Mad Monkey Cebu City

Mad Monkey Cebu City

79 Gen. Echavez Street Lorega, San Miguel, Cebu City 6000 Philippines
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#1 of 48 hostels in Cebu City
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Experience the best of the Queen City of the South at Mad Monkey Cebu City! Located close to the best tourist spots in the city, we offer budget-friendly private rooms and dorms with friendly staff and a buzzing social vibe. Enjoy a delicious meal at our Filipino fusion restaurant, laze by our rooftop pool and sun deck during the day, and party with the best DJs in town in the evenings! Mad Monkey Cebu City is the perfect place to meet other travelers and explore the city’s rich culture and vibrant nightlife.
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Adults only
Rooftop terrace
Wifi
Rooftop pool
Restaurant
Rooftop bar
Evening entertainment
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Baggage storage
Shared bathroom
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Safe
Bidet
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino

Location

79 Gen. Echavez Street Lorega, San Miguel, Cebu City 6000 Philippines
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 68 out of 100
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Mactan Intl Airport
Tagbilaran Airport
71.7 km
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George S wrote a review Feb 2020
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I am so pleased I stayed at this hostel, we had such a warm welcome from the reception staff to be handed over the lovely Kat and handsome chap Jack. They just made our stay even better when we went on a pub crawl tour together, I wont forget this night in a while. Even during the day they were there for you if you needed anything, they made you feel like you had known them forever, just great people all round.

I would recommend this hostel to all people looking for a good vibes and to meet great people eat some good food and party the night away.

For the not so party animals you can still stay here as the dorms are quiet, if you dont feel like you want to party.

All round great place must go!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Haley Hernando, Marketing at Mad Monkey Cebu City
Responded Feb 23, 2020
We are very appreciative of your kind review! We trust you’ll have an awesome time on the rest of your trip. Thanks again and don’t be a stranger :) Thank you for staying at our socially responsible hostel.
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Derk N wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Although I don't drink alcohol my self, the free alcohol is a very nice welcome in this backpackers hangout bar. The staff is genuinely very nice and helping you out if need be.

Jack, Andy and karissa the three host of the mad monkeys made sure you couldn't do anything else than enjoy your stay. There are some nice games and tours presented where lots of people join and meet up. The perfect place to stay

Derk
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Haley H, Manager at Mad Monkey Cebu City
Responded Jan 27, 2020
Thanks for choosing Mad Monkey; this means a lot to us. Please let us know if there's anything we can do to improve (email us at: cs@madmonkeyhostels.com) . Safe travels!
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Zach wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place was lush! Clean dorms and the all the amenities you want in you holiday, loved a cold dip in the pool and enjoyed every bite of food I had. The night events and staff were so great! So much love to the certified beauty with a back home Canadian booty, what an absolute keeper if she wasn't such an asset to mad monkey I'd be putting a ring on her finger and taking her across the world with me. Lots of love mad monkey
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Haley Hernando, Marketing at Mad Monkey Cebu City
Responded Mar 8, 2020
It was so fun hanging out with you - thanks for making Mad Monkey one of the stops on your adventure. Your review means a lot. Wishing you all the best for the rest of your travels!
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annie wrote a review Jan 2023
York, United Kingdom46 contributions3 helpful votes
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Me and my friend stayed at mad monkey for 5 days which was far too long but we didn’t know when we booked that there wasn’t much to do.

When we arrived we didn’t get the most friendly welcome from reception we didn’t get told about any events going on in the hostel or any trips that the hostel were offering

We found the room was quite dirty and very loud on the road side. The air con made the loudest noises and half the time it was hot.

The room smelt very mouldy and damp. The floors looked like they haven’t been cleaned for months especially looking under the beds. The walls were cracked and the paints hanging of the walls.

No one cleaned the room in 5 days but we did get toilet roll delivery’s.

We found it quite hard to chill near the pool as there wasn’t any comfy chairs and it was a greenhouse in there and soo hot we couldn’t sit there for long. It’s all enclosed and we was told on a very occasions that they couldn’t turn on the aircon.

We was pretty disappointed with the food prices(the food was nice) although the pizza doughs were a bit undercooked they were so expensive to say it’s a hostel with backpackers on a budget staying there. For 2 meals it cost us £15. And we spent £3 getting a can of red bull which would cost less in England.

We wanted to join in on the beer pong one night and we was told we wasn’t aloud to play if we didn’t buy a bucket of beer which was a big of a money making scheme really so we didn’t end up playing and we didn’t want to drink that night to save on money. Everyone should be able to play as some people don’t drink alcohol.

