Ymca Penang Hostel - George Town

211, Jalan Macalister, George Town, Malaysia  show map
 2 stars
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Ymca Penang Hostel - George Town

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas


On-site parking

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Air conditioning

In-room air conditioning


Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant


Coffee shop


Flat-screen TV



Ymca Penang Hostel is a 2-star property in the center of George Town. A bunch of amenities including an elevator, a designated smoking place and a meeting room are available for guests.

Major George Town sights, such as Penang Botanic Gardens, Fort Cornwallis and Gurney Plaza are located nearby. The wine bar The Cellar is around 650 meters away.

Ymca Penang Hostel is a short commute from a bus stop.


This property comprises of 36 guestrooms. They are fitted with flat-screen television, climate control, an in-room safe, hi-fi and a writing desk. Many comfortable rooms feature beds with foam pillows and linens.

Eat & Drink

At the restaurant, local dishes are served.


Guests will have the use of dry cleaning, 24-hour front desk and laundry.


A free private car park, a safety deposit box and currency exchange will make a stay in George Town a very pleasant one.


Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   36.

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  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Coffee shop

Sports & Fitness

  • Badminton
  • Yoga class


  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds


  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Bidet
  • Room toiletries


  • Electric kettle


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



  • from  3 pm


  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no cribs provided in a room. 


  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hostel Address:

211, Jalan Macalister, George Town, Malaysia

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City Center
  • George Town
    1.8 km
  • Maple Palace Restaurant (cuisine: Chinese, Malaysian)
    500 m
  • Dining Room - Macalister Mansion (cuisine: French, Contemporary)
    650 m
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Deluxe Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed and 1 Single bed

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Ymca Penang Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center1.7 km
  • Gurney Drive2.2 km

Places of interest

  • Penang Times Square1.5 km
  • Gurney Paragon1.6 km

Shopping areas

  • Prangin Mall1.9 km
  • Gurney Plaza1.9 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Komtar1.8 km


  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion2.9 km

Local attractions

  • Penang Botanical Gardens1.7 km
    Jalan Air Terjun, Georgetown
  • Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple2.2 km
    Jalan Kebun Bunga, Georgetown
  • Pinang Peranakan Museum3.0 km
    29 Church Street, Georgetown
  • Komtar1.8 km
    Georgetown, Penang IslandMalaysia
  • Ibox Museum of Glass Penang2.5 km
    80-O Jalan Mount Erskine, Georgetown

Near the hostel

  • Penang Hill1.2 km
    Georgetown, Penang IslandMalaysia
  • Dharmikarama Burmese Temple1.2 km
    Lorong Burma, Georgetown
  • P Ramlee Gallery1.2 km
    40A Jalan P Ramlee (formerly Counter Hall), Georgetown
  • Acheen Street Mosque1.2 km
    Georgetown, Penang IslandMalaysia
  • Wat Chayamangkalaram1.2 km
    Lorong Burma, Georgetown

Restaurants nearby

  • Maple Palace Restaurant500 m

    Address: 47, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah
    Phone: 4-227 9690

    61% likes this, based on 31 reviews
    Cuisine: Chinese, Malaysian

  • The Cellar - Macalister Mansion650 m

    Address: 228 Macalister Road
    Phone: +(60)42283888

    95% likes this, based on 29 reviews

  • Ivy's Nyonya Cuisine820 m

    Address: 58 Jln Chow Thye
    Phone: 013-4337878

    72% likes this, based on 158 reviews
    Cuisine: Nonya
    Price Range: GBP 5 - GBP 8

  • Dining Room - Macalister Mansion650 m

    Address: 228 Macalister Road
    Phone: 604-2283 888

    86% likes this, based on 32 reviews
    Cuisine: French, Contemporary
    Price Range: GBP 8 - GBP 75

  • Hot Wok730 m

    Address: 124 E&F, Jalan Burma

    79% likes this, based on 5 reviews
    Cuisine: Malaysian

Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
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Ymca Penang Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Ymca Penang

Average guest rating

6.8out of 10
Very good
Based on 20 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single

    It was good, clean and staff were helpful, a bit far out of the way though

    Just the location

  • Family with children

    Package deal comes with breakfast plus free theSun newspaper (self-collect from the reception counter).

    The one-way road system of Macalister Road - it's this so-near-yet-so-far experience driving - to get to the location of the hotel.

  • Family with children

    It seems to be a safe and quiet place to stay, The receptionist was friendly and well-mannered. Ample parking space. Still recommend it because the price is reasoable,

    (i) I stayed for 2 days at YMCA and needed WIFI for my work. The WIFI was not working and the receptionist doesnt seems to know why. Only after a few inquiries did someone tell me that wifi was under repair, Until the day I left there is still no wifi. (ii) Penang is very famous for its food but your complimentary breakfast is way out of expectation.It's way below the average standard in Penang. My suggestion is if your hotel cant provide a Penang-standard breakfast, then please do not provide supplimentary breakfast. Do you Google map to find the right direction to go to the hotel. Many parts of Macalister Road is one-way, Google Earth shows a road without indication of which direction to drive. The triple room is too small for 3 person. The triple room I stayed in Taiping budget hotel was much bigger.

  • Family with children

    good value for money

    our AC didn't have remote control and we had to get staff to help every time.

  • Older travelers

    Clean and Tidy

    I like this Hotel though, however, for such facilities provided, they should lower the price a little bit more.

  • Family with children

    A affordable hotel with good necessary facilities

  • Group of friends

    The room was very clean, as was the private bathroom. Air conditioning working and effective, and rooms kept noise out very well.

    The hostel is not in a very good location if you are looking to spend much time in George Town. Not many bus routes go past the YMCA, and Jln Macalistair is deceptively long!!

  • Couple

    I wouldn't recommend this hotel to my worst enemies. The location is horrible (25 minutes by bus to the city...). In the morning they serve you cold eggs and old toast for breakfast. In your room you can smell the sweat of the people who are playing badminton in the gym. And besides that, it's very noisy! We're backpackers, so pretty used to sleeping in bad accomodations, but YMCA Penangs has been really one of our worst....

  • Family with children

    comfortable stay, friendly servicing staff and the hotel location is accesible to other interesting place.

  • Family with children

    the room were clean and they provide hot water and warm water to drink

    no complaints

  • Group of friends

    is value for money,comfortable for college students like us,helpful of the staffs here.

  • Group of friends

    Very clean and the fact that the Church was just outside made it feel safe to sleep. :-))

    Nothing except that it was difficult to check in at the beginning as the staff could not locate my name and that was a problem.

  • Older travelers

    Good value for moneyand reasonable service and essential equipment such as electric kettle and towels. Size of room is adequate.

    The carpet should be deep cleaned as I and my wife both experienced bitten by fleas for all the 3 nights that we stayed while working on my netbook computer on the desk. The internet explorer regularly disconnected while you are using it.

  • Group of friends

    Good ambience,feel at home,. Wi fi facility

    Rooms are small, and so also the breakfast

How to reach hostel

hostel Ymca Penang Hostel - George Town George Town location
Show big map »

Hostel Address:

211, Jalan Macalister, George Town, Malaysia

Get directions
City Center
  • George Town
    1.8 km
  • Maple Palace Restaurant (cuisine: Chinese, Malaysian)
    500 m
  • Dining Room - Macalister Mansion (cuisine: French, Contemporary)
    650 m
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms: