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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
"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!" …"… a no refund policy for rooms that are paid and booked for. We will reserve the beds for you...
"… 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 are Queen...
Ryokan at Muntri Street
"… to the following house rules: If the check-out time of 12 in the afternoon is exceeded you will automatically be booked for another night. We won't be surprised if you like our place so much that you automatically want to stay! Valid photo identification is required. We only accept national ID cards or drivers license and passport for foreigners. To make the stay pleasurable for everyone please respect each other's peace, privacy...
"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!" …"… with air conditioning,private bathroom and private hammock and desk( 85RM ) -Family Room w/...
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 stayed...
Reggae Penang Love Lane Hostel
"… 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, reminiscent to the days gone by. In...
"… 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 Market at Farlim. 12 minutes drive to Komtar...
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...
"… 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 Mews. Originally built...
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,...
"If you’re a flash-packer, you don’t skimp on style. Or pay grand hotel prices. Roomies Boutique Bed and Breakfast is where you sleep in style and comfort. At ROOMIES Penang, we have created a firs
"Kimberley House boasts its central location in the world famous Penang's oldest street with best local street food and only 5 minutes walk from main bus terminal at KOMTAR. Offering hotel guests s
"… 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 noon) - Handcrafted wooden crate to lock valuables in - Bedside lamp with adjustable arm...
The 80's Guesthouse
"… 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 the guesthouse. We hope the total...
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 and...
"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...
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 house which...
Rainbow Inn & Cafe
"RAINBOW INN & CAFE is located at plot, No 98-A Lebuh Pintal Tali that is few minutes walk from Komtar. Inter connected with Campbell street and Chulia Street. There are numerous restaurants in t
Sogor Girls Dormitory
"…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 o
Xavier's Lodge at Muntri Street Penang
"… 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 the lights in...
"… 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. We are appreciated if the guest can reply our email with their information of arriving time & way....
"… China Town, Fort Conwallis, Khoo Kongsi, Little India and more. Magpie Residence is away from the bustling main road of Jalan Transfer, it a peace and quiet place to rest after a long day outside visiting various attractions. ***Property Policies & Conditions: 1. 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...
The Frame Guesthouse
"… tourist attraction. It is a best accommodation for traveler who looking 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....
Island Hostel Penang
"…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 goo
"…The hotel offers a wide range of amenities and perks to ensure you have a great time. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, airport transfer are on the
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 Water...
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 in a...
"… place to stay for all those who want to make their Penang trip something more than just the famous food, street art, and bicycles rides. We are also launching a 'Music Residency' stay. It's catered to musicians who want to come to Malaysia to record music and play shows.You will have a jam room, recording studio with engineer, and a stage, all to yourself and under the same roof. We are also musicians ourselves, and are able...
Hutton Mansion Heritel
"… Other conveniences include safe deposit box and housekeeping, Satelite 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...
"Set in a prime location of Penang, Noob Hostel puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. Both business travelers and tourists can enjoy the hotel's facilities and services. Al
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
"… Policy and Conditions: 1. Check 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....
"Well-positioned in Penang, Hana House is located directly on main road between George Town and Batu Ferringhi. From here, guests will be minutes away for the beach, just across the road. In addition
Red Inn Hotel at 39
"… reception, so don't be afraid to ask. Bicycle rental is available as well. Do not be shy to approach our friendly staff . They are happy to assist you and give suggestion of what to do in Penang or maybe what to eat in Penang. ***Property Policies & Conditions: 1. Once check in and payment is made, non-refundable. 2. Check-in Time: 2pm 3. Check-out Time: 12noon 4. Cash (MYR) payment only upon arrival. 5. Cancellation...
"… for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Penang, make Siok Property your home away from home. ***Property Policies & Conditions: 1. Check in from 2pm and check out until 12 noon. 2. Both cash and credit card are accepted upon arrival. 3. Cancellation Policy (1) In the event of cancellation we require 7 days notice prior to the arrival date. (2) If this condition is not met, the reservation is subject to a...
"…Tax will be collecated on arrival:RM2 per Room per night (private room)/RM2 per person per night (dormitory) 6. At least 3 days advance notice for free cancellation. 7. Durians and Pets are not
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