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26 Street 302, BKK1, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
(+855) 023 987 091
Mad Monkey Phnom Penh was the original Mad Monkey Hostel. Our sprawling property in the heart of the popular BKK1 district is the perfect place to meet people and explore this city of culture and nightlife. Enjoy our Rooftop Bar, Swimming Pool, Restaurant, and massive spread of tours and events.
“Excellent hostel, very safe and good fun. Staff are friendly and helpful and the food is delicious!”
“Everything is really clean, staff is friendly and you meet a lot of nice people!”
“Great hostel. Cannot complain.”
“Staff were great, rooms were fantastic. Thanks for a perfect stay!”
“Nice hostel, clean, lovely people, good prices, etc.”
“It is a very friendly and a happening hostel with a very helpful staff. The rooms were clean and tidy. Had an amazing time at the hostel. The reception also helps to organise tours around phnom penh and transport to vietnam. Would love to come back here.”
“Amazing, clean, friendly and a top swimming pool!”
“Great prompt customer service when I had complaints they handled it quickly.”
“Really enjoyed our stay at mad monkey. We stayed in a private room in the Villa which was amazing. Better than any hotel we've stayed in. Pool is nice after a long day out and about. The rooftop bar is great for socialising and meeting new people.”
“My second stay here, I came 3 years ago and it was great then - but it has improved even more! The restaurant menu is brilliant, we could've ordered pretty much everything on the menu. Sothea was very helpful/entertaining behind the reception. The hostel is almost a sight in itself in Cambodia!”
“At Mad Monkey Hostels Phnom Penh, you'll meet nice people due to the great swimming pool area or rooftop bar they built.The food was always delicious (no matter if it would be Khmer or European) and the rooms were clean!”
“Sothea was the most amazing host. I can't wait to go back. The energy and attitude of the hostel was great.”
“Just be aware the restaurant staff could so so impolite and unprofessional.A friend had a bad experience .I finally gave up eating at the restaurantBeside, other staff at the Rooftop (***) and Front desk (***) we're super nice and helpful.”
“Our room was not ready on time but the staff member offered us a complimentary drink.”
“Great place to stay! Lots of backpackers, there was a bar that becomes a party room in the evening, and it was the perfect place to meet other backpackers from all over the world. Great location, and they offer tours across Cambodia. Wish I knew that before coming, I would've signed up.”
“Nice accommodation, really lovely staff and great vibe. Will definitely be returning!”
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Mad Monkey Phnom Penh
22 Bed Dorm
Calling all social butterflies: do you want to make 21 new friends in Phnom Penh? Then you’re going to love out 22 Bed Mixed Dorm at Mad Monkey Phnom Penh. Even though this is our largest dorm by number of beds, you’ll have tons of space to yourself when you stay here. At Mad Monkey we are known for our excessively large dorm bed mattresses. Your bunk will feature an oversized mattress, fluffy pillow, and downy-soft bedding. You’ll also have your own personal reading light and a secure space to keep your bag and your valuables. Your own padlock is required – if you don’t have one, no stress, we sell them at our Front Desk. You’ll also have a power outlet to charge up all your electronics. You’ll have access to shared bathrooms with hot showers and modern fixtures for your convenience.
Please note that some of our 22 Bed Dorm is near the bar, so there’s a chance you might hear some music and people having fun until the bar shuts at midnight. You said you were a social butterfly, so we’re counting on seeing you socializing in that bar anyways! But if you’re specifically looking for a long night’s sleep, be sure to choose a dorm in our quieter Villa Building when you get to our booking site.
Now, in busy season our dorm beds tend to sell out days in advance. We would hate for you to show up and not have a bunk waiting for you, so be sure to book direct online here! Savvy travelers book direct online because that’s where the lowest prices are at – plus no deposit or cancellation fees.
10 Bed Dorm
What’s spacious, comfy, and full of your 9 new best friends? Our 10 Bed Mixed Dorm! This dorm room at Mad Monkey Phnom Penh will give you that old-school backpacker vibe you’ve been looking for. Old-school doesn’t mean old-fashion, though. Our 10 Bed Dorm is super spacious and totally kitted out. Backpackers love Mad Monkey for our over-sized and over-soft mattresses and bedding. Your personal bunk space will be 1.2 metres across – hard to come by in Southeast Asia. You’ll also have your own personal reading light and power outlet – charge your phone while you finish your book or chat to your roommates! There’s a secure locker space for your bag and your valuables. Be sure to bring a padlock, or pick one up from the shop at our Front Desk. Your dorm has a bathroom with a hot shower, and there are other bathrooms throughout the hostel that you can access as well.
