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Tido Hostel Penang, Penang

2-star2 stars
No. 106 Argyll Road, Georgetown, Penang, Penang, 10050, Malaysia

Convenient to Camera Museum
  • Free self-serve breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
From 63 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • 3 nights stay, but next chance,more.Feb 3, 2019
  • Absolutely terrible. Terrible wifi between 0.5 Mbps to 2 Mbps constantly…Oct 28, 2018

Tido Hostel Penang, Penang

from $14
  • Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only

What’s around Tido Hostel Penang, Penang


  • In Downtown George Town
  • Camera Museum - 8 min walk
  • KOMTAR - 13 min walk
  • Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi - 16 min walk
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion - 17 min walk
  • Gurney Drive - 19 min walk
  • Fort Cornwallis - 21 min walk
  • Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram - 30 min walk

Getting around

  • Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.) - 16 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 16 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free self-serve breakfast daily
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Designated smoking areas
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Filipino
  • Indonesian
  • Malay

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Tido Hostel Penang, Penang’s small print

Also known as

  • Tido Penang Hostel
  • Tido Hostel Penang Hostel/Backpacker accommodation George Town
  • Tido Hostel
  • Tido Penang
  • Tido Hostel Penang
  • Tido Hostel Penang George Town
  • Tido Penang George Town
  • Tido Hostel Penang George Tow
  • Tido Hostel Penang George Town
  • Tido Hostel Penang Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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 2.50 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.

Deposit: MYR 100.00 per stay

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of MYR 30.00 (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of MYR 40.00 (subject to availability)

Rollaway beds are available for MYR 40.00 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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 8.0 From 46 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Stylish and Comfy, But Poor Security
Very comfortable, spacious beds and shared dorm rooms with modern touches. One of the sleekest hostel rooms I've stayed in, by far! I appreciated that the floor had four bathrooms/showers as well (with the best water pressure I've experienced in any hotel/hostel!). The big downside was security. The front door doesn't lock, and there's a separate open door to the outside near the bottom of the stairs that lead directly to the rooms. Three girls in my room had things stolen one night/morning, and unfortunately it wasn't a huge surprise. There's a currently a very clear risk that someone could just walk in from outside and steal things. Always lock the shared room door, and never leave your belongings/valuables out--always take them with you or lock them up in the drawer provided!
Christine, usOther trip
Very Good 8.0
Overall it's a good hostel. The beds are comfy and the lockers are big. I was in a female dorm on the 1st floor and there wasn't any WiFi. I could sometimes connect to the 2nd floor WiFi but it wasn't strong. One of the other girls in the room mentioned the issue to the staff but I don't think it was fixed. The lounge is nice to relax and there are small kitchen appliances if you want to heat up some food.
us4 night trip
Good 6.0
Great facilities, stale vibes
PROS: The hostel is brand new and very clean. The rooms were very comfortable- nice mattress, nice locker, and the bathroom was quite nice- I liked that they were private units with shower toilet and sink. The location is good- not so far from the center of Georgetown. CONS: I wouldn't stay here if you are looking to meet people. It felt very stale to me. The staff was nice but not warm or particularly helpful or welcoming. Whenever I was in the lounge it was very quiet, and usually only one or two others hanging out there. Overall, the building felt extremely quiet while I was there- the lounge upstairs and the lobby are very separate from the dorm rooms (it is five floors).
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Clean and comfortable spot for the night.
Room and bed is Clean. Sells beer at reception at decent price. Common area upstairs has power plugs so you could work. Bathroom heaters could use some maintenance. Underbed storage is a nice idea.
Sin, my1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
More than just for Tido.
Location is really good. It’s at the heart of good food and walking distance to Komtar where the bus terminal is. Getting around is super easy. The Indian Male staff (I forgot to ask for his name) is really friendly and awesome. Recommended me a good local food stall too and gave a landmark to find my way at ease. Clean and comfortable for a good night sleep after a long day. There’s a lounge at level 5 where you can lepak and chill. There are books, TV, movies available too.
Siti Natashah, sg1 night trip

Tido Hostel Penang, Penang

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