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We aren’t your typical party hostel — we want to show you an epic time by immersing you in the local culture and connecting you to the communities you’re exploring. Our socially responsible hostel has projects in Asia that directly supports the locals — building water wells, creating education funds, providing fair employment for our team, and so on — which we’ve found is the best way to effect change. Your stay with us contributes to these efforts.

Our story begins with three backpackers — Steve, Tom, and Alex — who came to Cambodia in 2010. They quickly fell in love with the country and its people, however, the good times they were having in Phnom Penh were contrasted by the poverty that they came face-to-face with each day. Wanting to do something to give back, they had the idea to create substantial, sustainable, and positive change in the country to help other travelers experience its wonder. People thought they were mad, dubbing them the “Mad Monkeys”.

And thus, Mad Monkey was born and has quickly expanded since. Starting in 2011 as a single hostel in Phnom Penh, travelers were drawn to the vibrant atmosphere and social responsibility at the core of the company. Today, Mad Monkey is one of the largest hostel companies in Asia, serving over 350,000 customers per year in Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand, Australia, Indonesia, and Laos. We continue to rapidly grow as more hostels, property owners, and partners adopt Mad Monkey’s way of delivering a truly amazing customer experience with a social purpose.

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Australia
Coogee Beach Sydney, Australia

Mad Monkey Coogee Beach, Sydney is the first Mad Monkey Hostel in Australia! The hostel is found right on Coogee Beach. It’s the perfect location to reach all the best things to do in Sydney, including the famous Coogee to Bondi Coastal Walk. Stay with Mad Monkey ‘Down Under’ for the friendly service and social atmosphere we’re known for all over Asia.

Cambodia
Koh Rong, Cambodia

Mad Monkey Koh Rong is the ultimate island escape for backpackers looking to meet and socialize with like-minded travelers. Our hostel features air-conditioned bungalows and dorms, right on the stunning 4km white sand Longset beach, offering the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure. With access to roads for exploring, coral reef snorkeling, jungle trekking, and nearby establishments, Mad Monkey Koh Rong has everything you need for a memorable island getaway. Whether you're looking to party, relax, or explore, our hostel is the perfect place to…

Cambodia
Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia

Reserve your spot at the most epic backpacker resort in Southeast Asia! Mad Monkey Koh Rong Samloem is located on its own private bay with golden sands and azure blue waters. We have beachfront bungalows and shared dorms overlooking our private bay, a sprawling social area, and an incredible pier bar in the middle of the ocean. Kayak, snorkel, lounge in our ocean hammocks, or go on a fishing trip while meeting over a hundred other travelers from around the world.

Cambodia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Kickstart your Cambodia adventures at Mad Monkey Phnom Penh! Located in the heart of the popular BKK1 district, Mad Monkey Phnom Penh is the original Mad Monkey. Enjoy our beer garden, bar & restaurant, swimming pool, and massive spread of tours and events. Mad Monkey Phnom Penh is the perfect place to meet other travelers and explore the capital city’s rich culture and vibrant nightlife.

Cambodia
Siem Reap, Cambodia

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 Was, plus anything else you want to see in Siem Reap. Can’t wait to see you soon!

Indonesia
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

Experience the best of the island at Mad Monkey Gili Trawangan! This beachfront resort boasts a 12 meter infinity pool overlooking the ocean and a sandy beachfront area where guests can enjoy the vibrant Gili T sunsets. With triple bed dorms and private teepees, this gorgeous property offers travelers the vibrant atmosphere and social scene Mad Monkey is famous for! Dine at our restaurant for both local and western food, join our tours to explore the Gili islands, and stick around for our daily and…

Indonesia
Kuta Lombok, Indonesia

Explore the spectacular Kuta Lombok — Mad Monkey style! Centrally located in town and just a few minutes walk to the beach, Mad Monkey boasts beautifully decorated spacious private and dorm rooms, a large outdoor swimming pool, and a jacuzzi. Sunbathe by the pool, grab some food at our restaurant, have a few drinks at our bar, and join in on our nightly events. Known for its world-class surfing, quiet pristine beaches, lush jungle hills, and cotton candy pink sunsets, Lombok is the paradise destination…

Laos
Luang Prabang, Laos

Kick off your Laos adventures at Mad Monkey Luang Prabang! We offer travel planning and adventure based tours to local must-see spots, such as the Instagram-famous Kuang Si Waterfalls and nearby Pak Ou Caves. Mad Monkey Luang Prabang boasts a rooftop infinity pool, lounge style terrace overlooking the surrounding lush palm forests, an onsite fire pit, and industrial style entrance bar and restaurant that will serve up our signature social events and parties.

