Old Penang Guesthouse
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8.2Excellent

253 reviews

253 reviews

Location 9.0
Service 8.5
Value for money 8.1
Cleanliness 7.9
Facilities 7.4
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9.0Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Loo Pun Hong
40 m
Chulia Street
100 m
The Camera Museum
140 m
Stardust
180 m
Fruit Stall
190 m
Popular landmarks
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
330 m
Armenian Street
370 m
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
500 m
Khoo Kongsi
520 m
Chew's Jetty
880 m
Closest landmarks
Spider Web Internet
90 m
public health center
140 m
Waktu Perkhidmatan Klinik
190 m
Consulate General of the Netherlands
250 m
Gerakbudaya Bookshop
260 m

Old Penang Guesthouse

53 Love lane, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Georgetown, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Pinang Peranakan Mansion. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

Located in heart of Penang

800 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

340 meters to Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Restaurants

Laundry service

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Penang are being booked every minute!
Value for money8.1
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport15.3 km

Rooms available at Old Penang Guesthouse

Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 double bed
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Twin Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Single Room Shared Bathroom
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  • No Windows view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Triple Private Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Double Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • No Windows view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 1 double bed and 1 single b...
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

Does Old Penang Guesthouse feature an option for contactless check-in and check-out?

At Old Penang Guesthouse, customers can take part in contactless check-in and check-out option offered by this property for your comfort and safety.

What interesting attractions are in close proximty of Old Penang Guesthouse that are in walking distance?

While remaining at Old Penang Guesthouse, begin your getaway by discovering the closest points of interest that are within walking distance to the property which include Chulia Street, The Camera Museum, and Stardust.

What payment options are supported at Old Penang Guesthouse?

Old Penang Guesthouse accepts up to 5, with payment card options such as American Express, Cash, Visa, and MasterCard.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Old Penang Guesthouse's food?

100.0% of our past guest ratings have given an optimistic review and comments about this property's food. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Old Penang Guesthouse down in the review.

What is the average rating that verified Solo travelers' have given to Old Penang Guesthouse?

Verified solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Old Penang Guesthouse an average rating of 8.2. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that past Business travelers' have given to Old Penang Guesthouse?

Verified business travelers that have stayed at this property have given Old Penang Guesthouse an average rating of 8.2. You can look up more detailed customer ratings and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that past Couples' have given to Old Penang Guesthouse?

Verified couple travelers that have stayed at this property have given Old Penang Guesthouse an average rating of 8.0. You can look up on more specific customer testimonials, and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified guest travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that past Group travelers have given to Old Penang Guesthouse?

Verified group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Old Penang Guesthouse an average rating of 8.3. You can look up more in depth customer testimonials and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What dining places are nearby Old Penang Guesthouse?

Old Penang Guesthouse’s neighborhood is Georgetown which features well-liked restaurants such as Junk Cafe.

What time is check-in and check-out at Old Penang Guesthouse?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may ask for early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Visitors checking in or out before or after the designated hours may be charged an additional fee.

What is the closest airport to Old Penang Guesthouse?

The nearest airport to Old Penang Guesthouse is Langkawi International Airport, 123.0 km away.

What people love about Old Penang Guesthouse

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Clean and reasonable price"

    Ali

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    28 August 2020

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Cleanliness

    "For a 'hostel' accomodation the facility is clean and well-located;"

    Gregory

    |

    9 March 2020

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Best location with great staff."

    Phooi

    |

    2 January 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 3,185 Penang properties
Location score
9/10
Service score
8.5/10
Room size
14 sqm.
Couples review score
7.9/10
Better than
93
%
of Penang properties
Better than
89
%
of Penang properties
Bigger than
88
%
of Penang properties
Better than
87
%
of Penang properties
More about Old Penang Guesthouse

