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Mad Monkey Opening in Dumaguete, Philippines!
Mad Monkey Unveils Newest Haven for Wanderers in Dumaguete, Philippines Dumaguete, Philippines – Get ready for the ultimate adventure as Mad Monkey, the trailblazing hostel chain in Southeast Asia, gears up to open its vibrant new outpost in the heart of Dumaguete City, Negros Islands, Philippines. The fifth jewel in Mad Monkey’s Philippines crown, this lively hub promises a dose of culture, a dash of heritage, and a buffet of local flavors. Known for its rich history and savory cuisine, Dumaguete sets the stage for Mad Monkey’s latest endeavor. The hostel, just a 10-minute drive from Dumaguete-Sibulan Airport (DGT) and 5 minutes from the city center, strategically places guests at the gateway to Apo Island, Manjuyod Sandbar, Casaroro Falls, and Red Rock Hot Springs. Prepare for a stay like no other with a variety of accommodations to suit every taste. From the camaraderie of 6-bed and 8-bed dorms to the comfort of 6-bed female dorms and standard ortriple private rooms. Dive into a sea of amenities, including a bar and restaurant, an inviting outdoor swimming pool, and a chill courtyard perfect for lazy afternoons. Why Visit Mad Monkey in Dumaguete But what sets Mad Monkey apart isn’t just the comfy beds or cool hangout spots. It’s the promise of epicurean delights and signature cocktails that dance on your taste buds. Guests and locals alike are in for a treat with Mad Monkey’s fresh homemade cuisine. Did we also mention the killer cocktails served with a side of good vibes. So when is the big launch? The countdown begins as Mad Monkey Hostel Dumaguete swings its doors open on January 15, 2024. Young travelers, digital nomads, local explorers, and global adventurers, get ready to embrace the Mad Monkey brand of hospitality. Oh, and don’t of course those unforgettable nightly events! For those eager to secure their spot in this tropical paradise, bookings are now open! For more information and to book your stay, head to Mad Monkey Dumaguete. Get set to go bananas in Dumaguete with Mad Monkey – where every stay is an adventure waiting to happen!
Mad Monkey CSR Corporate Social Responsibility Report | Q2 2023
A joyful CSR Fiesta in Panglao, Philippines Mad Monkey Panglao joined the vibrant Bgy. Danao – Daorong Fiesta, a community celebration that fostered connections with the residents of Bgy. Danao. In line with our commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR), we made a meaningful contribution by offering a cash prize of 3K and additional prizes worth 2K which included an assortment of delightful treats including biscuits, chocolates, candies, chips, and drinks for the children. Our involvement added an extra touch of joy and excitement to this festive event. Backpacker Brunch in Hoi An, Vietnam Mad Monkey Hostels’ partnership with Children’s Hope in Action (CHIA) allowed us to play a significant role as a major sponsor in a remarkable project—the repainting of an entire school building in anticipation of schools reopening in Vietnam. The event itself was an immersive experience, starting with a delectable 2-hour free flow brunch buffet that satisfied attendees’ taste buds. The energy soared as the festivities continued with an exciting pool party featuring a talented live DJ. Adding to the excitement, guests had the opportunity to participate in a charity raffle with enticing prizes up for grabs. This initiative not only showcases our dedication to creating a positive impact in the lives of Vietnamese children but also strengthens our support for CHIA’s noble mission. Thanks to the collective efforts of our attendees and supporters, we successfully raised an impressive $1,217 for CHIA, further empowering their impactful initiatives. Together, we are making a meaningful difference in the lives of those who need it most. Doing our part for the community animals in Siargao, Philippines Mad Monkey Siargao remains steadfast in our dedication to animal welfare, and this commitment was exemplified through our active involvement in the Strategic Power for Animal Respondents (SPAR) Philippines initiative. SPAR provides vital services, including free vaccination, spaying, and neutering, for community cats and dogs. To rally support for this initiative, Mad Monkey strategically placed sign-up posters within our hostel, encouraging guests to contribute and participate in this worthy cause. Through a range of efforts, including a special F&B Promo and donating a percentage of our walk-in revenue for the month of May, we successfully raised Php 5,000. Our collaborative efforts with SPAR Philippines highlight the importance we place on animal welfare, as we continue to make a positive impact within the community. Together, we are championing the well-being of our furry friends and creating a better future for them. World Ocean Day, various locations across Southeast Asia In honor of World Ocean Day, Mad Monkey Hostels embarked on a remarkable journey to celebrate and raise awareness with a series of captivating CSR events under the theme “Planet Ocean: Tides are Changing.” Our primary goals revolved around highlighting the significance of ocean conservation, providing guests with engaging and educational experiences, and promoting sustainable tourism