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Exceptional location - Inside city center
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Pitt Street Corner 40 m
Areca Books 50 m
Kuan Yin Teng Temple 60 m
Public Bank @ Lebuh Bishop 80 m
Consulate General of the Netherlands 80 m
Am Bank @ Lebuh Bishop 80 m
PG Gold Museum 90 m
Consulate of the People's Republic of Bangladesh 110 m
St George’s Church 110 m
Alpha Utara Gallery 120 m
Nearby landmarks
Pinang Peranakan Mansion 190 m
Armenian Street 510 m
Khoo Kongsi 560 m
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion 600 m
Penang Fort Cornwallis 630 m
Kek Lok Si Temple 7.63 km
Batu Ferringhi Beach 12.04 km
Entopia 14.06 km
Escape Theme Park 14.14 km
ST Hostel Georgetown

"The whole family was welcoming and it was a great central location to be, nothing too far to walk to and we found some great places to eat within a 10..."

Emily - December 10, 2018
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ST Hostel Georgetown

45, Lebuh Gereja, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200 - See map
Property highlights
Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Within 190 m of property
  • 580 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Penang

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

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Value for money9.1
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating9.4
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport15.4 km

Rooms available at ST Hostel Georgetown

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
9.1
Deluxe Family Room for 4 People - Non-Smoking
Deluxe Family Room for 4 People - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 queen beds
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Deluxe Double/Twin Room
Deluxe Double/Twin Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • City view
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Non-smoking
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Standard Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Non-smoking
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 1 queen bed
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Single Room with Window
Single Room with Window
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  • City view
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Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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    Double Room with Private Bathroom
    Double Room with Private Bathroom
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    • Non-smoking
    • Separate shower/bathtub
    • 1 queen bed
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    Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
    Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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    Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at ST Hostel Georgetown?

      Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

      How do I get to ST Hostel Georgetown?

      For those who wish to drive their own cars, ST Hostel Georgetown has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for a fee of 6 MYR per day. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel.

      What is the smoking policy at ST Hostel Georgetown?

      ST Hostel Georgetown does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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      What people love about ST Hostel Georgetown

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "The owners are so friendly and helpful, provided us with all the information we needed."

        Lucy

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        December 6, 2018

      • 9.2
        Exceptional

        "Both the room and the services were quite ok - value for money spent."

        Kok

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        January 2, 2020

      • 10.0
        Exceptional

        "Really enjoyed staying here - rooms were nice and the bed was comfy."

        Lucy

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        December 6, 2018

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      9.4/10
      Room comfort score
      9.1/10
      Value for money score
      9.1/10
      Service score
      9.4/10
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      Overall rating:
      9.1
      Exceptional
      212 reviews
      Cleanliness
      9.3
      Facilities
      8.5
      Location
      9.4
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      What travelers say they love:
      The staff was really nice and always with a great dispositio...
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      More about ST Hostel Georgetown

      More about ST Hostel Georgetown

      Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, ST Hostel Georgetown is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Penang. Only 15 km away, this 2-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. 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. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, room service, airport transfer.

      The ambiance of ST Hostel Georgetown is reflected in every guestroom. television LCD/plasma screen, clothes rack, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, locker are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your purpose of visit, ST Hostel Georgetown is an excellent choice for your stay in Penang.

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      12 mentions
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      4 mentions
      Food & Dining
      2 mentions

      What they offer

      10.0
      Exceptional
      Bathroom

      "The shared bathroom was clean and the communal area was nice..."

      Lucy

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      December 6, 2018

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      Reviews of ST Hostel Georgetown from real guests

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      9.1
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      10
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness9.3
      Facilities8.5
      Location9.4
      Room comfort and quality9.1
      Service9.4
      Value for money9.1
      High score for Penang
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      9+ Exceptional (118)
      8-9 Excellent (19)
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      <6 Below Expectation (4)
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Nguyen from Vietnam
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

      Nice place to stay and friendly and helpful staff-Mr Han!”

