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Cocoa Mews

101 King Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Ranked #46 of 150 George Town B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Standard hostel.. The room was extremely small, a bed and not much more.. And it smelled horrible... The shared bathroom was ok I guess, but nothing fancy at all. The only good thing was the location, in the heart of Little India.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed in the dorm room where the AC works pretty good. The staff are friendly and helpful and will help you with bus tickets and things to do around the island, which buses to take and so on. The location is great as it's in Little India, and since Penang is considered to food Mecca of Malaysia, you will... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had room number 8 (double room) and it stank!We don't know if it was the A/C but there was a horrible smell anytime we went in. Also no window,the blanket looked like it hadn't been washed in a long time,the pillows were just plops of foram inside a sheet and I am pretty sure there were bed bugs. There... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We had a private room for 2 nights, which has a decent size. But the smell in there was kinda gross (no window). Shared bathroom was OK. Staff was nice, gave us some good advice regarding restaurants. Also bought a bus ticket to Cameron Highlands there, which was a ripoff. Charged way more than it should have cost us for... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

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 helpful.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Due to delays at the Thai Malaysian border, we arrived at Cocoa Mews after 11pm and were greeted by one of the friendliest hostel staff I have ever encountered. It was late and we were hungry and check in was quick. Staff member even offered to lend us money to get some food for dinner as we had no cash.... More 

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Groningen Province, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Actually, this was a nice place and very nice staff. I felt really welcome here and they are very glad to help you on all sorts of maps and whatsoever. For a room in the centre it's not too expensive and the wifi works fine. Shower and toilets are clean. The room is okay, nothing special. It has ac and... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

There are plenty of backpacker places in Penang, but only Cocoa Mews combines a nice heritage location, friendly and fun staff who give you heaps of info on everything, along with great value for money. Penang is, of course, a food paradise. The staff at Cocoa Mews are madly passionate about Penang's great cuisine, and will tell you exactly where... More 

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Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Already been there twice for couple of days, the staff is Very friendly! They know very well the city, where to find what, they even brought me by car to take picture for my visa. Good location in little India, full of nice/cheap/tasty indian food, pretty quiet. I stayed in the dorm, wich for the price is very clean and... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Located in the heart of Little India, this cute hostel is the perfect accommodation for someone who looks for value for money! The friendly and helpful staff could recommend me what kind of delicious food I can buy on the streetsmarkets around the are. Also accommodation on Langkawi and the Cameron Highlands was referred to me. I booked my transfers... More 

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