The best affordable hotels in Penang offer incredibly affordable accommodation options for travellers looking to keep a close watch on their purse strings, but do not skimp on quality guestrooms, outstanding services, and well-maintained onsite facilities. Catering to almost every budget and style, most of these accommodation options are also well-placed for sightseeing, particularly for guests eager to explore Penang Island's unique street art streets and hawker offerings.
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Penang offers plenty historical landmarks and century-old temples standing side by side with urban architecture and towering shopping centres, as well as fine-dining restaurants with ubiquitous hawker food stalls. If you are travelling to Penang on a tight budget, then check out our list of the most popular Penang budget hotels, all of which are handpicked for offering spacious and comfortable bedrooms, as well as a whole host of onsite amenities and facilities for a fraction of the price you’d pay for five-star hotel.
- Traditional English Afternoon Tea at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel
- City Half-Day Tour
- EZhopper Sightseeing Bus Pass
- Georgetown by Night Tour
- Island Half-Day Tour
- Private Penang Hill & Temple
- Heritage Trishaw Tour
- Private Penang Hill & High Tea at David Brown's Restaurant
- Botanic Gardens & Tropical Spice Garden Tour
- Penang Hill & Kek Lok Si Temple Tour
Tune Hotel Georgetown PenangPenang
Tune Hotel Downtown Penang is another fresh and comfortable mid-range member flying under the popular Tune Hotel banner.The three-star hotel is set along Jalan Burma, putting quite a few local landmarks within walking distance: shopping enthusiasts will be glad to know that KOMTAR, Pranging Mall, 1st Avenue Mall and Penang Times Square are less than one km away.Meanwhile, those looking to soak up the surf should make a 30-minute pilgrimage to Batu Ferringhi (11km away) to visit its silver white sand beaches.On the food and beverage side, the hotel has no onsite restaurants (though there is a 7-11 convenience store) which means guests will have to venture out if theyre hungry - we recommend the New Lane Hawker Centre 800m away, or a five-minute drive to the popular Gurney Drive. Read More...
Ink Hotel offers great budget accommodation in Penang, Malaysia.The hotel is well positioned in the capital of Georgetown, with easy access to most of the culinary and sightseeing highlights of the town, and within only a 23-minute transfer from the airport.Photo enthusiasts and nature fans will enjoy the Butterfly Farm, the Pinang Peranakan Museum and Tropical Spice Garden, all within a short drive from the hotel.Some of the largest and most unique shopping malls in Penang such as the Prangin Mall, the First Avenue Mall and the Penang Times Square, are all within 20 minutes from the hotel. Read More...
Armenian St Heritage Hotel is a three-star newcomer located along Lebuh Carnavon Street that surprises from the get-go.Its unassuming exterior facade belies its classy, polished interior: flying under the Tune Hotels brand, colonial charm is conveyed with minimal fuss but to maximum effect courtesy of polished wooden floors, gilded art frames with local artwork and plenty of woodwork.Its 92 air-conditioned rooms come with simple amenities such as a choice of a queen-sized bed or a pair of singles and an attached bathroom with rainforest shower facilities.In-room amenities for each unit include a luggage rack, working desk, flat screen TV with cable programming, hair dryer, electronic safety deposit box and free Wi-Fi. Read More...
Glow by Zinc Hotel Penang is a quirky, fun and funky hotel that definitely deserves more than its awarded three-stars.Plenty of boutique flair makes this a great choice for young urban travellers who are not willing to compromise on their high expectations on hotel standards but also not keen on shelling out big bucks for a place to sleep.Flying under the same banner-head as the Bon Ton Group, the trendy, boutique hotel is set along Jalan Macalister in central Georgetown.Nearby points of interest include KOMTAR, New Lane Hawker Centre and several malls such as Penang Times Square, 1st Avenue and Prangin Mall. Read More...
Hotel Sentral Seaview Penang, located at Tanjung Tokong Beach, offers guests a cosy accommodation with spectacular views of the sea.It is a 10minutes drive from Georgetown City and 19 km from Penang International Airport.The hotel offers easy access to the citys must see destinations such as Gurney Drive and Straits Quay.The cosy rooms at Hotel Sentral Seaview Penang come with hardwood flooring and floor to ceiling windows that offer plenty of natural light and a seaside view.Rooms are fitted with airconditioning, TV with satellite channels, complimentary WiFi, personal safe, mini refrigerator, and an en suite bathroom with hot shower facilities. Read More...
R Studios HotelPenang
69 Boutique Hotel Penang is a newcomer to Penangs hotel landscape located along Jalan Kampung Jawa Baru, about 750m away from Georgetown landmarks such as KOMTAR, Penang Times Square and 1st Avenue Mall.This boutique, budget-friendly option is designed with comfort and luxury in mind - its interior design is modern, with a colour palette of black, white, lavender and slate grey.When it comes to bedding down, guests of 69 Boutique Hotel Penangs 18 air-conditioned guestrooms can expect feather pillows and quality bedding topping each units king-sized bed or pair of single beds.Featuring a spread of rooms - from the Standard Room to the Executive Suite - in-room amenities remain the same across the board, with WiFi, an IDD phone, flat screen TV with cable programming and a private attached bathroom. Read More...
Hotel Royal PenangPenang
Hotel Royal Penang is a four-star property located adjacent to the Penang Plaza shopping mall along Jalan Larut, with a sky bridge on the first floor of the hotel that connects it to the mall, making it a great option for retail enthusiasts.Located just 20 minutes away from the Penang International Airport, other nearby points of interest include Gurney Drive, KOMTAR and Fort Cornwallis.The business-class Hotel Royal Penang is best known for its variety of function spaces - there is a ballroom that can accommodate up to 250 people and four meeting rooms, as well as a business centre with secretarial services. Read More...