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Syok at Chulia

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458 Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed with Syok for 4 nights in the Girls Only dorm as a solo traveller (29yrs old). This is probably the highest quality dorm I have stayed in, and although it costs a little more than some places - you get what you pay for, plus more. I was impressed by the hostel dorms which were spacious and included... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is beautiful! Looks exactly like in the photos. Felt like I was at a boutique hotel than a hostel. Everybody was impressed when I showed them the place. The price is reasonable and although there are cheaper options, Syok is unbeatable in terms of what they offer. For this price you won't get anything better than this. Cleanliness:... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

It is nearly located to all the main tourist attractions (within walking distances) and to bus stops that will bring you around Penang as well. Finding food at any time of the day/night is not even a problem as most local eateries are just minutes away! The hostel staffs were really friendly and upon arrival, I was given a cup... More 

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Syok_at_Chulia, Manager at Syok at Chulia, responded to this review

Dear ying25, Thank you for the review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and have since looked into the air con situation. It has been rectified but in future, do tell us and we would be happy to accommodate you in another dorm. Jenny More 

Moscow, Russia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Stay here for 2 night and amazing and super friendly male Malay staff. I been travel in S.E.A almost 3 month this hostel is amazing and you can see truly Malaysian hospitality.. Good : Super friendly Malay staff his name is Eman (Wow! you should know him if you go there his very funny and give you good information about... More 

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Syok_at_Chulia, Manager at Syok at Chulia, responded to this review

Dear Annakalvov, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your feedback and sincerely apologise that the evening staff did not perform up to task. We will certainly look into this and hope that you will come back again. Jenny More 

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11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Have been there for 2nights in the female bedroom and paid RM50 per night (I am sure you can have a bed for a little bit less if you go there directly without booking online) I arrived quite late to check in so the guy at the reception didn't do a proper tour of the place neither gave me any... More 

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Syok_at_Chulia, Syok Crew at Syok at Chulia, responded to this review

Hi Caroline, Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are sorry that you felt that way and we will investigate into the matter regarding our staff the best we can. Regards, Syok Crew More 

London
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275 reviews 275 reviews
58 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Hostel is in a good location, easy to find and walking distance to main attractions and good food stalls/ markets, though walking down Chulia at night it appeared to be a red light district. Bedrooms are very big and clean. Beds are comfortable. Lockers are big but impractical. Beds have their own sockets. Towels provided. Bathrooms are clean and have... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Great Staffs Great Location, Located in the middle of Georgetown Near bus stop Near pubs, bars A lot of Restaurant nearby (Chinese, Indian and Malay) Rooms and Bath rooms are clean Shared Bathroom Free Breakfast

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I enjoyed every moment in this hostel. It's very clean, the staff is very friendly, excellent breakfast, clean bathrooms and a very nice lounge. The beds were also very comfortable. The hostel is very well situated, everything is near. We (with some friends I've met there) were always going to the Red Gardens foodcourt with tasty food and live music.... More 

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Syok_at_Chulia, Owner at Syok at Chulia, responded to this review

Dear Aladin B, Thank you for taking time to write a review about us! Although we are small, we constantly improve ourselves and hope to deliver a syokingly good time to our guests! Regards Karen More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

One of the best hostel. Good common room and facilities. Accurate as of most reviews about everything. Be it good points like location, facilities, and bed with plugs. And negative points like sleep quality(which can be understandable in mixed dorm) and slightly steep pricing for a hostel. And Jenny the receptionist is hot.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

travelled last october with my sister, booked 2 beds in a female dorm. location: very convenient. close to attractions, street arts, heritage bldgs, jetties, markets, museums and all sorts of food from hawkers to cafes and popular food places. and its near to the free tourist bus stop. quite easy to find. its at chulia st near leith st/penang rd... More 

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