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Cocoa Mews Reviews

101, King Street, Penang, Malaysia

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83%

Rating
242 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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63%

My room (2 single beds / double decker) smelled really bad. The room is extremely small and bare. Location of air conditioning didn't make any sense. Located next to the top bunk bed at a parallel angle.


80%

The dorm smells funny and the light is not working in the shower room. I recommend some air freshener place in the dorm. Also invest in a water dispenser rather than boiling water every time. It saves energy and its efficient.

  • 14th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

This hostel is very well-organized, clean and in a perfect location. The staff is great, especially Anton (or Antun) who creates a welcoming atmosphere by himself. The thing missing there is a commune areas and things to do so people can hang out and socialize. Also, the wifi is pretty weak for a 3-story building.


83%

Very friendly staff, comfortable and clean rooms with TVs and DVD players (!), excellent location. The only thing is that the kitchen smells a bit funny.


89%

You get what you pay but good for value. It's on the a little India street so many cheep and yummy Indian rest around. Close to everywhere. But it can be noisy with Indian music down the street late evening. 8 mix dorm is big and aircondition works very well. Bathrooms are cool at the top floor. Stuff are helpful and really worth to stay if you re on a budget!


86%

There are DVD players and TVs in the room with a nice selection of movies downstairs - nice touch. Staff incredible and aircon works great.


97%

Great place to stay, free DVDs for guests to watch, staff are lovely and very helpful


89%

Good and clean hostel with spacious rooms as well as neat and comfy beds. Everything was clean at all times and the staff was nice and helpful, but sometimes a bit patronizing. I'd definitely recommend this place as it is also around the corner to the bus station to the national park and beach and some good places to eat are around to.


97%

The shoes rack stink badly! Please provide guests with shoes deodorizer. Also please do not permit wet, dirty and muddy shoes into the premise. Apart from that everything was a big O-kay!


97%

The staff at the hostel were some of the kindest people I have ever met. They took so much time out to go over the map of the city and make great recommendations. The location is great. Walking distance to the bars and amazing street food. I highly suggest staying here just so you can meet the amazing staff!


86%

Perfect location, great Indian restaurant across the street. Staff was nice and everything was perfect for the price. The walls were a bit thin and the bed a bit too soft, but we really enjoyed our stay here!


94%

Staff, Howie, was extremely helpful providing me with everything from where to find good food to directions. Overall, very clean. Would definitely recommend to others.


86%

Even is annoying for me to write reviews, I'm making it because of the staff. Thank you guys for being so cool!


89%

Great hostel

  • 4th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

I stayed in the single room, which was literally the width of the bed. Luckily it had aircon because the window didn't open. Bathroom shared, which is standard. Staff were great, even walked me to a tourist agency for ferry tickets. Facilities bare, but felt clean as a cleaning lady came each morning. It is however very noisy, no sound insulation at all. You can hear everyone's footsteps like they are stomping near your head. Location is wonderful, right next to little India and Chinese hawkers.


89%

The receptionist,who wears glasses, is a decent, honest, helpful guy. He would always give you the best advice. The location is just great., extremely great.


86%

Great Stuff. They take 20 minutes to show you the map and nice places. Clean. Nice people.


97%

We stayed in a twin bed room for two nights, and a double bed room for the final night (we decided to stay an extra night but our room had already been booked). The twin room was small, but clean and comfortable with air conditioning, and the double bed room was larger, with a TV (and you could borrow DVDs to watch for free!) The location is excellent, walking distance from the ferry and in the middle of the historical centre, and the staff are fantastic - really helpful and informative.


69%

Good location but smelly room and thin blanket

  • 18th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Vietnam
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Extremely clean and super cute cats! Some of the staff were so welcoming and the hostel felt so homey but some of the staff just seemed like they didn't want anyone there.


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