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Mad Monkey Bangkok

Facilities & Amenities

  • Private rooms
  • Shared dorms
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Daily Tours
  • Nightly Events
  • Air conditioning

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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Standard 4-Bed Female Dorm
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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

Bangkok is Thailand’s bustling and thriving capital. The juxtoposition of ancient and modern create a dynamic metropolis brimming with temples, incredible food, canals, markets, culture, and a roaring nightlife. CURRENCY USED:THAI BAHT WIFI SIGNALGOOD BETTER BEST BASIC DIALECTTHAI Hello!YesNo:Thank youExcuse meHow are you?I'm fine *Phrases change depending on if you are a (male or female) Sawadee (khrup/ka)Chai (khrup/ka)Mai (khrup/ka)Khop khun (khrup/ka)Kaw-tohd (khrup/ka)Sa-bai-dee mai?Sa-bai-dee

GRAND PALACEVisit the chapels, pagodas, and temples in the Grand Palace, including the stunning Wat Phra Kaew, or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which is one of the top sites in all of Bangkok. KHAO SAN ROADBar hop down the famous Khao San Road where you can find packed bars overflowing onto the streets with plenty of dancing and cheap drinks. CHINATOWNKnown to be the birthplace of street food in Thailand, Chinatown (or Yaowarat) is famous for the variety of dishes you can find from countless vendors. CHATUCHAK WEEKEND MARKETFind literally anything you could need from clothes to local dishes to artisan handicrafts. With 15,000 stalls and 11,505 vendors, "JJ Market" is one of the biggest markets in the world. THE GOLDEN MOUNTAINEnjoy epic panoramic views over Bangkok. WAT PHO (TEMPLE OF THE RECLINING BUDDHA)Marvel at the fifteen meters tall and forty six meters long golden Buddha at this famous temple.

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

Cancellation policy: Free Cancellation is available up to 24 hours of check-in time. If you cancel within 24 hours of check-in time, you will be charged the balance of your first night stay (direct bookings only)
Age restriction: minors not allowed, guests must be 18 years and older
Check in: 2:00PM
Check out: 12:00PM
Towels: towels given on check in to all dorms and privates for a 500THB deposit
Locker Padlocks: not included, you can purchase these at Reception
Reception Hours: 24 Hours
Email / Contact Number: [email protected] & + 02-161-0486
Quiet Hours: 12:00 AM – 07:00 AM
Nightly Events: until 11:30PM
Restaurant Opening Hours: 7:00 AM – 9:00PM
Laundry: standard laundry 120THB per kilo returned in 24 hours
Breakfast: not included

Other House Rules:
No outside food or drinks allowed
No outside guests allowed in rooms
No drugs & firearms allowed on premises
No curfew, but quiet hours are enforced
Non smoking except for the designated areas.
Absolutely no smoking in rooms.
Mad Monkey is a social hostel, to get the maximum value and fun from your stay you should only book if you want to stay in a social hostel. Please be mindful there will be loud music played at the bar until late