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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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Based on 154 reviews




Who doesn’t love a HIFive?! While every experience we create at Mad Monkey is thoughtfully designed, we have clearly identified and will ensure to communicate 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 location (awesome perks, deals, merchandise, & photo ops included). Keep reading to find out more about our HIFives at Mad Monkey Koh Rong Samloem!

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 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! Free pick up from Orchid 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

Happy eclectic vibe, Great staff
Vicky Gigg
Vicky Gigg
11:16 26 Nov 22
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.
Sri Sai Ram Tangirala
Sri Sai Ram Tangirala
09:33 12 Nov 22
Ah, what a place !!! I’d recommended EVERYTHING here ! The place, the people, the vibe… just the most incredible place !! Mad Monkey REP’s are amazing, just so much fun, feels like you’ve known them forever ! Keep it up, Mad Monkey !! ❤️❤️
Adriana Nitu
Adriana Nitu
07:43 26 Oct 22
Extremely friendly staff.
No task or request not considered.

Great setting, food, and camaraderie.

Great parties if you want to partake.

No pressure to take part in anything.

If you want isolation you can have it.
Andrew Hooi
Andrew Hooi
09:12 07 Oct 22
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
16:48 26 Aug 22
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
11:10 01 Aug 22
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
08:34 22 Jul 22
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!
Sarah Simonetti
Sarah Simonetti
03:15 12 Jul 22
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.
Luke Gannon
Luke Gannon
08:54 14 Jun 22
alot of people and party all night
Chamnap Ender
Chamnap Ender
03:23 04 Jun 22