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Red Inn Penang
Red Inn Penang
Red Inn Penang
Red Inn Penang
Red Inn Penang
Red Inn Penang
Red Inn Penang

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7.2

Very good

318 reviews

318 reviews

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8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Loo Pun Hong

30 m

Chulia Street

90 m

The Camera Museum

140 m

Fruit Stall

170 m

Stardust

180 m

Popular landmarks
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

330 m

Armenian Street

360 m

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

500 m

Khoo Kongsi

510 m

Chew's Jetty

880 m

Closest landmarks
Spider Web Internet

80 m

public health center

150 m

Waktu Perkhidmatan Klinik

190 m

Consulate General of the Netherlands

260 m

Sri Mariamman Temple

260 m

Red Inn Penang

55 Love Lane, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Georgetown, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Penang

Front desk [24-hour]

790 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

350 meters to Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Bicycle rental

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Laundry service

Safety deposit boxes

Wi-Fi in public areas

Car park [nearby]

Smoke-free property

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Penang every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.4
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport15.3 km

Rooms available at Red Inn Penang

1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 bunk beds
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Superior Double Bed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed
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Standard Double Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Double Bed
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
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Twin Standard
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    Room Assigned on Arrival
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Red Inn Penang?

      Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The front desk is always open, day or night.

      How do I get to Red Inn Penang?

      For those who wish to drive their own cars, Red Inn Penang has a car park that's close to the inn. Self-parking is conveniently available at the inn.

      What is the smoking policy at Red Inn Penang?

      Red Inn Penang does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

      What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Red Inn Penang?

      The closest train, metro, or bus station is Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal, 810 m away from Red Inn Penang.

      What restaurants are nearby Red Inn Penang?

      Red Inn Penang’s neighborhood is Georgetown which includes popular restaurants such as Hameediyah Restaurant, Padang Brown Food Court and Nasi Kandar Line Clear.

      What popular shopping places are close to Red Inn Penang?

      Red Inn Penang is located in Georgetown area which features shopping places such as Prangin Mall, 1st Avenue Mall and Gerakbudaya Bookshop.

      What are popular attractions near Red Inn Penang?

      Red Inn Penang is located in Georgetown area, which is famous for attractions such as Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion and Khoo Kongsi.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Red Inn Penang?

      Red Inn Penang is located within Georgetown, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Depoh Kerajaan Pulau Pinang and Bukit Olivia.

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      Property ranking|Compared to 2,531 Penang properties
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      Room comfort score
      7.3/10
      Room size
      24 sqm.
      Location score
      8.5/10
      Couples review score
      7/10
      Better than
      94
      %
      of Penang properties
      Bigger than
      90
      %
      of Penang properties
      Better than
      89
      %
      of Penang properties
      Better than
      82
      %
      of Penang properties
      Overall rating:

      7.2

      Very good
      318 reviews
      Cleanliness
      7.0
      Facilities
      6.5
      Location
      8.5
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      More about Red Inn Penang

      More about Red Inn Penang

      Red Inn Penang

      You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at Red Inn Penang, located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in Penang. The true local flavors and culture of Penang are yours with a stay at Red Inn Penang, located just 500 m from the famous Pinang Peranakan Mansion.
      Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Red Inn Penang. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Parking is provided for guests by the inn. The inn provides front desk services such as safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience.
      Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Red Inn Penang. The inn is entirely non-smoking.
      Rooms at Red Inn Penang are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the inn come with air conditioning. You can stay fresh and clean with bathrobes provided in some guest bathrooms.


      Dining and things to do

      Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Red Inn Penang has a range of activities that will meet your needs. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the shared lounge and TV area.


      Around the property

      With its convenient location, the inn offers easy access to all Penang has to offer. Your first day during your stay at Red Inn Penang should include a visit to Chew's Jetty located 870 m away. Photograph yourself in front of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion located 320 m away, which people travel great distances to see.


