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Mad Monkey Bangkok

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Facilities & Amenities

  • Beachfront
  • Infinity Pool
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Private Teepees
  • Beach Volleyball
  • WiFi
  • Nighty Events
  • Daily Tours

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.

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Experience Bangkok

Experience the best of Bangkok, starting with our Mad5! While every experience we create at Mad Monkey is thoughtfully designed, we have identified FIVE amazing and authentic experiences in each and every one of our locations, that if taken part in the ‘Mad Monkey Way,’ will leave YOU feeling as though you have fully experienced and absorbed that destination. See our Mad5 at Mad Monkey Gili T below, or view all Madventures in the link below!

Bangkok Canal Tour

USD 10 per person

Every Tue
Witness Bangkok's life based around the Chaophraya river. Come and have an insight to how life was before the use of automobiles and roads!

USD 10 per person VIEW

Bangkok Free City Session

FREE

Every Mon + Wed + Fri
Take a walk and explore the sights and sounds surrounding the hostel in one of the most popular areas of Bangkok!

FREE VIEW

Bangkok Chatuchak Market Outing

USD 8.6 per person

Every Sun
Explore the hustle and bustle of Thailand's biggest market. Find all your wants and souvenirs all in one area. Just remember to take a break and enjoy a coconut while exploring the place!

USD 8.6 per person VIEW

Bangkok Mad Monkey Pool Party

FREE

Every Sat
Join us for our legendary pool party every Saturday! Get in on some pool games, sunbathe, drink some beers, and listen to your favorite jams while meeting new friends!

FREE VIEW

Bangkok Khao Sarn Pub Crawl

USD 14 per person

Every Wed + Sun Come join and explore the famous Khao Sarn road with its variety of bars that will definitely leave you flabbergasted!. We start at Mad Monkey, then we will take you out to to enjoy what all travelers in Thailand Enjoy!

USD 14 per person VIEW

Bangkok Khao Sarn Pub Crawl2

USD 14 per person

Every Wed + Sun Come join and explore the famous Khao Sarn road with its variety of bars that will definitely leave you flabbergasted!. We start at Mad Monkey, then we will take you out to to enjoy what all travelers in Thailand Enjoy!

USD 14 per person VIEW
eat with us breakfast | local cuisine | home comforts | snacks | more
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Travel deeper.

Our goal at Mad Monkey is to create meaningful and sustainable travel experiences for our guests. Find out how we promote responsible travel and provide socio-economic benefits to the communities in which we are located.

Mad Monkey Bangkok Local Community Project

Your stay at Mad Monkey Bangkok directly supports Peuan Peuan Project, a social welfare and education program in Bangkok.

Bangkok Cheat Sheet

Everything you need to know about traveling Bangkok

WHEN TO GO

  • Best time to go during cool season: November–February
  • Hot season: March–May
  • Rainy season: June–October
  • Songkran (the Water Festival): April
  • Loy Krathong/Yi Peng (Lantern Festivals): October

Customs & Etiquette

  • Be sure your shoulders, ankles and chest are covered when visiting temples
  • Never disrespect the monarchy, as they are highly regarded in Thai culture
  • Stand up and be respectful when the royal and national anthems are played
  • Remove your shoes before entering temples, homes and even some businesses
  • Don’t ever touch somebody’s head, as this is the most sacred part of the body in Thai culture
  • Tipping is not necessary, nor is it expected, but it is always appreciated! Round up your bill!

WHAT TO EAT

  • Pad kra pao
  • Massaman curry
  • Pad thai
  • Som tam (papaya salad)
  • Mango sticky rice
  • Tom yum goong (hot and sour prawn soup
  • Tom kha gai
  • Pad see eiu

Our hostel is located right in the heart of the action for backpackers in Bangkok, just minutes away from the legendary Khao San Road. The hostel itself sits on a peaceful bend of Phra Sumen Road overlooking the canal and a few metres from a historic fort and a park on the Phra Sumen River.

Our vibrant neighbourhood is full of restaurants, cafes, shops, convenience stores, and more — anything you’re looking for can be found within walking distance.

