Review: Red Inn Court, Penang

I was in Penang previously attending an event. Instead of opting to spend the night at some hotels, I choose to try out one of the backpackers place in the heart of Penang city. The place I stayed at was Red Inn Court, a boutique hostel and it is a member of the Red Inn’s hostel chains in Penang. There are actually 4 Red Inn’s in Penang, which is Red Inn Heritage, Red Inn Cabana, Red Inn Penang and also Red Inn Court. Red Inn Court is quite new as it was opened in 2011.

 red-inn-court-8the reception

Location

Red Inn Court is situated in Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling in the heart of Georgetown. I think the area is considered part of Penang’s Little India area. It is just walking distance from the other major tourist streets in the city such as the Love Lane, Muntri road and Chulia street. Among the attractions nearby are Masjid Kapitan Keling and the 200 year old Goddess of mercy temple. If you walk further, you could even reach Fort Cornwallis or enjoy some street food by the sea.

red-inn-court-10the building

Room

There are a few types of rooms here. The male dorm, female dorm, mixed dorm and even a private room. The dorms price ranges from RM28 until RM35 and private rooms costs RM88 until RM120 depending on types and season. Oh ya, the price includes breakfast. The 4 bedded male dorm size was acceptable. Room was very clean and the bed was comfy. Like most hostels, lockers are provided and there are no attached bathrooms, it’s on sharing basis.

red-inn-court-1the male dorm

red-inn-court-2the bed

Facilities

You will be given an access card upon check in and that will be the key to your room. The toilets are generally clean and nicely decorated. You have like 4 showers and 3 toilets on the 1st floor so you won’t have to worry much. There’s a common area downstairs equipped with a mini library, at 42” tv with media player, a computer and you’ll also have a free wifi all over the place.  You could also rent a bike with them to get you around the city.

red-inn-court-4the shared bathroom

red-inn-court-5shower area

red-inn-court-3a place for you to relax

Staffs

Staffs were friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Angie, one of the staffs, was cooperative in giving us recommendations and information. My girlfriend accidentally left her brooch there when we checked out and Angie helped us to search for it and kept it for us.

red-inn-court-7the bikes for rent

red-inn-court-9among the decorations

red-inn-court-6dining area

Overall

It was actually my 2nd time staying in a hostel in Malaysia. I would say I was satisfied staying at this place, mainly because it was clean and it also provide me with a great ‘Peranakan’ atmosphere. So for those who are planning a trip to Penang and on a tight budget, try check out Red Inn Court. If you plan to stay here, it only can accommodates about 20 pax at one time so make sure you book early.

 

Red Inn Court
No. 35B & 35C, Jalan Mesjid Kapitan Keling,
Georgetown‎ 10200 Penang, Malaysia.
Tel: +604 – 2611 144
Fax: +604 – 2610 943
Email: askus@redinncourt.com
Website: www.redinncourt.com

 

Location

GPS Coordinate : 5.418734,100.339129

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7 Responses so far.

  1. mas says:

    Angie (if u read my comment),

    I owe u big time for keeping my brooch!!

    Dan,
    Ala lupa nak kasi female dorm pix. Lil bit smaller than male dorm but CLEAN. and yes, bed is NICE AND COSY!!
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  2. Jeff says:

    Wow, seems like a nice place. There are many similar hostels that can be found in George Town that cater to backpackers/travellers on tight budget and this one looks like a keeper.

    • danarif says:

      yup.. i found there were lots of similar hostel but most of them are full at the time.. maybe on next trip I will try another hostel :)

  3. tsy travel says:

    penang is the best place for tourism, last year i was in malaysia but i did not have time to visit penang, next year i am planning to visit malaysia again
    hope taht time i will go to penang
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  4. malaysiabus says:

    memang old skool hotel ni. btw thanks for da info
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