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The hostel is surrounded by quite expensive restaurants/lunchrooms. It's not located in the cheaper part of the city or the city centre, but the hostel itself is nice. Staff is friendly, rooms are nice, beds are ok, rooms are quite clean. My room wasn't located in the part of the building where the bar is, so my room was really quiet, which was nice. But my friend's room was located under the bar area, which was loud but they shut down the bar around midnight. Not sure if I' d stay here again.
My husband and I had an amazing time here. We booked a twin private room which was clean and stayed surprisingly quiet as we had a dorm next to us. The staff were amazing, always friendly and easy to have a laugh with. The facilities were great and so easy to book tours and any onward travel. The food was fantastic! I don't really have any negative points except the 'sunset/rooftop bar' had a roof. Great place! Would recommend it to anyone! We met some fantastic people in this hostel!
The Mad Monkey in Phnom Penh really knows how to treat guests GREAT! The staff was excellent. Everybody had a big smile and where helpfull. The dorms where great as well. Big beds and a locker to put your valuables and other stuff. The restaurant had amazing food! Best hostel i have ever stayed at.
Met some great people here. Great place to socialise in the bar - we love Tina!!! Dorms were big and spacious and beds are huge and comfy!! Two things: bathrooms could be bigger and the lockers under the bed wouldn't fit a padlock on! Otherwise - awesome 😊
Great bar for socialising, big party at night but it closes at 12 so you can still get a decent nights sleep. Staff are helpful and beds are enormous! Own charging points by the beds for your phone etc.
Great time at the mad monkey and lovely in house tuk tuks too!
Very nice hostel. Comfortable and big beds and friendly staff. Nice bar with foosball table. Beer could be cheaper.
This place is great if you're here to party, but don't stay here if you need to get any rest. The whole building is really loud with music until late at night. It's a great place to meet people, the food is good and they can help you arrange tours, buses, etc. Many people think they have a pool - they don't!
Dormroom without a window. Bad air even with the aircon. Shower next to dorm without any ventilation, except to dorm. Nice staff but I think hostel is not up to 2015 standard in hostels.
Very nice staff the organise everything i needed from visa to bus bookings .great place would stay there again
Scammed when getting a visa for Vietnam. I had emailed the dates of my arrival(so they knew it was close to TET) and asked for the price as I could have also gotten one while in Siem Reap for $75USD. They informed me that if I gave them 2 days, I could get a visa for $65USD. When I arrived, they told me that because it was TET that they couldn't do that rate, and if I wanted it done at all it would cost me $90USD and as I was leaving for Vietnam after Phnom Penh I was forced to pay.
Incredible atmosphere that I had previously heard about and my stay didn't disappoint. Facilities were very clean for a party hostel and the bar was great for meeting people.
The staff here is really nice and the rooms are clean. The bar is a ghost town during the day but really gets rocking at night with a beer pong table and everything! There are some rooms too close to the bar that can be difficult to sleep in until midnight or so.
Staff were excellent, and the one in siem reap was great, there is swim pool! Good choice to stay at both PP and SR the mad monkey, strongly recomdated!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
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No introductions needed for the infamous Mad Monkey. Definitely a party vibe, I really enjoyed it even though i only stayed 2 nights. If you want something a bit more chill and quiet, maybe not he place for you.
Couldn't ask for better in Phnom Penh. Chilled out during the day, fun at night, clean rooms and amazing staff - all while helping out local charities. The restaurant downstairs pumps out magnificent food if you can't make it out, while the bar upstairs really helps you to meet people during the evenings. Truly made my time in Phnom Penh as good as it was.
Really enjoyed staying here. It is a party hostel but still a nice place. Big spacious dorms and beds. Very clean, beds get made everyday. Lockers in rooms but no one locks door to rooms so anyone using the bar upstairs could walk in. Bar upstairs very noisy but finished bang on 11:30. Far from the river and tourist area but the area it's in is lovely, banana bar just round the corner too. Be nice if there was a separate chill out area to the bar when you want to rest. Great for meeting people.
Dorm beds huge 2 bathrooms within the 12 person dorm Staff very helpful and knowledgable for booking activities around town and further travel Bring locks for bag lockers Felt very safe and secure Food was a bit pricey but it was very nice (western food available) Bar had a good vibe
Did a month in Vietnam Cambodia and Laos, by far the best place ice stayed the bar tenders are great! Sam being the best. Always helpful and ready to have fun. When I return I will be staying here