Chic hostel on a fashionable street
What we say:
Located on what is arguably Georgetown's most fashionable street, Ryokan hides a large, sleek, modern hostel behind its traditional grey shophouse facade. Four- or six-person person dorms are simple but functional with hardwood floors, air-con, chunky white bunk-beds, personal lockers, reading lights and ‘charging stations’ for your electronic devices.
Prices depend on proximity to the clean polished concrete bathrooms and whether or not you care for a window.
For a few extra ringgit, women can upgrade to the four-bed ‘Chic Dorm’ with its cerise feature-wall, makeup mirror and all-important hairdryer. A few swish private double rooms come with air-con, flatscreen TV and king bed, and these offer stellar value when compared to most of Georgetown's "boutique hotels".
Ryokan also boasts plenty of lounge space with bean bag seating and a huge LCD TV, free WiFi that works great, an affordable and lively bar and a cafe that serves a small but quality range of Western snacks, sandwiches and burgers, as well as breakfasts which come complimentary for guests. If you're a musician, comedian or magician, you can earn a free nights stay by performing to the crowd for two hours -- but if you're not actually practised at one of these performing arts, please save everyone an earache and don't, after downing one too many bottles of Tiger, attempt to sing karaoke just for the free bed.
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Contact details:62 Muntri Street, Georgetown. T: (04) 250 0827 F: (04) 250 0288
Email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Dorm air-con||30 ringgit||30 ringgit||Six-bed, no window, 35 ringgit for four-bed, window and extras, 40 ringgit female|
|Dbl air-con private b'room||136 ringgit||136 ringgit|
Added to Travelfish on: 5th February, 2013
Last visited or updated on: 5th February, 2013
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Rated 3 out of 5
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Swish double room ?
Writing this review, after a night in Ryokan. The dble room loses 75% of floorspace to the bed. To get out of bed, you have to climb over your partner, as only one side has floor access. The walls and floor are grey concrete, bathroom floor, black tarmac. One ''window'' faces a dark interior corridor. The a/c blows directly on your face when in bed, and the fan speed won't adjust. Sink only for cold water. Shower only just manages warm. At night, from midnight until 1am, people walking around above, loudly, which resumed again at 6am. Flashpacker ?? What does this mean ? Our room is described as a ''Luxury double suite.'' Awful place, avoid it..... Like sleeping in a cave. Try the Victoria Inn hotel, cheaper by 20%, and for us, 100% better.
Ryokan reviewed by garthibiza (Total reviews: 2) on
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