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When most people talk about Penang, they mean Penang Island. Penang is also a province of Malaysia, so when you are looking at booking your hostels in Penang, make sure that it is on Penang Island or in Georgetown, which is the major city on the island.
Penang Island is a very diverse place with a combination of Chinese and western architecture and sights to see throughout. The city of Georgetown was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008 due to many of its stunning historical buildings. Among those to go and see are the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Khoo Kongsi, Fort Cornwallis, and the Victorian Clocktower. There are many different religious temples throughout Georgetown and over the island that have impressive architecture that are worth a visit as well.
The highest peak on the island is Penang Hill. If you are feeling super active, you can take the two-hour hike to the top, but be prepared with lots of water and for one difficult hike. The elevation grade is very steep and is challenging for the fittest of people. For those not feeling the need to walk it, you can catch a ride from the bottom up to the top with one of the many drivers at the bottom for a fee. The view from the top is amazing and well worth the visit.
Other things that you may want to do in Penang are the butterfly farm and bird park and some of the many beautiful gardens. Given that for the most part Penang is very hot and humid, a trip to one of the beaches is also a good idea if you have a couple of days to chill out and relax.
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Love Lane Inn
"There can't be a friendlier welcome in all Georgetown than at the Love Lane Inn. Perhaps the name rubs off on the staff and assorted travellers who congregate in the café along Love Lane. This lane leads into the heart of Chinatown and is filled with incense sticks from roadside shrines, children going to and from school and men drinking in the cafes or repairing bikes. Love Lane Inn is run by a Taiwanese traveller Jimmy who appears to come...
"Very clean, felt upscale, not like your usual budget accomodations - This place was very clean and well run. Looks very new, as they have recently renovated the place. There was still some work going on while I was there, but it was very unobtrusive and did not bother the guests. Rooms were A/C, with a real mattress on the bunks." … "… away from Hutton Lodge, there are choices of restaurants and food courts serving popular...
"… Towels and blankets are included at no extra charge, steel security lockers are available. Free, fast and reliable wifi and internet services. Breakfast with free flow of coffee/tea. NO other Hidden cost . No curfew. Opposite is “PIT STOP” café serving all day continental and western breakfast , pasta, sandwiches, etc. Two doors away is Penang famous “teh tarik” or “pull tea” stall. 100 meters( 2 minutes walk) to the right...
"Red Inn Heritage’s architecture is based on what is called the Early Straits Eclectic style. This style was used in the construction of shophouses somewhere between the 1890s and the 1920s, making Red Inn Heritage anywhere from 90 to 120 years old. Actual records of its construction have since been lost to history." … "… also be booked at our reception, so don't be afraid to ask. The Inn also features a small reception/lobby as...
"Nice & cosy! - Hostel is run by two brothers. Seems they know what travelers need! Very good WiFi, convenient kitchen, refrigerator, tea & coffee all day. Homy atmosphere, good music at night. Close to the beach & convenient store. Bus is close. One disadvantage of Batu Ferringhi beach -- dirty water but beach is very good, cheap water sports!" … "… bed, air conditioning,private bathroom and shower,and a private hammock ,desk(...
Red Inn Heritage
"Excellent location, Great Budget, Exceptional Service, Free Internet. - I stayed in this hostel for a week, it was excellent experience, friendly staff, great water system for shower, free internet. Very nice location. Safe and reliable. Thank you." … "Some Good, Some Bad - Red Inn Heritage has a good location, it's clean, and the building itself is attractive with decent amenities. I wouldn't call it great value for money, however. We...
Reggae Penang Love Lane Hostel
"… a unique architectural and cultural townscape without parallel anywhere in East and Southeast Asia. Please read our notice before you make bookings: Wheel Chair is not accessible. We do not accept guests 60 years old above. Reggae Mansion is a hostel for international backpackers. Unfortunately, we do not accept bookings by Malaysian, Indian and Middle Eastern nationals. Reservations made by these nationalities will deem to be null...
