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The Frame Guesthouse
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8.7

Excellent

1,114 reviews

1,114 reviews

Location 9.4
Service 8.9
Room comfort and quality 8.8
Value for money 8.7
Cleanliness 8.6
Facilities 8.2
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9.4

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Gerakbudaya Bookshop
50 m
Sri Mariamman Temple
70 m
Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling
80 m
Teochew Temple
90 m
Han Jiang Ancestral Temple
90 m
Popular landmarks
Armenian Street
220 m
Khoo Kongsi
330 m
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
400 m
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
530 m
Chew's Jetty
670 m
Closest landmarks
Little India
160 m
Fruit Stall
170 m
The Pearl
180 m
Penang Supreme Court Building
180 m
Chulia Street
190 m

The Frame Guesthouse

168, Lebuh Chulia, 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

Located in heart of Penang

Check-in [24-hour]

Great Breakfast

590 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Check-in [24-hour]

Game room

Kitchen

Restaurants

Wi-Fi in public areas

This property is in high demand!

6 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.7
Location rating9.4
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport15.2 km

Rooms available at The Frame Guesthouse

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.8

Double Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 queen bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 double bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Twin Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Deluxe Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Deluxe Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

Does The Frame Guesthouse have an option for contactless check-in and check-out?

At The Frame Guesthouse, guest visitors can take part in contactless check-in and check-out option offered by this property for your convenience and safety.

How long do guests normally stay at The Frame Guesthouse?

Verified past guests that have stayed at The Frame Guesthouse had an average nightly stay of 2 nights at this property.

At what time of the year is The Frame Guesthouse most popular?

The Frame Guesthouse's most popular month where verified tourists have stayed the most is in December.

In which languages can The Frame Guesthouse's personnel communicate?

The Frame Guesthouse can speak in 3 languages and supports well-known languages such as English and Mandarin Chinese for travelers traveling to this property. Please refer to the 'Amenities and facilities' section and in the 'Languages spoken' category to find out what different languages this property supports.

What payment cards are accepted at The Frame Guesthouse?

The Frame Guesthouse supports up to 4, with payment card options including MasterCard, Visa, and Cash.

What do past travelers love most about The Frame Guesthouse?

Past guests that stayed at The Frame Guesthouse have given this property a rating of 9.378 for its outstanding location as the major highlight for their stay.

What is the verified guest review consensus about The Frame Guesthouse's view?

100.0% of our verified guest assessments have given an optimistic review and responses about this property's view. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for The Frame Guesthouse down in the review section.

What is the verified guest review consensus about The Frame Guesthouse's pet services?

100.0% of our verified customer assessments have given a positive appraisal and comments about this property's pet services. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for The Frame Guesthouse down in the review section.

What is the average rating that past Business travelers' have given to The Frame Guesthouse?

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

What is the typical rating that verified Group travelers have given to The Frame Guesthouse?

Past group travelers that have stayed at this property have given The Frame Guesthouse an average rating of 8.7. You can find more comprehensive customer evaluations and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What people love about The Frame Guesthouse

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Good location/ clean and old school decoration"

    Wei

    |

    5 August 2023

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Very clean & neat bunks."

    Alister

    |

    21 July 2023

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Good location and clean room"

    Wanwisa

    |

    19 June 2023

Property ranking|Compared to 3,163 Penang properties
Room comfort score
8.8/10
Location score
9.4/10
Service score
8.9/10
Couples review score
8.6/10
Better than
99
%
of Penang properties
Better than
98
%
of Penang properties
Better than
93
%
of Penang properties
Better than
93
%
of Penang properties
More about The Frame Guesthouse

