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Comfortable stay here --nice facilities & bar. If you want a low-key night id recommend somewhere else. Lots of cafes near by but I think its a bit far from the main attractions.
great hostel! but be careful for the tuk tuk drivers waiting outside, they ask for higher price and can be very annoying
Positives. Party atmosphere was good and the people that i met there were mostly reaaly nice and fun to hang out with. Negatives. Wifi in roon was shocking, couldnt sleep well after 6am because of all the construction, everything around it was really expensive and a 2/3$ tuk tuk ride away from everything (these add up)
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- Male, 18-24
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Not the best location. Hostel is very clean, always seemed full of travelers. Noise from the rooftop bar stops at midnight which was ok. Staff not really helpful and most of them don't speak good english.
On one hand, MM was in a very nice neighborhood and had a good bar upstairs. However, we had a room with thin walls under the bar and next to the kitchen, which made sleep impossible- we heard drunk partiers yelling until past 1 AM, and then the kitchen staff moving furniture at 6 AM.We have stayed at party hostels before, but never this loud. The front desk staff spoke very limited English, which made even basic requests difficult (e.g., asking where the bus station was). Would not return.
Loved it here. Bed was a little uncomfortable but the rooms are great, people are cool, and the rooftop bar is excellent.
Clean, comfy, great atmosphere, quiet enough, good airco and ok bathroom. Overall great stay over here and would definately recommend!
We were in a 12 bed dorm which had 2 toilets and 2 showers and were well kept! The wifi was ok and the staff were friendly and helpful! Opposite the hostel is the restaurant and the food is really good, I loved the breakfasts, the staff I'm the restaurant were amazing! Upstairs is a bar with a great atmosphere where you can play beer pong and socialise! The location isn't great and the beds are uncomfortable but I would recommend this hostel if you want to meet people and a good atmosphere!
Mad monkey was clean and the daily turndown was good. But if you intend upon sleeping at all before 12 you've got no chance and you likely won't sleep much anyway cause the beds are like 98% spring. On another note the party scene is good and the rooftop bar is good fun with beer pong, flip cup and the rest pretty much every night.
Great place to meet people. Nice dorm, wifi sucks though
Great dorms, with nice comfy beds, em suite bathrooms that are clean. Only bad thing is the restaurant downstairs really pricy for Asia and for backpackers! Also the rooftop bars is on top of all the dorms and the walls, ceilings so thin so you hear everything!! I couldn't sleep at all and just kept hearing screeches of chairs. That was the habitat dorm. Met great people though :)
Although we met lovely people in the hostel and enjoyed the whole partying atmosphere the experience was ruined by the shocking prices. It has a very commercial feel where they just tried to bleed you dry and they were by far the worst prices we have seen in two months traveling! The area it is in makes matters worse as the whole place seems designed to rip backpackers off!! Didn't stay in the one in Siem Reap after and wouldn't recommend!
Only stayed here for one night but would definitely return if needs be. Great bar and facilities, there is no pool which is slightly disappointing but is still great without. The atmosphere is very sociable and there are a lot of other backpackers to meet.
Really enjoyed our stay! Made it easy with tuktuk driver waiting outside. No 9 drove us around for a few days and he was great! Loved the events on at the hostel every night.
Dorm always smelled of bad plumbing and door was ALWAYS unlocked. Staff seemed annoyed when we asked questions and didn't offer helpful info unless we pried for it. They also seemed to slack off a lot. Two cleaning ladies hid in my dorm on an empty bed for over an hour talking and playing on their phones and watching me get ready, it was very uncomfortable. Servers at restaurant are a bit nicer but service was slow and they were always distracted. Bar crawl on Thursday is fun.
super helpful staff. cameras but no tag system for luggage so it would be easy for someone to grab it- so if you have valuables just give to the reception desk and they have a safe box. Food is good but water and drinks are cheaper at the 24/hr shop next to reception- the shop has everything from protein powder to quesadillas for a late night drunk snack. Wifi is pretty good, beds are ok &AC is solid. Rooftop bar open ti mid night. Sociable but private rooms are great too.
All around fantastic. The location is great, the bar and restaurant are great, the room was great, on and on and on. It's true that if your room is close to the bar, you can hear the noise, but I never found it problematic. The staff was super helpful. They even exchanged some currency for me when the exchanges were closed.
we stayed here for 2 nights and we really had a great experience specially during night time because it really offers awesome parties and we were able to meet cool people from other countries. we enjoyed the food and the beer. However during our first night, I was a little bit anxious because I find the place a little bit creepy, maybe because of its old dormitory ambiance, but on our second night i was ok then coz were transferred to a different room. Staffs were cool and helpful.
great staff great location great hostel