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YMCA International Hostel Penang

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I stay here for check up purposes to accompany family check up in penang island hospital. Located just across the hospital lobby. easy access for family member to go rest. Standard old room but great location for people who need to check up in penang island hospital

Thank Frandy S
Penang Island, Malaysia
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94 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Stayed here once in 2015 over 2 days one night. The room rates were cheap and it is a no-frills hostel. Room was ok, cleanliness was average, Location is really great. There seems to be good & busy turnover of hostel accommodation guests. Safety-wise,I did not feel unsafe. I also did not find the front counter staff rude- i would... More 

Thank KarenHappuch
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We chose YMCA as it is really close to the Island Hospital Penang, just across the street literally. The hostel offered cheaper flat-rate rooms (18 rooms) for Island Hospital patients, which is RM 87 plus breakfast for 2, or maybe for other people who are on a medical 'trip' but I am not sure. The service was good, and the... More 

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4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel is located strategically in the midst of the Georgetown along the busy Macalister road. Across the road we see Hospital ISLAND which is one of the tourist destination for medical treatment. That makes it a wonderful short stay in this hotel. I see a lot of huge shady trees everywhere. About the room - it was ok but... More 

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Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

We had been stay from 5 May till 9 May at the room number 390, deluxe triple room. Upon check out I had forgot to pack my phone charges. We called hotel and mention this issue and the staff on duty had informed us that they had found the charges. So they will put under kiv room 390. But when... More 

Thank Cynthia C
Delft, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

I came with my perents for the medical purpose, and almost everyone stayed there came for the same reason. My mom and dad was not so fit. We arrived in the morning and my mom and I went for a while to find something to eat and leave my dad there because he can't walk and stand for too long,... More 

Thank Tesa K
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Budget hotel with ample of parking space. We could smell mold and sweat in the room, especially the bed. Most probably they didn't clean the room thoroughly. Poor toilet facilities as we have difficulties in flushing the toilet.

Thank Debbie C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

I think most people staying in this hostel are Island hospital guest like myself, since it is in walking distance. It is considered cheap subsequently the room is simple, but it is clean and tidy. Internet is fast, breakfast is minimal but enough. But since it is quite far from anywhere, just stay here if you bring your own vehicle.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Hostel had nice & clean rooms. Good facilities and free parking area. Half of the staff should not be working there. One embarrassed me & shouted at me without any reason. The lady at the check-in counter treated us in a judgmental & discriminating way & found it hard to relate with us (interracial couple). No professionalism at all. Guess... More 

Kajang, Malaysia
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56 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

A budget hostel with great location. Free and convenient parking available. Value for money. The WIFI is strong, but restricted to one gadget per password. It is the most comfortable and well run YMCA hostel in the country. Staff are courteous but not warm. Simple breakfast but sufficiently fill the stomach.

Thank SimonKajang

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Additional Information about YMCA International Hostel Penang

Address: Ymca International Hostel 211 Jalan Macalister, George Town, Penang Island 10450, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: RM98 - RM130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — YMCA International Hostel Penang 2*
Number of rooms: 71
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YMCA International Hostel Penang George Town
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“YMCA Hostel Well centered location”
 of 5 bubbles IROCCI, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
“ROOMS are Smelly”
 of 5 bubbles RamSam777, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Do not get a room facing the main road. Traffic can be heavy till late night.”
 of 5 bubbles AvidTraveller007Ip, 19 Oct 2014 | Read review
“street view room is the best for me.”
 of 5 bubbles youyi, 15 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Is a budget hotel,cannot expect more.”
 of 5 bubbles gosani, 6 Aug 2014 | Read review
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