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Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh
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Reviewed August 24, 2011

If you want to stay in a place that is as good looking as it's owners and staff then stay here. Aside from the great location, it has a fantastic airy and shaded bar/restaurant downstairs as well as an awesome brand-new rooftop bar with couches and cool lighting. The whole place is spotless and the beds are massive and mattress's soft and even as far as Cambodian smile-standards go, ive never met friendlier, happier staff members.
When this place inevitably gets reviewed in next years Lonely Planet, it's going to be difficult to book a room, I reckon.
Cheap booze and fun, relaxed atmosphere - if it wasnt for it's lacklustre water pressure on the top floor, i'd give it 5 stars.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled solo
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Adam293925, Manager at Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2011

Hello my lovely! Hope you had a great trip! Bean says hello! Thanks for your awesome review - please do come back and see us soon! Love from all of us here at The Mad Monkey! xx

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Reviewed August 24, 2011

Highly recommend staying at the Mad Monkey, the staff looked after us very well, and the rooms are great!

The food was AMAZING- try the hot chocolate if you go!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Adam293925, Manager at Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2011

Hi Ya! Thanks for the awesome review - Glad you enjoyed the cocktails! We have over 40 now - The Vanilla Margarita is a winner!. We hope you enjoy your trip back home, it was great to have you here at the Monkey!

Come back soon! Tina and Ohn say "Hello my lovelies come back soon because they miss you!" Take care

Love The Mad Monkey Team x

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Reviewed August 22, 2011

The staff at Mad Monkey really great and frequently went out of their way to ensure we had a great time in Phnom Penh. When we first arrived they were fully booked, but went out of their way to ring around the other good guest houses in the area to try and fit us into a good one so we didn't have to trek around with our bags. Impressed with this we then moved to mad monkey the night after. They also went out of their way to suggest other guests who were doing the same things during the day so as to economise on transport etc. This was never done in an in your face mannor though and everything was really nice and chilled. The rooms are all really clean and new with decent sized bathrooms (enough to share). The food was also absolutely awesome, I was longing for some home comforts by this stage of my trip and their fish finger sandwich was amazing, they also served up a proper cup of tea! Staff seemed to remember everyone's name who was staying there which I thought really added to the homely atmosphere in the place. This place was a real gem and I'd recommend it to anyone, one of the soundest places I stayed in during my entire trip.. really hope it develops like it has the potential to do so!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Adam293925, Manager at Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2011

Thanks for a great review ! Glad you had a good time here at The Mad Monkey! Wishing you all the best with your adventures ! Love the Monkey Team x

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Reviewed August 21, 2011

Really nice clean hostel, good linen, comfortable beds and spotless rooms, great simple decor. Cool roof top bar! Only negative is the bathroom in our room smelt a bit of sewage but was probably just down to cambodian plumbing, even so bathroom was still spotless, would stay again.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Adam293925, Manager at Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2011

Thanks for your great feedback :-) We hope you are at home safe and sound now! It was great to have you all here. The plumbing issue is now resolved, as the building was new when the sewage pipes were built they were constructed using 2 1/2 inch pipe, we just invested in replacing all the pipes with 4 1/2 inch pipes which seems to have solved the problem. Thanks again for staying at The Monkey! Come back soon!

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Reviewed August 17, 2011

the rooms are super clean,always fresh linen, the entire place is clean and really modern setup, the roof top bar is great, really open and good atmosphere, but the best part is the FOOD, its the nicest food in Phnom Penh! and the 2 sisters who work in the resturant/ reception are the sweetest girls ever! and really just makes the hole experience that much more enjoyable. Thankyou for Having us and Will be sure to Return!!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Adam293925, Manager at Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2011

Thanks very much for your review guys - It was a pleasure having you here and we wish you a safe and happy trip around South East Asia!

Love The Monkey Team

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Reviewed August 17, 2011

Stayed here for a whole MONTH while doing a mural. LOVE all the staff. All very hospitable, friendly and wanna show you a good time. The food is delicious! And the sunset bar is a great spot to chill out. No doubt ill be back again one day :)

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled solo
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Adam293925, Manager at Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2011

It was awesome having you here ! We are pleased you had a great time and we wish you luck with your time in the USA! Keep in touch and dont be a stranger! Love from Cambodia !

Team Monkey!

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Reviewed August 12, 2011

I stayed at the Mad Monkey with a couple friends in July 2011 and highly recommend it. It opened earlier in 2011 and is really clean, with a great restaurant/bar area in the downstairs. It's run by 2 British guys who are nice and friendly, especially Tom. My friend got sick and Tom personally took him to the clinic on the back of his motorcycle. The rest of the staff is great too.

The food and drinks are really good, but a bit pricey. The room rates were $5 for a dorm bed, $10 for a private fan room, and $15 for a private aircon room (with private bath), which seemed to be good rates.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Adam293925, Manager at Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2011

Thanks for your review - Its our policy that if one of our guests is ill to assist them with medical treatment the day they report the problem to us, we are happy to do this for you but at the same time thanks for appreciating it!

With regards to the food prices - we do try and keep a balance between low cost food starting at around $2.50 however some of the food items actually work out to be a higher cost in Cambodia due to the requirement to import the product.

However at the next menu change we will think carefully about how we can increase the range of the lower priced local options we offer. Thanks again for your feedback and we hope you are having a blast in the UK! Regards

TEAM MONKEY!

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Additional Information about Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh

Address: Street 302, Building 26, Phnom Penh BKK1, Cambodia
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Location: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 251 Specialty Lodging in Phnom Penh
Price Range: $11 - $15 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh 3*
Number of rooms: 128
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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