Old Penang GuestHouse
Lonely Planet review
This hotel is probably the only budget heritage hotel in town that feels as if its been put through a laundry machine. Particularly a boutique-ish laundry machine. Hardwood floors, white walls, high ceilings and splashes of red paint add a hip solid-coloured vibe to this hostel, otherwise set in a restored pre-WWII house that could easily serve as set piece in a Maugham or Theroux short story. Air-con rooms cost RM50.
Services & facilities
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Tours/travel desk
- Air conditioning
- Bicycle parking
- Breakfast included
- Cable tv
- Common room
- Free internet access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Internet access
- Linen included
- Outdoor terrace
Old Penang Guesthouse is a heritage guesthouse that combines the charm of Penang's yesteryears with modern amenities. Conveniently located in the heart of Georgetown, a UNESCO world heritage site, the guesthouse is a stone's throw from Penang's major historical landmarks and tourist attractions. Old Penang Guesthouse offers amazing value for travelers who seeking for comfortable and unforgettable heritage stay on budget.
Old Penang Guesthouse is a beautifully restored pre-war building in the historic city of Penang, Malaysia. The building is believed to have been constructed more than 80 years ago. It is especially important as an example of a very early shophouse prototype. From the original mosaic-tiled flooring, intricate artwork, inner courtyard and to wooden shuttered windows, every aspect echoes the history of the region.
As a respect of its original design and history, we have retained much of the building's old world charm during the conversion. The design integrates old with new, modern with historic, ensuring that the total experience is one that is authentic, honouring the past while bringing every modern convenience to bear.
All our rooms are air-conditioned, spacious, clean and thoughtfully furnished with modern day amenities. The room is fitted with authentic antique lamps, mirror and decorated with picture by renowned local artist.
The ground floor is a spacious lounge area with central courtyards which sunlight is come into. Most of the guesthouse utilize the floor area by maximizing the number of rooms, however we keep the ground floor with inner courtyards as space for guests to relax and interact. Moreover, it is also one of the way to retain its original design and purpose. You can watch movie, surf internet, drive into book or enjoy tea break here.
Old Penang Guesthouse features include:
-Free Towels, Linens and Duvets
-Free Coffee and Tea, all day
-Free Powerful Hot Water Shower
-Free WiFi and Internet access
-Free Lockers for Dormitory (Bring your own lock pad)
-Free Maps and Tourism information
-Free Satellite LCD TV and films
-Free CD/DVD Burning Facilities
-No curfew, 24-hour reception
-Near 7-Eleven store
Check In time: 2.00pm
Check Out time: 12.00pm
*Please take note that we are a backpacker's hostel. Our place might not be suitable for those who is not used to backpacking experience. Most of the facilities in the guesthouse are on a sharing basis. Our place also not suitable for travelers below 12 years old and above 65 years old as we do not provide child care and elderly care facilities in the guesthouse.