Mad Monkey Nacpan

Mad Monkey Nacpan

Nacpan Beach El Nido Municipal Road Sitio Calitang, Barangay Bucana, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313 Philippines
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4.5
#1 of 44 hostels in El Nido
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Enjoy the best of island life at Mad Monkey Nacpan Beach! Located just a 45 minute ride from El Nido, Mad Monkey Nacpan Beach is the perfect place for beach lovers to relax and soak up the sun. Meet dozens of other travelers from around the world at the beachfront bar and lounge area and be sure to catch sunset with a drink in hand. Our restaurant serves mouthwatering local and international dishes hot off the grill and our friendly staff will be happy to help you sort out all your travel needs.
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Wifi
Bar / lounge
Beach
Snorkeling
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Restaurant
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Shared bathroom
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Housekeeping
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino

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Nacpan Beach El Nido Municipal Road Sitio Calitang, Barangay Bucana, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313 Philippines
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 46 out of 100
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El Nido Airport
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Anonymous wrote a review Jan 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mad Monkey is always a good time, but this one in particular has an amazing location, being right on the beach, and a particularly fun group of staff members. Every night has different fun activities that contribute to the fun, party atmosphere. On my first night here I was alone, and within a few minutes of being here Kat approached me and invited me to join her and other guests. Another great member of the team was Mart who was also extremely warm and inviting and an all around beautiful person! Also thanks to Rad for being a great presence, and great part of my time here! Thank you, Nacpan Mad Monkey!
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Haley H, Manager at Mad Monkey Nacpan
Responded Jan 6, 2020
Thank you so, so much for taking the time to review us, and writing such a nice one! We know you are on holiday and your time is precious, so cheers. Happy travels and come back soon! Thanks again for staying at our socially responsible hostel.
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Georgia wrote a review Oct 2022
York, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
4 of us visited Nacpan beach for 3 nights. We enjoyed the party hostel vibe, hosted by Cody and Mai who ensured everyone had a great time and loads of drinking games took place. Mad monkey punch is worth it- unlimited cocktail for an hour and starts your night off well. All staff really helpful and friendly and DJ brown’s music was great to dance to. Good atmosphere and really good place to meet friends. The dorms have a fan for each bed and beds are comfortable as 3/4 size. Toilets always clean too. We did the island hopping boat tour too which merged all the best sites of other tours. Private boat which picked us Up from the hostel and loads of good scuba diving stops and nice lunch provided.

Be careful- the whole area of Nacpan beach only accepts cash and the nearest cash machine is a 45min bus ride which costs 700 pesos for return trip so plan in advance and take cash with you. Also wifi is temperamental so have your next hostel booked before you go to Nacpan
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Make sure you take cash with you and don’t rely on their wifi
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Response from Haley Hernando, Marketing at Mad Monkey Nacpan
Responded Nov 17, 2022
It was a real pleasure to have you here at Mad Monkey. We very much hope to see you and your friends soon. Thank you for staying at a socially responsible hostel.
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Isabelle C wrote a review Feb 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the best experience ever in Mad Monkey Nacpan. The island itself, the atmosphere, the parties, the food, the staff, everything was flawless to me. I cant thank staff enough for being so helpful, nice and friendly. Jessica and everyone from reception will help you with everything you need and make you feel so welcomed. Lack of wifi is not a problem at all, It actually makes the atmosphere better. Parties are super fun, food is delicious, toilets are clean, beds are comfy and the location is perfect. I cant recommend it enough and cant wait to be back
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Haley H, Manager at Mad Monkey Nacpan
Responded Feb 10, 2020
Thank you so much for your kind review and recognizing the hard work we put in. You were a great guest and we are looking forward to seeing you again. Lots of love from Mad Monkey.
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OliviaW94 wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom28 contributions26 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We did not stay here but thought we would try the restaurant whilst on Nacpan beach. The food was truly awful.
We ordered a chilli beef jacket potato; the beef was stone cold and the potato was raw (it could not even be cut through). We also ordered macaroni cheese which was better than the potato in that it was edible but it had an odd flavour, it did not taste as though any cheese had been used in the sauce at all.
The location is of course stunning on the beach with great views.
Perhaps this place would be fun for the bar but we would not come back for food.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Haley H, Manager at Mad Monkey Nacpan
Responded Feb 10, 2020
Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to give us a review. I would like to sincerely apologize for the issues you've outlined in your review, We’ve passed all your thoughts on to the hostel’s GM, and Our Kitchen team will use this on our ongoing training- Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Rest assured that we are looking into your points. Thanks for this opportunity to learn and improve! We hope you’ll visit us again soon and see how we’ve acted on your words.
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Jayde M wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment I arrrived at Mad Monkey I was warmly welcomed by the front reception like I was family (Russel, Abigail, and Kate) They were all so funny and nice and remembered my name the whole weekend so I made sure to remember theirs. From there I checked into my comfy dorm bed then made my way up to the bar/restaurant overlooking the picturesque Nacpan Beach. There I met the manager Rizza, who was also an amazing personality and helped me not only plan out my next few days near Palawan, but also tips and tricks for the rest of my travels in The Philippines. After eating one of the best meals I've ever had in a hostel the party started. Mart and Jayden (the reps) were the best at turning the entire hostel into a big happy family. Plays games and introducing everyone so no one felt left out. I have traveled over 50 hostels in the last 2 years and I would have to say the atmosphere here was top 5 if not the best thanks to the amazing staff. Mart also led us on an amazing island hoping tour right that deported right from our front the hostel. Snorkelling, Private Beach's, swimming through caves all topped off by the best meal I've ever had cooked on a boat. Hats off the chefs for the beautiful buffet they put together for us on that island. 10/10 recommend this hostel and the boat trip they offer. Would have stayed longer but it was sold out and I only booked 2 nights 😭
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Haley H, Manager at Mad Monkey Nacpan
Responded Feb 12, 2020
Wow, What a great review! It means the world to me and the rest of the team. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your kind review and recognizing the hard work we put in. You were a great guest and we are looking forward to seeing you again. Lots of love from Mad Monkey. We hope you’ve been enjoying your travels since we saw you last. Visit us again soon!
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William G wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mad monkey is a really nice place, the staff is super friendly and very helpful. Really good location, the bar is on the beach with a great open bar at 7:30 to load up on drinks.
The staff make some mad parties, Mart and Jaden are so nice and make the place feel really homely. They are so much fun.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Haley H, Manager at Mad Monkey Nacpan
Responded Feb 9, 2020
Wow, thanks for the great review! We’re so glad to hear that you had a good time at Mad Monkey. Looking forward to seeing you again sooner than later.
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Lena V wrote a review Feb 2020
Yokosuka, Japan5 contributions14 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm writing this review as an early thirties, married traveler... The location was wonderful and the price was perfect. My girlfriend and I just needed a place to lay our head at night so the dorm-style bunking was a good fit. We enjoyed being right on the beach and the food and drinks were great too. The music was fun in the evening however it was just too loud too late at night for us- we wanted to go to bed but because of the loudness, stayed up- two nights would have been impossible. If we were 10 years younger, sure, why not! ha But it was just too party scene in the evening for our stage of life. The DJ Douglas was super talented and very interesting to talk too and the rest of the staff was also very kind. I'm glad we went and had the experience but will stay someone else the next time.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Haley H, Manager at Mad Monkey Nacpan
Responded Feb 12, 2020
Hey there, thank you for your lovely review. We take all feedback seriously, and your review is much appreciated. We hope you’ll be able to visit another one of our socially responsible hostels during your travels.
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Craig wrote a review Feb 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed there only one night but what a night... Did a dance off with 3 local 18 year old pop and lockers, had a great conversation with a local hostel worker and DJ, felt the need to comeback after leaving from El Nido via a 45 minute scooter rental and commute. Mind you I didn’t even swim in Nacpan Beach, the Madmonkey just has got magic about it. Haven’t had the bad service mentioned by others, I feel they listen to the constructive feedback here and with the help of my new friend Mart Raben they keep getting better.

