Travelling to Malaysia? Read all updated requirements before you book.
Old Penang Guesthouse
Old Penang Guesthouse
Old Penang Guesthouse
Old Penang Guesthouse
Old Penang Guesthouse
Old Penang Guesthouse
Old Penang Guesthouse

Removed from saved list

8.2

Excellent

252 reviews

252 reviews

Housekeeping15
Breakfast7
24-hour front desk1
See map

9

Exceptional

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

Sri Mariamman Temple

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.

Show more

Highlights

Located in heart of Penang

800 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

340 meters to Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
See all amenities
Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Restaurants

Laundry service

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Penang every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
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
...
  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 double bed
Enter dates to see prices
Twin Room Shared Bathroom
...
  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
Enter dates to see prices
Triple Private Room
...
  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
Enter dates to see prices
Double Room Shared Bathroom
...
  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
Enter dates to see prices
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
...
  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 bunk bed
Enter dates to see prices
Single Room Shared Bathroom
...
  • No Windows view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
Enter dates to see prices
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
...
  • No Windows view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
Enter dates to see prices
Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
...
  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • 3 bathrooms
Enter dates to see prices
Triple Room
...
  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
Enter dates to see prices
Double Room
...
  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
Enter dates to see prices

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Old Penang Guesthouse?

Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

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 request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Old Penang Guesthouse?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Old Penang Guesthouse has a car park right on site for maximum convenience.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Old Penang Guesthouse?

Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 810 m away from Old Penang Guesthouse.

What restaurants are nearby Old Penang Guesthouse?

Old Penang Guesthouse is located in Georgetown, famous for good restaurants such as Coffee 45, East Xiamen Delicacies and Jeeves.

What popular shopping places are close to Old Penang Guesthouse?

Located in the Georgetown area, Old Penang Guesthouse is close to great shopping choices like Prangin Mall, 1st Avenue Mall and Gerakbudaya Bookshop.

What are popular attractions near Old Penang Guesthouse?

Guests at Old Penang Guesthouse can easily visit Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion and Khoo Kongsi located in the Georgetown area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Old Penang Guesthouse?

Old Penang Guesthouse is located in the Georgetown area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Depoh Kerajaan Pulau Pinang and Bukit Olivia.

Show more questions
See map

Explore the neighborhood

What people love about Old Penang Guesthouse

  • 8

    Very good

    "Night life around the hotel is awesome"

    Ali

    |

    December 25, 2020

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Clean and reasonable price"

    Ali

    |

    August 28, 2020

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Cleanliness

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

    Gregory

    |

    March 9, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 2,318 Penang properties
See all rankings
Location score
9/10
Service score
8.5/10
Value for money score
8.1/10
Room size
14 sqm.
Better than
94
%
of Penang properties
Better than
90
%
of Penang properties
Better than
87
%
of Penang properties
Bigger than
86
%
of Penang properties
Overall rating:

8.2

Excellent
252 reviews
Cleanliness
7.9
Facilities
7.4
Location
9.0
Read all reviews >
What travelers say they love:
Guesthouse hosts maintain this in good quality and very frie...
PINGHSIEN from Taiwan
Couple
More about Old Penang Guesthouse

More about Old Penang Guesthouse

Old Penang Guesthouse

You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at Old Penang Guesthouse, located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in Penang. The true local flavors and culture of Penang are yours with a stay at Old Penang Guesthouse, located just 490 m from the famous Pinang Peranakan Mansion.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at Old Penang Guesthouse. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Parking is provided for guests by the hotel. The hotel provides front desk services such as luggage storage for guests' convenience.
The hotel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at Old Penang Guesthouse.
Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with linen service and air conditioning. You can stay fresh and clean with towels provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel.
Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at Old Penang Guesthouse. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the library and shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Venture outside Old Penang Guesthouse and explore Penang during your stay. Your first day during your stay at Old Penang Guesthouse should include a visit to Chew's Jetty located 870 m away. Photograph yourself in front of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion located 320 m away, which people travel great distances to see.


