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Fastbook Hostel
Fastbook Hostel
Fastbook Hostel
Fastbook Hostel
Fastbook Hostel
Fastbook Hostel
Fastbook Hostel

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7.6

Very good

100 reviews

100 reviews

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6.9

Good

Location rating score

Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Kek Lok Si Temple 760 m
Armenian Street 7.1 km
Khoo Kongsi 7.2 km
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion 7.2 km
Chew's Jetty 7.3 km
Pinang Peranakan Mansion 7.7 km
Penang Fort Cornwallis 8.2 km
Entopia 9.0 km
Escape Theme Park 9.1 km
Batu Ferringhi Beach 9.2 km
Nearby landmarks
Permata Sport Complex 220 m
Kek Lok Si Monastery 720 m
Kek Lok Si Temple 760 m
Top of the Pagoda 770 m
Chu Lai Kong Temple 830 m
Farlim Pasar Malam 870 m
Sim Pharmacy 890 m
Grand Fitness 910 m
Klinik Mediviron 920 m
Pergigian Union 950 m

Fastbook Hostel

1228L-3, Jalan Paya Terubong, Ayer Itam, Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia, 11060 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Air Itam part of Penang, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Restaurant, fitness center and outdoor pool are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

740 meters to Kek Lok Si Temple

Airport transport

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

A/C

Exercise area

Facilities

Transport to airport

Bicycle rental

Car park

Shuttle service

Exercise area

Tennis court

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Check-in/out [express]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Penang every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.0
Distance to city center7.5 Km
Location rating6.9
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport10.8 km

Rooms available at Fastbook Hostel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.2

Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Family Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Premium Family
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  • Room size: 1980 m²/21313 ft...
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed and 1 single be...
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Family Room (6 people) with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 6 bunk beds
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Dormitory
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Dormitory (No Window)
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    Room Assigned on Arrival
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      Premium Family Room (No Window)
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        Frequently asked questions

        How much does it cost to stay at Fastbook Hostel?

        Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

        What time is check-in and check-out at Fastbook Hostel?

        Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

        How do I get to Fastbook Hostel?

        Fastbook Hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 45 MYR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Fastbook Hostel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Fastbook Hostel has a car park available for guests.

        What restaurants are nearby Fastbook Hostel?

        Fastbook Hostel’s neighborhood is Air Itam which includes popular restaurants such as Ah Chui Seafood, Ayer Itam Sister Curry mee and Grainloaf Bakery.

        What popular shopping places are close to Fastbook Hostel?

        Located in the Air Itam area, Fastbook Hostel is close to great shopping choices like Farlim Pasar Malam.

        What are popular attractions near Fastbook Hostel?

        Fastbook Hostel’s location in the Air Itam neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Kek Lok Si Temple, Kek Lok Si Monastery and Chu Lai Kong Temple.

        What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Fastbook Hostel?

        Fastbook Hostel is located within Air Itam, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Bukit Romania and Bukit Batu Lanchang.

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        Property ranking|Compared to 2,313 Penang properties
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        Room comfort score
        8.2/10
        Cleanliness score
        8.5/10
        Value for money score
        8/10
        Service score
        7.9/10
        Better than
        96
        %
        of Penang properties
        Better than
        90
        %
        of Penang properties
        Better than
        85
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        Overall rating:

        7.6

        Very good
        100 reviews
        Cleanliness
        8.5
        Facilities
        6.9
        Location
        6.9
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        More about Fastbook Hostel

        More about Fastbook Hostel

        Fastbook Hostel

        Enjoy both relaxation and cultural exploration offered by Penang at Fastbook Hostel. The true local flavors and culture of Penang are yours with a stay at Fastbook Hostel, located just 7.6 km from the famous Pinang Peranakan Mansion.
        Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Fastbook Hostel. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Penang can be assisted with the shuttle services available here.
        Parking is provided for guests by the hostel. The hostel's tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Fastbook Hostel.
        Rooms at Fastbook Hostel are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hostel come with air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at Fastbook Hostel offer a layout option like a separate living room. The hostel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms.
        You may be assured to know that a refrigerator is available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer provided in some guest bathrooms.


