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Muntri House
2.0 of 5 Guest house   |   No.48,Muntri Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #34 of 104 Georgetown B&B and Inns
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“Basic and simple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Stayed for a night in Jul14 over a Saturday night stopover. Place is interesting as it retained a lot of the old charm of such an old house. Having said that, it was too dim, even at 3pm when we checked in (place is a lot dimmer than the photos).

It was a good experience and one of the better hostels I have stayed. Wifi works well and the bathing facilities are adequate. Check-in was slow as it was peak period. Breakfast was simple fare - bananas, bread with peanut butter, jam. A point to note, you take off your shoes at the base of the stairs before walking up a long flight. The top floor is only suitable for those who can climb. The walls are very thin and ear-plugs will be useful for light sleepers.

Good location overall and the stops outside are of an era long gone. Interesting historical place and recommended for another visit.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Penang Island, Malaysia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Stayed in a mixed dorm. Reception is kind and helpful. Lounge area spacious, but lighting could be more brighter, and nicer if more power point are provided.

Breakfast is free of charge. Coffee and tea round the clock.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Just everything you need for a good rest after travelling the whole day. I really like this place and ended up extending my stay for another couple days. The price is really unbeatable and i particularly like the chinese heritage feel and decorations of the hostel.It makes me feel so comfortable and just like home.Ans for the room is good size and very clean.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This was one of the better hostels I have stayed in as I have traveled around the world. The building was British ex colonial with a huge entrance where you can sit for breakfast, watch TV or talk with friends. Walking through to the rooms there is a small pond with fish. In the back there is a computer room with free fast computer and smoking room at back which is suggested that you use as the authorities don't like smoking outside. The rooms were clean and tidy and cool. For the price this hostel is very good value.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Decorated with Chinese traditional furniture. Nice staff, and excellent location. 10 minutes walk to Komtar where the airport bus 401 stops. Plenty if local food stalls within 5 mins walk and the major attractions are short walk as well.The area is quiet. The facilities includes drink machine, all-day coffee, iron, wifi, hairdryer and more.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I got myself a single bedded room. I had trouble sleeping for the night as the on the floor air conditioning unit was really noisy, felt like i am sleeping in an aeroplane cabin. Everything else was fine, but there could be rooms for improvement.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Muntri House is located near Love Lane on the quieter Muntri Street and in a great location for anyone looking to explore Georgetown. An interesting old building, it has not been renovated to quite the standard of similar hotels in the area but for the price is well worth considering.

Beware the thin walls, spongy hallway 'carpet' and few shared bathrooms for many people. Enjoy the random assortment of old furniture and people!

Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Muntri House

Address: No.48,Muntri Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 104 B&Bs / Inns in Georgetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Muntri House 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
People tell us there’s no such thing as a budget boutique hotel and we know that superb service with heritage concepts rooms all come at a price but it doesn’t have to be at Muntri House. A stay at Muntri House is enhanced by the presence of fine art collections and antiques of the Chinese heritage along with modern comfort of air-conditioning, & Internet facilities. Located at the city centre and heritage trail with easy access to main attractions such as Penang Chinese Town Hall, Kuan Yin Teng Temple, St Georges Church, Prangin Mall shopping complex and many more impressive clan house and also night life entertainment within close reach. ... more   less 
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Muntri House Penang/Georgetown

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