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9.5
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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • The Camera Museum390 m
  • Khoo Kongsi650 m
  • Penang Peranakan Mansion1.03 km
  • Gurney Drive2.29 km
  • Penang Hill5.21 km
  • Kek Lok Si Temple6.91 km
  • Penang Bridge7.37 km
  • Penang National Park12.74 km
  • Escape Adventureplay Theme Park13.43 km
  • Pantai Merdeka19.24 km
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    Kooning

    78 Campbell Street, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200 - See map
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 95% of guests
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.1 rating for cleanliness
    Exceptional service
    9.1 rating for service
    Excellent facilities on premise
    8.6 facilities on premise
    • 530 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Penang

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Vending machine

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    Value for money9.1
    Location rating9.5
    Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
    Distance to airport15.8 km

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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
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          Overall rating:

          9.0

          Exceptional
          549 reviews
          Cleanliness
          9.1
          Facilities
          8.6
          Location
          9.5
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          More about Kooning

          More about Kooning

          For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of George Town, Kooning is the perfect choice. From here, guests can make the most of all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

          Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the property provides the best in services and amenities. Guests can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, vending machine.

          Step into one of 20 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day, A selection of amenities can be found in most rooms, inlcuding flat screen television, mirror, sofa, television in bathroom, towels. The property's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Kooning is a smart choice for travelers to George Town, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.

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          Reviews of Kooning from real guests

          Overall rating
          9.0
          Exceptional
          From 549 reviews
          9.5Location
          9.0Cleanliness
          9.0Service
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          Cleanliness9.1
          Facilities8.6
          Location9.5
          Service9.1
          Value for money9.1
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          6-7 Good (3)
          <6 Below Expectation (3)
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          1234
          7.2
          Very good
          a from Thailand
          Solo traveler
          Double Room
          Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

          Nice, but needs many improvements”

          The kooning is well located, new, and stylish. Very clean with comfy beds, but the ladder up to the bed is high & VERY steep. I struggled to get down in the dark and I'm quite fit. Slow wifi, maps would not load up. I couldn't complete a bank transfer because it kept timing out. Low water pressure. For 3 days I had a cold shower until finally I saw the receptionist. She said there is an unmarked switch on the bedroom wall next to the light. This operates the hot water. The switch should be marked with a "hot water" label!! No kitchen facilities, no kettle or fridge. But there is free filtered water. There was a 2 hr power cut from 8pm, no air conditioning rooms or lights, and it was very hot. No staff available from 8pm-8am to speak to or resolve the issue. Expensive compared to other hostels, considering all the points mentioned above. It's a shame because it's a v nice place, and I slept well, but issues above need to be addressed before I would stay here again.

          Reviewed July 22, 2019

          Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I apologize for the problems that you encountered during your last stay. We have already upgraded our WiFi and also the ladder in our rooms after collecting feedback from the guests. For the power cut issue, it affected the whole area and the TNB usually will resolve it within 2 hours. We have the emergency contacts in our key folder for every guests so that they can have someone to assist and help them to resolve any issues arises from 8pm to 8am. Your comments are very much valued. Thank you for staying with us, and we look forward to another chance to serve you.

          Responded August 08, 2019
          Kooning
          9.6
          Exceptional
          HongGyoung from Singapore
          Couple
          Double Room
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

          New cozy hotel at great location with many decent eateries nearby!”

          Stayed with a friend of mine(2pax) Pros: -Nice location with many eateries and shops in walking distance!! Can walk around Chowrasta wet market in the morning, as well as many eateries and the nearest CAT bus station(in front of 7eleven) for free shuttle. The neighborhood seems quiet and safe at night. So we were able to easily come back to hotel to cool down with AC in the middle of day at times. -Clean room&facilities. This hotel seems quite new, beautiful.very well maintained. -nice staff -water purifier Cons: -Seems like there's no two of separate single beds option other than a queen size bed for 2Pax. It was okay to sleep though. -The room we stayed didn't have window. Wish they could have mentioned this on the website. -No fridge -Hot water didn't seem to work hot enough. There's a heater button u need to turn on next to other switches. But even after I turned it on and waited enough, the water was rather lukewarm during shower. Overall recommendable.