      I stayed 2 nights at this ST Hostel Georgetown. Mr Han welcomed me very warmly. He introduced me everything about his hostel, very basic things but non-hostel or non-hotel i stayed before have. He showed me some nice places to visit, restaurants or night market to have local foods. The bed i stayed very clean. Mr. Han was very helpful to help me find my phone on the grab car to airport. Thank u so much! I would love to recommended your hostel to my friends and anyone who are travelling to Penang! You are doing very well your business - Mr Han From Hannah (Hanh Nguyen - Vietnamese)!

      Reviewed May 02, 2019

      Hello Nguyen, thanks for writing us a review, we are glad that you have a good stay and holiday in Penang. Wishing you all the best.

      Responded May 11, 2019
      ST Hostel Georgetown
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Ngoc from Vietnam
      Solo traveler
      Double Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

      Great place to stay in Penang”

      The hostel locates in a quite and peaceful area where you can easily go to Penang famous sites in just a few minutes. It's a warm hostel with super clean room! Although the stairs are quite steep and narrow, the decoration of ST hostel makes me feel calm and comfortable. The hostel owners are very nice and friendly. It was very kind of them to show us the best sight-seeing in town and give us some great advice in choosing place to enjoy local food. Service was better than I expected. Just a minor minus point that the wifi connection didn't work so well when more and more people stayed in hostel. Beside that, I'm very happy with my trip and hope to have a chance to come back to Penang in the near future.

      Reviewed May 04, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Vernon from New Zealand
      Couple
      Standard Double Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in August 2015

      Above and beyond”

      Staff, Location, Facilities.

      We have been travelling now for five weeks, we have enjoyed just about all our accommodation in that time, but this was one of the truly standout places during our trip. We arrived in very late but that wasn't a problem because they had someone patiently waiting for us.Tired and hungry we were quickly shown to our room and suggested a couple of good places to have a late night meal. Next morning it was raining and we wanted to go visit Penang Hill, we were told what bus to get on, provided with umbrella's and driven to the bus stop as a favour. It was a rushed visit and we needed to get back and catch a taxi to get to the airport on time, they had a taxi arranged for us when we arrived back. I can't say enough about how impressed we were with ST Hostel. The facilities were great, we had a really nice breakfast, but above all the hosts were just brilliant!

      Reviewed August 15, 2015
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Amy from United States
      Solo traveler
      Double Room with Private Bathroom
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

      Great stay for good price ”

      Han and his family were awesome and so welcoming! On my first night in, I got a warm welcome from him, his wife, and two adorable daughters. They gave me ample advice on what to see and how to get to certain attractions. Han was always so nice every time I saw him and provides a peaceful, welcoming space for his guests. The place is clean and spacious. I was in a single room with private bathroom, $22 USD/night and well worth the price in my opinion. The sink is located outside the room which was the only inconvenience. Public bathrooms also looked clean although I didn't need to use them. Great location, in the heart of Georgetown where you can walk short distances to access restaurants, shops, street art, and other touristy attractions. Easily accessible to bus stops, and <20 min Grab ride from places like the Penang Intl Airport and Penang Hill. The only con is that sometimes the internet was slow in my room!

      Reviewed October 18, 2019

      Hello Amy, thanks for the detailed and a perfect score review. We are glad to host you and looking forward to see you again. Wishing you all the best!

      Responded October 18, 2019
      ST Hostel Georgetown
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Emily from United Kingdom
      Group
      Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

      Great stay at ST Hostel”

      Han and his family were so accommodating when we arrived early and ended up having to stay an extra night because of cancelled travel arrangements. The whole family was welcoming and it was a great central location to be, nothing too far to walk to and we found some great places to eat within a 10-15 minute walk. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in Georgetown that’s close enough to the party, but you still want a good nights sleep, ST Hostel is the place to stay

      Reviewed December 10, 2018

      Hello Emily, thanks for the review. We are great that you have a good stay here. Wishing you all the best!

