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8.0

Excellent

1,002 reviews

1,002 reviews

Value for money 8.4
Location 8.3
Cleanliness 8.0
Facilities 7.8
Service 7.8
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8.3

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
24 Express
40 m
Batek Lah Collection
220 m
Soho Free House
260 m
The Rainbow Skywalk and Observatory Deck
270 m
Hong Giap Hang
270 m
Popular landmarks
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
440 m
Armenian Street
870 m
Khoo Kongsi
1.1 km
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
1.2 km
Penang Fort Cornwallis
1.4 km
Closest landmarks
Australian Consulate General
260 m
R&B Pub
290 m
Happy Holidays tours
330 m
Silver-Econ Travel
330 m
Penang Christian Cemetery
350 m
Newly renovated
Agoda Preferred

Tido Penang Hostel

Argyll Road, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10050 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Georgetown, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Pinang Peranakan Mansion. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

Located in heart of Penang

Check-in [24-hour]

Newly renovated

810 meters to public transportation

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Bicycle rental

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Game room

Tours

This property is in high demand!

4 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.4
Distance to city center5km
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport15.3 km

Rooms available at Tido Penang Hostel

1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 8 bunk beds
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Mixed Dormitory - 8 Bunk Beds
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 8 bunk beds
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Double Room - Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Female Only Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Basic Double Room with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single
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    Double Room
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • 1 double bed
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    Bed in Mixed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
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    Single – Female
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      Frequently asked questions

      What kind of non-water sports and outdoor activities are readily available at Tido Penang Hostel?

      Tido Penang Hostel offers non-water sport and outdoor activities such as bicycle rental for you to take joy in.

      Is car parking available at Tido Penang Hostel?

      Tido Penang Hostel offers car park nearby for all guests traveling with a vehicle. Please contact the property for more information, or log into your Agoda account and contact the property through Agoda's direct message chatbox.

      What are the property's policies for children's bedding at Tido Penang Hostel?

      Tido Penang Hostel's policy relating to children's bedding considers guests age 4 years and older as adults, and therefore requires an extra bed which will incur an additional cost. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

      What is the verified guest review consensus about Tido Penang Hostel's swimming pool?

      100.0% of our past visitor reviews have given a positive review and comments about this property's swimming pool. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Tido Penang Hostel down in the review section.

      What is the average rating that past Solo travelers' have given to Tido Penang Hostel?

      Past solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Tido Penang Hostel an average rating of 8.1. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

      What is the average rating that verified Group travelers have given to Tido Penang Hostel?

      Verified group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Tido Penang Hostel an average rating of 7.8. You can find more comprehensive customer assessments and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

      What dining places are nearby Tido Penang Hostel?

      Tido Penang Hostel’s local neighborhood is Georgetown which comprises of well-liked restaurants such as Foong Wei Heong Restaurant and Toh Soon Cafe.

      What time is check-in and check-out at Tido Penang Hostel?

      Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may inquire about early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the specified hours may be charged an additional fee.

      What people love about Tido Penang Hostel

      • 9.6

        Exceptional
        Cleanliness

        "Room clean and spacious 👍"

        Kevina

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        12 October 2023

      • 10

        Exceptional
        Cleanliness

        "Cheap but Clean!"

        Van

        |

        1 September 2023

      • 8

        Very good
        Location

        "The location was great."

        Adriana

        |

        11 August 2023

      Property ranking|Compared to 3,163 Penang properties
      Cheapest price score
      Room size
      20 sqm.
      Value for money score
      8.4/10
      Location score
      8.3/10
      Better than
      99
      %
      of Penang properties
      Bigger than
      91
      %
      of Penang properties
      Better than
      89
      %
      of Penang properties
      Better than
      86
      %
      of Penang properties
      More about Tido Penang Hostel

      More about Tido Penang Hostel

      Experience Comfort and Convenience at Tido Penang Hostel

      Welcome to Tido Penang Hostel, a charming 3-star hotel located in the heart of Penang, Malaysia. With its prime location and excellent amenities, this hostel offers a comfortable and convenient stay for both leisure and business travelers. Tido Penang Hostel features 16 well-appointed rooms, ensuring a cozy and intimate atmosphere for all guests. Each room is thoughtfully designed with modern furnishings and vibrant decor, providing a stylish and relaxing ambiance. Whether you are traveling solo or with a group, you will find the perfect accommodation option to suit your needs. Renovated in 2023, Tido Penang Hostel boasts a fresh and contemporary look, combining modern comforts with traditional Malaysian charm. The hotel's commitment to providing a pleasant stay is evident in every detail, from the comfortable beds to the well-equipped en-suite bathrooms. Check-in at Tido Penang Hostel begins at 03:00 PM, allowing you ample time to settle in and start exploring the vibrant city of Penang. After a day of sightseeing or business meetings, you can unwind in the cozy common area, where you can socialize with fellow travelers or simply relax with a book. For those who need to catch an early flight, the hostel's convenient location ensures that you can reach the airport in just 40 minutes. The hotel's friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you with arranging transportation, making your journey hassle-free. Families traveling with children should note that Tido Penang Hostel does not allow children to stay free of charge. There may be extra charges for children, so it is recommended to contact the hotel directly for more information. Discover the perfect blend of comfort and convenience at Tido Penang Hostel. Book your stay today and experience the best of Penang, Malaysia.

