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Rope Walk Guesthouse

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Front of property – evening/night
Ladies Dormitory Ensuite | Bathroom | Shower, towels
Front of property
Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Rope Walk Guesthouse

Rope Walk Guesthouse

2.0 star property
Colonial hostel within easy reach of KOMTAR

8.6/10 Fabulous

16 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
76 & 78 Jalan Pintal Tali, George Town, Penang, 10100
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Locker space

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown George Town
  • KOMTAR - 9 min walk
  • Gurney Drive - 30 min walk
  • Gurney Plaza - 5 min drive
  • Penang Hill - 9 min drive
  • Queensbay Mall - 15 min drive
  • Ferringgi Beach - 32 min drive
  • ESCAPE Adventureplay - 45 min drive
  • AEON Mall Bukit Mertajam - 39 min drive

Getting around

  • Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.) - 25 min drive
  • Penang Sentral - 27 min drive


  • Kimberly Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Tai Tong Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • 高佬炒河粉 - 3 min walk
  • Koay Teow Th'ng Lorong Ngah Aboo - 2 min walk
  • Sin Guat Keong Coffee Shop 新月宫茶室 - 2 min walk

About this property

Rope Walk Guesthouse

Rope Walk Guesthouse puts you 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from KOMTAR and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Gurney Drive. This Colonial hostel is also 4.9 mi (7.8 km) from Penang Hill. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and WiFi.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese, Malay

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 20 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 8:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee shop


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1930
  • Garden
  • Lockers available


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Malay

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Shared accommodations

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: MYR 2.00 per accommodation, per night
  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property from 1 January 2023. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


<p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Rope Walk Guesthouse Hostel Penang
Rope Walk Guesthouse Hostel
Rope Walk Guesthouse Penang
Rope Walk Guesthouse
Rope Walk Guesthouse Hostel George Town
Rope Walk Guesthouse George Town
Rope Walk George Town
Rope Walk Guesthouse George Town
Rope Walk Guesthouse Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Rope Walk Guesthouse Hostel/Backpacker accommodation George Town

Frequently asked questions

Does Rope Walk Guesthouse offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Rope Walk Guesthouse does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Rope Walk Guesthouse?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Rope Walk Guesthouse?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Rope Walk Guesthouse?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Rope Walk Guesthouse.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Rope Walk Guesthouse?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Rope Walk Guesthouse and nearby?
Rope Walk Guesthouse has a garden.
What's the area around Rope Walk Guesthouse like?
Rope Walk Guesthouse is a short 9-minute walk from KOMTAR and 13 minutes' walk from Penang Times Square. Travellers recommend the hostel for its walkable location.







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Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Poor

Saik, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

On arrival thought the place was very good, easy checkin, friendly staff, decent sized room etc. Easy walk in the evening to Chullia St Hawker Stalls for a really good meal. All over the hotel there were signs about no noise after 10pm all was fine till 3am when the noise the door banging, running up & down the very old, very noisy stairwell this went on & off till 5am. We don’t expect complete quiet in a hotel at night & do realise people are on holidays but this was the worst I’d heard in many, many years of travelling, it was a shame as everything else was OK for the price. We had been discussing staying another three or four nights after our experience though we left at 7am…..we were going to speak to the manager but as no one was at reception, just dropped the key & left.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Overall a good stay
Overall stay was good, not a very social hostel for backpackers.
2-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Good location.
Good hostel. Location, air conditioner are good but the bed has bed bag. Hostel staff are so nice.
Nozomu, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Comfortable bed but to hot 😬
Akmal, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Place was noce, staff were great, helpful, thank you!
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

All good and would stay here again
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Rope Walk Guesthouse is one of the best places I've ever stayed at! It is top quality for such a good price. Everything about the space was very clean and tidy- the rooms, the bathrooms, cafe outdoor spaces, etc. The staff was so nice and attentive. I wish I knew all of their names, but I know Richard, who was so wonderful. I was constantly brought water and little candies while I was working. Everyone there and the owner is really kind and inviting. Their cafe space is so cozy and there are these little courtyard spaces outside that are peaceful. The bedroom and cafe space have air con, the wifi is great, but most of all, I really felt like the people there made me the happiest. Thank you all!
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wan Noor Fazilah, 1-night trip
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