and eco-friendly practices. In a synchronized effort, each of our hostels passionately embraced this initiative, organizing a range of activities designed to make a positive impact. These included invigorating beach clean-ups, captivating ocean-themed nightly activities, and enticing food and beverage promotions. Through these events, we not only nurtured a sense of responsibility toward our oceans but also encouraged active guest participation in preserving and safeguarding our invaluable marine ecosystems. CSR Efforts at Mad Monkey Gili T Mad Monkey Gili T made an enthusiastic and impactful celebration of World Ocean Day, extending the festivities over two consecutive days, on June 7 and 8 (Wednesday and Thursday). The event commenced with a Beach Cleanup on Wednesday, where dedicated participants joined forces to clear the beach, promoting environmental consciousness and embodying our commitment…
Mad Monkey set to open a new location in Koh Rong, Cambodia
Mad Monkey Announces Grand Opening in Koh Rong, Cambodia Mad Monkey, the leading hostel operator in Southeast Asia, is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its newest property in Koh Rong, Cambodia. Mad Monkey Koh Rong is set to welcome its first guests on 31st May, 2023. Located in the heart of Koh Toch Village, just a stone’s throw from the island’s white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, Mad Monkey Koh Rong offers guests the perfect base to explore this stunning tropical paradise. The hostel is designed to provide travelers with a comfortable and affordable stay, while also promoting sustainable tourism practices. Mad Monkey Hostel Koh Rong boasts a range of accommodations to suit all budgets, from dorm rooms to private suites. Koh Rong offers 12 Bed dorms and 10 private beachfront bungalows. All rooms are designed with comfort in mind and come equipped with amenities such as air conditioning, hot water, and Wi-Fi. The hostel features a large bar and restaurant serving up delicious food and drinks, a pool table as well as a beachfront lounge area where guests can relax and soak up the sun. For those looking to stay active during their travels, Mad Monkey has a yoga deck and a range of water sports equipment for rent, such as paddle boards and kayaks. “We are excited to be opening our doors in Koh Rong and to share the Mad Monkey experience with travelers from around the world,” says Perdy, the hostel’s general manager. “Our team has worked hard to create a welcoming and sustainable environment that will provide guests with an unforgettable stay.” Getting to Koh Rong is easy, with regular ferries departing from Sihanoukville and other nearby islands. Once on the island, Mad Monkey is just a short walk from the ferry pier. Book your stay at Mad Monkey Hostel Koh Rong today and experience the best of Cambodia’s island paradise! Guests eager to experience Mad Monkey Koh Rong’s unique brand of hospitality can find the best deals and rewards through the Mad Monkey Experience App. Alternatively, find more information about Koh Rong or our MMXP Mad Monkey Experience App here.
Mad Monkey Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report | Jan – March 2023
Welcome to Mad Monkey’s Corporate Social Responsibility report, where we keep you up-to-date on all the amazing ways our hostel is making a difference in the world. As travellers ourselves, we understand the importance of travelling with purpose and giving back to the communities we visit. That’s why we’re proud to share our impact stories from the first quarter of 2023 with you. From fundraising events to clean water initiatives, Mad Monkey is on a mission to be the leading socially responsible travel hostel by number of beds, worldwide.. So grab a cup of coffee and let’s dive into our latest adventures! Fundraising Efforts for International Women’s Day 2023 Community Fundraiser in Hoi An International Women’s Day was celebrated worldwide, but our team in Hoi An, Vietnam went above and beyond to mark the occasion. On March 8th, we organized a fundraiser to support local single mothers and their disadvantaged children. We wanted to make sure everyone in the community was involved, so we invited local suppliers to donate products to be used as prizes in a charity raffle. The response was overwhelming, and we are delighted to announce that we raised a total of $264 USD, equivalent to 6’260’000 VND. Spreading Food and Love in Panglao In Panglao, Philippines, our team was determined to spread happiness on International Women’s Day by providing a much-needed meal to the residents of Bohol Crisis Intervention Center (BCIC). The center serves as a refuge for women and children who have been subjected to various forms of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. We offered a “Merienda” spread, which is a popular afternoon meal in some parts of Europe, especially Spain and Portugal. At Mad Monkey, we hold BCIC close to our hearts. The center provides support services to young women who have survived abuse, offering them protection and safety. Its programs and services include residential care, education and training programs, therapy and counseling, and livelihood programs. The institution’s ultimate goal is to provide care and empower women of all ages to take charge of their lives. We are particularly