      Endless Fun and Entertainment at Tido Penang Hostel

      Tido Penang Hostel takes pride in its exceptional entertainment facilities that are designed to keep guests entertained throughout their stay. Step into the games room and let the friendly competition begin! Challenge your fellow travelers to a game of pool or try your hand at foosball. With a variety of games available, boredom is simply not an option here. For those who prefer a more relaxed setting, the shared lounge/TV area is the perfect spot to unwind. Sink into the cozy couches and catch up on your favorite shows or movies on the large flat-screen TV. Whether you're traveling solo or with friends, this communal space offers a welcoming atmosphere to mingle with fellow guests and share travel stories. At Tido Penang Hostel, entertainment is taken seriously, ensuring that every guest has a memorable and enjoyable experience. So, whether you're seeking friendly competition or a cozy night in, you'll find everything you need right here at this vibrant and lively hostel.

      Unwind and Compete at Tido Penang Hostel's Dart Board

      Tido Penang Hostel offers an array of sports facilities to keep guests entertained and active during their stay. One of the standout features is the dart board, perfect for those who enjoy friendly competition and a game of skill. Whether you are a seasoned player or new to the game, the dart board at Tido Penang Hostel provides a fun and engaging activity for guests of all ages. Challenge your friends or fellow travelers to a game of darts and showcase your aim and precision in a friendly atmosphere. The dart board area is well-maintained, ensuring a smooth playing experience, and the hostel provides darts for guests to use. Spend an afternoon or evening engaging in this classic pub game and create lasting memories with your travel companions at Tido Penang Hostel's dart board.

      Convenient Facilities at Tido Penang Hostel

      Tido Penang Hostel offers a range of convenient facilities to ensure a comfortable stay for its guests. Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi available in all rooms and public areas, allowing you to browse the web, check emails, and stay in touch with loved ones effortlessly. Whether you're a smoker or not, the hostel provides a designated smoking area, ensuring a pleasant environment for everyone. Additionally, Tido Penang Hostel offers luggage storage facilities, allowing you to securely store your belongings and explore the vibrant city of Penang without any worries. With these convenience facilities, Tido Penang Hostel aims to provide a hassle-free and enjoyable experience for all its guests.

      Convenient Taxi Service at Tido Penang Hostel

      At Tido Penang Hostel, we understand the importance of convenient transportation options for our guests. That's why we provide a reliable and efficient taxi service right at our doorstep. Whether you need to catch an early morning flight or explore the vibrant streets of Penang, our dedicated taxi service is available 24/7 to cater to your transportation needs. Our friendly and professional drivers are well-versed with the local area, ensuring you reach your destination safely and on time. With our taxi service, you can easily explore popular attractions like the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Georgetown, the vibrant street art scene, and the famous Penang Hill. Additionally, our staff is always ready to assist you with any transportation queries or help you arrange for a taxi to explore the rest of Penang at your convenience. At Tido Penang Hostel, we strive to make your stay as comfortable and hassle-free as possible. Book your stay with us today and enjoy the convenience of our reliable taxi service.

      Comfort and Affordability at Tido Penang Hostel

      At Tido Penang Hostel, we offer a range of comfortable and affordable room options to suit every traveler's needs. Our 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only is perfect for solo female travelers, with 22 square meters of space and 8 bunk beds to choose from. For those seeking a more private stay, our Double Room - Shared Bathroom provides a cozy 12 square meters of space with a comfortable queen bed. Additionally, our Female Only Room offers the same comfort and convenience with a queen bed, perfect for female travelers who prefer a more intimate setting. By booking your stay at Tido Penang Hostel through Agoda, you can enjoy the best prices and a hassle-free experience. Agoda offers competitive rates, ensuring that you get the most value for your money. With Agoda's user-friendly interface, you can easily browse and compare room options, select your preferred dates, and make a reservation in just a few clicks. Say goodbye to the stress of searching for the best deals and let Agoda handle the booking process for you, leaving you more time to relax and enjoy your stay at Tido Penang Hostel.

      Discover the Vibrant Charm of Georgetown in Penang

      Immerse yourself in the vibrant charm of Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Penang, Malaysia. This historic neighborhood is a captivating blend of old-world charm and modern influences, making it a must-visit destination for travelers. With its well-preserved colonial buildings, colorful street art, and bustling street markets, Georgetown offers a unique cultural experience that will leave you enchanted. As you wander through the narrow streets of Georgetown, you'll be greeted by a kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, and smells. Explore the famous Clan Jetties, where traditional wooden houses are built on stilts over the water, creating a picturesque scene. Marvel at the intricate architecture of the Khoo Kongsi, a Chinese clan house that tells the story of Penang's rich history. Don't miss out on the opportunity to sample Penang's world-renowned street food, from mouthwatering hawker stalls to trendy cafes serving up fusion cuisine. Beyond its cultural offerings, Georgetown also boasts a vibrant arts scene. Admire the street art that adorns the walls of the city, created by both local and international artists. The famous Ernest Zacharevic murals have become iconic symbols of Georgetown, attracting visitors from all over the world. Explore the numerous art galleries and independent boutiques that showcase the creative talents of Penang's artists and designers. Whether you're a history buff, a food lover, or an art enthusiast, Georgetown has something for everyone.

