2 well-known budget hostels in Phnom Penh: The Mad Monkey and Lovely Jubbly Villa
The Mad Monkey
Welcome to The Mad Monkey, the largest hostel in Phnom Penh and a socially responsible business. All of our staff are paid fair wages, your stay here helps fund education and build water wells for Cambodia’s rural poor and we are all together an awesome fun place! With two bars including one on on the roof overlooking the Phnom Penh skyline we are known as a great place to party. With over 130 other backpackers for you to meet, combined with great service and a fun filled schedule of events and tours we are well known and over 95% of our customers absolutely love staying with us.
Select from a large number of premier rooms with a massive double bed, air-conditioning, bath, hot shower or twin rooms with massive 180cm single beds, hot shower and air-conditioning, our six berth comfortable dorm rooms are just as comfortable and start at just $5.00 bucks a night.
The Mad Monkey is a social enterprise and your stay helps to fund clean water projects and education projects in Cambodia.
Address: Building 26, Street 302 and the Junction of street 57, in the BKK 1 district of Phnom Penh Cambodia.
Lovely Jubbly Villa
Lovely Jubbly Villa, a boutique hostel designed with the backpacker in mind, is the newest expansion of a Cambodian owned/operated hostel partnership which includes Lovely Jubbly Place. We renovated a beautiful Cambodian style villa conveniently located in the city center, added a large swimming pool and look forward to welcoming you to a relaxing tropical garden atmosphere in the middle of this amazing urban jungle. We cater to backpackers of all ages and budgets and offer 4-bed to 20-bed dorms and private rooms. With free high speed WiFi in every room and outlets next to every bunk, even the most tech savvy flashpacker or digital nomad will feel right at home.
The primary goal of each of our hostels is to provide world class hospitality while at the same time equipping the next generation of Cambodians with the professional skills, competitive wages and language learning training that provide them with future professional opportunities they otherwise might not have. Our staff are ambitious and enjoy interacting with backpackers from around the world. So, if you are looking for a genuine cultural experience, you’ve found your hostel in Phnom Penh.
Want to chill? Want to party? Want to meet other travelers? Lovely Jubbly Villa will meet all of your needs. You can play basketball/volleyball in the pool or relax and chat over a few drinks on the sun deck. In the media room, you can watch the latest DVD releases on a large flatscreen TV, listen to music or sing your heart out on Karaoke nights. Feeling competitive? Challenge your new mates to a game of pool in the veranda or grab a cheap, but tasty drink and play some cards or Jenga at the bar. Hungry? We’ve got you covered with delicious Western and Asian meals at budget prices.
We also offer free Tuk Tuk rides from the bus and boat station and can arrange transportation from the airport for $7 Tuk Tuk/$12 Taxi.
Nestled away on the charming, quiet Street 90 and situated close to Riverside, but far enough away from the constant doof-doof of the night club strips – Me Mate’s Place is a new, modern guesthouse that caters for both short-term, affordable stopovers, as well as for long term stays. Either way, it’s a perfect haven to unwind in as the beautiful city of Phnom Penh seduces you.
Address: No. 45 Street 222 (Sangkat Boeng Raing, Khan Daun Penh) and are conveniently located in the center of the city directly behind the Korean embassy.