All Hostels in Penang Island

Welcome to your detailed guide for Penang Island hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Penang Island, Malásia. Compare prices for Penang Island hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.

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Penang Island 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 Island, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Cheapest hostel in Penang Island


(Angmoh Hostel is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Penang Island


(Drippin' Dragon Hostel is the best rated)

Most Penang Island hostels are located in

George Town, Batu Ferringhi

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Penang Island for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Penang Island for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Penang Island? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Penang Island alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Penang Island. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

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

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

Other Nearby Cities
Alor Star Alor Star (81 Km / 51 mi.)
Taiping Taiping (82 Km / 51 mi.)
Langkawi Langkawi (112 Km / 70 mi.)
Pantai Cenang Pantai Cenang (113 Km / 70 mi.)

FAQ about Penang Island Hostels

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

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FAQ about Penang Island Hostels

A hostel in Penang Island costs on average $5 for a dorm. A hostel in Penang Island with private rooms costs on average $12. shows all 36 Hostels in Penang Island. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.

The Frame Guesthouse is the best hostel in Penang Island for couples.

Queen's Hostel is the best hostel in Penang Island for families. compares prices for 36 hostels in Penang Island, Malásia.

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  • 10 guesthouses
  • This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Penang Island.

    Drippin' Dragon Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Penang Island.
    It offers: Bar.

    Travel Tips for Penang Island - from the Community

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    Your Packing List for Penang Island

    Hostel? Check! Now le0t's have at your hostel packing list for Penang Island and Malásia.

    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:

    1. Padlock
    2. Earplugs
    3. Sleeping Mask
    4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
    5. Head Lamp

    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

    Your Packing List for Penang Island