Ymca Hostel - Penang

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

On-site parking

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Air conditioning

In-room air conditioning

Laundry
Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Coffee shop

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

Coming with currency exchange, a safety deposit box and a business center, Ymca Hostel offers a designated smoking place, an elevator, a car park and a meeting room as well.

The venue is 1.6 km away from Penang Hill, Penang Jetty and Gurney Paragon. A 10-minute walk takes guests to the wine bar Maple Palace Restaurant.

The great location of Ymca Hostel enables direct access to Penang International airport.

Rooms

Ymca Hostel comprises 36 rooms fitted with individual climate control, a laptop safe, flat-screen television, a closet and hi-fi. Many comfortable rooms feature beds with foam pillows and linens.

Services

This affordable hostel offers 24-hour reception, laundry and dry cleaning.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   36.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Coffee shop

Sports & Fitness

  • Badminton
  • Yoga class

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Bidet
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • 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

One child
0 - 6 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no cribs provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

211, Jalan Macalister, Penang, Malaysia

Get directions
City Center
  • Penang
    1.8 km
Airports
  • Penang International (PEN)
    15.3 km
Restaurants
  • Maple Palace Restaurant (cuisine: Chinese, Malaysian)
    460 m
  • Dining Room - Macalister Mansion (cuisine: French, Contemporary)
    680 m
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    36

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
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Ymca photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Seating area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service

Ymca Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Penang Hill4.3 km

Popular areas

  • City Center3.0 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Khoo Kongsi2.7 km
  • Fort Cornwallis3.2 km
  • Penang Jetty3.3 km

Local attractions

  • Penang Botanical Gardens1.6 km
    Jalan Air Terjun, Georgetown
  • Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple2.1 km
    Jalan Kebun Bunga, Georgetown
  • Pinang Peranakan Museum3.0 km
    29 Church Street, Georgetown
  • Komtar1.9 km
    Georgetown, Penang IslandMalaysia
  • Ibox Museum of Glass Penang2.5 km
    80-O Jalan Mount Erskine, Georgetown

Near the hostel

  • Penang Hill1.2 km
    Georgetown, Penang IslandMalaysia
  • Wat Chayamangkalaram1.2 km
    Lorong Burma, Georgetown
  • P Ramlee Gallery1.3 km
    40A Jalan P Ramlee (formerly Counter Hall), Georgetown
  • Dharmikarama Burmese Temple1.2 km
    Lorong Burma, Georgetown
  • Acheen Street Mosque1.2 km
    Georgetown, Penang IslandMalaysia

Restaurants nearby

  • Maple Palace Restaurant460 m

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

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

  • The Cellar - Macalister Mansion680 m

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

    95% likes this, based on 29 reviews

  • Marshall's Burger720 m

    Address: 124-C, Jalan Burma

    62% likes this, based on 46 reviews

  • Dining Room - Macalister Mansion680 m

    Address: 228 Macalister Road
    Phone: 604-2283 888

    86% likes this, based on 32 reviews
    Cuisine: French, Contemporary
    Price Range: CAD 15 - CAD 130

  • Hot Wok700 m

    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
  • Number of rooms:
    36
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Ymca Reviews

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

Average guest rating

6.8out of 10
Very good
Based on 20 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

hostel Ymca Hostel - Penang Penang location
Show big map »

Hostel Address:

211, Jalan Macalister, Penang, Malaysia

Get directions
City Center
  • Penang
    1.8 km
Airports
  • Penang International (PEN)
    15.3 km
Restaurants
  • Maple Palace Restaurant (cuisine: Chinese, Malaysian)
    460 m
  • Dining Room - Macalister Mansion (cuisine: French, Contemporary)
    680 m
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    36