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Old Penang Hotel (Trang Road), Penang

2-star2 stars
18-30, Jalan Trang, Penang, Penang, 10150, Malaysia

Located steps from KOMTAR
  • Free WiFi in lobby
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From 33 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • I needed a place to overnight in Penang ... I arrived around midnight for a 9 am meeting…Feb 16, 2019
  • We're backpacking around the world so we have stayed in sorts of places but this has to…May 25, 2019

Old Penang Hotel (Trang Road), Penang

from $8
  • Double Room With Attached Bathroom (DACT)
  • Double Room with Shared Bathroom (DAC)
  • Family Room with Attached Bathroom (FML)
  • Single Room Deluxe with Shared Bathroom (SR-D)
  • Single Room with Shared Bathroom (SR)

What’s around Old Penang Hotel (Trang Road), Penang


  • In Downtown George Town
  • KOMTAR - 3 min walk
  • Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi - 17 min walk
  • Camera Museum - 18 min walk
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion - 25 min walk
  • Fort Cornwallis - 29 min walk
  • Gurney Drive - 33 min walk
  • Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram - 40 min walk

Getting around

  • Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.) - 16 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 45 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

  • 24-hour front desk

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Cable TV channels

Old Penang Hotel (Trang Road), Penang’s small print

Also known as

  • Old Penang Hotel Trang Road George Town
  • Old Penang Hotel Trang Road
  • Old Penang Trang Road
  • Old Penang Hotel (Trang Road) George Town
  • Old Penang Hotel (Trang Road) Hostel/Backpacker accommodation


This property does not have elevators.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Deposit: MYR 50 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 17 reviews

Good 6.0
Location Nearby Komtar..
Location nearby Komtar. So easy to go anywhere because there is bus station. To penang hill/airport. Hotel condition is average. Old. Just to sleep then its okay.
Abd Rahinin, gb2 night trip
Fair 4.0
Disappointed hotel stay
1.) I didn't know that the room I had booked with shared bathroom. When I want to change room with bathroom, the staff told me that she did not know to change room. After she just playing with her HP, just ignored me. 2.) There is just a power point which was occupied by the TV, I went to request the socket from the staff, she just told me that she also do not have. 3.) She also gave me the wrong TV remote control, so I have to manually change the TV channels. 4.) The room is hot and dirty, there are a lots of ants and mosquito. They also do not clean the room daily basic. 5.) The horrible case is the bath room and toilet do not have any hanger and toiletries, I have to took your own one n put the clothes and toiletries on small triangle holder. May be they expect the customer go to bathroom with the naked body !
Liew, myOther trip
Very Good 8.0
Old, inexpensive,and basic place close to the main bus station (Komtar) and 15minutes by foot to the center of Georgetown’s tourist disctrict. They only accept cash payment.
th1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Good hotel, good location, bad service
My stay was from 29-30th December 2018. The hotel was comfortable and the location was really good. The only issues I’ve encountered are as below: 1) Cleanliness Room is clean but there happened to be a few worms in the bathroom. Wasn’t really an issue as I went there with my friends. May not be suitable for a family though especially if little kids are around. 2) Service This was exceptionally bad. We arrived at the hotel at 2.10pm, 10 minutes past the check in time. The receptionist told us to wait and we had to wait for a few minutes as we watched her do some administrative work. This could have been done after we were checked in as well. Next, she was very rude to us, as well as to other customers. She spoke in a very muffled voice, when I politely asked her that I couldn’t understand her, she raised her voice as if shouting at us. When other customers who haven’t booked came into the hotel and asked for room rates, she didn’t even look at them but just pointed to the flyer on the table which showed the room rates. When we have checked into the room, the air conditioning remote was not working, so I went back to the reception and told her about this. She raised her voice and told me that I didn't know how to turn on the air conditioner. I told her to show me how to do it then. She followed me into the room, tried to turn it on, then left without saying a word when she realised it wasn't working. I had to go back to the reception in order to get a new remote.
Thivaandran Nair, my1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Nice stay
It was a pleasant stay.
Norhanisah, my2 night family trip

Old Penang Hotel (Trang Road), Penang

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