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Mad Monkey

Siem Reap

Sivatha Road, Sivatha Rd, Krong Siem Reap 12402, Cambodia

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Mad Monkey is the accommodation of choice and home-away-from-home for 100+ backpackers in Siem Reap every night! You have to experience the atmosphere by our pool and in our Rooftop Beach Bar complete with sand (yes, really) for yourself. We’re conveniently located minutes from Pub Street and we can help you get the best tours of Angkor Wat, plus anything else you want to see in Siem Reap. Can’t wait to see you soon!


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Mad Monkey Siem Reap

Who doesn’t love a HIFive?! While every experience we create at Mad Monkey is thoughtfully designed, we have clearly identified and will ensure to communicate FIVE amazing and authentic experiences in each and every one of our locations, that if taken part in the ‘Mad Monkey Way,’ will leave YOU feeling as though you have fully experienced and absorbed that location (awesome perks, deals, merchandise, & photo ops included). Keep reading to find out more about our HIFives at Mad Monkey Siem Reap!

Angkor Wat Temple Tour

Join us bright & early for our incredible Angkor Wat Temple Tour! Culture packed with visits to not three, but FOUR of Siem Reap’s most famous religious structures!! The photo ops alone are worth the wake-up call. Lunch and private/air-conditioned transportation are included!

Float by Boat

Join us and see the Floating Village on our Float by Boat tour! We take you out on our private boat where you can enjoy local beer and snacks. We then watch the sunset over the stunning Tonle Sap River!

Pub Crawl

Live your best life and GO BIG in Siem Reap on our Pub Street Pub Crawl! What’s Included? A free singlet, a free bucket, and free shots along the way! You’ll surely be grinning from beer to beer!

Free Walking Tour

Our Free Walking Tour departs daily! This incredible tour is 1 -1.5 hours in length. You will see Siem Reap’s top sights with the help of our local guide! Get to stepping!

Tailgate Tour

Join the Monkey Madness on our iconic Tailgate Tour! Climb aboard and experience the Cambodian countryside via “beer trailer” – basically your very own private unlimited beer bar on wheels. Visit a local silk farm, indulge in authentic Khmer snacks, enjoy Siem Reap’s rural beauty through a local lens, & finish the afternoon watching the sunset over the rice fields!

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Mad Monkey Siem Reap


At all Mad Monkey Hostels, our teams are passionate about putting on fun, engaging, creative events that are both unique to each destination and also coordinated globally amongst the Mad Monkey Network. Browse our offerings to see what cool events are on for the duration of your stay!

Mad Monkey Siem Reap

How To Get To Our Hostel

Mad Monkey Hostel is conveniently located right in the centre of Siem Reap. We’re just minutes away from Pub Street, the Night Market, other local markets, and the French Quarter full of cafés, shops, restaurants, and bars. However you are arriving in Siem Reap, our hostel is easy to find.

From the Bus Station:

  • Different bus companies have different drop-off locations, but you will always be greeted by lots of tuk-tuk drivers ready to bring you into town
  • Tell the driver ‘Mad Monkey’ and they will know where to go
  • A tuk-tuk ride should cost around $4, depending on how far you’re coming from and how many people are in your group

From Siem Reap Airport:

  • There are airport tuk-tuks ready and waiting to bring you into town
  • Tell the driver ‘Mad Monkey’ and they will know where to go
  • A tuk-tuk ride from the airport costs $6 (set price). Note that you need to buy a ticket for the ride inside the airport, and the attendant will call a tuk-tuk for you when you do.

From the Boat port:

  • There are tuk-tuks outside the main building – if you can’t find one, ask a staff member for help
  • Tell the driver ‘Mad Monkey’ and they will know where to go
  • A tuk-tuk ride should cost around $4, depending on how many people are in your group

Why Mad Monkey is the Best Place to Stay in

Siem Reap

Why Visit Siem Reap with Mad Monkey Hostel?

Mad Monkey Hostel Siem Reap has been a central part of the Siem Reap party scene since it opened in 2012, when it quickly developed a reputation as one of the best hostels in Siem Reap. If you are looking for the most active party hostel in Siem Reap and an exceptional social experience, then look no further!

With clean rooms, amazing facilities, and cheap rooms and dorms, Mad Monkey is simply the best place to stay in Siem Reap. We know you aren’t coming to Siem Reap to sit in your room, though – you want a social environment where you can meet other backpackers in downtown Siem Reap! Mad Monkey is the ideal venue to meet, mingle, have fun, and get the very best from your stay on a tight budget.