"… with body shampoo & towel.Hostel with ready to rent bicycle for your convenient. The Hostel close to Penang Kek Lok Si,morning market, just 2-3 minutes drive to destination.24 hours convenient shop, 24 hours Nasi Kandar,Chinese Coffee shop, Western Cafe,Pharmacy & Public Bus stop just in front of Hostel. You can enjoy the local Night Market at every Sunday just in front of Hostel or bicycle 5 minute to Wednesday Night...
Red Inn Cabana
"Lovely budget hotel; more than worth the money! - Stayed here for two nights in April. We had a lovely double room; felt like a mid-range hotel rather than a hostel costing about a tenner a night! Air conditioning worked fine; and had a lovely 'monsoon' shower. Staff were accommodating and friendly. Wifi was good, there are lovely common areas to enjoy. Breakfast was what you would expect from a hostel; mix of bread, egg and noodles. What's...
"… at our guesthouse include laundry service, tourist information counter, free maps of bus routes, free map of UNESCO Penang, free Wi-Fi, transportation arrangements, soaps and smile. Experience Malaysian Culture: 1) Malay, Chinese and Indians dress up. - Try on traditional dresses of different races in Malaysia and take photos. 2) Traditional Breakfast - Taste traditional breakfast of the Malays, Chinese and...
Red Inn Court
"… a very small impact on the environment. Green is not a byword. We have installed heat-recycled (from the Air-Condition) hot spa showers, ALL lighting uses LED,active recycling program, Wind-ventilators, Automated lighting for bathrooms (Toilet lights and exhaust fans switch on when door is closed) and common light timers. Last but not least,our resident tours and travel guide who would be glad to provide tourist information on...
Tofu Cafe Beds & Bikes
"… 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...
Syok at Chulia
"… •Free WIFI •All-day free coffee and tea •Water dispenser is available at the 1st floor •Breakfast is available from 7am to 10 am daily •Daily free coffee and tea breaks with biscuits and activities at 5pm •A place to chill and hangout at the “SYOKIngly Cool” Terrace •Themed art spaces •Air-conditioning •Free luggage storage •Laundry zone (complete with washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board) •Shared bathrooms...
"… offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Penang hotel. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like room service, airport transfer, Wi-Fi in public areas, tours. Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience, with shared bathroom, fan, internet access – wireless, non smoking rooms,...
"All rooms with both air-conditioner and fan .Free WIFI in the rooms and common areas .Library with books and free computer to use with internet. Many local hawker stalls within 5 minutes walking distance.Located at the Heritage trail of Georgetown .Walking distance to main attractions such as Kapitan Keling Mosque,St-George Anglican Church,Kuan Yin Teng Temple,Khoo Kongsi,KOMTAR -transport hub,Prangin Mall and 1st Avenue Shopping complex,...
"… from the bustle of the city outside. Super-strength Wi-Fi is completely free to use, whether you are lounging on the comforts of your bed or tanning on the rooftop terrace. Perfectly located along the Batu Feringghi Beach stretch, you can enjoy the sun and beach which is only 3 minutes stroll away. Explore Malaysia’s smallest national park, watch the adorable green turtle hatchlings frolic in the turtle protection centre, swim in...
"… main bus terminal at KOMTAR. Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities Kimberley House Guesthouse is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like family room, bicycle rental, Wi-Fi in public areas, laundry service/dry cleaning, tours. Step into one of 19 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of...
"… :) We have 2 super clean room types at Queen's. Queen's Canopy is a spacious canopy bed dorm with a shared bathroom that offers privacy together with Queen's lifestyle. Queen+1 is private and good for 2 people. Queen's Canopy ********************* - Slumberland Mattress for you to sleep soundly and wake up refreshed - Fluffy quilt and pillow to snuggle up in - Curtains that let you to button up from the inside (or sleep until...