          Reviewed June 16, 2019

          Thank you for taking the time to review our property, your comments are very much valued. We are pleased that you found value and hospitality during your stay. We have found the heater issue and resolved it. We will continue to make improvements to serve you better.

          Responded August 08, 2019
          Kooning
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Dennyanto from Indonesia
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 2-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in May 2019

          Perfect choice!”

          I don't think I can find another word to describe Kooning Hotel than "EXCELLENT". As a person who travels regularly to Penang, I will definitely put this hotel in my first option the next time I travel to Penang again.

          Reviewed May 11, 2019

          Thank you for taking the time to review our property, your comments are very much valued. We look forward to seeing you again!

          Responded August 08, 2019
          Kooning
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Muhd from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Single Room with Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in April 2019

          Great place to stay ”

          A great place to stay. It's clean and super neat. Love the ambiance and the amenities available. The owner/staff provided an easy self check in guides if you're checking in late. Great! Room is nice (love the fact that you have your own private bathroom despite how tiny the space is). Recommended for solo traveler or a group of two. If you book the single loft room, be careful with the stair going to your bed as it's quite high. Other than that, perfect place!

          Reviewed May 04, 2019

          Thank you for taking the time to review our property, your comments are very much valued. We appreciate your comments regarding our customer service and ongoing upgrades. We have done some improvement on the ladder. Look forward to see you again!

          Responded August 08, 2019
          Kooning
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Peilin from Malaysia
          Couple
          Double Room
          Stayed 1 night in May 2019

          Cool concept ”

          The hostel is rather new and the location is near a very happening street with lots of local foods and cafe.

          Reviewed July 19, 2019

          Your comments are very much valued. We are pleased that you found value and hospitality during your stay. Hope to see you again!

          Responded August 08, 2019
          Kooning
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Sebastian
          Solo traveler
          Single Room with Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in July 2019

          The best in Georgetown ”

          This place feels so swanky but it's not that expensive - win win! Probably the best choice in Georgetown in terms of price, location and quality.

          Reviewed July 16, 2019

          Thank you for taking the time to review our property, your comments are very much valued. We are pleased that you found value and hospitality during your stay.

          Responded August 08, 2019
          Kooning
          10.0
          Exceptional
          sontijai from Thailand
          Solo traveler
          Single Room with Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in July 2019

          overall it good”

          Good location near bus stop the room is very clean friendly staff overall it good

          Reviewed July 05, 2019

          Thank you for taking the time to review our property, your comments are very much valued. We are pleased that you found value and hospitality during your stay. Hope to see you again!

          Responded August 08, 2019
          Kooning
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Minh from Vietnam
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 2-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

          A comfortable staying.”

          Extremely cleanness Beautiful contemporary interior design Friendly staffs

          Reviewed July 04, 2019

          Thank you for taking the time to review our property, your comments are very much valued. We are pleased that you found value and hospitality during your stay. Look forward to seeing you again!

          Responded August 08, 2019
          Kooning
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Chia
          Couple
          Double Room
          Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

          Perfect stay”

          Location: Center of Good food + bar Cleanliness: Decent Bed with fluffy pillows and clean toilet with separate bath. Staff: Friendly and easy going. There is an older male staff who approached and shared with us on some places to visit in George Town. Its a nice touch to the overall stay. In general, if you are looking for a cheap, cosy place to stay in the prime location, this is the hotel to select!

          Reviewed May 15, 2019

          Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We appreciate your comments and we are pleased that you found value and hospitality during your stay. Our commitment to investing in our property will continue to serve you better in future.

          Responded August 08, 2019
          Kooning
          7.6
          Very good
          Adam from Malaysia
          Business traveler
          Single Room with Bathroom
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

          Newly Opened Hotel nearby Campbell street Georgetown”

          Pro - Newly rrebuilt, renovated n refurbished cosy modernized designed hotel room Cons - Cleanliness need further improvement due to cockroaches seen, Need attention on Stable Electricity supplies (blackout for around 3hrs) Maybe provision of coffee/tea bags would be an added value... Great work on staff support n kind hospitality! Keep it up! Hopefully there's a continued 50% price promotion for loyal customer. Expecting below RM60 -70 for single room wz basic amenities.

