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About Penang Island
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." … "… food courts serving popular Penang street food at Jalan Leith and New World Park at Swatow...
"Really nice atmosphere! - i liked very much staying in this hostel, people are really friendly, helpful and ready to give you anything you need! The place is exactly in the middle of George town, really easy to catch a bus to go anywhere around the island. The accommodation is simple but very clean, fresh, and cheap. Hope you enjoy as I did!" … "… at no extra charge, steel security lockers are available. Free, fast and reliable...
"… and family over the internet. Wi-Fi access is also available throughout the property. (FREE OF CHARGE) Trips and tours can also be booked at our reception, so don't be afraid to ask. The Inn also features a small reception/lobby as well as an umbrella shaded breakfast terrace. Red Inn Penang has three dormitory (shared bathroom) types available - 2 beds, 4 beds and 6 beds, and can sleep total of 38 people. The private room types...
Ryokan at Muntri Street
"… Ryokan is strictly prohibited. At the outdoor bar area smoking is allowed. We're not in a hippie commune or a war zone, absolutely no drugs or weapons allowed! We reserve the right to confiscate them and notify the authorities and they don't joke around. Consumption of alcohol is restricted to the restaurant/cafe. Alcohol abuse must have been fun when you were twelve but by this age? Please drink responsibly. For health...
"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!" … "… 1 single bed ( 35 RM) -Private Double rooms w/ a fan and 1 double bed ( 55RM)...
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
"… Island, formally inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is often considered an architectural gem.It is officially recognized as having a unique architectural and cultural townscape without parallel anywhere in East and Southeast Asia. Reggae Penang Love Lane, one of the many retains colonial-era shophouses in George Town always invoke a sense of nostalgia, both to locals and visitors.With its colonial charm unspoiled,...
"… WIFI, all bath room provided 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...
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...
"… 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 Indians. Experience the heritage feels at Cocoa...
Red Inn Court
"… point to a day of exploration. Many of Penang's prime heritage attractions are only minutes away. After a long day's walkabout, return to the warmth among friends and little home conveniences. We offer free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free use of Internet PCs, a kitchenette, a Lanna area, in-house movies, free flow hot/cold drinking water, book exchange, lounge area, hot spa showers and that little extra touch unique to us. Our...
"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,...
"… 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 Penang’s...
"… 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...
"… 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 noon) - Handcrafted wooden crate to lock valuables in - Bedside lamp with adjustable arm for easy directing of light - Hooks that give almost anything a lift - A toiletries container that can be hung in shower and powder...
The 80's Guesthouse
"… up to 4 couples. - Twin Private : Private room with single size bunk bed for 2 person. - Double Bed Private : Private room with Queen size bed. - Mixed Dorm : Dormitory with single size bunk bed. - Female Dorm : Female-only dormitory. Facilities - Breakfast included - Towels, linens and duvets provided - Free WiFi and internet access - Free maps and traveling advice - Powerful hot water shower - Satellite TV and...
House of Journey
"House of Journey is close enough to the main backpacker area to be part of the fun but far enough away to be quiet. Walls of the common areas are covered with comments and drawings from past guests, but you may still be able to find a patch of white on which to leave your mark. The staff are friendly and full of suggestions on things to do, places to go, and where to eat in a city overflowing with excellent food. A simple breakfast of toast...
"… – malaysian and universal. All room are equipped with air conditioners. 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...
"… 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....
"Hamoni Home offers free WiFi access in all rooms and public area. Public parking available along the street. Each room and dormitory room comes with air conditioning and a clothes rack. Bathroom and toilet facilities are shared, and come with shower facilities. Regular rooms are also equipped with a lamp, desk, sitting area and a fan. There is terrace and some common area such as dining, for all guest to meet new friends. Simple breakfast...
"… amongst travelers in Penang, whether exploring or just passing through. Both business travelers and tourists can enjoy the hotel's facilities and services. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, room service are on the list of things guests can enjoy. Internet access - wireless, internet access - wireless (complimentary), air conditioning, internet access - LAN (complimentary),...
56 Red Inn Guesthouse
"… 16 Bed Mixed Dormitories, 6 Bed Mixed Dormitories & 4 Bed Mixed Dormitoires mostly all Private and Dorm Room are all bathroom shared at the common area. There are total 5 Rooms which can accomodate 34 people . Air-Conditioning rooms and fan rooms are available for your choosing. Shared Bathrooms comes with 24hrs hot showers. Front Desk Receptionist available 24hrs. There are tables and chairs just out side the guest...
Rainbow Inn & Cafe
"… malls & shops on Penang street. Tricycles, taxis and buses are easily available. Rainbow Inn & Cafe welcome travelers from all over the world including students and interest groups. Guests can enjoy a drink or coffee at our lounge; complete with TV & DVD, or catch up with friends and family over the internet. Free wifi is available. Free coffee/tea throughout the day. There are different kinds of dorms available...
Sogor Girls Dormitory
"… priority. Sogor is dedicated to providing the ultimate accommodation option for a special category of travelers - the independent female traveler, whose journeys around the world may bring her to the shores of Penang. As the first female only capsule hotel in Penang, we offer the adventurous solo female travelers a secure haven and total peace of mind when they stay with us. Whether they choose to travel alone, or with a group of...
