7.9
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8.5

Excellent

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Excellent location - Inside city center
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Armenian Street 750 m
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion 830 m
Khoo Kongsi 890 m
Pinang Peranakan Mansion 1.29 km
Penang Fort Cornwallis 1.74 km
Kek Lok Si Temple 6.47 km
Batu Ferringhi Beach 11.25 km
Entopia 13.04 km
Escape Theme Park 13.13 km
Nearby landmarks
Penang Road 110 m
Forestry Department 110 m
Komtar 180 m
Manuel Ukulele 180 m
Penang Tourist Guide Association 190 m
Popular Bookshop 200 m
Kidland 230 m
CimB Bank @ Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong 240 m
Asia Comic Cultural Museum 250 m
George Town 250 m
Wassup Youth Hostel

"Overall, the hotel is good & very near to local attractions."

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Wassup Youth Hostel

No. 495E, Jalan Penang, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10000 - See map

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Fantastic breakfast
83% positive mentions
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 82% of guests
Excellent comfort
8.1 room quality and comfort
Very good service
7.8 rating for service

Convenient for those who drive as there's an open parking at the back of the hotel (RM3-4 per entry).

Mason | December 19, 2018

Good for budget hotel, clean, and covinient cause beside the hostel there's convinient store.

CHANDRA | April 9, 2018

Despite of that, the room is great and big, and the malls are just foots away from the hotel.

Masshitta | August 29, 2019

The location is good, walking distance to Komtar, Perangin Mall and 1st Avenue Mall.

Mason | December 19, 2018

It's comfortable room in 4 bed femal with 2 bathrooom in side the room.

Watsana | February 27, 2020

Recommended to those are seeking for hotel nearby attraction places.

nurul | October 1, 2019

  • 240 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Penang

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Bar

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Value for money8.1
Distance to city center33.8 km
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport14.7 km

Rooms available at Wassup Youth Hostel

8.1
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Deluxe Double Room with Balcony
Deluxe Double Room with Balcony
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Triple Room with Balcony
Triple Room with Balcony
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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4-Bed En-suite Female Dormitory Room
4-Bed En-suite Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Superior Twin Room
Superior Twin Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Street view
  • 2 single beds
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4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 4 bunk beds
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Day Use Room - Superior Double Room (4 hours)
Day Use Room - Superior Double Room (4 hours)
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Superior Double Room
Superior Double Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Standard Double Room
Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

How do I get to Wassup Youth Hostel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Wassup Youth Hostel has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for an additional charge. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Penang with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at Wassup Youth Hostel?

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

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What people love about Wassup Youth Hostel

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    Location

    "A few minutes walk to all popular destination."

    CHRISTOPHER

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    December 22, 2019

  • 8.4
    Excellent

    "The bed and pillow is very good for sleep."

    Watsana

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    February 27, 2020

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    Location

    "A very convenient location in Georgetown."

    CHRISTOPHER

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    December 22, 2019

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Overall rating:
7.9
Very good
2,066 reviews
Cleanliness
7.6
Facilities
7.6
Location
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The staff was quiet friendly and we also had a great time.
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More about Wassup Youth Hostel

Wassup Youth Hostel, located in Georgetown, Penang, is a popular choice for travelers. The city center is merely 33.8 km away and the airport can be reached within 21 minutes. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Wassup Youth Hostel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, taxi service, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas.

The ambiance of Wassup Youth Hostel is reflected in every guestroom. television LCD/plasma screen, towels, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the table tennis, games room. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Wassup Youth Hostel.

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Housekeeping
80 mentions
Swimming Pool
34 mentions
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22 mentions
Car Park
20 mentions

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional

"Very nice place to stay & my favorite hostel always."

CHOONG

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December 25, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Muneeb from Pakistan
Couple
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

It was a wonderful place”

Wassup hostel is seriously one of the best hotels in Penang. The staff was quiet friendly and we also had a great time. The room was clean and although we wanted to use the stuff for washroom they did provided it on time. The best part was that they had a pool and it was neat and clean although there were children swimming in it but still it was clean. The gamming/playing area was also wonderful it was also amazing. I could have easily talked to my family there. The best thing was that they had a bus station behind the hotel and they also had the mall and all the other facilities near as well and we could easily go there and have fun and also do our shopping. The security was also amazing we had left our room keys out of the room in night and nothing happend. One of the best place in Penang is wassup youth Hostel. One must go there if visit to penang

Reviewed September 06, 2019
9.7
Exceptional
Apinya from Thailand
Group
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in August 2015

Comfortable and located in a very good position.”

