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Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

This is a funky place to stay! The food is very nice - wide range of western and Asian food all cooked great...you do pay a bit more tho but it much. Drinks are also a bit more pricey here ($3.25 for a glass of wine/$3.50 for a cocktail), but the staff are very upbeat and friendly! It's a good place to have start off drinks! Rooms are basic but clean, some small improvement in my room would have been a mirror and possibly a lamp but that's being fussy! I'd recommend the pub crawl sep on the fri night! Great way to meet people and even the owners of mad monkey come along!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

We stayed a couple of nights in this hostel and really liked it. It is clean and well decorated with very creative murals on the walls. I actually went around on our last day and took pictures of all the murals. The staff helped us book our city tour and bus tickets to Kampot without a problem, which was a real plus. The owners, young guys from the UK, are very friendly and helpful adding to the easy going atmosphere of the place. The restaurant serves delicious food, but it is on the expensive side. The location is great, only five minutes' tuktuk ride from the Central Market and the center of town. The only thing I recommend is that if someone asks for a quiet place, not to put people next to the restaurant. Our room's "windows" faced the restaurant, and on nights when we were exhausted, it was difficult to fall asleep with the noise.

Overall, I felt comfortable and welcomed in this place. I would definitely recommend the Mad Monkey to my friends!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 18, 2012 via mobile

I stayed at the mad monkey for the past two days. I thoroughly enjoyed the exceptional attitude and helpfulness of the local staff!

We stayed in a private room for $18 a night. Good clean room with ensuite and hot water. In all I think it's a bit overpriced for what you get and the location but the staff make up for the flaws.

Overall I would recommend this to the flash packers out there.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Adam293925, Manager at Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2012

Hello! Thank you for the great review - We hope you have the best time ever on your trip! Come back soon!

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Reviewed May 4, 2012

Loved Mad Monkey hostel. We returned 3 times as we used it as a base. Clean, airy (air-con and fan) rooms. Brilliant staff- you can not fault their enthusiasm and general helpfulness. The food was gorgeous though on our budget slightly more pricey but the staff help you go elsewhere if requested. We stayed in the double for 2 nights and 2 different dorms the other 2 visits. They've a bar on the roof-top. It was out of use for our stay as twas being sound proofed but they've a nice area downstairs for a few drinks if needed. FREE Cool water re-fill.It's far enough from the main tourist areas but doesn't cost more than 2 or 3 dollars in/out. Their tuk-tuk drivers are all reasonably price out-front. Have to stay that it was the easiest visa I've ever had to get. Hand it into reception and a few days later..... nice Laos visa! :) We booked all our travel arrangements through the reception deck too. My sister never booked in advance and they halped her go elsewhere. She soon returned the next night. Twas lovely returning as the staff recognised us on return. Best of luck with the big wedding over the next few days :)

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Adam293925, Manager at Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2012

Thank you for your review, it really helps us and is much appreciated. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time at The Mad Monkey and we are looking forward to hosting you again. Have a great time on your travels! Love from the team at The Mad Monkey! xx

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Reviewed April 29, 2012

We only stayed one night but straight away you could tell they have a great group (front of house and kitchen). Both our meals were nice cocktails were great, prices for food and the rooms are more than fair though the rooms are basic, we will definitely look to stay again when we're back in PP in a couple of wks

Stayed: April 2012
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Adam293925, Manager at Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2012

Thank you for your review, it really helps us and is much appreciated. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time at The Mad Monkey and we are looking forward to hosting you again. Have a great time on your travels! Love from the team at The Mad Monkey! xx

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Reviewed April 16, 2012

We had this spot recommended to us by friends. We managed to book online before turning up and it seemed well known amongst tuk-tuk drivers. The lobby/restaurant/bar area had a great vibe and the staff were so sweet and friendly. Our room was quite small with no window. The bathroom was sufficient but smelt pretty funky.

When we checked out the price we paid was more than online as we stayed an extra night.

Food was good and wel priced. Would stay again but check on prices before hand.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Adam293925, Manager at Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2012

Thank you for your review, it really helps us and is much appreciated. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time at The Mad Monkey and we are looking forward to hosting you again. Have a great time on your travels! Love from the team at The Mad Monkey! xx

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Reviewed April 15, 2012

What an awesome place to stay, you feel really welcome from the minut you walk in. The staff was really friendly and not in a fake way! The restaurant had a good menu, with a bit of everything, we ate there everyday as the food was really good and also the price. Also you feel safe walking outside at night, as this is a good neighbour hood.:-)

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Adam293925, Manager at Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2012

Thank you for your review, it really helps us and is much appreciated. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time at The Mad Monkey and we are looking forward to hosting you again. Have a great time on your travels! Love from the team at The Mad Monkey! xx

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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 248 Specialty Lodging in Phnom Penh
Price Range: $10 - $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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