Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel is a hostel located in Penang and with the limited number of hostels on the island, it is a great place to stay while vacationing on the island. It is the best place to stay if one wants to save some money as it offers such a low rate for a bed. Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel is strategically located in the middle of Georgetown, near to several interesting places.
How to Get to the Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel
Going to Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel is easy with its location at the Muntri street. The drive to the Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel will take about just under twenty minutes to reach from the Penang Bridge. For those who are travelling from Kuala Lumpur, the drive will take about three hours and forty minutes. There is an option to cross the Strait of Malacca to get to Penang, either by driving across the Penang Bridge or take the ferry which is one of the best experience to travel to the island. There is also an option to take an express bus and from Kuala Lumpur, the bus trip will take about five hours. A bus ticket to Sungai Nibong Express Bus Terminal which is located on the island starts from RM 33. Sungai Nibong Express Bus Terminal is just twenty minutes away from the Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel. There is also an option to fly in into Penang. Penang has an international airport that is located at the southern tip of the island. This airport handles flights from most major airports in Malaysia and also from several other airports in neighbouring countries. The Penang International Airport is half an hour to the Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel.
Different Type of Room at the Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel
There are several types of hostel rooms at the Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel. Some of the hostels are mixed, meaning that the hostels are shared with men and women but there are also hostels that are exclusively for women. The first hostel is the Sunrise loft. It has three bunk beds that can sleep six people in the hostel. The Sunrise loft is a mixed hostel and it is RM 30 per person. The Loft also has the same arrangement with the Sunrise loft, but it is RM 33. The female-only hostel has four beds and it starts from RM 33. All of the hostels in Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostels are fully air-conditioned to make the stay more comfortable. There is a small personal storage area just beside each bunk beds for the guests to keep their valuables and even to charge them.
There are several bathrooms and toilets throughout the buildings. These are separated by genders. Complimentary toiletries and towels are given. Free Wi-Fi connections are available in the hostels.
Restaurant and Cafe at the Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel
There is a small cafe at the Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel where daily breakfast is served. Every guest staying at the hostel is given a free breakfast
Facilities at the Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel
The facilities at the Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel are great. They have a 24-hour front desk and security. There is also a luggage storage available at the hostel where guests may stow away their valuables. Free coffees and teas are available at the lobby of the hostel. Free Wi-Fi connection is also available at the lobby and other common areas at the hostel. For those who want to do their laundry, the hostel provides the service but with extra charges will be applied.
Interesting Place near the Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel
Penang State Museum & Art Gallery - Penang State Museum & Art Gallery is one of the country’s best-presented museum that is located in Georgetown. This museum houses both national and state treasures including a collection of Baba Nyonya porcelain, furniture and jewellery among others. There are also eight oil paintings by Captain Robert Smith, a military engineer with the East India Company. The museum is divided into two sections; the permanent section where the history, cultures and festivals of Penang are shown, and the temporary section where the art gallery is located. At the temporary exhibit is located on the first floor of the museum. There are artworks by the local artists and some colonial prints that show the old Penang. The Penang State Museum opens every day, except on Friday, and from 9 AM until 5 PM. The admission fee is just RM 1 per person.