As a couple keen to avoid backpacker haunts we tended to avoid hostels during our 4 months travelling round southeast Asia, but struggled a bit to find decent budget hotels in Georgetown and this place got such great reviews we decided to give it a go. We stayed 5 nights during low season, the first 4 in the double rooms on ground level and the last night (an extra as we couldn't book onto the train to KL we wanted) upstairs in the dorm rooms (which were more expensive). Though not ideal for a couple, I can see how the dorm rooms would be fantastic for friends or singles travelling, as they are really well set up and unique. The private double room downstairs was clean and comfy if small - a couple of hooks or a shelf would make a massive difference! The shared bathrooms were clean and modern (love the rain showers), though ideally we would prefer not to have to duck across the communal area in our towels to our room to get changed! The two ladies who run the place were very laid back and friendly (they made us feel very uncool!). On the last night they invited us to their Diwali party, which was a lovely gesture, if a bit weird to have a party going on full of the staff and their friends while we tried to sleep for our early start the next day! Location is fantastic, Little India was buzzing and we could walk to all the old town sites and get a bus easy to Penang Hill and the ferry terminals (even with carrying our backpacks). I would say this place is good value for Malaysia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A protected retreat of tranquility just for girls, in the heart of Georgetown. This entire hostel is female only and it comes with lots of extra little luxuries, including fluffy duvets, OPI nail lacquers and those extra finishing touches that make any break away from home a bit more special. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Queen's Hostel Penang/George Town