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A party hostel but with good amenities. Great A/C and wide beds. Staff were friendly and funny. Lacked the pool and outdoor bar found at other hostels in Phnom Penh. Close to S21 but not many other things.
Staff and food is what makes this place. People are super chill, give out free drinks and do everything they can to make sure you're having a good time. Beds aren't the most comfortable, and the facilities are so so but food is unreal and it's worth the stay. If you go give a shout to Sammy and Vathana for me!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Air conditioning wasn't very powerful making it difficult to sleep at night, far away from the main area of Phnom Penh
Should use a whiteboard at reception so that solo travelers join other people to share the daily tours.
Typical Mad Monkey Vibes...awesome swimming pool ! Easy access to Kampot town.
Great hostel, great staff, our room was clean and basic but all we needed. Loved the atmosphere and rooftop bar, easy to make friends. Best thing was the food!! Loved it.
- Novice Nomad
- All Female Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
A good value for your money... The hostel is well located, staff is very nice (specially the cleaning and bar staff)... The prices at the restaurant are a little bit expensive, but overall you get a good service in this hostel. Rooms are very clean! :)
Everything was fine here. Good bar and restaurant. Felt a little corporate, and the front desk employees were not the greatest.
Little bit on the pricey side compared to other hostels but a proper good one. Party atmosphere but the bar shuts at midnight so if you want some sleep you can or if not follow the crowd onto the next drinking den. Clean, food pricey but good western food if you are craving a burger
Nice big airy mixed dorms, good security, the bar/restaurant opposite has a good atmosphere and night life but nothing else around this area or much to do. Staff were not helpful either and no free breakfasts
I loved it here! The staff are so friendly and always willing to have a chat with you. The sky top bar is always packed and has a brilliant atmosphere. Each bed has a spacious locker which is great however do bring your own lock.
Super helpful hostel-they have everything you need! Also, they have an altruistic vision and work alongside a lot of good causes in the community. Would definitely recommend staying here!
I stayed in a private room and it was really value for money. The area around the hostel seems to be one of the safer places in Phnom Penh with many international schools and expat bars around the area. The only downside is that the toilet has an opening to the streets or gutter which smelled. Otherwise great place to stay.
Would definitely recommend for backpackers. Very easy to meet new people. Even though the nightlife in phnom penh is not that good, the bar located inside the hostel is a fantastic place to start the night out. The restaurant has amazing food, but is quite expensive.
Staff were very friendly. Rooms were clean and tidy.
Had a great stay here, staff was very friendly and helpful, especially with booking tours or anything around the city. Have a good bar upstairs and restaurant downstairs. Only disadvantage was there were no key cards needed to get into the rooms, so was worried someone not staying at the hostel might enter.
Booked a ten bed dorm and was put into a 20 bed dorm right next to the rooftop bar so it was the quietest place! No key to lock dorm room and the door didn't shut properly, but there were really large lockers under the bed. Food is really tasty and good sized portions but bit pricey for backpackers!
Really good hostel, good to meet people and the food downstairs is really decent ! Tuk Tuks all around but make sure to bargain
Mad monkey was fantastic, very clean and helpful staff. We were in a dorm by the bar - not a great location so ask for another room. It was loud and hard to nap in if you'd like some rest in the evening before going out or want to sleep before midnight. We had shitty dorm mates but that's not the hostels fault. Good value for money, I'd recommend to anyone.
Awesome place! Very fun energy and helpful staff. Pretty hot on the 4th floor but every room has great conditioning