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Customer Travel Tips for Penang

81% Avg. city rating Rated by 304 customers

Activities / excursions 81%

Restaurants / eating out 92%

Shopping 72%

Chilling out / relaxing 80%

Getting around / public transport 82%

Sightseeing 83%

Culture 88%

Nightlife / partying 68%

Value for money 85%

Customer Travel Tips for Penang

Read a selection of great customer tips provided by HostelBookers customers like you

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


22 Aug 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Fähre nach George Town nehmen

Liked: Kulturstätte und Street Art

Disliked: Stau

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


27 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: If you like Indian food go to capitan/kapitan (something like that)

Liked: It has a long history of multiculturalism

Disliked: Not many things to do besides eating in the historical center, some graffiti are labeled as attractions (lonely planet app) so that brings the numbers up but still

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


09 Jun 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Go for it !

Liked: Culture and religious sites

Disliked: No

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


11 May 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Events / festivals Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: just go, figure it out for yourself

Liked: the history, culture, food of Georgetown and also the unspoilt nature of the western coastline

Disliked: Like all over asian, people who walk into you

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


28 Mar 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Shopping Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: good

Liked: good

Disliked: good

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


25 Jan 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Penang hill may be a let down.

Liked: Art city.

Disliked: Nothing as such.

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


23 Jan 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Ubud

Liked: Art street, food

Disliked: Nothing

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


30 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Go to Penang Hill

Liked: Penang Hill, cheap food, red garden market

Disliked: Dirty, not much to see

49% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
49% Avg. rating


26 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Penang hill at sunset/nighttime.

Liked: Tourist information centre.

Disliked: Crowed, loud, stinky, bus takes ages, no pedestrians walkways when needed.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


28 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Definitely hire a motorbike if you can handle it. This way it will be much easier to get around town. There is a small chinese food court opposite to the famous biscuit shop. Over there noodle soup tastes good and it was cheap even for hawker food.

Liked: The city atmosphere, old building, contemporary street arts and foods :)

Disliked: the hookers during night time could look a little dangerous.

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


26 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Use local buses and check out monkey island (beach) beautiful

Liked: George Town excellent place to stay

Disliked: No

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
91% Avg. rating


18 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Go to the Hong Kong tea garden for your evening food.

Liked: The food at the hawkers.

Disliked: Nope.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
87% Avg. rating


01 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Bus will not give change!!

Liked: Food

Disliked: Bus stop . so funny no number.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


25 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Take a few days to fully appreciate the place

Liked: Food. Houses

Disliked: Nothing

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
69% Avg. rating


22 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Relaxation / spa Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Great amazing food. And visit Georgetown

Liked: Monkey beach and lighthouse mountain

Disliked: Beaches weren't the best--muddy water

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
62% Avg. rating


01 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Find lodging 4-5 blocks from the coast, better value for money.

Liked: The food

Disliked: It's not really a walkable city

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


27 May 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Stay in Batu Ferenghi

Liked: The national park

Disliked: No

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


19 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: stay at hotel at noon

Liked: food culture

Disliked: hot weather

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


12 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Appreciate it for what it is, and not how it compares to whatever part of South East Asia you just came from. Take time to walk around and talk to people. Pick up the food map, the heritage map, etc.

Liked: The diverse food and people, the culture, the architecture; George Town is still a living, breathing city, with an authentic new and old world feel, despite being a tourist attraction.

Disliked: A little hot, and getting around by bus takes ages.

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
67% Avg. rating


02 May 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Customer Travel Tip: Taste the Indian food.

Liked: Indian food, fresh coconut, teh tarik!

Disliked: Sometimes the weather gets tooooo hot.

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81% Avg. city rating Rated by 304 customers

Activities / excursions 81%

Restaurants / eating out 92%

Shopping 72%

Chilling out / relaxing 80%

Getting around / public transport 82%

Sightseeing 83%

Culture 88%

Nightlife / partying 68%

Value for money 85%

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