Best hostel in El Nido to meet hot girls cause all of them want to see Napcan beach.

Thank you Mad Monkey!

Craig
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Haley H, Manager at Mad Monkey Nacpan
Responded Feb 2, 2020
Thank you for your awesome review! We really would like to thank you for supporting us. Your stay at Mad Monkey makes a real difference here in the local community.
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Eugen Knurov wrote a review Feb 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
after our long trip to the Phileppines, arriving at the Mad Monkey Nacpan Beach was like finally arriving in our holidays. Mad Monkeys is located at a perfect spot directly on the beach with an even better sunset. The best part about the Mad Monkey are the very friendly staff members. Especially Jayden and Mart. The energetic Jayden always motivated us to join the fun activities like the Island hopping tour. Mart our Dutch Viking Ragnar, as we called him, always made sure that we were not just visitors, no that we were part of the big Mad Monkey Family even if it was just for a couple of days the memories and the fun with all the people will stay in our hearts forever. Thank you guys
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Haley H, Manager at Mad Monkey Nacpan
Responded Feb 12, 2020
Hey! Thank you so much for your fantastic review, we’re thrilled that you had a good time here. Do come back and visit us soon. Cheers for choosing a socially responsible hostel!
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Anna Fitting wrote a review Feb 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mad monkey is a great place to stay if you are looking to make lots of new friends, experience the best beach activities and are ready to party :P the staff is very friendly, reception and the bar/ restaurant staff made us feel super welcome. The reps, Jayden and Mart made sure there was always a great lively atmosphere. Definitely recommend the boat tour, had and awesome time getting to see various different islands and go kayaking. Looking forward to booking at more Mad Monkeys around the world!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Haley H, Manager at Mad Monkey Nacpan
Responded Feb 9, 2020
It was a real pleasure to host you here at Mad Monkey. We hope to see you again sooner than not - we’ll keep the welcome mat ready to roll out…!
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61
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mad Monkey Nacpan
Which popular attractions are close to Mad Monkey Nacpan?
Nearby attractions include Nacpan Beach (1.4 km), Duli Beach (6.0 km), and The Gardens Day Club (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mad Monkey Nacpan?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Mad Monkey Nacpan?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Mad Monkey Nacpan?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nacpan Beach Sunmai Sunset Restaurant, Mad Monkey Kitchen & Bar - Nacpan Beach, and Ruby's Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mad Monkey Nacpan?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Does Mad Monkey Nacpan have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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