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7.2

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
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Popular landmarks
Pasaraya Ramani (RS SUPERSTORE SDN BHD) 10 m
Chinatown 50 m
Tamilarasii Mini Market 80 m
Green River 100 m
Mohamed Meera Sahib 100 m
Wonderfood Museum Penang 120 m
OCBC Bank 120 m
RHB Bank @ Georgetown 120 m
Pinang Peranakan Mansion 120 m
Alpha Utara Gallery 150 m
Nearby landmarks
Pinang Peranakan Mansion 120 m
Khoo Kongsi 450 m
Armenian Street 470 m
Penang Fort Cornwallis 740 m
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion 760 m
Kek Lok Si Temple 7.65 km
Batu Ferringhi Beach 12.2 km
Entopia 14.17 km
Escape Theme Park 14.26 km
Sunny Side

"Despite my rough first night, my whole experience in Sunny Side was amazing."

Bea - March 5, 2018
Mixed 8-Bed Dormitory Sunny Side
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Sunny Side

27-1 Lebuh Chulia, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200 - See map
Property highlights
Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Within 120 m of property
  • 420 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Penang

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

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Value for money7.0
Distance to city center0.5KM
Location rating7.2
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport15.3 km

Rooms available at Sunny Side

Mixed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom
Mixed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • City view
  • 14 bunk beds
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Deluxe Queen Room
Deluxe Queen Room
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Mixed 8-Bed Dormitory
Mixed 8-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 4 bunk beds
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Dorm (3-4 persons, dormitory room with shared bathroom)
Dorm (3-4 persons, dormitory room with shared bathroom)
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 single beds
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Dormitory -- Female Only
Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 4 bunk beds
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Standard Twin Room
Standard Twin Room
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Queen Room
Standard Queen Room
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Double or Twin Room
Double or Twin Room
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    Deluxe Double Room
    Deluxe Double Room
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      Room Assigned on Arrival
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        What people love about Sunny Side

        • 10.0
          Exceptional
          Staff 

          "The owner is very hospitable, friendly and helpful."

          Vy

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          April 30, 2017

        • 8.4
          Excellent
          Staff 

          "Very helpful staff and clean shared bathrooms."

          Freya

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          July 26, 2018

        • 8.4
          Excellent
          Location

          "Pros: price, location,curtains for privacy."

          Mohamed

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          February 8, 2018

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        Room size
        19 sqm.
        Service score
        7.5/10
        Value for money score
        7.1/10
        Location score
        7.3/10
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        91
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        Better than
        87
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        Better than
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        %
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        Better than
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        Overall rating:
        7.0
        Good
        68 reviews
        Cleanliness
        6.7
        Facilities
        6.2
        Location
        7.2
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        What travelers say they love:
        Good location as the public transport are easily accessable
        Nor from Malaysia
        Family with older children
        More about Sunny Side

        More about Sunny Side

        Nestled in the heart of Georgetown, Sunny Side is an ideal spot from which to discover Penang. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

        Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Penang hotel. Top features of the hotel include free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, private check in/check out, taxi service, express check-in/check-out.

        All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Penang, make Sunny Side your home away from home.

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        Most talked about facilities

        Internet
        3 mentions
        Housekeeping
        3 mentions
        Food & Dining
        1 mention
        Breakfast
        1 mention

        What they offer

        9.2
        Exceptional
        Bathroom

        "Great stay overall, good ac with clean shared bathroom."

        Michael

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        June 6, 2017

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        Reviews of Sunny Side from real guests

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        7.0
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        10
        Cleanliness6.7
        Facilities6.2
        Location7.2
        Service7.5
        Value for money7.0
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        9+ Exceptional (11)
        8-9 Excellent (4)
        7-8 Very Good (4)
        6-7 Good (0)
        <6 Below Expectation (12)
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        Mar - May (3)
        Jun - Aug (13)
        Sep - Nov (9)
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        9.2
        Exceptional
        Bea from Philippines
        Couple
        Mixed 8-Bed Dormitory
        Stayed 4 nights in February 2018

        Exceptional”

        My first night at the hostel was spent alone and in a mixed dorm. I didn't have much of a good experience there because the other people there were inconsiderate and noisy well beyond 12am. Because of that, I wanted to switch to a private room with my boyfriend (who arrived the second night). The staff was so accommodating and understandable and made the switch to the private room easy for me and my boyfriend. The staff were very helpful and kind. Despite my rough first night, my whole experience in Sunny Side was amazing. I highly recommend...their private rooms ;)

        Reviewed March 05, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Vy from Vietnam
        Group
        Standard Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in April 2017

        A really nice place to stay”

        They've got 3 clean and hot water equipped shared bathrooms, so you don't need to worry about queue. It took us just 5 minutes from the hostel to Penang street art. There have been so many convience stores like & Eleven just right next door. The owner is very hospitable, friendly and helpful. My friend lost his phone on Uber, and she had tried her best to help us take back the phone even it was at midnight.

        Reviewed April 30, 2017
        7.6
        Very good
        Noorhhisham from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        Standard Double Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

        Good for short stay”

        Not the best hotel but cheapest I can find around Georgetown. The best are near ferry terminal, plenty of good food stall around and nearby attractions. Bad reasons to stay after 9pm there no sign of hotel staffs, stay at your own risk, is best to stay in private room. Seriously need to upgrade their furnishings, and their rooms are really compact.

