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Surin, Thailand
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have stayed at this property 4 times, and it's great. The location is awesome, it's right next to all the good spots to eat and do some shopping. It is a Hostel Set-Up but we love it, The cleanliness is outstanding. You get Toast and Coffee/Tea for breakfast which is included in the rate. The Staff is so friendly...

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siok755, Manager at SIOK Hostel, Penang, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to review about us. We are glad to know that you had time to enjoyed here in Siok so much.We are also happy to hear that our facilities and amenities made your stay so comfortable. Hoping that you will not forget about us and to accommodate you again in the near future. 'til...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, comfy beds and helpful staff (able to arrange onward transfers with pick-up from hostel). Decent showers and breakfast offering. Only complaint would be the incredibly painful metal pole ladders for those sleeping on the top bunk!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Landed here by chance and it was a two day bliss within my Malasia trip. It's a bit pricy but it was worth the rest in the comfy bed. Clean and beautiful building right in the heart of Georgetown. Only downsize was a bit of "Ac dictatorship" from the roomates that insisted in using blankets and putting the AC at...

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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Great hostel! Good location. Dorms are clean and comfortable. Lockers are large. There's a mixed bathroom and girl's bathroom, both are nice, showers are warm with good pressure. Staff was great, especially the lady who works at the front desk in the evenings.

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siok755, Manager at SIOK Hostel, Penang, responded to this review

We express our gratitude for your recent stay here with us, and we thank for giving us a nice feedback. We are looking forward for your next visit here in Penang Island. With many thanks, CHE & ALL SIOK TEAM

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I loved this hostel. I was traveling solo but looking for a little peace so opted for siok over the party hostel. The dorm was luxurious, as shared dorms go. The bed was a double rather than the small twins I'm used to and they are stacked in a way the beds aren't actually attached to each other - best...

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siok755, Manager at SIOK Hostel, Penang, responded to this review

Hi Miss Brittany, Thank you so much for taking time to review about us. We are glad to know that you had time to enjoyed here in Siok so much.We are also happy to hear that our facilities and amenities made your stay so comfortable. Hoping that you will not forget about us and to accommodate you again in the...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay at Siok. The staff were friendly and the place was very clean. You have to take your shoes off before entering the rooms but that is custom in SE Asia. The dorm rooms were roomy and were comfortable. Bring a locker but they provide ear plugs (if you ask). Breakfast is included but it's small....

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siok755, Manager at SIOK Hostel, Penang, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and for your recent stay here at Siok. We appreciate your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. With many thanks, CHE & ALL SIOK TEAM

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Good location near from the Amazing street foods, very clean hostel, staff helpfull and friendly. Good facilities and very well decorated. Nice living room and I really appreciate the very powerful shower with real hot water !

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siok755, Manager at SIOK Hostel, Penang, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our hostel, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hostel in the future. Warm Regards, CHE & ALL SIOK TEAM

Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

The hostel was more than I expected with clean comfy beds a large relaxing rec room and is located very central. My favourite part turned out to be how awesome the front desk lady Chachen was. Probably the most helpful person ive ever met in a stranger.!

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siok755, Manager at SIOK Hostel, Penang, responded to this review

Dear Sir Jake, Thank you very much for your nice feedback. We are glad to know that you appreciated our location,services, room and quality of beds. And i would like to thank you personally for always calling me "Chachen",although most of them they call me Cheche. It is a heart-warming to read that you are satisfied our services.It was truly...

Reviewed 13 November 2016

Pros: Super clean. friendly staff. near the action, but far enough to sleep well. excellent a/c. cold beer for sale. Cons: very slow wifi. weak breakfast, thin white bread w/ jams & bad coffee. not even an egg? Staying here depends on your budget. If you're on a long backpacking trip and need to save some coin, you can find...

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siok755, Manager at SIOK Hostel, Penang, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay,and we appreciate you acknowledging that SIOK staff was friendly and accommodating during your visit. Regarding our location,we are in the center of the city, our hostel was located at an intersection of three small busy streets, we are so sorry to hear you had a bad night sleep because of the noise...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Big hostel with luxury (super comfy) bunk beds, huge lockers and great air con. Cold water fountain saves you buying a tonne of plastic bottles. Bathrooms were always clean and having a female only bathroom was a bonus for getting changed. Breakfast was standard but common area was big. Good location, staff were friendly and good value for money. Only...

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siok755, Manager at SIOK Hostel, Penang, responded to this review

thanks for your kind words and the time you took to share. It is great to hear, that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Rest ensured, that we will take your feed back for further encouragement within our team to ensure personal service and much warm welcome for your next visit.Wish you all the best! With many thanks, CHE...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
SIOK HOSTEL has a capacity of 64 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. SIOK HOSTEL 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. SIOK HOSTEL 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 SIOK HOSTEL, there are many shops selling cloths, souvenirs. trishaws, taxis and busses are easy available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about SIOK Hostel, Penang

Address: 458 Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia (Formerly Syok at Chulia)
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: $22 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — SIOK Hostel, Penang 2*
Number of rooms: 66
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“Dorm Style Rooms, they have one for women only, men and mix dorm”
 of 5 bubbles Cheri581, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“lvl 3 would be quiter. i preferred the lower bunk.”
 of 5 bubbles lynnlongest, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
“I prefer sleep in the below bed in dorm room, bcos it's not that cold and the wind from aircon doesnt come to you directly.”
 of 5 bubbles E3951JHcarolinep, 30 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Top bunk is colder, duh.”
 of 5 bubbles YayaSB, 13 Sep 2015 | Read review
“maybe ask for a dorm in the 3rd floor, the noise level might be lower. bring quality earplugs! bring your own lock for your locker!”
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 of 5 bubbles pinkheadband, 17 Dec 2014 | Read review
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