Top Budget Hotels in Penang

Top Budget Hotels in Penang

Looking for somewhere affordable to stay in Penang? Stay at one of these top budget hotels in Penang to stretch your travel funds further.

This Malaysian state is spread across a large island and a mainland peninsula in the northwest of the country. Brimming with striking Malay, Chinese, Indian, and European influences, there are plenty of fascinating cultural and historical spots ton sink your teeth into. No doubt, Penang is famous for its food scene; and indeed, it’s one of the best places on the planet for delicious street food. If you’re craving some outdoor time in nature, Penang also boasts wildlife-rich national parks and nice beaches.

Don’t spend more than you need to when visiting Penang; save your ringgits for sampling a wealth of tasty dishes and enjoying the major sights instead! Book a stay at one of these fabulous budget hotels in Penang and make your travel funds last longer.

Armenian Suite 

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The attractive Armenian Suite is located in the historic heart of Penang’s capital of George Town. Gorgeous architecture is all around, the hotel is just a short walk from places like Penang Jetty, Fort Cornwallis, and Pinang Peranakan Mansion. You can also rent bicycles from the hotel to get out and explore the area with ease. The hotel also has paid parking, laundry services, and free Wi-Fi. There are also comfy capsule-like cubes for budget travellers, with mixed and female-only dorm rooms available! (FYI – the cubes have a sliding wooden door that can be locked.)

JV Hotel @ Bandar Tasek Mutiara 

JV Hotel @ Bandar Tasek Mutiara is located in Simpang Ampat, a small town on Penang’s mainland peninsula. Close to Penang Bridge, it’s a good budget base for people who want to stay off the island. There are plenty of local eateries close where you can enjoy traditional and flavourful dishes. Daily housekeeping ensures everything is spick and span and that the rooms are comfy and inviting. Each room is en suite and comes with a desk, wardrobe, and TV. You can access free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Some rooms do not have windows, and various rooms are available to suit various travel group requirements. 

Just Inn Carnarvon Street 

If you’re looking to save money in George Town, Just Inn Carnarvon Street could be just the hotel you are looking for. Solo travellers can check into a cheap and cheerful single room, while the double and twin rooms are great for couples and BFFs, Family rooms are available too and there are also mixed and ladies-only dorms in various sizes. All rooms share bathrooms. The cheapest private rooms have an electric fan, or you can upgrade to an affordable air-conditioned room if you’re finding it tough to beat the heat. The onsite coffee shop is great for a morning pick-me-up and you can prepare your own snacks and meals in the basic shared kitchen. Enjoy the free Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel and features like a tour desk, laundry services, and baggage storage.

BG Business Hotel

BG Business Hotel has comfortable no-frills rooms suited for solo travellers, couples and families. All rooms are soundproof and havewith a private bathroom, with man even featuring a balcony. Room amenities include air conditioning, a kettle, a desk, a TV, and free Wi-Fi. It’s a top choice for Muslim travellers—the free daily breakfast caters Halal food and the hotel has onsite prayer rooms for men and women. Other perks include free onsite parking, 24-hour reception, and room service. 

Tune Hotel George Town Penang 

Part of a global hotel chain, Tune Hotel George Town Penang offers compact, clean, and comfy rooms in Penang’s bustling capital. Landmarks like Komtar, Penang Times Square, and Prangin Mall are all also a stone’s throw away! Unwind in the bright and colourful lobby, or mingle with other guests as its sunny alfresco area.  Planning your day trips? You can book a range of tours onsite around Penang’s major sites/. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property and other handy features include luggage storage, car rental, and 24-hour reception. The en suite rooms are air-conditioned and have a laptop safe, hairdryer, and free toiletries. Do note that the most budget-friendly rooms do not have a window! 

OYO 497 EQ Ferringhi Hotel 

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OYO 497 EQ Ferringhi Hotel is a good budget option in Penang’s beach resort of Batu Ferringhi. Nearby attractions include Penang National Park, beaches, Adventure Zone amusement park, Tropical Spice Garden, and the bustling foodie favourite of Batu Ferringhi Night Market. Rooms options include deluxe double and twin rooms, superior suites (with three single beds), and family suites for four (with two double beds). All rooms have a private bathroom, TV, and free Wi-Fi. Many offer beautiful views from the large windows. Reception is staffed around the clock and you can rent cars from the hotel itself for your daytrips! 

Grand Inn Penang 

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Grand Inn Penang is in the lively George Town district.  There are many restaurants nearby and you can also order tasty meals from the room service menu. Reception is open around the clock, and the hotel has a tour desk you can plan your travels with. Its bright and airy rooms have a private bathroom, TV, and free Wi-Fi, and you can request for hairdryers and irons from reception if need be! Some twin rooms have bunk beds. There are also double rooms and family rooms that can accommodate up to four people.

With such great budget hotels in Penang, you can truly explore the city without busting your wallet. 

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Sarah W
Sarah W

Sarah W is a travelling cat-lover who enjoys exploring places that are a little bit quirky or away from headline attractions. Favourite things include delicious falafel, snuggling under a thick duvet, (badly) belting out karaoke at the top of her lungs, and, of course, her family, friends, and furry pets.


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