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Red Inn Reviews

55, Love Lane, Penang, Malaysia

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392 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 62%Cleanliness
  • 64%Facilities

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My room was tiny, smelled like black mold, and was very dirty. It also looked absolutely nothing like the pictures of the room on the website. Around the edge of the bathroom floor was a three inch strip of dirt, cobwebs, and bug excrement. There is no soundproofing, and conversations in the room below sound like someone is yelling in your ear. Management is rude, patronizing, and unresponsive to legitimate concerns. No secure place to store bags after checkout. Not as described or pictured.

  • 31st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great location, cleanliness can be improve though. Great staff you have there, highly commendable


The receptionist & staffs were friendly & approachable. OOverall I am happy with my stays at Penang, Red Inn.

  • 30th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Love to stay their common area on ground floor, hv a breakfast and hangout with fd. Very very relaxing!! We stayed in a double bed room for 2 nights. it's clean. but wifi had not been covered. ( I think that's not a big deal coz when I go out the room, I can connect it. ) Nice hostel!!


So friendly staff; centrally located


The place is not well maintained.There are many things that were not properly fixed.

  • 4th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Adjacent to Reggae Club which plays loud music over weekends but the noise is not that discernible inside the 1st sty ladies dorm, so fairly good sound insulation. Near the free city shuttle bus stops, food streets, markets, convenience stores. Being at the border of the historic district means it is within walking distance. Minus points are no free lockers outside or inside dorms, so must lock all my bags all the time. Poor weak wifi signal, connection oft. dropping or download speed v. slow

  • 8th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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