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The 10 Best Penang Hostels – Hostels in Penang, Malaysia

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Great Shanghai Guesthouse

George Town

Located within 1.2 km of Wonderfood Museum and 1.4 km of 1st Avenue Penang, Great Shanghai Guesthouse offers rooms with air conditioning and a shared bathroom in George Town. Around 1.4 km from Rainbow Skywalk at Komtar, the property is also 1.9 km away from Penang Times Square and offers free WiFi. The accommodation provides a shared kitchen, a shared lounge and organising tours for guests.

The hostel offers a terrace. The guesthouse was an old dry cleaning place back in the day before it was turned into a guesthouse. It’s close to Chulia St and Love Lane. Blondie & Benni, who run the place, are very lovely and welcoming. It’s also easy to meet other travelers. They got clean rooms, beds, bathrooms (with free shampoo and body wash). The common area is small, which I liked personally as it forces you to interact with people. They do walking tours (for 10rm per person) daily if it’s not raining and there are at least 3 people that want to join. You can also hang out in the common area while you wait for your time to leave and they got no problem with that, can even use their shower on the 1st floor if you need to and they let me use a clean towel too with no cost. You can borrow a lock for free if you wanna use their available closet/drawers in the room. Overall I really loved Great Shanghai Guesthouse! I’ll definitely stay here again if I come back in George Town, Penang. :)

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9.2
Awesome
377 reviews

Olive Spring Hostel

George Town

Set within 700 metres of Wonderfood Museum and 1.2 km of 1st Avenue Penang, Olive Spring Hostel offers rooms with air conditioning and a shared bathroom in George Town. Around 1.3 km from Rainbow Skywalk at Komtar, the property is also 2 km away from Penang Times Square and offers free WiFi. The property is located 1.3 km from Komtar and 1.4 km from Prangin Mall. Staffs are really friendly and would love to have great convo with you! Bed is really comfy and you have your own space and privacy! love it

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9
Awesome
166 reviews

Third street station

George Town

Third street station is set in George Town, 200 metres from 1st Avenue Penang, and features free WiFi. This property is located a short distance from attractions such as Rainbow Skywalk at Komtar, Penang Times Square, and Wonderfood Museum. Prangin Mall is 500 metres from the hostel and Komtar is 800 metres away. It's really comfy except that small noise could be heard easily as the bed walls are not soundproof at all.

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8.7
Excellent
135 reviews

Drippin' Dragon Hostel

George Town

Drippin' Dragon Hostel in George Town provides adults-only accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, a bar and a shared lounge. Among the facilities at this property are a tour desk and ticket service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation features evening entertainment and a shared kitchen. The location is very good which make your travel easier in Georgetown, good place to sleep and what is great is the atmoshpare.

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8.1
Very Good
558 reviews

Chateau One

George Town

Popular points of interest near the hostel include 1st Avenue Penang, Rainbow Skywalk at Komtar and Pinang Peranakan Mansion. The nearest airport is Penang International Airport, 23 km from Chateau One. Fun and friendly staff Very helpful as well Great location in the heart of Georgetown Beautiful building

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8.2
Very Good
106 reviews

Sim cityStay

George Town

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Sim cityStay is set in George Town, 700 metres from Penang Jetty.

The property features a front desk which operates from 09:00 to 23:00 daily.

Prangin Mall is 800 metres from Sim cityStay, while Pinang Peranakan Mansion is 800 metres from the property. Penang International Airport is 14 km away. Lovely staff and great room, really cute and super clean bathroom!

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8.4
Very Good
301 reviews

Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel

George Town

Situated in George Town and with Wonderfood Museum reachable within 1.1 km, Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel features express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, a bar, free WiFi throughout the property and a shared lounge. Boasting a terrace, this property is set a short distance from 1st Avenue Penang, Rainbow Skywalk at Komtar and Pinang Peranakan Mansion. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, a tour desk and ticket service for guests. Everything was good, the location, personal very gentiles, good breakfast and clean.

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8.7
Excellent
326 reviews

The 80's Guesthouse

George Town

Located in charming George Town, The 80’s Guesthouse features free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk.

Offering shared bathroom and lounge facilities, rooms also come with air-conditioning.

The property comes with laundry facilities and luggage storage. Staff are excellent Comfy beds, dark room Nice location - convenient but quiet

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8.8
Excellent
697 reviews

ST Hostel

George Town

Strategically located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Georgetown, ST Hostel offers accommodations in Penang. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

It is 200 metres to the vibrant Little India district and the Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Fort Cornwallis and Wonderfood Museum are 450 metres away. Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal is 750 metres from ST Hostel, while Clan Jetties of Penang are 900 metres from the property. Batu Ferringhi Beach and Batu Ferringhi Night Market are 16.9 km from ST Hostel. Penang International Airport is 17.8 km away. Nice small room in a great part of George Town. Owner was very friendly and helpful.

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8.9
Excellent
155 reviews

Rope Walk Guest House

George Town

Each heritage-style room or dormitory room features air conditioning. The shared bathroom facilities come with toiletries and a hairdryer.

Guests have access to the common living and dining areas and kitchen. Staff can assist with luggage storage, use of lockers and other services such as fax/photocopying. The location is super . You can to go everywhere bec bus station 5 minutes

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8.6
Excellent
875 reviews

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