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211, Jalan Macalister, 10450 George Town, Malaysia

#93 of 132 hotels in George Town

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Review score

Based on 272 hostel reviews

7.3

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    7.2

  • Comfort

    7.2

  • Location

    7.4

  • Facilities

    7

  • Staff

    7.6

  • Value for money

    7.5

  • Free WiFi

    6.2

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  • Reviewed: 3 April 2018

    • Solo traveller
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    1. no vegetarian breakfast 2. my room’s water heater is not working. 3. The chef in uniform gave an unpleasant reply about no vegetarian breakfast provided.

    The hotel location is very near to my meeting venue.

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 6 March 2018

    • Group
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The location! It's hard to find food. They surely have one restaurant down there but other than that you must walk for about 10 minutes to get food. And the nearest convenience store also 10 minutes away. The check in time is strictly at 15.00 PM.

    Love that the hotel is very near to the Island Hospital which is my main purpose. Breakfast was good and everyday they change the menu. The staff are friendly and helpful, room are clean. They also have a free shuttle!

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 23 February 2018

    • Family with young children
    • Superior Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    We were bitten by bed bugs. We think either the bedsheets or pillows were not cleaned enough. The breakfast menu was too boring. It should have a wider variety instead if only noodles and bread.

    Ample parking space.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 30 January 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The internet is as bad as any place I've been. Hard to get connected and often cuts out. Terrible. There were only two English channels, but by the I checked out five days later, Al-Jazeera had been taken off, so only the Discovery channel was left in English.

    It's clean and safe.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 21 January 2018

    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Please Improve the cleanliness of the toilet. Sometimes there was extra fees differ from what booking.com stated price that has been charged by the hotel.

    Location Near the penang general hospital.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 24 December 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Superior Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    I wanna borrow a hair dryer, but someone borrowed the hair dryer already. They only have one hair dryer.

    Location consider okay. Lot of parking, staff very friendly. Room clean and tidy, washroom also clean and dry. Worth the money, because included breakfast. In summary, I am very satisfied. Thank you.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 December 2017

    • Solo traveller
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Check in process. I did reserve the room via booking.com with the exact amount that i have to pay. Usually they will round up the amount and plus the extra charge for 6% GST & RM2/nite for Local Gov fees. I understand and will pay for it. But they always give me a bigger amount which is different and extra RM3-4. Hope this case is not to happen again and again.

    The surrounding of the place and good staff (guard, parking attendent).

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 December 2017

    • Couple
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    bed not that comfortable but u still can sleep on it. though tv got most of channel but its old tv, perhaps can change to flat screen later.

    clean, helpful staff, near to city and penang GH, free parking space and the most important its affordable and safe area

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 December 2017

    • Family with young children
    • Superior Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Breakfast need more options The toilet sinks not too clean

    Price ok Near the Island hospital (which is why I choose this hotel) Staffs are friendly

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 December 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The room that I stayed in, the toilet was a bit dirty. Toilet bowl were stained with drops of black colour stain. On the next morning, I found a big cockroach in the shower.

    The staff are very friendly and helpful. The Y cafe is cozy. Their complimentary breakfast is served ala cart and menu will be changed everyday. Food taste and portion are ok.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 October 2017

    • Couple
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The bed, hate it. I have severe back pain, and it was a big deal for me, so I had to sleep at the floor

    The cleanliness is superb, and their hospitality amazed me. The staff always smile to their guest!

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 September 2017

    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 6 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Hot water supply in the bath room wasn't working good. Small water supply

    Near to island hospital just across the road. Room is clean and comfortable

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Internet service, breakfast limited, staff not polite expecialy the lady @ counter. Very strict& rude @reastaurant.

    Nothing, internet adv provided, very slow, can't event watch AOTG

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    1. The air-con was not so cool 2. One of my beds was very squeeky. It made sounds even when we sit and also when we turn during sleep which woke me up all the time. 3. There should be a dustbin in the bathroom also to throw sanitary pads or other wet material.

    The facilities in the room was good and sufficient. Breakfast was also good.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Other than accommodation, they also offer us bunch of other things. Do not expect much from below 💯 hotel. They are just what-you-imagine. Staffs were extra nice, they will call you 'brothers and Sisters'.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    I was there when there was a big religious event of Waisak, so the surrounding area was full of Indians who celebrated through music performance until late night. The noise was totally disturbing. I wish the room was designed with sound-proof windows and walls.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 April 2017

    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The water heater does not have comstant hot water even when it is at the highest temperature.

    The place is convenient and centrally located within 10 to 15mins of eateries. The price of the hostel is reasonable. The chinese restuatant cooked food is good and reasonably priced.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Parking was a problem due to the staff watching the parking area renting out the parking lots to the staff of the nearby hospital / YMCM members parking there due to their various activities . We had to go round the hostel area more than three times at night before we could park our 4 wheel drive.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 February 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Building looks like a hospital(°_°) Not good for couples. For a bit more money we got really nice and romantic hotels in george town.

    Room is renovated but the facilities are old. It's 15 min walk from Thai consulate. Good if you need a place to sleep nearby for your visa run.