      Reasons to stay here

      Verified reviews for this inn's food and dining options score it better than 94% of accommodations in the city.
      Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 89% of the city's other options.
      This accommodation beats more than 93% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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      Amenities and facilities
      Good
      Facilities

      6.5

      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping

      27 mentions

      Breakfast

      15 mentions

      Internet

      4 mentions

      Food & Dining

      3 mentions

      Languages spoken

      • English
      • Filipino
      • Malay

      Internet access

      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Services and conveniences

      • Elevator
      • Laundry service
      • Safety deposit boxes
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area

      Access

      • Front desk [24-hour]
      • Pets allowed

      Getting around

      • Car park [nearby]

      Sports equipment rental

      • Bicycle rental

      Available in all rooms

      • Air conditioning
      • Free bottled water
      • LAN Internet in room [free]
      • Non-smoking
      • Wi-Fi [free]
      Location
      55 Love Lane, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200
      Excellent
      Location

      8.5

      Airports

      • Penang International Airport (PEN)
        15.3 km
      • Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)
        86.7 km

      Public transportation

      • Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal
        810 m
      • Komtar Bus Terminal
        870 m

      Hospital or clinic

      • public health center
        150 m

      Shopping

      • Gurney Plaza
        3.6 km

      Convenience store

      • 7 Eleven
        100 m

      Cash withdrawal

      • ATM
        320 m
      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks

      • Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
        330 m
      • Armenian Street
        360 m
      • Pinang Peranakan Mansion
        500 m
      • Khoo Kongsi
        510 m
      • Chew's Jetty
        880 m
      • Penang Fort Cornwallis
        900 m
      • Kek Lok Si Temple
        7.3 km
      • Batu Ferringhi Beach
        11.4 km
      • Entopia
        13.7 km
      • Escape Theme Park
        13.8 km

      Nearby landmarks

      • Loo Pun Hong
        30 m
      • Spider Web Internet
        80 m
      • Chulia Street
        90 m
      • The Camera Museum
        140 m
      • public health center
        150 m
      • Fruit Stall
        170 m
      • Stardust
        180 m
      • Waktu Perkhidmatan Klinik
        190 m
      • Ng Fook Thong Temple
        210 m
      • Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling
        220 m
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

      All children are welcome.

      Infant 0-1 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
      Children 2-8 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 9 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from14:00
      • Check-out until12:00
      • Reception open until

      The property

      • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
      • Number of floors2
      • Number of rooms 13

      Reviews of Red Inn Penang from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      7.2
      /
      10
      Cleanliness7.0
      Facilities6.5
      Location8.5
      Room comfort and quality7.3
      Service7.2
      Value for money7.4
      High score for Penang
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (38)
      8-9 Excellent (43)
      7-8 Very Good (87)
      6-7 Good (62)
      <6 Below Expectation (71)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (94)
      Jun - Aug (75)
      Sep - Nov (59)
      Dec - Feb (73)
      All guests (318)
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      8.7
      Excellent
      McKay from United States
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 4 nights in August 2011

      Cozy hotel and excellent location ”

      good location, good common area, free movies

      I really enjoyed my time at the Red Inn Guesthouse. I stayed in a 2-bed mixed dorm room. I had the dorm to myself the first night and then shared it the other nights. The Guesthouse has a nice common area where you can meet other travellers. The breakfast included was pretty good for the price: fruit, some local snacks, toast, coffee and tea. The staff was friendly and helpful. Great location in the heart of Georgetown.

      Reviewed August 18, 2011

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      9.7
      Exceptional
      Debbie from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2011

      Definitely Recommended!”