More about The Frame Guesthouse

Discover the Charming Frame Guesthouse in Penang

Welcome to The Frame Guesthouse, a delightful 2-star hotel nestled in the heart of Penang, Malaysia. With its convenient location and warm hospitality, this guesthouse offers a unique experience for travelers seeking comfort and affordability. From its cozy rooms to its child-friendly policies, The Frame Guesthouse is the perfect choice for families, couples, and solo adventurers alike. As you step into The Frame Guesthouse, you will be greeted by a friendly and attentive staff ready to assist you throughout your stay. With a check-in time starting from 03:00 PM, you can easily settle into your room and begin exploring the vibrant city of Penang. The guesthouse boasts a total of 18 well-appointed rooms, each designed to provide a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Whether you choose a single room or a family suite, you can expect modern amenities, including air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and complimentary Wi-Fi. One of the standout features of The Frame Guesthouse is its child policy. Families traveling with children between the ages of 3 to 12 will be pleased to know that their little ones can stay free of charge. This thoughtful policy ensures that families can enjoy a memorable vacation without worrying about additional expenses. The guesthouse also offers child-friendly facilities and services to cater to the needs of young guests, making it an ideal choice for a family getaway. Check-out time at The Frame Guesthouse is until 12:00 PM, allowing guests ample time to relax and prepare for their departure. Whether you spend your mornings savoring a delicious breakfast at the on-site restaurant or exploring the nearby attractions, you can rest assured that your check-out process will be smooth and hassle-free. The Frame Guesthouse truly prioritizes guest satisfaction, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable stay for every visitor. Experience the charm and comfort of The Frame Guesthouse during your visit to Penang. With its convenient location, child-friendly policies, and cozy rooms, this guesthouse offers an inviting retreat for travelers seeking a memorable stay in Malaysia's vibrant city.

Unwind and Indulge in Entertainment at The Frame Guesthouse

At The Frame Guesthouse, you'll find an array of entertainment facilities that are sure to enhance your stay in Penang, Malaysia. Step into the lush garden, where you can relax and soak in the serene ambiance while enjoying a good book or engaging in lively conversations with fellow guests. The garden provides the perfect setting for a tranquil retreat, allowing you to unwind and rejuvenate amidst the beauty of nature. For bookworms and knowledge seekers, The Frame Guesthouse boasts a well-stocked library that caters to a variety of interests. Whether you're in the mood for a gripping novel, a thought-provoking non-fiction book, or a travel guide to explore the vibrant city of Penang, you'll find a wide selection to choose from. Lose yourself in the pages of a captivating story or expand your horizons with insightful literature. Additionally, The Frame Guesthouse offers a shared lounge and TV area where you can gather with fellow travelers and enjoy some downtime. Catch up on your favorite shows or watch a movie on the large-screen TV, creating a cozy and communal atmosphere. Share travel stories, play board games, or simply relax in the comfortable seating area, making new friends and creating lasting memories. With these entertainment facilities, your stay at The Frame Guesthouse promises to be a delightful and engaging experience.

Convenient Facilities at The Frame Guesthouse

At The Frame Guesthouse, convenience is at the forefront of your stay. With a range of facilities designed to make your experience seamless, you can relax knowing that everything you need is right at your fingertips. Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas, allowing you to easily browse the web, stay in touch with loved ones, or catch up on work. The fast and reliable internet connection ensures you can stay connected throughout your stay. Additionally, The Frame Guesthouse offers express check-in and check-out services, allowing you to save valuable time and begin your Penang adventure without any delays. Whether you're arriving early or departing late, the efficient staff will ensure a smooth and hassle-free process. If you have any luggage to store, the guesthouse also provides luggage storage facilities. This way, you can explore the city without the burden of carrying your bags, giving you the freedom to fully immerse yourself in the vibrant streets of Penang.

Indulge in Culinary Delights at The Frame Guesthouse's Restaurant

Located within The Frame Guesthouse in Penang, Malaysia, the on-site restaurant offers a delectable dining experience that will satisfy even the most discerning palates. Step into a cozy and inviting atmosphere, where the aroma of freshly prepared dishes fills the air, enticing guests to indulge in a culinary journey like no other. The restaurant at The Frame Guesthouse showcases a diverse menu that caters to a range of tastes and dietary preferences. Start your day with a hearty breakfast buffet, featuring an array of local and international dishes. For lunch and dinner, savor the flavors of Penang with authentic Malaysian cuisine, prepared using the freshest local ingredients. From fragrant curries to mouthwatering noodles, each dish is expertly crafted to deliver an explosion of flavors. Whether you're a food enthusiast or simply looking for a satisfying meal, the restaurant at The Frame Guesthouse promises an unforgettable dining experience. With its warm ambiance, attentive service, and delicious offerings, it is the perfect place to indulge in the rich culinary heritage of Penang.

