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Mad Monkey Koh Rong Samloem

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

  • Beachfront
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • Pier Bar
  • Shared Dorms
  • Private Bungalows
  • Luggage Storage
  • Lock Boxes
  • Towels
  • Fans
  • Daily Tours
  • Nightly Events
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Experience the best of Koh Rong Samloem, 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 Koh Rong Samloem below, or view all Madventures in the link above!

Mad Monkey Koh Rong Samloem Local Community Project

Your stay at Mad Monkey Koh Rong Samloem directly funds books and teaching aids for schools for children with disabilities.

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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.

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Koh Rong Samloem Cheat Sheet

Everything you need to know about traveling Koh Rong Samloem

Mad Monkey Koh Rong Salmleom Things-to-Do--KRS


  • Best time to go: November–February
  • Hottest months: March–May
  • Rainy season: May–October


This secluded paradise doesn’t have wifi, and most guests love the opportunity to disconnect. However, if you absolutely need internet, ask our team about which cell phone providers have signal (though likely unreliable) on the island.


  • You can only access our resort by boat and to get to any other resort or restaurant, you must take a boat.


There are no ATMs here and we only accept cash, so be sure to bring enough!

Koh Rong Samloem Lighthouse
Koh Rong Samloem 12223, Cambodia


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

The place is amazing. We had a lot of fun staying at the location. We had amazing game events at the Hostel . The GM is so good so supportive. Everyone is really nice and especially the local people here is very kind and 😍 the two dogs at the Hostel . Very good.
Aryan mewara
Aryan mewara
An amazing experience, we spent each day relaxing on the beach and each night partying. the staff are super friendly and found a way to get every single guest having a great time! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to have a great time and meet amazing people. It’s important to remember that the hostel is located on an island and is quite isolated, but this shouldn’t be a problem since the hostel has pretty much everything you need during your stay!
K Dixon
K Dixon
Beautiful part of the island. Party was amazing. The food is delicious and the drinks were fairly priced.Special shout out to the staff that made our stay amazing including Jess, Kyle, Genesis and Chicken!
nick fedorchuk
nick fedorchuk
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.
Mad Monkey on Koh Rong Samloem was one of my favourite hostels I’ve ever stayed at! The vibes are ~perfect~ all day every day and the staff are incredible. Genesis, Connor, and Fraser in particular made it hard to leave this heaven. It feels like you’re on your very own private party Island and I could not recommend this place enough!As long as you’re prepared for a bit of rustic accommodation (no wifi, no hot water, outdoor rooms), then you will have the absolute time of your life! Embrace the island way, you don’t need wifi or AC to have the best time ever ;)
Siena Vallee
Siena Vallee
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.
I stayed here for 4 days, and what a great time I had! Beautifully located, with clear water, amazing sunsets and parties to die for! Special shoutout to Genesis, Jess, Aidan, Kyle, Frazer and Hannah for being amazing hosts, and ensuring our stay was truly memorable. Would highly recommend!
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
Elisheva Eve
Elisheva Eve
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.
Anchit Gupta
Anchit Gupta
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.
Lawrie Beckett
Lawrie Beckett