      Convenient Travel from Penang Airport to Tido Penang Hostel

      Located in the heart of Georgetown, Penang, Tido Penang Hostel offers a comfortable and affordable stay for travelers visiting this vibrant city. Getting to the hostel from the nearest airport is a breeze, ensuring a seamless start to your Penang adventure. If you are arriving at Penang International Airport, there are several transportation options available. The most convenient and hassle-free way to reach Tido Penang Hostel is by taking a taxi or a ride-sharing service. The journey from the airport to the hostel takes approximately 30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. It is advisable to use a trusted taxi service or book a ride through a reputable ride-sharing app to ensure a safe and reliable transfer. For budget-conscious travelers, another option is to take the public bus from the airport to Georgetown. The Rapid Penang bus service operates several routes that pass through the airport and go towards the city center. Look for bus number 401E, which connects the airport to Komtar, the main transportation hub in Georgetown. From Komtar, Tido Penang Hostel is just a short walk away. No matter which mode of transportation you choose, once you arrive at Tido Penang Hostel, you will be greeted by friendly staff and a cozy atmosphere. The hostel offers a range of accommodation options, including dormitory rooms and private rooms, all equipped with modern amenities. With its central location, Tido Penang Hostel is the perfect base for exploring the cultural heritage, delicious street food, and vibrant street art of Georgetown.

      Discover the Rich Heritage and Vibrant Art Scene near Tido Penang Hostel

      Tido Penang Hostel is located in the heart of Penang, surrounded by a wealth of landmarks and attractions that showcase the rich heritage and vibrant art scene of the city. Just a short distance away, you'll find the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, a beautifully restored heritage mansion that offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the wealthy Peranakan families. For those interested in the city's maritime history, Chew's Jetty is a must-visit. This historic waterfront settlement is home to a community of Chinese clans who have lived on stilts for generations. Stroll along the wooden walkways and soak in the unique atmosphere of this living heritage site. Art enthusiasts will be delighted to discover the Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stunning indigo-blue façade. Step inside and marvel at the intricate architectural details and beautifully preserved interiors. Other nearby attractions include the Khoo Kongsi, a grand Chinese clanhouse with ornate decorations, the historic Penang Fort Cornwallis, Armenian Street with its vibrant street art, the serene Penang Botanical Gardens, the colorful Street Art in George Town, the tranquil Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, and the quirky Upside Down Museum. With so much to explore in the vicinity, Tido Penang Hostel is the perfect base for immersing yourself in the cultural and artistic wonders of Penang.

      Convenient Public Transport Stations near Tido Penang Hostel

      Tido Penang Hostel is strategically located near two major public transport stations, making it a convenient choice for travelers looking to explore Penang. The first station is Komtar Bus Terminal, which is just a short walk away from the hostel. This bustling terminal serves as a hub for various bus routes, allowing guests to easily access different parts of the city and beyond. Whether you want to visit the historical sites of Georgetown, relax on the beautiful beaches of Batu Ferringhi, or venture further to explore the charming towns of Penang, Komtar Bus Terminal provides excellent connectivity options. Another nearby public transport station is Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal, which is also within walking distance from Tido Penang Hostel. This terminal offers a wide range of bus services, including routes that connect to other states in Malaysia. It is an ideal option for travelers who wish to explore the surrounding areas of Penang, such as Butterworth or even venture further to Kuala Lumpur or Thailand. With these convenient public transport options, guests staying at Tido Penang Hostel can easily navigate their way around the city and beyond, ensuring a hassle-free and enjoyable travel experience.

      A Gastronomic Adventure Awaits

      Tido Penang Hostel is surrounded by a plethora of dining options that will satisfy every palate. Just steps away from the hostel, you'll find Teksen Restaurant, a local favorite known for its mouthwatering seafood dishes. For those craving a taste of international cuisine, PINWHEEL RESTO CAFE offers a diverse menu featuring dishes from around the world. If you're in the mood for some authentic Middle Eastern flavors, Halab Penang is the place to be. Wheeler's, a charming cafe, is perfect for a quick bite or a leisurely cup of coffee. The Forest - Heritage is a must-visit for those seeking a unique dining experience in a beautiful setting. Don't miss the opportunity to try the famous Nasi Kandar at Restoran Nasi Kandar Line Clear, a local institution. For a taste of traditional Chinese cuisine, Tai Tong Restaurant is highly recommended. Holy Guacamole - Love Lane is a vibrant Mexican restaurant that will spice up your taste buds. Lagenda House & Cafe offers a cozy atmosphere and a menu filled with local delights. Lastly, if you're looking for an array of hawker food options, head over to Sungai Pinang Food Court (Astaka Sungai Pinang) and indulge in the flavors of Penang. With such a diverse range of dining options, your culinary adventure begins right at the doorstep of Tido Penang Hostel.

