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Ryokan @ Muntri Street
62, Muntri Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia   |  
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Singapore
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic service, beautiful, clean and great location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I was here with 40 of my students, and 4 colleagues. We took up the entire hostel and despite the number of people, the staff were cool, and handled everything well. Big Kudos to Luffy! You are the best! From helping to arrange for catering, to booking of transportation, to even being our guide! Thank you for everything! (Your boss should give you a big raise!!)

The beds were nice, toilets were clean, with nice smelling fragrance. We loved the Luxury rooms which came with our own toilet and showers.

The area around Ryokan is absolutely lovely- being near to eateries, and the interesting Love Lane. Big al fresco Food Court that opens late is just 5 mins walk away.

Love it so much, we will definitely be back!!

Room Tip: Best luxury room, is 103, furthest away from the dining area and lounge area as it was quiet. The lo...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

Great value and so clean and the staff go out of their way to help you with anything! Will be back soon to stay with them! :)
Fast wifi and bean bags and food and drinks and clean bathrooms and brochures and maps and push bikes anuthung that you could need ever!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

stay for 2 night in "LUXURY by RYOKAN", except some noise cause by walking wooden made building. overall good for value, chic, you can meet new friend, friendly staff, location near a lot delicious local penang food.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

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 :)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

ideally located in the centre of george town. japanese style chic hostel with very friendly and accomodating staff. definately will stay here again if I am in Penang again. locacted just off Love Lane. great for the night food stalls, try the penang assam laksa and the curry mee.
i found the rooms spotless, they serve a fantastic breakfast.

Room Tip: if you can afford it go for your own room. its worth the extra.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Stayed there alone in the 6-bed mixed dorm for 2 nights. A new concept B&B with great facilities and friendly staffs. Comfy bed. Clean environment too. Love the rain shower with hot/cold function. Nice American breakfast. Feels good to just chill indoor at Ryokun Penang. But something should be done to the wooden floor on floor above..some guests tend to just stomp their feet on it causing noises. Overall, Ryokun Penang is highly recommended for budget travellers who are still looking for a nice place to sleep in at night.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I stayed there for 2 nights with one of my backpack friend and we LOVE it. Both of us are girls but we wanted to keep it a low budget trip, so we picked the 6 bed-dorm. Everything were very new, and compare to many hostel in Malaysia, this is considered very very nice. I like their service, and the hostel is very safe(Because they kinda have a curfew that they're locking the door at night), plus the location is great. I also met someone very special there at my dorm (thanks Ryokan! We talked all night at the lounge area). I also like their shower area, but it gets busy in the morning so be there very early(or very late) to avoid waiting for the bathroom queue. Also, sometimes the air-con might be a lil too cold for me. But I'll definitely come back!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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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 ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 41 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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