More about Old Penang Guesthouse

Discover the Charm of Old Penang Guesthouse

Located in the heart of Penang, Malaysia, Old Penang Guesthouse offers a delightful retreat for travelers seeking a unique and authentic experience. With its charming heritage architecture and warm hospitality, this 2-star guesthouse is the perfect choice for those looking to immerse themselves in the rich cultural heritage of the city. As you step into Old Penang Guesthouse, you will be transported back in time to a bygone era. The guesthouse boasts 15 well-appointed rooms, each exuding a distinct charm and character. The rooms are tastefully decorated with traditional furnishings and offer modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. Whether you choose a cozy single room or a spacious family suite, you can expect a peaceful and relaxing ambiance. At Old Penang Guesthouse, check-in time starts from 03:00 PM, allowing you ample time to explore the vibrant streets of Penang before settling into your room. The friendly and attentive staff will be there to welcome you with warm smiles and assist you with any inquiries or requests you may have. The check-out time is until 12:00 PM, giving you a leisurely morning to enjoy a delicious breakfast or take a stroll around the nearby attractions. Families with children will find Old Penang Guesthouse to be a welcoming haven. The hotel's child policy allows children between the ages of 3 to 12 to stay free of charge, making it an ideal choice for a family getaway. The guesthouse also offers family-friendly amenities and services to ensure a comfortable stay for both parents and children. Come and experience the charm of Old Penang Guesthouse, where history meets modern comfort. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a food lover, or simply seeking a tranquil escape, this guesthouse is the perfect base for exploring the wonders of Penang. Book your stay now and create lasting memories in this enchanting destination.

Unwind and Indulge in Old Penang Guesthouse's Entertainment Facilities

At Old Penang Guesthouse, your stay is not just about comfortable accommodations, but also about providing you with a range of entertainment facilities to make your experience truly unforgettable. Step into our lush garden, where you can bask in the serenity of nature and enjoy a peaceful moment away from the bustling city. Whether you want to relax with a book or simply soak up the sun, our garden is the perfect spot to unwind and rejuvenate. For those seeking intellectual stimulation, our well-stocked library is a haven for book lovers. Browse through our extensive collection of books, ranging from classic novels to travel guides, and lose yourself in the captivating stories and knowledge. Whether you prefer fiction or non-fiction, our library offers a cozy and inviting atmosphere where you can immerse yourself in a world of words. Additionally, our shared lounge/TV area is a great place to socialize and meet fellow travelers. Catch up on your favorite shows or watch a movie on the large screen TV, while enjoying the company of like-minded individuals. Share travel stories, exchange recommendations, or simply relax and unwind after a day of exploring the vibrant streets of Penang. With our range of entertainment facilities, Old Penang Guesthouse ensures that every moment of your stay is filled with comfort, relaxation, and enjoyment.

Convenience Facilities at Old Penang Guesthouse

At Old Penang Guesthouse, we understand the importance of convenience during your stay. That's why we offer a range of facilities to make your experience as seamless as possible. Stay connected with our complimentary Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas, allowing you to easily browse the web or catch up on work. Whether you need to freshen up your clothes or have a last-minute outfit emergency, our laundry service and dry cleaning options are available to ensure you always look your best. Additionally, our luggage storage service allows you to explore the city without the burden of carrying your bags, giving you the freedom to fully enjoy your time in Penang. With these convenience facilities, Old Penang Guesthouse aims to provide a hassle-free and comfortable stay for all our guests.

Convenient Transport Facilities at Old Penang Guesthouse

At Old Penang Guesthouse, we understand the importance of convenient transport options for our guests. Whether you are exploring the vibrant streets of Penang or embarking on exciting tours, we have got you covered. Our guesthouse offers a range of transport facilities to ensure a hassle-free stay. For those who prefer to explore the city on their own, we provide a car park onsite. You can conveniently park your vehicle and venture out to discover the hidden gems of Penang at your own pace. Additionally, our ticket service allows you to easily book tickets for various attractions and activities in the area. Whether you want to visit historical landmarks, indulge in local cuisine, or experience thrilling adventures, our knowledgeable staff will assist you in making the most of your time in Penang. With our excellent transport facilities, Old Penang Guesthouse ensures that your stay in Penang is both comfortable and convenient. Whether you choose to explore the city on your own or join one of the many tours available, our guesthouse provides the perfect base for your Penang adventures.

