazooka" Challenge. Nice food. In walking distance (1.5km) to S-21 prison and some decent bars and clubs
awesome place! thanks to all the wonderful staff for making the stay so good (especially tina!)
Dorms were great, very central walking distance to many things or a $2 tuk tuk. Staff were great and lost count of how many people I met and went out with. Perfect for social side and safe. Perfect wifi for me I don't know about the other experiences I would say the noise in the dorms created by the kitchen bangkng and the neighbours was the only let down, buy some ear plugs. Seriously
Great hostel! They make you feel very safe and welcome, and organise the nicest parties at the rooftop bar. Kitchen downstairs serves great good and drinks.
Just a few comments about Mad Monkey. Great at creating a "college frat house" vibe if that's what you're into. We enjoyed boozin' and socializing a couple of nights but a few other nights just wanted to chill when we got back to our room. Unfortunately, the cement hallways echo every footstep and voice like an amplifier, especially considering the bar is on the upstairs and the restaurant downstairs. A little bit of padding or something (besides paint artwork) on the walls would go a long way.
To be honest Ioved the staff and the beds were big enough but the bathroom was not cleaned for all the days I stayed in there even though I kept asking them to clean it.
I am glad to have chosen this hostel as they were excellent in every field. Felt welcomed in every way possible. Definitely going back if I visit Phnom Penh again.
- Novice Nomad
- All Male Group, 25-30
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Very friendly staff and a good location. When i arrived there was a problem with the room i booked, so they immediately arranged another room which was twice as big and with a nice big bathroom. There is a lot of space to relax inside and outside on the roof. I stayed there for only one night, but i will probably go the same place again if i go to PP.
Perfect place as a party hostel, they know how to get you drunk ;) they organized my vietnam visa: gave them the passpprt saturday and got it back monday evening. The khmer food is average, but overpriced. They don't have a proper lounge (one in the other building but not located well enough, so no people in it) they only way to meet other travellers is in the dorms or the bar.
Dorm underneath the bar is very noisy. Otherwise, great stay in a clean room although this hostel may appeal more to a the younger backpacking crowd. Helpful friendly staff who arranged trips by tuk tuk at a good price.
Pretty cool hostel. You can really enjoy your stay there. Excellent party hostel, as they have a good bar/common areas in one of the buildings, but also pretty good for having a rest, as well.
Really nice place. Staff were very helpful. Only stayed one night as we were travelling on to siem reap and just wanted to visit S21 and choeung Ek, but would definitely stay there in I'm ever back in PP. When our bus to siem reap didn't pick us up, staff arranged for a free tuk tuk to take us to the station.
Overall a great atmosphere- relatively close to the centre. We found one cockroach in the bathroom but apart from that it was clean and the staff is very friendly. Good Wifi and computers available in reception.
Lovely staff who are very helpful in sorting tours and visas etc. Great location. Good rooftop bar - great place for meeting people. Dorms are comfortable and the showers are clean.
Together with 88 hostel Best place to stay in Phnom penh. Bit more expensive but very close to one of the party streets. Still the city is very spread out so you will have to use a tuk tuk most of the time.