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Rainbow Guest House Penang
Rainbow Guest House Penang
Rainbow Guest House Penang
Rainbow Guest House Penang
Rainbow Guest House Penang
Rainbow Guest House Penang
Rainbow Guest House Penang

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5.7

Review score

159 reviews

159 reviews

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6.6

Good

Location rating score

Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Pasaraya Ramani (RS SUPERSTORE SDN BHD)

10 m

Chinatown

50 m

Tamilarasii Mini Market

80 m

Mohamed Meera Sahib

100 m

Wonderfood Museum Penang

120 m

Popular landmarks
Khoo Kongsi

450 m

Armenian Street

470 m

Chew's Jetty

590 m

Penang Fort Cornwallis

740 m

Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

760 m

Closest landmarks
Green River

100 m

OCBC Bank

120 m

RHB Bank @ Georgetown

120 m

Consulate of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

160 m

M.O. Krishnan

160 m

Rainbow Guest House Penang

27-1 Lebuh Chulia, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200 - See map

Strategically situated in Georgetown, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

Highlights

Located in heart of Penang

Check-in/out [private]

Airport transfer

420 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Facilities

Check-in/out [private]

Smoke-free property

Cashless payment service

Non-smoking rooms

English

Malay

Chinese [Mandarin]

This property is in high demand!

24 travelers have booked today.

Value for money5.9
Distance to city center0.5KM
Location rating6.6
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport15.3 km

Rooms available at Rainbow Guest House Penang

Standard Queen Room
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
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Standard Queen Room - Non-Smoking
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Rainbow Guest House Penang?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 01:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

    What is the smoking policy at Rainbow Guest House Penang?

    Rainbow Guest House Penang does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

    What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Rainbow Guest House Penang?

    The closest train, metro, or bus station to Rainbow Guest House Penang is Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal, 390 m away.

    What restaurants are nearby Rainbow Guest House Penang?

    Restaurants including Hameediyah Restaurant, Padang Brown Food Court and Nasi Kandar Line Clear are popular in Rainbow Guest House Penang’s neighborhood which is known as Georgetown.

    What popular shopping places are close to Rainbow Guest House Penang?

    Shopping options in Rainbow Guest House Penang’s Georgetown neighborhood include Prangin Mall, 1st Avenue Mall and Penang Amazing World Studios.

    What are popular attractions near Rainbow Guest House Penang?

    Rainbow Guest House Penang’s location in the Georgetown neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion and Khoo Kongsi.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Rainbow Guest House Penang?

    Rainbow Guest House Penang’s nearby natural sights include Depoh Kerajaan Pulau Pinang and Bukit Olivia located in the same Georgetown area.

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    What people love about Rainbow Guest House Penang

    • 10

      Exceptional

      "Will stay again"

      Asnanti

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      September 9, 2022

    • 9.6

      Exceptional

      "Nice guesthouse ."

      Clarissa

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      September 5, 2022

    • 8

      Very good
      Location

      "Good place, cheap & great location."

      Abdullah

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      July 30, 2022

    Property ranking|Compared to 2,531 Penang properties
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    Cheapest price score
    Room size
    4 sqm.
    Couples review score
    5.6/10
    Location score
    6.6/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Penang properties
    Bigger than
    83
    %
    of Penang properties
    Better than
    78
    %
    of Penang properties
    Better than
    77
    %
    of Penang properties
    Overall rating:

    5.7

    Review score
    159 reviews
    Cleanliness
    5.5
    Facilities
    5.0
    Location
    6.6
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    More about Rainbow Guest House Penang

    More about Rainbow Guest House Penang

    Rainbow Guest House Penang

    You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at Rainbow Guest House Penang, located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in Penang. The true local flavors and culture of Penang are yours with a stay at Rainbow Guest House Penang, located just 110 m from the famous Pinang Peranakan Mansion.
    The superior services and facilities offered at Rainbow Guest House Penang will make for a memorable stay. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. The hotel is entirely non-smoking.
    Guests are guaranteed a comfortable stay while at Rainbow Guest House Penang. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning. You can stay fresh and clean with towels provided in some guest bathrooms.


    Around the property

    While in Penang, take some time to venture outside of Rainbow Guest House Penang. Your first day during your stay at Rainbow Guest House Penang should include a visit to Chew's Jetty located 590 m away. Photograph yourself in front of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion located 750 m away, which people travel great distances to see.