We enjoyed to music quiz we found that was a good laugh. The music was very good in the bar and the dj was great.

We also found out you couldn’t buy bottled water which was disappointing so we went to the shop to get bottles. They only have one water dispenser in the full building which is very inconvenient and should have one on every floor.

we thought the monkey punch was great and did get you drunk with the free shots. Our only recommendation is that you do this promotion later as 7-8 is still quite early if you don’t go out till 12.

Overall wasn’t the best and wouldn’t recommend for backpackers on a budget.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Haley Hernando, Marketing at Mad Monkey Cebu City
Responded May 27, 2023
Hello, and thank you for your review. Having read your feedback, I am truly sorry that, unlike most of our guests, you didn’t have an awesome time at Mad Monkey. Had you informed us of these issues during your stay, we would have done everything in our power to address them and provide you with a great experience. We’ve passed all your thoughts on to the hostel’s GM, and they are implementing fixes as we speak.
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Logan wrote a review Jan 2024
Squamish, Canada8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Look… I’m not really sure why anyone travels to Cebu other than a connecting flight but this hostel was an experience I haven’t had in a really long time. I want to start by saying we are a couple who’s travelled lots and this has been the worst mad monkey hostel we’ve stayed in.
Most mad monkeys are located in a fun and somewhat safe area. This location is not. We did not feel safe one bit and we’re advised to be careful when walking on the streets. We stayed here because we were going to go to Moalboal on a tour but honestly after talking to people about it, it was not worth it. We checked into a private room at 9pm and the room was shaking and so loud from the bar 3 floors up! I understand this is a party hostel but you should at least be able to escape the noise by going to your room but it felt as you were sleeping in the bar. Don’t be miss leaded as they do have a pool but it gets no sunlight what so ever so you can’t even hang out during the day. We were quite taken back because nothing lead us to it being this bad other than a few reviews that it was a party hostel. We left after one night even though we booked three because hotels weren’t that much more expensive and you get a pool outside at least. Unfortunately they wouldn’t refund us.
So to sum it up, staff were nice, room was clean, CRAZY party hostel that you can’t escape, stay here if you want to party and get blackout every night and only stay a night if you have to.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ellie wrote a review Jan 2023
Leeds, United Kingdom62 contributions20 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Disappointing stays at Mad Monkey during our stay here in Cebu. Despite an amazing stay at their MM Nacpan Beach, huge difference.

Both stays in private rooms. The first visit, the room (standard) hadn’t been cleaned with several bugs and a bottle of lube behind the bed. The private rooms are also on the roadside so you will not sleep.

Our second visit, the room (superior) was dirtier than the first and full of bugs and cockroaches in the bathroom, which smelt heavily of sewerage. The room is also right below the bar with loud music pumping through the rooms until the early hours. I understand it’s a hostel but the base vibrates down several floors.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid private rooms (on roadside and below bar)
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Response from Haley Hernando, Marketing at Mad Monkey Cebu City
Responded May 27, 2023
Hello, and thanks for your feedback. We’re always looking to learn and improve, and truly appreciate hearing from guests after their stays. We’re sorry to hear about the issues you’ve outlined. We are using them as case studies for ongoing training with our team. We’ve also scheduled the room in question for a deep clean and refresh. 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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RubyRoseRuego wrote a review Feb 2020
73 contributions36 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros:
Staff are friendly
Place is undebiably clean.
Everything is working very well...

Cons:

