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The Mad Monkey Reviews

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

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1392 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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Okay place if you just need a bed and you want to party. I found the staff to be a little rude and not very helpful. Although, I'm sure others may have had a different experience.


it's impossible sleep in the dorm there were too sound


I loved my stay in this hostel. The Mad Monkey has a really good restaurant and a nice rooftopbar. The location was good for seeing the Genocide Museum. The hostel has it's own tuktukdrivers in front of the hostel. They bring you to the killing fields or to other places. Even the tuktukdrivers care about your safety, warning you for not taking out your camera or phone in the tuktuk or in the city. I would recommend this hostel to everybody!


Nice bar and restaurant, pub crawls and other activities arranged. Good wifi. Lovely staff. Got my Vietnam visa in 24h here. Spacious, clean dorm with big lockers. Could feel every spring in my mattress, very uncomfortable! Not the place for a peacuful night's sleep as constantly drunk people coming in and out of the room making a lot of noise.


"sky bar" or "rooftop bar" is not actually an open area, it gets very noisy and crowded and can hardly speak to each other, dorms were very nice and clean, Staff were friendly and good location


Very bad smell in our room and poor location. We stayed in the Mad Monkey in Kampot and it was amazing! Expected the same from this hostel but left very disappointed

  • 12th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Hostel is good to meet other travellers. Sociable, friendly, easy going staff. Food was a little pricey.


Great to meet ppl.


Stayed in the room next to the rooftop bar, best excuse to join the party every night ;) It closes at 11.30 so no need to worry about not getting enough sleep. Really enjoyed my stay here, so easy to meet people so definitely a good place to stay when you travel alone!


Great hostel. We stayed in the 10 bed dorm but it was split by walls so felt like a 4 bed. Good bar too. Food was slightly pricey but yummy. Would recommend.


No keys to rooms so anyone can walk around and wifi does not work in rooms. Beds were very hard and there is only one toilet/shower for every 8-10 person dorm. Aside from that the staff was excellent as was the restaurant/bar.


This hostel had a really good vibe, but I wouldn't stay here again. Instead I would stay somewhere cheaper and just go here for drinks by the pool.


Good staff and Great environment. Very Social. It feels good to stay on a socially responsible hostel. Plus, it is such a great place to meet people and have a drink with them especially at the rooftop bar! Highly Recommended and Will definitely comeback if I'm in Phnom Penh

  • 3rd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • aarg293
  • Philippines
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


i didn't like Phnom Penh although the hostel was good. Nice basic facilities with everything you need. Ive stayed at all the mad monkeys and would highly recommend :)


Over priced for what it is. Restaurant did amazing food though


Great hostel, had an amazing time here. Restaurant is really good, not to expensive. Rooftopbar is awesome, also the pubcrawl. Matrasses where not great, after a few nights my back was really hurting. Would go back here!


Staff are amazing, great menu, can highly recommend the mac and cheese! Air conditioned rooms, very comfortable and affordable.


Great clean place to stay, staff are really good and location is brilliant!!


Noisey and expensive


Would recommend to stay at mad monkey if spending time in phnom penh. The best part of the hostel is the rooftop bar which is a nice place to meet other travellers. The bar closes at 11:30pm so don't be put off by this if wanting a more relaxed stay. The restaurant offers a good selection of Western and Khmer dishes which are more expensive when compared to other restaurants in the city. The only drawback for me was the location which is not central meaning a 30mins walk or tuk tuk into town

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