Location, room and cleanliness

I had a great time in Wassup Youth during my vocation. The room was perfect and I think it was worth to spend money for this room. Staffs are very nice and helpful. This hostel located near the Komtar, so it was very convenient. Also the room was clean, totally clean. A little annoying thing in this hostel was Chinese people, they talked so loud and the walls couldn't cover noisy from outside. But in overall I was really satisfied with this hostel.

Reviewed August 14, 2015
8.3
Excellent
Fifa from Malaysia
Group
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in February 2015

The best hostel”

Location, the room comfort & value for money.

Wassup Youth Hostel is different from other hostel because they got private bathroom in each dorm/room. This made my stay easier. Location very strategic (behind Komtar). 200m walking distance. The room very clean & tidy. Towel provided. The games & sport area is comfy making me feels good to play with my friends. The were also a vending machine & bicycle rental provided. Ask the staff for any help since they are very kind o the guests. Worth every penny!

Reviewed February 10, 2015
9.6
Exceptional
Clarence from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Very good place to stay”

Wassup hostel is easily the best hostel there is. Everywhere is clean and the rooms feel and look new. The beddings were hotel standard. Locker with a key is provided by the hostel in each room. Towels are provided too. Lots of facilities. Toilets are great with heaters. Toilets were ensuite to each room of 4 people so it is more than sufficient for everyone. Will definitely stay there again when I'm in Penang.

Reviewed August 05, 2016
9.7
Exceptional
Leonado from Malaysia
Couple
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2015

Nice for youth~!!!”

Snooker~!!! RM1 carbonated drinks in hotel~nice room condition!

Just can say that, it really suitable for youth!!! nice hotel!!! if i will go penang again, wassup youth hostel will be my choice!!!

Reviewed August 09, 2015
8.0
Excellent
Tan from Singapore
Family with young children
Triple Room with Balcony
Stayed 3 nights in October 2015

Review for Wassup Youth Hostel”

Resourceful and approachable staffs, Clean and comfortable, Affordable

Spend 4D3N at Wassup Youth Hostel, the hostel is clean and the set up is unique. The room is spacious and clean, just that the music (from pubs?) throughout the midnight till morning ruin abit of our sleep .(Hope the hostel can do something to block of the music, otherwise the hostel is really perfect). The staffs was friendly, resourceful,approachable and they are able to advise accordingly to our enquiries. The hostel was located near to various shopping malls, bus interchange etc. Overall, we are quite satisfied with our stay there.

Reviewed October 21, 2015
8.8
Excellent
Flavius from Romania
Couple
Superior Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in May 2016

Nice stay in Penang”

We stayed at Wassup for 3 nights, it is a nice cozy place that has everything needed for a week-end city trip. The hostel is conveniently located withing walking distance to Armenian Street zone and the Pranging Mall. Hostel is clean and offers more than basic facilities: private bathroom, wifi, cable tv, complementary tea service, in-room fridge and safe, air-con. Also has 2 available computers connected to the internet and nice shared area with games. It's good value for the money keeping in mind is still a hostel.

Reviewed May 23, 2016
7.0
Very good
Yeow from Singapore
Solo traveler
Superior Double Room
Stayed 4 nights in June 2015

My stay @ Wassup Youth Hostel”

Location, Friendly Staff & Cleanliness

I stayed at Wassup Youth Hostel for 4nights. I must say that this is one of the best hostel I have stayed so far. Upon checking in, you will be given an access card with WIFI password, room key and safe key. In order to enter the main area, you will need to tap your card and in the night, the front door also require you to tap in with your access card. So it is really safe. You will remove your shoes at the main area and leave your shoes on the shoe rack before going up to your room. Please note that there is no elevator. The colourful staircase brings you to the second floor and third floor where the rooms are. When I entered my room, they have already turn on the air-con and ceiling fan so the room was cool. The room is spacious and most importantly there is a refrigerator for me to put my soft drinks :). There is an iron and ironing board and hair dryer for use. There is a hanging area for you to hang your clothes. The room is okaybut I suggest that they vacuum the floor regularly as I found long hair on the carpet floor. The bathroom is clean but the water pressure is too low. The staff at the reception area are very friendly and warm. The uncle who does the cleaning will also greet you. If you need housekeeping service, please request for the counter before going out. I would highly recommend this hostel to anyone who wants to stay near Komtar. There are many shops, eateries nearby and bus station is within walking distance.