Indulge in Authentic Malaysian Cuisine at Old Penang Guesthouse's Restaurant

At Old Penang Guesthouse, we pride ourselves on offering our guests an exceptional dining experience. Our on-site restaurant is a haven for food lovers, showcasing the rich and diverse flavors of Malaysian cuisine. Step into our restaurant and be greeted by a warm and inviting ambiance, adorned with traditional decor that reflects the vibrant culture of Penang. Our talented chefs are dedicated to creating mouthwatering dishes using only the freshest locally sourced ingredients. From aromatic curries to tantalizing seafood specialties, our menu is a culinary journey through the flavors of Malaysia. Indulge in signature dishes such as Nasi Lemak, Char Kway Teow, and Penang Laksa, and savor the authentic taste of Penang. Whether you're a guest at our guesthouse or simply looking for a memorable dining experience, our restaurant at Old Penang Guesthouse is the perfect choice. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culinary scene of Penang and discover why our restaurant is a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts.

Comfortable and Affordable Room Options at Old Penang Guesthouse

Old Penang Guesthouse offers a variety of room options to suit every traveler's needs. From cozy dormitories to private rooms, there is something for everyone at this charming guesthouse in Penang, Malaysia. For budget-conscious travelers, the 1 Bed in 12-Bed Dormitory (Mixed) and 1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory (Female) rooms provide a comfortable and affordable option. These spacious dormitories offer a cozy bunk bed for a good night's sleep, ensuring a peaceful rest after a long day of exploring the city. If you prefer a bit more privacy, the Double Room Shared Bathroom and Single Room Shared Bathroom are perfect choices. These rooms are compact yet cozy, offering a peaceful retreat after a day of sightseeing. For those who desire more privacy, the Double Room with Private Bathroom and Triple Private Room provide ample space and comfort. Booking your stay at Old Penang Guesthouse through Agoda ensures that you get the best prices available. With Agoda's easy-to-use platform, you can easily compare room rates and choose the option that fits your budget and preferences. Enjoy a hassle-free booking experience and secure your stay at Old Penang Guesthouse today!

Discover the Charming Streets of Georgetown in Penang

Georgetown, the capital city of Penang, Malaysia, is a vibrant and bustling destination that seamlessly blends the old with the new. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is renowned for its well-preserved colonial architecture, colorful street art, and mouth-watering street food. As you wander through the charming streets of Georgetown, you'll be captivated by the unique blend of cultures, including Chinese, Indian, and Malay influences. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Georgetown by exploring its many attractions. Visit the iconic Clan Jetties, where traditional wooden houses are built on stilts over the water. Marvel at the intricate carvings and ornate decorations of the Khoo Kongsi, a Chinese clan house. Take a stroll along Armenian Street, lined with beautiful heritage buildings and art galleries. And don't forget to indulge in the local cuisine at the famous hawker stalls, where you can savor dishes like Char Kway Teow, Laksa, and Rojak. With its vibrant street life, historical landmarks, and delicious food, Georgetown is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Penang, Malaysia. Whether you're a history buff, a food lover, or simply looking to explore a unique and charming city, Georgetown has something for everyone.

Convenient Airport Transfers to Old Penang Guesthouse

Located in the heart of Georgetown, Penang, Old Penang Guesthouse offers a charming and comfortable stay for travelers seeking a taste of the rich history and vibrant culture of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Getting to the guesthouse from the nearest airports is a breeze, ensuring a hassle-free journey for guests. If you are arriving at Penang International Airport, the most convenient and time-efficient option is to take a taxi or ride-sharing service directly to Old Penang Guesthouse. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Alternatively, the guesthouse can arrange for a private airport transfer at an additional cost, providing a seamless and personalized experience. For those arriving at Sultan Abdul Halim Airport in Alor Setar, it is recommended to take a domestic flight to Penang International Airport, followed by a taxi or ride-sharing service to Old Penang Guesthouse. The flight duration is approximately 40 minutes, and the taxi ride from the airport to the guesthouse takes around 30 minutes. No matter which airport you arrive at, the journey to Old Penang Guesthouse is well worth it. Nestled within the vibrant streets of Georgetown, the guesthouse offers a charming and authentic experience, with comfortable rooms, friendly staff, and easy access to the city's top attractions, including the famous street art, bustling markets, and mouthwatering local cuisine. Immerse yourself in the rich history and cultural heritage of Penang while enjoying a cozy stay at Old Penang Guesthouse.

