If you come here for party and the amazing beach this hostel is your way to stay. The sunsets are amazing and the beach is just a dream. The party’s are super nice and every evening there is a different activity planned. I actually enjoyed my stay here. Then why only 4 stars you may ask. First of all the prices they charge for food/ drinks are just expensive. The rooms are only equipped with fans and it’s very sandy everywhere. The toilets are mediocre clean but not really. Additionally there are not atm around like non of them actually works. So bring a lot of cash.
My stay was pleasant. Location is remote but right on a very beautiful beach. Would like to specially thank Russel, who went above and beyond on keeping my birthday tradition of helping/feeding kids. On my birthday he gathered lot of kids from around the village with who I enjoyed the ice cream. Without his kindness it wouldn’t be possible. The smile on those kids faces made my vacation even more memorable!
Let me tell you first thing: don’t choose mad monkey if you are looking for a quiet vacation or a luxurious stay. This place does not offer any. But what it does offer is, a beach view to die for, evenings with crazy parties and mingling with fellow travellers all around the world. The bed sizes were very good, toilets were cleaned multiple times through the day. You should bring your own towel as they charge for it. You should also bring enough pesos, as their conversion rate is quite low. I would suggest you to be a light traveller, because you need to walk for 300 meters on the sand, which isn’t easy with suitcases. I am a mad monkey fan and would love to explore other hostels from them. Cheers xxx
We stayed here on a weekend. The beach and the location is amazing! Cody made our stay even better! He gave us a lot of information and made our stay easier in El Nido in general. He knows the good spots.
I stayed at this Mad Monkey hostel, at the Nacpan Beach, for many days, almost a week spontaneously. To my opinion, it's the hostel life as it should be on the books. The quality of the beds are great with mosquito-nets, and the shared bathrooms are good and clean to use. On top of that, this hostel (Mad Monkey Nacpan Beach) is located next to the beach. You wake up with the sea, and at sleeping hours you can go to bed just after a short swim in the sea. To my experience as a world traveller, this is nowhere possible (because all the commercial resorts are taken over the best beach-places). Location is super. Especially I had amazing evening experiences in the bar. So I saw Cody cheering up the crowd as his life was depended on it. We had really enjoyed his daily-designed games and his personality marked my evenings during this holiday. Next to that we'd danced all night long on the tunes of DJ Brown Meister. He's great and he endless brought us in to the night. I will come again, definitely, also regarding the value for the price. I can recommend everybody to go here. Maybe a bit remote, but from downtown 'El Nido' it's easy to let you transport by shared van (around 600/700 pesos 1-way) or go by you're self with a rented scooter (around 1 hour driving, road near Nacpan Beach is al little but muddy, easy to find in downtown). As said, it's next to the beach, maybe a bit much sand but the spot (5 star resort location) and friendly employees of the hostel overrules everything. Wifi works, it was possible for me to work. Free kajacking is possible.
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