"Cambodia's Best New Hostel 2011" is not an official title, but the Mad Monkey is a strong contender. When I visited, I was shocked to find out that it had only been up and running 6 weeks.
The hostel is run by three friends from England, whom instantly make you feel like one of their pals. Relaxed and hospitable; willing to go the extra mile, demonstrating extremely good customer service.
The Mad monkey is is a smoothly run, clean, spacious and very friendly hostel with a quality atmosphere. The Mad Monkey manages to located itself within walking distance (or a cheap tuk-tuk if you're feeling lazy) of the buzz n clubs; while managing to keep itself in a quieter, more tranquil section of the city.
The design of the rooms, restaurant and bar is modern but comfortable, the food is delish, and the single beds are closer to that of double. The roof top bar hadn't been opened yet, but I took a sneak peek and it will definitely live up to the style the rest of the establishment has.
This is definitely a place to look out for. I've no doubt it'll be a top pick in lonely planet!!!
PS. Good prices!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mad Monkey Phnom Penh - the original Mad Monkey! This is the best place to meet people and experience Phnom Penh. We can help you arrange tours, travel, visas, you name it. We're also the perfect home base for your adventures. Relax by our refreshing swimming pool (a must in the Cambodian heat) and enjoy our poolside bar. Eat a filling and delicious meal in our restaurant with new backpacker friends from around the world. Upstairs in our Rooftop Bar we have new events on every night of the week. We can't wait to meet you! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Mad Monkey Hotel Phnom Penh