This hostel was so brilliant that instead of staying for 2 days we stayed for 10. I cannot recommend it enough. It is really welcoming, and the owner, David is a total legend, who will go out of his way to make sure you enjoy your time in Penang as much as possible. Also one of the common rooms has an upright piano so people like to gather and play :)
Between all the staff ( they employ other travellers long term) most languages are spoken, but they also have vast local knowledge.
The best beds I have ever stayed in a hostel - really really good mattressess in custom made bunks that have curtains the whole way round for privacy. The dorms were immaculately clean, and decorated in a modern, classy style. At the end of our dorm there was a chill out area, and loads of plug sockets for charging things. All aircon :)
The showers are powerful and warm and very clean, and there is always loo roll and soap. Downstairs there is a shop that sells normal things but also stuff like superglue that you really need. Next door their cafe sells really good western food ( they make their own sausages and burgers - soooo good!) and in the evening it turns into a welcoming bar with beers only 5 rm! They are also right in the centre of loads of amazing street food as well as restuarants, bars, laundry places, travel shops as well as the street art and temples George town is famous for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our fully air-conditioned rooms and dorms are fully equipped with all the weary traveler needs, with free wifi, chiropractic beds and much more. Reception is also 24 h with a abundance of hawker stalls lining the street at night to offer all of Penang's famous foods. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Super K Hostel Penang/George Town