Philippines
Cebu City, Philippines

Experience the best of the Queen City of the South at Mad Monkey Cebu City! Located close to the best tourist spots in the city, we offer budget-friendly private rooms and dorms with friendly staff and a buzzing social vibe. Enjoy a delicious meal at our Filipino fusion restaurant, laze by our rooftop pool and sun deck during the day, and party with the best DJs in town in the evenings! Mad Monkey Cebu City is the perfect place to meet other travelers and explore…

Laos
Vang Vieng, Laos

Discover the beauty of Vang Vieng right from the newest Mad Monkey! With stunning mountain views from the pool and rooms, Mad Monkey Vang Vieng is a backpacker's paradise. This newly renovated hostel is your perfect base for adventuring; hike to epic viewpoints, motorbike along lush rice paddies, or float down the river. Delivering our usual social vibes, Mad Monkey Vang Vieng hosts nightly events and daily tours where you'll be able to meet travellers from around the world!

Philippines
Nacpan Beach, Philippines

Enjoy the best of island life at Mad Monkey Nacpan Beach! Located just a 45 minute ride from El Nido, Mad Monkey Nacpan Beach is the perfect place for beach lovers to relax and soak up the sun. Meet dozens of other travelers from around the world at the beachfront bar and lounge area and be sure to catch sunset with a drink in hand. Our restaurant serves mouthwatering local and international dishes hot off the grill and our friendly staff will be happy to…

Philippines
Siargao, Philippines

Mad Monkey Hostel Siargao features a tiki-themed bar, restaurant, and swimming pool in a fully airconditioned hostel. Located just a 7-minute walk from Cloud 9, surfers can take a break at our restaurant for a satisfying meal, tastefully crafted by the country's top kitchen talents, or alternatively just sit back and enjoy an ice-cold beer from the bar while waiting for the sun to set. We are bringing with us not only our famous brand of hospitality, but the daily and nightly events we are…

Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand

Discover the best of the City of Angels at Mad Monkey Bangkok. We're located just minutes from the famous backpacker street, Khao San Road, but tucked away on the canal for a slight buffer from the action. Come enjoy our clean and comfortable rooms, outstanding customer service, refreshing outdoor swimming pool, and dynamite food and drink specials. Mad Monkey Bangkok is the perfect place to meet other travelers and explore Bangkok’s vibrant culture and thriving nightlife.

Philippines
Panglao, Philippines

Mad Monkey Panglao is an oasis in the inner town of Panglao Island. Explore and discover the island's famous white-sand beaches and world-class diving sites! Our brand-new hostel is also very accessible to the other natural wonders and attractions of Bohol, such as the Chocolate Hills, Hinagdanan Cave, and the smallest species of primates, the tarsier. Our Fil-Hispanic-themed hostel pays homage to Bohol's rich culture and features various social spaces such as a bar & restaurant, an outdoor pool area and garden, a coworking space,…

Vietnam
Hoi An, Vietnam

Discover one of Vietnam’s most iconic destinations and lose yourself in the ‘City of Lanterns’ at Mad Monkey Hoi An. Located perfectly between the historical UNESCO old town and some of Vietnam's most incredible beaches, the hostel is equipped with a stunning pool, countless open and airy common spaces, a deck area overlooking lush rice paddies, and a large alfresco style bar and restaurant. Mad Monkey Hoi An is the perfect place to meet like minded travellers and to explore the culture of this amazing…

Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Explore the cultural hub of Thailand at Mad Monkey Chiang Mai! Located between the Night Bazaar and the main entrance to the Old City, Tha Pae Gate, Mad Monkey Chiang Mai is close to all of the main attractions in this northern Thai gem. With a large salt water pool, bar and restaurant, onsite gym, yoga spaces, chill lounge areas, and modern rooms and dorms, this property offers all of the facilities you need to make your stay a comfortable one! Discover the Old City…

Thailand
Pai, Thailand

Welcome to Mad Monkey Pai — a jewel of a hostel in Northern Thailand. Enjoy our effortlessly social atmosphere or chill out in our beautiful gardens; the perfect place for those seeking adventure and creating epic memories. Our high-standard, air-conditioned bungalow dorms provide our guests with super comfortable beds and feature a porch overlooking the lush, green gardens below. Enjoy cycling around the city or relax on our sublime property surrounded by Pai’s incredible landscaping. Our hostel is situated a few minutes away from many…

Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam

Explore Vietnam’s rich history through its capital city. Food, art, music and culture are plentifully found and this bustling metropolis is the perfect place to start or end an epic Vietnam adventure. Mad Monkey Hanoi is located in the heart of the idyllic Old Quarter, where crumbling colonial facades and ancient buildings give way to modern cafes, buzzing bia hois and some of the best street food around! Discover the culture of this amazing city and beyond whilst meeting like minded travellers and making ‘monkey…

