Sim Citystay
Free Wi-Fi

Sim Citystay

No 60, Level 1, Pengkalan Weld, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10300
- View on map
 Sim Citystay
    Removed from saved list
    Interior view Sim Citystay
    Interior view Sim Citystay
    Bathroom Sim Citystay
    Family Room with Harbor View Sim Citystay
    See all 33 photos
     Sim Citystay

    Sim Citystay Reviews

    8.3
    Excellent
    /10
    (264 reviews)See what guests said
    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Staffs are helpful."

    AZUSA

    -

    September 27, 2017

    8.6
    Excellent cleanliness
    Recommended by 86% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Sim Citystay

    Things you'll love

    • 530 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Penang

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Laundry service

    Excellent
    Location
    8.3
    See map
    Excellent location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Khoo Kongsi340 m
  • The Camera Museum910 m
  • Penang Peranakan Mansion1.05 km
  • Gurney Drive3.22 km
  • Gurney Plaza4.21 km
  • Penang Hill6.04 km
  • Penang Bridge6.54 km
  • Kek Lok Si Temple7.26 km
  • Penang National Park13.49 km
  • Escape Adventureplay Theme Park14.17 km
  • Value for money8.5
    Distance to city center5 km
    Location rating8.3
    Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
    Distance to airport15.5 km

    Rooms available at Sim Citystay

    8.0
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Family Room with Harbor View
    Family Room with Harbor View
    ...
    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Harbor view
    • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
    Enter dates to see prices
    10-Bed Dormitory Room
    10-Bed Dormitory Room
    ...
    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
    Enter dates to see prices
    Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    ...
    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
    Enter dates to see prices
    Dormitory 6-Bed (Mixed)
    Dormitory 6-Bed (Mixed)
    ...
    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
    Enter dates to see prices
    Superior Twin Room
    Superior Twin Room
    ...
    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds
    Enter dates to see prices
    Standard Queen with Shared Bathroom
    Standard Queen with Shared Bathroom
    ...
    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed
    Enter dates to see prices
    Family  Room
    Family Room
    ...
    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
    Enter dates to see prices
    Superior Queen Room
    Superior Queen Room
    ...
    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed
    Enter dates to see prices
    Standard Bunk Bed Shared Bathroom
    Standard Bunk Bed Shared Bathroom
    ...
    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 2 bunk beds
    Enter dates to see prices
    Standard Bunk-Bed Room
    Standard Bunk-Bed Room
    ...
    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • 3 bunk beds
    Enter dates to see prices
    Have a question for Sim Citystay?

    What people love about Sim Citystay

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "Room is good."

      AZUSA

      |

      September 27, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Location

      "In addition to that the location is awesome."

      Konstantin

      |

      July 15, 2018

    • 8.8
      Excellent
      Spaciousness

      "The room is clean and spacious for a very low price."

      MAISARAH

      |

      December 15, 2018

    Up to 30% off with Agoda Insider Deals!

    Prices drop the moment you sign in!

    Sign in now
    More about Sim Citystay

    More about Sim Citystay

    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Very clean very spacious."

    Azreena

    |

    December 28, 2018

    An overview

    Show less

    What they offer

    8.8
    Excellent

    "Exceptional ! one of the best backpacker hostel i ever stay."

    MAISARAH

    |

    December 15, 2018

    Read more reviews
    Show less

    Nearest essentials

    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
    Show less

    What's nearby

    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
    Show more

    Property's guest policies

    Show less

    Some helpful facts

    Show less

    Announcements

    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 Sim Citystay from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    Agoda Reviews (264)Booking.com Reviews (344)
    8.3
    /
    10
    Cleanliness8.6
    Facilities7.7
    Location8.3
    Room comfort and quality8.0
    Service8.6
    Value for money8.5
    All languages
    All guests (264)
    All room types

    Show reviews that mention 

    Showing 158 verified guest comments
    12345
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jen from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    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. 🙂

    Reviewed May 20, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Carolin from Germany
    Group
    Standard Queen with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    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 :)

    Reviewed March 31, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Azreena from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Family Room with Harbor View
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    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.

    Reviewed December 28, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    James from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    cheap and cheerful ”

    clean dorm, great aircon, great shower/toilet. location perfect. 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed May 02, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    Muhammad from Malaysia
    Couple
    Superior Twin Room
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    Not bad”

    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.

    Reviewed April 17, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Lai from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Perfect”

    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

    Reviewed August 25, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Masaharu
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    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.

    Reviewed January 15, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    MAISARAH from Malaysia
    Group
    Superior Twin Room
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

    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 !

    Reviewed December 15, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Su from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Exceptional”

    Very good location,room is clean and quiet and very nice and helpful staff

    Reviewed April 16, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Marta from Poland
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

    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:)

    Reviewed June 04, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Ferry from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory 6-Bed (Mixed)
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2017

    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

    Reviewed March 02, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Hoang from Vietnam
    Couple
    Standard Queen with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

    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.

    Reviewed February 08, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Shuk from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    10-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016

    Great stay”

    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.

    Reviewed October 17, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    SHARIFAH from Malaysia
    Group
    Standard Queen with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in August 2016

    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.

    Reviewed August 18, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    Foong from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Superior Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2016

    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.

    Reviewed June 06, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    Ariel from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    Superior Queen Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Nice hotel”

    Hotel is Near the jetty but not the center of the old town and the Square. No elevator but the price is reasonable.

    Reviewed April 29, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    MARILEN from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

    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. 👍

    Reviewed July 14, 2018
    6.4
    Good
    SAW from Malaysia
    Couple
    Superior Queen Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Good”

    If travel alone is match for you but couple for us is quite small the room and the sound proofing is quite bad

    Reviewed March 21, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    NGUYEN from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

    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.

    Reviewed January 30, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Artem from Ukraine
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    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.

    Reviewed January 16, 2019
    12345
    This is a popular property. Don't miss out!

    Back to search results

    Back to room choices

    |

    Dismiss

    Sim Citystay
    |Excellent 8.3
    ×
    Check in. Step out.
    Experiences on Agoda. Because your room is just the beginning.

    • Excellent location
    • Khoo Kongsi
    • Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal is within 0.57 km