      Shop 'til you drop at Tido Penang Hostel's surrounding shopping landmarks

      Located in the heart of Penang, Tido Penang Hostel offers easy access to a plethora of shopping landmarks. Just a short stroll away, you'll find Fuan Wong, a charming boutique offering a wide range of unique local handicrafts and souvenirs. For those looking for a taste of Penang's vibrant street market scene, the Macallum Street Night Market and Lorong Kulit Flea Market are must-visits. Here, you can browse through rows of stalls selling everything from clothing and accessories to antiques and collectibles. If you're in search of a more modern shopping experience, Penang Plaza is just a stone's throw away. This shopping mall features a variety of retail outlets, including fashion boutiques, electronics stores, and food courts. With so many shopping options right at your doorstep, Tido Penang Hostel is the perfect choice for shopaholics and bargain hunters alike.

      Affordable Accommodation at Tido Penang Hostel

      Discover the perfect blend of comfort, affordability, and convenience at Tido Penang Hostel. With an average room price of just $24, this hostel offers exceptional value for budget-conscious travelers. Compared to the average price of a hotel room in Penang, which is $69, Tido Penang Hostel stands out as an excellent choice for those seeking affordable accommodation without compromising on quality. At Tido Penang Hostel, you can expect clean and cozy rooms that are thoughtfully designed to provide a comfortable stay. Whether you choose a private room or a shared dormitory, you'll find modern amenities and a welcoming atmosphere. The hostel's friendly staff are always ready to assist you, ensuring that your stay is hassle-free. Located in the heart of Penang, Tido Penang Hostel offers easy access to the city's vibrant attractions and bustling streets. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and heritage of Penang, explore its famous street art, indulge in delicious local cuisine, or simply relax at the hostel's communal areas. With its unbeatable price and convenient location, Tido Penang Hostel is the perfect choice for travelers looking to make the most of their stay in Penang without breaking the bank. Book your stay now and experience affordable luxury at Tido Penang Hostel.

      Great Interior Design, Clean and Comfortable Beds, Friendly Staff, and Excellent Location

      Tido Penang Hostel has received numerous positive customer reviews highlighting its great interior design, clean and comfortable beds, friendly staff, and excellent location. Guests have praised the hostel for its attention to detail in creating a visually appealing and welcoming atmosphere. The beds are consistently mentioned as being clean and comfortable, ensuring a good night's sleep for all guests. The staff at Tido Penang Hostel are frequently commended for their friendliness and professionalism, providing excellent service to guests throughout their stay. Additionally, the hostel's location is highly regarded, with guests appreciating its convenience and accessibility to various attractions and amenities. Overall, Tido Penang Hostel has received glowing reviews for its great interior design, clean and comfortable beds, friendly staff, and excellent location, making it an ideal choice for travelers visiting Penang, Malaysia.

      A Top-Rated Hostel for Value and Location

      Tido Penang Hostel is a top-rated accommodation that has garnered positive customer reviews for its outstanding value and convenient location. With an overall rating of 8.0, this hostel offers a budget-friendly option without compromising on quality. One of the standout features of Tido Penang Hostel is its exceptional value for money. With an impressive rating of 8.4 for value, guests appreciate the affordable rates coupled with the high-quality amenities and services provided. Whether you are a solo traveler or part of a group, this hostel offers comfortable and well-equipped rooms at a fraction of the cost of traditional hotels in the area. In addition to its excellent value, Tido Penang Hostel also receives praise for its prime location. With a rating of 8.3 for location, guests love the convenience of being situated in the heart of Penang. The hostel is within walking distance to popular attractions, vibrant markets, and a wide range of dining options. Its central location allows guests to easily explore the rich cultural heritage and vibrant street art scene that Penang is famous for.

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      Amenities and facilities

      Very good
      Facilities

      7.8

      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping

      28 mentions

      Breakfast

      10 mentions

      Internet

      8 mentions

      Food & Dining

      3 mentions

      Languages spoken
      • English
      • Chinese [Mandarin]
      • Indonesian
      • Malay
      Internet access
      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Internet
      • Internet services
      • Wi-Fi in public areas
      Things to do, ways to relax
      • Dart board
      • Game room
      • Ticket services
      • Tours
      Cleanliness and safety
      • Cashless payment service
      • Daily disinfection in all rooms
      • Daily disinfection in common areas
      • Face coverings on staff
      • First aid kit
      • Free face masks
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Hot water linen and laundry washing
      • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
      • Protective screens in common areas
      • Room sanitization opt-out available
      • Rooms sanitized between stays
      • Safe dining setup
      • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
      • Staff trained in safety protocol
      Dining, drinking, and snacking
      • Snack bar
      Services and conveniences
      • Air conditioning in public area
      • Elevator
      • Heating in public area
      • Invoice provided
      • Ironing service
      • Lockers
      • Luggage storage
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area
      • Xerox/fax in business center
      Access
      • Adult-only property
      • CCTV in common areas
      • Check-in/out [express]
      • Check-in [24-hour]
      • Fire extinguisher
      • Front desk [24-hour]
      • Non-smoking rooms
      • Pets allowed
      • Security [24-hour]
      • Smoke alarms
      • Soundproof rooms
      Getting around
      • Bicycle parking
      • Car park [nearby]
      • Shuttle service
      • Taxi service
      Sports equipment rental
      • Bicycle rental
      Available in all rooms
      • Air conditioning
      • Free bottled water
      • Hair dryer
      • Non-smoking
      • Shared bathroom

