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Syok @ Chulia Hostel Reviews

458 Chulia Street, Penang, Malaysia

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123 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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The best hostel ever! The staff were outstanding. They were always so helpful and happy to give directions or suggestions. It really felt like they cared about the people staying at the hostel. The rooms are super clean and spacious. Amazingly huge lockers. The common room is fun and there's a few interesting things to check out in the hostel. I've spoken to other people who said they came from other hostels on the same street that were dirty - you can't go wrong with Syok. I hope to come back!


Really good place to stay if you looking affordable and good services for backpackers hostel.



  • 5th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel has a good location, walking distance from bars and restaurants and blue mansion. Is very spacious and clean hostel, rooms are big and female only areas are secure and properly separated. Staff was ok, they helped ua booking the ferry to Langkawi. They don't have any activities inside the hostel so no ambience at all. My main No with this hostel, is the "sound prof"system. U can listen to every step from the upper levels and the Muslim ceremonies at 6 am!


I really appreciate all the help and recommendations offered by the staff while I was staying there. Albeit a short stay, I definitely felt really comfortable at the hostel. THANK YOU SO MUCH! :D

  • 13th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Awesome hostel in a great location. Air con didn't work one night but they moved us with no problems at all and were very apologetic. Also helped with the ferry from Penang to Langkawi.


Noisy Location


Staff were very helpful and knowledgable. Very friendly and hospitable too!

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