Super K Hostel Penang
"… architectural and cultural influence. Super K Hostel specializes in dorm style rooms. There are 3 dorms, a 4 bed dorms as well as a 8 and 16 bed mixed dorm. The hostel also offers a in house café, bar and 24/h grocery mart for serve any of your needs. There are free on site WiFi, and is probably the only hostel in the whole Asia that carries full 8' all chiropractic mattresses. The café is a regular hub for travelers as...
The 80's Guesthouse
"… Those incredible worn walls were simply left to be as they are – patchy and broken – without the need to make them perfect by restoring or covering them up. The building is decorated with a mixture of vintage and contemporary furniture. Original floorboard from the building have been reused as bathroom door and furniture in the guesthouse. The 80's was a happening decade when old meets with the new, has inspired the design of...
House of Journey
"… to George Town: An UNESCO World Heritage Site. Centrally located in George Town, 45 & 47 Lorong Sek Chuan connecting to Chulia Street, there are a number of famous restaurants and hawker food centres, and shop houses selling a wide range of local products including cloths and souvenirs in the vicinity. Rickshaws, taxis and public buses are also easily available at the area around the hostel. In addition, our guests are entitled...
"… dorm beds have electricity and thick privacy curtains. Like BBQ? Every Wednesday we fire up the grill for a wide variety of tasty foods to choose from. Couzi Couji also has an Xbox360 to get your gaming fix. Please note that this is a party hostel, hence guests may experience some music and light disturbances until late. The property offers complimentary ear plugs should guests require. Things to Note: 1. Guests...
"… a lamp for night reading. All room are equipped with air conditioners and fans. Dorms have nice wide windows in old heritage style, privats are without any windows. For only 16 beds we have 4 shared WC and 2 showers, which is more than enough, so you will never wait in a queue. There is a nice terrace in the top of the back yard to chill out in the evening. Breakfast is included at room rate. We also serve a wide choice of local and...
"… is a 25-minute drive away. The hostel is just a 2-minute walk from Peranakan Mansion, the Goddess of Mercy Temple and a 10-minute walk from the clan jetties. V Hostel is a comfortable place for foreigner or local customer who wants to stay at a very reasonable and inexpensive price. Facilities offers in V Hostel are free Wi-Fi, ticket service, baggage storage, concierge service, laundry, non-smoking room, and air conditioning....
"The guesthouse offers free WiFi access in all rooms and public area. Public parking available along the street. There is terrace and some common area such as dining, for all guest to meet new friends. Simple breakfast and drinks are serve in the guesthouse. Luggage storage services are also available. Each room and dormitory room comes with air conditioning and a clothes rack. Bathroom and toilet facilities are shared, and come with shower...
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Ryokan at Muntri Street
"… Street, which is smacked right in the middle of the Unesco World Heritage territory. The rich influence of culture and heritage of this vicinity adds yet another trait to its personality - a backpacker haven. Sandwiched between the famous barstreets of Penang - Jalan Penang and Lebuh Chulia and surrounded by picture perfect architectural and cultural sites, Ryokan is the perfect accommodation to be for an all round experience. So...
"… bathing stalls for all. Each room at LYF Lodge is furnished with bunk beds, a dressing table, a shelf and air conditioning. Each floor has a pantry and the upper level has a spacious lounge area where guests could mingle. There is also a communal computer, a television, some board games, hot and cold water dispenser, fridge and a washing machine. Wi-fi is also available. Things to Note: Check in Time: 14:00 Check out Time: 12:00...
"Transfer Lodge is a Lodge and Cafe under one roof. We have 2 Air Con Double Deluxe and 1 Air Con Quadrad Deluxe. Our mixed dormitory come with 20 beds. 6 shared bathrooms and toilet available. Transfer Lodge offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including bar/pub, airport transfer, bicycle rental, room service, Wi-Fi in public areas. Besides,...
