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The Frame Guesthouse, Penang

2-star2 stars
168, Lebuh Chulia, Georgetown, Penang, Penang, 10200, Malaysia

Walking distance from Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
From 246 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Great location. Heart of Georgetown. Easy to walk around or less than 2 mins to a bus…Sep 18, 2019
  • First of all, the staffs are superb nice. Thank you so much. I stayed in dorm and there…Dec 18, 2018

The Frame Guesthouse, Penang

from $20
  • Double Room with Private Bathroom
  • Double Room with Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
  • Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
  • Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room

What’s around The Frame Guesthouse, Penang


  • In Downtown George Town
  • Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi - 5 min walk
  • Camera Museum - 6 min walk
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion - 7 min walk
  • Fort Cornwallis - 11 min walk
  • KOMTAR - 16 min walk
  • Gurney Drive - 31 min walk
  • Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram - 42 min walk

Getting around

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

At a glance

Key facts


  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

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

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

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

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

The Frame Guesthouse, Penang’s small print

Also known as

  • Frame Guesthouse Hostel Penang
  • The Frame Guesthouse Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • The Frame Guesthouse Hostel/Backpacker accommodation George Town
  • Frame Guesthouse Hostel
  • Frame Guesthouse Penang
  • Frame Guesthouse
  • The Frame Guesthouse Penang/George Town
  • Frame Guesthouse Hostel George Town
  • Frame Guesthouse George Town
  • The Frame George Town
  • The Frame Guesthouse George Town


This property only accepts cash for all onsite payments.

Mandatory fees

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

  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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

Very Good 8.4 From 18 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Penang home base
Look, it's not a high-end hotel, and you get what you pay for. But it's a fine place from which to explore Penang, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is a simple affair (fresh fruit, strong coffee, tea, bread for toast, kaya, fruit jam, and butter). Wash up your dishes when you're done. It's fine, but instead of filling up on this, consider checking out the tasty and cheap street food, nearby. My double room with ensuite bath smelled a bit musty and had only a window facing the inside common bathroom area, which was quite noisy (hearing people showering and brushing their teeth), but the A/C and wifi worked. The ensuite bath consisted of an in-room sink, and then the toilet and shower were in a small separate room with sliding door - the type common in Asia where the toilet gets wet when you shower. But the hot water was reliable and consistent. Two things bothered me: 1) The "private" bath had recently been used, prior to my evening check-in. The toilet was wet, and there were wet footprints on the bath mat. Not what I had expected to find upon arrival. 2) There was some type of plumbing issue, causing the toilet to gurgle/back up when others were showering or flushed elsewhere in the building. I found it stressful, but the toilet did NOT actually ever overflow during my stay. Earplugs are a must.
us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best Accommodations with Ammenties!
This is the best accommodations in Penang, Malaysia! The extra space, ammenities, big wash rooms, considerate staff, and comfortable beds with a central location to restaurants/shops/historical sites make for an excellent stay!
Guinnevere Allen, us16 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Good place to stay. Great location. Dont have anything negative to say.
as3 night trip

The Frame Guesthouse, Penang

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