        Dining and things to do

        What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hostel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hostel.
        Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Fastbook Hostel has a range of activities that will meet your needs. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the salon. The many offerings at Fastbook Hostel ensures you'll have plenty to do during your stay. No vacation is complete without a refreshing jump into the pool. With the hostel's fitness facility, you can either get in your daily workout, or just sweat out your jet lag.
        Test your skills! Get competitive with your travel group or other guests, at the hostel's tennis court and squash court. You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the shops.


        Around the property

        Venture outside the hostel and explore Penang. Your first day during your stay at Fastbook Hostel should include a visit to Chew's Jetty located 7.3 km away. Photograph yourself in front of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion located 7.1 km away, which people travel great distances to see.


        Reasons to stay here

        Verified reviews for this hostel's food and dining options score it better than 96% of accommodations in the city.
        Travelers keen on cleanliness will enjoy staying here, where cleanliness scores higher than 90% of other options in the city.
        This accommodation beats more than 96% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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        Amenities and facilities
        Good
        Facilities

        6.9

        Most talked about facilities

        Housekeeping

        12 mentions

        Food & Dining

        4 mentions

        Internet

        4 mentions

        Languages spoken

        • English
        • Chinese [Mandarin]
        • Malay

        Internet access

        • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
        • Internet services
        • Wi-Fi in public areas

        Things to do, ways to relax

        • Exercise area
        • Squash court
        • Swimming pool [outdoor]
        • Tennis court
        • Tours

        Cleanliness and safety

        • Cashless payment service
        • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • Coffee shop
        • Restaurants
        • Shared kitchen

        Services and conveniences

        • Air conditioning in public area
        • Contactless check-in/out
        • Elevator
        • Hair salon
        • Laundry service
        • Shops
        • Smoking area

        For the kids

        • Family room

        Access

        • Check-in/out [express]
        • Non-smoking rooms
        • Pets allowed

        Getting around

        • Car park [free of charge]
        • Rental car
        • Shuttle service
        • Transport to airport

        Sports equipment rental

        • Bicycle rental

        Available in all rooms

        • A/C
        • Complimentary drinking water
        • DVD/CD player
        • Hair dryer
        • Non-smoking
        • Satellite/cable channels
        • Shower
        • Wi-Fi
        • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
        Location
        1228L-3, Jalan Paya Terubong, Ayer Itam, Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia, 11060
        Good
        Location

        6.9

        Airports

        • Penang International Airport (PEN)
          10.8 km
        • Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)
          90.4 km

        Public transportation

        • Penang Hill Railway Station
          1.6 km
        • Penang Intercity Bus Terminal
          6.2 km

        Hospital or clinic

        • Sim Pharmacy
          890 m

        Shopping

        • Batu Ferringhi Night Market
          9.5 km

        Convenience store

        • 7 Eleven
          60 m

        Cash withdrawal

        • ATM
          730 m
        What's nearby

        Popular landmarks

        • Kek Lok Si Temple
          760 m
        • Armenian Street
          7.1 km
        • Khoo Kongsi
          7.2 km
        • Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
          7.2 km
        • Chew's Jetty
          7.3 km
        • Pinang Peranakan Mansion
          7.7 km
        • Penang Fort Cornwallis
          8.2 km
        • Entopia
          9.0 km
        • Escape Theme Park
          9.1 km
        • Batu Ferringhi Beach
          9.2 km

        Nearby landmarks

        • Permata Sport Complex
          220 m
        • Kek Lok Si Monastery
          720 m
        • Kek Lok Si Temple
          760 m
        • Top of the Pagoda
          770 m
        • Chu Lai Kong Temple
          830 m
        • Farlim Pasar Malam
          870 m
        • Sim Pharmacy
          890 m
        • Grand Fitness
          910 m
        • Klinik Mediviron
          920 m
        • Pergigian Union
          950 m
        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
        Property policies
        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

        All children are welcome.