1st of all they do not accept credit card.
2. If your room is next to the door stairway be prepared for the noise. ND UNLUCKY YOU if you get a room on the floor after the rooftop bar. You will hear the loud music to your room each tume they open th door of the bar.
3. Unlucky for us because in front of our room was someone was locked outside. And the lady was shouting and yes 5 am and I was so awake because I cant go back to sleep after hearing her shouting.
4. The place is quite unfamiliar with taxi drivers.
So yeah basically thats it.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Haley Hernando, Marketing at Mad Monkey Cebu City
Responded Feb 23, 2020
Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I’m so sorry to hear that, unlike 95% of our guests, you did not enjoy your time at Mad Monkey. I understand where you’re coming from with your feedback. We do go to great lengths in our online marketing, videos, and room descriptions to make it clear that we are a party hostel. For this reason, we will tend to be a little noisier, our bar does close at midnight, leaving lots of time for a good night’s sleep by most standards. Unfortunately, the behaviour of our other guests is outside our control - everyone’s an adult here. We do ask everyone to be considerate, and our security team will intervene when someone is disruptful to an extreme degree. Please understand that these individual’s actions aren’t a reflection of Mad Monkey. We hope you’ll give us another go soon, and find out what we’re really all about and what keeps so many great guests coming back for repeat stays.
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Caitlin wrote a review Aug 2022
Doncaster, United Kingdom25 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We’ve been to loads of hostels on our trip but this was a let down. Saw bugs on the bedside tables which were against the bed and pillows. Sprayed these with bug spray and sorted the issue so didn’t raise it at the time. Then I’m the morning just before leaving saw there were loads all over the floor! Paid for a “superior” double after spending lots of times in dorms. The music from the roof bar stayed on till 3am and was so loud in our room. We understand it’s classed as a “party hostel” but we had left the bar at 11 and there wasn’t even many people up there-there should still be sound proofing in the rooms.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Haley Hernando, Marketing at Mad Monkey Cebu City
Responded Aug 25, 2022
Hi there, and thanks for your review. I’m very sorry to hear that you had this negative experience during your stay with us. Thanks for staying with us, and thanks for your review. Unfortunately, bed bugs do sometimes travel in with customers that have stayed at less reputable establishments. Luckily, once reported, we have a proven process in place to treat and eradicate them. We would have found you a new bed immediately if we’d known about this problem during your stay. Now that we have this information, the room in question will be been treated and the bugs will be no more. I will now report this to the country operations director who will organise the treatment for your room, and ensure the room stays closed until it's given the all-clear. I just wanted you to know and let future guests know that we do have a process that works to resolve this issue and it is in the process of being done as I am writing, and will probably be completed by the time you read this review. Thank you for being understanding. You can contact cs@madmonkeyhostels.com if you have any questions. Safe travels and best wishes for the rest of your trip!
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Jarrod L wrote a review Apr 2020
Terang, Victoria, Australia127 contributions94 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hostel was clean and comfortable, the staff were friendly and the food was nice. The hostel is also very social, with social events being on every night that we stayed here. Overall it is a great hostel to stay at when in Cebu.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Rain S wrote a review May 2022
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Private room was noisy because it’s located just below the bar. You can’t sleep. You can hear the billiard balls hitting each other. Room is like a dorm room. Don’t know what my sister was thinking when she booked us here at booking.com. Plus we could not get a refund when we decided not to stay there. Major dissapointment.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Haley Hernando, Marketing at Mad Monkey Cebu City
Responded May 5, 2022
Hello and thank you for your review. I’m so sorry to hear that, unlike 95% of our guests, you did not enjoy your time at Mad Monkey. I understand where you’re coming from with your feedback. We do go to great lengths in our online marketing, videos, and room descriptions to make it clear that we are a party hostel. For this reason, we will tend to be a little noisier, our bar does close at midnight, leaving lots of time for a good night’s sleep by most standards. Had you informed us at the time we would have gladly moved you to a new room if one were available. We hope you’ve been enjoying your travels since!
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Henry D wrote a tip Jun 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great "
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Ellie wrote a tip Jan 2023
Leeds, United Kingdom62 contributions20 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid private rooms (on roadside and below bar)"
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lisa wrote a tip Nov 2022
Leeds, United Kingdom34 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid if you don’t like a social (sometimes noisy) hostel!"
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TengCorrea wrote a tip Nov 2021
Manila, Philippines378 contributions57 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"To know about their happy hour promos, there's a board in the lobby that gives this info. "
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patrickw31972 wrote a tip Jan 2020
Bath, United Kingdom47 contributions51 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"No room is a good room here. In my opinion anyway."
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PRICE RANGE
₱1,106 - ₱1,513 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
105
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mad Monkey Cebu City
Which popular attractions are close to Mad Monkey Cebu City?
Nearby attractions include Cebu Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Pedro Calungsod (0.5 km) and Zoomers Blacklight Mini Golf (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mad Monkey Cebu City?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Mad Monkey Cebu City?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mad Monkey Cebu City?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mad Monkey Cebu City?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lighthouse Restaurant, Wellnessland Vegetarian Cafe and Health Food Store, and Jollibee.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mad Monkey Cebu City?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mad Monkey Cebu City?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Mad Monkey Cebu City?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Yap Sandiego Ancestral House (0.8 km), Fort San Pedro (1.6 km), and 1730 Jesuit House (0.9 km).
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