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Located within 1.8 km of Penang Times Square and 7.7 km of Straits Quay, Aayu Chulia features rooms in George Town. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is non-smoking and is situated 2 km from Northam Beach.

Guest rooms at the hostel are fitted with a seating area. The rooms at Aayu Chulia have air conditioning and a desk.

The staff are incredible, Shane was truly amazing. They helped us check in early and then also we got the checkout time wrong and they allowed us a late checkout. Extremely kind of them! Also, the property is clean and everything works perfectly. Great little common space as well. Location is also perfect!

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9.4
Superb
743 reviews
Price from
£17
per night

Located within 1.7 km of Northam Beach and 800 metres of Wonderfood Museum, Some Place Else provides rooms with air conditioning and a shared bathroom in George Town. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is non-smoking and is situated 1.1 km from 1st Avenue Penang.

At the hostel, each room is equipped with a desk. Featuring a shared bathroom with a bidet and a hairdryer, rooms at Some Place Else also offer a city view. Guest rooms include bed linen.

Location is nearly Georgetown (Lovelane), lot of famous is around here, few minutes can arrive. 3min walk can arrive central area (Chulia Street), so can get peaceful moment during night time indirectly. And here have rooftop space for enjoy nature wind and night view if insomnia in midnight. Level 2 provide co-working space for guest, don't need to find some place for follow up work immediately. One of the point are satisfy is enough parking space, i don't need worry about my vehicle. Some Place Else also provide motorbike parking slot, I can choose bike trip to here in future. Government also setup bike rental point at here, spend few minutes by phone app access then can cycling in this heritage city.

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9.9
Exceptional
10 reviews

All rooms at the hostel are fitted with a seating area. With a shared bathroom fitted with a bidet and a hairdryer, rooms at Aayu Beach St also feature free WiFi, while selected rooms also boast a city view. At the accommodation the rooms have bed linen and towels.

Perfect location and best value for money. Would come again

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9.8
Exceptional
33 reviews
Price from
£22
per night

Set in George Town, less than 1 km from Northam Beach, Sogor Female Dormitory offers air-conditioned accommodation and a shared lounge. The property is around 1.8 km from 1st Avenue Penang, 2.9 km from Wonderfood Museum and 1.7 km from Penang Times Square. The property is non-smoking and is situated 1.4 km from Rainbow Skywalk at Komtar.

With a shared bathroom fitted with a bidet and a hairdryer, rooms at the hostel also feature free WiFi. At Sogor Female Dormitory the rooms come with a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV.

I was a bit weary booking this place because the reviews seemed too good to be true but this was one of my favourite hostels in SE Asia and my favourite in Malaysia by far. I was so content and comfortable here that I extended my stay by another two nights. The free laundry, the steamer, and the changing room are all such wonderful touches for a girls dorm. CP is amazing and very accommodating, always wanting to help. All of this creates a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere, which is social but not disruptive. I met lovely people and made some amazing friends. I would definitely stay here again, it’s exactly the way a hostel/dorm should be done!!

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9.4
Superb
93 reviews
Price from
£17
per night

Situated within 1.5 km of Penang Times Square and 8.2 km of Straits Quay, Swing & Pillows @ Beach Street offers rooms in George Town. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is non-smoking and is set 2.4 km from Northam Beach.

The units at the hostel feature air conditioning and a desk.

A really calm and composed atmosphere. The best part was that i had a room to myself. The bathrooms are shared but that's okay! The owners were quite helpful too!

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8.4
Very good
564 reviews
Price from
£16
per night

Situated within 3.5 km of 1st Avenue Penang and 3.7 km of Penang Times Square, PANCHOR 6 HOSTEL features rooms with air conditioning and a shared bathroom in George Town. The property is set 4.9 km from Wonderfood Museum, 7.1 km from Penang Hill and 7.2 km from Penang Botanic Gardens. The property is non-smoking and is located 4.1 km from Rainbow Skywalk at Komtar.

Very good budget accomodation. Simple, minimalist, but got all the basic required : a comfortable bed, aircond, Wi-Fi and hot showers. It's getting hard these days to find budget accomodation that is clean but this place is perfectly clean. Bedsheets and towels are fresh. The street is quiet. Got hot/cold water dispenser on first floor and a fridge if you need to store medication. No reception but the customer service through WhatsApp is quickly responsive and accommodating.