inspired by BCIC’s commitment to not only care for and protect Boholanas who have experienced abuse but also to offer hope to all women, regardless of their circumstances. Canopy Bar Opening Party – Fun Times and Fundraising! If you know any of us at Mad Monkey, then you’ll know we love any excuse to have a drink and when we get to combine that with fundraising, you bet we’re not holding back! On March 11th, we had the opportunity to open Canopy Bar in Siem Reap. On opening night we hosted a huge party – we sure know how to throw one of those – with a live DJ, and drag performances! We donated 100% of the charity raffle proceeds, beer sales, which were kindly sponsored by Hanuman beer, and our cocktail sales, which was also kindly sponsored by Seekers Spirits. Our goal was to raise as much money as possible to support the beautiful souls at Super Monkey Kids School, which is located in Kouk Kreul village just outside of Siem Reap. Currently, the school provides English language lessons for 24 children. We are thrilled to announce that we raised $565.35 USD which will be used to purchase the following for the school: Our team will be heading back to the school once the materials are ready in order to help set up the tables, and spend some quality time with the students. World Water Day 23rd March 2023 – Fundraising For Clean Drinking Water As we prepared to say goodbye to Q1,…
Mad Monkey Expands Further Into Vietnam, Launching its Second Location in the Ancient City of Hanoi
Mad Monkey, a leading Southeast Asia-based hostel operator and provider of high-octane, sustainable travel experiences, is opening their second hostel in Vietnam this year. The new property will be located in the heart of Hanoi’s buzzing old quarter, centrally positioned in the popular tourist area of the city. It is set to not only be the biggest Mad Monkey location to date, but also the biggest hostel in Vietnam, comfortably accommodating up to 250 travellers. This move represents another major milestone for Mad Monkey on their journey of being the biggest provider of immersive, socially responsible, and fun experiences for young travellers and digital nomads. Vietnam, December 2022 – Mad Monkey announced the opening of their new Hanoi hostel in an amazing location, right in the centre of the historic old quarter. The newly renovated property is spread over eight floors, offering modern hostel-style dormitory accommodation across a wide variety of rooms. The property features a stunning rooftop bar along with a spacious common area including a bar and restaurant serving local and western favourites and hosting iconic Mad Monkey events. The new location on Ma May street, previously home to the popular Vietnam Backpacker Hostels, has been extended, renovated and had the signature Mad Monkey stamp put on it. The whole property has been fully remodelled with design centering on rustic but modern, industrial elements featuring inspiration from Vietnamese culture with stylised furniture and art pieces. Mad Monkey in Hanoi. Photo courtesy of Mad Monkey Hostels The move to open a second Vietnamese location, especially in the capital Hanoi, represents Mad Monkeys commitment to the country and is a major step towards their goal of substantially growing its portfolio of locations and strengthening their position as the regional leader in the experience hospitality sector. With Vietnam tourism on the rise post-COVID, Mad Monkey is well positioned to meet the demand of eager travellers looking to explore the region with its amazing accommodation and epic travel experiences. Mad Monkey believes that truly life-altering experiences for its guests happen at the intersection of quality accommodation, fun, and strong societal and environmental impact. They strive to deliver the signature Mad Monkey vibe that young adventure seekers and digital nomads pursue, whilst having a positive impact on communities across the region. Hanoi. Photo courtesy of Unsplash. With over 10 years of successful community projects throughout Southeast Asia, including clean water initiatives and education projects, Mad Monkey is excited to continue this trend into Vietnam. Launched in 2011 by a team of passionate serial entrepreneurs, and driven by tenacious purpose and values, Mad Monkey has quickly earned an iconic status in Southeast Asia and have since opened hostels in 6 countries, delivering unforgettable, sustainable, and culturally immersive travel experiences to an ever-growing segment of young digital nomads, hungry to travel, build friendships, experience new cultures and enjoy their newly found freedom of remote digital work. “We are incredibly excited to announce the opening of our second location in Vietnam, while growing our portfolio of hostels in the region. Hanoi is a great place for young adventure seekers and digital nomads to discover and we are confident we can continue to deliver our signature Mad Monkey experience in Vietnam’s capital city. With exceptional accommodation, unique tours, experiences, and iconic events all under one roof Hanoi will certainly be a destination” Alex Darroch, Business Development Director of Mad Monkey explains. The new location is scheduled to open in early 2023 and bookings can be made directly using the Mad Monkey Experience App or via the Mad Monkey website.