Reasons to stay here

Verified reviews for this hotel's food and dining options score it better than 88% of accommodations in the city.
Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 94% of the city's other options.
This hotel's staff and services score higher than 90% of accommodations in the city.

Show more
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

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • 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
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Car park [on-site]

Available in all rooms

  • A/C
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Linens
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Towels
  • Wi-Fi
Location
53 Love lane, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200
Exceptional
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 vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for 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 6 or more rooms, special policies 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
/
10
Cleanliness7.9
Facilities7.4
Location9.0
Service8.5
Value for money8.1
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)
Time of the year
Mar - May (25)
Jun - Aug (30)
Sep - Nov (28)
Dec - Feb (44)
All guests (252)
All room types
All languages

Show reviews that mention 

Showing 127 verified guest comments
12345
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

See room deals

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

See room deals

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

See room deals

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

See room deals

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

See room deals

9.6
Exceptional
Ahmad from Malaysia
Group
Twin Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Good place to stay for a short trip!”

Breakfast was good, they serve bread for you to toast or eat it with a few types of spread plus free flow of coffee or tea for breakfast. Water dispenser also there for you to refill, just don't forget to bring your own bottle. Just some tips, kindly ask for room at the back side of the guesthouse if you want some good sleep because there are many bar that play loud music in front of the guesthouse. If you don't mind loud and noisy environment to sleep you can choose the front side. Please be advised parking for car can be a bit troublesome if you return late to the guesthouse, you cannot simply park at the area in front of the bar because they will add more table/seat at the parking spot. But they have paid parking lot beside the guesthouse if you don't mind to pay ;)

Reviewed January 09, 2019

See room deals

8.8
Excellent
Cassandra from Australia
Solo traveler
Single Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

Central location in Georgetown. Comfortable and Clean Guesthouse”

I stayed in single bed room with shared bathroom and have no complaints. The guesthouse is in a central location and easy to access restaurants and attractions in Georgetown. The room was basic, but clean and comfortable. Breakfast is toast and fruit, but there is a kitchen that can be used if you wish to purchase and make your own. Staff are friendly and accommodating.

Reviewed January 11, 2018

See room deals

10.0
Exceptional
Dale from United States
Couple
Double Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 5 nights in August 2018

Great location, lot of character”

The guesthouse is ideally located in Georgetown, close to lots of great street food. The place was clean, and we had the room at the back which was reasonably quiet. There are bars nearby which frequently have live music

Reviewed August 15, 2018

See room deals

8.8
Excellent
Filipe from Portugal
Solo traveler
Single Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in March 2017

Excellent”

Great location, in the heart of Old Penang right beside Chulia Street, good food around, bus stop near by, nice and helpful staff if you need anything. Simple but good breakfast. If I return to Penang this is one of the spots to check for rooms.

Reviewed April 07, 2017

See room deals

10.0
Exceptional
Katie from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

Excellent little spot ”

Beautiful huge old building set in the heart of Georgetown. Lots of space and cool in the rooms. The owners were very helpful when I made a booking error and I could use their phone. Free breakfast and tea/coffee. Free shower wash and decent showers. The wifi was glitchy but that's Malaysia for you.

Reviewed March 13, 2017

See room deals

9.6
Exceptional
PINGHSIEN from Taiwan
Couple
Double Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Signature old house in love lane.”

This is an over 100 years old house. Guesthouse hosts maintain this in good quality and very friendly. Since always open main door and located in old block, so some mosquitoes flys in room or public area.