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8.6
Fabulous
34 reviews
Price from
£6
per night

Set within 1.4 km of Northam Beach and 1.2 km of Wonderfood Museum, New Great Shanghai Female Hostel offers rooms with air conditioning and a private bathroom in George Town. The property is located 1.1 km from 1st Avenue Penang, 1.4 km from Penang Times Square and 7.5 km from Straits Quay. The property is non-smoking and is situated less than 1 km from Rainbow Skywalk at Komtar.

Clean and well organized. The host was super friendly and attentive.

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8.5
Very good
86 reviews
Price from
£7
per night

Situated in George Town and within 1.4 km of Northam Beach, Swing & Pillows @ Malabar has a shared lounge, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi. The property is around 1.3 km from Penang Times Square, 7.2 km from Straits Quay and 7.2 km from Penang Botanic Gardens. The accommodation features a shared kitchen, a concierge service and luggage storage for guests.

The rooms at the hostel are fitted with a seating area. At Swing & Pillows @ Malabar rooms come with bed linen and towels.

The place is clean and hygiene!

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7.2
Good
539 reviews
Price from
£14
per night

Set in George Town, 1 km from Northam Beach, 111 Hutton Lane Hostel offers air-conditioned rooms and a shared lounge. The property is situated 6.9 km from Straits Quay, 6.9 km from Penang Botanic Gardens and 8.9 km from Penang Hill. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and Rainbow Skywalk at Komtar is 700 metres away.

Ali and Moon are literally the best hosts ever. They treat you like friends since check in till check out. They manage to solve any issue you may have during your stay. The place is like home, everyone is friendly. We even had dinner and netflix together!

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7.6
Good
299 reviews
Price from
£7
per night

Situated in George Town and within 1.7 km of Northam Beach, Color Mixed Home Hostel has a shared lounge, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi. The property is set 3 km from Wonderfood Museum, 5.8 km from Penang Botanic Gardens and 6.9 km from Straits Quay. Penang Hill is 7.2 km away and Queensbay Mall is 11 km from the hostel.

Perfect Stay if you want to stay in an local area, the hostel have everything what you need, hot water for shower big kitchen for cooking, 2 fridge to put your stuff in and 2 washing machines. Little sweet room with AC comfortable bed and a little table and wardrobe. It's super quiet at night and friendly neighbourhood

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7.4
Good
195 reviews
Price from
£8
per night

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Budget travellers know that there is no better way to make the most of their trip than by staying at a hostel: save money for exploring during the day, and swap stories with fellow backpackers in the shared kitchen or bar in the evening. Dorm-style bedrooms with shared bathrooms are standard hostel fare, but private rooms are also available for those willing to pay a bit more.
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  • Phuah Hin Leong by Simply Penang
    7.0
    Scored 7.0
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2 reviews

    Located in George Town, within 700 metres of Northam Beach and 1.5 km of Rainbow Skywalk at Komtar, Phuah Hin Leong by Simply Penang provides accommodation with a shared lounge and free WiFi...

  • Minima 8
    Budget options available
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 80 reviews

    Situated in George Town, within 3.7 km of Penang Times Square and 4.1 km of Rainbow Skywalk at Komtar, Minima 8 offers accommodation with free WiFi throughout the property.

    The bath had good pressure and everything is just nice .

  • Some Place Else
    Budget options available
    9.9
    Scored 9.9
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 10 reviews

    Located within 1.7 km of Northam Beach and 800 metres of Wonderfood Museum, Some Place Else provides rooms with air conditioning and a shared bathroom in George Town.

    Tout était parfait Accueil du personnel, propreté, emplacement. Bref c’était parfait l’auberge est toute récente et cela ce vois.

  • Georgetown Heritage Hostel
    5.6
    Scored 5.6
    Above average
    Rated okay
     · 5 reviews

    Situated within 1.7 km of Wonderfood Museum and 1.4 km of Penang Times Square, Georgetown Heritage Hostel offers rooms in George Town.

  • Cheerful Guesthouse #Adventist#BudgetStay
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 2 reviews

    Cheerful Guesthouse #Adventist#BudgetStay is located in George Town, 2 km from Northam Beach and 2.6 km from Penang Botanic Gardens.

