Old Penang Guesthouse

53, Love Lane10200GeorgetownMalaysia
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About Old Penang Guesthouse

Old Penang Guesthouse combines vintage architecture and modern amenities. It offers basic accommodations in the heart of Georgetown’s historic district.

Basic dorm-style accommodations are available in single-sex and mixed gender. They include free Wi-Fi and lockers with shared bathroom facilities. Private rooms are also available with en suites. All units have air conditioning.

Guests at Old Penang Guesthouse can relax in an inner courtyard. There is also a 24-hour reception desk with tour services, luggage storage, and bicycle rentals. Laundry facilities and a lending library are also available.

A simple breakfast is provided daily at Old Penang Guesthouse for no cost. Complimentary coffee and tea are in the lobby throughout the day.

The Pangkalan Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal is about a mile from the property. Attractions approximately three miles away include Gurney Plaza and the Penang Turf Club, while the Straits Quay is roughly five miles away. The popular Kek Lok Si Temple is six miles from the guest house.


53, Love Lane, 10200, Georgetown, Malaysia
Telephone: +6(04)2638805 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Concierge
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Surrounding area has lots of character

Travellers find this hostel to be very convenient for exploring the city. Set in a historic district, there are plenty of sites that are easily reachable on foot. Guests also report a high number of restaurants and the nearby ferry terminal as area highlights.

Good accommodation for budget travellers

This property is basic, but still covers all of a traveller’s needs. The building’s vintage character and included simple breakfasts are a bargain when comparing rates to other accommodations.

Staff are eager to help

Many reviews contain compliments for the staff at this guest house. The receptionists are very friendly and eager to provide local tips and information so people enjoy their time in Georgetown.

Negative Reviews

Lots of noise disrupts rest here

Getting a full amount of rest at this hostel can be hard, according to posted reviews. There is not much soundproofing, so it is easy to hear conversations and other sounds from fellow guests. Street noise from the bustling neighbourhood is also an issue throughout the day.

Sightings of bed bugs

Reports of bed bugs can put off people from staying here. The bug are reportedly found throughout rooms and several guests have commented how getting bitten has spoiled their stay.

Wi-Fi signal is very inconsistent

Staying connected at this facility is very frustrating guests state. The signal cuts out too much to get a lot accomplished online, especially in the private rooms.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1862 reviews across the web
8.4 /10
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    8.3 /10
8.4 out of 10 based on 1862 reviews