        Reviewed July 03, 2018
        8.4
        Excellent
        Mohamed from Spain
        Solo traveler
        Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

        good for 1 or 2 nights”

        overall a good hostel for its price. pros: price, location,curtains for privacy. cons: beds make lots of noise, wifi didnt work in the room( very bad :( )

        Reviewed February 08, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Lisa from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory -- Female Only
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

        Exceptional”

        Very difficult to find. The name of the place is Milky Coat and then underneath, which appears like an afterthought and in smaller signage it reads ‘and Sunnyside Enterprises’. Taxi drivers can’t find it either as the frontage of the place is set further aback. Female only dorms are non existent but the owners still advertise there is one which caused me a little bit of inconvenience. Other than this it’s a very clean and friendly place and fairly quiet. I’d recommend it but know this..all dorms are mixed.

        Reviewed February 22, 2018
        8.4
        Excellent
        Freya from Germany
        Couple
        Standard Queen Room
        Stayed 4 nights in June 2018

        Good option to stay”

        We had a double room for a few nights. Great location in the heart of Little India with abundance of places to eat and visit around. Walking distance to many interesting sites. Very helpful staff and clean shared bathrooms. Basic accommodation but good.

        Reviewed July 26, 2018
        8.4
        Excellent
        Chin from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
        Stayed 1 night in July 2018

        Excellent”

        The room is equipped with air conditioner and good wifi connection. Not all beds have the private curtain. The drawback is the bed makes very loud squeaky noise when you make any movement.

        Reviewed July 13, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Palwinder from Malaysia
        Couple
        Standard Twin Room
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

        Vry good service n good nature staff ”

        I did enjoy next time I will also go there n book again this hotel 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

        Reviewed September 03, 2018
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Nor from Malaysia
        Family with teens
        Economy Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

        good location as the public transport are easily accessable. ”

        Clean and safe place for budget traveler. Easy to find eatery place at anytime. Good location as the public transport are easily accessable

        Reviewed September 27, 2018
        8.0
        Excellent
        Ben from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
        Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

        Location and price is perfect for backpackers”

        Location is in Little India and food is everywhere. The hostel provides free towel, toiletries and has a pantry with oven and pot for free use coz they do not have free breakfast. The only downside is their squeaky beds but the rest is nice. Just prepare an ear plug to muffle the noise.

        Reviewed August 13, 2019
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Michael from Australia
        Couple
        Standard Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in May 2017

        Good staff, clean room. ”

        Stayed one night before moving on. Great stay overall, good ac with clean shared bathroom. Helpful staff.

        Reviewed June 06, 2017
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Jack from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Single Bed in Dormitory Room
        Stayed 1 night in August 2018

        Great AND helpful staff”

        Loved Andrew and the staff, always helpful and able to help with the best places to eat!

        Reviewed August 08, 2018
        2.8
        Shanjeellia from Malaysia
        Couple
        Standard Double Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in September 2018

        They cancelled our confirmed booking.”

        They cancelled our confirmed booking with 18 hours notice through email. Good job Sunny Side! We were already on our way to your place to find out your cancelled due to all rooms sold out without informing upon confirmed booking.

        Reviewed September 11, 2018
        8.0
        Excellent
        Muhammad from Malaysia
        Couple
        Standard Queen Room
        Stayed 1 night in October 2017

        Very good”

        The place is good but if you travelling by cars its quite difficult to find parking slot. Im happy and satisfied with the management, the staffs on reception is super nice and helpful.

        Reviewed October 30, 2017
        6.0
        mark from Indonesia
        Solo traveler
        Double or Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in September 2017

        ok”

        ROOM WAS CLEAN but tiny ,no security ,reception is in another part of building ,closes at about 6 pm,bathroom no hot water ,,,, ok if on a budget thats it

        Reviewed October 08, 2017
        4.0
        Ash from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Standard Queen Room
        Stayed 1 night in November 2018

        Not worth it. ”

        I paid high price for a room with sharing toilet? Unless you are okay with that, then dont.

        Reviewed November 27, 2018
        4.0
        Izwan from Malaysia
        Couple
        Standard Queen Room
        Stayed 1 night in December 2018

        Not to clean as picture. ”

        The price too high than the room.

        Reviewed January 01, 2019
        8.0
        Excellent
        ahmad from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
        Stayed 1 night in October 2018

        Good”

        just nice

        Reviewed October 29, 2018
        3.2
        Mélanie from Australia
        Couple
        Standard Queen Room
        Stayed 1 night in July 2018

        Last solution if everything else is full”

        Not clean, Very small, No window, Only the wifi is quite good in the room but in any case you don't want to stay inside more than 5 minutes or just for a sleep.

        Reviewed July 21, 2018
        2.4
        Ngu from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Standard Twin Room
        Stayed 4 nights in October 2017

        Acceptable”

        First of all, the space is very small and got water problem!! Sometimes,really noise,especially when the night time.. The room is really dirty and bed very dirty.. Feel uncomfortable when sleeping! Poor infrastructur!

        Reviewed November 05, 2017
        12
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