Tofu Cafe Beds & Bikes
Tofu Cafe Beds & Bikes, located in the UNESCO heritage buffer zone of George Town, is a cyclist-friendly guesthouse offering a different experience of staying in designer's pod-style beds. Tofu offers bicycle rentals at 50% for guest(s) and free bicycle rental for guest staying more than 3 nights.
Tofu is a more than 150-year-old heritage house with 2 storeys fit. Pod beds are specially designed like cubes with more privacy than the convention ones. There are 18 pods in total with female-only dormitory and mixed dormitory (super single pod beds & double pod beds). Each pod is equipped with personal reading light, personal fan, fully air-conditioned in dormitory area, special cupboard inside pod, 1 blanket, 1 pillow, toiletries basket, shared bathroom and hot shower.
Facilities such as bicycle rental, free breakfast, free lockers, free 24 hours hot and cold water dispenser, free WiFi, in-house laundry, cycling tours, TV and DVD players, mini grocery stall are available.
Cafe area at the ground floor is open to both in-house guest(s) and public to have home made soup and toast sets and drinks. Modern, colourful yet minimalist design housed in Tofu old heritage house has the added bonus of being a bargain. One can enjoy different tier lower rates for long-staying guest(s).
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Age Restriction
- Air Conditioning
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Breakfast Included
- Cable TV
- Ceiling fan
- Credit Cards Not Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Lock Out
- Luggage Storage
- Non Smoking
- Reading Light
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels For Hire
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
We observe non-smoking policy in the hostel area. The hostel is only open from 7am-1230am midnight. The dormitory with pod beds are designed specifically for adults, hence children below 12 are not suitable to stay. Check in time is 3pm; check out time 12pm. Email pre-notification is REQUIRED to check for availability for earlier check in. Do note that the earliest check in is at 1pm; latest check in is 8pm. Tofu crew reserves all rights not to receive any check in before 1pm and/or after 8pm.
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*By Taxi from Airport*
You can hire a taxi from the taxi kiosk inside the airport. The fare should not cost more than RM60. The best way to reach Tofu efficiently is to pre-advanced print the map out. We are located in George Town heritage buffer zone, a double storey corner heritage house at the junction between Lebuh Pantai and Lorong Prangin. The journey and duration of getting here from airport is typically 20-30mins with normal traffic. The taxi should be heading to George Town area from the Bayan Lepas area (airport place).
To get to Tofu for the taxi, the best way is to travel via Jelutong express highway until arriving George Town area, which the taxi driver can turn left at the 2nd traffic light junction (turning into 'Gat Lebuh Macallum' Road). Once you are at Gat Lebuh Macallum, turn right at the junction and enter into Jalan C.Y. Choy.
By then you will be spotting a chinese school on your left. You will arrive a cross road traffic light junction after about 150m and a motorbike shop on your far opposite. There will be Komtar, the tallest building on your left. This 1st traffic light is converging at Gat Lebuh Magazine Road. And next traffic light junction is converging at junction roads of 'Jalan Dr. Lim Chwee Leong' & 'Gat Lebuh Prangin' which you will spot a row of 4 shophouses on your right and an empty land on your left. Spot for 'Lebuh Pantai' road in front of you and go straight, then you will see Tofu on the left with a red mural painting logo, just immediately after 10 or more shops.
If you are driving from the Penang Bridge, follow the road sign to George Town and you shall be on the Jelutong coastal highway. Travel about 10mins and continue on to Pengkalan Weld then turn left on Jalan Magazine. Take the first right turn to Lebuh Pantai, pass two traffic lights and you will find us on your left hand side at the junction between Lorong Prangin and the road you are at (Lebuh Pantai). Turn left to the next street from us to Lebuh Melayu and then to Lorong Ikan (turn left), then to Lorong Prangin (turn left) as the roads are one-way street. Park at Lorong Prangin as there's more parkings available.
*Coming by Public Bus from Airport*
- Take Rapid Penang Bus number 401E from the Airport to KOMTAR bus terminal. (KOMTAR is basically the tallest building in Penang).
- From Komtar, walk to the direction of Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong. To spot how to walk to Dr Lim Chwee Leong, one needs to first spot an underbridge of Prangin Mall building which vehicles could pass through. Then spot on Sushi King, then 7-11 and Starbucks. You will see there's traffic light right in front of you. Cross that road (it's then Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong). Walk along Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong about 150m, you will see a toy's wholesaler shop and a fruit stall on the left corner with another traffic light.
- Turn left to Lebuh Carnarvon. Walk on another 10m or so, spot on 4-5 Chinese red lanterns shops opposite the street and cross the street and enter Lorong Prangin. Walk straight until the end of the street, Tofu is just at the left corner. Spot on the red logos and words.
*Coming from Butterworth Bus Terminal/Train*
- Take a ferry ride from Butterworth to Penang Island. It's about 30mins ride.
- From the ferry terminal, cross a pedestrian bridge from the Weld Quay Bus Terminal.
- After you touch down at the other side of the pedestrian bridge, there will be a bus stand right in front. Walk to the left direction on Pengkalan Weld road until you reach Gat Lebuh Acheh which is at your right.
- Turn right to Gat Lebuh Acheh, walk about 100m.
- From Gat Lebuh Acheh junction turn left to Lebuh Pantai.
- Walk along Lebuh Pantai for around 350m and you will find Tofu on your right. We are situated at the corner lot, look out for red light box.
Tofu is right smack at the UNESCO heritage buffer zone in George Town, near to the famous clan jetties coastlines as well as 5 mins walk to city centre/bus terminal at Komtar. We are also 3 mins walk to the clan jetties, 4 mins walk to ferry (heading to Penang's mainland and bus terminal), 8-10 mins walk to Little India, Khoo Kongsi, Street of Harmony with 4 famous religious place e.g. Mahamariamman Temple, Kapitan Keling Mosque, Goddess of Mercy Temple and St. George's Church.