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The Mad Monkey Reviews

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

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86%

Rating
1695 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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83%

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.


80%

Staff were very friendly. Rooms were clean and tidy.


97%

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.


71%

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!


97%

Really good hostel, good to meet people and the food downstairs is really decent ! Tuk Tuks all around but make sure to bargain


86%

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.


97%

Awesome place! Very fun energy and helpful staff. Pretty hot on the 4th floor but every room has great conditioning


100%

I love the place! Food was great and a nice location. Good tours too! The only thing odd was the maids hang out in the dorm rooms all day... they are very sweet, but it was just odd. The hostel has an economic philosophy which is nice.


89%

Amazing staff and amazing food!! Clean and tidy!! Great to meet other backpackers!


80%

Nice hostel, big beds, clean place, 2 bathrooms in 1 dorm. Helpfull staff, you're able to book everything at the reception (tours and buses). Restaurant is nice, good food! Nice rooftop bar!


91%

Stayed two nights and in two different rooms. The first was in the villa in room for 4 people (a mistake in my booking i think) and in a private twin above the bar. Both rooms were amazing with quality A/C. Sure its a party hostel with a rooftop bar, but I've seen families stay there as well. The stairs are a bit of a bother but that can be overlooked. Wonderful staff at the resto.


80%

Hostel is in a good location on a quieter street, but tuk tuks are always available for you to go on day trips. Food is amazing, although (naturally) overpriced. Beds were comfy and rooms were clean, however I stayed in the 6 bed female dorm and the noise at night from the scraping of the chairs on the rooftop bar above the room was often unbearable!! Super friendly staff, although don't try asking reception on too many tips for what to do, English is their 2nd language after all.


94%

I would definitely recommend Mad Monkey to anybody travelling in Cambodia. The atmosphere is great and you always meet cool people. The staff are lovely, very helpful and always smiling. They have their own tuk tuk drivers, which means you are definitely getting a safe drive. They have loads of helpful advice, activities every day and the food in the restaurant is great!


89%

Probably the largest Hostel in town. Excellent Facilities and Service and awesome restaurant but it does seem to attract a certain type of guests. Good for partying if you don't mind the fratboy/springbreak kind of vibe.


71%

Trips and tours are quite expensive, for the rest a good hostel!


80%

Restaurant staff were great, reception staff not so after trying to say me and my friend hadn't paid for room when we had, became quite rude. room was noisy until 12am as bar was right next to it. Large 24 bed dorm so can generally be noisy. Food and drink was all good and reasonable price.

  • 22nd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Spacious family room on the other side of the street to the restaurant. Gorgeous room with two large double beds for our party of four. Wifi available everywhere. Restaurant and bar opposite which sells good food. The bar itself is boiling hot despite fans - is no AC a ploy to make us drink more beer? Events on each night if people wanted to be involved - BBQ night was good. Knowledgable staff


94%

Mad monkeys are quite easily the best hostels you can stay in in Cambodia. After staying in this one we made sure we stayed in the others throughout our trip. The rooms are so spacious and the beds bigger than normal. Showers are good, air con is great. The bar is really sociable and a great way to meet people. Have there own trusted tuk tuk drivers that don't rip you off. Really recommend


86%

Fantastic place to stay in the city. Really friendly staff and a good place to chill at the bar and meet people.


86%

Hostel facilities were good. Staff relatively helpful. Its a classic party hostel every night.


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