Mad Monkey Hostel
Cheap beds, rooftop bar
What we say:
The Mad Monkey is a lively hostel in the slightly out-of-the-way BKK1 neighbourhood, a safe area but is a $2 tuk tuk ride from the riverfront.
This should be okay if you like to party -- the hostel boasts a great rooftop bar that serves big jugs of draft beer and over 30 types of cocktails, and a handful of other bars are found in this vicinity. Dorm rooms have six or eight beds, all are mixed, and each has a shared "ensuite" bathroom. Beds are comfortable, linens are clean, lockers are huge, and both fans and air-con are provided in all rooms.
Though clean and passable, private rooms are rather uninspired with minimal furniture, no TV and a colour scheme that reminded us of a hospital. Thankfully the drabness is confined only to the private rooms -- some funky psychedelic murals are found in commons spaces.
Note that light sleepers should avoid rooms 1 and 2, which have "windows" overlooking the bustling restaurant. The restaurant gets high marks for an eclectic, though somewhat expensive menu with everything from Khmer noodle soup to Mexican style burritos. Another selling point is the phenomenal service provided by the all-Khmer staff who are paid 150% of a typical salary and receive free health care, showing that the owners hearts are in the right place.
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In depth reviewRead a more in depth review of Mad Monkey Hostel on the Travelfish blog.
Contact details:Building 26, Street 302, Phnom Penh. T: (097) 720 7355
Email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Dorm air-con||7 USD||7 USD|
|Dbl air-con share b'room||14 USD||14 USD|
|Dbl air-con private b'room||20 USD||20 USD|
Added to Travelfish on: 6th June, 2013
Last visited or updated on: 21st September, 2013
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