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Cocoa Mews Reviews

101, King Street, Penang, Malaysia

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84%

Rating
293 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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91%

Signal strength of WIFI on the second floor of the hostel was less than satisfactory. Most of the backpackers have difficulty to connect to the provided WIFI.


97%

Really nice hostel! Staff were excellent, helped us book a bus from penang to the cameron highlands. very clean and a really good location in George town, only 10 minuet bus to centeral penang! lots and lots of street art in walking distance and many many good restaurants available!! very pleasant visit to George town, penang.

  • 20th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Just clean up a bit more in the sinks on the second floor

  • 17th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


74%

Good location in walking distance to most of the many sights. Staff are very friendly and extremely helpful in letting you know where to go, suggestions for where to eat and even what to eat. Our room had a bit of a strange smell to it although it appeared clean, which remained the entire time. Everything else about the hostel was great!


63%

Great location in the middle of little India. Friendly staff who were very helpful. Facilities pretty average but reflective of the cheap price so you get what you pay for. There's no communal area to relax or meet others .


100%

Cocoa mews is an ideal spot in Penang. The staff were friendly funny, and helpful. The building is atmospheric, clean and well located. The beds were comfy and the showers were fine. Thanks!!!


80%

We really enjoyed our stay at cocoa mews! It was clean, the staff were very friendly and super helpful, and the aircon worked great. Yes the floors are noisy but only because people aren't considerate. It's a heritage house, and they also have signs around telling people to walk quietly. Overall I'd recommend this hostel to my friends, great stay! :)


86%

Really good experience, clean and safe hostel the staff were amazing and we even got taken on a free breakfast tour where we were shown the best local foods to eat and given tasters at each stall! Only downside was it was a quiet hostel and had no common area.


83%

Howie made this place! He was so helpful the entire stay. Directed my friend and me to some wonderful restaurants and helped get me back to the ferry on time on my departure day. There was no common room, so socializing is limited with other hostelers, but all in all, good facilities, clean, free coffee in the morning, and great staff. It is super loud though...the walls are very thin and the ppl sound like elephants on the floors. Otherwise, great stay. I'd recommend for sure. :)


83%

A nice hostel in Little India. Helpfull staff and good price for dorm rooms. Nothing bad to report.


100%

Great hostel, located downtown in a historic building with wooden floors. In the top dorm with 8 beds you even have a nice balcony. Also the staff is really nice.

  • 11th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Fab little hostel. Can't fault it- kept staying longer than intended..!


57%

The hostel.....is not very clean. The bed is not comfortable. And the blanket is not sufficient. The pillow is very very thin, I doubt people who used to thick pillow will be able to catch a good sleep. The mattress.....is quite dirty, you can see black little dots on it. And if you sleep with black shirt / pants, you wake-up with it in grey colour. Cleanliness is the most unsatisfied thing. Toilet doesn't have enough place to put thing.


66%

We came late and the host was kind enough to stay up for us to allow us entry. Also happily showed us places of interest and suggested itinerary on a map, which was useful. Cleanliness definitely needs improvement. Hair and stains on the bed sheets and clogged bathroom drainage are not acceptable in my books. The air conditioning unit in my room gave off a funky smell too. All in all, a pleasant stay and location was good. You do get what you pay for.


94%

Good Hostel, clean forms. Fridge and microwave so you can make your own food. Location is great, lots of Indian food around. You get 3 different free maps which are helpful to explore the city. The bathroom is one floor lower than the dorm, but all in all that's no problem. Plus the dorm has a balcony!


91%

Amazing staff, extremely helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend staying here great location and lots of cheap and delicious food options nearby.


83%

Could really use a common area. Great location and excellent price though. It is probably best suited to groups of couples not in the mood for meeting people.


100%

Great place with clean and tidy rooms, comfy beds, good location surrounded by good local food, and within walking distance of the Jetty and local bus station where you can get a ride to the airport for just MYR $ 2.7 The staff is very attentive, friendly and helpfull.


83%

You guys have a really nice hostel. So a lot of credits for that. Only i missed a social area and the WiFi is not great, but that are all firstworld problems. So keep on going

  • 21st Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Cocoa Mews is located right in Little India with many cheap food options around as well as all the convenience stores you need. The staff was gorgeous! They helped me with everything, gave some insider advice and were always super friendly! Security is very good since they have a electronic card you swipe for entering after the staff is off shift. Everything was clean and tidy, only the wooden floors were very noisy when someone walked on them. Free water and breakfast. BIG recommendation!!!


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