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1 room, 2 adults

Container Hotel Penang, Penang

1.5-star1.5 stars
No. 4, Gat Lebuh Chulia, Penang, Penang, 10300, Malaysia

Hostel with bar/lounge, near Penang Times Square
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
  • The location was perfect, the staff was also very helpful, Wifi worked really good, the…Feb 16, 2019
  • Rooms on the street side are very noisy. The set up with the sink and counter removes…Jan 8, 2019

Container Hotel Penang, Penang

from $18
  • Female Capsule
  • Front Entry Mixed Single Pod
  • Capsule Plus
  • White Room (attached bathroom)
  • White Suite (attached bathroom)
  • Side Entry Mixed Single Pod

What’s around Container Hotel Penang, Penang


  • In Downtown George Town
  • KOMTAR - 13 min walk
  • Gurney Drive - 23 min walk
  • Camera Museum - 26 min walk
  • Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi - 27 min walk
  • Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram - 30 min walk
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion - 35 min walk
  • Fort Cornwallis - 39 min walk

Getting around

  • Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.) - 28 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 57 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 3 PM-3 PM
  • 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

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Malay

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Container Hotel Penang, Penang’s small print

Also known as

  • Container Hotel Penang Hostel
  • Container Hotel Hostel
  • Container Penang
  • Container Hotel Penang George Town
  • Container Penang George Town
  • Container Penang George Town
  • Container Hotel Penang George Town
  • Container Hotel Penang Hostel/Backpacker accommodation


This property does not have elevators.

Mandatory fees

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

  • 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.

Deposit: MYR 50.00 per stay

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

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

Very Good 8.2 From 34 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Nice hostel with a book lounge
Nice, quiet hostel with comfortable beds and a decent amount of privacy. The bathrooms are clean with hot showers. There is also a nice hang-out area and book lounge upstairs. I would recommend staying here if you are looking for a quiet, peaceful hostel experience.
Ryan, us2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Unique hotel at great location.
The hotel was great with unique character. The location is right opposite of clan jetty. The only downside is parking for those who drive.
Yung Ren, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great value and very convenient
A good 'flashpacker' option- the blind gave the pod a real sense of privacy, and the pod itself (mine was a side entry one) was quite spacious. It's not really a hostel for socialising, but with everything in George Town so close I was hardly there anyway. I never had any issues waiting for showers or the toilet, and the bathroom was always clean enough. I had to check out early for a flight, and there was nobody on reception to reimburse my deposit, however when I emailed the management they offered to send me the money by PayPal very quickly, so I can't complain.
gb4 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Value for Money, Clean and all rounder
Everything was pretty good. I liked the strong AC. Except the wifi kept dropping out and it was frustrating to have to log in numerous times... Also the common corridor smelt because of water seepage issues.
Sumei, au7 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
The bed was comfortable with fresh sheets and pillow. There was a blind to pull down for privacy. The shared bathroom had good rainmaker showers with good hot water. It was mostly empty by 10.00am. However, I found it difficult to get dressed in the shower as there was no shelf to place dry clothes and the floor was, of course, wet. Back in my bunk, it was also difficult to change for lack of room. Maybe I was simply a little too big for the design. The container I was in had 8 bunks. The air conditioning was perfect and quiet. However, I found myself waking at about 2.00 am because of the incredible stuffiness. They should work out a way of getting fresh air into that room overnight. Although the party area of Chulia Street is about a 10 minute walk from here, the Streets directly behind Container Hotel are full of charm and historical interest. Overall, if you wish to save money, this is an excellent choice for a night or two, after which you'll be craving for a room of your own. WiFi was excellent.
damien, auOther trip

Container Hotel Penang, Penang

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