Reviewed June 20, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Ivana from Malaysia
Group
Quadruple Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

The hostel you should choose when in penang ”

This is our second time in wassup hostel. Really satisfied with the price. A large room with 1 queen + 1 king bed, The toilet was clean and no problem with the water, Easy to get parking at the back of hostel , and helpful staff when I request lower floor ;) of course will repeat there again !

Reviewed December 13, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Nursyafiqah from Malaysia
Group
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

Good location, clean and good hostel”

Very good location. A few walks from Komtar terminal which most of all the rapid bus stop there. Hostel located at the main penang road. Very convenient for backpackers to get around the city. Less halal food around the hostel which make me travelling to another street for breakfast. Very clean hostel which provide basic needs. They even got small swimming pools. I like their environment and they even got free PC to use with internet. The female dorm is clean and got toilet in the dorm for 4 people. I feel like we're rent a room not a dorm. You can get iron and towels from reception. Very convenient for us hijab girls. The only bad review from me is the receptionist is not that friendly. But the accommodation is very good and recommended for those who got tight budget.

Reviewed October 02, 2017
8.3
Excellent
jing from Malaysia
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2015

clean,tidy,good service,location”

clean,tidy,good service

Wassup Youth Hostel overall is very nice.Clean,tidy,location,goods accesories given,hair dryer,iron,tv,aircon cold,fan good,toilet clean,heater,staffs all are friendly.Location to Kimbery street and Komtar.Good.

Reviewed March 30, 2015
8.0
Excellent
Remus from Singapore
Business traveler
Superior Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2015

Great place for exploring Georgetown”

Excellent Location, Fuss-free, Efficient Service and Comfortable

We had two Superior Double rooms, side-by-side. They were sound-proofed and we could only hear very soft sounds from the road outside. There was one night when there was a bass-heavy party going on somewhere and a little bass got in but it was only because the rooms were quiet when it happened. The air-conditioner and water heater both worked extremely well. The TV had 2 USB ports (very useful). Issues: The doors were not sound-proof so sounds from the inside of the hostel were quite audible. Good thing for us that the other guests were generally quiet. One of the rooms had a musty smell. We suspect that the lack of ventilation in the bathroom was at least partly to blame. The layout of the bathroom was also a little strange. It seemed, perhaps, a little too space-saving. Without removing the shower head from its holder, you could shower while seated on the toilet. That said, Wassup is a GREAT place if you want to explore Georgetown. It is right next to a bus terminal and very centralised. There are also 3 huge shopping malls just 5 minutes away as well as a convenience store right downstairs. Food is in abundance in the immediate vicinity and you will definitely not go hungry here.

Reviewed April 30, 2015
8.7
Excellent
Amira from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in March 2015

Comfortable backpackers stay.”

Spacious Room. Hotel alike. With resting area.

We booked the one with balcony room and we're fully satisfied. It’s spacious, with safety box deposit, fan + aircond, rest chair, dressing table and chair, complete with hair dryer and surprisingly, the room comes with an iron and iron board as well. Bed and pillows are also comfortable. Hotel enough? Yes yes. Despite the room/hostel being on the side of the road (which can be very noisy), we still have a good sleep! This hostel is located at the center of Georgetown town so it’s very convenient for you to go places. If you’re driving, you may park your car at RM10/per day at the car park just behind the hostel. There’s hostel door access from behind too, do ask the hostel staffs. They’re friendly. Oh and yea they do have vending machine with can drinks at RM1 ONLY.

Reviewed March 10, 2015
8.8
Excellent
Himawan from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Stratetic location and super comfy bed”

Strategically located on the heart of georgetown area with walking distance to literally anywhere to famous and delciious culinary hawker complex, this hostel is really a steal for that price point. Bed is comfortable, ac is cold, the lobby and lounge is comfortable and equipped with sofa and even computer. Smoking room outside is really nice with swimming pool view and the toilet works very well! The only minus thing about the hostel is the amount of cash for deposit which i think pretty high, around 50 rm. Thats quite a number of bucks but i think its still pretty high for several traveler. Other than that, everything was amazing 👍

Reviewed November 06, 2019
9.0
Exceptional
May from Malaysia
Couple
Superior Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

Very satisfied! ”

The staff are friendly & helpful. Satisfied with the facilities/amenities provided.

