Hotel Name: 75 Traveller’s Lodge
Address: 75 Jalan Muntri, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
I stayed at the 75 Traveller’s Lodge in Georgetown, Penang. This is one of those old-school guesthouses of Southeast Asia that isn’t listed on booking sites and doesn’t have a website. I walked in off the street and paid 42 MYR ($11.60 USD) for a private single room with a shared bathroom.
The guesthouse is well-run and kept in a clean and tidy condition. It looked like it had been recently painted as my room looked fresh. The private rooms have a window, sink, mirror, and ceiling fan. It’s looks basic but if you have stayed in guesthouses in Malaysia you are probably familiar with what a run-down guesthouse room looks like by comparison. This one is pretty well kept.
The shared bathroom was also clean and orderly, and is well ventilated with fresh air.
There was a decent wifi signal in my room and no breakfast is provided.
To book a room it’s best to walk in off the street in the morning as the rooms seem to fill by the afternoon. You can also try Star Lodge, which is part of the same hotel on the same street.
If you are coming from Thailand in a minivan and arrive in the late afternoon, I would book something online to ensure of a decent bed. Check out Agoda’s listing of hotels in Penang or read up on which area to stay in Penang.