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Container Hotel Penang

4, Gat Lebuh Chulia, Georgetown, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 10300
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According to 124 guests
5 guests talked about easy accessGood location, easy access to public transport.
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Based on 114 traveler reviews
24-Hour Front Desk

Nearby attractions
Penang Heritage Trail
(0.02 km)
Penang Mural Street Art
(0.02 km)
Penang Ferry Terminal
(0.39 km)
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
(0.45 km)
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Based on 85 reviews

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- Backpacking
For muslim, please bring your own sejadah and telekung. you can pray in the dorm or you can go to masjid kapitanm keling, just about less than 5mins walks.
- Backpacking
Container hotel is in a good locate. There is a bus stop in front of hotel. And they have great service.
- Backpacking
Good staff, bed comfortable and good location
- Backpacking
Front desk girl was very rude.
- Backpacking
It's a nice place and comfort to traveling
- Backpacking
Cheap and good condition for backpackers.
- Backpacking
Good enough for short stay. However, if I pay little more, I could find any better than this. Nothing much around the location.
- Backpacking
Everything is so beautiful and private. Staff are friendly and useful.
- Backpacking
The place was clean and comfortable. Easy to access and staffs were helpful in terms of giving advice on where to go or what to eat. Well recommended
- Backpacking
A good environment. But lack of facilities like prayer room
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Friends getaway44
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Jason E
Really, really want to like it...but...
Look, I'm a big fan of the concept and design of the hostel/hotel. I stayed at the Ipoh branch and gave a five star review. I agree with the previous reviewer that some members of staff could have tried harder. I remember asking the time once of a girl at reception and she seemed pretty flustered by this..."time? now you mean?" as if I was making some really bizarre request. Nora, the girl from Sabah, was really great though, she was very helpful. There was a pretty strong smell of paint throughout and I asked to be moved. Ultimately I might have stayed longer but for that smell. The price is good considering the location. There was zero atmosphere but perhaps that is OK sometimes, if you want to relax. The upstairs TV/games room is very well presented, in keeping with the rest of the establishment. I notice that a manager is replying to these reviews and I would like to ask her directly - why are you charging foreigners RM10 tourist tax to stay in dorms? I had to pay this in Ipoh to your group and again here. No other place i have stayed at in Malaysia since the tourist tax was introduced charges it for dormitories. So why you? And yes just because there is a blind which you can scroll down to create your own "compartment" - it's still a dorm - ten people to a room. I would like some clarity on this before I decide whether to stay with you guys in KL. PS - you are meant to be a non-smoking hotel. Signs up confirm this. Your workmen decorating in room 301 were not aware of this...
Solo travel - Nov 20, 2017
Not even mediocre
Cleanliness was the best part of my stay but otherwise this was not worth the money. The staff were sour in attitude and spoke/communicated very unclearly, being unable to answer or becoming flustered in answering my very simple questions. They allowed many other guests to interrupt our interactions and were overall unhelpful--I sent an email three times to the address provided and they "never received" it--no solutions-based thinking involved and very little hospitable attitude. While the hostel is conveniently located, it is overpriced and underwhelming in features.
Solo travel - Nov 13, 2017
Thea Katrina Ta... R
Superb place and Location
the location was great at the center of it all... easy to find and facilities are more than i expected for the price but the staff were quite snobbish. They are not rude but they weren't welcoming/accommodating at all, as if they were just there to check you in and thats it. A little smile could go a long way! But since i don't mind that aspect very much, i would still recommend this place and be back still.
Friends getaway - Nov 6, 2017
Excellent place
The room is great the bathrooms were semi clean, not too bad though. The room was very small for the amount of pods in it and it got pretty hot at night. However my experience was great there and I would definitely stay again
Solo travel - Oct 13, 2017
Great for backpacker
Good location, very near to wherever you wanna go. Bus terminal and Jetty are just across the road. Modern and themed cafes everywhere near you. Shower room is clean, I like their hairdryer :) Conclusion: great experience!
Solo travel - Oct 9, 2017
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Effective 1 September 2017, hotel guests who are non-Malaysian or non-Permanent Residents of Malaysia are required to pay a tourism tax of MYR 10 nett per night per room forsee more

Hotel facility


Hotel policy

  • In-room Facilities
    • Cable TV
    • Shower
    • TV
  • Hotel Services
    • Concierge
    • 24-hour Receptionist
  • General
    • AC
    • Non-smoking room
  • Connectivity
    • LAN Internet
    • Free WiFi
  • Public Facilities
    • WiFi in public area

    Check-in and Check-out Time

    Check-in: 3:00 PM
    Check-out: 12:00 PM

    Staying at Container Hotel Penang is a good choice when you are visiting Georgetown.

    The hostel has a very good location, also near the Penang International Airport (PEN), which is only 14.78 km away.

    This hostel is very easy to find since it is strategically positioned close to public facilities.

    About Container Hotel Penang

    Container Hotel Penang is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay yet comfortable at the same time.

    For you, travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, Container Hotel Penang is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.

    24-hours front desk is available to serve you, from check-in to check-out, or any assistance you need. Should you desire more, do not hesitate to ask the front desk, we are always ready to accommodate you.

    WiFi is available within public areas of the property to help you to stay connected with family and friends.

    Container Hotel Penang is a hostel with great comfort and excellent service according to most hostel's guests.

    Staying at Container Hotel Penang will surely satisfy you with its great hospitality and affordable price.

    Hotel Policy:

    i. A security deposit of MYR 50 for pods and MYR 100 for White Room and White Suite will be collected upon arrival for incidentals. This deposit is fully refundable upon check-out and subject to damage inspection of the accommodation.

    ii. The Penang State Government has implemented a mandatory Local Government Fee of MYR 2 per room per night. Payment of this fee is to be made upon check-out.

    iii. Please note that early check-in request is subject to availability of rooms and if available, an additional 50% surcharge of the existing room rates will be incur.

    iv. Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    v. Please inform Container Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    vi. When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    vii. In case of late check-out prior to 18:00 hours, an additional 50% charge of the room tariff per night will be charged.

    viii. In case of late check-out after 18;00 hours, an additional 100% charge of the room tariff per night will be charged.

    Pets are NOT allowed.

    Smoking is strictly not allowed in this property

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