"Staffs are helpful."
September 27, 2017
530 meters to public transportation
Located in heart of Penang
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.5|
|Distance to city center||5 km|
|Nearest airport||Penang International Airport (PEN)|
|Distance to airport||15.5 km|
"Room is good."
September 27, 2017
"In addition to that the location is awesome."
July 15, 2018
"The room is clean and spacious for a very low price."
December 15, 2018
"Very clean very spacious."
December 28, 2018
Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, Sim Citystay is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Penang. Situated only 5 km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Penang hotel. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, family room.
Sim Citystay is home to 17 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as linens, mirror, towels, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary). Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your reason for visiting Penang, the Sim Citystay is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.
"Exceptional ! one of the best backpacker hostel i ever stay."
December 15, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 10 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 10-11 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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Clean & Comfort”
The entire place is cleaned and tidy. Great locality. Everything is good and no comments, but if I really **wish is to have a good locker and harder pillows for biz traveler like me. 🙂
Perfect location and really nice room”
If you want to see all the famous street art in George Town, this accomondation offers the lerfect starting location. The room was really nice and clean and they also offered coffee, tea and filtered water for free. The staff was helpful as well. We would stay here again. Thanks again :)
Location is convenient”
We had a bit of difficulty locating the hostel. Tips: look out for tyre shop called Sim Tyre Service. The building is right smack opposite of Lee Jetty. We stayed in the family room. Very clean very spacious. The bathroom is separated shower and toilet so you dont have to wait to use the toilet while someone is showering. Wifi was a bit wonky at times but not a big deal. Front office staff by the name of Sheila was really nice, she let us check in early since the room was vacant. Location is superb. It's very near to the famous art lane and restaurants. Also walking distance to the bus/ferry terminal. Penang is an island, you can walk everywhere. We did. I have to warn you that if you're staying here and thinking of bringing your elderly folks, you might need to reconsider because there is no elevator, you'll have to walk up the stairs to your room. Our room was on the 5th floor lol! hey free workout :-) We were happy with what we paid for at Sim CityStay.
cheap and cheerful ”
clean dorm, great aircon, great shower/toilet. location perfect. 10 out of 10.
Everything is okay, just the parking issue. Basically you have to park beside the road and sometimes hard to find one. This is the hotel for a short day of holiday. Also pls take note that the hotel will be close at 11pm so u can't check in later than that. No lift, and for the budget room, no tv, air conditioner is working fine and so do the water heater. Bed is making some noise, some creaking, but can sleep well and i dun find any issue with that.
Room was clean. There's water dispenser outside the room. Hot, warm and cold water. Room was spacious. Workers were friendly. Hotel in good location and comes with free car parking. t was very cheap too
Facilities are excellent !”
I stayed in a dormitory type big room. It was so clean and new. You can use air-conditioning as you like. I would strongly rcommend this facility. The room owner was so kind enough to accept the early check-in although I did not mention that I arrived there early morning taking an overnight bus from Johor Bahru, southern end of Malaysia. It is only a 10 minutes walk from the ferry terminal. So you can not miss the early bus from Butterworth.
Value for money”
Exceptional ! one of the best backpacker hostel i ever stay. the room is clean and spacious for a very low price. place is near the famous nasi kandar and within walking distance to the bus station and also the several of the street art. recommended !
Very good location,room is clean and quiet and very nice and helpful staff
Perfect and very clean”
Very, very clean, white bedding, super clean modern bathroom with hot water, shower gel and shampoo, privacy in dorms thanks to clean, curtains, beautiful view from the window. Extra shelves for your stuff, only locker could be bigger (hardly stuffed mac air and camera). Nice and helpful staff, good WiFi signal, air condition. Easy to find, close to main attractions and public bus 101 (for RM2,7) going directly to the beach. Rooftop with the pier view. Nobody goes there so you can do your yoga or workout or just chill on the chair in private. Extended my staying:)
Actually my experience in this hostel is enough comfy. Will come back again someday.”
Pro : +low budget price +place near clan jetty and in front of road so quite easy to find +quite near from pengkalan weld terminal (around 7 minutes walk) +place is cozy enough +staff is friendly Cons : - wifi is quite slow and difficult to connect - bathroom is quite clean
Clean, good location and helpful staff ”
We came to the hotel at the late night, quick check in and helpful staff for the tourist information. The hotel is located near the bus station and they offer free bus (CAT) around city, also the free walking tour with the tour guide. The room and sharing bathroom are very clean, they offer free hot and cold water so you can serve yourself. We satisfying with our room. P/s: for the local restaurant, we highly recommended a group of many street food "shop", they don't speak English but use your body language and that would be great experience. We got a very very very yummy local soups with fish ball. The price is cheap and same with the local people . That's unforgettable.
Everything is clean and new. The locker design is good. Helpful staff. Just the wifi is a bit slow. I have also stayed in another highly rated hostel with similar price in town, but i would highly recommend sim city more than another one.
I love it. ”
This is the same review i gave to trip advisor, they deserve amazing review because this hotel and the staffs are just amazingly wonderful. I'm a 21 year old girl came here with my boyfriend and 3 other friends. Went here with 4 of my friends. The cheap price come with nice bedroom. Suitable for those who dont have to transport but want to travel far around penang. Walking distance to the jetty terminal, you don't need any transport once near to the jetty. The jetty is the main bus terminal to go everywhere in Penang friendliest staffs ever. The genuine smile and everything, and very helpful. They even provide a room to keep your bag after your checkout time. As the hotel is only 5 minutes walking distance to jetty, we went everywhere starting from taking the bus from jetty. Penang public transport is reliable. And if you want to go back to the hotel, any bus can do because every bus seems to stop at the jetty as the final. The view is to die for. I will definitely come here again.
Great value for money”
Sim Citystay is located opposite of the Lee Jetty, above the Silverstone tyres shop. The front desk staff/boss were being very helpful and kind, quick check-in, and some info on the nearby good local food. The twin room was not too big and not too small either. It was just right for me and my friend. The room was new and clean. The free internet access was a big plus. Bathroom was clean. No lift access in the hotel. Overall we had a very pleasant stay in the Sim Citystay.
Hotel is Near the jetty but not the center of the old town and the Square. No elevator but the price is reasonable.
Worth it! Clean and comfortable to even just stay in bed the whole day watching movies online 😄”
I decided to stay here after checking the reviews if there was a complaint on bed bugs and there was none (based on filtering). Though it can't be avoided with the influx of travellers but they probably acted on it immediately. I had a good stay. A little more improvement and it would have been great already. I wasn't bothered by some noise from the road at night because I expected it knowing the road was leading to the expressway. So if you want a quiet place, book somewhere near the beaches or forest 🤣. They said it was hard to find, well maybe for those who doesn't know google maps exist and never bothered to read directions to the place given in the booking page. Location was good since the clan jetties are just opposite the road. You won't get hungry even at 3am, with the nearby hawker stalls. The staff are superb. The manager was said to be rude in some reviews (some mistaken him as the owner haha) but he's ok so far.. The staircase should be improved, make it more appealing. 👍
If travel alone is match for you but couple for us is quite small the room and the sound proofing is quite bad
The best hotel”
It is really good hotel with a suitable price. I will come back Penang and Sim Citystay soon. Thank you so much, Sim Citystay.
Nice hostel with amazing view”
The staff is very helpful. It is clean. The mattress is very comfortable. Hot and cold water on the floor. Amazing view from the rooftop. 7-10 min walk to bus/ferry station.