Best Places for Backpackers in Penang, Malaysia.

Enjoy backpacking around Penang, Malaysia without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Penang, Malaysia.

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Top 42 hostels in Penang, Malaysia.

These are the 42 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Penang, Malaysia.

1
Truck Lodge 46

96 /100

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Truck Lodge 46

It's a hundred years old Heritage house. We are a pastries cafe on the ground floor serving whole day meal until 10p.m night time. While bunk bed is all at the first floor. 5-10 minutes drive or ride to the busiest town in Penang Island. 5-10 minutes drive or ride to the heritage area of Penang...
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@ Pennys Mansion

94 /100

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@ Pennys Mansion

A clean, calm and comfortable living space - ' truly a home away from home '. Each of our guest can kick back and immerse into a charming heritage setting with limited bed space ( 6 people per room ). @ Pennys Mansion's guest will have the use of personal storage space, shared powder room, laund...
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3
Cocoa Mews Cafe & Homestay

92 /100

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Cocoa Mews Cafe & Homestay

Cocoa Mews Cafe & Homestay is centrally located in Penang’s Little India, a 10-minute drive from Komtar and less than a 5-minute walk from UNESCO Centre. It provides air-conditioned accommodation and free Wi-Fi in the entire guesthouse. The Rooms are simple with shared bathroom facilities. All r...
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4
Magpie Residence

92 /100

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Magpie Residence

Why pay for expensive hotel stays during your holidays in Penang when we are offering rooms in Georgetown next to UNESCO World Heritage Site at extremely competitive rates? Nestled in the heart of Georgetown, Magpie Residence is an ideal spot from which to discover Penang. From here, guests can...
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5
House of Journey

91 /100

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House of Journey

Location!Location!Location! We are located in hearth of Penang Georgetown historical zone~! With cozy interior designs, our hostel remain 1850s heritage building structure! Good news of newly renovated western toilets and separated hot shower rooms are available now. Connected to Chulia stree...
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6
Olive Spring Hostel Female Only

90 /100

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Olive Spring Hostel Female Only

Olive Spring is a female-only hostel located in the heart of Georgetown's heritage zone. Surrounded by all the sights of Georgetown by day, and right in the middle of all the hawker stalls, food courts and bars by night, you couldn't ask for a better location in the whole of Penang. We started o...
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7
Ke-Lan-Tan House

90 /100

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Ke-Lan-Tan House

Ke-Lan-Tan House is a 2-storey tall building with 10 rooms. The building is located at Kelantan Road, centrally located to shopping, Penang Street Art, Chew Thean Yeang Aquarium & Pet Shop, Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul and countless of recreational activities. You can reach us either by walkin...
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8
The Frame Guesthouse

90 /100

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The Frame Guesthouse

The Frame Guesthouse is the latest addition to our guesthouse after Old Penang Guesthouse and The 80’s Guesthouse. It is located in 3 storey heritage shophouses which previously houses a frame maker shop. Based on the belief in authenticity, functionality and material that age beautifully, we cho...
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9
Rope Walk Guest House

89 /100

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Rope Walk Guest House

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 wa...
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10
The 80

89 /100

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The 80's Guesthouse

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 Ma...
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11
Summer Tree Hotel Penang

88 /100

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Summer Tree Hotel Penang

Summer Tree Hotel Penang is situated in George Town, an 10-minute walk from KOMTAR Bus Terminal and has a shared lounge. All rooms in the hotel are equipped with a kettle. With a private bathroom fitted with free toiletries, rooms at Summer Tree Hotel Penang also boast free WiFi, while certain r...
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12
Huttonlodge

87 /100

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Huttonlodge

Now you can experience unique colonial-style living in our recently restored guesthouse, with moderately priced, clean, comfortable air-conditioned rooms. Rooms with attached bathrooms (limited) are available. Hutton Lodge is located in one of the best locations in Penang - at the heart of the c...
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13
Old Penang GuestHouse

85 /100

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Old Penang GuestHouse

Old Penang Guesthouse is a heritage guesthouse that combines the charm of Penang's yesteryears with modern amenities. Conveniently located in the heart of Georgetown, a UNESCO world heritage site, the guesthouse is a stone's throw from Penang's major historical landmarks and tourist attractions. Old...
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14
Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel

85 /100

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Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel