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 January 2017

    • Couple
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Far from amenities like transport,supermarket,shops,etc.Free breakfast is simple and kitchen staff in 2nd floor not friendly.

    Peaceful,quiet environment and leafy green trees,nice expensive houses and very close to private /public hospital.

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 December 2016

    • Couple
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The breakfast was terrible, how can they serve cold noodles, that's unable to be swallowed? Wash basin in bathroom is clogged. Wifi is non-connectable.

    Good environment, easy to reach and have good parking facilities.

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 27 November 2016

    • Solo traveller
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The rate for a such location wasn't ideal because occupant still needs a taxi to town center.

    The room and bed were fine plus other facilities such as air-conditioner, warm water shower and free complimentary coffee sachets.

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 21 October 2016

    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    1. Right across the Island hospital 2. Taxi pool right in front of the hostel (but I strongly suggest to use Uber for fairer price) 3. Affordable with good wifi

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 19 September 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The free breakfast served could have more choices of set meals to suit the guests instead of just having one set meal.

    The staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms were clean and tidy. It's also a great location to the famous food streets and other places

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 14 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Bathroom toilet water tank leak, floor around toilet wet. Extra bed mattress too old and soft. TV has no remote control. Wifi not working. Breakfast too simple- choice of fried mee with fried egg or toast with fried egg and sausage, with coffee or tea. Covered car park - all lots full when checked in.

    Location, near to General Hospital, visiting relative being admitted.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 18 June 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Aircond leaking, tv not clear and bathroom needs renovation

    Restaurant good food by very experienced cook and courtesy by owner

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 1 June 2018

    • People with friends
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Clean n peaceful

    Nice

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 28 May 2018

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Superior Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Good

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 15 May 2018

    • Family with young children
    • Superior Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    5 mins walk to Penang Island Hospital Nice restaurant

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 13 May 2018

    • Couple
    • Superior Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 6 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Noisy from electrical appliance

    Near to the hospitals

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 9 May 2018

    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 7 nights

    Could have better lighting for reading in bed.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 May 2018

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    No comment

    No comment

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 May 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Superior Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Breakfast a bit disappointing

    Very clean

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 29 April 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    beautiful place

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 24 April 2018

    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    The room furniture too old. Need renovation.

    The price very cheap

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 21 April 2018

    • Business trip
    • Family with young children
    • Superior Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Non

    Location to hospital

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 17 April 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Room got ant

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 April 2018

    • Family with young children
    • Superior Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Near hospital

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 28 February 2018

    • Solo traveller
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    dirty floor, sugar on the table from previous guest left for several days

    close to the Thai consulate, not far from George Town

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 22 February 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Breakfast NO choice

    Value for money

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 21 February 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    The facilities n good for money

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 20 February 2018

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The floor in the room is too dusty. My feet is sensitive to dusty, thus it make my skin feel itchy & hurt

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 13 February 2018

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The toilet a bit old

    Good value for money

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 February 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Nothing

    All the best

  • Reviewed: 2 February 2018

    • Solo traveller
    • Superior Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    WiFi,better breakfast more TV channels

    Location

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 30 January 2018

    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night

    nil

    location and rate

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 11 January 2018

    • Couple
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    little bit noisy

    homy

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 January 2018

    • Solo traveller
    • Superior Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    They were renovating hotel rooms.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 January 2018

    • Couple
    • Superior Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Room space and parking

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 26 December 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Cleanliness

    suitable for single person or work travelling

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 December 2017

    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    value for money

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 December 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The bathroom is dirty

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 December 2017

    • Couple
    • Superior Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Is good for a trip

    Is good for a trip

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 November 2017

    • Couple
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Breakfast choices

    With car park

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 November 2017

    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Dirty bathroom. Please clean properly.

    Nearby Penang GH, convenient parking, friendly guard.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 November 2017

    • Solo traveller
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Breakfast dan noisy

    Sarapan tidak enak. Tempat tidur OK lah

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 November 2017

    • Couple
    • Superior Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Check in time is very late and check out is veri early

    Simple booking prosedure

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 November 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Superior Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Clean and staff friendly

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The staff were friendly and really helpful.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 September 2017

    • Group
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    room smell

    better water heater

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    its quite center in a city but just away enough from the hustle bustle

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Parking

    The place close to eating places

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very Good People

    Very Lovely & Friendly Staff

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 August 2017

    • Couple
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    I suggest to prepare colgate , tooth brush , coffee and tea,

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 31 July 2017

    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The room was so-so, aircond was not working properly, dusty, breakfast provided very poor

    None

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 July 2017

    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Staff was not cooperative, we were informed that our booking was not in their system.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Stay here is quite convenient

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Its ok-lah. Value for money.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Breakfast

    Pricing

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The breakfast was cold

    Simple basic facilities

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 June 2017

    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Had to keep reconnect to the wifi Breakfast food didn't taste nice

    The newly renovated rooms

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Prefer to have a simple buffet breakfast.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Everything, the flush is not working, tv is all black, the aircond also does not well functioning,

    None

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 May 2017

    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Why no wifi

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Deluxe Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The room was just nice for two and comfortable...

    Stayed in April 2017

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