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Syok @ Chulia Hostel Reviews

458 Chulia Street, Penang, Malaysia

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113 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 99%Cleanliness
  • 94%Facilities

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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!


Reasonable price. Clean and quite near to Nasi Kandar Line Clear, Penang famous cendol, ais sagat and etc. The facilities were okay.


One of the best hostels I've stayed in. Really friendly and helpful staff, great facilities - large lockers, an awesome top floor lounge, clean and fantastic semi-outdoor shower/toilet facilities, perfect location in the heart of Georgetown. Only minor problem is that it can be a little noisy due it being on the main road intersection, and curtain instead of door partitioning the dorm rooms from the others.


Clean, comfortable, quiet, working Wifi, breakfast (cereals and toast) included, free tea and coffee the whole day. Staff was very helpful. I had to pay for a locker in the lobby area but nobody told me before and their websites advertises that lockers are all free - be aware of that.


Great little hostel well situated. Lovely staff. Very clean.

  • 25th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Tim & his team are fantastic! Very informative & helpful. Hostel close to many tourist spots. Excellent facilities - towel, blankets, night light (with refundable RM50 deposit), huge lockers you can hang your clothes in (bring your own padlock). Spotlessly clean. Upbeat lounge area where you can chill with fellow travelers. Free tea,coffee & breakfast or bring your own food. Only downside is that most rooms face a busy street & may be noisy if you're a light sleeper. Otherwise 9/10.


fabulous experience here ! staff here are very nice!


I love this place. They think of all the details e.g. enough hooks and shelving in the showers, showers separate from toilets, privacy for the female dorm. The staff are lovely and very helpful. You can walk to most of the interesting places. Free breakfast. I recommend it!


We were a group of 4 and stayed in the mixed dorm. We all agreed that this is the best hostel we've ever stayed at. It has so much atmosphere and charm and the stuff is super friendly and able to answer any questions. The dorm is large with proper lockers, a new air con and big comfortable bunk beds. The bathrooms are perfect and unique. And towels, linen and breakfast are included. We can recommend this hostel to everyone who needs a place to stay in George Town - it's perfect!


Syok is centrally located, close to bus stops, supermarket, cafés, ferry terminal etc. The staff were super lovely. The hostel was very clean, especially the bathrooms. Excellent! Bed were quite comfortable and the aircon was great. Due to location, and building structure it was sometimes a bit noisy due to traffic but nothing to be overly concerned about. Wicked lounge area upstairs with TV, movies etc. Free breakfast and Wifi was quite good & accessible from dorm. Very happy overall!

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