      Responded December 12, 2018
      ST Hostel Georgetown
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Moanna from China
      Couple
      Double Room with Private Bathroom
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

      a very artistic and quiet hostel”

      We stayed at ST hostel for 5 days. The owners of ST hostel are an asian background couple with a lovely little daughter. They are super friendly and helpful. They suggested big events we must go and food we must try in georgetown. We are very happy to come back in the future!

      Reviewed February 10, 2016
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Maria from Germany
      Couple
      Standard Double Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

      Perfect place to stay in Georgetown”

      Simply put we could not have picked a better place to stay in Georgetown. Our room was clean with a comfy bed and good aircon. The owner of the hostel, Han, is exceptionally friendly and hospitable and has loads of great advice. We followed almost all of his recommendations and our trip was so much better for it. Highly recommended.

      Reviewed April 03, 2019

      Hello Maria, thanks for the review, your compliment is encouragement to us. we are glad that our effort pay off.

      Responded April 08, 2019
      ST Hostel Georgetown
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Madeline from Australia
      Couple
      Double Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in August 2016

      Clean, comfortable and great staff”

      We really enjoyed our stay here. The rooms and all facilities are very nice and well maintained. Having an air conditioner was an absolute must for us in the Penang heat. Although you don't have a private bathroom the shared facilities are kept very clean. This hostel is in a great location with all the best sites of George Town less than a ten minute walk away. There are plenty of good restaurants around too. The owners are really friendly and gave us lots of information about George Town and helped us organise our onward travel.

      Reviewed August 11, 2016
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Sharon from Malaysia
      Couple
      Deluxe Double/Twin Room
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

      Good location, clean and kind owner.”

      Thanks to the owner Han to wait for our arrival, even though we reached the hostel later than expected. He even showed us the place to have supper and guided us to the tourist attractions nearby. The hostel is clean. Overall, a good place to stay when visiting Georgetown.

      Reviewed September 30, 2018

      Sharon, thanks for the review. We are glad that you do enjoy the stay in our hostel. See you.

      Responded October 02, 2018
      ST Hostel Georgetown
      9.7
      Exceptional
      Robert from Canada
      Couple
      Standard Double Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in December 2015

      Great budget accommodations in Georgetown!”

      Air conditioning, cleansliness, owner

      We had a great stay at ST Hostel. The owners are very friendly. These are budget accommodations with a shared bathroom but everything was immaculately clean! The owners are very friendly and were able to converse in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. The air conditioning worked very well!

      Reviewed December 15, 2015
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Skye
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in February 2019

      Solid Stay and Excellent Host”

      ST Hostel does not disappoint. It does everything well and Han is a very kind and accommodating host who will be happy to show you around or with anything you personally need. Plus you’ll have a discount on local food vendors!

      Reviewed March 10, 2019

      Hello Skye, thanks for writing us a review, we appreciate. Wishing you all the best.

      Responded March 12, 2019
      ST Hostel Georgetown
      8.4
      Excellent
      bernadette from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Double Room with Private Bathroom
      Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

      Great find in george town”

      Stayed here while applying for a visa. Had a double room with private bathroom. Arrived late afternoon, warmly greated by the staff. Shown to my room, helped with baggage and local info. Room was clean and as advertised. A little small, v. Small shower and toilet but no sink, no window, tv no working channels in english and a small table. All in all for the price its good. Comfy bed, reasonable wifi, nice and helpful staff, great location not noisy. Tea/coffee in the morning. Walking distance to little india, chulia st etc. Local buses easy to use. Food nearby. The staff are very knowledgable and helpful they even drove me to the embassy. Cant ask for more than that

      Reviewed November 30, 2016
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Noor from Malaysia
      Couple
      Standard Double Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in July 2019

      Value for Money”

      I just need to walk around 5 mins to reach Padang Kota Lama for Penang Run 2019. As the run flag off is at 5.30 am, staying at this hostel is very helpful. Simple room for a simple reason of travel.

      Reviewed July 08, 2019

      Hello Noor, thanks for writing us a review, wishing you all the best.

