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“Best hostel in Cambodia!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mad Monkey Hostel Siem Reap

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Mad Monkey Hostel Siem Reap
No19, Mondul 2 | Khoum Svay Dangkom, Siem Reap 0011, Cambodia   |  
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Ranked #13 of 135 Specialty Lodging in Siem Reap
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
“Best hostel in Cambodia!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Easily the best run hostel I've stayed in. All the staff are fantastic, from reception to the bars to the cleaners and cooks. They all have a smile on their face and are always having fun while they're working. Food is fantastic, beds and dorms are comfortable and the two bars (pool bar and beach bar) provide the best atmosphere for socialising. There are also mountain bike tours to the temples and daily events at the hostel like the poolside BBQs. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great place to meet people and party!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stevevaile, Owner at Mad Monkey Hostel Siem Reap, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Thank you so much for your review! We are looking forward to seeing you again! In 90% of cases its the guest that defines how much of a great time they have here and you were an awesome guest! Thanks so much - please do come back soon!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Booked here for two nights and ended up staying for 5. This is by far the best hostel in Cambodia. The staff, the rooftop bar, the food are all amazing. The rooms are clean and spacious. It is a perfect place to meet other people and they organize fun parties almost every night. I also hear they have a pool now. If you visit Siem Reap and don't hate fun you'd be a fool to stay anywhere else!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stevevaile, Owner at Mad Monkey Hostel Siem Reap, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
We are very appreciative of your kind review! We do trust you will have an awesome time on your trip and we look forward to your return! Thanks again and dont be a stranger!
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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

One of the coolest layouts for a hostel ever. Awesome pool and roof top bar with beer pong set up. Friendly staff and solid food. A little bit pricier than other hostels around but it goes to provide a good wage for the staff and medical insurance. Met some great people but it was still quiet at night so I could sleep.

Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Stevevaile, Owner at Mad Monkey Hostel Siem Reap, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
What a gem of a review! Good people have a good time here and you were a fantastic guest! Thanks again and we really hope you enjoy your trip!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

You'd be mad to stay any where else! It's clean, it's got a swimming pool, and a roof top bar, it's full of friendly backpackers, the beds are amazing! It's the place to be in siem reap! You have to book as it's always full !! The staff are amazing and every day have a
Different event going on, pool party, boat party, DVDs day, it's my favourite hostel I've ever stayed in, it's worth every penny!!

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stevevaile, Owner at Mad Monkey Hostel Siem Reap, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Well we were delighted to host you! We love cool guests that enjoy their stay here - 95% of our guests have a great time so i am ecstatic that you are in the majority! Have a fab trip around Asia ! Take care and we hope to see you again soon!
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Stayed here numerous times during my stay in Cambodia, as there really was no need to look at anywhere else! Central location so your only a short walking distance from anywhere you need to be. Food is amazing! Great selection of western and Asian styled food. Staff were all friendly and helpful, especially Angy on reception, where you can arrange transport or tours no problem. Good selection of dorms or private rooms, whatever takes your fancy. Wide range of events and activities going on everyday - Bike tour a must do! One of (if not) the best Hostels I've stayed in!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stevevaile, Owner at Mad Monkey Hostel Siem Reap, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Thank you so much for a really cool review! We had a great time hanging out with you here - thanks for taking the time to jot down your positive comments! We look forward to seeing you soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Mad Monkey in Siem Reap for 5 nights at the end of April; we had an awesome time and decided to extend our stay twice.
The rooftop "Top Banana" bar was always buzzing and there was a good selection of drinks at pretty reasonable prices.
The pool (and accompanying bar) is a major selling point. Spent a lot of time swimming or chilling pool-side with my mates.
We stayed in Aqua dorm- there were secure lockers, AC and the beds were pretty large- other than that what you'd expect from your standard hostel dorm.
Location is good being within walking distance of Pub Street (handy after Banana bar closing time).
Ultimately, the main reason to go to Mad Monkey my opinion is the guarantee of a good party atmosphere with a population of similarly minded backpackers.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stevevaile, Owner at Mad Monkey Hostel Siem Reap, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Thanks very much for your gracious review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! Thanks again!
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Daegu, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I spent some quality time at Mad Monkey - at the pool and Banana Bar. After exploring the temples at sunrise, I spent part of my afternoon by the pool meeting people and sharing a few drinks and some good laughs. I recommend having a pool day (or two) at Mad Monkey. The party picks up at night at the rooftop bar, which includes a beer pong table, good music and a floor covered in sand. No shoes required.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stevevaile, Owner at Mad Monkey Hostel Siem Reap, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Dear Guest - I am so pleased you found time to write this awesome review - thanks again for staying here and we look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future we hope :-)
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Address: No19, Mondul 2 | Khoum Svay Dangkom, Siem Reap 0011, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Siem Reap Province > Siem Reap
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 135 Specialty Lodging in Siem Reap
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Want to stay in the coolest hostel in Siem Reap with up to seventy other groovy backpackers and young travelers and generally cool people? Would you like to enjoy hanging out in the ONLY roof top beach bar in Cambodia? If the answer is yes then The Mad Monkey Hostel Siem Reap is the destination for you, full travel, tour, visa service provided! ... more   less 
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