      Clean, comfy beds, good breakfast, great people.

      the hostel is clean, modern and has lovely dorms, as well as a nice communal area. the staff are really friendly and will answer any questions you have about how to get around penang, and you can also book boat trips with them and there are leaflets abotu popular sights as well. the breakfast is really nice and simple (there's bread and a toaster, eggs, fruit, sausages, fruit loaf, tea, coffee) and it feels really homely. nice air-con rooms and clean bathrooms with new showers. in a nice area close to good restaurants, an outdoor food court called the red garden (definitely go here and have an indian from tandoori- brilliant!) and it has a great atmosphere. the price is really reasonable, and it was one of the best hostels i've ever stayed in.

      Reviewed November 08, 2011

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      KA from Hong Kong SAR, China
      Couple
      Superior Double Bed
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2012

      Good location and good service”

      Many restaurant in near street

      easy to find on google map. very strong air condition so don't worry too hot. just you will feel quite dry in the room. you can rent motorcycle in front of red inn. around per day. they very helpful. even after check-out i still can leave my luggage in red inn until 9:30pm take it back. it make we don't need carry luggage in afternoon.

      Reviewed March 09, 2012

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Liew from Singapore
      Group
      Stayed 4 nights in March 2012

      Lovely hotel and great serving staff”

      Hotel room is big for 6 people stay

      I spent 4nights in red inn. The hotel is clean especialy the bathroom. Staff was friendly and willing to help us to book a taxi and the taxi provided from them is a great to give us good service upon reaching our destination. Room and bed is very nice and the bathroom was clean although it was small for a couple of them but there is a big one on level 2. With spa showering.It was great. Will recommend my friends to stay with them if they would like to go penang for their trips.

      Reviewed March 27, 2012

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      8.3
      Excellent
      feilanny from Indonesia
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Bed
      Stayed 3 nights in November 2011

      nice,clean, friendly hostel”

      clean room, nice surrouding

      me and my boyfriend visit penang for leisure and we are trying to looking for a place to stay. at the first time we thought that red inn will not be that good, we dont expect to much at first. but when we arrived at the room, both of us like the room, it is clean, neat, and the bathroom is clean and provided with water heater. nice place to stay..

      Reviewed November 11, 2011

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      7.7
      Very good
      Natchanin from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      Superior Double Bed
      Stayed 1 night in September 2011

      Cheap hostel with smile service but no sound proof”

      Cheap, clean, service-minded staff

      It is worth of money to stay at Red Inn guesthouse. The place is clean. The staff is friendly and service-minded. With this price you might not expect well treat. However, staff here is always smiles, happy to assist you even though it quite hard to find something for you. At least, they showed that they already tried it for you. However, it is tricky that when you book the room with bathroom attached. You are expecting bathroom and toilet inside your sleeping room. BUT at Red Inn, yes, you have bathroom inside, however, you still need to go out the room for toilet. Sound proof here is also not good. I can hear next doors' talking, upstairs' people walking or hallway people walking when they are goin to toilet. And it is not good for person who bring their own car. Not many parking here and also the narrow street.

      Reviewed September 12, 2011

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      7.7
      Very good
      Jyc from Malaysia
      Couple
      Standard Double Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2012

      Nice stay for backpackers”

      Good location, friendly and helpful staffs, good basic facilities

      At first, we were lost because there are so many Red Inn Hotels along Love Lane.We got a double room at the end of ground floor and we stayed there for 3 nights. The room is clean,the staffs are friendly and helpful. .There is a chair,a small,round coffee table and a small mirror on the wall.The room is small but there is still a lot of space for keeping luggage.Although it is near to the kitchen and bathrooms, but we didn't experience any unpleasant smells or noise. Even the shared bathrooms are clean and water heater is available in every bathrooms.The only one problem which is very important for considering staying at this hotel is the bad soundproofing.The wooden partition and the wooden ceiling was terrible.We could hear people walking upstairs, people talking next door,sounds of hair dryer from ceiling every night.As we are not light sleepers, so it didn't cause much problem for us. But it was really annoyed when we were talking,and at the time ready to sleep.There was water leaking from the ceiling and we were told that it was water from air-conditioner.Besides,there is only one socket in the room so we couldn't charge our phone and camera at the same time. The blanket was terrible, wool came off from the blanket and clung to clothes or other fabrics.Overall,for the price we paid,we were satisfied with the stay.

