Reserve your spot at the most epic backpacker resort in Southeast Asia! Mad Monkey Koh Rong Samloem is located on its own private bay with golden sands and azure blue waters. We have beachfront bungalows and shared dorms overlooking our private bay, a sprawling social area, and an incredible pier bar in the middle of the ocean. Kayak, snorkel, lounge in our ocean hammocks, or go on a fishing trip while meeting over a hundred other travelers from around the world.
Facilities & Amenities
- Bar & Restaurant
- Pier Bar
- Shared Dorms
- Private Bungalows
- Luggage Storage
- Lock Boxes
- Daily Tours
- Nightly Events
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Mad Monkey Koh Rong Samloem Local Community Project
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Koh Rong Samloem Cheat Sheet
Everything you need to know about traveling Koh Rong Samloem
Where is Mad Monkey Koh Rong Samloem?
Koh Rong Samloem is an island off the south coast of Cambodia. It’s located just southeast of the more heavily-visited Koh Rong island.
How to get to Mad Monkey Koh Rong Samloem
To get out to Koh Rong Samloem, you’ll first need to get to Sihanoukville. Buses run to Sihanoukville regularly from all major Cambodian cities (Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Kampot) and from Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam. Some local budget airlines run flights to Sihanoukville. Check out Cambodia Angkor Air or Cambodia Bayon Airlines.
Guests need to go to Sihanoukville Port Autonomous to get the speed ferry to Koh Rong Samloem. Although there are several ferry companies operating out of Sihanoukville — we recommend GTVC and BuvaSea, both of which leave from Sihanoukville Port Autonomous.
The Mad Monkey long tail boat will pick you up where the ferry drops you off at one of Koh Rong Samloem’s major ports. The exact drop-off location is subject to change by season, but our Mad Monkey team always knows where the boat will be.
You will find Mad Monkey’s private boat (it’s orange with pirate flags) waiting at the port to take all Mad Monkey guests the rest of the way to our private bay. One of our Customer Experience Reps will be on the boat with you to answer any questions you may have, and get you excited for the epic time you’re about to have! Orchid Pier is currently out of service. Free pick-up from Song Nong pier and Freedom Pier at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 4 p.m. OR when the ferry arrives. Departure from the pier may not be at these exact times, but rest assured our boat will be there.
When you’re leaving Mad Monkey Koh Rong Samloem, our boats depart at 8:40am, 11am, and the last boat leaves at 3pm every day. Again, the last boat leaves at 3pm.
Mad Monkey Koh Rong Samloem
I really enjoyed my stay and had so much fun, the reps and staff really made sure everyone was engaged and had fun. The location is amazing and secluded. The rooms where charming and you woke up to the singing of the birds. We were initially supposed to stay only for two nights but we loved the vibe so much that we extended our stay by another night. Got to meet fantastic people and learn about various cultures by making friends. Special shout out to all the staff there including Jess, Genesis, Kyle, Aidan, and Hannah. They were the warmest hosts we could ask for. Would visit again in a heartbeat. Had the best time! Very unique hostel experience without WiFi on a secluded bay. Really nice vibes and the reps are really friendly too, especially want to thank Nim for helping me out when I needed it! Would love to go back It was an amazing experienceIf you are looking to disconnect from the world and be surrounded by nature and beauty mad monkey solemon is the place for you. Rep Greg was awesome to have around he was fun friendly and will always help you to meet new people and brought everyone together completely filled with energy and always down for a beer. 3pm beer at the pier with him were like one of the best moments. Staff was super friendly and supportive. Properly amazing place to stay, had such a great time with a great group of staff and people. Greg, Perdie, Aaron, Lee, Kob, Chicken and all the staff were brilliant. Boat trip was great, rooms are basic but you shouldn't be spending too much time in there anyway. Food is good with loads of options. Easily the best Hostel I stayed in while traveling. Thanks for a great time. Had a wonderful time at Mad Monkey in Koh Rong. The accomodations felt clean and spacious, food was tasty, and the people were loads of fun. There are tons of games and activities to try, such as the fishing/snorkeling boat trip. What our trip lacked in sunshine, the reps Aaron and Greg made up for in energy, as the boys were fantastic at getting the group involved and creating a fun environment with their great tunes and ‘can-do’ attitudes. All in all had a great stay! Amazing stay off the grid in Mad Monkey in the most amazing location. The scenery in the hostel looking out over the bay is stunning and was one of the most beautiful places I have been since going travelling. The hostel runs events every day that help the guests to mix and make new friends and reps like Abi make sure that everyone has an amazing time! She really made our stay so much better and we were sad to leave this amazing place after 3 nights. Would definitely recommend a stay to anyone that is thinking of visiting Koh Rong Samloem. This hostel was great, very sociable and fun to stay at, plus it's absolutely beautiful.The staff were so nice especially Bella was so helpful and just always smiling, Dom knew how to start a party and Elisabeth was so kind and friendly.My only complaint is the rooms could use some AC but doesn't really matter you're there to party not sleep Had a great time staying at Mad Monkey. Facilities are exactly what you need and the people are even better. Special shout out to the reps Dom and Bella, they both made our time so much more enjoyable and one of the reasons we decided to stay longer than planned. Overall couldn't fault the place and the free shots always went down a treat! Out of all of my time in Cambodia I had the best time here. The reps Abby and Bella made us feel super welcome and even though we were travelling as a couple, the rest of the guests became our friends in no time. The place feels like paradise. Super chill during the day with everyone reading or relaxing and lots of little games to play if you get bored easily then a party every night as well as events every odd day which is all totally your choice to join or not. Good veggie options on the menu so you can easily spend the whole time at the hostel and they have snacks options too. Felt so sad to have to leave the place in the end!
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