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8.6

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Excellent location - Inside city center
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Kimberley House

"Can’t complain much for the super value and excellent location."

Kevin - February 22, 2019
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Kimberley House

No.59,Kimberley Street, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10100 - See map
  • 330 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Penang

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Bar

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Value for money7.8
Distance to city center6.7 Km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport14.8 km

Rooms available at Kimberley House

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.6
Twin Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 2 single beds
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  • Non-smoking
  • 3 bunk beds
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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        What people love about Kimberley House

        • 7.6
          Very good
          Location

          "A very good location with lots of food."

          WENG

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          July 10, 2017

        • 7.6
          Very good
          Spaciousness

          "Big room, big fan and good aircon."

          Jens

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          September 6, 2018

        • 8.8
          Excellent
          Location

          "Great location, value for money."

          LIM

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          October 22, 2018

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        8.6/10
        Room comfort score
        7.6/10
        Review score - United States
        7.2/10
        Room size
        17 sqm.
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        Overall rating:
        7.4
        Very good
        1,411 reviews
        Cleanliness
        6.8
        Facilities
        6.2
        Location
        8.6
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        What travelers say they love:
        It’s spacious, clean, n staff is friendly
        Chai from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        More about Kimberley House

        More about Kimberley House

        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.

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        Housekeeping
        120 mentions
        Internet
        38 mentions
        Food & Dining
        22 mentions
        Breakfast
        4 mentions

        What they offer

        8.8
        Excellent

        "I really love the decoration there."

        koemchheng

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        April 30, 2017

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        7.4
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        Cleanliness6.8
        Facilities6.2
        Location8.6
        Room comfort and quality7.6
        Service7.5
        Value for money7.8
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Rajini from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Mixed Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in March 2014

        Best Backpacker Hostel in Malaysia ”

        Staff,Location and Room

        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.

        Reviewed March 28, 2014
        9.7
        Exceptional
        DESRINDA from Indonesia
        Family with young children
        Double Room
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

        Like stay in a girl's house named Kimberley”

        Spacious room, strategic location

        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!

        Reviewed April 29, 2014
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Nicole from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        Mixed Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in February 2014

        Convenience & quiet place(Definitely visit again!)”

        Great Location, Comfy Room, Clean

        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.

        Reviewed February 07, 2014
        9.7
        Exceptional
        fabio from Italy
        Solo traveler
        Mixed Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in October 2013

        Central and clean”

        Central, clean, nice staff

        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

        Reviewed October 30, 2013
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Nazatul
        Group
        Mixed Dormitory
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

        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 !

        Reviewed April 07, 2019
        8.3
        Excellent
        Dino from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        Mixed Dormitory
        Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

        Comfortable stay in a convenient location ”

        Near the central bus station, near the popular sights, great pricing

        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.

        Reviewed October 18, 2013
        9.0
        Exceptional
        David from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Double Room
        Stayed 3 nights in December 2015

        Good Value AC Room”

        Value for money, cleanliness, okay location

        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.

        Reviewed January 24, 2016
        9.3
        Exceptional
        Li from Malaysia
        Family with teens
        Family Room
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2014

        Great value for the price paid”

        Comfortable bed, great location, nice shower

        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.

        Reviewed November 08, 2014
        8.4
        Excellent
        Agne from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory -- Female Only
        Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

        Good value”

        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...

        Reviewed February 04, 2017
        10.0
        Exceptional
        CHAI from Malaysia
        Family with teens
        Family Room
        Stayed 1 night in September 2013

        This is the best budget hotel i stay stay!”

        Nice attitude staff and receptionists, nice language in communication and services, awesome location, prefect nostalgic renovation and decoration with both classical and modern elements.

        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

        Reviewed September 24, 2013
        8.0
        Excellent
        Kimberly from United States
        Solo traveler
        Single Room
        Stayed 4 nights in February 2014

        Fantastic Location, Great Staff, Budget Hotel”

        Location, Staff, Relaxed Atmosphere

        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.

        Reviewed March 03, 2014
        9.7
        Exceptional
        Hisae from Japan
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory -- Female Only
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

        wonderful place to feel relaxed”

        good location to enjoy local food, good environment to enjoy relaxing, clean

        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.

        Reviewed November 10, 2013
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Bella from Malaysia
        Couple
        Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in June 2018

        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

        Reviewed June 11, 2018
        7.6
        Very good
        Devin from United States
        Couple
        Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in May 2017

        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.

        Reviewed May 15, 2017
        8.8
        Excellent
        ONG from Malaysia
        Couple
        Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in August 2016

        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.

        Reviewed September 01, 2016
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Elleonore from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory -- Female Only
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

        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.

        Reviewed April 16, 2019
        8.7
        Excellent
        CHANG from Malaysia
        Group
        Family Room
        Stayed 1 night in November 2013

        amazing!”

        clean room, friendly staffs, located near to attraction

        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

        Reviewed December 30, 2013
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Igor from Austria
        Solo traveler
        Single Room
        Stayed 1 night in December 2013

        spacious,friendly, clean, near attractions”

        clean, spacious, friendly

        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!

        Reviewed December 12, 2013
        7.7
        Very good
        SMei from Malaysia
        Family with teens
        Double Room
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

        Great, comfortable stay.”

        Clean room, Centrally located, Friendly staff

        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.

        Reviewed December 08, 2013
        10.0
        Exceptional
        julian from Netherlands
        Solo traveler
        Mixed Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in June 2014

        Really enjoy my stay here”

        Location,Comfort,Price

        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

        Reviewed June 19, 2014
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