      Reviewed December 31, 2012

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      7.3
      Very good
      Ajay from Canada
      Solo traveler
      Standard Double Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 3 nights in May 2013

      excellent staff, clean comfortable bed”

      staff staff staff! excellent

      the staff were so nice! most places in penang you get treated very badly because they assume you are a young party backpacker who will leave in 24 hours. the lady was so pleasant and helpful. i have had terrible experiences with rude/short temper staff at all banana locations. the room and showers were very clean! thank you red inn! will stay here if i return to penang. good location for georgetown close to little india food!!

      Reviewed May 17, 2013

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      7.7
      Very good
      Chaney from United States
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Bed
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2011

      Kind staff, varying rooms”

      Friendly and caring staff, heritage buildings

      red inn actually has three outlets in central george town. the oldest property is a lovely, narrow heritage house with chocolate brown wood floors, but many rooms are windowless and damp. even though all the mattresses were being replaced, they were having a constant bed bug problem. so they moved us to the second property they have, just up the street, which is newer but less charming. finally, we were moved to the third building, which is the newest addition to the line-up. the third one, called red inn cabana, has bigger, newer rooms, but you'll get the noise from the adjacent red cafe (a popular night food court). every staff member we encountered was very polite and friendly, so even though it was a bit of a bother having to move between properties, we didn't mind too much.

      Reviewed September 13, 2011

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      7.7
      Very good
      Yap from Malaysia
      Group
      1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
      Stayed 1 night in April 2014

      great location”

      great location, valuable, unique building

      room no8 aircond not functioning. there's water supply problem at second floor bathrooms the room is clean enough but the pillow labelled with "RIP" which was quite horrible (although it stands for Red Inn Penang)

      Reviewed May 01, 2014

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      Bhanida from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in July 2011

      good guesthouse located in George Town”

      good location, nice staff and

      for my first time in Penang and travel alone, i satisfied this guesthouse very much. in reality i did not need and expect anything too much because i made decision to stayed in dormitory room but i can say they made me beyond expectation - nice staffs - toilet and bathroom..very clean - pillow/bed sheet..very clean - pillow and mattress..good quality guesthouse located on good location, convenience for everything such as eating,shopping,travelling and walking

      Reviewed July 27, 2011

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      7.0
      Very good
      Chin from Malaysia
      Business traveler
      Mixed Dormitory
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2014

      Suitable for Budget Backpacker”

      Cheap, Perfect Location

      If you are a budget traveler, Red Inn is one of the choice for you to get a shelter. But remember what you paid what you get, the rates is cheap and affordable for anyone, but the bed not so comfortable for me, and bad sound proof. The Inn located in the UNESCO area, which easy access to the local attraction and just cross a street you can get many nice local food. Which I think this is the Inn best selling point. But there are still a lot of same range hostel at this area which I think are more comfortable compare to Red Inn.

      Reviewed May 24, 2014

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      7.0
      Very good
      Seth from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in October 2011

      New Guest house near Upper Penang Road”

      Newly renovated

      i have booked red inn guesthouse on love lane but when i went to check in, there was no room for me. red inn staff provided me a dorm room at red inn cabana instead which also belongs to red inn group. i stayed alone in 4-bed dorm room for one night. it was quite silent inside the place but a loud noise from pubs nearby. the room is very clean and is a good place for backpacker.

      Reviewed November 05, 2011

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      8.0
      Excellent
      LIANG from China
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

      Quiet”

      Quiet

      I have stayed in Red Inn once before. But this time is not as good as before. The room is quiet, but we found a mice in our room (2nd floor). It is unbelieveable. The staff are changed. Anyway, i wont stay there next time.