          Reviewed May 02, 2019
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Arif from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Double Room
          Stayed 1 night in April 2019

          nice place”

          clean, easy to check in and out. good for young people. Not for elderly and kids because they need to climb the stairs/ladder to the bed.

          Reviewed May 15, 2019

          Thank you for taking the time to review our property, your comments are very much valued. We are pleased that you found value and hospitality during your stay. We have done some improvement to the ladder. Look forward another chance to serve you!

          Responded August 08, 2019
          Kooning
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Loh from Malaysia
          Couple
          Double Room
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

          Definitely will visit again”

          Good hotel environment and location Friendly and helpful staff Cosy bed and clean room

          Reviewed May 07, 2019

          Thank you for taking the time to review our property, your comments are very much valued. We look forward to seeing you again!

          Responded August 08, 2019
          Kooning
          7.6
          Very good
          Sam from Vietnam
          Solo traveler
          Single Room with Bathroom
          Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

          Very good”

          Great location and good quality accommodation. Front desk only open 8am to 8pm, no staff in hotel over night!

          Reviewed July 01, 2019

          Thank you for taking the time to review our property, your comments are very much valued. We are pleased that you found value and hospitality during your stay. You can always contact the emergency contact persons if you need any help from 8pm to 8am.

          Responded August 08, 2019
          Kooning
          10.0
          Exceptional
          CHUI from Malaysia
          Couple
          Double Room
          Stayed 1 night in May 2019

          perfect ”

          Suitable for young traveler. Quite hard to climb up coz the ladder is put too straight. Not suitable for kids and elderly people.

          Reviewed May 13, 2019

          Thank you for taking the time to review our property, your comments are very much valued. We have already replaced the ladder to the bed. It would be easier to climb. We look forward to another chance to serve you!

          Responded August 08, 2019
          Kooning
          6.0
          AINIE from Malaysia
          Couple
          Double Room
          Stayed 1 night in March 2020

          Convenience ”

          If for 1 nite stay is ok

          Reviewed March 12, 2020
          7.6
          Very good
          Belle from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Single Room with Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in February 2020

          Very worthy!! ”

          Love the location as it is very strategic and easily accesible. Besides, the price is really cheap for hostel in that are with attached bathroom. Would stay back when i revisit penang. The downside is the stairs is really high as i even fell down when climbing down :( It is very dangerous and troublesome especially at night. The bedsheet is also a bit not comfortable as it is has little balls already.

          Reviewed February 27, 2020
          8.4
          Excellent
          Wim from Belgium
          Couple
          Double Room
          Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

          New hotel in the center of old Georgetown”

          New hotel in the center of old Georgetown. Clean and neat room. The ladder to the bed is a bit steep, so need to be careful with that. We had 1 issue: we never received our deposit back, even though we left the room in order. Reception is only open as of 8 AM, and we left at 07:30 AM, as such, there was no possibility to return the deposit, even though we contacted them the evening before about it. Except to a Malaysian bank account, they have no means to electronically refund the deposit. They would do via PayPal, but they have never done so. As it is not unusual to leave before 8 AM, it looks a bit like an easy way to keep the deposit.

          Reviewed February 27, 2020
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Kiew from Malaysia
          Couple
          Double Room
          Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

          Nice budget hotel ”

          Overall it's very nice. The only thing is they have no lift so not suitable for those with big luggage.

          Reviewed February 26, 2020
          6.8
          Good
          David from Germany
          Couple
          Double Room
          Stayed 4 nights in February 2020

          Good”

          Room and bathroom are very nice. Free water at every floor. The wifi is non existent. We told the receptionist four times and nothing changed.

          Reviewed February 22, 2020
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Chris from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Single Room with Bathroom
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

          Great Experience ”

          both female staff are the positive personality and helpful that me need extra towel and pillow . On 3rd day ( midnight) , i helped the Man Germany tourist with the emergency number of this hotel to solve his problem and he and me become new friend. Next time i will come again .

          Reviewed February 21, 2020
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