Ymca International Hostel - George Town

ex. Ymca Penang

211, Jalan Macalister, George Town, Malaysiashow map
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Highlights
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.

Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel 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
Wi-Fi
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

  • Free shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun loungers
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Garden view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • 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

  • Curtains
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1.  There are no cots provided in a room. 
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 Times SquarePenang Times Square5000 ft
Gurney ParagonGurney Paragon1.0 mi
Penang Turf ClubPenang Turf Club1.0 mi
Rainbow Skywalk at KomtarRainbow Skywalk at Komtar1.1 mi
1st Avenue Penang1st Avenue Penang1.2 mi
Gurney PlazaGurney Plaza1.1 mi
Prangin MallPrangin Mall1.2 mi
Pinang Peranakan MansionPinang Peranakan Mansion1.8 mi
Wonderfood MuseumWonderfood Museum1.9 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
7.0
Very goodBased on  50  reviews
  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The location and the activities in and around YMCA

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    I like the place, so friendly and quiet. The internet connection is good too. The place is situated in between malls so it is just a good location.

    I wish there will be variety of food for breakfast though its good but if its always the same food you eat every morning, you will get bored with the tasted.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    room was neat and with all expected facilities. reception was very helpful. temples are nearby. relaxed atmosphere !

    some more choice of veg. food in the canteen ! ( kids enjoyed the non veg though !!

  • 7.0
    Very good

    really nice stay in ymca,it is in good lacation,good maintainance,low cost,it is good for family stay also

    for outside countrypeople like india,food provided in breackfast is not good for vegitarion.in TV international news channel should be there for time pass.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Budget and the location of course.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    the people at the desk are very helpfull and friendly.I liked the atmosphere.I was surprised by the restaurant.We game in late and it was very confinient for us that we could eat.

    i missed a little fridge on my room.But further was the stay very good and have no complaints.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    the room was clean

    1.there was no room for the price i booked. Night clerk said he could do anything but give us more expencive room. 2. Internet is working only 8am - 10 pm. 3.we arrived at 11pm, and it was not possible to find food anywhere around, and alltogether place is in the middle of nowhere 4. the breakfast was not-eatable

  • 6.6
    Good

    It was a normal room, can't say I really like something about it.

    The room was pretty old and didn't have any sunlight.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Cleanlyness is very good

    Horrible breakfast...I stayed in many hi hostels in Europe and other places. No proper breakfast...It is simply worst ever i have seen.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    is comfortable, cheap and economic.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Cleanliness, helpfulness and discipline.

    I could not sleep or concentrate on my work in my room i.e. 340. My room window has glass flaps which are not air tight or soundproof. People who came for dance training making music or noises outside disturbed me.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    There was good service in the sense that when we requested for extra pillows, it was granted. Should have hair dryer in hotel room. However, internet service in room was not available..Have to be in certain part of the hotel.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Comfortable, clean, fair price with free wireless

  • 6.6
    Good

    It is just a pleasant place to stay; simply furnished and fairly comfortable for a short period.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    I wish the membership benefits of YMCA are linked, just like IYH

    The Triple room is challenge for space

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Highlights
Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1.  There are no cots provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Penang International (PEN)9.5 mi
Taiping (TPG)47.2 mi
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