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Mad Monkey Hostel Siem Reap
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Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

Mad monkey is awesome! Met so many cool people by the pool, and the beach bar is crazy. Staff are super helpful with tours and recmended the circus which was so fun. Food is super tasty. If you want to have a good time stay here!

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Stevevaile, Owner at Mad Monkey Hostel Siem Reap, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
Boom Boom :-) It was fantastic to have you here, you enjoy your next adventure and we shall see you again soon we hope :-) Thank you for staying at our socially responsible hostel.
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Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

Mad monkey was awesome. The bartender was so cool, relax staying here. Great place, cool staff. Swimming poil is so nice. It´s as a family so welcoming. By the way the top banana bat on the rofftop is so charming. Come to mad monkey, you can chill, meet some friends and have fun ;)

Stayed June 2014
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Stevevaile, Owner at Mad Monkey Hostel Siem Reap, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
Dear guest - We are only as awesome as our guests are at any one time - and you were a stunner! Have a great trip - thank you so much for your review it really counts! Thank you for staying at our socially responsible hostel.
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Definitely a party hostel! You´ll hear the music until midnight or longer! Overall, the hostel is clean...but there was mould in our bathroom and the bathroom was flooding after a shower! Beds are okay, staff is friendly but the pool is too small! The food in the restaurant is a expensive and not really good.
I think 8 bucks for a dorm in this place is too much!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Stevevaile, Owner at Mad Monkey Hostel Siem Reap, responded to this review, 21 June 2014
I am sorry that unlike 95% of our guests you did not have the best of times whilst you were staying here. We have checked your room and ordered a deep steam clean on your bathroom - thank you for pointing this out to us. The pool is the biggest we could have built given the land we had to built on but had you have only of asked there are a number of much larger pools we could have provided you with free access to, however it could have just been that the pool area was busy when you wanted to use it.

Thanks for staying us with anyway, and thanks for the positive elements of your review.
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

We liked Mad Monkey so much on our first visit that we had to come back again a month later to relax. Mad Monkey is like an endless spring break. You've got dollar beers, a rooftop sand bar, giant pool, great rooms (of all types), and a grew opportunity to meet people. The hostel really tries to get everyone to meet and hang out with one another instead of staying in your room Facebooking or reading all day. Mad Monkey also offers a number of tours and services to get the most out of seeing the nearby temples and cultural locations in the Seam Reap area. The best part of Mad Monkey is the always friendly, smiling, and fun staff. Mad Monkey Seam Reap has been my home away from home in Cambodia and I can't wait to come back

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Stevevaile, Owner at Mad Monkey Hostel Siem Reap, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
It was great to have you and your party as our guests, thank you so much for choosing us as your hostel - you were an awesome guest, we hope we see you soon! Thank you for staying at our socially responsible hostel.
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

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.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Stevevaile, Owner at Mad Monkey Hostel Siem Reap, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear RachelEli7

Thank you so much for your review, it is always a little frustrating for us to understand that a guest only had an average time at The Mad Monkey, although almost all guests have a great time, and average is actually ok for most other hostels I am genuinely sorry that you only had an average time here.

Please let me state that had you asked us for different sheets we would have provided you with different ones, but also this is the only time ever we have had this identified as an issue. Secondly and after speaking to the receptionist that checked you in, I think this was a cultural miss-understanding. Normally in Cambodia people are expected to be very polite as it is the culture, where as in the west there is a leaning to a service culture which means you shouldn't need to say please and thank you to service staff. Although we are pleased that most guests do carry a certain courtesy when dealing with our staff we do not expect it and as a result our reception staff will undergo extra training in dealing with customers that may not be as polite as expected. Thank you for pointing this out to us, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.

All that she wants is another baby, yeaahhh

Steve
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Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

I found this hostel to be a great, social, party hostel. However the rooms were extremely basic and the staff were somewhat unhelpful. This is not common for Mad Monkey hostels so may have been a bad experience that I had with them.

The hostel has it's own pool which is very nice, however many hostels in Siem Reap also have this.

Great party hostel but don't expect any frills.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Stevevaile, Owner at Mad Monkey Hostel Siem Reap, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear Guest -

Thank you for your review. As per the review after yours we will carry out further training with our reception staff this week. I really do think it was probably a one off, possibly after a guest was rude to one of our staff, however this is not your problem so that you for highlighting it for us.

I have messaged you with a discount voucher that you can use for any further booking on our website. Many thanks again for your review.

Steve
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

I stayed at Mad Monkey for four days/three nights and I agree with every good review I've read on here.

First, it is a great place if you are traveling alone or with only one other person. I traveled with a friend and met a ton of great people - it was pretty much an instant party as long as you are at least somewhat friendly and enjoy laying by the pool or lounging around the upstairs beach bar. Just start talking to people - the place has such a friendly vibe that everyone there is down to meet new people!

It is as nice as the pictures look - the pool is fantastic and the restaurant has great food and a fantastic vibe. I cannot express how fantastic the passion fruit mojitos are - I think I have nearly two dozen over my few days... (which gives you an idea of how great the party scene is here too). I stayed in a twin private with a bathroom - no complaints at all. Clean, straight forward, very comfortable mattress, well priced. They provided room towels and had pool towels to borrow. They clean the rooms daily and included some bottled water.

$7 taxi ride from the airport (completely standard), $15 tuktuk for the whole day at Angkor Wat, food at the hostel ranged around $4-6 per plate and was really good. Drinks started at $1 and went up to $3.5 - I repeat, get the passion fruit mojito and try the coconut with malibu for a hangover cure. If you're American, get a grenade for your country.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Stevevaile, Owner at Mad Monkey Hostel Siem Reap, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Hi ya! Thank you so much for your fantastic review - i am really pleased you had a good time here - do come back and visit us soon. Thanks again! Love The Mad Monkey Team! Thank you for staying at our socially responsible hostel.
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Property: Mad Monkey Hostel Siem Reap
Address: No19, Mondul 2 | Khoum Svay Dangkom, Siem Reap 0011, Cambodia
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Region: Cambodia > Siem Reap Province > Siem Reap
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #7 of 267 Speciality Lodging in Siem Reap
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 28
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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