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101 King Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Ranked #33 of 102 Georgetown B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location, walking distance to everything. Staff are extremely friendly and willing to help with lots of local knowledge and recommendations. Comfy dorm beds, lockers in room, free water, free wifi, free tea and clean bathrooms. Only downside is there isn't a communal social area but for the price you pay you really couldn't ask for more! Spend an afternoon... More

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, fantastic owner who was so friendly and full of great tips, he even gave us discounts when we asked to stay another night The rooms very basic but clean, well air conned and bug free which is all i want from a budge hostel, would definitely stay again

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Morristown, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can only imagine the terrible places that the folks giving this place high marks have stayed. It was one the worst of our 4 months in Asia. The only redeeming quality was the free walking map. Do not recommend. Loud, cramped room, threadbare sheets, rude staff, dirty bathroom. One night was rough.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Pros: The staff - fantastic! All three men on reception were welcoming, chatty and incredibly helpful, advising us on how to get around, what to see, where to eat and how to get to butterworth for free. The location - right in the heart of little India, you can get everywhere really easily. The cons: Room - dingy with no... More

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Rivoli, Piemonte, Italy
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We found Cocoa Mews by accident (401 bus from Nibong bus station) and were pleasantly surprised at the price and VERY helpful staff! Pros - heart of Little India, amazing staff, clean (but small) rooms Cons- if you're a light sleeper (we're not) the noise from the street and people walking/talking might disturb you

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stayed here in a private room for the few nights we stayed in Georgetown and wouldn't think of staying anywhere else if we were to return. The location of the hostel is brilliant - right in the heart of little India, the most charming part of town in my opinion. The rooms are small and basic with good (perhaps... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I stayed 3 nights at cocoa mews, 2 in a dorm and 1 on a single room. The dorm was a good size and had lockers for valuables. The showers were next door and hot water all the time. Everything was clean. A couple more hooks for things in the showers would have been helpful but there was plenty of... More

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Kearneysville, West Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The location of this hotel is a short walk from the jetty and is located right in Little India. The staff here as others have mentioned are so helpful with everything. We spent our time in a standard room with shared toilets. The room and shared bathroom were both clean and tidy. Overall, this hotel is within walking distance to... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Staff here are so knowledgeable and helpful. They provide you with maps and also go through them with you, letting you know what bus goes where, where to get the best food, etc. Dorm room was big, cool, and clean. Small personal lockers were nice. They have power bars so there's lots of outlets to charge multiple things. My only... More

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Seattle, Washington
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Cocoa Mews has ridiculously friendly and helpful staff. They really helped polish the trip to Penang. The accommodations are completely standard. Nothing special, though I really like the charm of the old heritage house. The location is great, the beds were comfortable, and the price was right. Definitely would stay here again next time through Penang.

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Address: 101 King Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
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