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Clockwise Hostel
Nottingham
1 review
“Would definitely recommend this hostel!”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

This is a new hostel in Georgetown, so although there is a restaurant advertised, it isn't completed yet. Please bare this in mind when you book this hostel.

That being said, this hostel didn't disappoint us. The bunk beds are very comfortable and very sturdy. The hostel is very clean, tidy and modern. Each guest gets their own locker, with a power point inside to charge your valuables! And each bed also has 2 power points next to their bed too.

Whilst we were staying there, the owner was away on business but a lovely English girl was running the place. She was very knowledgable about the area and was able to recommend restaurants in the area and tell us which buses to get on to go to different places which was very helpful. The location of this hostel is great and very easy to find!

Breakfast is one bread roll or roti per person at the moment until the restaurant opens. Your breakfast is available all day, and is collected fresh from local people each morning!

The shared bathrooms are great, very clean and the shower is at the right temperature!

All in all, we had an excellent stay at clockwise and even extended our stay for no trouble at all. This hostel is several levels above the others in the area that cost the same price. Choose Clockwise!

  • Stayed July 2014
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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

Made a booking there after reading some reviews about the hostel. I'm glad to have made a right choice. It is located in the heart of the city. Right in the core zone of Georgetown, which makes it easier to do the sightseeing. The first floor that suppose to be a cafe is still under renovation when I got there. The guys who helped the manager were really nice and helpful. The place is really clean(the room,the bathroom,and the rooftop area). The bed is comfy enough, even though the top bunkbed is way too high for me, and it has no side railing so you should be careful if you roll around too much in your sleep, you might wake up finding yourself on the floor. The locker in the room has plug in it(yayyy!!!), and there are two international plugs beside every bed. Didn't try out the breakfast though. And they provided shower gel and shampoo in the bathroom too. Overall, really worth the money and would definitely stay there again on my next visit to Georgetown.

Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Room is extremely extremely clean. This includes bed floors walls.

Staff greated me when I was looking for the location... super friendly. ..can't wait to see it when the cafe is all done.

It's still a new place so the first floor is under reno.

They have locks for your stuff...for me that goes a long way. ..a hostel without locks is a nightmare

Room Tip: I stayed in 4 person . I'm not sure what the bigger room would be like
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Stayed at this hostel for a few nights. It's a nice clean hostel in a good location in Georgetown so based on that I can recommend it to anybody.

What lets it down is the staff, there was one girl working here but it was very hard to locate her when I wanted to ask her something, and the breakfast was just terrible. There was something that was supposed to be coffee but it should be called something else cause it was not coffee in my book, and food wise there were some bread rolls which were not nice. Or maybe I should redefine that to 'bread roll' as with the bread rolls there was a sign telling people to only take one. Also the breakfast was placed outside which cannot be too good for the food considering the outside temperatures.

Overall, would I recommend this hostel yes, but it could definitely do with some improvements such as better staff, better breakfast, and perhaps also a fridge for guests to put bottles of water in.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Located in the heart of Georgetown, Clockwise hostel offers a very homely stay. The rooms are spacious, clean and air-conditioned. The staff is very friendly, and you also get to see a lot of artwork in the neighbourhood and in the hostel itself. Highly recommended to budget travellers.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

My friend and I stayed here for 4 nights in the double bed room.
Overall I was very surprised by how nice the place was when we arrived, nice interior, clean, big room, nice terrace and friendly other travelers.

Room:
The room was good, more spacious then I'd expected, it was clean and there was air conditioning. They also had international plugs on both side of the bed so I could use my dutch chargers. The bed was comfortable but we missed some hooks or a closet in the room to hang or put our stuff.

Breakfast:
The breakfast was very nice on one day there was local roti boom, but on the other days it was just bread with some strange spread. The first day on which we had breakfast there, the water boiling machine didn't work, this meant no drinks at all because there is only tea and coffee as an option. We would have liked the option of having a cold drink, just some water would have been great. I hope they make it a little more diverse in the future.

Bathroom:
It was so nice to find a clean bathroom! They had shower and toilet in one and everything that shouldn't get wet (like toilet paper) was perfectly covered so it was great. They gave us towels and there was shampoo and shower gel, even a mirror and sink in there so you had it all together. There were enough hooks to hang your stuff so they don't get wet and other places to leave your brush etc. Only one water temperature but it was good especially with the hot weather there.

Cleanliness:
Overall a very clean place which I can appreciate very much and wasn't expecting it for their low prices.

Staff:
friendly and helpful, they can give you some information about where to go.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

I stayed here in the dorm for few days. It's spacious, nicely arranged, good air-conditioning, great location yet not noisy and clean toilets. The staff is very friendly too. Highly recommended!

Cheers,
-Krish

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Clockwise Hostel
Address: 75 Lorong Stewart, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 106 Speciality Lodging in George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Staying at Clockwise Hostel is like staying with your best friend who knows Penang like the back of his hand and enjoys having visitors. Our hostel is a small but extremely cozy place in the very center of UNESCO Zone of the old part of Georgetown. Our delicious breakfasts have no time limits. The hostel is located in an old heritage building which is nicely renovated. We are crazy on cleanliness and gardening. Our advanced size beds are stable and comfortable and have two personal electricity sockets - Malaysian and universal. All room are equipped with air conditioners and fans. Dorms have nice wide windows in old heritage style, private rooms are without any windows. For only 4 rooms we have 4 shared WC and 2 showers, which is more than enough, so you will never wait in a queue. There is a nice terrace in the top of the back yard to chill out in the evening. Breakfast is included at any time of the day (starting from 8 am), with no matter when you wake up. We also serve a wide choice of local and European dishes. We do famous food and beer walks several time per week. They start from the entrance of our hostel. We can help with visas, bus and train tickets and laundry. ... more   less 
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