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Wassup Youth Hostel, Penang

2-star2 stars
No.495E Jalan Penang, Penang, Penang, 10000, Malaysia

Hostel with outdoor pool, near KOMTAR
  • Free WiFi
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From 183 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • This "youth" hostel was mainly filled with middle aged Asian groups who were incredibly…Feb 24, 2017
  • Nice hotel/hostel. Open areas to chill. Kitchen, TV in common areas for veiwing( no…Jan 29, 2017

Wassup Youth Hostel, Penang

from $17
  • Standard Double Room
  • Superior Double Room
  • Superior Twin Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Single Room
  • Quadruple Room
  • Deluxe Triple Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Ensuite 4-Bed Dormitory Room

What’s around Wassup Youth Hostel, Penang


  • In Downtown George Town
  • KOMTAR - 4 min walk
  • Camera Museum - 12 min walk
  • Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi - 14 min walk
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion - 22 min walk
  • Gurney Drive - 25 min walk
  • Fort Cornwallis - 26 min walk
  • Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram - 33 min walk

Getting around

  • Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.) - 16 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 34 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:30 PM-1 AM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Malay

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Wassup Youth Hostel, Penang’s small print

Also known as

  • Wassup Youth Hostel Penang
  • Wassup Youth Hostel George Town
  • Wassup Youth Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Wassup Youth Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation George Town
  • Wassup Youth Hostel
  • Wassup Youth Penang
  • Wassup Youth
  • Wassup Youth Hostel Penang/George Town
  • Wassup Youth Hostel George Town
  • Wassup Youth George Town

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: MYR 2.00 per accommodation, per night
  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Cash deposit: MYR 50.00 per stay

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for MYR 50 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 67 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Decent but room a little ragged
Good location. Nice pool but little small. Room was clean. But condition of walls were deteriorated. Needs some refurbishment.
Barry, th2 night trip
Good 6.0
Hostel stay
My first time staying in a hostel and it wasn’t too bad. You obviously get what you pay for. If you’re looking for mod cons and an ultra cool hotel or something luxurious, this won’t be for you. However, if you want a nice cheap place to get your head down in a fairly good location then it’s Perfect. No real problems as I knew what I was getting when staying here, the only real issue I had were the noise of some kind of generator and the bed is extremely uncomfortable. That’s the only complaints I had.
Matthew, gbRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice hostel
This is a nice hostel. I had a private room and was satisfied with the cleanliness and comfort. However, there was a constant bad smell emanating from the bathroom drain. I spoke with reception and was offered another room which was smaller and I declined. Upon request, I was given a can of room spray to help with the odor. It worked somewhat, but the smell still lingered. I got used to it, and it wasn't a huge problem. The pool, although small, is great, and the temperature is perfect. There is a kitchen area with everything need to prepare a meal and to keep things cold in the refrigerator. A hot kettle in the room is handy for instant coffee in the morning (which they provide) and to make instant soups and noodles. . The location is very good, located close to Komtar and the bus station. There is a free local bus for the central area, and it was great to be able to hop on and off to see the sights of Georgetown. The staff was helpful, friendly, and respectful. I would definitely stay there again.
Robert, id7 night trip
Good 6.0
Noisy downstair No toiletries
People partying downstairs until midnight. At our first night, people partying, jamming, singing, talking, laughing, shouting downstairs. But 2nd night, no more, 3rd night, party again.... One thing quite sad is no toiletries, only toilet paper available.
Joyce, myRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good location
Encountered problem with checkin. It took a while for them to locate my booking. Turned out that my booking was under Expedia which I was unaware of. As the aircon of room i was supposed to stay in was spoilt, they kindly upgraded my room. So I had comfortable stay. Excellent location close to bus interchange and also Chowrasta market.
Lau, sgOther trip

Wassup Youth Hostel, Penang

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