        Infant 0-2 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
        Children 3-12 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
        Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
        Others
        • Guests are required to provide an estimated check-in time to the property prior to arrival.
        • Late check-in is available by prior arrangement only.
        • Check-in is not possible after 10:00 PM.
        • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
        Some helpful facts

        Check-in/Check-out

        • Check-in from14:00
        • Check-out until12:00
        • Reception open until22:00

        Getting around

        • Airport transfer fee45 MYR
        • Distance from city center7.5 Km
        • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

        The property

        • Number of floors4
        • Number of rooms 7
        • Year property opened2012

        Reviews of Fastbook Hostel from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        7.6
        /
        10
        Cleanliness8.5
        Facilities6.9
        Location6.9
        Room comfort and quality8.2
        Service7.9
        Value for money8.0
        High score for Penang
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (16)
        8-9 Excellent (19)
        7-8 Very Good (31)
        6-7 Good (15)
        <6 Below Expectation (13)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (20)
        Jun - Aug (28)
        Sep - Nov (20)
        Dec - Feb (26)
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Trevar from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in October 2012

        Great, comfortable hostel”

        comfortable bed, airconditioned, great shower

        I stayed one night at the Fastbook Hostel, which I chose mainly for its proximity to Kek Lok Si. While I was disappointed that rain caused the cancellation of the night markets at Kek Lok Si, an early night meant I was able to walk to the temple for dawn, and a late check out time (midday) meant I could come back and pack afterwards. The hostel itself was great, with friendly host, airconditioning and a comfortable bed. Best of all, it's in amongst great hawker stands!

        Reviewed October 18, 2012

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        8.3
        Excellent
        Chai from Malaysia
        Couple
        Deluxe Double Room
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

        Nice room in Air Itam”

        Close to the local community yet not far from point of interest

        The hostel is close to the Air Itam market, Kek Lok Si and the Air Itam dam, but it will be good if you have your own transport to move around. The room is nice with air conditioning, toilet is clean with heater. There is a grocery store just next to the hostel. Be ready to exercise your leg as the room located at 4th floor (without lift).

        Reviewed September 26, 2012

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        9.3
        Exceptional
        choon from Malaysia
        Couple
        Deluxe Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in October 2014

        A worth place to stay”

        the room was clean, the environment is good and the location is easy to find

        It is a very good time staying at the Fastbook Hostel, near the Hostel got a lot food to try and eat, below the hostel also got a 24 hour mini market, it is nice.

        Reviewed October 26, 2014

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        7.7
        Very good
        Esa from Finland
        Couple
        Deluxe Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in January 2013

        Nice place, a bit like homestay”

        Rooms were in good condition, had a kitchen, dvd-player etc

        Enjoyed our stay in fastbook hostel. Location was quite far from georgetown but close to kek lok si temple and penang hill. Also the bus to town is really cheap. Lots of food options nearby and nice local people. Only minus was load room neighbours early in the morning and bedheets were very old looking.

        Reviewed February 15, 2013

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        8.0
        Excellent
        WAI from Singapore
        Couple
        Deluxe Double Room
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

        Comfortable stay with friendly owner”

        1. Clean and Tidy 2. Quiet although the walls are thin. 3. Air flow of air-conditioner not directed to the head of bed.

        We felt easy and free. Although the walls were thin, even thare were 7 rooms altogether, we were not disturbed by conversations and noise. We stayed in deluxe room. Room layout was good because only washroom is housed and toilet(common) was located outside the room. Check-in and check-out were simple and fast. Water ran out from the tap in the room was not clean enough but drinking water is available in the kitchen. We consider one table for a room was not enough. Location of the hostel is not so good. We had to take a bus to Kek Lok Si Temple. However, many eating stalls gathered around Fastbook. For us, vegetarian restaurants were not nearby but two of them could be found around a market few bus stations away.