Now, be warned, some of our 10 Bed Dorms are near the bar. This means you might hear some music and people enjoying themselves in the evening. The bar shuts at midnight every night, so there’s still plenty of time for shut-eye after that. If you’re looking for an early night in, though, you’d be better off in one of the dorms in our quieter Villa building – you’ll find all the details on our booking site.
Another important thing to note is that your best option is always to book direct online here before you arrive! In busy season (and it’s usually busy season here) our beds tend to sell out days ahead. We really want to hang with you, but we can’t always accommodate walk-ins. So book online, and book direct for the lowest prices and no deposit required. Winning!
8 Bed Dorm
You need dorm beds? We got dorm beds. Our 8 Bed Mixed Dorm is a popular choice for the fun-loving backpacker. If you don’t mind a few roommates (aka new friends!), this is the perfect accommodation option for you in Phnom Penh. Each of our bunks features a massive 1.2 metre mattress and cozy, comfy bedding and pillows. Your personal space will include a reading light and a power outlet for all your electronic charging needs. You’ll also have your own secure locker where you can keep your bag and your valuables. Be sure to bring a padlock, or pick one up from the shop at our Front Desk. Our 8 Bed Dorms have air conditioning and their own bathrooms with hot showers.
One thing to note is that some of our 8 Bed Mixed Dorms are near the bar. Sometimes when you’re in them you can hear some noise (music, people talking, etc.) drifting down the halls. The bar closes, and therefore the noise ends, at midnight every night. It’s not a bother for most guests, because they’re in the bar getting to know people! But if you’re looking for a long night’s sleep, you’ll want to opt for one of the dorms on the Villa side of our hostel where there’s less noise. It should be clear what’s what on our booking site.
Speaking of booking, we HIGHLY recommend booking direct online here before you arrive. Booking online just makes sense – no deposit, no cancellation fees, and the lowest prices for all our rooms and dorms. Be sure to make your booking ahead, because in high season we sell out our beds without fail.
Our Double Rooms at Mad Monkey are stylish and cozy. Each one sleeps up to 2 guests, in 1 Double Bed. We’ve taken care to decorate each room with modern accessories and splashes of colour to make you feel at home! Your Double Room will include air conditioning, fluffy pillows, and a soft duvet. You’ll have your own en suite bathroom with a hot shower.
Please note that some of our Double Rooms are near our Rooftop Bar, so they’re subject to some noise in the evenings until the bar closes at midnight. There’s still plenty of time to sleep after midnight, and we’d love to see you in the bar getting to know us and your fellow guests anyways. But if you’re looking for a long, deep sleep, you might prefer a room in our quieter Villa Building – it’ll be clear which is which on our booking site.
Book direct online here for the best rates, no deposit, and no cancellation fees. Book early to avoid disappointment, our rooms tend to sell out and we want to see you here…!
Two’s company, three’s a party! Our Triple Rooms sleep up to 3 guests, in 1 Single Bed and 1 Double Bed. Each room is spacious, comfortable, and tastefully decorated. It’s the perfect option for a group of friends traveling together. Your room will feature air conditioning, lots of storage space, convenient lighting, and an en suite bathroom with a hot shower. We’ve thought of everything you might need, and made sure it’s ready and waiting for you.
One thing to note is that some of our Triple Rooms are closer to the Rooftop Bar than others. Rooms in the bar’s vicinity can sometimes hear some music drifting down the halls in the evening. The bar always closes at midnight so most guests hardly notice, but if you need an early night’s sleep you’ll want to opt for a room on the Villa side of the hostel. The booking site should give you the information you need, or you can email phnompenh(at)madmonkeyhostels.com to clarify your room location.
It’s always a good idea to book direct online here if you want to stay in one of our Triple Rooms. Space is limited and we’re full more often than not, so if you walk in we can’t guarantee we’ll have a Triple Room available. Booking online means you’ve got a room waiting for you, plus it guarantees you the lowest price and no deposit fee!
