For our first night in Phnom Penh, the rooms, restaurant, and bar were all a great way to start our trip. The ~10-20 page booklet provided about Phnom Penh and Cambodia was an EXCELLENT primer.
Hostel is easy to find among Tuk Tuk drivers but a little far from the Royal Palace and where we decided to spend our time. So be prepared to spend money on Tuk Tuks if your of the same preference. As a bonus, because of Mad Monkey's popularity, we never had a problem getting to and from this location.
Check-in was easy and straightforward. Glad to know that we were contributing to the livelihood of people that came from under privileged backgrounds.However, I found the morning staff to be excellent, but evening staff to be a little less helpful and even confusing to speak to.
Rooms were decently priced and clean. My group booked two evenings in a double and weren't disappointed. Towels and hot water in a clean bathroom. This hostel is split into two locations, one has the restaurant and rooftop bar, the other has the checkin area, patio, pool table and lounge. We stayed in the location where you check in. No evening noise here.
I stayed at only two places in Phnom Penh, the Mad Monkey being first. I realized after I left the Mad Monkey, that the second establishment suited my group better. If you're looking for a great place to get cheap drinks and party the night away, book here. (you can always ask for a room not in the restaurant location and be ok).
- 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