Looking for an affordable place to stay on your getaway to Penang? Travelling on a budget doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort and location. Keeping that in mind, here’s a list of budget hotels in Penang that will give you the best value for your money.


1. GLOW Penang

Double Room, GLOW Penang

Double Room, GLOW Penang (Photo Credit: glowhotels.com)

From RM157 per night

GLOW Hotel is strategically located on Macalister Road in George Town within walking distance of several eating spots, shopping, and cultural areas. Designed for both business and leisure travellers, this modern hotel provides convenience and comfort at an affordable price. GLOW prides themselves on five standard elements at their hotels: comfortable bedding, free Wi-Fi in all guest rooms, gym access, a great shower, and self-service breakfast.

Address: 101 Jalan Macalister, George Town, 10400 Penang, Malaysia

Tel: +604-226 0084

E-mail: rsvn.penang@glowhotels.com


2. Tune Hotel Georgetown Penang

Double Room, Tune Hotel Georgetown Penang

Double Room, Tune Hotel (Photo Credit: booking.com)

From RM77 per night

Stay nearby to Penang attractions like KOMTAR (700m), Kek Lok Si Temple (8km), and Batu Ferringhi (11km) at Tune Hotel George Town. Shopaholics will love this hotel as it’s also less than 1km away from KOMTAR, Penang Times Square, 1st Avenue Mall, and Pranging Mall! With a 7-Eleven convenience store on the 1st Floor, this hotel is more convenient than ever.

Address: 100 Burmah Road, 10050 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Tel: +604-2275 807

E-mail: enquiry@tunehotels.com


3. Hotel Sentral Seaview

Family Suite, Hotel Sentral Seaview

Family Suite, Hotel Sentral Seaview (Photo Credit: hotelsentralseaviewpenang.com.my)

From RM152 per night

If you’re looking for a beachfront hotel on a budget, Hotel Sentral Seaview Penang is a great choice. This 3-star hotel is overlooking Tanjung Tokong Beach – travellers get to enjoy the fresh sea breeze and an amazing sea view. Besides that, guests can also enjoy easy access to popular tourist spots like Gurney Drive, George Town city, and Gurney Paragon Shopping Mall.

Address: No.555, Jalan CM Hashim Tanjung Tokong, 11200 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Tel: +604-890 9300

E-mail: hssvres1@hsm.my


4.  Cititel Penang

Standard Twin, Cititel Penang

Standard Twin, Cititel Penang (Photo Credit: agoda.com)

From RM165 per night

One of the more luxurious budget hotels, Cititel Penang is located at the heart of George Town, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. With many eateries like hawker stalls, cafes, coffee shops, and pubs within walking of the hotel, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to dining! On top of that, there are also three in-house restaurants you can indulge in. Easily explore the cultural and historical sites such as Penang’s famed street art located in close proximity to Cititel Penang.

Address: 66, Jalan Penang, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Tel: +604 291 1188


5. U Hotel Penang

Luna Twin, U Hotel

Luna Twin, U Hotel (Photo Credit: uhotelpenang.com)

From RM156 per night

U Hotel Penang is a contemporary hotel that offers comfortable and chic rooms for those on a budget. Located in Bayan Lepas, it’s only a short 15-minute drive to Penang International Airport and Queensbay Mall, the largest shopping centre in Penang. This hotel is suitable for travellers who prefer a cosier and more homey atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of George Town.

Address: 676 Jalan Sungai Dua, Bayan Lepas, 11700 Pulau Pinang

Tel: +604-6581000 / +604-6581000

E-mail: bookus@uhotelpenang.com


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