  • CC PARTY HOSTEL
    Budget options available
    5.6
    Scored 5.6
    Above average
    Rated okay
     · 10 reviews

    Situated in George Town, 1.9 km from Northam Beach, CC PARTY HOSTEL features accommodation with a garden, private parking, a shared lounge and a bar.

Great access to the city centre! Check these hostels in George Town

  • Aayu Beach St
    Central location
    9.8
    Scored 9.8
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 33 reviews

    Situated in George Town, 2.4 km from Northam Beach, Aayu Beach St features air-conditioned accommodation and a shared lounge.

    Close to everything, super helpful host, and clean space!

  • Aayu Chulia
    Central location
    9.4
    Scored 9.4
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 743 reviews

    Located within 1.8 km of Penang Times Square and 7.7 km of Straits Quay, Aayu Chulia features rooms in George Town.

    Excellent location, small room but very comfortable.

  • PANCHOR 6 HOSTEL
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 34 reviews

    Situated within 3.5 km of 1st Avenue Penang and 3.7 km of Penang Times Square, PANCHOR 6 HOSTEL features rooms with air conditioning and a shared bathroom in George Town.

    The room is big enough for two adults. And there is hot water for the shower.

  • Swing & Pillows @ Beach Street
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 564 reviews

    Situated within 1.5 km of Penang Times Square and 8.2 km of Straits Quay, Swing & Pillows @ Beach Street offers rooms in George Town.

    Quiet, smooth self checking, not very far georgetown

  • Penang Heritage Home
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1 review

    Set in George Town, within 300 metres of Rainbow Skywalk at Komtar and 500 metres of 1st Avenue Penang, Penang Heritage Home provides accommodation with free WiFi throughout the property.

  • Tido Hostel Penang
    7.7
    Scored 7.7
    Good
    Rated good
     · 397 reviews

    Featuring free WiFi, Tido Hostel Penang offers accommodation in George Town. Every room includes a shared bathroom. You will find a shared lounge at the property. You can play darts at the hostel.

    The location & the airconditioned guest lounge.

  • 246housecafe
    Central location
    7.7
    Scored 7.7
    Good
    Rated good
     · 43 reviews

    246housecafe is located in George Town, 2 km from Rainbow Skywalk at Komtar and 2.8 km from 1st Avenue Penang.

    The absolute best wifi I ever had in hotels. Truly surprised.

  • YMCA Penang
    Central location
    7.7
    Scored 7.7
    Good
    Rated good
     · 251 reviews

    Occupying a central Georgetown location, the YMCA Penang is just a 5-minute drive from the many attractions in the heritage city of Penang. It houses 2 dining options.

    Almost is good. As well possible upgrade little bit.

  • Nice Inn
    Central location
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 273 reviews

    Located in George Town, within 1.3 km of Northam Beach and 700 metres of Penang Times Square, Nice Inn provides accommodation with a garden and free WiFi throughout the property as well as free...

    The staff are friendly. Rooms are worth for the money.

  • Red Inn Court
    Central location
    7.5
    Scored 7.5
    Good
    Rated good
     · 886 reviews

    Red Inn Court is located in the heart of Georgetown, Penang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Very good position, comfortable accomodation,good price

  • The 60
    Central location
    7.3
    Scored 7.3
    Good
    Rated good
     · 68 reviews

    2.7 km from Northam Beach, The 60 is located in George Town and provides air-conditioned rooms.

    Sehr guter Telefon,WhatsApp und persönlicher Service.

  • Swing & Pillows @ Malabar
    7.2
    Scored 7.2
    Good
    Rated good
     · 539 reviews

    Situated in George Town and within 1.4 km of Northam Beach, Swing & Pillows @ Malabar has a shared lounge, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi.

    It was very clean and comfy. So it was okay so far.

  • Heritage Private Room by RaymondHomes
    7.0
    Scored 7.0
    Good
    Rated good
     · 4 reviews

    Boasting a garden, restaurant, BBQ facilities and free WiFi, Heritage Private Room by RaymondHomes is situated in George Town, 1.3 km from Northam Beach and 3.9 km from Penang Times Square.

