Popular for its spicy street food, colonial architecture, art street graffiti, and for being a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Malaysian island of Penang is slowly gaining popularity not only among backpackers but also with nomads and remote workers who want to live and explore beyond KL. George Town has a relaxed island vibe yet is still a developed city with plenty to offer. Looking for beaches? Go to Langkawi.

Penang is one of the best cities to live and work in Malaysia for remote workers and digital nomads. Check out our selection of great hotels and hostels. If this is your first time looking for accommodation in the city, we recommend you book a room for a short term rental while exploring the area and finding the perfect apartment. Prices shown may be different based on room type, availability, season and discounts. Click on “Book a Room” to get the best rate with our partnerย Agoda.

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Areca Hotel
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Areca Hotel offers families and travellers the opportunity to experience the rich history and vibrant culture that George Town and Penang has to offer. Elegant, warmly decorated rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus safes, minibars, and tea and coffeemaking facilities.ย 

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