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Guest Houses in Penang
Guest houses/hostels in Penang
Penang has a wide range of very affordable accommodation that is generally referred to as either ‘guest houses’ or ‘hostels.’ This can take the form of anything from a hut on the beach to a comfortable room in a private home that has been partitioned in to guest accommodation. A dormitory bed in Penang costs a minimum of 2 Euros per night. Guest rooms in Penang can cost anything from 5 Euros for a very basic room, to 22 Euros for a hotel style room with air-conditioning and bed and breakfast included. Most guest houses will offer you a choice of a shared or private garden, and air-conditioning. One of the major advantages of staying at a guest house in Penang is that many of them offer much closer access to the most popular tourist locations. Backpacker hostels in Penang cost around 4 to 7.5 Euros for a single room. Prices for guest houses in Penang depend on whether you’re in the holiday season. Prices rise steeply from December to January.
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Hotels in Penang
Hotels in Penang
For such a small island, there is an impressive array of hotels in Penang. Penang hotels range from 2-star to 5-star hotels, and beach resorts. Boutique hotels in Penang are becoming more common. A night at a 4-star hotel in Penang typically costs less than 45 Euros for two people. Average hotel prices are about 30 Euros per night. Obviously, prices depend on the star rating of the hotel and its location. Budget accommodation that is under 14 Euros per night may well be very basic and you may not have your own bathroom. Mid-range hotels in Penang costing around 14 – 44 Euros might offer more luxuries such as a swimming pool. Most of Penang’s hotels are located on the island but there is also a good selection on the mainland strip of Penang, or Seberang Perai as it is known to locals. There are two main locations to choose from - stay in the city within close proximity to the UNESCO heritage site of George Town, the state capital of Penang or in the beautiful Penang countryside near the beaches and hills. A government tax of 5% is levied on to all hotel rooms. It’s also worth remembering that there can be a service charge of 10% in the more luxurious hotels. Interestingly, hotels in Penang frequently quote comparable prices for both double and single rooms, so it can be much cheaper to travel with a companion. Apart from the major holiday times, discounts are often on offer at hotels, so it’s always wise to enquire if there are any current deals.
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Self Catering Accommodation in Penang
Self Catering accommodation in Penang
Perhaps because it’s a long haul destination for most Western travellers, most holiday makers visiting Penang and Penang Island choose to stay in hotels, guest houses or hostels. However, there is in fact lots of self-catering accommodation in Penang. There are plenty of villas, apartments and townhouses to choose from in the region. A three bedroom villa in the Batu Ferringhi area usually costs around 220 to 550 Euros per week and many will include swimming pools and air conditioning. Most holiday villas in Penang are located around either the more popular coastal resorts such as Batu Ferringhi and Tanjung Tokong or in or near the historic capital of Penang, George Town. There’s more than enough self-catering accommodation in Penang to satisfy all budgets, from basic living to the more luxurious options for the more discerning traveller.
For the best rates on self catering accommodation in Penang, view our Penang accommodation links. We aim to provide all Ok Alpha readers with any special offers and last minute discounts listed on the net.