    Reasons to stay here

    Spend less here on rooms than you would at 99% of other accommodations in the city.
    Verified reviews for this hotel's food and dining options score it better than 89% of accommodations in the city.
    This accommodation beats more than 89% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Review score
    Facilities

    5

    Most talked about facilities

    Internet

    3 mentions

    Housekeeping

    3 mentions

    Food & Dining

    1 mention

    Breakfast

    1 mention

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Chinese [Mandarin]
    • Malay

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    Services and conveniences

    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Elevator
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area

    Access

    • Check-in/out [private]
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Cashless payment service
    Location
    27-1 Lebuh Chulia, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200
    Good
    Location

    6.6

    Airports

    • Penang International Airport (PEN)
      15.3 km 25 min drive
    • Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)
      86.9 km

    Public transportation

    • Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal
      400 m
    • Komtar Bus Terminal
      1.1 km

    Hospital or clinic

    • Green River
      100 m

    Shopping

    • Gurney Plaza
      4.1 km

    Convenience store

    • 7 Eleven
      350 m

    Cash withdrawal

    • ATM
      160 m
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Pinang Peranakan Mansion
      120 m
    • Khoo Kongsi
      450 m
    • Armenian Street
      470 m
    • Chew's Jetty
      590 m
    • Penang Fort Cornwallis
      740 m
    • Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
      760 m
    • Kek Lok Si Temple
      7.7 km
    • Batu Ferringhi Beach
      11.8 km
    • Entopia
      14.2 km
    • Escape Theme Park
      14.3 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • Pasaraya Ramani (RS SUPERSTORE SDN BHD)
      10 m
    • Chinatown
      50 m
    • Tamilarasii Mini Market
      80 m
    • Green River
      100 m
    • Mohamed Meera Sahib
      100 m
    • Wonderfood Museum Penang
      120 m
    • OCBC Bank
      120 m
    • RHB Bank @ Georgetown
      120 m
    • Pinang Peranakan Mansion
      120 m
    • Alpha Utara Gallery
      150 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Infant 0-1 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
    Children 2-12 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • The property does not accept cash payment, payments should only be made via Bank Transfer for Paid at Hotel bookings. Please contact the property for more information.
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-in until23:59
    • Check-out from12:00
    • Check-out until13:00
    • Reception open until00:00

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer fee60 MYR
    • Distance from city center0.5KM
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)45

    The property

    • Number of floors4
    • Number of rooms 18

    Parking

    • Daily parking fee0 MYR

    Reviews of Rainbow Guest House Penang from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    5.7
    /
    10
    Review score
    Cleanliness5.5
    Facilities5.0
    Location6.6
    Service5.6
    Value for money5.9
    High score for Penang
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (17)
    8-9 Excellent (5)
    7-8 Very Good (7)
    6-7 Good (3)
    <6 Below Expectation (37)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (3)
    Jun - Aug (37)
    Sep - Nov (23)
    Dec - Feb (6)
    All guests (159)
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    8.0
    Excellent
    Ben from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

    Location and price is perfect for backpackers”

    Location is in Little India and food is everywhere. The hostel provides free towel, toiletries and has a pantry with oven and pot for free use coz they do not have free breakfast. The only downside is their squeaky beds but the rest is nice. Just prepare an ear plug to muffle the noise.

    Reviewed August 13, 2019

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    7.2
    Very good
    Dortiala from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2022

    Change the hostel name ”

    I walked for 1 hour to find the building. Not Sunny side but now rainbow hostel. Please change it so not confuse the guest.

    Reviewed June 22, 2022

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    3.6
    Rein from Malaysia
    Couple
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2022

    Don't go”

    Since it was a Malaysian holiday, we had no choice but to book this hotel. We had to go in at the Rainbow guesthouse and an unmotivated employee gave us our key. We got a room with a window, which seemed nice since electricity stopped sometimes and we wouldn't have any light otherwise. However, there were 3 AC units right outside our window making lots of noise at night and keeping us awake. So did the traffic in the busy street. Furthermore, the sheets were stained, there was hair on the floor and there was only a bed in the room. Nothing to lay your stuff on.

    Reviewed June 07, 2022

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    4.0
    Izwan from Malaysia
    Couple
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Not to clean as picture. ”

    The price too high than the room.

    Reviewed January 01, 2019

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    3.2
    TAN from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2022

    Best to avoid”

    Lack of hospitality. Booking not found after paying for it. No reason provided by the property owner as well.

