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Sultan Homestay

Jl. Sisingamangaraja 66, Medan 20213, Indonesia
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Ranked #4 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Medan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Tartu, Estonia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived late at night, had a friendly welcome and checked the room. We were prepared for a cheap hostel so didn't expect much. During night we had small insects full of blood crawling in bed, but we didn't feel them bite. Yuk. Lock the door from inside! Somebody tried to enter the room middle of the night, but ran as... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This guesthouse was not my first choice when I looked up guest houses in Medan but my driver could not find the other one and dropped me off at Sultans home stay and it turned out to be a great place to stay! It is clean, cheap and the staff is very friendly!

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California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Coming from my own experience i could not stress enough that this is not a safe place to stay! Staying here over night only to wait for a flight, my friend and i - both young females stayed here figuring it was cheap and decent location. however at early hours of the morning were woken up by two local males... More 

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Naestved, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Nothing clean about this place! The shared toilets looked like they hadn't been cleaned in months! I'm night sure who the people were, but downstairs a lot of Indonesians drunk beers and we're loud until 3am, next morning most of them had crashed on the sofas in the common area. The two people behind the desk(who I'm sure about working... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My friend and I stayed at the Sultan in July 2014. We backpack on a budget, and are used to staying in cheap places. However, we should have taken the bad reviews seriously. It would be impossible to believe that the pictures you see of the Sultan were taken at any point during the last 10 years. The room was... More 

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liverpool
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

stumbled upon this homestay and being short of cash we got a bargain price for a nights stay. wifi, water, tea , coffee and bfast included it.s a great price if you can put up with cramped room and unclean facilities. staff are very helpful and have language skills. location near to mall and bus stop although main road is... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Stayed here for one night. Too mutch I think. In room there was no window and it felt like prison cell... Staff was quite young but helpful after all... Little language problems though. Shower in corridor was filty and allways occupied. Cheap but still no good value off money.

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

As it's written in the title, people are very nice there, and if you need anything they ll help you with a huge smile. Rooms are hot but clean. The location is noisy but you'll not hear anything from your room.

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Jakarta
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14 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

When i read the review about this guesthouse from Agoda, lots of traveler suggest not to stay in here. But, i gave it a try anyway.. For me, staying here will gave you the experience like 50% population of Middle-Low class worker in Indonesian. Yes, you'll feel how hot the air in the room at the big city, and can... More 

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Stayed there one night before heading off to Bukit Lawang, hence it was OK. But for a longer stay would recommend other location, as the windowless rooms are getting extremly hot and the fan is not really helping. Staff is very helpfull with finding buses and transport, etc. Location is convenient with bus stops around the corner.

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