Island Hostel
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Island Hostel

1-H, (Besides Sri Sungei Nibong Complex), Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sungai Nibong, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia, 11900
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    Island Hostel Reviews

    8.6
    Excellent
    /10
    (192 reviews)See what guests said
    8.0
    Very good

    "we are enjoying our stay at Island Hostel."

    Muhammad

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    May 31, 2018

    9.2
    Exceptional cleanliness
    Recommended by 97% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Island Hostel

    Things you'll love

    • 440 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    Excellent
    Location
    8.1
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    Excellent location
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Penang Bridge5.55 km
  • Kek Lok Si Temple7.15 km
  • Khoo Kongsi9.47 km
  • The Camera Museum9.9 km
  • Penang Peranakan Mansion10.25 km
  • Gurney Drive10.59 km
  • Penang Hill11.01 km
  • Gurney Plaza11.02 km
  • Penang National Park14.88 km
  • Escape Adventureplay Theme Park15.37 km
  • Value for money9.0
    Distance to city center11 km
    Location rating8.1
    Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
    Distance to airport6.3 km

    Rooms available at Island Hostel

    8.8
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    ...
    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    ...
    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Standard Bedroom - Shared Bathroom
    Standard Bedroom - Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds or 1 single b...
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    What people love about Island Hostel

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "There is also atm machine and 24/7 store nearby shop lot area."

      Halim

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      December 19, 2016

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Nice & quiet place."

      CHOONG

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      January 12, 2019

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Very recommended and will stay here again when travelling to penang"

      Zaidatul

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      November 19, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    ":) But still an excellent place to stay."

    Neville

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    July 10, 2018

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Very nice & clean place."

    CHOONG

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    January 12, 2019

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    From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

    Reviews of Island Hostel from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (192)
    8.6
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    10
    Cleanliness9.2
    Facilities8.5
    Location8.1
    Room comfort and quality8.8
    Service8.6
    Value for money9.0
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    CHOONG from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Fantastic.”

    Hope to supply towel.

    Reviewed March 12, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    CHOONG from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Excellent.”

    Nice place to do ur paperwork.

    Reviewed March 12, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    CHOONG from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Fabulous.”

    Very nice place to stay.

    Reviewed March 12, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    prakash from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Standard Bedroom - Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    Owner very kind and helpful”

    The place is clean n comfortable.. The owner is very kind and helpful... Will stay here again

    Reviewed March 09, 2019
    8.7
    Excellent
    Wilson from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Standard Bedroom - Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 6 nights in December 2014

    Fantastic Find for a Cheap No-frills Stay”

    Cleanliness, Comfort, Security

    I absolutely enjoyed my stay. For my purposes, the hostel was perfected located, but it is far away from the main touristy Heritage areas and beaches. Nonetheless, there is a bus stop right outside with buses to all areas (including the airport). Otherwise, call for a cab (can't hail one off the street so easily). The hostel is new and well-maintained, shared bathroom is clean and has liquid shower gel, however, towels are not provided so do bring your own (the ones the hostel sells are just a bit too thin), otherwise, any other toiletries can be found in the convenience store nearby. Food can be found within walking distance. The free wifi is a gem!

    Reviewed January 31, 2015
    8.3
    Excellent
    SOON from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    feeling like home”

    Clean, new, pleasant

    Wonderful, beyond imagination. Overall, this is an ideal hotel for those who like to have a home stay feel. Clean, safe, wifi...all your basic needs are just there. Only drawback, the hotel signboard need to setup asap, where i took more than 1/2 hour to locate the hostel.

    Reviewed December 12, 2014
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Mohd from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2014

    Impressive”

    Cheap, Comfortable, Easy access.

    The hostel is a renovated big house made into a very good hostel. The hostel was very clean and comfortable. The toilet was hotel style. Air conditioned, I rate this one as 5 star. Comparing this hostel with a hostel that I rent during vacation, this one just amazing, for a cheap price. The mosque and bus stop is not far away. Recommended for anyone/group that want a cheap and comfortable stay. Thank you to the staff brothers for your hospitality

    Reviewed November 19, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    YUHUA from Taiwan
    Business traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in November 2014

    Highly recommended”

    Comfortable environment, friendly staff, close to airport

    Staff were very friendly and helpful! The three-story building was clean, cozy and quiet. Local food food and convenience stores within walking distance. About 15-20 mins drive to the airport (when no traffic).

    Reviewed November 10, 2014
    10.0
    Exceptional
    CHOONG from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Amazing hostel.”

    Very nice & clean place. Happy New Year 2019.

    Reviewed January 12, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    CHOONG from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Fantastic memories.”

    Nice & quiet place. Happy New Year.

    Reviewed January 12, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    CHOONG from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Excellent”

    Very quiet place & nice facility. Suitable for minor paper work done at this property.

    Reviewed January 10, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    CHOONG from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Excellent ”

    Very quiet place, nice facilities & suit me for minor paper work to done here.

    Reviewed January 10, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    CHOONG from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Excellent.”

    1 of my favorite hostel in Penang.

    Reviewed December 25, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    CHOONG from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    1 of my favorites hostel in Penang.”

    Only less is towel to bring ourself.

    Reviewed December 25, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    CHOONG from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Excellent.”

    Will come back again.

    Reviewed December 25, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    CHOONG from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    1 of my favorite hostel in Penang.”

    well done.

    Reviewed December 25, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    CHOONG from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Fabulous hostel.”

    Location bit quiet. Carpark not provided.

    Reviewed December 25, 2018
    4.0
    John
    Solo traveler
    10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Terrible Communication”

    Bad experience. I rarely have given a bad review, but this is one. This place has no one working onsite, and I didn’t realize this when booking. I was sent a message prior to arrival, that I was to get my key in the lockbox outside the gate. The key was supposed to have my name one it. When I opened the box, there were 2 keys, neither with my name one it more the bed number they said was mine. I called the WhatsApp number given in my email and messaged it and no one responded for over an hour. I figured out which key was to my dorm, but it was not the same number as the bed they told me was mine in the email. The also did not work for the locker with the number on it. The locker it did work for would not lock after opening it, so my valuables were at risk. I realize odds were low that someone might take my passport, etc, but I still had to feel unsure about.l, as there is no staff on site either. The biggest problem was the next day. Someone comes into my room when I am sleeping and asks me where my key is. They did not respect the fact inward sleeping and persisted till I got out of bed to show them my key. It was the owner, who wanted to give me the correct key they SHOULD have left according to my email. This was very upsetting, as there was no care for the fact I was in bed. The place was clean, but smelled heavy of some cleaning product in the dorm.

    Reviewed December 07, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Cherry from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Never knew that it is that neat. Awesome for a short stay. However, it is located in a quiet area.”

    Interesting way of checking in.

    Reviewed April 08, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Chiang from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Clean and easy check-in”

    Very clean. For check-in, required to contact hostel and get a password to open the gate. Limited towel as it is located at common area, but i prefer to use own towel.

    Reviewed March 15, 2019
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