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The Mad Monkey Reviews

Building 26, Street 302, BKK1 Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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1341 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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Big lockers and beds as well! Fair enough...


Private room AC was terrible to be frank, AC unit didnt cool, more of a fan than anything. Frustrating when you pay good money for it. Other than that its a very good place to stay in Phnom Penh, easy to meet people, good restaurant, everything you would want in a hostel


Stayed in the Monkey Dorm and was kept awake all day and night by the constant screeching of chairs scraping across the floor of the bar upstairs. Get some pads for the bottom of your stools!!!

  • 5th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Incredible, incredible, incredible. This is the best hostel I have stayed in so far, the beds are very large and comfy, the staff are the friendliest I have met yet, and the location is wonderful. The hostel was fully booked as always so book ahead to get a chance to stay here. The price is well worth the stay! You would be a fool to chose elsewhere!


The food was expensive,our room had no windows,so the air was really bad


Highly recommend it for backpackers.


We were only supposed to stay 2 nights at this hostel and ended up staying 4! This has been my favourite hostel so far staff were great so friendly constantly cleaning rooms even if we were still sleeping when maids were in they were back later to make sure out beds were freshly made! They helped out with trips and arranging a bus to Phnom Penh. Met so many good people here and great nights out and so cheap! I will be back here! Hot showers, good wifi and great atmosphere!


This hostel came highly recommended. We enjoyed our stay but couldn't quite figure out what all the fuss was about. The restaurant here is AWESOME though if you're craving a good western meal like macaroni and cheese.


Awesome hostel, had an absolutely wicked time! You can't not meet people here, staff are really friendly, food downstairs is mint! Stay here you fool


Excellent staff with a great atmosphere. The room was simple, clean, well sized with everything we could possibly need. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for affordable accommodation in Phnom Penh.


We stayed here for 3 nights and had a great time. The staff was friendly and helpful and if you are looking for a party you came to the right place. The rooms were nice and clean so were the bathrooms. The only real negative is that our dorm room was right next to the upstairs bar so it was quite loud but the bar shuts down at 11:30 so not really a issue at all. Would stay here again.


Great hostel - fully recommended!


The hostel was clean and comfortable, great atmosphere. Pros - the room I was in "habitat" was below rooftop bar - take ear plugs and eye mask! Some staff tried to not give you change or key deposit back. Also the minivan they sold me was 3 times the normal price this is disappointing seeing as the hostel is owned by foreigners you would think they would want to give you a reasonable price not rip you off this goes as well for getting a tuk tuk somewhere cheaper to bargain yourself.


Really good hostel and would definitely recommend. However breakfast is expensive and the bar is SO hot up there!


We had a private double room. The room was clean and spacious. Our hot water in the bathroom did not work which was disappointing. The hostel is great to meet people but loud if you are looking for quiet. The bar was loud until midnight while we were there and it was difficult to sleep. The restaurant had good food, but was a bit pricy. The staff were very friendly and helpful for arranging bus tickets.


Great staff, great food and a very enjoyable stay... Would recommend!


Lovely staff, smiling and helpful despite being very busy. Very good info on tours and onward transportation provided. My bathroom had an unpleasant smell and the noise from the restaurant and the roof top bar could be heard from my room, so relaxing in it was very difficult. First paragraph of welcome email warning me that if I did not show up I would still have to pay frankly felt rude. I can read the terms and conditions thank you very much.


Food is a bot overpriced and it gets a but too noisy at night for our taste, but overall a great hostel with awesome staff and great atmosphere


Amazing atmosphere and staff. Dorm rooms are great for money you pay. Home away from home


A bit more expensive than other places but it's worth it to know the business is being run ethically.

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