        Reviewed May 27, 2015

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Thi from Myanmar
        Family with young children
        Deluxe Double Room
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

        friendly and clean hostel”

        clean, easy checi in/out, centrally located

        got peaceful and satisfy time in room. got penang map. local food courts are very near to hostel. just in front of hotel. We'd like to stay there again when we arrive back to Penang.

        Reviewed July 09, 2014

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        9.3
        Exceptional
        Effie from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        Deluxe Double Room
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2012

        Cheap, clean, excellent service”

        Clean

        The place is very clean and well kept. And for the price you are paying, it's a very good deal. Rooms are also well decorated. The owner is also very friendly and very customer service oriented. We pre-informed that we'll be checking in past midnight and he (sorry forgotten his name) has been SMS-ing to inform us the location, checking on our whereabouts and whether we know how to get there, offering tips and advises, etc... Wouldn't mind staying there again. The only fallback is that if you have huge & heavy luggage, you'll not enjoy climbing 4 storey high. Well take it as an exercise

        Reviewed June 28, 2012

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        7.6
        Very good
        Chris from Malaysia
        Couple
        Deluxe Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in July 2016

        a hostel that resembles the logo of Facebook”

        +: close to Kek Lok Si and the morning market of Ayer Itam, plenty of eateries and parking bays below the hostel, friendly and helpful staff, internet and satellite tv, private shower -: smelly shoes rack at the entrance, mosquitoes in the room, shared toilet, need better soundproof between the rooms

        Reviewed July 18, 2016

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        9.0
        Exceptional
        Pang from Malaysia
        Group
        Deluxe Double Room
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

        really a good place to stay.”

        clean, tidy, quite.

        love the room so much, so neat and tidy, comfortable, good environment too.. it feels like my own room. In front of the hostel is the bus stop, it is easy to access to the public transport (to Komtar, jetty..etc). there are a lot of food stalls around the hostel, can take supper whenever u feel hungry in the middle of the night.

        Reviewed April 28, 2014

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        8.7
        Excellent
        MIN from Malaysia
        Group
        Deluxe Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in April 2013

        A pleasant stay in a nice and clean room”

        Rooms are clean, staff is very friendly, near hawker centres serving delicious local food

        Rooms are clean, staff is very friendly, near hawker centres serving delicious local food. The only issues with this place is climbing the 3 flight of stairs (thus not suitable for old folks) and the fact that there is no attached toilet in the rooms (only 1 of the rooms have attached toilet. The remaining 6 rooms in the hostel share the common toilets). Did not find it noisy (maybe there was no major football matches on that day we were there). Overall, a good place to stay.

        Reviewed April 17, 2013

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        7.3
        Very good
        Naftalia from Indonesia
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in June 2012

        nice hostel, comfortable, and great location”

        it's clean, huge room, comfy with wifi and the owner was really friendly...

        Even it's really hard to find at first, but once u hit the point. It was very easy. I only have 2 complain, the stairs. You need to climb the stairs first until you get to 3rd level to find your room and this hostel is quite far from the airport. After all, this hostel is amazing. Great location, with many food court of Malaysian and Chinese food all around and cheap price, really close with Kek Lo Shi temple also, the bus station are really close with this hostel, and the room are big, cozy,... The owner also provide some information about where to go, culinary trip to explore, the public transportation, etc.

        Reviewed July 01, 2012

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        7.0
        Very good
        Channing from Canada
        Group
        Deluxe Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in January 2013

        Simple hostel with clean rooms”

        Clean room

        we stayed for one night, we arrive very early in the morning and the owner let us check in early for a small extra fee. hostel is quite and clean ; it served our needs. there was a dvd player which we could use and load movies to. bus station is right across the street and there was many street stalls nearby. hostel is quite a bit away from historic centre. it was up to 45 min bus ride from hostel to historic penang . owner was vey helpful but it is unstaffed hostel at night. i would recommend this hostel if you want to experience local neighbourhoods.

