A building full of personality and style, and friendly and helpful staff make the 100 Cintra a special place with an atmosphere that invites you to stay for long periods.
The building dates from 1897 and was once served as housing the wealthy families of Penang. After suffering a fire was recovered for commercial purposes while retaining the style and materials of traditional architecture. Was recently transformed into hostel, where on the first floor are located the rooms, and where the top floor is occupied with a furniture collection and decorative items that constitute practically a museum, although it is not accessible to the public, can be enjoyed through fence that limits the space.
Good location, in the heart of George Town, the far the most popular and busy streets, in an area where dominates the local market and where it is easy to find food in both Malaya and Chinese food restaurants and street food stalls.
100 Cintra has several common areas, both indoors with decor with antique furniture and objects, and outdoor spaces, terrace and porch, that are nice areas to read a book, take a nap, have a meal or chat with other guests. This spacious and different common areas compensates for the small space of the rooms.
A space that despite being in need of some care offers a memorable stay and makes you sty longer in the city.
* In Malaysian “cintra” means “Japan” because along this street were housed many Japanese during the invasion that lasted until the end of World War II.
Address: 100, Lebuh Cintra, George Town, Pulau Pinang 10200, Malaysia
Double room: 60 RM (you can try to bargain in low season or for a long term stay)
Bedrooms: 20 RM
All rooms have shared bathroom
Breakfast included (very basic with bread, jam, tea and coffee)
The kitchen can be used for free.