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SIOK Hostel, Penang

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at an all ladies dorm room and the common shower is impressively clean! Big plus if you're worried about hostel showers being messy. That, and they have a hair dryer you can borrow. The only downside is the noise the floor makes when somebody makes heavy steps. It can be a little noisy especially in the morning but it...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at our hostel. We really appreciate your comments. We hope to see you again in the near future. With many thanks, CHE & ALL SIOK TEAM

Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in a single room, which was really small, but had all the things I need. It's on the same floor as the dorms and the corridor is separate from the dorms with curtains. It's nice they include a simple breakfast and you have a nice lounge and outside terrace to sit. What I loved the most where the...

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

Dear Guest, On behalf of ALL SIOK TEAM, we would like to thank for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are very pleased to hear that our services and facilities made your stay pleasant. In your convenience please do check out our Facebook page for more information that you might be interested to come back here...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most impressive hostels I've stayed in. The property exceeded the standards by a long, long way. Excellent and unbeatable location, clean and comfortable accommodations with a decent breakfast included- there's really very little that could be improved upon except some personal lighting around the bed would be good. A wholehearted recommendation.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay here with us, your comments are very much valued. We really appreciate your comments regarding our customer service and facilities. We look forward to another opportunity to host you here at SIOK, and once again, thank you for your positive feedback. With many thanks,...

Ingolstadt, Germany
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Siok hostel is a clean hostel in the center of Georgetown. The location is great as it is only a 15 minute walk from the ferry station. The stuff was very nice and helpful. You can only enter the hostel with using your room card or if the stuff opens the door for you, so the security is pretty good....

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

Thank you so much for the invaluable reviews after your recent stay with us, we appreciate your feedback as it helps us to identify the situation that we can improve the guest experience. I'm sorry to hear you had a bad sleep because of some noise matters, we wish you would have addressed this with us as we do offer...

Surin, Thailand
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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 9 February 2017 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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siok755, Manager at SIOK Hostel, Penang, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recent stay here at SIOK,we appreciate you acknowledging our services! Your trust and your positive & negative feedback in Siok is very valuable to us as we work to be better each and everyday. We would be honour to have you return to our hostel and to serve much better. With Many Thanks, CHE...

Reviewed 25 January 2017 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

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Amenities

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
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  • 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: $24 - $31 (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”
834cheriv, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“lvl 3 would be quiter. i preferred the lower bunk.”
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.”
E3951JHcarolinep, 30 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Top bunk is colder, duh.”
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!”
  • hallway to toilet
  • bunk bed
  • bunk bed
pinkheadband, 17 Dec 2014 | Read review
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