I stayed at Ryokan for 3 nights while in Penang. My booking for a 6-bed dorm was upgraded to a 4-bed dorm because the hostel wasn't busy, which was nice. The location is great - right in the middle of the city, so the sights are within walking distance. The free breakfast is filling and a great bonus - eggs, sausage, toast and coffee / tea. Most importantly, the staff are very helpful with advice about things to do in the city as well as general travel plans. They dialled the numbers of hostels for the next city, so that I could make a reservation at my next destination.
The only downside (for some) might be the co-ed bathrooms, but this wasn't an issue for me as they are kept clean. Also, the property doesn't have a lift, but the receptionist carried my bag for me at check-in, so you only need to carry it down the stairs once when you leave :)
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ryokan @ Muntri Street Penang/George Town