Location rating score
"Can’t complain much for the super value and excellent location."
330 meters to public transportation
Located in heart of Penang
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||7.8|
|Distance to city center||6.7 Km|
|Nearest airport||Penang International Airport (PEN)|
|Distance to airport||14.8 km|
"A very good location with lots of food."
July 10, 2017
"Big room, big fan and good aircon."
September 6, 2018
"Great location, value for money."
October 22, 2018
Nestled in the heart of Georgetown, Kimberley House is an ideal spot from which to discover Penang. The hotel is in the city center, and it normally takes about 36 minutes to reach the airport. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Penang Islamic Museum, Syed Al-Attas Mansion, and Dr Sun Yat Sen's Penang Base give to this hotel a special charm.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Penang hotel. A selection of top-class facilities such as a family room, bar/pub, Wi-Fi in public areas, room service, and coffee shop can be enjoyed at the hotel.
Experience high quality room facilities, including air conditioning, Internet access, and a hair dryer to help you recharge after a long day. The hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Kimberley House is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Penang.
"I really love the decoration there."
April 30, 2017
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
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Best Backpacker Hostel in Malaysia ”
I stayed at various backpacker hostel in Malaysia and this is the first time I encounter and A+ is the rate the Kimberley House deserve. The other's hostel room is smaller than Kimberley House. The rooms in Kimberley House is spacious . I have stayed here in different dorms eg Female dorm and mixed dorm. The bed are comfort and clean . There are resting place in lobby and at on the hallway. The showers are clean and not too small. There are lift to carry luggage to upstairs which is really help the guest from carry the heavy luggage. The laundry service also cheaper where the rate is RM 5 per kilo . They provide free coffee and tea for the guest . Kimberley provide two desktop station in the hostel . Furthermore ,the staff especially is superb ,she attends to the guest in professional manner ,I do not know the rest two GSA name but they are good two . I did encounter the owner in the reception counter and they were understanding as I am lack of cash and allowed me to check in with less deposit. Here you can find you are provided with personal locker where you can keep your belonging . I have stayed in other place where they don't provide free locker to the guest . Kimberley House is nearby to the public transport and shopping area and also local food stalls cum restaurants.Conclusion ,the Kimberley House is perfect place for you to rest .If others said its noisy in night ,its because of the guest who do not know to obey the hostel rules ,to not make noise and they are not considerate of others who are tired and sleeping at that time . The hotel management have done their job by providing the best to the guest.
Like stay in a girl's house named Kimberley”
When I arrived at Kimberley House, it was surprised to see the Chinese home. The front desk staffs were very kind and attentively gave me city maps with directions to visit touristics places. Hot drink water dispenser to make coffee/tea or instant noodles was available at front desk (not in every room). Bedroom was spacious, with comfortable bed and beddings, nice fan PLUS air conditioner. Fast wifi. Bathrooms (shared, not private) was clean and bright. Easy access to airport by public bus, near to free hop-on-hop-off bus to get around Penang without spending any cents. Will stay there again when I get back to Penang!
Convenience & quiet place(Definitely visit again!)”
Stayed in a private double room with shared bathroom. Friendly staff, good location for bus terminal and short walk to the historical city center of Georgetown. I enjoyed staying in at Kimberley House as the room was spacious and clean. Amazing decor and layout inside really beautiful.
Central and clean”
Kimberley House is centrally located, 2 min away from KOMTAR where all the buses stops (including the airport one) and just near a lot of food center where u can eat typical Chinese/Penang dishes. The hostel is clean and has a wide common area where eventually u can socialize. No kitchen or breakfast but tea, coffee and water all day long
Worth it with your penny spent!”
We're are travelling in group of 7. 2 rooms which is female dorm and mixed form. Really satisfied ! The dorm is comfortable - there's a/c and fan as well. Other than that, hair dryer, 3-in-1 drinks, iron (request at receptionist) also provided. I am really really happy to stay at Kimberley House. Also, the location is near with mall, bus station, main attraction and else. You can just walk ! Thank You , really recommended !
Comfortable stay in a convenient location ”
I enjoyed staying at the Kimberley House. It's in between the Komtar bus station and the tourist sights in Georgetown so it's very easy to move around. The rooms are decent and I like that they provide lockers with locks already. The free coffee, tea and water is also really handy for refilling a canteen since it gets quite hot while walking around during the day. I have no complaints with the staff, facilities or location.
Good Value AC Room”
We had a good stay at Kimberley House. Our room was clean, large and good value for money. The AC worked well. Staff were friendly and provided a map of George Town. The guest house provides free drinking water and hot drinks. The shared bathrooms were clean and the shower was hot.