Discover the Rich Heritage and Vibrant Art Scene near Old Penang Guesthouse

Nestled in the heart of Penang, Malaysia, Old Penang Guesthouse offers a delightful stay surrounded by a myriad of landmarks and attractions that showcase the rich heritage and vibrant art scene of the city. Just a stone's throw away from the guesthouse, you will find the iconic Pinang Peranakan Mansion, a beautifully restored mansion that provides a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of the Peranakan community. For those seeking a unique experience, Chew's Jetty is a must-visit attraction. This historic wooden jetty, built by the Chew family in the 19th century, offers a fascinating insight into the lives of the local Chinese fishing community. As you stroll along the jetty, you can admire the traditional wooden houses built on stilts, enjoy panoramic views of the sea, and even sample fresh seafood at the local restaurants. Art enthusiasts will be captivated by the nearby Armenian Street, which has become a haven for street art lovers. Take a leisurely walk along this vibrant street and marvel at the colorful murals and interactive installations that adorn the walls. The street also boasts charming cafes, boutique shops, and art galleries, making it the perfect place to immerse yourself in Penang's thriving art scene. With its close proximity to these landmarks and attractions, Old Penang Guesthouse offers an ideal base for exploring the rich cultural heritage and artistic treasures of Penang, Malaysia.

Convenient Public Transport Stations near Old Penang Guesthouse

Located in the heart of Penang, Old Penang Guesthouse offers easy access to several public transport stations, ensuring that guests can explore the city without any hassle. Just a short walk away from the guesthouse, you will find the Komtar Bus Terminal, one of the main transportation hubs in Penang. From here, you can catch buses to various destinations across the island, making it convenient for guests to visit popular attractions such as Georgetown, the Penang Hill, and the famous Batu Ferringhi beach. Another nearby public transport option is the Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal. Situated within walking distance from Old Penang Guesthouse, this terminal offers bus services that connect to different parts of Penang. Whether you want to visit the bustling street markets, indulge in the local cuisine, or explore the cultural heritage of the city, this bus terminal provides a convenient and affordable transportation option for guests staying at Old Penang Guesthouse.

A Gastronomic Delight Just Steps Away

Old Penang Guesthouse is surrounded by a plethora of dining options that will tantalize your taste buds. Just a short stroll away, you will find Teksen Restaurant, famous for its mouthwatering seafood dishes and delectable Chinese cuisine. If you're in the mood for some Western fare, head over to PINWHEEL RESTO CAFE, where you can indulge in their delicious burgers and sandwiches. For a taste of authentic Middle Eastern flavors, Halab Penang is a must-visit, serving up fragrant kebabs and flavorful hummus. Craving some local street food? Wheeler's food truck offers a variety of Malaysian favorites to satisfy your cravings. Whether you're in the mood for a hearty meal or a quick snack, the surrounding restaurants near Old Penang Guesthouse have something for everyone.

Shop 'til You Drop at Old Penang Guesthouse's Surrounding Shopping Landmarks

Located in the heart of Penang, Old Penang Guesthouse offers easy access to a variety of shopping landmarks. Just a short stroll away, you'll find Fuan Wong, a charming boutique that showcases traditional Malaysian handicrafts and unique souvenirs. For those seeking a taste of local culture, Hong Giap Hang is a must-visit. This bustling market offers a wide range of traditional snacks, spices, and local delicacies. If you're in the mood for a shopping spree, Penang Plaza is the place to be. With its diverse range of stores, from fashion boutiques to electronics outlets, you're sure to find something to suit your taste. And for those who love a good bargain, the Macallum Street Night Market and Lorong Kulit Flea Market are the perfect destinations. These vibrant markets are filled with stalls selling everything from vintage clothing to antiques and collectibles. Whether you're looking for unique gifts or simply want to immerse yourself in the local shopping scene, Old Penang Guesthouse's surrounding shopping landmarks have something for everyone.