      Food and dining

      Breakfast options
      • Continental

      Location

      Argyll Road, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10050
      Excellent
      Location

      8.3

      Airports
      • Penang International Airport (PEN)
        15.3 km 26 min drive
      • Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)
        86.5 km
      Public transportation
      • Komtar Bus Terminal
        820 m
      • Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal
        1.5 km
      Hospital or clinic
      • Boom pharmacy
        350 m
      Shopping
      • Gurney Plaza
        3.0 km
      Convenience store
      • 7 Eleven
        220 m
      Cash withdrawal
      • ATM
        200 m

      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks
      • Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
        440 m
      • Armenian Street
        870 m
      • Khoo Kongsi
        1.1 km
      • Pinang Peranakan Mansion
        1.2 km
      • Penang Fort Cornwallis
        1.4 km
      • Chew's Jetty
        1.5 km
      • Kek Lok Si Temple
        6.8 km
      • Batu Ferringhi Beach
        10.7 km
      • Entopia
        13.1 km
      • Escape Theme Park
        13.1 km
      Nearby landmarks
      • 24 Express
        40 m
      • Batek Lah Collection
        220 m
      • Australian Consulate General
        260 m
      • Soho Free House
        260 m
      • The Rainbow Skywalk and Observatory Deck
        270 m
      • Hong Giap Hang
        270 m
      • Equator Academy of Art
        280 m
      • R&B Pub
        290 m
      • Omegatec
        290 m
      • Tasting. Shop
        300 m
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

      Property policies

      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.

      Infant 0-2 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
      Children 3-3 year(s)
      Must use an extra bed
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out
      • Check-in from15:00
      • Check-in until23:00
      • Check-out from00:00
      • Check-out until12:00
      • Reception open until02:00
      Getting around
      • Distance from city center5km
      • Travel time to airport (minutes)40
      The property
      • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
      • Number of floors5
      • Number of rooms 16
      • Year property opened2016
      • Most recent renovation2023

      Reviews of Tido Penang Hostel from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      8.0
      Value for money8.4
      Location8.3
      Cleanliness8.0
      Facilities7.8
      Service7.8
      High score for Penang
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (105)
      8-9 Excellent (54)
      7-8 Very Good (62)
      6-7 Good (30)
      <6 Below Expectation (54)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (52)
      Jun - Aug (76)
      Sep - Nov (86)
      Dec - Feb (91)

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Alfred from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory - 8 Bunk Beds
      Stayed 1 night in December 2019

      Strategic Location with A Comfort Room & Value for Money”

      This will be my first time experience stayed in Tido Penang Hostel and really like it. The room is quite cosy and comfortable. Each person got one big locker space with key, pillow and mattress, reading light, a plug, blanket and towel. The hostel consist of 5 floors, 1st to 4th floor comes with 5 rooms & 5 individual bathroom & WC. The lounge on 5th floor was big and had great 2 swinging egg chairs and plenty of space over looking the view of the city. There was also a computer if you need to use one. Every floor has a iron and board. The 5th floor comes with books/magazine cupboard, table bench & high chair, soft sofa, a fridge, refillable hot/cold water filter and a small kitchenette. Breakfast is at 5th floor overlooking the city in the morning that comes with self service toast, 4 types of spread, biscuits, coffee, tea & filtered water. Every shared bathroom is clean and comes with rain shower hot/cold pressure power and shampoo/body wash. Highly recommend Tido.. :)

      Reviewed December 13, 2019

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      Dear Alfred, Greetings from Tido Hostel Penang ! It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Having a service-oriented work disposition is very important for us working in the hospitality industry and we are constantly striving to enhance our service. Thank you for leaving us this review of your recent stay. Best regards, Management Team

      Responded July 06, 2023
      Tido Penang Hostel
      10.0
      Exceptional
      hairie from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory - 8 Bunk Beds
      Stayed 1 night in August 2017

      GREAT EXPERIENCE !”

      Greetings ! it was my first time staying at Tido Penang Hostel and it was an amazing experience. The rooms and toilet are clean, and spacious ! It even have Qiblat direction at each room which will ease the muslim travellers who wish to perform prayer in the room. Every room can be lock from inside and from the outside via key given. I have to thank Nandhiny, the receptionist during the morning shift and an indian lady that worked during the evening shift for the warm hospitality as well as the other friendly staffs. The location of this hostel is also near to the main road, and easy to get foods during the night (close to Chulia Street; food street during the night). Look forward to stay here again.