        Reviewed January 20, 2013

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        8.7
        Excellent
        Romain from France
        Group
        Deluxe Double Room
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

        Very nice hotel and close to many buses”

        Quiet room, good bed, not touristic

        It's a bit far away from Georgetown (like 20 or 30 minutes by bus, but it's not a touristic place so i could see and live some moments with the locate people who are living here. It's a good place, there is a lot of tiny restaurant just downstrairs. I really enjoyed to stay there and if i have to come back to Penang, i think i will come again.

        Reviewed April 15, 2012

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        9.3
        Exceptional
        Eric from United States
        Family with young children
        Family Deluxe Room
        Stayed 3 nights in July 2015

        Very Decent Hoste”

        The price was good, the place is clean, lots of affordable food nearby.

        It was fine. It's a hostel, so I don't expect much. What I did expect was all in order. Clean, quiet, affordable. Right on the bus line to the city. Take the 201 or 203 bus directly to Komtar.

        Reviewed August 03, 2015

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        7.3
        Very good
        Jian from Malaysia
        Couple
        Deluxe Double Room
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

        Hostel with good facilities”

        Cleanliness, good facilities, very attentive staff

        Hostel comes with private bathroom but shared toilet. Washing machines are provided with a charge of RM15 per usage. Free use of shared shampoo, shower gel, hair wax, facial washing gel etc (though 2-in-1 shampoo and shower gel available in each private bathroom) and shared refrigerator. Main gate is closed by 10pm and will not be entertained for whatever services after that hour, including check-in but key will be given for those already checked in before 10pm, together with your room and front door keys. Staff is very attentive and friendly but hostel is located quite a distance from major attractive sceneries and tourism spots.

        Reviewed August 01, 2014

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        9.3
        Exceptional
        Choon from Malaysia
        Family with teens
        Family Deluxe Room
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

        Nice and Friendly Staff”

        Fast, Easy and Convenience

        This hotel have good service and the room is comfortable. With a family of five we rented a the 6 bed room. It was with attached bathroom. The room is clean. There is a 7-11 at downstairs and is walking distance to Kek Lok Si. There is a bus stand just opposite the road. The hotel owner is friendly and very informative.

        Reviewed December 27, 2013

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        8.7
        Excellent
        Selvina from Malaysia
        Couple
        Deluxe Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in June 2012

        Lovely hotel”

        Comfortable like a home

        it is very comfortable due to the unique of its hotel that are in commercial building. the room are clean and the design for the bathroom in the hotel are very nice. besides, the environment in the hotel is clean and quiet. location are near to the tourist spot and there are nice local food around. does not contains any rules and regulation to stay inside the hotel and treat it like a house. very relax to stay in.

        Reviewed September 04, 2012

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        7.7
        Very good
        Vincent from Malaysia
        Couple
        Deluxe Double Room
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

        Superb hospitality ever!!!”

        very very got hospitality with customers

        excellent service provide with affordable room charges. hostel is very near to tourist and food location. the only disadvantages is noise from neighboring or outside the room and traffic near the hostel is heavy.

        Reviewed September 21, 2012

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        6.0
        Chor from Malaysia
        Group
        Dormitory
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

        Budget Hotel”

        Friendly Owner, Wi-Fi, TV Chanels

        Location is near to Kek Lok Si and Penang Hill but abit far from town and beach area. Owner is very friendly as he will personally contact you before check in, he will try assist you whatever he can. Room is okay, but I don't like the attached shower in the bathtub for personal hygiene issues. Hostel is located at 3rd floor of shop lots, you need to up there by staircase so it's not suitable for senior citizen. We having good time in the mamak which is downstair of the hostel. Nice Shisha :)

        Reviewed April 07, 2015

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Seng from Malaysia
        Group
        Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in December 2012

        Friendly boss and clean room.”

        6 bed-room with own toilet, clean and tidy.

        Friendly and clean room. Nearby to Kek lok si temple a bit jam to go to other place because there is a market nearby hostel. Suitable for budgeted traveller.

        Reviewed December 12, 2012

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