Xavier's Lodge at Muntri Street Penang
"… your journey to Penang. At Xavier's Lodge our Reception Counter is 24hrs. For Extra Bed we will charge RM20/head. Pets are prohibited at our Hotel. Disruptive behavior, loud music late at night or early in the morning, any other breaches of regulations are not tolerated. Failure to comply with this will cause penalties and might be rejected of staying. Upon departing, Guest are obliged to turn off all water faucets, as well as...
"… Dormitory Room with 4 bunk beds and a bathroom. Towel, hanger, bucket for shoe and personal locker are provided. Each bunk bed come with a light and a plug point. Towel, hairdryer and toiletry are also provided. Important: 1. Check in from 2pm and check out until 12noon. ***We don’t have a proper front desk for 24 hours check-in. For guests who check-in after 6pm and be arranged, just to inform us for you time of arriving....
"… Check in from 2pm and check out until 12 noon. 2. Both cash and credit card (Visa, MaterCard) are accepted. 3. Cancellation policy: At least a 7-day advance notice before the arrival date is required. 4. All children are welcome. (1) One child under 12 years stays free of charge when using existing beds. (2) One older child or adult is charged MYR 30 per person per night in an extra bed. (3) The maximum number of extra beds in...
Just Duvet Penang
"… squatting toilets have been replaced with modern toilets and the place always kept clean and tidy. It is now equipped with air-conditioners in all the rooms, comfortable beds with curtains for privacy, hot/cold showers. 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. We promise you 'NO other...
The Frame Guesthouse
"… for unique and unforgettable stay on budget. Book now with new opening promotion rates! Rooms - Deluxe Mixed Dorm : Queen size dorm bed. 1 bed can sleep up to 2 person. Ideal for couples, or individual who love extra space. - Twin Private Shared Bathroom: Private room with 2 single size bed. - Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom: Private room with Queen size bed. - Double Bed Private Ensuite: Private room with Queen size bed...
Island Hostel Penang
"… city has to offer just outside your doorstep. The hotel offers guests a range of services and amenities designed to provide comfort and convenience. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park are there for guest's enjoyment. Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. In some of the rooms, guests can find internet access - wireless...
"… your stay a pleasant experience. All the necessary facilities, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, airport transfer, are at hand. Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. In some of the rooms, guests can find internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, balcony/terrace....
Wassup Youth Hostel
"… table,safety deposit box and wardrobe. The ground floor is a spacious TV lounge area and a shared kitchen and a Library with free usage of computer with internets for guests to relax and interact. You can watch movie, surf internet, drive into book or enjoy tea break here. The property features include: -Free Toiletries -Free Coffee and Tea -Ensuite bathroom for all room catergory (even the dormitory room) -Powerful Hot...
Rope Walk Guest House
"… consist of 14 new super single beds in a room size of 300 square feet, whereas for the ladies dormitory, it consist of 8 new super single beds in a room size of 250 square feet and do not forget about the family dormitory consisit of 4 new super single beds in a room size of 200 square feet. All our beds and rooms are including breakfast and free wifi throughout the whole guest house. so feel free to surf the internet. Staying...
"… a guesthouse with only 4 rooms all with air-conditioned and Free Wi-Fi. And there are 3 bathrooms for 4 rooms. Every room has it unique design. We have dorms and private rooms as well with shared toilet and bathrooms on the second floor right outside the room. We have an airwell in the middle where our guests can sit down and relax also a cafe downstairs where our guest can have their meals or drinks with room service. We also...
Hutton Mansion Heritel
"… TV (Astro), hairdryers, hot water and towels. There is a relaxation garden up there, containing of a small pond with fishes and some plants. There is also a place for coffee and breakfast. Laundry Service is present here. There will be organized tour or transfer upon request, city map will also be given. Property policy and conditions: 1. Check in from 1pm and check out until 12 noon. 2. Both cash and credit card are...
"… in for 3 nights or more in Tofu will be entitled with FREE Bicycle rental on a first come first serve basis. Customize pods give you great privacy unlike other hostels you have stayed at. The location is perfect--it's walking distance to restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and transportation, but also off the main street, so very quiet and peaceful at night. Breakfast different every day, you can help yourself to...
On Journey Inn
"Guests can choose from 6 rooms, including double room , family room and mix dorm.On Journey Inn offers bicycle rentals, air-conditioned rooms and free Wi-Fi in its common areas. The classic-style rooms feature simple design. Bathrooms are shared or private with a hot shower. Guests can prepare a meal in the shared kitchen on site. A Continental breakfast is served at the dining area. A number of dining options are a short walk away....
Dream Catcher Travelers Refuge
"… in Time: 13:00-17:00 2. Check out Time: before 12:00 noon 3. Cash payment only upon check in at the property. 4. At least 1 day advance notice for free cancellation. 5. We have a cat staying together in the property 6. Please respect other guests and also maintain the cleanliness of the property for everyone's comfort. 7. This property is not suitable for children aged lesser than 7 years old. 8. Wifi is only available at...
"… be found. Offering cozy and clean beds, Hana House is aimed to privde an enjoyable stay for the visitors all over the world. Make yourself at home in one of the air-conditioned guestrooms coming with desk and fan. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. It has a garden cafe on the side, where coffee, tea, cakes and beer are provided. There is free parking on site. ***Property Policies...
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