Located in the heart of UNESCO Heritage Zone of GeorgeTown, Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel is the preferred choice of travellers into Penang. Perfectly nestled in the quiet street of Lebuh Muntri (Street) and walking distance to Love Lane and Chulia Street where all the bars, cafes and street food ve...
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15
Heritage Sixteen

83 /100

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Heritage Sixteen

Heritage Sixteen is located at the heart of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Georgetown, in the Carnarvon Street number 16. It is definitely one of the best possible places in town if you want to have an authentic and vibrant experience! The hotel interior is unique and cozy. The non-smoking rooms ar...
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16
Drippin

83 /100

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Drippin' Dragon Hostel

Located at 32 Jalan Hutton, we have utilised a gem of a heritage building (150 years old), in the heart of George Town’s UNESCO World Heritage to bring you a new and exciting place to stay! Drippin’ Dragon is just a short walk away from: - the island's 2nd main bus station - China Town - 3 maj...
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17
Roomies Penang

83 /100

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Roomies Penang

If you’re a flash-packer, you don’t skimp on style. Or pay grand hotel prices. Roomies Boutique Bed and Breakfast is where you sleep in style and comfort. At ROOMIES Penang, we have created a first-class bed and breakfast experience at a great value. Our Boutique BnB is unique, placing an emphasi...
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18
28 Bahari

83 /100

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28 Bahari

Strategically located in Georgetown, 28 Bahari is within 700 meters from Komtar and Prangin Mall. Nearby we have famous local Chinese restaurant, Thai restaurant, western restaurant, Massage centre, local coffee shop, laundry service, convenient store and pharmacy. 5-minute walking distance to the...
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Chateau One

82 /100

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Chateau One

Chateau One 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...
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20
Muntri House

82 /100

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Muntri House

All rooms with both air-conditioner and fan .Free WIFI in the rooms and common areas .Library with books and free computer to use with internet. Many local hawker stalls within 5 minutes walking distance.Located at the Heritage trail of Georgetown .Walking distance to main attractions such as Kap...
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21
Sim City Stay

81 /100

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Sim City Stay

Sim City Stay offers several of room type, from Dormitory to Family Room and sure that is the affordable and reasonable for you to explore Georgetown City. All of our room are come with AC, Ceiling Fan, Basic Wardrobe and attached bathroom even though for our Dormitory too but there are still some a...
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22
Summer Terrace

80 /100

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Summer Terrace

Summer Terrace is a double storey pre-war terrace located in the heart of Georgetown's heritage enclave. Contemporary interiors with soothing colors and furnishings complements our heritage facade. We are close to plenty of bars, pubs, cafes, restaurants and street food. We offer an oasis of calm in...
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23
Red Inn Court

80 /100

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Red Inn Court

A Heritage Experience for the Weary Traveler, Red Inn Court is a boutique eco-guesthouse centrally located in Georgetown, Penang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Every stay becomes a memorable experience characterizes the hospitality one can expect from Red Inn Court. Your stay will be infused wit...
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De

80 /100

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De' Lady Boss Hotels & Resorts

Well-placed in the restaurants, family fun, beaches area of Penang city. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. At De'lady boss hotels & Resorts, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in...
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PAGE63

80 /100

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PAGE63

Page 63 hostel is a newly renovated with a warm cosy ambiance that creates a homely feel when you relaxing at our common area . Air conditioned Pod style dormitory provides you with individual reading lights , compartment and privacy curtains. Free personal lockers also available during your stay i...
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Georgetown Residences

79 /100

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Georgetown Residences

Georgetown Residences has a capacity of 64 persons including separate dorm for females. Rates are inclusive of tax and breakfast, free WiFi. They are air-conditioned, come with personal secured lockers, personal sockets and personal reading lights, super single size bunk beds with spring mattresses...
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Tipsy Tiger Party Hostel

79 /100

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Tipsy Tiger Party Hostel

Where in Georgetown, Penang, can you get free drinks, awesome cocktail deals, city heritage tours, beach outings, meet like-minded travellers aka party friends from around the world AND get a good night's rest??? Introducing to you Tipsy Tiger Party Hostel, the one and only party hostel in Penang...
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Container Hotel Penang

77 /100

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Container Hotel Penang

The idea of Container Hotel Penang is to transform a heritage building into a lifestyle travelodge featuring shipping containers and compact modernised rooms, by infusing smart design in the use of space, and functional elements to create a unique lodging experience for the adventurous explorers as...
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Baba Guest House (By The Sea)