Wonderful Stay at Old Penang Guesthouse

Old Penang Guesthouse is a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Penang, Malaysia. With its great location and friendly staff, it is no wonder that guests have had nothing but positive experiences during their stay. One of the standout features of this guesthouse is its cleanliness. Many reviewers have praised the staff for keeping everything immaculate. From the rooms to the common areas, guests can expect a spotless environment throughout their stay. This attention to detail ensures a comfortable and hygienic experience for all. The staff at Old Penang Guesthouse have also been commended for their friendliness and helpfulness. Guests have described them as accommodating and always willing to go the extra mile. Whether it's providing recommendations for local attractions or assisting with any requests, the staff's warm and welcoming demeanor adds to the overall positive experience. In addition to the exceptional service, guests have also enjoyed the comfortable rooms and amenities provided. Each room comes with a private shower room equipped with hot water, ensuring a relaxing and refreshing experience. The delicious breakfast served at the guesthouse is another highlight, providing a great start to the day. Overall, Old Penang Guesthouse offers a delightful stay with its great location, friendly staff, cleanliness, and comfortable amenities. It is a highly recommended choice for travelers seeking a memorable experience in Penang.

Old Penang Guesthouse: A Delightful Stay in the Heart of Penang

Nestled in the heart of Penang, Old Penang Guesthouse offers a delightful stay that has garnered rave reviews from its satisfied guests. With an impressive overall rating of 8.2, this charming guesthouse has left a lasting impression on visitors who appreciate its exceptional value for money. Guests have praised the affordability of the accommodations, making it an ideal choice for budget-conscious travelers seeking comfort without compromising on quality. One of the standout features of Old Penang Guesthouse is its prime location, which has earned it a remarkable rating of 9.0. Situated in the heart of Penang, guests have easy access to the city's vibrant attractions, renowned street food, and cultural landmarks. Whether you're exploring the historic George Town or immersing yourself in the local culture, this guesthouse serves as the perfect base for your adventures. When it comes to staff performance, Old Penang Guesthouse shines with a stellar rating of 8.5. Guests have consistently praised the friendly and attentive staff, who go above and beyond to ensure a memorable stay. From providing helpful local recommendations to addressing any concerns promptly, the staff's dedication to customer satisfaction is truly commendable. With their warm hospitality, guests feel welcomed and well-cared for throughout their stay at Old Penang Guesthouse.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.4

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

9 mentions

Housekeeping

7 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Malay
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Garden
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Restaurants
Services and conveniences
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • Pets allowed
Getting around
  • Car park [on-site]
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Free bottled water
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Linens
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Towels

Location

53 Love lane, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200
Excellent
Location

9

Airports
  • Penang International Airport (PEN)
    15.3 km 27 min drive
  • Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)
    86.7 km
Public transportation
  • Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal
    820 m
  • Komtar Bus Terminal
    880 m
Hospital or clinic
  • public health center
    140 m
Shopping
  • Gurney Plaza
    3.6 km
Convenience store
  • 7 Eleven
    110 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    310 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
    330 m
  • Armenian Street
    370 m
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion
    500 m
  • Khoo Kongsi
    520 m
  • Chew's Jetty
    880 m
  • Penang Fort Cornwallis
    880 m
  • Kek Lok Si Temple
    7.3 km
  • Batu Ferringhi Beach
    11.4 km
  • Entopia
    13.7 km
  • Escape Theme Park
    13.8 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Loo Pun Hong
    40 m
  • Spider Web Internet
    90 m
  • Chulia Street
    100 m
  • The Camera Museum
    140 m
  • public health center
    140 m
  • Stardust
    180 m
  • Fruit Stall
    190 m
  • Waktu Perkhidmatan Klinik
    190 m
  • Ng Fook Thong Temple
    220 m
  • NJ Books Centre
    230 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Baby cot is not available at the property.
  • Extra bed is not available at this property.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00
The property
  • Number of rooms 15

Reviews of Old Penang Guesthouse from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.2
Location9.0
Service8.5
Value for money8.1
Cleanliness7.9
Facilities7.4
High score for Penang
Rating
9+ Exceptional (47)
8-9 Excellent (21)
7-8 Very Good (36)
6-7 Good (8)
<6 Below Expectation (15)

