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Ymca - Penang

211, Jalan Macalister, Penang, Malaysia  show map
 2 stars
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Ymca - Penang

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

On-site car park

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Air conditioning
Laundry

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

The comfortable 2-star Ymca Georgetown Hostel is set in a commercial area within 25 minutes' walk from Gurney Drive. Founded in 1959, the hostel underwent a complete renovation in 2011. Including such amenities like currency exchange, an elevator, a safety deposit box, a conference room and a baggage storage, the venue offers friendly services as well.

Komtar is 20 minutes' walk away. Within a 10-minute walk guests can dine in Dining Room and Maple Palace Restaurant.

It is less than 25 minutes by car to Penang International airport.

Rooms

The hostel provides rooms like Premium Double Room, Single Room, Deluxe Twin Room and Twin Room with complimentary wireless internet, individual climate control, television with satellite channels, an individual safe and IDD phone. The beds in the comfortable rooms feature foam pillows and linens. Bathrooms come with showers and bidets. Hairdryers, complimentary toiletries and towels are provided in bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Dishes of Chinese cuisine are served in the poolside restaurant. Hot drinks are offered in the coffee bar.

Services

Guests can take advantage of shuttle service, dry cleaning and room service.

Relax

A free private car park, an outdoor swimming pool and a Jacuzzi will make a stay in Penang a very pleasant one.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   71.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • No wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • Bicycle storage
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun loungers
  • Garden area
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Garden view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no cots provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

211, Jalan Macalister, Penang, Malaysia

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Airports
Restaurants
  • Maple Palace Restaurant (cuisine: Chinese, Malaysian)
    1600 ft
  • Dining Room - Macalister Mansion (cuisine: French, Contemporary)
    2200 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    71

Rooms and availability

Ymca photos Exterior Hotel information
Superior Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Wardrobe
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Bidet
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Ymca photos Room
Deluxe Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Seating area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Bidet
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Pay films
  • Radio
Premium Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Media:Cable TV
  • Pay films
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Premium Room, 2 Twin Beds

Ymca Location

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Local attractions

  • Komtar1.1 mi
    Georgetown, Penang IslandMalaysia
  • Fort Cornwallis2.0 mi
    Leboh Light
  • Queensbay Mall6.1 mi
    100 Persiaran Bayan Indah
  • Khoo Kongsi1.6 mi
    18 Lebuh Cannon
  • Kek Lok Si Temple3.1 mi
    No. 1, Tokong Kek Lok Si, Georgetown

Restaurants nearby

  • Maple Palace Restaurant1600 ft

    Address: 47, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah
    Phone: 4-227 9690

    61% likes this, based on 31 reviews
    Cuisine: Chinese, Malaysian

  • The Cellar - Macalister Mansion2200 ft

    Address: 228 Macalister Road
    Phone: +(60)42283888

    95% likes this, based on 29 reviews

  • Ivy's Nyonya Cuisine2700 ft

    Address: 58 Jln Chow Thye
    Phone: 013-4337878

    72% likes this, based on 158 reviews
    Cuisine: Nonya
    Price Range: USD 8 - USD 12

  • Dining Room - Macalister Mansion2200 ft

    Address: 228 Macalister Road
    Phone: 604-2283 888

    86% likes this, based on 32 reviews
    Cuisine: French, Contemporary
    Price Range: USD 12 - USD 102

  • Hot Wok2400 ft

    Address: 124 E&F, Jalan Burma

    79% likes this, based on 5 reviews
    Cuisine: Malaysian

Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    71
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Ymca Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Ymca

6.8
Very goodBased on20 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    6.6

    It was good, clean and staff were helpful, a bit far out of the way though

    Just the location

  • Family with children
    7.0

    Package deal comes with breakfast plus free theSun newspaper (self-collect from the reception counter).

    The one-way road system of Macalister Road - it's this so-near-yet-so-far experience driving - to get to the location of the hotel.

  • Family with children
    6.6

    It seems to be a safe and quiet place to stay, The receptionist was friendly and well-mannered. Ample parking space. Still recommend it because the price is reasoable,

    (i) I stayed for 2 days at YMCA and needed WIFI for my work. The WIFI was not working and the receptionist doesnt seems to know why. Only after a few inquiries did someone tell me that wifi was under repair, Until the day I left there is still no wifi. (ii) Penang is very famous for its food but your complimentary breakfast is way out of expectation.It's way below the average standard in Penang. My suggestion is if your hotel cant provide a Penang-standard breakfast, then please do not provide supplimentary breakfast. Do you Google map to find the right direction to go to the hotel. Many parts of Macalister Road is one-way, Google Earth shows a road without indication of which direction to drive. The triple room is too small for 3 person. The triple room I stayed in Taiping budget hotel was much bigger.

  • Family with children
    7.0

    good value for money

    our AC didn't have remote control and we had to get staff to help every time.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Clean and Tidy

    I like this Hotel though, however, for such facilities provided, they should lower the price a little bit more.

  • Family with children
    8.2

    A affordable hotel with good necessary facilities

  • Group of friends
    6.2

    The room was very clean, as was the private bathroom. Air conditioning working and effective, and rooms kept noise out very well.

    The hostel is not in a very good location if you are looking to spend much time in George Town. Not many bus routes go past the YMCA, and Jln Macalistair is deceptively long!!

  • Couple
    4.6

    I wouldn't recommend this hotel to my worst enemies. The location is horrible (25 minutes by bus to the city...). In the morning they serve you cold eggs and old toast for breakfast. In your room you can smell the sweat of the people who are playing badminton in the gym. And besides that, it's very noisy! We're backpackers, so pretty used to sleeping in bad accomodations, but YMCA Penangs has been really one of our worst....

  • Family with children
    6.6

    comfortable stay, friendly servicing staff and the hotel location is accesible to other interesting place.

  • Family with children
    10.0

    the room were clean and they provide hot water and warm water to drink

    no complaints

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    is value for money,comfortable for college students like us,helpful of the staffs here.

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    Very clean and the fact that the Church was just outside made it feel safe to sleep. :-))

    Nothing except that it was difficult to check in at the beginning as the staff could not locate my name and that was a problem.

  • Older travelers
    6.8

    Good value for moneyand reasonable service and essential equipment such as electric kettle and towels. Size of room is adequate.

    The carpet should be deep cleaned as I and my wife both experienced bitten by fleas for all the 3 nights that we stayed while working on my netbook computer on the desk. The internet explorer regularly disconnected while you are using it.

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    Good ambience,feel at home,. Wi fi facility

    Rooms are small, and so also the breakfast

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

211, Jalan Macalister, Penang, Malaysia

Get directions
Airports
Restaurants
  • Maple Palace Restaurant (cuisine: Chinese, Malaysian)
    1600 ft
  • Dining Room - Macalister Mansion (cuisine: French, Contemporary)
    2200 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    71