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Noob Hostel

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484 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10300, 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here because the former hostel was TOFU and I just realized their changed the ownership already. Overall the service are better than before and the price are cheaper. There are some paint decorative mural in the hostel

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Tofu was a wonderful hostel, with unique concept! Loved the decorations and capsule rooms! The staff are friendly to give information on how to go to the landmarks in Georgetown. The breakfast was good, as they provided so many choices. Overall it was such a nice experience to stay here! The most memorable hostel during my trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I would love to return to Penang and stay at quaint and homely Tofu again! But the owners are planning to close down very soon. Thank you Lucas and Joyce for making my stay the most memorable one in Malaysia! I loved the creative decor, inspiring art, thoughtful books, and modern design - all right in the heart of the... More 

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Nice, France
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This hostel is on a quiet street at a great, rather central location - 15 minutes walk to the Clan Jetties; 5-10 minutes walk to Lebuh Chulia (night market and street hawker area) & Little India, and 20 minutes walk to Komtar Bus Terminal (if you want to catch a bus e.g. #401 to Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal). The beds... More 

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Vang Vieng, Laos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Tofu was an absolute pleasure to stay at during our visit to beautiful Georgetown. Lucas and Joyce are such warm an friendly hosts, they genuinely love Penang and are great sources of information about what's on in Georgetown. The pods are very comfortable and quiet, the breakfast is delicious and it is easy to feel at home at tofu. Definitely... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Tofu Café Beds & Bikes in ideally located in the Heritage district of Georgetown. You can rent a bike and have a ride through the heritage route, get lost in the vibrant Little India district, taste a mouthwatering Laksa in one of the numerous streetfood stalls downtown, have a peaceful and relaxing time oin Clan jetties, etc. Pods in Tofu... More 

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Penang
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Don't normally write reviews but this hostel is worth writing about!! Lucas and Joyce are so nice and very helpful! Free bikes! Awesome breakfast and just a nice homely atmosphere would recommend too anyone.! you can definitely find cheaper accommodation around the area but it will not be as nice as this! The pod like dorm beds are really cool... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I stayed at the hostel for 3 nights in June and I must say the hostel is brilliant. First it looks good, second it is clean, real clean. The dormitory is kind of cool, it is designed with individual cabins, which gives you a fairly OK private place. The dorm has an AC and even if you don’t like AC... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I cannot recommend this place more, amazing staff whom are attentive, friendly and passionate about their hostel, really funky dorm rooms, clean bathroom & nice common area. Well located in Georgetown (on the outer area which I liked as its away from all the noise) and really easy to find coming from the airport. You would be mad not to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Tofu is located at Georgetown and easily accessible from the airport. My girlfriend and I took a cheap bus ride from the airport and found the hostel with little fuss. The hostel is so close to most of the attractions within Georgetown so you can save quite a bit on transport. If you hate to walk, they rent decent bikes... More 

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