-Great place to meet other travelers. There's a bar/restaurant downstairs and a bar upstairs. One or the other always has a good number of people hanging out. There were a lot of other solo travelers while I was there which was nice.
-Clean rooms. They were super basic but clean. And clean is all that matters to me.
-There are Mad Monkey-affiliated tuk tuk drivers waiting around out front. Nice bc they can be trusted more than random drivers and its convienient.
-The staff is very friendly but it's very hard to get them to help you. Even once you get their attention, they are very slow to tend to your needs.
-The wifi was terrible for me. I've read some reviews that say it was great but I had so much trouble. I was unable to use Skype or Viber the whole time I was there. It was even hard getting texts and emails through. It was a bit better in the lobby but still not good enough for a conversation.
-The food in the downstairs restaurant is a bit expensive. But it's a nice menu and if you're eating at your hostel what do you really expect.
-Most rooms are a bit noisy from the bar areas but nothing ear plugs can't handle.
All in all, I would definitely stay there again. The pro of being able to meet so many other travelers so easily definitely outweighs the few cons.
- 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