      Reviewed April 28, 2014

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      5.7
      Nicole from United States
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Bed
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2012

      Beautiful old building but no insulation (loud)”

      Good location, friendly staff, beautiful building, clean rooms, Thai visa service

      my husband and i spent three nights here while we were applying for visas to thailand. the location of this guesthouse was great. we could walk to most sites in georgetown from here easily. there's also good hawker food and some small bars very close. the staff at red inn was wonderful and they were very helpful in assisting with our visas and getting us booked on a minibus to our next location. also, the building is an old shophouse and i thought it was really beautiful. the rooms are basic but clean and a good deal for the price. we stayed in a private room with a bathroom but there are also dorm rooms available. our one big problem with this guesthouse was how loud it was. because the building is so old there's no insulation in the walls so you can hear every footstep, cough, door closing, shower running, toilet flushing etc. whether it is 2am and people are coming home from bars or 6am and getting up to take showers. my husband is a light sleeper and could barely fit in 3 or 4 hours of sleep each night. this really put a damper on our time in georgetown.

      Reviewed February 27, 2012

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      6.3
      Good
      SONYAWIT from Thailand
      Couple
      Standard Double Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2014

      A bit run down but great location”

      Location, location, location

      I stayed in the double (apparently the only room with a double bed I was told) on the ground floor and it was a windowless room that needed a bit of TLC to make it nice. Was probably a nice room in the past but needs refurbishment, just a coat of paint would do the trick. I stayed in Old Penang next door a couple of years ago and remember popping in to check Red Inn out and it looked much nicer then. AC worked fine, the bed was comfy, the room a little cramped but ok. The communual bathrooms also could do with some upkeep but everything worked fine. The staff are friendly, especially Jemson (with the afro) who does the breakfast. Wifi was not usable in the room so we had to hang out in the communual area for our internet needs.

      Reviewed February 06, 2014

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      8.7
      Excellent
      Ma from Philippines
      Group
      1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

      Excellent backpacker style”

      clean friendly staffs proximity to tourist attraction

      This is so far an excellent backpacker location in Penang. Room is clean and the staffs are friendly. If ever I go back to Penang, I will surely book here again. I can't complain, it's value for the money.

      Reviewed July 20, 2014

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      6.7
      Good
      Jonathan from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2011

      Small, basic hostel.”

      got a sister hostel which is far better and you can hang out in.

      Do yourself a favour, and stay the the Red Inn no.15 on the same street. I went in this one first, and was told i'm at 55...Sadly this one is not as good. The one at 15 is a great hostel, one of the best i've stayed in. Large open plan, very modern and airy. Big TV with plenty of seating, nice free good coffee and tea..lot nice to hang around in, better internet aswell. I tried to get a transfer, but wouldn't let me.. so i simply spent my time at 15, apart from sleeping. No.55 is ok at best, but lot smaller, and not as nice, no atmosphere,poor net, basic brekie, ok showers you share wiht a toilet. But 15 beats it hands down in everyway... My score is based on my stay at red inn no.55. but lot higher for no.15

      Reviewed November 09, 2011

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      9.7
      Exceptional
      Mintra from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

      Good location and nice place!!”

      Clean and cheap, the guesthouse is located in central tourist attraction that you can walk to each place.

      The staffs are nice and stand by until late night. I stayed in 6 beds dormitory with shared bathroom which were clean. The guesthouse has a unique style of building that you can feel and enjoy Penang heritage city. The location is very easy to go and surrounding with tasty food.

      Reviewed March 18, 2014

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      7.0
      Very good
      Jennifer from United States
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in January 2012

      Lively place with decent rooms”

      Price is good, and location is not bad

      beds are nice although room is small but expected for the price paid. atmosphere is nice, and walking distance to food and bus stop. breakfast doesn't start til 8:30am so if you book a day trip like i did then you will not get the free breakfast. there's another red inn on the same street that looks much nice but prices must be higher.

      Reviewed January 29, 2012

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