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Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed in this hostel for 3 nights. Location is super, near pubs, good restaurants, 7Eleven and bus stops to Penang National Park and Penang Hill for example. Clean rooms, clean bathrooms, good breakfast, free drinking water and even a bar to order a beer or soda. Staff is very helpful, I have to mention Mac in particular. I can recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great stay into this Hostel, probably the best one during our Malaysia trip. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Our room had AC and beds were quite comfortable. The place was clean and quiet, with good toilets and showers. Breakfasts were also good. Very recommendable.

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Thank markonte
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Clean rooms, clean bathrooms, plenty of spaces to chill out. The staff were very helpful and friendly, helped us find good food and book buses. The hostel has a great atmosphere, I would defiantly recommend a stay here!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent 1 night in Ryokan Muntri's 4 bed dorm. Having stayed in numerous hostels acrossed south east Asia, I was thoroughly impressed with the cleanliness and levels of service at this hostel. Upon arrival I was checked in within minutes, and provided with a towell and bedding. The showers were clean and spacious and the dorms were well ventilated with... More 

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Thank AyDee88
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about this hostel was excellent -- had no issues during the length of my stay. From the staff that was incredibly accommodating, to the free cookies that were a sweet bonus, the Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel truly deserves the reviews it gets on here. Plus Mac (the manager?) is a pretty chill and funny guy... made it feel homey... More 

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Thank Tatyana S
Ryokan M, Manager at Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Tatyana, Thank you so much for your review !!! Hope everything goes well with you and enjoy Thailand. Your positive energy will bring you to good places ...... and we all loved having you stayed with us at Ryokan. Mack says thank you for your kind words and you've made him a happy man. Stay safe & enjoy life... More 

Oakland, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Positive: Well located, very friendly and helpful staff, mostly functioning wifi, clean and magnificent showers, daily housekeeping, complementary towels, relatively clean overall, felt safe and secure, and promptly responded to an AC issue. Negative: Small rooms with no windows (felt cave like and a bit claustrophobic), a consistent and pungent odor throughout the hostel (a durian/foot combo, most likely because... More 

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Thank Rebecca K
Ryokan M, Guest Relations Manager at Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca, Thank you for your review and glad you liked George Town. Given the limitations and restrictions of the heritage buildings, we try our best to deliver a total package for all budget travellers into this great UNESCO town. We provide 'Unilimited' servings of breakfast which normally include toasts and jam, rice, noodles, eggs and rotis and all these... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ryokan Muntri offered me the best breakfast I've ever had in a hostel in Malaysia. It was super busy over the weekend, then became much quieter. The beanbags upstairs were the perfect place to wile away a rainy afternoon.

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Thank Bea L
Ryokan M, General Manager at Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Bea L, Thank you for much for your review and we are very glad that you rated us highly. Yes I believe we are offering very good value for money for any hostel in Malaysia and sometimes some travellers are comparing Malaysian prices to Thailand prices, which can be an unfair comparison. Thank you and we will continue to... More 

Arnhem, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for three nights and definitely enjoyed it! Stayed in a four bed female dorm. Absolutely loved the rainshower. Mac, one of the staff, made u feel at home when travelling alone, super helpfull and friendly! Location is good and central. Breakfast was fine, a nice addition would be to add fruit to the breakfast. It can be quite... More 

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Thank anouschka164
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7 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ryokan served us well, the free breakfast was nice and featured toast, eggs (hard and soft boiled), chicken sausages and roti. The room was also clean. However, the pillows were like boulders and were rather uncomfortable and the toilets could be cleaner. If you are looking to socialise as a solo traveller I would suggest somewhere else as the atmosphere... More 

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Thank ciaranbreslin
Ryokan M, Guest Relations Manager at Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Ciaranbreslin, Thank you for your review and I will certainly pass on the pillows and toilet comment. Enjoy your journey ahead. From, Ryokan Team More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice hostel and the bedrooms were very clean. The breakfast was good (toast/eggs/jam/sausage/roti) although there wasn't much socialising. It was in a good location (easy to get to Love Lane and the food market). However, the pillows are rock solid and very uncomfortable!!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of UNESCO Heritage Zone of GeorgeTown, Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel is the preferred choice of travellers into Penang. Perfectly nestled in the quiet street of Lebuh Muntri (Street) and walking distance to Love Lane and Chulia Street where all the bars and street foods are. Little India and China Town is only a stone's throw away, so are Peranakan Museum and Komtar (tallest building) Ryokan Muntri has a total of 58 dorm beds and 4 private rooms and we usually play host to big group of young adults. Front desk is manned 7am - 11pm and we can arrange for out of hours check in. We have a mixture of 6 or 4 beds dormitory rooms, ideal for small groups of travellers. Bikes are available for hire and GeorgeTown is a cycling-friendly city. Free Wifi throughout the property and Ryokan Muntri also features a games area. Guests can enjoy our 24-hour Free Cookies at the bar counter, and water dispenser. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel

Address: 62 Lebuh Muntri, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: $15 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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