The good: Mad Monkey is cheap. You can rent a private room for the price of many other hostel's dorm rooms. They have a rooftop bar with $1 beers and SAND that plays good music (not JUST the top 40 stuff, but really good music to dance to. Also the occasional Ace of Base, which could be considered both good and bad. I saw the sign back in the 90s, and I don't need to see it again.) It's pretty clean and there is a pool, which looks like it's cleaned (or at least fed chlorine) regularly.
The bad: The staff is borderline hostile if you ask them any questions at all, and act like you are inconveniencing them for existing or, say, needing to check in. You must pay in cash. Whatever they wash the sheets in caused an allergic reaction that made my eyes swell and my entire body itch. There's not a room in the place where you can escape the music so if you're getting up for that 5am sunrise, you're also staying up all night to that Ace of Base.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The most social hostel in Siem Reap! Come stay with 100+ backpackers from around the world. Clean, comfy accommodations (our dorm beds have massive 1.2m mattresses!). A swimming pool and poolside bar - absolutely essential on a hat Cambodian day. A Rooftop Beach Bar with epic sunset views. New events on every night. Tours of Angkor Wat, the countryside, and everything else you came to Siem Reap for. Free wifi. Visa service. We're here to handle everything, so you have the best stay and make the best memories in Siem Reap! Mad Monkey is a socially responsible hostel, too. Your stay will benefit local clean water projects and education organizations. Can't wait to see you soon! ... more less
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