Red Inn Cabana

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The Hostelz.com Review

One of the cheapest hostels in George Town is the Red Inn Cabana. It's a great place for backpackers. And your money goes really far.

The Location

Red Inn Cabanas is a fifteen-minute walk from the Ferry Terminal. Muntri Street and Love Lane are nearby. The center of George Town is very much within walking distance. The hostel might be a bit tricky to find. Enter the parking lot of the Chocolate Museum and go to the left of the building -- you'll find it there. The location is pretty good and it's relatively calm during the day.

Rooms and Bathrooms

There are private rooms and dormitories. The dorms have really nice bunk beds, which are made of wood; they don't shake when the person up top climbs in. There is a little cupboard in the bed as well. The mattresses are great and all the sheets are clean. There are only two plugs in the four-person dorm. There are lockers available as well. There are four showers in separate stalls. There is hot water and there are some hooks. There are four toilets and four sinks, and soap is provided. All these facilities are clean and pleasant to use.

Common Spaces

On the first floor is an outside area with one little table and some chairs. The main common area is the dining area, where there are some couches and tables. This is where you can have breakfast in the morning. Breakfast is simple but tasty -- it's just toast with butter and jam. This is included in the room rate and you can eat all you like. You are expected to do your own dishes, and you'll have to use the sinks in the bathrooms for that (this is a little bit odd). Free coffee and water are available all day long.

Wi-Fi is for free but it's not that great. Sometimes the signal reaches the dorms, but most of the time you'll have to go to the common spaces to enjoy it. In the reception they give you free tourist information and maps.

Summary

Red Inn Cabana is an excellent option for budget backpackers that's cheap and clean. The dining area should be a bit bigger and sometimes there is a long waiting line just to get a piece of toast. But in general, this is a good hostel.
by Margaret
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2016-08-30
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(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Red Inn Cabana" at 22, Lebuh Leith.)

Location/Contact

Address
22, Lebuh Leith, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
Coordinates
5.420722, 100.334018 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
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Telephone
+6042621990
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How is Red Inn Cabana rated on other websites?

  Cleanliness Location Atmosphere Overall
Hostelworld
(192 ratings)
60%
70%
40%
56%
HostelBookers
(31 ratings)
90%
90%
78%
87%
HostelsClub
Not listed on HostelsClub.
Hostels.com
(3 ratings)
73%
80%
66%
70%
Priceline
(189 ratings)
n/a
n/a
n/a
69%
Average
74%
80%
61%
71%

Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
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 best is that you are literally a minute from the Chinese night market which had delicious food; we could stumble home at anytime! Convenient, friendly and looked after well, this is a wonderful little place in Penang that I highly recommend!
Emily
Age 23, uk
2013-04-20
 
Excellent stylish dormitory
good location close to free Shuttle-bus from harbour, and right next to Chinese night market (delicious food, yummie,yummie!). 4-bed dormitory was new and stylish and had power plugs right at the bed. Hostel was clean and well looked after. Accommodation included rich breakfast and water and coffee all day long. Really caring and knowledgeable staff. Thank you for indicating the clinic to me!
Stefan
(Germany)
2013-02-17

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