Reviewed January 02, 2019

See room deals

8.8
Excellent
nikki from Thailand
Couple
Twin Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

Great backpackers location”

This guesthouse is great for getting around georgetown, the breakfast is just toast & some cut fruit. The bathrooms are really clean, the bed is comfortable. Would definitely recommend staying here

Reviewed March 15, 2018

See room deals

8.0
Excellent
Eduardo from Colombia
Solo traveler
Double Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

Not the best, but convenient”

This guesthouse is quite simple, the location is the part that stands out the most, less than 100mts away from all of the bars and restaurants of Georgetown, very convenient if that's your vibe. Breakfast is basic, but it will be enough to start your day, I think the A/Cs of all of the private rooms and dorms work very well

Reviewed June 10, 2019

See room deals

10.0
Exceptional
Maxime from France
Couple
Double Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

Exceptional”

Nice guesthouse, very similar to the 80's guesthouse, which is actually owned by the same people. It is a bit cheaper but also a bit less cozy than the 80's. The room and common area were very clean though and the staff also very friendly. I recommend it

Reviewed February 04, 2018

See room deals

9.2
Exceptional
Chantal from Canada
Couple
Double Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 5 nights in February 2017

Didn't want to leave!”

Loved our stay here. Double room was lovely and comfortable with a spacious bathroom and high ceilings. Place has a lot of character which suits Penang. Amazing location to bars, Chinatown and little India. Only complaint was that wifi was very on and off.

Reviewed March 16, 2017

See room deals

8.0
Excellent
Ornwara from Thailand
Solo traveler
Twin Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016

Decent guesthouse in strategic location :)”

The location is the best, in the center of Georgetown. So convenient to go to everywhere and there is 7-11 closeby as well. The building give you the bostalgia feling and the staffs treat you friendly, which make you feel like you are visiting a relative's house instead! I like it. However, since the building is old, they have wooden floor. When other tourists walk passby, the floor shake and it becomes a bit noisy. Another thing is that it can be noisy in the evening because the shops closeby are mostly bar that open songs until late at night. But overall, a nice place worth staying!

Reviewed August 03, 2016

See room deals

8.0
Excellent
victoria from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Twin Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

Nice hostel - not family friendly”

We - myself, my husband and our 4 year old -stayed two nights at this hotel. We checked in very late on the first night. This hotel is on a party street. Our room was at the front and we may as well have had our bed on the pavement! We moved to the back in the second night and slept a lot better. The beds had soft spring mattresses which we were really happy about - unfortunately one bed was broken so the bed sank right down in the middle. The breakfast is simply toast and jam - and tea and coffee available throughout the day at no charge. This is nice but not really “breakfast”. We had the same thing at a hotel in KL but they offered it only as a courtesy rather than offering bed and breakfast. The hostel was fairly stylish if a bit tired. I would have loved it as a twenty something backpacker. As a family we felt a little out of place and my son simply stepping heavily in the stairs and running in the hallway - as four year olds do - drew many remarks from the staff. The communal bathrooms were clean and stocked with soap. The location is great. I would recommend this place if you want to be totally in the thick of things and sleep isn’t super important to you!! I would not recommend for a family.

Reviewed June 23, 2018

See room deals

9.2
Exceptional
Thomas from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016

Perfect”

Perfect place to stay at in Penang. Stylish hostel, with nice and clean bedrooms, and good offer for breakfast (included) and free coffee, tea and water. Shared bathrooms are not a problem as they are very clean and actually very nice. Definitely recommend it!

Reviewed July 17, 2016

See room deals

9.6
Exceptional
Gal from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Lovely Place”

Really appreciated my stay here. Great people, good location, they always kept everything very clean and were very helpful. Was a very safe and welcoming atmosphere, not too loud either, was quiet and peaceful. Will come back here next time i am in Penang!

Reviewed September 08, 2018

See room deals

8.8
Excellent
Kyung from South Korea
Solo traveler
Twin Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

Calm and Peaceful ”

Close to Georgetown! Easy to travel around Penang from this Accommodation!

Reviewed January 17, 2017

See room deals

12345
This is a popular property. Don't miss out!

Back to search results

Back to room choices

|

Dismiss