It’s no surprise to all our satisfied guests that the Mad Monkey Hostels team has two “Hoscars” awards to our name (the coveted prize from Hostelworld). We’ve also racked up 7 individual Hostelworld awards and 6 Tripadvisor Certificates of Excellence. Our Siem Reap backpacker hostel has been recommended as “The best backpacker accommodation in Siem Reap” by influential travel journalists that include Backpacker Banter, South East Asia Backpacker, and Just A Pack.

Mad Monkey Siem Reap is conveniently located close to Pub Street, The Night Market, and the Siem Reap Centre. It’s just a stone’s throw away from the old French Quarter where you will find pumping Siem Reap nightlife, happy pizza, fish pedicures, and the exceptionally good vibes that Siem Reap is famous for.

We are ideally situated because our hostel is just a 2-minute walk from the Siem Reap city centre: right at the doorstep of all the action, but separated enough to get a good night’s sleep or some down time when you need it.

Although we are a cheap place to stay in Siem Reap, we offer a “backpacker resort” experience. We offer 5-Star hotel levels of service and a large swimming pool. During your stay with us you’ll enjoy all of the amazing social facilities, bars and communal areas, international-style restaurant, and friendly customer service that have become synonymous with the “Mad Monkey” name among backpackers in Southeast Asia.

For those wondering how long to stay in Siem Reap, we suggest a stay of between 3-4 days in order to really take advantage of everything Siem Reap has to offer.  Our knowledgeable and friendly local team can help you plan your Siem Reap itinerary and arrange low cost tours, activities, and excursions.

When considering where to stay in Siem Reap, Mad Monkey is a great place to party with low cost rooms and dorms and an active bar scene where you can meet lots of new people – but we’re more than just Siem Reap’s best party hostel!  Our hostel was founded on principles of responsible travel and benefit to the community, and staying with us also means you will be helping to deliver clean water, education funding, and arts programs in Cambodia. Your stay will also support our local team with a living wage and great benefits.

Every stay at our Siem Reap Hostel is backed by our customer promise – “No Stress, No Worries: a worry- and stress-free stay for every customer” – if your stay is anything less than this, let us know and we will make it right.

The way that we run our business has resulted in occupancy of over 95%, so it is important that you make your Siem Reap hostel Booking with Mad Monkey online today in order to avoid disappointment. We are often fully booked up to a week in advance during high season and you will not find our hostel available on Agoda or Booking.com Siem Reap pages, so to secure your stay use the “Book Now” at the top of the screen to bag your room or dorm bed.

There are many imitations of the experience we offer available in Siem Reap, but there’s only one original Mad Monkey Hostel. We put customer service and guest experience first, full stop. If you are searching for a great hostel with rave reviews on Hostelworld and TripAdvisor, and a truly authentic Khmer experience, then book your stay with us today! We promise you will not regret it.
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What To See In Siem Reap During Your Stay at Mad Monkey

Regular Siem Reap tours leave from our hostel every day, allowing you to visit the famous temples of Angkor Wat on either the all-day “Big Tour” or the half-day “Small Tour.” You can also choose to visit for sunrise and/or sunset at the temple. For any of our Angkor Wat tours, you can get some friends together and split the cost with other backpackers. Plans like this get made every day among new friends by our pool or in our rooftop bar.

All of our Tuk-Tuk drivers work with our hostel. They are paid fair prices and all speak English. Each of them is trained to our Mad Monkey quality standard to ensure you get the best tour of Angkor Wat and the Siem Reap province countryside.

We also provide our own boat party tour, bike tours, and other group excursions to help you maximize your Siem Reap experience. There are awesome events happening daily at Mad Monkey, plus a weekly pool party that has been rocking the Siem Reap hostel party scene since it kicked off.

Other activities in Siem Reap include quad biking tours in the countryside, the floating villages, the crocodile farm, bike rides, hot air balloon rides, and many other day tours and excursions that are available from our Siem Reap travel and tours desk.

You can find anything you want or need in Siem Reap quite easily. There are five main markets in Siem Reap a touristy day market for buying trinkets and souvenirs, two local markets, and two night markets. On top of this, Siem Reap has a number of shopping centres, supermarkets, and of course the famous Road 60 Street Food Market.

The majority of Siem Reap’s nightlife is located close to our hostel near Pub Street.  There are bars and clubs dotted throughout the old French Quarter. The action there and on Pub Street normally starts up around 11:30 pm. Before that, Mad Monkey’s Rooftop Beach Bar is a popular place to watch the sunset over the Siem Reap rooftops. Here you’re guaranteed to meet a drinking crew at the best backpackers hostel bar in the city. The games and the music get going, and before you know it it’s closing time and you and your new best friends are off to Pub Street – just a 100 second walk away from the hostel.
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Our Cheap & Clean Hostel Accommodation

Our Siem Reap accommodation is low cost and functional. All of our rooms are clean, brightly designed, and come with air conditioning.  You will see funky hostel artwork throughout the building which has been delivered by our resident artist or our artistic guests. If you’re the creative type yourself, check out how you could make your mark at Mad Monkey and earn a free stay with our Creative Hub Program.

