Cebu has been one of the places where people visit now in most places in the Philippines. It offers a lot of things not only to locals but also to tourists who are dropping by. You could actually find a lot of things that you would want to have either food or drinks in fancy or budgetary places. In Cebu, you could also find a lot of places such as relaxing cafes and restaurants, luxurious resorts, amazing waterfalls, white sand beaches and surprising hostels.

If you are this type of person who is on a budgetary trip, looking for good food and drinks, party and an amazing place, congratulations! You just made it to the right site. I have been in the city of Cebu for a long time already and have been fan of these kinds of activities. A lot of establishments actually offer these types of leisure in Cebu and for me, there’s this place that really stood out.

There is a hostel in Cebu that gives a very good vibe that will make you feel that you are in an island even if you are in the city. This hostel has a very good and very relaxing ambiance. Their staffs are very welcoming and very friendly as well! Hospitality scores 10 out of 10. Mad Monkey Cebu is a place where to be.

The facade of Mad Monkey


Mad Monkey Cebu is located in 79 Echavez St, Cebu City 6000 Philippines. If you are coming outside Cebu and from the airport, it would take you around 30-45 minutes to get to the hostel and depending on the traffic.

Ways of transportation:
  • Taxi
  • GrabCar
  • Angkas
  • Jeepney

Jeepney Guide

From Ayala, you will just need to ride a jeep with the sign 13C and tell the driver to drop you off in Mad Monkey Hostel. If you are coming from Colon, just go over near the University of Visayas and take the jeep with the sign 62C or 62B and tell the driver to drop you off the hostel.

Life in Mad Monkey Hostel Cebu

I have tried checking in to a lot of hostels and hotels not only here in Cebu but every time I travel around the Philippines. And the experience in Mad Monkey Cebu is something that I haven’t tried yet among all the hostels that I have been to. This place is heaven! It might sound exaggerated but it’s definitely the truth. Mad Monkey is a place where you can really feel a life and music is never ending.  Well, if you are this type of person who really loves to party, this place is perfect for you.




In Mad Monkey Hostel Cebu, most of the guests actually stand by in the rooftop bar, have chitchats and have some fun. In their rooftop, you could also find their pool and just beside the bar. The pool comes with a small lounge at the left side in which you could also chill and grab that Instagram-worthy shot.


Smoking Area

Adios Mother Fucker

Activities to look forward in Mad Monkey Hostel Cebu

Known to be a very lively hostel, Mad Monkey Hostel Cebu also have a lot of exciting activities for everyone. So if you’re traveling alone, you don’t need to worry here since you could really make some good friends!

  • Pub Quiz every Monday at 8:30 PM
  • Games Olympics every Tuesday at 8:30 PM
  • Wall Street Happy Hour every Tuesday at 1:00 PM
  • UV Paint Party every Wednesday at 8:30 PM
  • Pub Crawl every Thursday at 8:30 PM
  • DJ Nights every Saturday at 8:30 PM
  • Beer Pong Tournament every Sunday at 8:30 PM
How to join?

Staffs in Mad Monkey are everywhere. Just approach any of them and tell them that you’re interested in joining the game. That should be good to go.

Pool Sidebar and Restaurant

Food do really matter to everyone especially for travelers out or on a budget trip. And need not to worry here since in Mad Monkey Hostel, they offer a wide range of menu on a very affordable price. Their bar and restaurant is just even beside the pool so you can chill while eating or eat while chilling!


Unlimited Free Shots at the Bar

If you’re in Mad Monkey, you might be shocked why there are folks who keep on shouting “Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s free shots at the bar“, yes you heard it right! Free shots at the bar!


During party sessions, their poolside bar actually have free shots every hour starting from 7:00 PM. By 7:30 PM until 8:00 PM, they do have an open bar then in which you get to have your own bottle of beer for free! It’s unlimited! Well, you just need to finish your bottle of beer first so you can get another one for free.

Staying in Mad Monkey Hostel Cebu

I was with my 5 friends who stayed in Mad Monkey and we stayed in a dormitory-room type for 6 people with 6 bunk beds. Each bed space has its own outlet for you and a cute mini lamp. The room was spacious and it comes with one locker per person too.


What I liked about the room was the beds. The bunk beds were so comfy, making you want to stay for more. Their comfort room is also clean and it comes with a shower that you can adjust to cold and warm. The mirror in the rest room was also nice! You can really take good mirror selfies since the lighting was so good.

There are different types of rooms in Mad Monkey. If you are that backpacker type of person, then you could choose to go with the shared dormitories. But if you would want some privacy, Mad Monkey offers private rooms too at a very budget-friendly price.


Room Rates are as follows:

  • Basic 8-Bed Dorm: Php 650 /head per night
  • Basic 6-Bed Dorm: Php 700 /head per night
  • Basic 4-Bed Dorm: Php 750 /head per night
  • Basic 4-Bed Female Dorm: Php 800 /head per night
  • Private Double: Php 1,800 per night, good for 2 people
  • Twin Bunk: Php 1,600 per night, good for 2 people
  • Private Triple: Php 2,400 per night, good for 3 people

For more bookings and inquiries, email them at [email protected] or book through their website at


If I were to rate Mad Monkey Hostel Cebu, I’ll give it a 10 out of 10. This hostel is just so different among other hostels that you’ll find in Cebu. And if you’re someone who’s visiting Cebu from another place, I would really say that this is a MUST place to visit in the metro.


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Phone: +63 966 308 1834
Email: [email protected]

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Address: Nacpan Beach, Sitio Calitang, Barangay Bucana, El Nido, 5313 Palawan, Philippines
Phone: +63 945 412 2369
Email: [email protected]

Mad Monkey Hostel Siargao
Address: Lot 2903 Brgy, General Luna, 8419 Surigao del Norte, Philippines
Phone: +63 947 187 2392

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7 thoughts on “Mad Monkey Hostel in Cebu City”

  1. great blog! i’m coming to Cebu Philippines this August. should consider this hostel!! Looks so fun!

  2. We’re visiting Cebu with my friends next month and now planning to have mad monkey as our hideout. thanks for this!! 🙂

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