  • Wassup Youth Hostel
    6.4
    Scored 6.4
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 721 reviews

    Strategically located in the heart of UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town, Wassup Youth Hostel offers accommodations in Penang.

    I like the location of hotel and staff very helpful

  • Star Lodge
    Central location
    2.8
    Scored 2.8
    Very poor
    Rated very poor
     · 5 reviews

    Set in George Town, 1.7 km from Northam Beach, Star Lodge offers air-conditioned rooms and a shared lounge.

  • 14 Ceylon Lane Private Rooms

    Set within 1 km of Northam Beach and 1.1 km of Rainbow Skywalk at Komtar, 14 Ceylon Lane Private Rooms offers rooms with air conditioning and a shared bathroom in George Town.

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Hostels that guests love in George Town

  • 6.2
    Scored 6.2
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 306 reviews
    It was a good cheap place to stay for 1 night in a great location in little India. It was basic but it did what it needed. Would recommend for a short stay on a budget.
    Will
    Family with young children
  • Avg. price/night: £28.91
    7.2
    Scored 7.2
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,355 reviews
    We stayed in the twin room - literally just bunk beds, with blankets (very itchy) and a night stand. Bathroom was stairs, along with cold and hot water available 24/7. There was security overnight which was a nice feeling. We kept our shoes in our room as I read reviews about people’s being stolen but we didn’t feel unsafe here. Great location, not far from Little India with the best food!
    Emilie
    Young couple
  • Avg. price/night: £17.56
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 317 reviews
    This backpacker's hostel has a distinctive style, and what's particularly impressive is that they have preserved a real tree on the wall, adding a natural and mysterious touch to the entire space. A great location.
    Tay
    Solo traveller
  • Avg. price/night: £40.08
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,234 reviews
    I love all about this hotel! the staff is so helpful and the room itself is better than I thought it would be. My room is a bunk bed room yet it is so comfy. I would love to come back to this hotel again whenever I'm in Penang. And the price is actually affordable and I can say it is cheap because everything is only a walking distance. The interior of this hotel is beautiful and the safety is superb too! Thankyou Kooning!!
    N
    Nur Ellysha
    Group
  • Avg. price/night: £15
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 369 reviews
    Warm welcome by host. Perfect stay for backpackers and Frame Guesthouse is located at strategic place which is near to Armenian Street, Little India and famous Falafel vegan by walking distance. Bunk bed with separate locker to keep our belongings safely. Suitable for those who are travelling for work as there are space for them to work. Free refill of drinking water and most importantly, this Frame Guesthouse provides a comfortable home feel.
    A
    Asvini
    Family with young children
  • Avg. price/night: £14.72
    5.6
    Scored 5.6
    Above average
    Rated okay
     · 160 reviews
    The hostel was in a great location. Good size room and beds. Security lockers for each bed and a key for the front door so it felt very safe. The lobby in the hostel is nice and there is free cold drinking water available. Not bad for a short cheap stay!
    Kate
    Young couple
  • 7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 299 reviews
    The hostel is clean, tidy and had such a great communal vibe. It's cheap and comfortable, the rooms have AC, and Ali and Mun are the kindest hosts ever - they couldn't do enough to help! Ali even showed two of us to the local bars. One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. I extended my stay twice!
    Charlie
    Solo traveller
  • Avg. price/night: £18.77
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,103 reviews
    i loved everything, the owner was the sweetest person he even got me a couple of vegetarian puffs to try and they were amazing! is a great location with the city centre (Chulia street love lane etc.) on walking distance! the hostel is extremely cheap and they have a lovely common area (lounge with little kitchen)
    Giovanni
    Solo traveller
  • Avg. price/night: £28.91
    7.2
    Scored 7.2
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,355 reviews
    Simple but spacious private room with huge bathroom and separate toilet. Hostel with shared amenities and common areas but yet it was quiet and felt safe. Friendly environment, perfect for a budget stay.
    Catja
    Solo traveller
  • Avg. price/night: £13.55
    9.2
    Scored 9.2
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 476 reviews
    great location lovely pet cats howie was very helpful (lots of recommendations and bought us fruits to try and other snacks) very cheap effective aircon great place to meet other travelers free coffee and snacks free water and ice bathrooms kept very clean overall would recommend for travellers on a budget!
    Kyle
    Young couple

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