      Reviewed August 26, 2017

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      Dear Hairie, Greetings from Tido Hostel Penang! It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Having a service-oriented work disposition is very important for us working in the hospitality industry and we are constantly striving to enhance our service. Thank you for leaving us this review of your recent stay. Best regards, Management Team

      Responded July 06, 2023
      Tido Penang Hostel
      10.0
      Exceptional
      IMA from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
      Stayed 1 night in August 2019

      Worth every pennies & good ambiance ”

      Location wise is still good even though a bit far from Penang Road or Padang Kota Lama. Easy to find parking (and its free). Clean floor & bedding. Upon checking in, you’ll get new clean decent sized towel & blanket. Had toast for breakfast with variety choices of jam. Clean cutlery, glasses & cups. Very very very nice ambiance especially in the lobby area (tho a bit warm compared to the room). Plenty of space in the 8beds dorm room. So if u don’t like cramped dorm room, Tido is the best for you. Very stable bunk beds so do not worry if you have the upper bed. If you’re light sleeper, bring your own earbuds cause it might get a bit noisy from the outside. Staff friendly & you can just ask anything like direction & all. Overall very pleasant stay I’m looking forward to my next stay here. ^^

      Reviewed September 04, 2019

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      Dear Ima, Greetings from Tido Hostel Penang ! It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Having a service-oriented work disposition is very important for us working in the hospitality industry and we are constantly striving to enhance our service. Thank you for leaving us this review of your recent stay. Best regards, Management Team

      Responded July 06, 2023
      Tido Penang Hostel
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Nina from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Double Room - Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 6 nights in March 2019

      Excellent Place :)”

      I stayed in a private room at this hostel with shared bathroom, which was nice and clean. The room was basic but very good with nice view of the city. The lounge on 5th floor was big and had great 2 swinging egg chairs and plenty of space over looking the view of the city. There was also a computer if you need to use one. It had a microwave, fridge and utensil etc which was very useful. The front desk staff were welcoming and helpful. The manager was very helpful with his knowledge of where to eat and where to go sight seeing. The service overall was excellent and the facility was fabulous. The location was in a quiet area and very convenient for eating out. Highly recommend Tido.. :)

      Reviewed April 02, 2019

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      Hi there. Greetings from Tido Hostel. Hope you are doing well. Thank you for the good feedback. We are glad that you enjoying staying with us. Hope to see you again. Cheers!

      Responded April 04, 2019
      Tido Penang Hostel
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Michael from Canada
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory - 8 Bunk Beds
      Stayed 4 nights in March 2020

      Book at this hostel right the way!! Don't wait!!”

      I've got to admit that this hostel is one of the best hostels I've ever seen in my life and I've been in a lot of them around the world. It's truly THE HOSTEL WHERE TO BE. I wouldn't ask for more. You're home away from home. I stayed there for five (5) nights. Perfect!! It deserves its 10/10. It puts a lot of hostels in Europe and North America into a big big shame. You can't go wrong with the regular, let alone the discounted, price, location...Thanks very much, everybody for all the great and outstanding work done in a very professional way at this great hostel. Big Big Five!! Mike from Canada. Wish you the best and hope to come back in the future for sure. Cheers,

      Reviewed March 20, 2020

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      Dear Michael, Greetings from Tido Hostel Penang ! It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Having a service-oriented work disposition is very important for us working in the hospitality industry and we are constantly striving to enhance our service. Thank you for leaving us this review of your recent stay. Best regards, Management Team

      Responded July 06, 2023
      Tido Penang Hostel
      8.4
      Excellent
      RICKY from Indonesia
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory - 8 Bunk Beds
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

      Such a lovely hostel”

      Lv so much this hostel. Clean. Closed to komtar.bus station n other attraction. From airport u can take bus AT pay RM. 2.7 passing this hotel...transfer street.. Will stay again..Rate is extraordinary.. Tks TIDO.. I really can TIDO well..

      Reviewed June 12, 2019

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      Dear Ricky, Greetings from Tido Hostel Penang ! It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Having a service-oriented work disposition is very important for us working in the hospitality industry and we are constantly striving to enhance our service. Thank you for leaving us this review of your recent stay. Best regards, Management Team

      Responded July 06, 2023
      Tido Penang Hostel
      8.8
      Excellent
      Rhiannon from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory - 8 Bunk Beds
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

      The best hostel”

      This is definitely one of the nicest hostels I’ve ever stayed at. I can’t believe how cheap it was per night for the standard of this place and the room price also included breakfast! The common area was so nice, if you want a place to relax then you need to book into this hostel. The standard here is more of a hotel than a hostel, I couldn’t recommend this place enough.

      Reviewed June 20, 2018

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      Dear Rhiannon, Greetings from Tido Hostel Penang! It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Having a service-oriented work disposition is very important for us working in the hospitality industry and we are constantly striving to enhance our service. Thank you for leaving us this review of your recent stay. Best regards, Management Team

      Responded July 06, 2023
      Tido Penang Hostel
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Mohamad from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

      Awesome place with good price”

      This is my first time stay on dorm which is a very good experience. The dorm is very clean. At night surely you will get a good night sleep due to very silent and comfortable bed. The shared bathroom is clean, they provide shampoo and bath lotion only. The rest you should prepare yourself. The only issue you need to be aware is your belonging. Don't leave any precious stuff whenever your are leaving the room. During my stay, my room mate lost his iphone and they couldn't even get it back. Anyway, the staff and manager are very friendly and helpful if you need to go anywhere. This dorm is very well situation nearby to tourist attraction. I love how easy for me to get food or buy anything from convenience store. So don't worry if you ever get hungry in the middle of the night. If you need to rent a bike, the dorm provide this service which they park the bike in front of their entrance. I found it easier to travel via bike in Georgetown. Will come back to this dorm on my next visit.

