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.
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 Mad Monkey Pool Party
Join us for our Pool Party, the perfect way to have some fun, cool off and enjoy drinks with your new found mates!
Bangkok Khao San Pub Crawl
Every Wed + Sun
Join our Pub Crawl in Bangkok. Get a singlet and a Happy Ending Shot at our bar and then join us in exploring the lively bar scenes of Khao San Road!
City Session – Walking Tour
Every Weds, Fri Come explore the surrounding areas around the hostel! Where there are an abundance of things to see and do!
Bangkok Canal Tour
Every Monday and Thursday Explore the Sights on one of Bangkok’s Canal, coined as the Venice of the east.
Chatuchak Market Outing
Come explore the biggest market in thailand! Filled with local goods, handmade products, souvenirs, and more.
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
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