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good guesthouse in Penang

Posted by ambersaffron on 11/12/2011 at 22:27

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good guesthouse in Penang? Something centrally located and clean, for about $10-$12(USD- sorry I don't know the currency conversion). Thanks.

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Posted by chinarocks on 15/12/2011 at 16:31

We liked Hotel Mingood. Fits your bill. Check the reviews though first.

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Posted by EurasiaTraveller on 6/2/2012 at 23:15

the Mingood is a (Budget)-Hotel and not a guesthouse.
and the rate will be rather 30-35$ than just 10$.

for 10$ you will not find anything decent in my opinion. Malaysia does not have the same good-value-for-money guesthouses as has Thailand, Laos or Cambodia.

If I were you (and if traveling outide of the peak season), I would just go there and explore the options at LORONG LOVE and LEBUH CHULIA, which is the Backpacker-...... ermmmmm....... "Ghetto" of Georgetown

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Posted by savorygal on 7/2/2012 at 04:26

I was just in penang & stayed at the old penang guesthouse. It is an old colonial building & very charming, but it can be a bit loud. ( my only complaint) I didn't stay in the dorm, so can't comment but the rooms were simple & clean & the shared bathrooms were new & spotless.

rooms are about 30 USD but you can get a dorm room for 8 USD. self serve breakfast & there is free wifi too. they are very popular so you will need to book ahead.

as an aside there is a great, cheap, local warang just down the street called angel cafe. good kopi pang ( iced coffee) and noodles.

have a good time in penang, I loved it.

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Posted by MADMAC on 7/2/2012 at 21:54

30 USD? How was the overall cost of living in Penang? Did it strike you are pricey?

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Posted by savorygal on 8/2/2012 at 03:26

The overall cost of accommodation in penang (georgetown) is higher than other parts of SEA, that's true. Maybe because it's a UNESCO heritage site, but that being said, food & transport are very cheap.

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Posted by MADMAC on 8/2/2012 at 05:37

You can live with that. I'm going to go dancing there eventually.

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Posted by pinoytraveler on 15/2/2012 at 06:26

Why pay more for a bed? Try Tune Georgetown. It is a "no frill" hotel but decent enough for a night or two. You can visit their website and book online.

I stayed there with my niece during our trip to Penang and we were satisfied. The beds were soft, the linens clean, and above all the location is strategic. Will stay there again on my next trip.

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