Roti Bakar Homestay
"… multi-purpose cabinet from the bed. Luxury amenities such as mini fridge, flat screen, pay per view cable, air-conditioner,hot shower, free wifi as well as parking are provided for free throughout the length of your stay. An extra bed is available upon request. As part of the Go Green effort, the room is entirely decorated with biodegradable furniture. There is even a folder filled with brochures of events happening around town,...
"I had a brilliant stay here. It was an excellent value for the money. The rooms were basic, but very clean and tidy, with everything that you need. Staff were very friendly and helpful. They gave us excellent travel advice and helped book our onward journey. It's in a lovely setting right next to the beach. The guesthouse even provided beach mats. Overall, it was an excellent choice of accommodation." … "Good spot - I would recommend...
E.T. Budget Guesthouse
"… stalls, the hawker centre and the famous night bazaar along the main road. We can provide you with tourist information; bus tickets for Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, ferry tickets to Medan, Langkawi and Coral Island. Our service includes: free beach mat, alarm clock (to borrow,) taxi, motorcycle and car rental. A trip around Penang Island by car or motorbike non-stop takes about 2 and a half hours. Check in timeis before...
"… everything to make your experience both pleasurable and hassle free. These services are available to you based upon your personal requirements. Our rooms come with fan and shared bathroom & toilets or rooms with air conditioning and shared bathroom or attached bathroom. We have free wifi now! We have 9 rooms only to ensure your privacy & 2 are air conditioned double bedrooms with a shared bathroom, 2 double fan rooms with shared...
FERRINGHI INN & cafe
"… one double queen bed and one single bed for 3 people, 2 double queen beds for 4 people. We also have astro channel and one DVD channel. For more relaxing you also can spend time at our cafe ground floor with free Wi-Fi. The café served breakfast, lunch and dinner. Facilities are below: Free internet access (wireless) Free parking Toll free call Services: - Ticketing bus to all destination - Mini bus toThailand, Krabi,...
Value Inn Homestay
"… Window Equipped in each room -Free Bathroom in each room -Free Maps and Tourism information -Free 24-hour Reception -Free Satellite LCD TV in lobby Check in time: 2pm, Check out time: 12pm (Important: The room will be automatically canceled by us after 6pm except any email or telephone notification receive by us for late arrival.) Payment: Ringgit Malaysia - by Cash Term Only ** Towel subject to rental RM5 with free...
Holiday Homestay Penang
"… and drinking water for FOC. Accommodation Information Executive Suite for 3 rooms & 2 bathrooms with air-cond & can sleep a total of 6 people. Bed sheets & linen are provided and all rooms come with reading light and bathrooms with 24hrs hot showers. All rooms are also equipped with air-conditioning units, free wi-fi service, in house pc use for free, tea and coffee corner and movie. Executive Suite for 3 rooms & 2 bathrooms...
Day & Night Guesthouse
"… right in front of its doorstep. Taxi Service is also available. It's also surrounded by Night Life and also Penang Famous Hawker Stall which has about 15 stalls that sells all Penang specialities. It has also a 7-Eleven and local convinient store around it. Tour information Our customer services will provides free self-guided tour maps or tour information about round the Penang Island or other country such as Cameran...
"Clean, honest, close, helpful - Facilities are clean, the people honest and helpful. Location is close to most everything of interest. Price very good. I will stay there again." … "… is world-famous for its local street food, and most of the food you must try out on Chulia St, Kimberley St and Penang Road are a mere 5-10 minute walking distance. There are many pubs and restaurants within 5-10 minute walking distance too. Most...
Flash Backpackers Corner
"The rooms are tastefully decorated and come equipped with warm lighting. The beds are fitted with freshly laundered bedding. Some rooms have private balconies and offer views of the surrounding. All guestrooms feature a variety of comforts such as shared bathroom, hair dryer, air conditioning, non smoking rooms to please even the most discerning guest. At the same time, we do provide free wifi and comfort area for guests to hangout and stay...
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