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

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1740 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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Room was spacious and clean, although the airconditioner smelled weird when switched on. Location was also very central and convenient. If you love the expat party scene, this is definitely the place for you. The upstairs bar is absolutely raging in the evenings. If you're not into the bar scene, the noise will probably be a bit much - but it promptly ends at midnight.


Great place


Very cool hostel, with great bar and events every night. Great for meeting other travellers. Good restaurant with lots of options. Bar and restaurant staff were lovely and really helpful, reception staff were rude and slow to help. Spent the whole time on their phones or talking to each other when we were trying to check in, plan forward travel etc. lovely rooms, clean and spacious. Loads of information about onward travel and things to do.


The food is amazing!!!! Although a bit on the pricy side. The staff is extremely friendly. The 6-bed dorm is really noisy because of the bar right next to it, but only until midnight. When I got there, the sink was clogged and the showerhead was broken but it was fixed within an hour when I told them about it. The beds are really large too which is nice!


Nice hostel and the restaurants food is good! Would stay here again.


This hostel is so good you'll want to stay longer so book ahead of time if you want to extend! Though the room was quite big, it didn't feel like it because it's very spacious. There's always good atmosphere and nice people to meet at the bar. It's a party hostel but you can have it quiet too. Would recommend


Beds are comfortable and quite large, the bqq and bar were cool. Good atmosphere. A lot of information on buses and what to do etc

  • 18th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This is the worst hostel I have stayed in over the years! It is too expensive for what it is (I stayed in better places for less). The resturant has european prices where in the neighbourhood restuarnts and hostels prices are much lower. You hear all the noise form the top bar and I don't buy the explonation that it is backpacker hostel as in other palces rooms are quiet. We were asked to pay more for a quiet room and only because our shower was leaking we changed it without paying more.


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.


Good hostel. Well run and efficient. Excellent English speaking staff. Definitely worth going to for a short stay in pnohm phen


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!

  • 17th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Singz27
  • USA
  • 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.

  • 15th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • 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.

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