Ymca - Penang

211, Jalan Macalister, Penang, Malaysiashow map
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Very goodBased on  20 reviews
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
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

Restaurant

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

TV

Flat-screen TV

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
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Spa & Leisure

  • 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
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Maple Palace RestaurantMaple Palace Restaurant1600 ft47, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah
Dining Room - Macalister MansionDining Room - Macalister Mansion2200 ft228 Macalister Road
The Cellar - Macalister MansionThe Cellar - Macalister Mansion2200 ft228 Macalister Road
Hot WokHot Wok2400 ft124 E&F, Jalan Burma
Ivy's Nyonya CuisineIvy's Nyonya Cuisine2700 ft58 Jln Chow Thye
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Penang HillPenang Hill2.7 mi
KomtarKomtar1.1 mi Georgetown, Penang IslandMalaysia
Khoo KongsiKhoo Kongsi1.6 mi18 Lebuh Cannon
Fort CornwallisFort Cornwallis2.0 miLeboh Light
Kek Lok Si TempleKek Lok Si Temple3.1 miNo. 1, Tokong Kek Lok Si, Georgetown
Queensbay MallQueensbay Mall6.1 mi100 Persiaran Bayan Indah
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Getting around
Airports
Penang International (PEN)9.5 mi
Taiping (TPG)47.2 mi
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Reviews
6.8
Very goodBased on  20  reviews
  • 6.6
    Good

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

    Just the location

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

  • 6.6
    Good

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    good value for money

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

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Clean and Tidy

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

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    A affordable hotel with good necessary facilities

  • 6.2
    Good

    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!!

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    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....

  • 6.6
    Good

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

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

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

    no complaints

  • 7.4
    Very good

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

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 6.8
    Very good

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Good ambience,feel at home,. Wi fi facility

    Rooms are small, and so also the breakfast

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  20 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Penang International (PEN)9.5 mi
Taiping (TPG)47.2 mi
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