Hostel very easy to find & very convenient because it is located nearby (walking distance 5min) the Komtar station where we can take any buses to go anywhere. Also nearby to the famous teochew penang food :) also provide bicycle rental RM10 per day very very convenient as we dont have to find other bicycle rental shop. The design of the hostel also quite creative & comfy. Recommend for a group of friends as there are some entertaiment facilites provided! :D price is very affordable too. Overall, very satisfied!!

Reviewed September 13, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Yenny from Indonesia
Couple
Superior Double Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2015

Central and Nice Location”

Location, Cleanliness and Good Service

Me and my husband stayed 1 night and another 2 nights because the hotel was full booked in between. We booked for Superior double room but on the 1st night they upgraded us to Deluxe Double Room with Balcony. First night is quite disappointed because we got a room with malfunction of the toilet hole but still acceptable. The deluxe room quite big and clean with ceiling fan attached, small balcony, King sized bed, small fridge, iron and iron board, hairdryer,free wifi and have a dressing table some more. So far i can say i love to stay in here, the location so central and near to Komtar. Then the 2nd and 3rd day we got our Superior double room, Mostly the appliances are the same only no balcony, ceiling fan and queen sized bed. the room a bit smaller but still clean. There is a table but no mirror attached in the room so for lady who want to do make up need to go to the toilet to get the mirror. I find this very pleasant stay & comfortable. After we check out at 12pm, we also can left ours luggages at the counter for hours without charge.The staff also friendly and helpful. For sure if i come back to Penang i will book this hotel again. This Hotel become my favourite hotel in Penang.

Reviewed May 06, 2015
9.0
Exceptional
Wei from Singapore
Couple
Superior Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

Fantastic Hostel”

Location, staff knowledge and cleanliness

The location was superb, just off Jalan Penang and right next to Komtar bus station, getting around the island was a breeze via public transport. There was food available nearby. The staff were very polite and informative. The room was very clean and comfortable, toilet was a little small but the space was well used, only thing was that due to the small space, when taking a shower, everything else will be wet, including the toilet bowl and paper. It was a great stay overall, surpassed my expectations. Will definitely return when I visit Georgetown again.

Reviewed January 08, 2016
8.4
Excellent
Silvia from Indonesia
Family with young children
Triple Room with Balcony
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Excellent”

We had a very pleasant stay. Strategic location just beside komtar and prangin mall. Spacious room with great facilities. However there is no housekeeper to clean the room everyday. Great value for money. I would definitely recommend this hostel. Thanks agoda and wassup hostel

Reviewed June 01, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Connie from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Very good location & clean”

Travel to the Penang island with ferry. All buses departing from ferry's bus terminal do pass by KOMTAR, and the Hostel is right next to KOMTAR. It is within walking distance to the famous restaurants and shopping places. There are desktops in the hostel, which are helpful in searching information about places of attraction and map info. The TV & sofa & football table are excellent for group to hang out. Except for one thing, the bunk bed in dormitory squeaks, so that could be further improved. Bed and pillow are comfortable to sleep. And the washroom and shower facilities are good.

Reviewed January 11, 2019
9.3
Exceptional
Mandy from Singapore
Solo traveler
Superior Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2015

Love the room, the service and the atmosphere”

friendly atmosphere, cleanliness, comfort

It was a great stay! Stayed in a Superior Double room and it was spacious for a hostel! The room has a nice design, clean and has all basic necessities, including a fridge. The staff was friendly, wifi was amazing and the place was peaceful. Can see people enjoying themselves in the lounge area. Even heard people playing pool as well (sound was soft). Some reviewers mentioned that the noise generated by the karaoke pub next door is not good for sleep. If you are a heavy sleeper, it should be ok, otherwise just bring ear plugs. Overall, I will recommend this hostel to everyone, especially due to the cleanliness of the hostel. Check-out was less than 3 minutes!

Reviewed March 27, 2015
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