04 March 2015

Red Inn Court (Penang)

Where to stay in Penang?
I traveled with Yuni on a budget trip to Georgetown, Penang. It was my first trip with her and to Penang too. We made our reservation at Red Inn Court as their room rate fitted our budget. The hostel is conveniently located in Georgetown, along Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling.
How to get there?
Address: 35B & 35C Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, Georgetown 10200 Penang, Malaysia
Take Rapid Bus 401 at the bus stop just outside the airport. Bus fare costs RM 2.70 per person.

Alight at the bus stop opposite Jetty and walk about 10 minutes to the hostel. If you miss the bus stop to alight, the bus makes a roundabout and eventually ends up at the Jetty Terminal.

We were greeted by friendly staff when we reached the hostel. Our room was located on 2nd floor and we weren't allowed to wear our shoes to our room, thus we had to leave our shoes at the 1st floor.
Stairs were a bit narrow and steep when we walked up to our room.
We booked the room with Queen size bed and bathroom en suite.
Otherwise, you'd have to use the common bathroom.
Unfortunately, the TV was not in working condition due to some technical issue.
 Do remember to bring your own shower items (Shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, etc)
Computer was available at 1st floor for checking my emails.
One plus point about this hostel is that the bus stops nearby (right outside the church) has shuttle buses that travel to 2 different destinations (towards Jetty Terminal and towards Komtar) which I find it very accessible for us. When we asked the whereabouts of some attraction places, the staff provided us the information and shared about the free shuttle bus service. Thanks to the staff, we then knew that we could actually take the free shuttle bus to some places conveniently!

The hostel also provided us with free refill of water.
You can also purchase can drinks at 1st level.
 Breakfast was provided to us at no additional cost.
You'll get to choose from bread and jam, nasi lemak, fruits, etc. There's free flow of coffee and tea.
 Early birds like us, got to eat the nasi lemak (while stock last).

Where else have I been in Penang?

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