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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of nights in July. Found all the staff extremely welcoming and rooms clean and tidy. With big beds for dorm rooms it has to be said. This got a 5 star more because of the atmosphere around the place and how easy it was to meet people as a single traveller. The American guy who...

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MadMonkeyPP, Owner at The Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh, responded to this review

Cheers so much for your review, Kieran. It really is important to us that our guests have a good time. Thank you so much again!

Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We originally stayed in a different hostel in Phnom Penh, however after spending some time with friends staying in Mad Monkey we realised that we simply were not getting value for money compared to them. When we had to stay an extra night to wait for our visas we made the switch - zero regrets. We did end up having...

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MadMonkeyPP, Owner at The Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh, responded to this review

One of the best reviews I have read today. Thanks John for making my day :) It was a real pleasure to have you here at the Mad Monkey. We very much hope to see you and your friends soon. Thank you for staying at a socially responsible hostel.

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Like most places in Cambodia, the food served here is really good and the 'rooftop'/ upstairs bar is very lively with Beer Pong and drinking games going on. The bar shuts at around 11/12pm when everyone is taken to a nearby nightclub. The pool area is also very nice and feels more like the mediterranean rather than busy Phnom Penh....

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MadMonkeyPP, Owner at The Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh, responded to this review

I am so pleased you found the time to write a review :) It was a real delight having you stay with us, all the best and good luck for your future travels. Thank you for staying at a socially responsible hostel.

Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Had an absolute blast in this hostel, rooms are good, staff is really friendly and helpful. Every evening something else to do in the rooftop bar, guided by Paula & Rob, awesome people who make this place a great experience. Winded up staying 7 days instead of the intended 3, so hard to leave this place! The sandwich gang will...

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MadMonkeyPP, Owner at The Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh, responded to this review

Seven days, that is so awesome! Thank you very much for your kind review, it was a pleasure to have you stay here we hope you enjoy the rest of your trip. Thank you for staying at a socially responsible hostel.

Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a large dorm which was clean with big beds. Spent most of our time at the pool and bar. We were greeted at 5am when we got there, allowed to kip on the many bean bags and sofas. Rob was extremely helpful, told the chief how to make gravy so I could have it on my chips...

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MadMonkeyPP, Owner at The Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh, responded to this review

Hi Amelia ! A great review for us thank you so so much :) We are really looking forward to seeing you again soon! Thank you for staying at a socially responsible hostel.

Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here 2 nights in a private room. Rooms are big enough with plenty of space, bigger than what we have had for the same price previously. Staff are super friendly and happy to help out. The restaurant do great food for a good price (western and local). There are fun events every night at the upstairs sunset bar, including...

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MadMonkeyPP, Owner at The Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh, responded to this review

It was awesome to have you stay with us at The Mad Monkey, Cameron. Thank you very much for your kind review we hope to see you soon. Thank you for staying at a socially responsible hostel.

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed at all the Mad monkeys in Cambodia and each was as good as expected and better. Beds are huge and very comfortable, pool was great fun and the restaurant made really nice affordable food. Nightlife has to be its forte though, as the bar really came alive. Me and friends arrived on the night that they held the mad...

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MadMonkeyPP, Owner at The Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh, responded to this review

Wow thanks for staying at all of our locations in Cambodia, Sophia! Maybe next time you'll visit us in Boracay, Philippines to complete the list :) You seem to be very lucky in joining raffles, congratulations! Do come back and meet with us again soon. We enjoyed your company whilst you were here. Have a great trip. Thank you for...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a few nights the hostel is so cool,they have a pool and a great place to eat,a little expensive but SO worth it the food is amazing,the rooms are a decent size the beds are huge and the lockers are big too,great hostel would stay again,they do a bar crawl which is pretty funny but ladies watch...

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MadMonkeyPP, Owner at The Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review on Tripadvisor. We are pleased that like 97% of our guests you loved your time here. Yes please be very careful when walking outside, this is something out of our hands already. Hold your bags tight for the ladies or don't bring too much of your valuables if not needed. Enjoy your...

Reviewed 22 July 2016

Best hostel I stayed at during my visit to Cambodia. A great atmosphere and the most beautiful and friendly staff. Great service, amazing food and an extremely clean hostel. If you are travelling to Phnom Penh I definitely recommend this hostel.

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MadMonkeyPP, Owner at The Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh, responded to this review

Awesome! Happy to know that Mad Monkey Hostel is your best in Cambodia, Yasmine. Thank you for finding the time to write us a positive review - you were a great guest and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

i was travelling alone and i felt comfy from the very beginning on because the staff motivates people to join and meet and have fun! it is in a good location and i felt safe. the food is great as well. there is a swimming pool which is fun as well! definitely recommendable!

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MadMonkeyPP, Owner at The Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh, responded to this review

It makes our business easier when we have awesome customers like you Fabienne. Thanks for staying with us at The Mad Monkey. Have a safe trip to your next destination :)

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  • Pool
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Mad Monkey Phnom Penh is an awesome Hostel now boasting a brand NEW swimming Pool with a great vibe, good food and an active bar. It is a hotspot for European and US Travelers looking for an awesome place to stay in the Penh!We have friendly staff, a positive attitude and a selection of great bars serving up over 40 cocktails. If you are looking for a hotel experience with all of the mod cons like TV in the room we are probably not for you - but if you are looking to stay in a friendly clean, well run, good fun hostel with the opportunity to meet other travelers at the bar then we could just be your perfect choice. All You Need Is Love! THE MAD MONKEY TEAM ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh

Address: Street 302, Building 26, Phnom Penh BKK1, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Price Range: $17 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh 3*
Number of rooms: 128
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“If seeking a private room, ask about any options above the main office as this is away from the noisy rooftop bar.”
 of 5 bubbles jesseh842, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room in the pool building and not in the bar building.”
 of 5 bubbles ignaci0vp, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“family room”
 of 5 bubbles 199sashap, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you are a not party goers, just ask room that far from the bar or in other building they owned.”
 of 5 bubbles elizabethsQ5560QA, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms/dorms in the reception/pool building are far quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles travish328, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
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