Love Lane Inn Penang Picture

Love Lane Inn Penang is my picture of the week. This backpacker guesthouse in Georgetown is one of the popular ones as it is located along the famous road named 'Love Lane' or 'Lorong Love'. Most of the budget travelers who come to the island will prefer to stay at guest houses around the Unesco World Heritage Site of the island. There are numerous places to choose from and some of them have catchy names too. Just so you know, the word Rumah Tumpangan is Malay for Guest House as you will be seeing a lot of these signs.

These budget hotels are usually housed in the old pre-war buildings which are connected to each other. They are also about two storeys tall and rooms here are relatively small but clean. With that, the prices are cheap compared to the normal hotels. Backpacker hostels are also found throughout Penang namely in the city and also in Batu Feringgi. While competition is very stiff here, many of these places offer extra services (no, not that one) in terms of Visa Runs, Packages to Thailand, WiFi, Budget Tours and even Laundry Services.

The most famous area for guesthouses would be around Chulia Street in Penang. This road is very well known among the backpackers and travelers who are headed or coming from Thailand. There are cheap bars, internet cafes, book shops, motorbike and bicycle rentals plus many other services located along this famous street. There are also a number of well known eateries here mostly known by locals. Well, if you have plans to visit the island which is also known as the Pearl of the Orient, make sure you make a stop over at Love Lane in Penang.