We have a variety of rooms to choose from if you’re looking for cheap Siem Reap accommodation. Our hostel offers shared dorm rooms, including Mixed Dorms of various sizes, Female-Only dorms, or 4 Bed Dorms that you and some friends could book to yourselves. We also have cheap private rooms, including Double Rooms, Triple Rooms, and Budget Single Rooms. Basically, we’ve got options to suit every budget, from backpackers to flashpackers.

All of our accommodation in Siem Reap is clean and regularly checked. When you stay with us you also have access to all our awesome communal facilities. These include a Rooftop Beach Bar complete with an authentic sandy floor (yup, really), an outdoor deck with unparalleled sunset views, a large Swimming Pool in Siem Reap with a Poolside Bar, large sun bed facilities for those that like a tan, and a great restaurant serving international and local food with low prices and a varied menu.

Of course all of our facilities come fully inclusive with our Mad Monkey commitment to customer service. You can count on our team for a friendly smile and that social, feel-good vibe that Mad Monkey is famous for.
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How Your Stay at Mad Monkey is Socially Responsible

We run a socially responsible hostel in Siem Reap. In fact, we were the first hostel to publish our commitment to our community and promote socially responsible employment practices in Cambodia when we started out back in 2011. Many of our team members come from poor backgrounds; we invest heavily in our crew’s training and development (including free English lessons and on the job skills training). We’re delighted to see these practices catching on at other hostels in Siem Reap.

As well as being committed to our team’s training and education, we pay all of our staff fair salaries well above local minimum requirements. Your stay at Mad Monkey not only helps to support our team members and their families financially, it also maintains their excellent working conditions. We offer each team member a basic health care and dental allowance, interest-free loans for further education, a mandatory weekly day off, male and female parenthood leave – our entire Cambodia team even takes an annual holiday together each year.

As a result of this fair and considerate treatment, many of our team members have been with us since we first opened the hostel. The fact that many hostels are now also making a commitment to fair pay and good conditions for team members is a testament to how effective it is at creating an awesome atmosphere for our guests.

When we started Mad Monkey we set out with a core purpose of ‘providing the best customer experience, in the most sustainable way, for the benefit of our guests and our local communities.’ That means not only great working conditions within our hostel, but also making sure your stay has a real and tangible positive impact on our community.

Our Mad Monkey Clean Water Project has delivered hundreds of clean water wells and filters in rural Siem Reap. This means that thousands of people who were previously suffering from unclean drinking water now have access to a clean and safe water source right in their home. Mad Monkey also works hard to deliver education grants and support the arts and special needs charities in Cambodia.  This is not a marketing ploy – this is the core reason we exist.  See our Mad Monkey story (here) for more information.

So if you are truly passionate about traveling responsibly in Cambodia then a stay at a Mad Monkey hostel is one way that you can really deliver a meaningful and sustainable positive impact. Of course we can help you get more involved if you’re interested, but at the same time if you just want to show up and have a great time in Siem Reap, you can still feel good about the fact that your stay is making a difference.
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Travel & Tours in Siem Reap

Every Mad Monkey hostel provides a full visa processing service. We’re able to turn visa applications around within 24 to 48 hours depending on the country of application. Our Siem Reap Travel Desk is also available each day to assist you with booking bus tickets in Cambodia, boat tickets, and bus tickets between Siem Reap and cities in Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam.  We can also help you arrange your onward stays with priority booking at our other Mad Monkey Hostels in Phnom Penh, Koh Rong Samloem, and Kampot.

A full schedule of tours, activities, and events in Siem Reap is available to be booked from the Mad Monkey Siem Reap Tours Desk. Get some friends together and you can split the cost for a group tour in one of our Tuk-Tuks. We run regular tours to the floating villages outside Siem Reap, the Angkor Wat temples, the Siem Reap shooting range, and hundreds of other options for the avid traveler.

All of our Tuk-Tuk drivers are provided with fair pay and work off of a recommended price list to ensure that our guests get the best service possible whilst our drivers also earn a fair working wage.

So if you’re still contemplating where to stay in Siem Reap, we can assure you that your best hostel option is Mad Monkey. Come see for yourself! Be sure to book your stay online (here) today in order to avoid disappointment, because we tend to be fully booked in advance.
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