Comfortable and Affordable Room Options at The Frame Guesthouse

At The Frame Guesthouse, guests can choose from a variety of comfortable and affordable room options to suit their needs. Whether you are a solo traveler or traveling with friends, there is a room type for everyone. For those who prefer a shared accommodation, there are several dormitory options available. The 1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory (Female) and 1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory (Mixed) are both spacious rooms measuring 10 square meters and feature a cozy bunk bed. If you are looking for a larger dormitory, the 1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory (Mixed) offers a generous space of 22 square meters with a comfortable bunk bed. For a more deluxe experience, the Deluxe 4-Bed Dormitory (Mixed) is a great choice, with its 14 square meters of space and a bunk bed. If you prefer a bit more privacy, The Frame Guesthouse also offers double and twin rooms. The Double Room Shared Bathroom features a comfortable queen bed and measures 11 square meters, while the Double Room with Private Bathroom offers a cozy double bed and measures 12 square meters. For those traveling with a companion, the Twin Room Shared Bathroom is a perfect option, with its 8 square meters of space and two single beds. Booking any of these room types on Agoda ensures that you will enjoy the best prices and a hassle-free experience. Agoda offers competitive rates for The Frame Guesthouse, allowing you to save money while enjoying a comfortable stay. With Agoda's user-friendly platform, you can easily browse and book your preferred room type, making the booking process quick and convenient. So why wait? Book your stay at The Frame Guesthouse on Agoda today and experience a comfortable and affordable accommodation in Penang, Malaysia.

Discover the Vibrant Charm of Georgetown

Welcome to Georgetown, a captivating neighborhood in Penang, Malaysia that effortlessly blends history, culture, and modernity. As you wander through the streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you'll be immersed in a world of vibrant colors, intricate architecture, and mouthwatering cuisine. Georgetown is renowned for its well-preserved colonial buildings, showcasing a fusion of European and Asian influences. Take a leisurely stroll along Armenian Street, where you'll find charming boutique shops, art galleries, and traditional Chinese shophouses. Marvel at the stunning street art that adorns the walls, offering a glimpse into the city's rich heritage and contemporary spirit. A food lover's paradise, Georgetown is home to a diverse culinary scene that will tantalize your taste buds. From the famous Penang street food such as Char Kway Teow and Assam Laksa to international cuisines, there is something to satisfy every palate. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the bustling night markets, where you can sample local delicacies and soak up the lively atmosphere. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a food lover, or simply seeking a vibrant atmosphere, Georgetown is a must-visit destination in Penang. Immerse yourself in the unique blend of old and new, and create unforgettable memories in this enchanting neighborhood.

Convenient Transportation Options from Penang Airport to The Frame Guesthouse

Located in the vibrant city of Georgetown, Penang, The Frame Guesthouse offers a cozy and comfortable stay for travelers seeking a blend of modern amenities and cultural immersion. To reach this charming guesthouse from Penang International Airport, you have several convenient transportation options. One of the most popular choices is to take a taxi or ride-hailing service from the airport. Upon arrival, you can easily find taxi counters at the airport where you can book a metered taxi to The Frame Guesthouse. The journey typically takes around 30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Alternatively, you can use ride-hailing apps like Grab, which offer competitive rates and a hassle-free experience. For budget-conscious travelers, public transportation is also available. From the airport, you can take the Rapid Penang bus service, which operates several routes throughout the city. Look for the bus stop located just outside the airport terminal, and take bus number 401E to reach Georgetown. The Frame Guesthouse is conveniently located within walking distance from the bus stop, making it a convenient and affordable option. Whether you prefer the convenience of a taxi or the affordability of public transportation, getting to The Frame Guesthouse from Penang Airport is a breeze. Experience the rich cultural heritage of Georgetown and enjoy a comfortable stay at this charming guesthouse, where friendly staff and a warm ambiance await you.

