$8 per night
$8 per night
100 Cintra Street, George Town, Malaysia

100 Cintra Street

George Town, Malaysia - 100 Lebuh Cintra, Georgetown

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Description - Hostel

Historic property built by Siamese Lady as her residence. This building has had a checkered history. It was rebuilt in 1998 after a fire destroyed the building in 1984. The Local Government wanted the building demolished. The owners resisted and we have an interesting building today. It would be of interest for students of history and architecture to research this building. In this three storey building are housed beside the hostel, a cafe, an artifact/antique shop, a small vernacular museum providing a glimpse of who were and how did the people of yesteryears lived, the rooftop with a fantastic view of the hills.

This hostel is in the buffer zone of the World Heritage Site. It is within walking distance to all these locations of interest. We have bicycles for rental to guests at very reasonable price.

There are a lot of space in the hostel for relaxing and moving about. It is very cool and naturally ventilated. The rooms are unique in design and reflect the local domestic sleeping habits. The building has a rooftop with a fantasic view of the hills.

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The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 15
  • Year built: 1886
  • Renovated: 2012
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: $8

Double King Mixed Dorm Single
  • Check-in: 2:00pm
  • Check-out: noon

Room amenities

Raised timber sleeping platforms, a traditional sleeping habit. The raised platform keeps the bed cool.

Non air cond Non-smoking rooms Shared bathroom WIFI fully naturally ventilated


100CintraStreet Hostel is:
  in an urban area, among all the traditional Chinese shophouses.
  Lebuh Cintra in chinese is referred to as the Japanese Street. It is where all the Karayukis used to live between the WWI and WWII.
  within the heritage buffer zone adjacent to the heritage site.
  near many good local and internationl eating joints. Be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner, visitors have varieties of restaurants as well as roadside eateries to choose from.

Points of interest
  • All the places of interest are within a radius of 1. 5km.

Food and drink
Eating out
Tai Tong Restoran
One of the oldest dim sim restaurant in town at the end of Cintra Street.
Nasi Berator
Round the corner from Chulia Street at the other end of Cintra Street.

Price details

$8 - 16 per night

The prices quoted are nett.

Credit cards: Not accepted on location

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

Payment in full on checking in. 50% charge for cancellation. All cancellation must be done not less than 18 hours prior to check out time of 12noon.

Location - Hostel

100 Lebuh Cintra, Georgetown
George Town
Pulau Pinang (Negeri Pulau Pinang)
Malaysia  10100

Latitude: 5.41702, Longitude: 100.33289

How to get there

Most buses arrive at the main terminal at KOMTAR (the tallest building in a world heritage site, more than 40 storeys high). It is about five mins walk to Lebuh Cintra. From the airport the best bet is use the taxi. Local buses are available. Bus no. from Airport is 102. Tell the bus driver KOMTAR. He will let you off there. Then walk through Jalan Ria into Jalan Sungei Ujong and finally into Lebuh Cintra in a straight line direction.

Besides buses from other cities there are the dedicated ferries from Sumatra, and Langkawi. Trains from Kuala Lumpur will arrive on the mainland, crossing to the Island is by the local ferry service, this is an experience all should try.

Nearest airport: At Bayan Baru at the southern tip of the island. It is about 25km from city centre.