Below are a combination of hotels, guesthouse and serviced apartment we stay at in Penang. Plus what we’d consider for next visit.

Accomodation type: HOTEL

1.      Glow Hotel

Hotel Rate: from $50*

101, Jalan Macalister, Georgetown

We stayed at GLOW Hotel for $51 a night for a double room, that’s $25.5 per person includes breakfast. The hotel feels new, clean and very conveniently located in Macalister street. There are a lot of hawkers’ foods around the area, short walking distance to Georgetown and Walk able from and to Komtar (the main transport hub). We book this hotel quite last minute and really pleased with it. This is probably the most convenient located accommodation that we stay as almost all buses would pass this area and it’s at the heart of Georgetown.

2.      The Armenian Street Heritage Hotel

Hotel Rate: From $55*

Address: 139, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, 10100 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

When we booked this hotel is not the most budget friendly but couldn’t ask for better location. It is conveniently situated in the tourist magnet street, the Armenian street which is a must visit street. It is walking distance to China House, museums and many of the Penang most famous wall art. The hotel has a heritage feel but it’s comfortable.

3.      Georgetown City Hotel

Hotel Rate: From $50*

B1,One-stop Midlands Park Centre, 488-DB2-1, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10350 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

This hotel is just opposite Adventist hospital where where a lot of people do a medical tour. Get a better price if you are there for a medical check up and get a from Adventist hospital. Located near Gurney, it is a short bus ride to Burma Street, Gurney Paragon/Plaza/Drive and Georgetown. On that note Penang is a popular destination for people from other city of Malaysia and Indonesia for medical purpose as it has a good reputation and less expensive than Singapore.


4.      24 Merican Road

Hotel Rate: From $30*

24, Jalan Merican, George Town, Penang Island 10400, Malaysia

The house is very vibrant and well designed. All the room are super comfortable, spacious, colourful, good hot shower, AC, and super lovely owners. It’s also a good bargain especially for solo travellers you can definitely feel safe and feel at home here.

 5.      Loft with Private Attached Bathroom

Rate: $50*

George Town, Penang, Malaysia Accomodates 4

6.      Novia’s Queen Double Bed by the Sea

$48*Accomodates 2

George Town, Penang, Malaysia

7. Wil House


Wil House

Rate: from $45*

50&52, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Phone:+60 12-411 4883

8. Moontree47


Moontree 47

Rate: $40*

47 Muntri Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia

Accomodation type: SERVICED APARTMENT

9.      Halaman Pulau Tikus Apartment

Rate: $18*Accomodates 3

This one is truly cheap! For from RM50 a night ($20) for a room with extra single bed that can fit up to 3 people, wasing machine and kitchen. you get to stay in such convenient location short walking distance to Gurney Plaza/Paragon/Drive and other attractions in Pulau Tikus. Bus conveniently can be caught from here to go almost everywhere. The downside is well, don’t expect luxury. It is a humble apartment with no living area, everything are bare minimum and the owner can be unreliable in terms of booking. A lot of people come and go after visiting the hospitals here for its location that near hospital and the affordable price– so you get a lot of elderly tenants.

Accomodation Type: Hostel

10.  NOOB Female dorm

$11*Accomodates 1

484 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10300, Malaysia

11. Reggae Mansion Hostel


Reggae Mansion Hostel

Rate: $ 10*

Address: 381, Lebuh Chulia, 10200 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

 12. Time Capsule Hotel

Rate: $20*

420, Lebuh Chulia, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia 10200

*Guesthouse/ Hotel/ Hostel rates are fluctuating in dollar value and subject to change depending on time of the year, specials and last minute booking. These are price that is more or less accurates when the blog post is written and only act as guide / general idea.

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