Discover the Rich Heritage of Penang at The Frame Guesthouse

Nestled in the heart of Penang, The Frame Guesthouse offers a prime location for exploring the city's rich heritage. Just a stone's throw away from the guesthouse, you'll find a myriad of landmarks and attractions that will transport you back in time. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Penang by visiting the nearby Pinang Peranakan Mansion. This beautifully restored museum showcases the opulent lifestyle of the Peranakan Chinese, with its intricate architecture and exquisite antiques. Take a leisurely stroll along Chew's Jetty, a historic waterfront settlement that offers picturesque views of the sea and traditional wooden houses. For history enthusiasts, a visit to Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion is a must. This iconic 19th-century mansion, known for its indigo blue exterior, is a testament to the island's colonial past. Explore the grand halls and courtyards, and marvel at the intricate details of this architectural gem. Nearby, Khoo Kongsi, a magnificent Chinese clan house, beckons with its ornate carvings and vibrant colors, providing a glimpse into the lives of the early Chinese settlers. Venture further afield to Penang Fort Cornwallis, the largest standing fort in Malaysia. Step back in time as you wander through the old cannons and fortifications, and learn about the island's colonial history. Stroll down Armenian Street, a vibrant cultural hub lined with charming cafes, art galleries, and boutique shops. Admire the colorful street art that adorns the walls, depicting Penang's diverse heritage and contemporary culture. Nature lovers will delight in a visit to Penang Botanical Gardens, a lush oasis in the heart of the city. Explore the tranquil pathways, admire the vast collection of flora, and recharge amidst the natural beauty. For a unique experience, head to the Upside Down Museum, where you can defy gravity and snap mind-bending photos in creatively designed upside-down rooms. Discover the spiritual side of Penang at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, one of the oldest and largest Buddhist temples in Malaysia. Marvel at the intricate architecture and serene atmosphere as you explore the temple grounds. End your day of exploration with a visit to the famous Street Art in George Town, where you can wander through the charming streets and discover whimsical murals that have turned the city into an open-air art gallery. With its central location and proximity to these landmark attractions, The Frame Guesthouse offers the perfect base for immersing yourself in the rich heritage and cultural tapestry of Penang.

Convenient Public Transport Stations near The Frame Guesthouse

Located in the heart of Penang, Malaysia, The Frame Guesthouse offers easy access to several public transport stations, making it a convenient choice for travelers. Just a short walk away, you will find the Komtar Bus Terminal, a major transportation hub in Penang. From here, you can catch buses to various destinations across the city and even to other parts of Malaysia. Another nearby public transport station is the Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal. Situated within close proximity to The Frame Guesthouse, this terminal provides easy access to buses that connect you to different parts of Penang. Whether you want to explore the vibrant streets of Georgetown or visit the beautiful beaches along the coast, this bus terminal offers a convenient and affordable mode of transportation. With these public transport stations in close proximity, guests staying at The Frame Guesthouse can easily navigate Penang and explore all that this vibrant city has to offer.

A Culinary Adventure Awaits

The Frame Guesthouse is surrounded by a plethora of dining options that will satisfy every palate. Indulge in the authentic flavors of Penang at Teksen Restaurant and Restoran Nasi Kandar Line Clear, where you can savor mouthwatering local dishes such as nasi kandar and char kway teow. For a taste of international cuisine, head to PINWHEEL RESTO CAFE and enjoy their diverse menu featuring dishes from around the world. If you're in the mood for Middle Eastern delights, Halab Penang is the place to go, offering a wide range of flavorful kebabs and hummus. Wheeler's is a popular choice for those craving Western favorites like burgers and steaks. For a unique dining experience, visit The Forest - Heritage, a restaurant set amidst lush greenery, serving up delicious fusion dishes. Tai Tong Restaurant is a must-visit for Chinese cuisine lovers, with its extensive menu of delectable dim sum and traditional dishes. Holy Guacamole - Love Lane is the perfect spot for Mexican food enthusiasts, serving up authentic tacos, burritos, and guacamole. Lagenda House & Cafe offers a cozy atmosphere and a menu filled with local and Western delights. Lastly, if you're in the mood for a variety of local street food, head to Sungai Pinang Food Court (Astaka Sungai Pinang) and explore the stalls offering a wide range of Malaysian delicacies.

