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The Frame Guesthouse

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Double Room with Shared Bathroom | Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Twin Room, Shared Bathroom | Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Double Room with Private Bathroom | Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Double Room with Shared Bathroom | Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of The Frame Guesthouse

The Frame Guesthouse

2-star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk
168, Lebuh Chulia, Georgetown, George Town, Penang, 10200

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKapitan Keling Mosque2 min walk
  • Popular LocationPenang City Hall9 min walk
  • Popular LocationKOMTAR16 min walk
  • AirportPenang (PEN-Penang Intl.)16 min drive

Room options

About this area

George Town

The Frame Guesthouse is located in Downtown George Town, a neighbourhood in George Town. Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi and St. George's Church are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include PKSA Penang Water Sports Centre and Penang Bird Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at City Stadium or Penang International Sports Arena.

What's nearby

  • Kapitan Keling Mosque - 2 min walk
  • Batik Painting Museum Penang - 5 min walk
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion - 7 min walk
  • Penang City Hall - 9 min walk
  • KOMTAR - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Penang Sentral - 30 min drive
  • Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.) - 16 min drive

About this property

The Frame Guesthouse

Hostel in the heart of Downtown George Town
At The Frame Guesthouse, you can look forward to a terrace, a garden and a library. In addition to dry cleaning/laundry services, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby, smoke-free property and tour/ticket information
  • Luggage storage, a 24-hour front desk and a TV in the lobby
  • Guest reviews speak well of the overall value and proximity to public transport
Room features
All guest rooms at The Frame Guesthouse offer perks, such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Free toiletries and hairdryers


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Malay

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property from 1 January 2023. 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 the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Is The Frame Guesthouse pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 7 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 20 Oct 2022 start from RMย 91.13, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at The Frame Guesthouse?

The Frame Guesthouse doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at The Frame Guesthouse?

Check-in begins at 3 PM.

What time is check-out at The Frame Guesthouse?

Checkout is at noon.

Where is The Frame Guesthouse located?

Located in Downtown George Town, this hostel is steps away from Kapitan Keling Mosque, Sri Mariamman Temple and Queen Street. Armenian Street and Batik Painting Museum Penang are also within 5 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Frame Guesthouse and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Frame Guesthouse offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Frame Guesthouse cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 11 out of 22 reviews
5 - Excellent 50%
Rating 4 - Good. 9 out of 22 reviews
4 - Good 41%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 22 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 22 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 22 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice place
The first night I was in an 8 bed mixed dorm and it was very noisy. There is a mosque nearby and I was woken up at 5:30am and 6:30am from it. I was also able it hear noise form people walking outside of the room. The next two nights, I was in a 4 bed female dorm and it was so much better. It was very quite.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveller
Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Love it ๐Ÿ˜ I do strongly recommend it for all ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good in George!
Great location. Heart of Georgetown. Easy to walk around or less than 2 mins to a bus stop in either direction. Street art, food, bars are all right there. Friendly staff and enough space to get some quiet time in one of several common areas. Has a TV area but I never watched anything so canโ€™t say much on that. Was there for 7 nights and slept great every night. The prayers can be loud, but I donโ€™t know if anywhere in the area is quiet, so buy some earplugs if you are a light sleeper.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
okay with short stay
First of all, the staffs are superb nice. Thank you so much. I stayed in dorm and there was no curtain. There is a window in the room but it cannot be opened, and the light came from the hallway through the window was bothering me when I sleep.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2018

4/5 Good

Nurul, Selangor
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Everthing is good except for the towel. Not so clean, eventhough i have requested for a second towel. Just remember to bring your own towel. Other than that, I have a pleasant stay
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Hotel staff was very nice and helpful the whole time we were there. We decided to book an extra night and they were accommodating with letting us check in early to the other room so we could leave our stuff there. The beds werenโ€™t too comfortable but the biggest issue was that the walls and floors are super thin so you can hear everything. Rooms and bathrooms were fine and clean
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

5/5 Excellent

Jeyson, Vietnam, Saigon
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great Location in the heart of George Town, easy to go to the Bus Terminal and explore all about George Town. Just walk out and then your adventure start. Lovely condition and cleanliness is great. Simplest but can't ask for more. All guest here should be pleased with the bathroom and toilet, very clean. The price is reasonable for all traveler, especially the backpacker :)
Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

4/5 Good

Verified traveller
Liked: Staff & service
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.

5/5 Excellent

Guinnevere Allen, USA
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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!