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“Best hostel ever :) SO friendly, clean and modern :) xxxxxxxx”
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Super K Hostel
Reviewed February 26, 2014

This hostel was so brilliant that instead of staying for 2 days we stayed for 10. I cannot recommend it enough. It is really welcoming, and the owner, David is a total legend, who will go out of his way to make sure you enjoy your time in Penang as much as possible. Also one of the common rooms has an upright piano so people like to gather and play :)
Between all the staff ( they employ other travellers long term) most languages are spoken, but they also have vast local knowledge.

The best beds I have ever stayed in a hostel - really really good mattressess in custom made bunks that have curtains the whole way round for privacy. The dorms were immaculately clean, and decorated in a modern, classy style. At the end of our dorm there was a chill out area, and loads of plug sockets for charging things. All aircon :)

The showers are powerful and warm and very clean, and there is always loo roll and soap. Downstairs there is a shop that sells normal things but also stuff like superglue that you really need. Next door their cafe sells really good western food ( they make their own sausages and burgers - soooo good!) and in the evening it turns into a welcoming bar with beers only 5 rm! They are also right in the centre of loads of amazing street food as well as restuarants, bars, laundry places, travel shops as well as the street art and temples George town is famous for.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Luckyjenn
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Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

The hostel was lovely and clean. The mattress' were very comfortable and I liked you had curtains around the bed for privacy.

However both dorms have very thin walls and directly opposite the hostel is a reggae bar which had very loud music until 1.30am, meaning we were unable to sleep.

A bit disappointed as we had asked the staff if it was noisy and were told it wasn't.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Vicky J
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

I arrived late in Penang and walked around checking out a few places and a girl stopped and asked if I was okay. She walked me next door to a store and showed me upstairs and it was great. Big rooms, very clean and really comfy mattresses. The most comfortable since leaving the UK!

I liked that it was attached to a store as I felt it made the hostel safer, it was less likely someone could walk into the hostel who wasn't staying there.

A great hostel and really helpful, friendly staff.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Amy B
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

Clean, comfortable, genuine ad professional. David, was very welcoming to me and my friends from the moment I walked in. Made sure that our stay was the best it could be. Really helped us in seeing Gerogetown by giving us good pointers and such. Great place. Highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

Me and my friend were going to stay for one night at Super K hostel but ended up staying for a week and a half! The staff is amazingly helpful and friendly, after a couple of days we almost felt like family :) the beds are super comfortable, toilets clean and the hostel's got a perfect location in Georgetown.

Thanks to David and the rest of the staff for a lovely stay, me and Emma had such a good time!! I'm looking forward to coming back some day :)

/Maria

Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

The hostel is located on the main backpacker street in George Town.
Nice area with a lot of opportunities to go somewhere to eat.
The bed was compfi, of course the mattresses were great :)
The staff is really nice aswell!

What i didn't liked is, that the two rooms are directly located over a bar, and in the evening they are starting to play really loud music, it was like there have been a live band in the room.
It was way to loud for sleeping, probably the walls are really thin that all the noises from the bar can easily come upstairs...
Normally i am a person who can sleep directly and everywhere but this was too much.
Also i am wondering that no one else wrote it before.

What i missed a little bit, was a place with seats or couches or whatever, where you can hang out and meet other travellers!

Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
Thank NeelaKaren
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Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Awesome hostel, one of the nicest ones I've stated in during my travels in Asia. The quality of the rooms is matched by the friendliness of the staff who were more than happy to recommend where to go to eat, as well as share a drink and a few stories.

I would recommend this hostel to anyone!

Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
1  Thank kevvanderpoll
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Additional Information about Super K Hostel

Address: 324 Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island 10400, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 123 Specialty Lodging in George Town
Price Range: $6 - $13 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our fully air-conditioned rooms and dorms are fully equipped with all the weary traveler needs, with free wifi, chiropractic beds and much more. Reception is also 24 h with a abundance of hawker stalls lining the street at night to offer all of Penang's famous foods. ... more   less 
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Super K Hostel Penang/George Town

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