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Ryokan @ Muntri Street
62, Muntri Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia   |  
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Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Well-located, quiet, and clean”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I stayed in Ryokan for a week. It was really nice and clean. The staff was also very helpful and friendly. Apart from that, the hostel is well-located. If you would just like to chill, this would be a perfect place because Muntri St. is pretty quiet, but still very central and close to the attractions. I would recommend staying in Ryokan while in Georgetown and I would definitely stay here again when I go back to Penang.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Banjarmasin, Indonesia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Its a pleasure that i choose the right hostel to stay, its clean and tidy. The breakfast is nice and the relax corner is very comfortable. The staff is very helpfull to share some information. Its really worth the price.

Room Tip: I stayed in mix dorm room and didn't have any problem with.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I stayed for several nights in one of the mixed dorm rooms and it was great. The place is very quiet and clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful. If you are looking for a quiet hostel that is very clean this is the place to go.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Beijing, Beijing, China
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Stayed in a six bed "loft-style" room for two nights. The staffs of this hostel are really friendly and helpful. Don't hesitate to ask them any question. :) Pretty enjoyed the facilities as well, especially the large and comfortable bed!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I stayed in a private room which had cable TV airconditioning and was clean. The bed was comfortable and large. I slept well. The staff were particularily helpful with bus information and eating suggestions.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Ryokan is a stylish and clean hostel with a number of dorm rooms (and a few private rooms). Many of the rooms are quite small and the bunk beds are crammed into them with pretty much no extra space. I stayed in a 4 bed dorm room the first night and in the 6 bed "loft" the second night (the "loft" was more spacious). The location is excellent and is close to great restaurants, the historical sights, shopping centers, and the local bus station.

During my stay I was the only caucasian "backpacker" in the place. Everyone else was either Chinese, Japanese, or Malaysian. I mention this because it gave the hostel a different sort of atmosphere than other hostels who have more of an international backpacker clientele. Most of the other guests were groups of young Chinese people and they didn't seem interested in talking to me.

Noise wise, I moved to Ryokan from another hostel because the other place had lots of traffic noise which was keeping me awake. Ryokan had zero traffic noise, but plenty of noise from the other guests. I don't know if it is a Chinese thing, but nobody seemed to care that people were trying to sleep. They would talk very loudly at all hours (even 3am), run (yes run) down the hallway, and generally seemed intent on making as much noise as humanly possible. This has been pointed out in other reviews, and was an issue both nights I stayed here.

Room Tip: Rooms closer to the shared bathrooms seem to be noisier.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Stayed for 3nights in Ryonkan in Penang. Staff is very friendly and helped me a lot , rooms are clean and simple,We got fresh towels and blankets. Can definitely recommend this hostel!
You must have a padlock to lock your locker.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ryokan @ Muntri Street

Address: 62, Muntri Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 44 Specialty Lodging in Georgetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fulfilling everything a flashpacker need, our boutique hostel redefines the true meaning of flashpacking by providing affordable accommodation in a chic environment which guarantees fun, comfort and security. ... more   less 
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