We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 182 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Lively central location

I stayed at hostel in Queen St and it was close to everything. Food choices were unlimited and walking distance of everything.

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Prapti B

Similar Things to Do in George Town

Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 110: English reviews
Marseille, France
Level Contributor
196 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This short street is home to little India and there are various Indian restaurants and shops to browse. Worth a walk past but not really much to see.

Helpful?
Thank M V
Penang Island, Malaysia
Level Contributor
121 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many streets in Georgetown's World Heritage area. Queen street exemplifies a variety of services and commerce which are still provided to residents as well as visitors. It is definitely worthwhile for the discerning traveller.

Helpful?
Thank smdoctoroff
Mono , Ontario
Level Contributor
207 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Enjoyed seeing this area. Lots of shopping, restaurants and attractions. Very old historical buildings which cannot be torn down even if they are vacated. A must see.

Helpful?
Thank Farmgirl_likestravel
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I stayed at hostel in Queen St and it was close to everything. Food choices were unlimited and walking distance of everything.

Helpful?
Thank Prapti B
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The food is great. Lots of shopping can be done but you need to be good at bargaining to get value for money. Welcoming people. The best way to explore is by walking the street only. I was also able to spot certain cycle rickshaws as well for two or four people that are available on rent. Though the prices... More 

Helpful?
Thank NSehgal
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

shall come to visit if u haven came before this is the best place in penang must go list and there is so much small stall to enjoy the food

Helpful?
Thank Miko T
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

There is an interesting temple down this road with many shops and eateries. Nothing special but a nice walk

Helpful?
Thank shell813
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
1,033 reviews
882 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 582 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Walking is the best option for solo travelers like me since renting a 6-person pedicab is not practical. I took the FREE bus and got off here to explore its attractions: shops, restaurants, street vendors selling cheap Indian foods and sweets, beauty parlors, tattoo parlors, etc. Felt like I was in India, not in Penang, Malaysia! I enjoyed the Indian... More 

Helpful?
Thank LolaGo1
bangkok
Level Contributor
241 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Queen St King St and the surrounding area are the noisy bustling heart of Little India. Fascinating area full of colour and the sounds of Bollywood. Best to visit here when you're hungry.

Helpful?
Thank BKK111
Alor Setar, Malaysia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Beautiful are for historic visit. Many people will be buying groceries and having famous " nasi kandar" here. Its a must visit place for everyone coming to Penang.

Helpful?
Thank mbbszaman

Travellers who viewed Queen Street also viewed

George Town, Penang Island
George Town, Penang Island
 
George Town, Penang Island
George Town, Penang Island
 

Been to Queen Street? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Queen Street staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?