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Top 10 Hostels in Penang | Discover Evolution

Penang is known as a regional food paradise, with a rich cuisine shaped by the island's many cultures, including Hokkien, Hakka, and Teochew-speaking Chinese communities, Indian Tamils, Malays, and the British.

There are also lots of beautiful Hostels and we have listed for 10 of the best one in town.


1- Rope Walk Guest House

76 Jalan Pintal Tali, Penang, Malaysia

Rope Walk Guest House is a heritage pre-war mansion located in the middle of Georgetown. 5~10mins walking distance to all UNESCO sites, street arts, cafes, food courts, night market, main bus terminal to/from airport as well as the Ferry terminal to/from Langkawi and Butterworth. The building was re-renovated in May '17 to enhance the facilities such as additional common toilet and bathrooms, laundry place, common seating area and moon lit air-wells. Much effort has been made to green the property with plants.

With the extension of our dormitories and café, we truly hope that the concept will add value to the services our travelers are paying for. A small selected crew will assist and make your stay with us as homely and lengthy as possible. Our doors are open to any adventurous and hip traveler seeking a pleasant stay in Georgetown, Penang.


2- The 80's Guesthouse

46, Love Lane, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

The 80's Guesthouse is located at 100 years old shophouses in the heart of Georgetown, Penang, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is only a stroll away from most of the historical landmarks like Little India, Fort Connwallis, Kapitan Keling Mosque, Khoo Kongsi, Kuan Yin Temple and Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion. This guesthouse is all about preserving the memories of the building, expressing the detailing, creating a natural, comfortable and authentic interior which appears to be a joy to occupy.

All effort has been made to preserve as much of the character of the existing building as possible. Existing features have been left untouched while new circulation has been added. The interior retains traces of its previous incarnations in the form of sections of exposed beams, brickwork and aged door. Those incredible worn walls were simply left to be as they are – patchy and broken – without the need to make them perfect by restoring or covering them up.


3- The Frame Guesthouse

168, Chulia Street, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

The Frame Guesthouse is the latest addition to our guesthouse after Old Penang Guesthouse and The 80’s Guesthouse. It is located in 3 stores heritage shophouses which previously houses a frame maker shop. Based on the belief in authenticity, functionality and material that age beautifully, we chose to restore the highly necessary in the guesthouse and hence preserve the rest. Existing concrete floor, walls and surfaces were kept with minimal treatment.

Much of this space was left as it was found before the renovation with rough, peeling walls and the traces of a removed electrical appliances were left exposed on the wall surface. The guesthouse which is located in the bustling heart of UNESCO World Heritage Site, near to most of the famous tourist attraction. It is a best accommodation for traveler who looking for unique and unforgettable stay on budget.


4- Kimberley Old House

59, Lebuh Kimberley, 10100 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Kimberley Old 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 superior services and a broad range of amenities Kimberley Old House is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Rooms equipped with air-conditioning.

Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like the family room, bicycle rental, Wi-Fi in public areas, laundry service/dry cleaning, tours. Kimberley Old House will be an ideal choice of a clean and budget accommodation for your relaxing trip in Penang.


5- Red Inn Court

35 B&C, Jalan Mesjid Kapitan Keling, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200

See the best of Penang with a stay at Red Inn Court, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations. Sampling the authentic culture of Penang is easy with a stay at Red Inn Court, just 260 m from Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

The range of services provided by Red Inn Court ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hostel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hostel's easy to book transportation services. The hostel provides shuttle services to help you find what you want in Penang.


6- Great Shanghai Guesthouse

50 & 52, Lebuh Leith, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200

Providing free WiFi and a terrace, Great Shanghai Guesthouse offers rooms in George Town, 1.2 km from Wonder food Museum and 1.4 km from 1st Avenue Penang. This property is located a short distance from attractions such as Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Prangin Mall, and Penang Jetty. The accommodation provides a shared kitchen, a shared lounge and organizing tours for guests. Popular points of interest near the hostel include Rainbow Skywalk at Komtar, Penang Times Square and Komtar. The nearest airport is Penang International Airport, 18 km from Great Shanghai Guesthouse.


7- Thirty Three Stewart Houze Guest House

33 Stewart Lane, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200

Get the most from an urban escape in Penang when you book a room at Thirty Three Stewart Houze Guest House. Located right in the city center, Thirty Three Stewart Houze Guest House saves you time and travel by letting you wake up right in the heart of the best neighborhood. Explore the genuine Penang that most travelers never see, with a stay at Thirty Three Stewart Houze Guest House -- located only 350 m from Pinang Peranakan Mansion.