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Semarang, Indonesia
Reviewed 15 September 2014

I stayed in this hostel because my dad had a plan to take medication in Island Hospital. This hostel was recommended by my health advisor because its exactly in front of Island hospital. 1. Price: very affordable (start from 82RM) 2. Room: nice, clean white bedding, with old furnitures and old matress. (old tube-tv, old styled AC, etc) 3. Bath:...

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Overall a pleasant experience. Aircond is cold. Beds comfy. They have astro channels ESPN and Starmovie so u wun really get bored. Internet wise is sufficient enough to facebook, email, though i didnt stream , Speedtest was 4MBPs. Breakfast was either bread cheese ham or a plate of fried noodle with egg. Enough for me i guess. The room is...

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India
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Rooms are big and clean ,but bathrooms are quite smaller.breakfast is not what you can call breakfast,it is too small,infact very very small and limited.it does not fill your stomach.receptionist are helpful.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 28 March 2014

We chose this hotel as it's near Island hospital where our Doctor is. Island hospital is really2 close.. 1 minute walk literally..Environment has no food area unless restaurant below and hospital cafetaria. Room space is enough for twin beds, quite dirty with dusty rug and lots mosquitos, but you can ask them to spray. All the amenities from ac, tv...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 14 March 2014

Decent stay in YMCA. In fact, quite affordable and with a somewhat central location. Take a cab to the nearby Red Rock Hotel to try the street food around the area. Suppose to have wifi available but always can't get it probably due to heavy usage. Won't mind going back again for the cheap lodging! Free breakfast is somewhat disappointing,...

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 1 February 2014

I have schedule for medical check up in Hospital Island so i booked YMCA for 2 nights because the location is just a few step from the hospital. The room rate is reasonable. i paid rm 72 / night for twin sharing room. The room is big enough, clean and the most important thing is : YMCA has some helpfull...

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1Thank lucyliestiyo
Ohio City, Ohio
Reviewed 24 August 2013

I stay in Thailand for more than a month and after they give you 1 month visa you need to extend it through pennang and there is some agency taking care, But i will recommend to do by your self cheapest way. Good value for money, good service people,, and near to Thailand consulate, I prefer to stay in this...

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Banjarmasin, Indonesia
Reviewed 14 August 2013

YMCA is the one of the closest hotel to Island Hospital, where are the Doctor specialists be. You just walk & across the street of Macalister Road, You can find the hospital already. Very flexible place. The room spacious, make able for 3 people inside. Clean enough & the service good. They prepared 2 bottled mineral water already. Just reminded...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Do your homework and compare YMCA with other places that charge this amount instead of with hotels. We booked the deluxe twin rooms (90 rm a night) and were blown away. Good sturdy wooden furniture, enough space to fully lay out two luggages (and stroll around them too!), comfortable beds, ensuite bathrooms. Cannot understate how I appreciated the cleanliness of...

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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 13 May 2013

Stayed here with friends. The room has its own ref, tv and hot and cold shower. Ample space to move around and the sheets and towels are regularly changed by the helpful staff. Breakfast is free but don't expect too much. We took the cab around Penang so I dont really know if there are commuter buses around this quiet...

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Additional Information about YMCA International Hostel Penang

Address: Ymca International Hostel Jalan Macalister, George Town, Penang Island 10450, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: $27 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — YMCA International Hostel Penang 2*
Number of rooms: 71
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YMCA International Hostel Penang George Town
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“Take advantage of the complimentary breakfast, it is top notch”
GavinWA, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“YMCA Hostel Well centered location”
IROCCI, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
“ROOMS are Smelly”
RamSam777, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Do not get a room facing the main road. Traffic can be heavy till late night.”
AvidTraveller007Ip, 19 Oct 2014 | Read review
“street view room is the best for me.”
youyi, 15 Sep 2014 | Read review
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