Twin Double Room (Villa Side)
You won’t believe a room this luxe exists in a hostel in Phnom Penh. Follow the sweeping staircase upstairs to your private room. You’re steps away from the fun social scene around the pool downstairs, but separated enough to avoid the bustle when you want to chill out. This rooms sleeps up to 4 guests in 2 massive Queen Size Beds. The spacious room has lots of storage for your things, air conditioning, and an en suite bathroom with hot water. This is the good life.
This room is located in the Villa Building of Mad Monkey Phnom Penh. The layout of this space makes it a bit quieter than our rooms across the street, so it’s a perfect option if you need a good night’s sleep. Or just some well-deserved “down time”.
Space is limited in this room type, so we highly recommend booking direct online here before you arrive. Booking online offers the lowest prices and no deposit is required. Our rooms do tend to sell out, especially in high season, so book ahead to ensure your space. Better safe than sorry! We promise that no other hostel in Phnom Penh has a room like this waiting for you.
Mad Monkey Phnom Penh
Why Mad Monkey is the Best Place to Stay in
Why Visit Phnom Penh with Mad Monkey Hostel?
Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh was our first hostel and the original Mad Monkey. Stay with us for an exceptional social experience. At Mad Monkey you’ll meet other traveling backpackers in Phnom Penh and enjoy all the perks of our clean, modern, 220-bed hostel accommodation. We are one of the few hostels in Phnom Penh with a swimming pool – don’t underestimate how key a pool is until you’ve spent an afternoon in the Penh! Our hostel in Phnom Penh also offers all of the the amazing social facilities, bar scene, communal lounge space, and international restaurant that have become synonymous with the Mad Monkey name on the Southeast Asia backpacker trail.
Phnom Penh is, among other things, the place that people come to to learn about the dark history of The Khmer Rouge. Our Phnom Penh hostel is well situated for visiting the Killing Fields and S21 Prison, and low cost tours of these sites leave every day from Mad Monkey. Beyond these important historical sites, there is so much more to discover in the city. You can’t leave Phnom Penh without visiting the Royal Palace, a silk farm, some museums, cultural shows, or any of the other awesome things to do in Phnom Penh. And then there’s the famous Phnom Penh Nightlife…! This city is so much more than just its recent troubled history.
If you are wondering how long to stay in Phnom Penh, we would recommend staying 3 or 4 days to really get the most out of the Capital. Anything less means you won’t get the opportunity to fully experience this charming city. Our knowledgeable and friendly local team can help you plan your trip to Phnom Penh, and arrange low cost tours, activities and excursions that will keep you busy for days.
When considering where to stay in Phnom Penh, Mad Monkey is one of your best options. For one thing, it’s a great place to party with low cost rooms and dorms and an active bar scene where you can meet lots of new people. We are not, however, only a party hostel! We also offer cheap accommodation designed for a good night’s sleep in the Villa side of the hostel, allowing you to choose to join the party or leave it if you just need to relax (see Accommodation box below).
Mad Monkey is right for you if you are searching for a sociable hostel where you can meet people and have fun. Every stay is backed by our customer promise “No Stress, No Worries: a worry and stress free stay for every customer.” If anything is wrong during your stay, we will make it right.
In fact our customers have so much fun with us, our hostel chain has been awarded two coveted Hoscar awards from Hostelworld. Mad Monkey Phnom Penh is a six-time award winner of TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence, and has been chosen as the recommended hostel in Phnom Penh by independent travel blogs, including Backpacker Banter. All of this has resulted in an average occupancy of over 97% at our hostel – so it is important that you make your Phnom Penh Hostel Booking with Mad Monkey online today in order to avoid disappointment!
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What To See in Phnom Penh During Your Stay at Mad Monkey
There is so much more to see in Phnom Penh than just The Killing Fields and S21 Prison. These sites are important, but to only see them and then move on from Phnom Penh would be a mistake. Our hostel is located in the backpacker area of Phnom Penh in the BKK1 district. We are ideally located for visits to the Royal Palace, The Silver Pagoda, and Wat Phnom and we’re close to the city’s best museums and art galleries.
Activities in Phnom Penh can be booked at the Mad Monkey tour desk. We’ve got a wide range of options, including kick boxing, the Silk Island silk farms, the water park, the shooting range, and regular boat parties on the Phnom Penh river.
Phnom Penh’s shopping is both varied and abundant. The most popular markets, including Central Market and Russian Market, are just a few minutes away by tuk-tuk from Mad Monkey. There are also modern shopping centres offering boutique shopping experiences for every budget.
