If you enjoy feasting on delicious halal food in Penang or visiting the famous Instagrammable spots, you know a road trip to Penang is a must-do. Spending a few nights in Malaysia's street food capital is affordable too, thanks to the myriad budget accommodations. Whether you're planning a family holiday or a fun road trip with your friends, scroll down our list to find the best budget hotels in Penang!
Disclaimer: All nightly rates are based on a search in July 2020 (for 2 adults) for booking periods between September and October 2020. Prices are subject to changes especially during peak travel periods and over weekends. We recommend that you do a search before booking.
1. Brown HotelCredit: Brown Hotel on Facebook
Starting off our list is Brown Hotel, a stylish but affordable hotel in Penang. Just a short drive from Komtar, there are four types of rooms available for guests, ranging from a Standard Single room for solo travellers to a Family Room that can fit up to 3 people. Each snazzy room comes with comfortable beds, a large flat-screen TV as well as a coffee and tea making facility.Credit: Brown Hotel on Facebook
Rate: Starts at RM80 per night on Agoda
Address: 86, Jalan Perak, 10150 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Contact: +604 295 9499
2. Sweet Cili Boutique HotelCredit: Sweet Cili Hotel on Facebook
If you're looking for a budget hotel in Penang, Sweet Cili Boutique Hotel should definitely be on your radar. Bright and cosy, this 8-bedroom boutique residence was originally a row of pre-war shophouses, and that means you get to truly immerse in the heritage side of Georgetown when spending the night here. There are three types of rooms available, from the Standard Room that's perfect for two to the Loft that can accommodate up to 4 guests.Credit: Sweet Cili Hotel on Facebook
Rate: Starts at RM86 per night on Agoda
Address: 6, Gat Lebuh Melayu, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Contact: +604 261 6995
3. Travelodge GeorgetownCredit: Travelodge Georgetown on Facebook
If you're seeking for a cosy budget hotel in Georgetown, Penang, let it be Travelodge Georgetown! Enliven with hints of bright yellow, there are four types of rooms and each comes with a city view. Besides having a comfortable bed to welcome you after a long day, the rooms are also equipped with a mini fridge, ensuite bathroom, cable TV, and work desk. This hotel is also within walking distance from Nasi Kandar Pelita, and that means nasi kandar for dinner is guaranteed in your itinerary.Credit: Travelodge Georgetown on Facebook
Rate: Starts at RM105 per night on Agoda
Address: 101, Jalan Macalister, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Contact: +6012 256 0084
4. The Southern Boutique HotelCredit: The Southern Boutique Hotel on Facebook
The Southern Boutique Hotel is another budget hotel in Penang that you should check out next. Affordably priced for budget travellers, each room is decorated with contemporary touches and modern amenities. Couples can stay comfortable in the Superior Deluxe Room whereas families will find the Family Room perfect for four people.
Rate: Starts at RM125 per night on Agoda
Address: 108, Muntri St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang
Contact: +604 262 0770
5. Flamingo Hotel by the BeachCredit: Flamingo Hotel by the Beach Penang on Facebook
Spending the night at Flamingo Hotel by the Beach Penang is pretty affordable, and its location in Tanjung Bungah means you'll have the scenic sea view right outside your window. Honeymooners can choose the Deluxe Room that comes with a sea or hill view. If you're arriving with your family or a group of friends, you can stay at a two or three-bedroom suite that has a separate dining area, ensuite bathroom and private balcony.
Rate: Starts at RM133 per night on Agoda
Address: Jalan Tanjung Bungah, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang
Contact: +604 892 7111
6. Areca Hotel PenangCredit: Areca Hotel Penang on Facebook
Named after the Penang palm tree (also known as Areca-nut palm), Areca Hotel Penang is your next option if you're looking for a budget hotel in Penang. Decked out in heritage and cultural themes, the hotel has four types of rooms available and we definitely set our sights on the elegant Garden Room and the spacious Family Suite for our next stay.Credit: Areca Hotel Penang on Facebook
Rate: Starts at RM146 per night on Agoda
Address: 5, Jalan Khoo Sian Ewe, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Contact: +604 261 0050
If you're looking for the best budget hotels in Penang, we hope you've found the perfect accommodation for your next trip to Penang. To make the most of your visit, continue on with our recommended reads below!