      Responded July 10, 2019
      ST Hostel Georgetown
      8.4
      Excellent
      Stephanie from Australia
      Couple
      Deluxe Family Room for 4 People - Non-Smoking
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

      Very friendly host and large comfortable room”

      The host, cleanliness, appearance and location of this hostel is excellent. I enjoyed my stay here and the host gave us a lot of help. They also gave us each a bottle of water everyday, Three issues: 1) bathroom: shared - three small stalls, doubling as both toilet and shower. Male and female. Challenging to use for price we paid. 2) cost: $50 a night AUD made this place fairly costly for Malaysia. Large room, great location and lovely hosts made up for this a little. 3) stair: do not book this guesthouse if you have mobility challenges. All rooms are one or two flights of stairs up. You can keep both hands on rails at all times, which is good because stairs are of an uneven hieght, not level and very narrow.

      Reviewed March 30, 2016
      8.4
      Excellent
      Jordan from Canada
      Couple
      Double Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

      It's like you have your own place”

      I stayed here for three nights. The place is really quiet and immaculately clean, but the staff is rarely there and the toilet paper was out for two days. The first two nights we had a smaller room further off the front and while a little cramped for two, was much better for sleep purposes. DO NOT take the front room. The noise from the street is loud - it's like you're sleeping on the curb. I rarely saw any other guests, although the place was apparently full hence why we paid more for the larger front room. It's super quiet, and in a fabulous location in Little India. There appear to be two staff members, the man is helpful and speaks English, but I couldn't communicate with the lady even in gestures (not her fault - I'm in her country not vice versa). Much of the day no one appears to be there, although security is good and via electronic key fob system. I would recommend this place if you're looking for cleanliness, quiet (except in the front room), and comfort as long you're willing to sacrifice any type of social atmosphere, and can get by with minimal staff assistance. The term "hostel" is a bit of a misnomer. More like a guesthouse where you can enjoy peace and quiet and be left to your own devices.

      Reviewed January 09, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Alicja from Poland
      Couple
      Double Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

      The best place to stay!”

      Great place to stay in Georgetown! The host and his family were super friendly and helpful, rooms are clean, AC and wifi work very good. Definitely recommend 👍

      Reviewed October 05, 2018

      Alicja, thanks for taking the time to review our hostel, we had a good time together to share about cultural stuffs, life style, living standard, people, education....of Poland and Malaysia. Many thanks for the info exchange!

      Responded October 08, 2018
      ST Hostel Georgetown
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Robert from United States
      Solo traveler
      Double Room with Private Bathroom
      Stayed 7 nights in April 2019

      Above average for hostel”

      The owner/manager, Han, was very helpful and made good recommendations on local eateries. Location in Little India is ideal, can walk to everywhere in Georgetown historic district. Facility is kept spotless.

      Reviewed April 22, 2019

      Hello Robert, thank you for writing us the review, we are glad that you did enjoy the stay and local food in Georgetown , Penang. Wishing you all the best.

      Responded April 25, 2019
      ST Hostel Georgetown
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Tiphaine from Hong Kong
      Couple
      Standard Double Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in December 2017

      Very Nice Hostel and Host”

      We spend one night in Penang, we were nicely welcome by the host who gave us nice recommendation of what to do and where. Room and bathroom were clean. We jsut hoped to have real sheets for the bed instead of towel sheets as the feeling was a bit weird for us, other than that, it was perfect.

      Reviewed January 08, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Arnaud from France
      Couple
      Double Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 4 nights in August 2016

      Perfect stay in Georgetown ”

      Really nice accommodation with really kind and helpful host! Very good location too, in the heart of Georgetown and nearby little India. We recommend!

      Reviewed August 16, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      HYUk from South Korea
      Solo traveler
      Double Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 5 nights in December 2019

      The best budget hostel”

      Convenient location and quiet environment. Kind and considerate host. If you don't mind share bathrooms and shower rooms, this hostel is the first hostel you have to book.

      Reviewed December 29, 2019

      Hello HYUK, thanks for rating us a perfect score, we appreciate. Wishing you a blessed new year 2020!

      Responded January 03, 2020
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