Explore Vibrant Shopping Landmarks

Located in the heart of Penang, The Frame Guesthouse offers easy access to a plethora of shopping landmarks. Just a short stroll away, you'll find Fuan Wong, a popular boutique selling traditional Malaysian handicrafts and souvenirs. For fashion enthusiasts, Hong Giap Hang is a must-visit, offering a wide range of trendy clothing and accessories. Penang Plaza is also nearby, offering a diverse selection of shops and outlets for all your shopping needs. If you're looking for a unique shopping experience, make sure to explore Macallum Street Night Market and Lorong Kulit Flea Market, where you can find everything from vintage items to local street food. For those interested in local craftsmanship, Seang Hin Leong Rattan and Bamboo Craft is a hidden gem, offering beautifully handcrafted rattan and bamboo products. Siddhi Gifts & Crafts is another great spot to browse for unique gifts and souvenirs. Animal lovers can also pay a visit to Penang SPCA, a charity shop that sells pet-related items for a good cause. Lastly, don't miss out on Chowraster Bazaar, a bustling market where you can haggle for bargains and immerse yourself in the local shopping culture. With such a diverse range of shopping landmarks just steps away, The Frame Guesthouse is the perfect choice for avid shoppers and curious explorers.

Affordable Luxury at The Frame Guesthouse

Discover a hidden gem in the heart of Penang, Malaysia, where affordability meets luxury at The Frame Guesthouse. With an average price of just $18 per room, this charming boutique hotel offers exceptional value for money compared to the average price of a hotel room in Penang, which stands at $69. At The Frame Guesthouse, you can enjoy comfortable and stylish accommodations without breaking the bank. Each room is thoughtfully designed with modern amenities and tasteful decor, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere for guests. Whether you're a budget traveler or simply looking for a great deal, The Frame Guesthouse is the perfect choice for your stay in Penang. Not only does The Frame Guesthouse offer unbeatable prices, but it also provides excellent service and a convenient location. Situated in the heart of Penang's vibrant Georgetown district, you'll be just minutes away from popular attractions, delicious street food, and bustling markets. So why settle for an average hotel when you can experience affordable luxury at The Frame Guesthouse?

Friendly staff, clean rooms, and great location

The Frame Guesthouse in Penang, Malaysia has received rave reviews from its customers. Guests have consistently praised the friendly and helpful staff, who go out of their way to ensure a pleasant stay. The guesthouse is known for its impeccable cleanliness, with guests commenting on the spotless rooms and bathrooms. The hostel showers have been described as the best ever experienced. The beautiful architecture of the guesthouse adds to the overall charm of the place. Located in a great location, close to the port and famous gourmet restaurants, guests have found it convenient to explore nearby attractions. With its comfortable beds and generous breakfast, The Frame Guesthouse is highly recommended for a memorable stay in Penang.

A Delightful Stay at The Frame Guesthouse

Discover a hidden gem in the heart of Penang with The Frame Guesthouse. This charming guesthouse has received rave reviews from satisfied guests, making it a top choice for travelers seeking a comfortable and memorable stay. With an impressive overall rating of 8.7, The Frame Guesthouse exceeds expectations in various aspects, ensuring a delightful experience for every guest. One of the standout features of this guesthouse is its exceptional value for money, earning a remarkable rating of 8.7. Guests appreciate the affordable rates without compromising on quality. Whether you are a budget-conscious traveler or simply looking for great value, The Frame Guesthouse offers cozy and well-equipped rooms that won't break the bank. Another highlight is the guesthouse's prime location, with a stellar rating of 9.4. Situated in the heart of Penang, guests have easy access to popular attractions, vibrant markets, and delectable local cuisine. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Penang, explore the charming streets, and indulge in the mouthwatering street food, all within walking distance from The Frame Guesthouse.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.2

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

43 mentions

Breakfast

25 mentions

Internet

4 mentions

Food & Dining

2 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Malay
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Game room
  • Garden
Cleanliness and safety
  • Cashless payment service
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Elevator
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Linens
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Safety/security feature
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Continental

Location

168, Lebuh Chulia, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200
Exceptional
Location

9.4

Airports
  • Penang International Airport (PEN)
    15.2 km 24 min drive
  • Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)
    86.9 km
Public transportation
  • Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal
    630 m
  • Komtar Bus Terminal
    850 m
Hospital or clinic
  • The Pearl
    180 m
Shopping
  • Gurney Plaza
    3.8 km
Convenience store
  • 7 Eleven
    230 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    350 m 4 min drive

