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The Mad Monkey Reviews

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

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1384 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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Decent hostel, good atmosphere, able to sort further travel out easily


Good for a party but not to relax or feel comfortable!


The staff was extremely busy at all times it seemed. Very busy hostel. It was strange that the hostel is actually 2 buildings. I liked that the restaurant was good. Good food and drinks. The room was ok. We stayed above the bar which was quite loud. Seems like a party hostel which is good if that's what you're looking for.


Receptionist who wears green glasses is thick and so slow!!!!Me and my friends got annoyed with her attitude! However, hostel itself was not bad! Partying all night... No way to get sleep before midnight! Early morning wake up call because of the renavation of the building! Really loud and start after 7am! Room was ok. It's not close to main attractions but nice and posh street and feel safe !


Mad Monkey seems to be a Cambodian institution. It's massive, well-run, and a great place for backpackers. Free drink ticket on arrival and rooftop bar make this an awesome place to socialize with other travelers. Our private room was huge, but it would've been nice if there was a place to store our valuables.


The hostel is very sociable and more suited to singles with a popular bar and something going on each night organised. It's not in the best location to see phnom penh, explore the riverside etc. You are reliant on tuk tuks for most things. breakfast was decent but expensive for cambodia. Our biggest disapointment was we enquired about a tour twice in advance to be told come back tomorrow to book it. When we did it was sold out so we missed out because the staff couldn't be bothered to call. Poor


good party hostel! all well organized but don't expect much tranquility!


We stayed at the mad money twice on our way through Phnom Penh. While the hostel is amazing unless you want to party, I wouldn't recommend staying here. it is very noisy. Staff are wonderful, the location couldn't be better, food was top notch.


Nice place, the rooftop bar is amazing to hang out, and the staff is really nice and helpfull.


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!!!


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.

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