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Syok at Chulia

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   458 Chulia Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Townsville, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friendly staff only to willing to answer your questions. Clean and comfortable rooms and a relaxing common room. Central in Georgetown so close to all the food and shopping. If traveling with a family or a group and don't want to stay in a hostel, ask about their private units. Just like having your own home in Penang.

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Perth Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed staying at Syok, it's on a bustling busy street close to excellent eateries, art galleries and easy to catch buses with stops at a short walking distance away. The hostel is spotlessly clean, the staff are friendly and extremely helpful. They went above and beyond to help me out. I had a single room but mostly it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked Syok@Chulia for my students & colleagues through email conversation (with the most helpful Jenny) upon discovering the place on Tripadvisor. They occupied 2 mixed dorms, 1 female dorm & 2 twin sharing room at Syok@Chulia. The place is very clean (including the shared toilet, yeayy!); the beds are comfortable, air conditioned and it provides all the basic amenities... More

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

location is such that many famous food stalls and attractions in georgetown are reachable by foot. Staff are more than happy to introduce to you their favourite stalls and how to get there, especially Tim.

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

Dear YiLing 91 Thank you and I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that you will come back soon! Regards Jenny More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended for backpackers!! Throw in a little bit more budget, and you'll get everything above your expectation :) very clean and comfortable room, good service..but it you can hardly tolerate noise while you sleep, you might near ear plug :)

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Syok was a good place! My friends and I are very satisfied with the service is great! The rooms are very comfortable, with friends sleeping in a very special feeling. I hope next time can back visiting here! ^ ^

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Passing through Penang for a three day trip and found this spot which turned out to be perfect! nice, helpfull, kind staff, clean rooms and bathroom. You can ask them anything about Penang and they will help and/or guide you to the right place. Special thanks to Tim, you've been incredibly helpfull! With kind regards, Daniel & Shanon.

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Dear ShanonD Thank you for the lovely comment. We wish you a wonderful trip ahead and hope to see you with us soon! Regards Jenny More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were a group of 11 co-workers having a vacation trip to Malaysia. I find that staying in a hostel for this trip (KL and Penang) would be easier for us. Earlier, we stayed in a hostel in KL and I couldn't sleep well because of torturing loud music from the rooftop bar all night. So, I didn't have a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Syok was very nice. clean and confortable also the bathroom toilet . We most like the area of third floor . There have a big area that we can play games, sharing all together . The most important is not expensive.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Syok really ticked all the boxes. Central location, every amenity you could hope for (lounge with games/books/tv/computer/dvds/massage etc), cleanliness and MOST importantly, some of the most lovely, friendly and helpful staff you could hope for. Every staff member seemed genuinely keen to ensure we had the best time possible.

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Address: 458 Chulia Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
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Hotel Class:2 star — Syok at Chulia 2*
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Syok at Chulia has a capacity of 66 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. Syok at Chulia 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. Syok at Chulia 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 Syok at Chulia, there are many shops selling cloths, souvenirs. Trishaws, taxis and busses are easy available. ... more   less 
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