Phnom Penh Nightlife is centred around the backpacker area of Phnom Penh, Golden Street is just two blocks away and offers lots of bars and one awesome nightclub. The bars and pubs of Riverside are just a few minutes away in a tuk-tuk. Phnom Penh’s most popular backpackers club, “Club Love,” is a 3-minute walk away from Mad Monkey. Other nightclubs including Heart of Darkness and Pontoon are located close by to the hostel as well – just a short tuk-tuk ride away.
Mad Monkey also offers a weekly pub / bar crawl tour of Phnom Penh every Thursday evening. You can buy a wristband from the hostel for just $5 to join in the fun. You’ll enjoy half-priced drinks during the pub crawl. Even better, 100% of the money generated by the pub crawl is donated to education programs for the poor meaning that you can have a good time and ensure that you are having a positive impact as you travel.
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Our Cheap & Clean Hostel Accommodation
We offer a varied number of choices for accommodation in our hostel. There are Mixed Dorms of various sizes, Female-Only Dorms, Private Rooms that sleep 4, Double Rooms, Triple Rooms, and Budget Single Rooms.Our room prices are low cost. We have cheap rooms in Phnom Penh available for backpackers on the lively Bar side of the hostel, and quieter mid-priced rooms and dorms available on the Villa side of the hostel.
All of our accommodation is clean and regularly checked. We have communal facilities including a TV area for films and watching football, a rooftop bar, a swimming pool with a poolside bar, and a large restaurant serving international food with low prices and a varied menu. We even offer regular yoga classes in the hostel.
We have a large pool on the Villa side of the hostel. All Mad Monkey guests can access the pool free of charge. Towels are available with a refundable deposit. We also have a small shop where you can pick up essential toiletries, locks for lockers, and souvenirs.
Our rooms have been awarded a cleanest rooms in Phnom Penh award from Hostelworld. We provide air-conditioning in each room for our guests’ comfort. The hostel is staffed by a security team 24/7 for your safety. We also have fire-alarms and fire escapes and regularly conduct fire drills to ensure that our hostel in Phnom Penh not only offers the best standards in comfort and a fun environment, but also is as safe and secure as possible for our guests and staff. This attitude is carried out through every aspect of our operations, from constructing our hostel with the highest quality materials through to insisting on meeting international hygiene standards in our restaurant.
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How Your Stay at Mad Monkey is Socially Responsible
The reason we started our hostel was to have an impact on our local community. In fact it defines our core purpose as a company: providing the best customer experience, in the most sustainable way, for the benefit of our guests and our local communities.
All of our team members are provided with excellent working conditions. This includes paid vacation time, bonus pay on national holidays, a working wage (well in excess, unfortunately, of the average salary at hotels in Phnom Penh), overtime pay, a weekly day off, opportunities to travel to our other hostels, free health and dental care, financial support for education, and an annual staff trip and party. These factors combined allow each employee to better their own situation and that of their families, which has a ripple effect throughout the community.
Many of our staff come to us from poor backgrounds and may have limited access to education growing up. Each member of our team is provided with regular training to help them develop their careers. Mad Monkey also provides free English lessons for any staff member that wants to study. We also provide support to our team with education grants and interest-free loans for further education.
As well as supporting the team within our hostel, Mad Monkey is also incredibly active in our local community. By staying at our awesome socially responsible hostel your stay will be supporting education, clean water access, and arts projects in Cambodia. Learn more about our work in the community here.
So if you are truly passionate about traveling responsibly in Cambodia then a stay at Mad Monkey is one way that you can really deliver meaningful and sustainable positive change where it counts. Whilst also having a great time and meeting great people. Win-Win-Win!
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Travel & Tours in Phnom Penh
Our Phnom Penh hostel has a full visa processing service. We are able to turn visa applications around within 24 to 48 hours, depending on the country of application. Our travel desk is also able to assist you with booking bus tickets in Cambodia, boat transfer and tickets to Siem Reap, and bookings for our Mad Monkey hostels in Siem Reap, Kampot, & Koh Rong Samloem.
A full schedule of Phnom Penh tours and activities are available to be booked from the hostel, including split-cost group tuk-tuk tours of the city. All of our Mad Monkey tuk-tuk drivers are provided with fair pay and we enforce a recommended price list to ensure that our guests get the best service possible whilst our drivers also earn a fair working wage. See all of our tour offerings here.
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