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Hotel Mingood - Penang

164 Argyil Road, Pulau Pinang, 10050, Malaysia

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Hotel Mingood, comfortable and stylish yet affordable, is the only YHA member in Penang, nestled in the World Heritage Site of Geroge Town. Beware heaps of hotels in Penang are unlicensed so you might have problems with travel insurance claims.

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Pulau Pinang Hostel

Hostel Pulau Pinang

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

A hotel right at the doorstep of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Hotel Mingood is the only hotel in Pualau Pinang (Penang) with free high speed WiFi and 6 Astro channels (Star Sports, ESPN, Star Movies, BBC World News, NHK Japan and Australia Network) available in all room

Comfortable and stylish hostel living at the most affordable price! 5 star quality hostel. It's a 5 minute walk to the chick part of a World Heritage site. A licensed accommodation provider where secure quality accommodation and excellent service are our top priority. Fee WiFi. Hotel Mingood is excellently located on the fringe of the city of Georgetown, a UNESCO world heritage site. Excellent for Thailand VISA applicants. We are 2 minutes walking distance of the city center and you don't need to travel far to visit Chinatown, Little India, The Heritage Trail or UPR Entertainment Centre to feel Penang., Our Fantastic local Rapid Bus transport connections mean that all of George Town's and beyond attractions are easily accessible. These attractions include Kuan Yin Temple, Fort Cornwallis, Queen Victoria Clock Tower, State Museum, Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si Temple and Floating Mosque.


Prices are members' prices

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Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • A deposit is payable at check-in.
  • A deposit is payable at check-in. For room keys
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 2 stay free.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of MYR 40.00 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby
  • Internet Cafe Distance - Less than 500 m

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - At or next to the hostel
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Currency Exchange
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking rooms
  • Sports Equipment Storage
  • Sports Equipment Storage Type - Golf
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +6 04 229 9922

Fax. +6 04 228 0766

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Cheong Fatt Tze (Maison Bleu) (500m to 1km)
  • Fort Cornwallis (1 to 2km)
  • Penang Musem (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions



We feel very fine. In the HI was a free trinking water station. That was very good. But the Interieur in room is very old.


Avatar for Kordula


Sat 06 Apr 2019

Staff were helpful and friendly. Good value and location.


Avatar for Donald


Wed 06 Mar 2019

I feel homely.


Avatar for POONACHA


Wed 11 Apr 2018

Old but cozy hotel. WiFi was not good at night. Breakfast was simple.


Avatar for Satoru


Fri 10 Feb 2017

It's an aged hotel which has chosen to seek lower rent than invest in a facelift; other than the split type air conditioners, the same furniture and fixture seem to have remained from the 1970s or '80s and have become tired. But its location and level of rent is suitable for backpackers and youth hostellers, and the friendly staff and availability of parking are the saving grace.


Avatar for William


Wed 21 Dec 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (2 to 3km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (5 to 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (3 to 5km)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (At or next to the hostel)
  • Wooded Area (3 to 5km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

16km to Penang International Airport
There is a bus stop 400m from the hotel just infront 7-11 store. KOMTAR bus station - 800m from hotel
5min walk from ferry terminal where you can take ferry across to the mainland
Taxi's are easily available on the island
Alternate Transport
Located near the city center. We are only 300meters from Chulia Street and the Indian restaurant 'Passages to India'. We are located near most of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Public bus stop are just a few minutes walk away. Parking is available within the hotel premises.
Parking is available within the hotel premises

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