From Suvarnabhumi Airport
By Taxi: Give the driver Mad Monkey’s address (included below in English and Thai). Make sure you take a taxi with a running meter. This will work out to cost less than a set fee. Taxi drivers only accept THB currency, and do not take credit cards, so withdraw money at the airport if you don’t have any yet. The total price on the meter will not include the airport surcharge and toll fees (if you take a route with tolls).
By Airport Rail Link: This is a cheap way to get into the city. The Airport Rail runs from 6:00am to 12:00 midnight. A train arrives at the airport every 10-15 minutes. Take the City Line. Get off at Phaya Thai BTS Station. From Phaya Thai you can (1) take a taxi or tuk-tuk to Mad Monkey (see our address below) or (2) take Bus #59 to Khao San (Khok Wua Junction on Ratchadamnoen Klang Rd), then walk from Khan San Road to Mad Monkey (about 10 minutes).
By Bus # S1: You can take this bus at the airport from Gate 7 on the 1st floor. The bus runs from 6:00am to 8:00pm. The ticket is only 60 THB. Get off at Phra Sumen Road stop and walk towards the river until you reach Mad Monkey (a few minutes).

From Don Mueang Airport
Don Mueang Airport is not connected to any of the rail lines, so you’ll need to take a taxi or the bus.

By Taxi: Give the driver Mad Monkey’s address (included below in English and Thai). Make sure you take a taxi with a running meter. This will work out to cost less than a set fee. Taxi drivers only accept THB currency, and do not take credit cards, so withdraw money at the airport if you don’t have any yet. The total price on the meter will not include the airport surcharge and toll fees (if you take a route with tolls).
By Bus #A4: You can take this bus at the airport from Gate 12. The bus runs from 7:00am to 11:00pm. The ticket is only 50 THB. Get off at Phra Sumen Road stop and walk towards the river until you reach Mad Monkey (a few minutes).

From Mo Chit Bus Terminal
By Taxi: Give the driver Mad Monkey’s address (included below in English and Thai). Make sure you take a taxi with a running meter. This will work out to cost less than a set fee. Taxi drivers only accept THB currency, and do not take credit cards, so withdraw money at the station if you don’t have any yet. The total price on the meter will not include toll fees (if you take a route with tolls).
By Bus #3: You can get on Bus #3 from inside Mo Chit Terminal. Get off at Chakrabongse Road (behind Khao San Road) or Bang Lamphu, which is the closest bus stop to Mad Monkey. It’s about a 5 minute walk to the hostel from here. Walk towards Phra Sumen Fort (Pom Phra Sumen) and you will see Mad Monkey.

From Ekkamai Bus Terminal
By Taxi: Give the driver Mad Monkey’s address (included below in English and Thai). Make sure you take a taxi with a running meter. This will work out to cost less than a set fee. Taxi drivers only accept THB currency, and do not take credit cards, so withdraw money at the station if you don’t have any yet. The total price on the meter will not include toll fees (if you take a route with tolls).
By Bus #2 or #511: You can get on Bus #2 or #511 outside the terminal but on the same side of the road. Get off at Khok Wua Junction on Ratchadamnoen Klang Road. From here it’s about a 10 minute walk to Mad Monkey (head towards Phra Sumen Fort (Pom Phra Sumen) and you’ll see the hostel).

Show this to your taxi driver:
แม้ด มังกี้ โฮสเทล   (Mad Monkey Hostel)
55 ถนนพระสุเมรุ  แขวงชนะสงคราม  เขตพระนคร  กทม. 10200   (Address)
More useful words in Thai:
Khao San Road    =      ถนนข้าวสาร
Phra Athit Road    =      ถนนพระอาทิตย์
Phra Sumen Road      =      ถนนพระสุเมรุ
Phra Sumen Fort        =      ป้อมพระสุเมรุ
Khok Wua Junction     =      สี่แยกคอกวัว
Things to note:
* The bus system in Bangkok is very complicated. The most important thing is to make sure you get on the bus on the correct side of the road, so that you’re heading in the right direction. When you board the bus, tell the driver where you want to get off and they’ll signal you when it’s your stop. If you get lost, it’s easiest to get in a taxi.

** Note that some bus lines do not run all night.

*** Phra Suman Road is sometimes also referred to as Phra Athit Road – if your taxi or tuk-tuk driver says this, it’s okay.

****If you make it as far as Khao San Road but you’re not which direction to go to find Mad Monkey, ask someone local which direction Phra Sumen Fort (Pom Phra Sumen) is in – Mad Monkey is just down the street from the fort, away from the river.

Mad Monkey Bangkok