Hostels in Penang
Many travelers look for bargains. Our hostels in Penang offer such bargains. Our recommended hostels start from US $8 to around $20. The hostels we offer here are considerable cheaper then we offer on our hotels in Penang pages (though not necessarily better). However, if you travel on a tight budget, this page will help you finding cheap accommodation
If you want to stay in Batu Ferringhi, there's no place like Annie's Homestay. It's within walking distance from everything you need, ie. bus terminal, banks, post office, money changers, restaurants and shopping center.
Annie's Homestay is a homestay in a clean double storey house in the heart of Batu Ferringhi. Price includes breakfast and tea/coffee the whole day available.
There are rooms with air conditioning and attached bathroom and there are with fan and shared bathroom & toilets. Check out 12, check in after 14.00
This is our most recommended hostel in Batu Ferringhi.
The Baba Guesthouse is cheap, good located and a good place to meet other travelers. It's located very close to the beach not far from the Park Royal hotel and Batu Ferringhi Police Station. Don't expect luxury but it's a good place for the price.
Ali's Ferringhi Guest House
Build in 1965 and converted in 1975 this traditional Malay house was converted into a guesthouse. It was than and it is still family run.
Some rooms are also available with fan and common bathroom. There also is a 2 person beachfront tent option which includes a sleeping bag and use of toilet and shower facilities. And there also a 5 beds dorm is available.
This is a good and cheap basic place to stay in Batu Ferringhi
Ferringhi Inn & Cafe
Another good option is the Ferringhi Inn & Cafe which is to be found in the center of Batu Ferringhi. Buses to George Town and Teluk Bahang, bank, restaurants and of course the beach all within minutes walk (near the Lone Pine/Golden Sands hotels).
Room are clean and quite spacious with TV, free wireless internet, hot showers and free breakfast.
The café served breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s open till midnight. Personally I think the market just outside the cafe offers a better deal for your lunch and dinner than the cafe itself.
It will be hard to find a guesthouse or hostel in Penang closer to the beach then the Boomerang Lodge.
The Boomerang Lodge is a new guest house. The rooms range from a private deluxe suite with a sea view to a basic room accommodating a group of three and lastly there is a large dormitory with shared bathroom.
All rooms have air conditioning and TV’s. Late check in is welcome with check out by 10:00am.
Round the island tours, fishing, BBQ and watersports activities can be arranged too.
The Hutton Lodge is very central located just off Penang Road (Hutton Lane) in Georgetown. It is located in a beautifully restored colonial building.
I've stayed here once for a couple of days in a double with shared bathrooms.
It's an immaculate place with a strict no shoes policy upstairs.
It's not the cheapest and probably if you are on a tight budget, not the one to choose but you have privacy and quietness and it is my favorite of the hostels in Penang.
Breakfast is basic, foreigners will like it, but there's a lot better breakfast available in the area available.
Old Penang Guesthouse
The Old Penang Guesthouse is located in Penang's backpackers area. It's one of the better options, counting value for money.
Don't expect 5 star service but the rooms are clean and the staff is helpful. It's a good deal for your money.
Reggae Penang (Love Lane)
This is one of the more popular hostels in town and it's a very well priced place too. It's located in Love lane opposite of the Tibetan temple and Chulia Street with plenty of nightlife internet cafes and food stalls around. It's one of the nicer places in this area.
Baan Talay Homestay
The Baan Talay is a friendly hostel in Penang located in Tanjung Tokong (in between Batu Ferringhi and Georgetown. The Baan Talay gets thumbs up from many travelers for cleanliness and friendly atmosphere.
The location might turn some people off as you need to take the bus to reach Batu Ferringhi and Georgetown. But that said... here's what one traveler says:
"The breakfast was very delicious and the atmosphere in the garden very quiet and lovely- a nice hideaway in Penang."
The beach, a bus station and a great food court are close by, which make the Baan Talay a good location to stay at."
Tanjung Bungah Beach Hotel
Although the Tanjung Bungah Beach Hotel is not the cheapest option in Tangjung Bungah, I feel I have to mention it as it is a really good alternative for either George Town or Batu Ferringhi hotels, away from the crowds and within reach of the tourist attractions.
The hotel gets praise from many travelers: "The hotel was very comfortable, quiet and the larger rooms were perfect"
More hostels in Penang