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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel was more than I expected with clean comfy beds a large relaxing rec room and is located very central. My favourite part turned out to be how awesome the front desk lady Chachen was. Probably the most helpful person ive ever met in a stranger.!

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Thank JakeLP
siok755, Manager at SIOK Hostel, Penang, responded to this review

Dear Sir Jake, Thank you very much for your nice feedback. We are glad to know that you appreciated our location,services, room and quality of beds. And i would like to thank you personally for always calling me "Chachen",although most of them they call me Cheche. It is a heart-warming to read that you are satisfied our services.It was truly...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros: Super clean. friendly staff. near the action, but far enough to sleep well. excellent a/c. cold beer for sale. Cons: very slow wifi. weak breakfast, thin white bread w/ jams & bad coffee. not even an egg? Staying here depends on your budget. If you're on a long backpacking trip and need to save some coin, you can find...

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siok755, Manager at SIOK Hostel, Penang, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay,and we appreciate you acknowledging that SIOK staff was friendly and accommodating during your visit. Regarding our location,we are in the center of the city, our hostel was located at an intersection of three small busy streets, we are so sorry to hear you had a bad night sleep because of the noise...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Big hostel with luxury (super comfy) bunk beds, huge lockers and great air con. Cold water fountain saves you buying a tonne of plastic bottles. Bathrooms were always clean and having a female only bathroom was a bonus for getting changed. Breakfast was standard but common area was big. Good location, staff were friendly and good value for money. Only...

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siok755, Manager at SIOK Hostel, Penang, responded to this review

thanks for your kind words and the time you took to share. It is great to hear, that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Rest ensured, that we will take your feed back for further encouragement within our team to ensure personal service and much warm welcome for your next visit.Wish you all the best! With many thanks, CHE...

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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The Location is perfect and in walking distance of all sights and many bars and Cafés. Its clean and the showers are wonderful! The stuff helped us with any question and also booked a Bus for us. Not the hostels fault: in the morning at 6 am the muezzin from next door shouts in your window. Be prepared ;)

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siok755, Manager at SIOK Hostel, Penang, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your stay! Also, thank you for the kind words regarding our facilities and services.we hope that you will consider us again for your next trip here in Penang! With many thanks, CHE & ALL SIOK TEAM

Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Veryy helpful front desk, dorms were very clean and comfortable beds, good wifi. It was really nice they provided free towels and lockers to store your stuff in. Not as social as some of the hostels I've stayed in but everyone was still very friendly!

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siok755, Manager at SIOK Hostel, Penang, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your recent stay here at Siok. We sincerely appreciate of your nice feedback..We hope to welcome you soon again! With many thanks, CHE & ALL SIOK TEAM

Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The first thing to grab your attention are the great messages from Nietzsche and and others written on the outside on the walls...very philosophical to say the least. I absolutely loved the facilities which belie the antique exterior and the staff (especially Bernie who was at the desk). They were quite chatty and extremely helpful. Many of the attractions of...

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Reviewed 7 October 2016

I just spend one night at Siok Hostel.This was a really beautiful and cozy hostel and the air-conditioner was available in every room.The bed was big and also provide two socket just beside your bed,so it was very convenient.Besides that,they have also provide the breakfast for every lodger.It has also a washroom that was only for female,the water heater and...

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siok755, Manager at SIOK Hostel, Penang, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at our hostel. We are so glad you found our hostel a good place to stay. Your feedback is very valuable to us as we work to be better each and every day.We are pleased that you enjoyed so much and we would be honored to have you return...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Clean, tidy, comfy beds and everything worked. The wifi was a bit hit and miss but not terrible and if you go to the lobby the signal is great so not a problem. Nice little terrace area. Close to attractions but not so close it's noisy at night. Staff (Che) were helpful and sorted tickets for the ferry for the...

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siok755, Manager at SIOK Hostel, Penang, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your fantastic review of your recent stay here at our hostel. We delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay, and found our location and facilities useful and convenient for your needs. Our small terraces in the roof top is the hallmark of our warm welcome to all our beloved guest. Our team...

Koh Tao, Thailand
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This place is well designed and super clean. The beds are super comfortable and never had issues with rowdy or loud guests. I have an awesome nights sleep every time I'm here (every 3 months). Breakfast is included but since i've been sleeping in every time I can't say anything about it, but I'm sure it will be great as...

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siok755, Manager at SIOK Hostel, Penang, responded to this review

Dear Miss Carmen, Thank you so much for your recent stay here at Siok. We sincerely appreciate of your nice feedback.. We hope to welcome you soon again! With many thanks, CHE & ALL SIOK TEAM

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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I spent three nights at Siok hostel in Penang with two friends in an 8 bed mixed dorm. The room was on the first floor and was large and air conditioned and clean. The beds were comfortable and each bed had two plug sockets. There were enough large lockers for everyone which would hold a big backpack. There was a...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
SIOK HOSTEL has a capacity of 64 persons including separate dorm for females. Rates are inclusive of tax and breakfast, free wifi. They are air-conditioned, come with personal secured lockers,personal sockets and personal reading lights, super single size bunk beds with spring mattresses and bathrooms with rain head hot showers and all bathroom amenities. SIOK HOSTEL provides a Lounge area where guests can enjoy complimentary coffee/tea all day, watch TV, enjoy the collection of DVD's, magazines, dart board, foosball table, board games, free WiFi. Located at the heart of the city Georgetown, UNESCO heritage area, 458 Chulia Street, 10200 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia. SIOK HOSTEL is located at the junction of Leith street and Chulia Street. There are a number of restaurants nearby. Right on Penang street, which is just across SIOK HOSTEL, there are many shops selling cloths, souvenirs. trishaws, taxis and busses are easy available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about SIOK Hostel, Penang

Address: 458 Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia (Formerly Syok at Chulia)
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: ₹ 1,015 - ₹ 2,098 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — SIOK Hostel, Penang 2*
Number of rooms: 66
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“lvl 3 would be quiter. i preferred the lower bunk.”
 of 5 bubbles lynnlongest, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
“I prefer sleep in the below bed in dorm room, bcos it's not that cold and the wind from aircon doesnt come to you directly.”
 of 5 bubbles E3951JHcarolinep, 30 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Top bunk is colder, duh.”
 of 5 bubbles YayaSB, 13 Sep 2015 | Read review
“maybe ask for a dorm in the 3rd floor, the noise level might be lower. bring quality earplugs! bring your own lock for your locker!”
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 of 5 bubbles pinkheadband, 17 Dec 2014 | Read review
“I was on the 3rd floor & loved my room. I had friends in the other rooms & they were wonderful too! The rooms can get a little cold at night if A/C is running.”
 of 5 bubbles 11shanp, 10 Dec 2014 | Read review
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