Penang is one of the major tourist destinations in Malaysia as the island offers a wide range of attractions ranging from seaside beaches, resorts, night life, hills and particularly food. Hence one would find that there are many tourists who come to Penang on an everyday basis. Most backpackers would head out to Chulia Street, Muntri Street and Love Lane where many budget accommodations are found. This area in Georgetown is also commonly known as the backpacker’s street where it is located very close by to the main centres of the state capital. However, one could also head out to Batu Feringghi which typically is the coastal line of the island where there are many lodges, cabins and homestay choices.

In the city center along Jalan Macalister, you could stay at the YMCA which is internationally known to offer budget accommodation for those who travel light and simple. The De Garden Hotel is located in Lorong Cempa where there are 123 air-conditioned rooms that start from RM125.

For those who would like to enjoy the more heritage style of living in Georgetown, the Penang Old House at No.12, Jalan Phuah HinLeong is an ideal choice as it is developed on a heritage guest house concept. The Hotel Mingood in Argvil Road provides rooms that start from RM85 per night while one can also stay at the Old Budget Hotel with rooms starting from RM70. Other budget accommodation here include the 75 Travellers’ Lodge, the 100 Cintra Street, the Broadway Budget Hotel, Cathay Hotel as well as Goodhope Inn which is located along Gurney Drive.