77 /100

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Baba Guest House (By The Sea)

Just 30 minutes drive from penang Georgetown, 45 minutes from Sungai Nibong bus station in penang and a hour drive from Penang Airport. BABA GUEST HOUSE is highly recommended by all major guide books. Owner by Chinese family.We attention the Security and the Cleanness of guest house to comfortable...
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30
Hotel Chennai by Wink

76 /100

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Hotel Chennai by Wink

Hotel Chennai by Wink is a 36 rooms small hotel run with passion. Refurbished & featuring a rooftop for hotel guest to chill, mingle or sunbath with free flow coffee & tea. All rooms are furnished with air-conditioner, 32 inch LED TV with Astro Channels, private bathroom and all the basic amenit...
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31
Kimberley House

74 /100

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Kimberley House

Kimberley 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 House Guesthouse is committed to ensuring t...
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Tido Penang Hostel

72 /100

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Tido Penang Hostel

Offering a total of 88 beds, TIDO @ Penang offers a very cozy place to bunk down for solo travellers and small groups alike. Perfect for college students, school groups, families and young corporates who seek the comforts, privacy and hospitality of a urban residence, TIDO @ Penang also invites you...
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33
Ferringhi Stay Iinn Hotel

69 /100

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Ferringhi Stay Iinn Hotel

Feringghi Stay Iinn provides clean and comfortable accommodation. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi access at all areas of the property and free parking facilities are available. Cooled with air conditioning, rooms at Feringghi Stay Iinn are simply furnished with a flat-screen satellite TV and writing table....
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34
Red Inn Heritage

69 /100

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Red Inn Heritage

Red Inn Heritage architecture is based on what is called the Early Straits Eclectic style. This style was used in the construction of shophouses somewhere between the 1890s and the 1920s, making Red Inn Heritage anywhere from 90 to 120 years old. Actual records of its construction have since been lo...
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Chulia Heritage Hotel

69 /100

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Chulia Heritage Hotel

Chulia Heritage Hotel is a unique boutique hotel hidden at the heart of George Town of Penang Island UNESCO Zone. It is a new hotel that refurbished from the old Anglo-indian bungalow. The hotel offers clean & quiet embience, 24-7 front desk, CCTV monitoring, security guard, free car-park & free wi...
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Wassup Youth Hostel

69 /100

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Wassup Youth Hostel

Wassup Hostel is conveniently located in the heart of Georgetown, a UNESCO world heritage site, the hotel is 2 minutes walk from Komtar - shopping mall and main bus terminal. Penang's major historical landmarks and tourist attractions are just within short walking distance and great Penang Food (lo...
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37
ET Budget Guest House - By The Beach

63 /100

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ET Budget Guest House - By The Beach

E.T is a budget guest house are located in Batu Ferringhi beach, just 30 minutes drive from Penang Georgetown and also Penang ferry terminal, 45 minutes from Sungai Nibong bus station, one hour from Penang international airport. Our guest house is located close to the beach front, which has bars and...
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Hotel Mingood

57 /100

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Hotel Mingood

Comfortable and stylish hostel living at the most affordable price! 5 star quality hostel. It's a 5 minute walk to the chic part of a World Heritage Site. A licensed accommodation provider where secure quality accommodation and excellent service are our top priority. Free Wifi Hotel Mingood is e...
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Argyll Inn

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Argyll Inn

From Argyll Inn, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. Argyll Inn also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Penang. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping...
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The Chambers Hotel

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The Chambers Hotel

The Chambers Hotel Penang is 3.5 Stars Boutique Hotel with 12 British colonial style interior room. it suitable for business traveler, Family with kids or romantic couple. Situated in George Town, Padang kota lama (Esplanade) with 7 mins walking distance from langkawi ferry terminal and cruise term...
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ST Hostel

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ST Hostel

ST Hostel offers simple air-conditioned, quiet and comfy accommodation with free WiFi access. The clean, modern bathroom and shower facilities are shared. Many historical places are in walking distance from ST hostel. The Pinang Peranakan Mansion is located at the same street just 0.4Km away. Th...
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Queen

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Queen's Hostel

Queen’s hostel is a female friendly hostel, located in the UNESCO heritage core zone of Georgetown, Penang. There are spacious all female en suite dorms (Queen’s Canopy) as well as private rooms (Queen+1). A veritable home away from home, Queen’s hostel is designed with vibrant colors and tranqu...
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