Hostels in Penang, Malaisie

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Get to know Penang (no more "I wish I knew this before")

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Penang here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

FAQ about Penang Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Penang. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Penang. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Penang costs on average $11 for a dorm. A hostel in Penang with private rooms costs on average $28. shows all 34 Hostels in Penang. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Queen's Hostel is the best hostel in Penang for families.
Queen's Hostel and Rope Walk Guest House are the best rated hostels in Penang for female solo travellers. compares prices for 34 hostels in Penang, Malaisie. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Penang such as
  • 14 hotels
  • 10 guesthouses

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Penang.

Drippin' Dragon Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Penang.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Penang

Your Packing List for Penang

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Penang and Malaisie.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Penang Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Penang, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
34 Total number of hostels
$11 Average dorm price
$28 Average private room price
$5 Cheapest hostel in Penang
Rabbit Breaks Penang is the cheapest
2 Party hostels in Penang
Drippin' Dragon Hostel is the best rated
Most Penang hostels are located in
George Town, Batu Ferringhi
6.5 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Alor Star (81 Km / 51 mi.)
Taiping (82 Km / 51 mi.)
Langkawi (112 Km / 70 mi.)
Kampung Padang Masirat (114 Km / 71 mi.)
Pantai Cenang (114 Km / 71 mi.)
Arau (115 Km / 71 mi.)

Travel Tips for Penang - from the Community

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