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The Mad Monkey Reviews

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

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1496 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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Not the best location, loud music right next to my dorm


Great hostel. awesome atmosphere. Would definitely stay again


The hostel was the start of our trip in Cambodia. It was great (except for the hot water being broken) the bar upstairs served a DELICIOUS BBQ, and the free drink on arrival was awesome. We enjoyed out stay and would DEF stay again.


Great helpful staff! Much better atmosphere than the siem reap mad monkey. We had a private room with an ensuite and we were very pleased. Would certainly recommend.


I like this hostel very much. The staffs are so great and unexpected enthusiasm. And this hostel have a good restaurant and bar.


I really wanted to like The Mad Monkey, but considering the hostels we stayed at, it just wasn't our favorite. The room was okay, wi-fi did not work well for us at all, we had an issue with a bartender who only seemed to pay attention to Australian customers (literally stayed on one side of the bar, only serving Australian guests), and while the bar is cheap and offers a lot of drinks, their stairways are super tricky to walk down or up when you are buzzed or actually sober.


An affordable, funky and friendly place to stay, I really enjoyed my time at the Mad Monkey PP. The service is fantastic and the food is not only really well priced but super delicious. I loved the minced pork and eggplant and the Amok. Drink specials are also awesome. Well done team, you're doing a great job!

  • 22nd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Nice hostel, good beds, easy to meet people. Always something going on at the roof top bar. Food at the restaurant is pretty decent too.


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.

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