Monkey Republic was established back in 2005 by a few intrepid individuals… Legend says the founders of Monkey Republic were a group of half monkey/half men type of “Yeti” folk, from the deepest reaches of the jungle… Others maintain it was founded by the original members of the 80’s pop band “Bananarama”… Whatever the truth may be – backpackers the world over now know the name – Monkey Republic.

At Monkey we tried to re-create the best of the many hostels and guest houses we travelled to and stayed in around the world, what started as a simple guesthouse has grown into Sihanoukville’s backpacker central. Today we employ around 40 amazing Khmer staff and welcome guests from every corner of the world.

Monkey Republic is British run, open all year round and always busy! It’s the best place in town to meet up with other backpackers, let your hair down or just chill out with a nice cup of tea.

Facilities Available:

Bungalows & Rooms $10-30 (for up to 6 people)
• Pool table
• Book Swap
• Restaurant serving large portions at LOW prices (Western and Khmer dishes)
Free WiFi
• Lively bar with great music
• T-Shirts & Vests
• Bus & Boat Ticket booking services
• Monkey Island (Koh Rong) Booking services
• Day trips and Tours
• Moto Rental
• Bag storage



Child Safe

The child safe network involves businesses in trying to protect vulnerable children from abuse. This includes guest houses, restaurants, Moto and Tuk Tuk drivers. Monkey Republic was the first Child Safe guest house in southern Cambodia. Our staff receive regular training sessions and updates to help them spot at-risk children.



All plastic bottles, cans, waste food, paper and cardboard from Monkey Republic is collected and recycled. Water refills are available at the bar for only $0.25


Bus tickets, boat tickets, tours and trips

We sell tickets to almost every destination you might want to go to, as well as Island trips and day trips to Ream national park… Just ask at the bar – we don’t bite.



M’lop Tapang

Working with over 3000 street or at risk children, youths and their families. Providing counselling, education, food and medical help to as many as 300 people on a daily basis. Help them by making a donation in the box by the toilets, buying a Monkey Republic bracelet or leaving unwanted clothes in the basket near the bungalow entrance –

You can also visit their craft shop on the beach road near Rogue records

The Goodwill Centre

The Goodwill centre is a small school offering free English lessons to as many as 40 children each day. There is also a drop in centre teaching arts and crafts, computer skills, homework assistance and medical help to the poorest of Sihanoukville society.

Cambodian Childrens Painting Project

Is a grassroots organisation helping children working and living on the beaches of Sihankoukville. The CCPP provides them with a safe, supportive, creative environment free from sexual predators and potentially dangerous situations; in which these children can express themselves and earn some money for their families by selling artwork.

The Starfish Project

Works with adults and children that are not covered by other charitable organisations. They provide employment at their cafe for disabled adults, a blind massage service and outreach projects to help the disabled to help themselves. Help them by visiting their bakery in town or using their coffee shop located on the dirt road heading down to the beach…


There are loads of places in and around Sihanoukville that Monkey Republic recommends you go see but we’ll keep it short and sweet…

  • Monkey Island Cambodia – Koh Rong.
    Koh Rong beach resort - Monkey Island Logo

    Yes we have a little place on possibly the most beautiful Island in all of Cambodia. Bar, beach front bungalows all right on the beach.

  • Rogue Records.
    Rogue iPod shop

    Rogue was set up in 2002 in Phnom Penh with one small shop. Due to its reputation, quality products and service we have been able to expand across Cambodia and Laos. They offer an all round iPod service to travellers, visitors, expats & locals.

  • Sea View Villa.

    New family run guesthouse and Euro cuisine restaurant only 20 meters from Serendipity Beach. Free wifi, massage room, pool table, hot water. Close proximity to restaurants and shops.

  • Ana Travel.
    Ana travel logo

    Air ticketing specialists. Bus, boat, taxi and tours arranged to Kampot, Kep, Bokor, Ream, waterfalls and islands. Full visa services. Flight change and reconfirmation. Currency and travelers cheques exchanged. Western management.

    Two locations: The road to Serendipity and behind Pim’s on Ochheuteal Beach, Sihanoukville

  • Relax Massage.

    Western quality massage and beauty salon. Across the road form Monkey Republic. Services include: Back, neck and shoulders massage. Foot massage. Full body Khmer massage. Oil massage. Aloe Vera massage. Manicures and pedicures. Body scrubs. Facials. Open 10am – 9:30pm Every day (Absolutely NO extras)