    Reviewed July 10, 2022

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    3.2
    mouaz from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2022

    Rooms smelly”

    Rooms has bad smell sheets and pillow are old toilet smelly

    Reviewed July 16, 2022

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    2.0
    mohamad from Malaysia
    Couple
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2022

    Bad Attitude staff ”

    I cannot tolerate when staff work as receptionist rude with customer !! talk with customer no eye contact and not really friendly .. regardless how small the hotel is but the basic customer service and how to deal with customer is a must to have !! please deal with that chinese lady staff morning shift and i am expecting a good damn explaination from the staff asap

    Reviewed July 08, 2022

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    2.4
    Nageswary from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2022

    sunny hotel”

    the most importent is need private toilet to every room.especiay famiy room

    Reviewed June 16, 2022

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    2.4
    Yours from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2022

    Seek alternative ”

    Stinks of cigarettes, no soap in bathroom, no windows. Gross walls. Seek alternative

    Reviewed July 15, 2022

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    2.0
    Eugene from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2022

    Acceptable”

    - Bad Receptionist Service (Female) - Room's Bed Damaged,Cant sleep At all - room dark - Check out immediately when seeing the room . Hope the owner would make the maintenance more better

    Reviewed June 10, 2022

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Bea from Philippines
    Couple
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2018

    Exceptional”

    My first night at the hostel was spent alone and in a mixed dorm. I didn't have much of a good experience there because the other people there were inconsiderate and noisy well beyond 12am. Because of that, I wanted to switch to a private room with my boyfriend (who arrived the second night). The staff was so accommodating and understandable and made the switch to the private room easy for me and my boyfriend. The staff were very helpful and kind. Despite my rough first night, my whole experience in Sunny Side was amazing. I highly recommend...their private rooms ;)

    Reviewed March 05, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Vy from Vietnam
    Group
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017

    A really nice place to stay”

    They've got 3 clean and hot water equipped shared bathrooms, so you don't need to worry about queue. It took us just 5 minutes from the hostel to Penang street art. There have been so many convience stores like & Eleven just right next door. The owner is very hospitable, friendly and helpful. My friend lost his phone on Uber, and she had tried her best to help us take back the phone even it was at midnight.

    Reviewed April 30, 2017

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    7.6
    Very good
    Noorhhisham from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

    Good for short stay”

    Not the best hotel but cheapest I can find around Georgetown. The best are near ferry terminal, plenty of good food stall around and nearby attractions. Bad reasons to stay after 9pm there no sign of hotel staffs, stay at your own risk, is best to stay in private room. Seriously need to upgrade their furnishings, and their rooms are really compact.

    Reviewed July 03, 2018

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Mohamed from Spain
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

    good for 1 or 2 nights”

    overall a good hostel for its price. pros: price, location,curtains for privacy. cons: beds make lots of noise, wifi didnt work in the room( very bad :( )

    Reviewed February 08, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Lisa from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

    Exceptional”

    Very difficult to find. The name of the place is Milky Coat and then underneath, which appears like an afterthought and in smaller signage it reads ‘and Sunnyside Enterprises’. Taxi drivers can’t find it either as the frontage of the place is set further aback. Female only dorms are non existent but the owners still advertise there is one which caused me a little bit of inconvenience. Other than this it’s a very clean and friendly place and fairly quiet. I’d recommend it but know this..all dorms are mixed.

    Reviewed February 22, 2018

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Freya from Germany
    Couple
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 4 nights in June 2018

    Good option to stay”

    We had a double room for a few nights. Great location in the heart of Little India with abundance of places to eat and visit around. Walking distance to many interesting sites. Very helpful staff and clean shared bathrooms. Basic accommodation but good.

    Reviewed July 26, 2018

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Chin from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018

    Excellent”

    The room is equipped with air conditioner and good wifi connection. Not all beds have the private curtain. The drawback is the bed makes very loud squeaky noise when you make any movement.

    Reviewed July 13, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Palwinder from Malaysia
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

    Vry good service n good nature staff ”

    I did enjoy next time I will also go there n book again this hotel 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

    Reviewed September 03, 2018

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Nor from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Economy Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

    good location as the public transport are easily accessable. ”

    Clean and safe place for budget traveler. Easy to find eatery place at anytime. Good location as the public transport are easily accessable

    Reviewed September 27, 2018

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Michael from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in May 2017

    Good staff, clean room. ”

    Stayed one night before moving on. Great stay overall, good ac with clean shared bathroom. Helpful staff.

    Reviewed June 06, 2017

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