      Reviewed March 13, 2018

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      Dear Mohamad, Greetings from Tido Hostel Penang! We’re so grateful that you took the time to share your feedback about us. We will take note and improve our services and facilities. It’s our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your future stay with us. Thank you. Best Regards, Management Team

      Responded July 06, 2023
      Tido Penang Hostel
      7.2
      Very good
      Camilo from Malaysia
      Couple
      Double Room - Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 6 nights in February 2020

      Amazing Staff but the hotel is okay”

      We stayed for few days in Tido and I have to say that one of the good things about Tido are the people working there, everyone tries to go far and beyond to help but I guess the manager or owner of Tido is not doing much for it. The Room: Just as it look in the photos, really good and comfy bed. The Shared toilet: Not all the toilets were open in my floor but not many ppl where on that floor so that was fine. The Policy of NO SHOES is good but I would still use my flip flops or sandals to have a shower. The FREE BREAKFAST: Look, this is not really breakfast and it shouldn’t be promoted Like that. It is literally Black Coffee with Toast (not the best bread either), so, Don’t expect a regular breakfast or eggs with it, that’s not going to happen. WIFI: Didn’t work on the floor during the 6 days that we stayed there, which means we had to go to the lounge to use (5th floor) Lounge Area: Very nice BUT the Aircon doesn’t work properly!!! It was crazy hot!

      Reviewed March 06, 2020

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      Dear Camilo, Greetings from Tido Hostel Penang! We’re so grateful that you took the time to share your feedback about us. We will take note and improve our services and facilities. It’s our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your future stay with us. Thank you. Best Regards, Management Team

      Responded July 06, 2023
      Tido Penang Hostel
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Mohd from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in July 2018

      Perfect hostel for Georgetown.”

      Perfect place to stay if you are on a budget without having to suffer bad accommodation. The location is nearby Komtar, the tall building in the middle of Georgetown, the staffs were the right amount of friendly and helpful. The room is ok, nicely lit, air-co was very good especially when it is hot outside, and the walls are thick to insulate from outside noises. The shared bathroom was very clean, good shower and toilet in the same stall. The lounge communal area on the top floor overlooks the surrounding areas, instagram worthy, looking at the roofs around the city

      Reviewed July 19, 2018

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      Dear Mohd, Greetings from Tido Hostel Penang! It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Having a service-oriented work disposition is very important for us working in the hospitality industry and we are constantly striving to enhance our service. Thank you for leaving us this review of your recent stay. Best regards, Management Team

      Responded July 06, 2023
      Tido Penang Hostel
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Luqman from Malaysia
      Family with young children
      Mixed Dormitory - 8 Bunk Beds
      Stayed 3 nights in September 2017

      Exceptional”

      Most friendly and helpful receptionists ever, so lovely and great first impression of hotel. Everything about the hostel was exceptional, and I don't give praise lightly. It was clean, stylish with great value. Facilities were well equipped and room was clean and comfortable. I could go on but suffice it to say I was very pleased with my stay, and although short and sweet this time, I hope to be back for a longer visit in the future.

      Reviewed September 05, 2017

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      Dear Luqman, Greetings from Tido Hostel Penang! It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Having a service-oriented work disposition is very important for us working in the hospitality industry and we are constantly striving to enhance our service. Thank you for leaving us this review of your recent stay. Best regards, Management Team

      Responded July 06, 2023
      Tido Penang Hostel
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Tiffany from United States
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
      Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

      Exceptional”

      Clean comfy rooms and bathroom, really loved the lounge and kitchen area. Staff weren't especially helpful unless you pressed and asked several questions. I arrived two hours before check in and asked if it was ok to check in early. They wordlessly began the check in process and then I read in the paperwork that I would be charged a fee for early check in, which they confirmed when I asked about it. I don't understand why they failed to mention this when I'd originally asked, but I came back later to check in without the fee. I also got mixed answers about the laundry and when I got my laundry back from the hostel staff, a few of my shirts didn't smell fully clean. Other than these small complaints though, I really enjoyed my stay and loved the dorms and lounge. I'd go back again for those reasons.

      Reviewed August 13, 2019

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      Dear Tiffany, Greetings from Tido Hostel Penang! We’re so grateful that you took the time to share your feedback about us. We will take note and improve our services and facilities. It’s our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your future stay with us. Thank you. Best Regards, Management Team

      Responded July 06, 2023
      Tido Penang Hostel
      8.4
      Excellent
      Danial from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Double Room - Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in January 2020

      Great place to stay.”

      Been here for 3 times already. I think this time the management should provide better towel. Overall Tido Hostel was great place to stay and very convenience.

