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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…

We stayed 4 nights at Mad Moneky Nacpan and had a wonderful time. The staff were amazing, really accommodating and very friendly/polite. Even though it is low season and it was quiet (as we expected) they went out of... their way to entertain us in the evenings and make sure we were having a good time.We had a minor issue after the first night (nothing that was in control / at fault of the hostel or impacted us much) and the staff didn’t hesitate to not only rectify the issue but also offered a room upgrade immediately. We were really pleasantly surprised given the level of service you get in other hostels at the same price point.The staff were all extremely helpful. Kurt, the general manager, was very hands on; was always there to offer recommendations on restaurants/things to do and ensure we were enjoying our stay. We mentioned in passing one morning that it was our anniversary and when we returned to our room after breakfast, the staff had very (very!) kindly decorated our door with a lovely personalised display to celebrate! This was an amazing surprise and had me a little bit emotional!! It seemed that Kurt had also told the staff and everyone wished us a “happy anniversary” throughout the day ☺️We ate here most nights and the fish curry was a particular favourite! The team update the boards every day with daily deals on food and drinks and the activities that day and night.The beach out front is beautiful.Overall we had a great stay and we will definitely be staying at mad monkey accommodation again during our travels around South East Asia.Thank you Kurt & the Team!!Fran & Ben xread more
Benjamin Udrzal
Benjamin Udrzal
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We had an unforgettable experience that made us extend our stay for an extra day. We loved the games, enjoyed the delicious food and coffee, and the staff were amazing, especially Ivy and Leonard.We’ll be back soon and... will recommend it to all our friends.read more
Mam was the best! So so so kind and lovely to us, even gave us some of her home made food. I think she was a cleaner. I would come back here just for Mam. Lovely lovely person. Apart from that, the social aspect was... great, very busy and had events every night. Rooms were basic but clean and nice. Felt safe too. Nice staff too, and good bar.read more
Cia C
Cia C
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The Team at Mad Monkey were nothing short of spectacular! From constant smiles to their helpfulness they couldn’t have been more accommodating. Whether your with a group or solo, the super vibe in Mad Monkey Bangkok... will guarantee to be a highlight of your trip! The Guided walking tour is also a must!!read more
Cameron Ryan
Cameron Ryan
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The hostel had such a vibrant and welcoming community, and we made friends from all over the world. Whether we were sharing stories in the common area or exploring the local nightlife together, every moment was filled... with joy and connection. Even the staff, most notably Leonard and Hannah, were exceptionally friendly and accommodating.If you're looking for a place where you can feel at home, meet fantastic people, and enjoy a stunning beach, this hostel is the perfect choice. I can't wait to come back!read more
Francis Nicolas
Francis Nicolas
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We recently stayed at this hostel and had the most incredible experience! From the moment we arrived, the staff greeted us with warmth and friendliness.One of the highlights of our stay was the beautiful beach just a... short walk away. It was pristine, with fine sands and crystal-clear waters – the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun.Special mention goes to Lenard, Hannah, and Ivee, whose exceptional customer service truly stood out. They went above and beyond to make sure we felt at home, and were always available to help with any questions or needs.read more
great stay at mad monkey hostel! Particularly due to Dai and Kate!!!! Who taught us so much about the area and gave me fantastic recommendations of things to do. Both are incredibly sweet and went above and beyond for... us. Really made my stay at Mad Monkey good!read more
flisst2y1
flisst2y1
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Amazing social hostel, couldn't recommend it more if you're staying in Bangkok. Clean rooms, nice food and good value for the price. Special mention to Tarn who was the best host, super nice, friendly and helpful.
Valerio Cara
Valerio Cara
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Location is great if you dont like to much people. You have a private beach for your own!Good restaurants around. The beds are big and nice.Great people who work there, Ivy knows how to make good party for... everybody.Would come back for sure.read more
Damian Wensink
Damian Wensink
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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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