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9.2
Exceptional
Jasmine from Malaysia
Group
Triple Private Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Convenient location, value for money, clean”

Old Penang guesthouse was a pleasant surprise for the price we paid. We were not expecting much since it was so cheap but the receptionist who welcomed us went out of her way to give us a map and show us where we could find various types of food in Georgetown. The shared bathrooms were quite clean. Not much light in the room but it’s sufficient to just sleep at night. A/C in the room was good too. My only feedback would be to improve on the breakfast, but being in Penang it’s quite easy to skip the free breakfast and go out and find something else to eat. Bread with butter & jam & cereal with milk is a good spread if they weren’t the generic brands that didn’t taste as good as the original products.

Reviewed September 03, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
David from United States
Solo traveler
Single Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

Beautiful hertiage building, clean, centrally located, and economical”

I frequently travel to Penang once every couple of months and this is now my go-to guesthouse. It's a one-minute walk from Chulia Street, right in the middle of all the food stands, cafés, and restohookahbars, but far enough removed to be out of earshot from the din of the reggae dens and clubs. The building is heritage. I'm convinced the floors—beautiful tiling—are original. The common area is an old courtyard that has since been covered by transparent roofing, so it's cool and relaxing. Breakfast is complimentary and the coffee is pretty good. I stayed in a single room this time, which was small yet comfortable. All bedrooms, including the dorms, are air-conditioned at a well-regulated temp. The beds are comfortable. Free towels are provided and wifi is not bad as long as you're in the common area. The bathrooms, shared, are constantly cleaned and there are plenty of toilets and shower stalls for guests, thus not very crowded in the morning. The staffers have always been very kind to me (even if I return early in the morning after they've locked up and have to wake them to unlock for me!). I've stayed at other guesthouses in the area and I can say this is one of the best. If you're looking to economize but don't want to sacrifice comfortability or cleanliness, this is the place to stay.

Reviewed June 30, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
Diana from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

Perfect Location”

Only for a night and I wish I could stay longer! The Indian lady at the counter was friendly and helpful. The location is superb, right in the middle of Georgetown, walking distance to the nearest Char Kuey Teow, Durians, and other street foods during the night. I walked to Chulia Street, Little India, Armenian Street, all the artsy murals and the terminal bus jetty too to catch busses to Sungai Nibong Bus Express Terminal and other touristy places. Everything looks well-maintained, clean and you can feel the old Penang vibe too!

Reviewed July 13, 2017
8.4
Excellent
Brent from Australia
Solo traveler
Double Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

Nice little place”

Not really a guesthouse, more of a hostel situated in a tourist area of Georgetown. Lots of backpackers and street art, also lots of restaurants and a hawker hall located at the end of the street. HOWEVER, this is not a quiet place as it gets noisy due to the pubs playing loud music till around midnight. Note, I got a single room however room cleaning is only offered after 3 nights. It is a nice place situated in an old building with many things nearby but if I went to Penang again I would try and find somewhere else to stay. Also WIFI does not work in the room, but works in the common area.

Reviewed May 25, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Fleur from Australia
Solo traveler
Single Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 7 nights in January 2019

Great place to stay on a budget!”

The staff were so helpful here. They went out of their way to recommend restaurants, travel information and answer questions. The room is good for the price. I stayed in a single room and they offered me earplugs because sometimes the music on love lane is a bit loud but I wanted the room close to the wifi so I was near the front. I was working online and have to say the wifi wasn't great. But I had a simcard so I used my hotspot when it was too slow. The location is great. It is walking distance from Little India and Chinatown. There is bus about 100m away you can get to Penang Hill, Batu Ferringgi Beach or Kek Lok Si Temple. They serve toast, fruit and tea/coffee for breakfast. Tea, coffee and water are available for free all through the day which of course is good if you're on a budget too! I liked the building it is a wooden floor old style colonial building with high ceilings etc. not the super fancy posh style hotel. Overall I would highly recommend this place.

Reviewed February 05, 2019
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