Great value for the price paid”
I have a pleasant stay at Kimberley house. The location of the hotel was nice, the bed and the room were comfortable. However, the family room could be a little bit noisy at night because it is facing the road, so I advised light sleepers to take double room instead.
I stayed at Kimberleys house for 3 days. Simple, quiet, well located place. Nothing too special but really good enough for the price I paid. The only thing which I am sure is regular but the cleaning lady was rather rude. No need to scream and shout for no reason at the animals outside while the rest of the house is sleeping or loudly moan about guests using plates (put a note if it i snot for common use, that will sort the problem out). Just a bit impolite...
This is the best budget hotel i stay stay!”
Excluding there is less electrical plug (only one) in the family room, bath room bit far (hotel in long structure manner), and there is bit hot in the afternoon especially sunny days. There is nothing to complain and all positive and satisfactory i got in here. Highly recommend people stay here, where staff provide cheap local buses services, paintings and hot spot introduction and maps, Clean and big bath room, big mirror with hair dryer, cute wall decorations, classical table chairs and free wifi with computers access. free flow of drinks and coffee. Over-friendly staff and they always helpful for non-local travelers and foreigner. Note i drop my IC in room and they instantly call me for taking it back. There is a great ever memory and experience the Lebuh Kimberley have a such nice budget place, CHEAP and EXCELLENT! :D
Fantastic Location, Great Staff, Budget Hotel”
My stay at the Kimberley house was fantastic. The staff went out of their way to introduce everyone to their city and help with any information needed for further travels plans or for a day of sightseeing. You can't beat the location, smack in the middle of one of the best streets for hawker stands, yet off the track a block or two from the "backpacker street." Kimberley street is a safe location at night, even for solo female travelers. The only negative were the rooms have no windows so loosing track of time is easily done. Tip: Bring an alarm! The shared bathrooms were spotless and adequately stocked for your basic needs. Overall, good value for money even if the rooms are a bit like cave-dwellings in their lighting.
wonderful place to feel relaxed”
Great! I stayed a female doom room, but there are a lot of relaxing area in good atmopsphere and with free coffee(or tea), so I enjoyed to feel relaxed there. Kimberley House is Wonderful place to relax for budget traveller.
Unique Ambience with Heritage Feel Hostel”
The double room was spacious and they have ample quantity of shared bathroom and never have to wait long . The location is the best and there are many local hawker along kimberley street just at the hostel doorstep and is just 5 mins walk to KOMTAR bus terminal and shopping malls like 1st Avenue and Prangin Mall which is really convenient . Price was super affordable and will come back again
Gets the job done.”
Our room was very clean and comfortable (esp since it had AC), but it didn't have windows. It's not exactly a place where you want to spend time, but a fine place to rest your head. The bathrooms weren't necessarily dirty, but everything was wet and there were only 3 toilets which had showers in the stall as well (hence everything being wet). The location was very central and walkable. We had a great stay in Penang and were fine with Kimberley House, but if we were to stay longer than 2 nights, we would probably try to find a place with a more comfortable bathroom situation.
Value for Money and Strategic Location”
It was a good stay. Whenever I'm outstation at Penang, I will choose Kimberley House. It is economical and easy to find food.
Beautiful Old House”
What a nice experience to stay in an old house at the heart of a UNESCO Heritage town - Georgetown, Penang. 😍 On top of it, the staff are really nice and hospitable; they make you feel at home.
we have a very good experience staying in Kimberley House. The room is clean & big, the staffs are friendly & helpful, the hotel is easy to find & close to the tourist attraction
spacious,friendly, clean, near attractions”
I stayed at Kimberleys twice and stayed in a single room as well as in the mixed dorm. The single rooms are very spacious with AC and nice decoration, but with 4 clean shared bathrooms. The single room is without window but very quiet and good value! The dorms have 6 beds with lockers own lamp at bed and are pleasent to stay. The bathrooms are shared,thou very clean and always accessable! There is also free Tee and drinking water at any time At the reception. Would stayed there again!
Great, comfortable stay.”
The stay at Kimberley House is definitely worth more than its value. It is a nice place if you are looking for a place merely for rest when travelling with your partner or a group of friends There were many nice food on walking distance around the place. And it is very near to the Nyonya Museum and if you are interested to look at the street arts in Georgetown.
Really enjoy my stay here”
I love everything throughout my stay at kimberley house.The location is smacking in the central with many local hawker food just at doorstep and 5 mins walk from Komtar main bus terminal.Also the wall mural at Armenian street and the famous love lane all within 5-10 mins walking.The bed is very comfort and room size is spacious. bathroom is kept clean at all times .Receptionist were knowledgable and friendly so you can ask them anything