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"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..."
580 meters to public transportation
Located in heart of Penang
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||9.1|
|Distance to city center||1 km|
|Nearest airport||Penang International Airport (PEN)|
|Distance to airport||15.4 km|
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.
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.
ST Hostel Georgetown does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
"The owners are so friendly and helpful, provided us with all the information we needed."
December 6, 2018
"Both the room and the services were quite ok - value for money spent."
January 2, 2020
"Really enjoyed staying here - rooms were nice and the bed was comfy."
December 6, 2018
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.
"The shared bathroom was clean and the communal area was nice..."
December 6, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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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)!
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.
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.
Above and beyond”
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!
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!
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!
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
Hello Emily, thanks for the review. We are great that you have a good stay here. Wishing you all the best!
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!
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.
Hello Maria, thanks for the review, your compliment is encouragement to us. we are glad that our effort pay off.
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.
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.
Sharon, thanks for the review. We are glad that you do enjoy the stay in our hostel. See you.
Great budget accommodations in Georgetown!”
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!
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!
Hello Skye, thanks for writing us a review, we appreciate. Wishing you all the best.
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
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.
Hello Noor, thanks for writing us a review, wishing you all the best.
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.
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.
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 👍
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Hello HYUK, thanks for rating us a perfect score, we appreciate. Wishing you a blessed new year 2020!