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Armenian Street
    220 m
  • Khoo Kongsi
    330 m
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion
    400 m
  • Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
    530 m
  • Chew's Jetty
    670 m
  • Penang Fort Cornwallis
    920 m
  • Kek Lok Si Temple
    7.3 km
  • Batu Ferringhi Beach
    11.6 km
  • Entopia
    13.9 km
  • Escape Theme Park
    13.9 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Gerakbudaya Bookshop
    50 m
  • Sri Mariamman Temple
    70 m
  • Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling
    80 m
  • Teochew Temple
    90 m
  • Han Jiang Ancestral Temple
    90 m
  • The 'Street of Harmony'
    100 m
  • Al Ameen Mart
    110 m
  • Queen Street
    130 m
  • Lam Yeong Tong Yep Temple
    140 m
  • M.O. Krishnan
    150 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
  • Effective 1 June 2014, the City Council of Penang will impose a Local Council Tax of MYR 3 per room per night for 4- and 5-star hotels and MYR 2 per room per night for 0- to 3-star hotels. The property’s star rating will be in accordance to the rating from the Local Council, and should the rating differ from the website, the Local Council rating will apply. This fee is payable directly to the hotel upon check-in and is not included in the room rate and taxes stated herein.
  • 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
  • Reception open until22:30
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of rooms 18
  • Room voltage240

Reviews of The Frame Guesthouse from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.7
Location9.4
Service8.9
Room comfort and quality8.8
Value for money8.7
Cleanliness8.6
Facilities8.2
High score for Penang
Rating
9+ Exceptional (271)
8-9 Excellent (91)
7-8 Very Good (86)
6-7 Good (20)
<6 Below Expectation (37)
Time of the year
Mar - May (119)
Jun - Aug (89)
Sep - Nov (126)
Dec - Feb (171)

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10.0
Exceptional
Farhan from Pakistan
Solo traveler
Double Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in August 2020

Exceptional”

The Frame Guesthouse is a great place to stay if you're looking for a clean, comfortable, and affordable accommodation in Penang. The staff are friendly and helpful, and Yaseen in particular went above and beyond to make sure I had a great stay. He gave me recommendations for restaurants and activities, and he was always available to answer my questions. I would definitely recommend The Frame Guesthouse to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Penang.

Reviewed May 14, 2023

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10.0
Exceptional
Abul from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Twin Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2021

So, This is My Stories About This Place..”

Okay, here's my review. For anyone intending to stay here, I will tell you a few things. Just imagine, living here feels like a village but a village house in the middle of the city. And, this village house has two floors. It’s big and the ones living here are your closest and distant relatives. Inside there is a small cafe that operates during the day. There are several bathrooms located outside the room that will be used by everyone (shared). At night, you may wake up to hear others chatting outside the room or in the next room. Sometimes you will hear the footsteps of the wooden floor deck creaking. It really feels like a village house. But, it is comfortable and cozy. It is an old building with a minimalist concept. There are several seating for chatting outside the room. There is also a reading room for those who love to read. The Wi-Fi connection is a bit fast. The service worker is also friendly. Around there are many eateries that are within walking distance. So in conclusion, if you want to feel all that in the middle of the city, can try to stay here.

Reviewed December 13, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Goutham from Malaysia
Couple
Double Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in February 2023

Simply the best”

Very strategic location. You can walk to most of the places from here. Hotel is clean , Staff were friendly and helpful . Value for money ! Will stay here again!

Reviewed April 12, 2023

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9.6
Exceptional
Leon from United Kingdom
Couple
1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in March 2023

Brilliant stay in central Georgetown”

Such an amazing building in which the hostel is situated in, the rustic design which is kept throughout the hostel is beautiful. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. The hostel is located in the middle of most attractions and street art and lots of cafes and restaurants around. Really liked the chill out areas, lots of them and comfy, also drinking water and fridge if you need to keep something cool. The owner is really friendly and very helpful to anything you require. As it is an older building it is quite loud, but earplugs are provided at check-in. Definitely recommend!

Reviewed March 12, 2023

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10.0
Exceptional
Wafa from Malaysia
Couple
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in October 2022

Great experience!”

The hostel is located at the heart of Georgetown. Me and my partner only walking around to go to the main attractions. There are a lot of nice restaurants (nasi kandar, roti canai, cendol) around the hostel area. Then we rode on rapidPenang to travel around the island. The bus is free to ride. We stayed in a dorm of 8 people, luckily our roommates were very nice. The aircond works so well. For our room, no deposits required.

