Mad Monkey Bangkok
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.
Faciliities & Amenities
- Swimming Pool
- Bar & Restaurant
- Shared Dorms
- Private Rooms
- Luggage Storage
- Lock Boxes
- Air Conditioning
- Daily Tours
- Nightly Events
MadventuresDISCOVER ALL EXPERIENCES
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 Bangkok below, or view all Madventures in the link above!
Bangkok Mad Monkey Pool Party
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!
Bangkok Chatuchak Market Outing
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!
Bangkok Free City Session
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!
Bangkok Canal Tour
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!
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.
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.Our Story
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
55 Phra Sumen Rd
Chana Songkhram, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Where is Mad Monkey Bangkok?
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.
How to get to Mad Monkey Bangkok
From Suvarnabhumi Airport, you can take a taxi (running meter is usually cheaper than a set fee). Give the driver Mad Monkey’s address (included below in Thai). Note that you must pay in Thai Baht and the total price on the meter will not include the airport surcharge and toll fees (if you take a route with tolls). You can also take the Airport Rail Link, which is a cheaper option. 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 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). The last option is to take Bus # S1: You can take this bus at the airport from Gate 7 on the 1st floor. Get off at Phra Sumen Road stop and walk towards the river until you reach Mad Monkey (a few minutes).
If you’re coming from Don Mueang Airport, take a taxi (details above) or take Bus #A4: You can take this bus at the airport from Gate 12. 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, take a taxi or 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, take a taxi or 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)
Mad Monkey Bangkok