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YMCA International Hostel Penang

211, Jalan Macalister, George Town, Penang Island 10450 , Malaysia
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there for a course trip with my mom.The first day when i checked in they gave me a room in the 4 th floor and when i opened the door, there was a bad smell coming from the room.When i sit in the bed even the bad smell was worst.Immediately i went to the lobby and requested for... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

In my opinion, this hotel is not bed. The room quite small and old but clean (it's quite cheap 2). The location is not the best, it's not near the old town or any landscape but it's very quiet. If u rent a car to explore this city, u can choose this hotel. Quiet and clean are what i'm looking... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Recently refurbished and well-equipped with workshop/meeting arrangements. Houses two restaurants which offer a wide range of cuisines. Right opposite Island Hospital, Penang. Accessible as cabs are always available right in front of doorstep.

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Seneca Falls, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

there is no perfect hotel any where in the world. It all depends on what you value and your expectation. for instance. What I can share with you on my experience is most hotels don't maintain their air conditioning well in their guest rooms so that would make your stay in Penang very uncomfortable in you are looking to retire... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Stayed in the hostel for 3 days 2 nights for a workshop. The hostel lived up to its motto “Your Home Away from Home”. Staff friendly and helpful especially the receptionists. Free tourist leaflets on Penang Island are readily available. Free Wifi though slow. Rooms spartan – air con; hot/cold shower; bath towels provided; TV facilities - all in working... More 

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Semarang, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I stayed in this hostel because my dad had a plan to take medication in Island Hospital. This hostel was recommended by my health advisor because its exactly in front of Island hospital. 1. Price: very affordable (start from 82RM) 2. Room: nice, clean white bedding, with old furnitures and old matress. (old tube-tv, old styled AC, etc) 3. Bath:... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Overall a pleasant experience. Aircond is cold. Beds comfy. They have astro channels ESPN and Starmovie so u wun really get bored. Internet wise is sufficient enough to facebook, email, though i didnt stream , Speedtest was 4MBPs. Breakfast was either bread cheese ham or a plate of fried noodle with egg. Enough for me i guess. The room is... More 

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India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Rooms are big and clean ,but bathrooms are quite smaller.breakfast is not what you can call breakfast,it is too small,infact very very small and limited.it does not fill your stomach.receptionist are helpful.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We chose this hotel as it's near Island hospital where our Doctor is. Island hospital is really2 close.. 1 minute walk literally..Environment has no food area unless restaurant below and hospital cafetaria. Room space is enough for twin beds, quite dirty with dusty rug and lots mosquitos, but you can ask them to spray. All the amenities from ac, tv... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Decent stay in YMCA. In fact, quite affordable and with a somewhat central location. Take a cab to the nearby Red Rock Hotel to try the street food around the area. Suppose to have wifi available but always can't get it probably due to heavy usage. Won't mind going back again for the cheap lodging! Free breakfast is somewhat disappointing,... More 

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