This SE Asia Hostel Chain Is Offering a Bargain Deal: A One-Month Stay for $109

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For any digital nomad out there on a shoestring budget, those who love a good deal, or those who thrive on the social life that comes with a good hostel dorm, we found an exciting prospect. 

Mad Monkey Hostels, a chain with destinations all over Southeast Asia, is offering a Willy Wonka-style Golden Ticket.

How to grab your Golden Ticket

The ticket allows you to stay in a dorm at any of their 11 locations in Thailand, Laos, the Philippines, Indonesia, or Cambodia for one fixed price. And it’s jaw-droppingly cheap. A 30-day Golden Ticket is $109, 60 days is $199, and 90 days is $239. This means the price lands between $3.63 and $2.65 per night. 

You can choose your 30, 60, or 90 day Golden Ticket to be activated any time between now and December 31st, 2023. Mad Money designed the program so travelers can use the ticket once these countries safely reopen to tourists.

Simply pay one price, and the day you show up at your first hostel is the day activation begins. From then on – for the remainder of your 30, 60, or 90 consecutive days, you may stay as long as you like at any Mad Monkey Hostel in Southeast Asia.

Some noteworthy destinations are the Gili T Mad Monkey in the digital nomad paradise of Indonesia, the Bangkok Mad Monkey, and the Mad Monkey hostels in Chiang Mai and Pai. Check out the complete list of locations here.

The pass is good for 30, 60, or 90 consecutive days, so if you only stay four nights in a Mad Monkey dorm for whatever reason during your time period, that is what you get. But if you’re creative with planning, you could easily travel between their destinations and only pay for a couple of nights elsewhere during the whole validity period of your Golden Ticket. 

So how do you guarantee you will actually get a bed?

Just book your nights ahead of time online if you want to be sure they have a bed waiting for you. 

If dorm life in a hostel isn’t for you, the Golden Ticket still offers a great deal. You can upgrade from the dorm to a private room at any point, which will cost 50% of the published rate for a private room.

What are the catches? 

None, really. You can’t stay at any Australian Mad Monkey location with this offer, but it’s still an incredible deal for touring Southeast Asia with a phenomenally low price tag.

If you want an even better deal, subscribing to the Mad Monkey newsletter will get you $10 off your Golden Ticket.

Be sure to book directly with Mad Monkey as reservations made through Agoda, Hostelworld, or any other booking site aren’t valid while using your Golden Ticket.

Check out more details about Mad Monkey’s pass here.


Lauren Allain
Lauren is a freelance journalist from Seattle. She travels the globe in search of the best grocery stores, bouldering gyms, and snorkeling locations. Her mission at Freedom Is Everything is to help others make the transition into location-independent lifestyles.