      Reviewed January 07, 2020

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      Dear Danial, Greetings from Tido Hostel Penang ! It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Having a service-oriented work disposition is very important for us working in the hospitality industry and we are constantly striving to enhance our service. Thank you for leaving us this review of your recent stay. Best regards, Management Team

      Responded July 06, 2023
      Tido Penang Hostel
      8.8
      Excellent
      HAOCHEN from China
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory - 8 Bunk Beds
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

      Good location and tidy rooms”

      The only thing that I am anger about this hostel is when I arrived there(just about 9PM) there was no person standby!!! I have to wait for about 10 mins at the gate of the hostel,because when you didn't check in you can't get a roomcard. After that, a person who have roomcard took me in, and I waited on the hall for about 15 mins! I am sure that's the most rediculous I have met! How can a staff hang out in his working time! Besides that, Everything is good! Clean room and I met some new friends here.

      Reviewed June 03, 2017

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      Dear Haochen, Greetings from Tido Hostel Penang! We’re so grateful that you took the time to share your feedback about us. We will take note and improve our services and facilities. It’s our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your future stay with us. Thank you. Best Regards, Management Team

      Responded July 06, 2023
      Tido Penang Hostel
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Noorliza from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 5 nights in July 2016

      Best hostel I have been in Malaysia!”

      This place is your best bang for the buck. Clean. Great, attentive and smiley staff awaiting you and making you always feeling welcomed. You get own big locker, individual bed lights and power points. It is along Transfer Road really so all the Penang food places are all within reach easily by walking distance. Check out their cosy and awesome lounge area at the top floor. Highly recommended! :)

      Reviewed November 17, 2016

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      Dear Noorliza, Greetings from Tido Hostel Penang! It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Having a service-oriented work disposition is very important for us working in the hospitality industry and we are constantly striving to enhance our service. Thank you for leaving us this review of your recent stay. Best regards, Management Team

      Responded July 06, 2023
      Tido Penang Hostel
      8.8
      Excellent
      Sazzale from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory - 8 Bunk Beds
      Stayed 4 nights in June 2018

      Economical”

      It was a suitable place for someone that needed a place to stay for the night. It is affordable, easily accessible and cozy. The common room is an added value as it enables the guest to view Penang at a height. The dormitory could improve by installing curtain to the beds for extra privacy. Overall, it is a go-to place if you are on a tight budget.

      Reviewed June 30, 2018

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      Dear Sazzale, Greetings from Tido Hostel Penang! We’re so grateful that you took the time to share your feedback about us. We will take note and improve our services and facilities. It’s our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your future stay with us. Thank you. Best Regards, Management Team

      Responded July 06, 2023
      Tido Penang Hostel
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Margarette from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

      Clean and cheap!”

      Stayed at a dorm for 3 nights. The room is clean and the bed is comfortable. Towel was also provided. Location is somewhat far to the street art but still walking distance. It is 3-5minutes walking to the nearest CAT/rapid penang bus stops.

      Reviewed July 23, 2019

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      Dear Margarette, Greetings from Tido Hostel Penang ! It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Having a service-oriented work disposition is very important for us working in the hospitality industry and we are constantly striving to enhance our service. Thank you for leaving us this review of your recent stay. Best regards, Management Team

      Responded July 06, 2023
      Tido Penang Hostel
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Emma
      Couple
      Double Room - Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

      Must stay! ”

      Wonderful staff, clean, cheap drinks & brilliant location. What more would you want?! Whilst we stayed it was lovely and quiet compared to other hostels we’ve been in where there’s banging about at all hours. A refreshing stay for anyone we ended up extending our stay for another 2 nights! If you stay here and need a scooter we rented 2 from Sams bookshop just down the road if you ask reception where it is they’ll tell you. Pretty sure it comes up on google maps too.

      Reviewed March 06, 2019

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      Hi there. Greetings from Tido Hostel. Hope you are doing well. Thank you for the good feedback. We are glad that you enjoying staying with us. Hope to see you again. Cheers!

      Responded April 07, 2019
      Tido Penang Hostel
      10.0
      Exceptional
      jessie from Malaysia
      Group
      Double Room - Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

      worth the money”

      stayed 2 nights with my friends. the toilet was super clean well kept. Room is bit small but still very clean and very comfortable. front desk was super friendly even the house keeping was friendly. Im very picky on hotels but this met my standard for a hostel.

      Reviewed November 05, 2019

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      Dear Jessie, Greetings from Tido Hostel Penang ! It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Having a service-oriented work disposition is very important for us working in the hospitality industry and we are constantly striving to enhance our service. Thank you for leaving us this review of your recent stay. Best regards, Management Team

      Responded July 06, 2023
      Tido Penang Hostel
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Emma
      Couple
      Double Room - Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in March 2019

      Must stay”

      Wonderful staff, clean, cheap drinks & brilliant location. What more would you want?! Whilst we stayed it was lovely and quiet compared to other hostels we’ve been in where there’s banging about at all hours. A refreshing stay for anyone we ended up extending our stay for another 2 nights! If you stay here and need a scooter we rented 2 from Sams bookshop just down the road if you ask reception where it is they’ll tell you. Pretty sure it comes up on google maps too.

      Reviewed March 06, 2019

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      Hi there. Greetings from Tido Hostel. Hope you are doing well. Thank you for the good feedback. We are glad that you enjoying staying with us. Hope to see you again. Cheers!

      Responded April 04, 2019
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