I have been wanting to write about this hostel for a while now. It was recommended to us by someone we met at the hostel in Ipoh.
I think this is one the best hostels we have stayed at so far. Not only was it cheap but best of all was the owner, Danny who was really great guy and spent a lot of time with us – taking us out to have breakfast and dinner, taking us to a hilltop to see Penang at night and really wanting to get to know us. The best thing about travelling is not only going to explore the city on your own but meeting different people and understanding their way of life firsthand. Hands up to Danny, a great host who made our stay in Penang so special!!
So what is so special about Friendly Green House, Georgetown, Penang?
For a backpacker, this is heaven, the mixed dorm is 17RM per night!
(17RM is the weekday price whereas at the weekend it is 19RM per night).
Dorm Room – Full air con
Lounge area to socialise in
Kitchen area that is you can clean up after yourself
Free drinking water
1 separate toilet
Free breakfast – selections of jams, tea, coffee
Free bike hire
It’s not in the centre of Georgetown but to walk there it is very easy. The walk to the centre is not far at all and there are shops and places to eat dotted around the hostel.
The Komtar – 10 minute walk
The free CAT bus – 5 minute walk
Food and shops – around the corner
We had a great time staying at this guesthouse. It’s our favourite so far – it’s not fancy or high class but we had so much fun with the other backpackers and Danny himself. Danny is very welcoming, friendly and he does go out his way to help you.
The hostel is also clean, which is very important for us. We were given our own towels and the bed is not too bad! We got a lot of good sleeps staying here.
I would definitely recommend booking in advance as there were a few nights that were fully booked.
You can either book via the booking system below or call Danny on 011-3172 7993 to reserve your bed.
Friendly Green House Hostel
No 16. Lorong Ceylon,
Tel: 04 266 5182
Thank you Danny for having us!