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“Unbelievable Hostel in Paradise”

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Mad Monkey Hostel Nacpan Beach
Ranked #21 of 119 Specialty Lodging in El Nido
Reviewed November 2, 2017

This has got to be the best hostel I've ever stayed at. Newly opened, the place looks amazing. The staff are so friendly, helpful and professional, they couldn't do enough for us. We found this with all the Filipino's we met during our stay, simply the happiest, most positive people I've ever met.
We would recommend this hostel to anyone visiting/thinking of visiting El Nido, or even Palawan.
We decided to fly to the new El Nido airport, which is only a 15 minute trike ride to town as we didn't fancy the 5 hour car journey from Puerto Princesa. The extra money it cost was worth every penny!
The location is outstanding, absolutely unbeatable. The beaches are paradise, the weather was perfect and the water was the clearest I've seen. The food was incredible and fresh, even for a fussy eater and reasonably priced so would definitely recommend eating here.
The guests were amazing, the atmosphere in this part of the world and this hostel is great.
The hostel itself had everything we needed, mosquito nets, comfy beds, clean bathrooms and importantly, safe. I'd be prepared to pay double for the price per night for the quality, comfort and experience we had with Mad Monkey. It is well equipped to be a comfortable stop over, a place to relax and grab a drink, or have dinner and spend the evening there playing beer pong!
Now we've found out and experienced Mad Monkey, we'll be actively looking to stay at these hostels for the rest of our travels.
We had loads of help organising trips, days out and transfers back to the airport.
10/10, if you're thinking of visiting El Nido and Nacpan you MUST stay here.

  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
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MMCommunications, Owner at Mad Monkey Hostel Nacpan Beach, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2017

It was awesome to have you stay with us at The Mad Monkey! Thank you very much for your kind review we hope to see you soon. Thank you for staying at a socially responsible hostel.

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Reviewed November 1, 2017

We were lucky enough to be some of the first people to stay in the newly opened hostel and couldn't have been more stoked. The beds are comfy (we easily fit two in one and left our other bed to our bags) and private with screens in between. The bathrooms are clean and modern (cold water but a very small price to pay for the INCREDIBLE location).

Do yourself a favour and stay here - enjoy beer pong with Isaac the manager and Ron the barman (who is easily the sweetest and most generous bartender in the Philippines) but be sure to rise early and treat yourself to the heaven that is Nacpan Beach first thing in the morning. Retreat back to bed or enjoy lazing on the deck for the rest of the day. Perfect.

Food is also delish - especially the ribs (droooool worthy but more on the $$$ end than the other food options available down the beach).

Looking forward to coming back in the years to come to see the awesome things Mad Monkey Nacpan gets up to.

  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
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MMCommunications, Owner at Mad Monkey Hostel Nacpan Beach, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2017

It was awesome to have you stay with us at The Mad Monkey! Thank you very much for your kind review we hope to see you soon. Thank you for staying at a socially responsible hostel.

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Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

We visited here late October just a few days after the hostel opened its dorm rooms. We stayed for 4 nights and can’t even explain what an amazing time we had, we would recommend this place to everyone visiting El Nido area.

The place was lovely and clean and the dorm rooms were fitted with mosquito nets and had security lockers, we arrived late and emailed the hostel and the security guard was very helpful with 2 shattered girls arriving at 3am!

The location is fantastic it really feels like you are on your own private beach, we asked Zach the manager about a boat tour and he arranged one for us no problem, he provided drinks and a fabulous cooked lunch. We had so much fun!

Bar and restaurant area have a great atmosphere, with lots of drinks and food to choose from which were absolutely delicious. We ate every single meal here. Staff were all so helpful, friendly and very attentive. They were really helpful arranging our transport back to the airport!

Such a fun and chilled out vibe here it really was a slice of paradise for very little money.
We rate this place a 10/10 and would defo revisit if we came back to the Philippines!

Stayed: October 2017, traveled with friends
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MMCommunications, Owner at Mad Monkey Hostel Nacpan Beach, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2017

Thank you so much for your review – I’m delighted you enjoyed your time here. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you for staying at a socially responsible hostel.

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Reviewed October 31, 2017

WOW..... What a great little spot this place is!

We saw Mad Monkey Nacpan Beach advertised in town, so my girlfriend and I decided to rent a motorbike P500 to head down and take a look.
The road to Nacpan itself is very bumpy but talking to the locals, and it’s slowly getting sorted.

It wasn't long before we arrived and realised that we had reached Eutopia!

We would have loved to of stayed at Mad Monkey Nacpan, but it was fully booked. So we spent the whole day just kicking back at Nacpan Mad Monkey.

We decided to grab a bite to eat, the food here is fantastic, and we highly recommend grabbing a bite to eat. We, of course, had a few beers to soak up the great food.
We found it was hard to find a nice meal as there are very limited restaurants that serve good food, so it was so great to see these guys!

Good work Monkeys, we will be back soon one day we promise!!

  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
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MMCommunications, Owner at Mad Monkey Hostel Nacpan Beach, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2017

Thank you for your glowing review of The Mad Monkey - we are delighted you enjoyed your time here! We hope to see you again soon for more good times. Thank you for staying at a socially responsible hostel.

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Additional Information about Mad Monkey Hostel Nacpan Beach

Address: Nacpan Beach | Sitio Calitang, Barangay Bucana, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > El Nido
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 119 Specialty Lodging in El Nido
Price Range: ₱300 - ₱500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mad Monkey Nacpan Beach is a little slice of heaven found just a 45 minutes outside El Nido. Our dreamy beachfront property is the escape you've been looking for. The drinks are always cold, and our hot grill serves up fresh local specialties and international favourites. Our bar is the perfect place to spend a lazy beach day or enjoy a sundowner before spending the night in our brand new rooms. ... more   less 

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