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Old Penang Guesthouse

53 Love Lane, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i stayed in a small room upstairs. i was pleased with the quality of accommodation. the reception desk was very helpful and it was easy to relax in the foyer and chat to other guests. breakfast was simple but convenient, showers were fine. will definitely use again when next in penang. location in love lane - faultless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You really can't expect more from a simple inexpensive guest house. The rooms, common areas, and bathrooms are all clean. The showers & toilets are separate!!! Why can't all of SE asia do this! Amazing! Common area has much better wifi strength but this just encourages socialization. Very happy staying here.

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Thank Blaise S
Selangor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed with a few friends of mine (non-from Malaysia). They were skeptical at first due to the rooms not having any windows but the charm of the house prove them wrong. Most of the amenities are new, plus its strategic location really made our stay in Penang a wonderful ones. Theres several eateries nearby since it is located in the... More 

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Thank IkkiRazak
New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I have never given a hostel a bad review, but the price for this place is outrageous given the poor quality of the rooms and rude service. There are many holes/stains on the walls of the rooms, sub-par lighting, lack of outlets, and wifi rarely works. In addition, the staff were extremely unpleasant. I have stayed here more than once... More 

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OldPenang, Manager at Old Penang Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for posting a review about us on Trip Advisor. We are really sorry that you had such a poor experience with us. Customer service is a top priority for us, staff member with rude service is inexcusable. We will retrain our staff member on their behavior and customer service. For your comment on the holes/stains on the... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Stayed two nights 2nd and 3rd Dec. Friendly staffs. The Indian lady is a true Penangnite and she would be able to tell you all the great food available in Penang. Shampoos and body shower gel available foc in shower room. Toilets are clean. 1/2 min walk to the well known wan tan mee at the main road. You wont... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Really nice staff, in the middle of Georgetown. Clean rooms in an old, but beautiful building, shared bathroom always clean... Close to some really nice bars. Overall a really great place to stay when you're in Penang! Rent a bike or a scooter en explore the many beaches!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Loved this hostel. The location was great and the building had so much character. It was clean, good facilities with comfortable beds and rooms. I would definitely recommend this hostel to other travellers. We wanted to stay an extra night but they had no room so the lady at reception booked us in to their partner hostel, the 80's guesthouse... More 

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Thank Claire B
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is super clean, bathrooms get cleaned couple of times a day, dorm room is super spacious, comfy and every bed got its own lights. Breakfast is yummy and they have computers/free wifi. The owners are super friendly and I would always stay there again! :)

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Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
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36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I like this hostel, with great staff and great location. the only less thing for me is they dont have wifi in the room, only in the common area, and no electric plugs in the beds, only one for the bed lamps. They will lock the door after midnight and you just need to press the bell and the staff... More 

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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Over 100 years old building but beautiful. Everything was well maintained. Very clean public area, toilet and bath. Room was basic but that's all we needed. Wifi connection was not that strong from the room though. Basic breakfast but has some fruits!! And staffs were so kind too. The only thing bothered me was 'noise' from the aisle which was... More 

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