Reviewed October 16, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Joshua from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in January 2023

Clean, basic, backpacker beds”

I remove 1 star because the 3rd floor noise feels like rat moving around in the floorboards. Conversations penetrate the floor.... No f---ing soundproofing in the flooring. I had the 4 bed mixed dorm. Showers and toilets are clean...occassionally the toilet gets clogged (because some dumb*** flushed toilet paper); just inform the receptionist and they will fix it. Please tell someone...dont just wait for the next person to figure it out after the fact. Liquid soap is in showers and sink area and well-stocked. No towels.

Reviewed February 02, 2023

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10.0
Exceptional
Abdul from Malaysia
Family with young children
Double Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

Exceptional”

I shared a room with my 4 year old. The hotel is clean and safe. The only downside was the distance from our room to the shared bathroom downstairs. This means I had to take my 4 year old every time I needed the bathroom. Still a great place to stay though.

Reviewed July 07, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Hannah from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in January 2023

3 night stay”

The frame is such a lovely hostel. So many communal areas and so calm. We had a great private room facing onto the road, a tad loud but was provided with ear plugs which were great. Great location. Nothing bad to say!

Reviewed January 22, 2023

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10.0
Exceptional
FADIL from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in December 2022

i love the aesthetic”

the place is cozy. very strategic as it in the heart of the town. the staffs are very friendly and accommodating to the guests. I took so many pics of the guesthouse as they are very instagrammable. lol

Reviewed January 12, 2023

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10.0
Exceptional
Cendrine from Singapore
Solo traveler
Double Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in April 2022

Dedicated staff and nice location ”

Value for money and good location. There might be a bit noisy at night due to the echo however I find it's still acceptable. Very helpful staff who helped to clear up the stuck bathroom and very friendly. There's a cafe downstairs opened till evening. So u can smell nice coffee every morning 🤤 Personally also like the wooden decorations.

Reviewed May 06, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Dollaya from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in April 2023

Exceptional”

Clean accommodation, front desk staff, very good service and location near various places. near another restaurant

Reviewed April 17, 2023

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10.0
Exceptional
Da-Hung from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Double Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in January 2023

Wonderful accomodation at Lebuh Chulia”

Nice and helpful staff, cozy atmosphere, clean environment, and convenient location.

Reviewed January 28, 2023

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9.6
Exceptional
Zuhri from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in July 2022

Exceptional”

Great location at Chulia st where all the bars are. Very clean and helpful staff. There are many places that you can chill around the hostel. Only downside is that there is no 24/7 receptionist so it's better if you reach around noon to check in. I reached at 7am and had to wait for an hour outside the hostel as the main door is locked. Only managed to get in when the cleaner came.

Reviewed July 26, 2022

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8.8
Excellent
Tracy from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Twin Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

Overall is good for solo travel/backpackers ”

Check in smoothly and the worker very good manners, only one of them talk quite quick😅 this guesthouse mean to be backpacker, shared toilet is clean and shower gel if provided. Toilet is clean and with toilet tissue. Only there’s not much knot/hook to hang my item if I didn’t ready a bag to put my clothes/item. Water heater work well. Sound prove is so so, but they did provide ear bud. Have some mosquito, so remain ur room door close when you’re out. Room is clean, air cond work well, and bed is good. No complain. Recommend to who travel alone/backpackers. Road side parking with walking distance.

Reviewed May 07, 2023

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10.0
Exceptional
Ashley from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in January 2022

One of the best option in Penang”

The place is strategically located along Chulia St with easy access to food, shops and other interesting places for tourists. Best option if you are coming with family or groups, but still works for me as a solo traveller. It’s safe and worth the price!

Reviewed January 23, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Waskitho from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in April 2023

Nice hostel”

Clean & vintage. The staff knows all the bus route.

Reviewed April 26, 2023

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10.0
Exceptional
Art from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in July 2022

Exceptional”

I absolutely loved this hostel. It was clean, the location is great and the staff was very nice. I would definitely recommend this hostel

Reviewed July 16, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Zhi from Malaysia
Group
Twin Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in December 2022

Value for money”

Love the design there. Good to know more people when you hanging around the public areas.

Reviewed March 04, 2023

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10.0
Exceptional
Karolanne from Nepal
Couple
Double Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in November 2022

Exceptional”

Private room and bathrooms/showers were super clean. Great hangout spot. Actually silence at 11pm !

Reviewed November 29, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Sasi from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in April 2023

Good ”

Very good and clean

Reviewed April 17, 2023

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