Vietnam
Hoi An, Vietnam

Discover one of Vietnam’s most iconic destinations and lose yourself in the ‘City of Lanterns’ at Mad Monkey Hoi An. Located perfectly between the historical UNESCO old town and some of Vietnam's most incredible beaches, the hostel is equipped with a stunning pool, countless open and airy common spaces, a deck area overlooking lush rice paddies, and a large alfresco style bar and restaurant. Mad Monkey Hoi An is the perfect place to meet like minded travellers and to explore the culture of this amazing…

I’d recommend going to the bar if you’re a solo traveller bored at night/ looking for a party. I didn’t stay here, but I went to the bar on a random Saturday & Sunday night. You can attend all activities whether or not... you stay here. On Saturday, there were lots of fun games. I met people, and we went out after.On Sundays and Wednesdays they host bar crawls which are pretty fun (very chaotic).They give out a free shot at the bar every hour! I’m pretty sure it’s 70% juice though. The drinks are fairly priced (70-150 baht).The staff are so nice and fun (shoutout Connor and Tarn).Great place to meet friends and go out.Check their Instagram to see what activities are happening.read more
Cassia Attard
Cassia Attard
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I had the best time at the Mad Monkey hostel. The environment felt so safe, welcoming, and is the best spot to make new friends + connect. The hostel is in a great location as well - 5-10 minute walk to Khao San Rd,... 7/11 is also across the street. The Mad Monkey team had so many opportunities for us to socialize as well. As for the staff, Win was the best we could ask for - he always went above and beyond to make sure we were happy, smiling, and felt apart of something. His positive energy rubbed off on everyone. Whenever Win was there, we knew it was going to be great. We will be back for sure!read more
Teya Ng
Teya Ng
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This was one of the best hostels I stayed at in the Philippines. Right on the beautiful Napcan beach and the staff, parties, and other travelers are so much fun. Big thank you to Ivy for being so helpful and making all... the evening games so much fun! I will definitely stay here again next time I'm in the Philippines.read more
Very nice hostel with a great location.Stayed for 3 nights. During the day the vibe quiet and chill, great for relaxing. In the night the vibes changed for some great parties with amazing people. Special props to Ivy,... who made our stay unforgettable.read more
I’d recommend going to the bar if you’re a solo traveller bored at night/ looking for a party. I didn’t stay here, but I went to the bar on a random Saturday & Sunday night. You can attend all activities whether or not... you stay here. On Saturday, there were lots of fun games. I met people, and we went out after.On Sundays and Wednesdays they host bar crawls which are pretty fun (very chaotic).They give out a free shot at the bar every hour! I’m pretty sure it’s 70% juice though. The drinks are fairly priced (70-150 baht).The staff are so nice and fun (shoutout Connor and Tarn).Great place to meet friends and go out.Check their Instagram to see what activities are happening.read more
Cassia Attard
Cassia Attard
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We stayed here for our trip to Bangkok. Very welcoming environment and our group of girls felt very safe here. The planned activities were a great time. We joined the group last minute on their pub crawl and it was our... best night in Bangkok. Great times!read more
Abigail Burtner
Abigail Burtner
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I had the best time at the Mad Monkey hostel. The environment felt so safe, welcoming, and is the best spot to make new friends + connect. The hostel is in a great location as well - 5-10 minute walk to Khao San Rd,... 7/11 is also across the street. The Mad Monkey team had so many opportunities for us to socialize as well. As for the staff, Win was the best we could ask for - he always went above and beyond to make sure we were happy, smiling, and felt apart of something. His positive energy rubbed off on everyone. Whenever Win was there, we knew it was going to be great. We will be back for sure!read more
Teya Ng
Teya Ng
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Good hostel with good hosts and good vibes. Stayed in a 4 bed room that was nice and clean. Had plenty of daytime and evening events that you could join to see the city and get to know people. Tarn was an absolutely... gem that was there to help and make sure you had a good time. Overall solid experience at this hostel.read more
We had a really great time at the Mad Monkey Nacpan Beach!Highlight of this hostel is undoubtedly the great location. It’s literally just steps away from the stunning beach.Great place to meet people and have some fun... nights partying.The stuff was incredibly friendly and helpful. Shout-out to the guest experience manager Ivy who is in charge of the activities in the evening and certainly knows how to create a feel good vibe. 10/10.read more
Kai
Kai
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The hostel is really clean and near the party place of the city, Khaosan Road, it takes you less then 10 min to reach it. Still, if you need to go somewhere else, you have to either walk 30 min to the metro or grab a... taxi.The rooms are spacious (I stayed in 4-bed female-only room), the beds are comfy and can be closed with the curtain, the shower looks old but works just fine and is really clean, too.No common kitchen, though (or I didn't explore enough) so no way to prepare your own dinner (food is not allowed in the room)read more
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