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Old Penang Guesthouse

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53 Love Lane, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This guesthouse, being in Love Lane, is walking distance to everything you want to see during a stay in Georgetown. Our room was comfortable and clean, with the bathroom just a short distance down the coridor. The breakfast was fine for what we paid. If we had wanted more than toast, we would have gone a bit more upmarket. We... More 

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Mainz, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed there for 2 nights in a double bed-shared bathroom. There is not much to say: the staff is friendly and provides maps, earplugs, hairdryer ... (btw: the house is not that badly soundproofed as everyone says. with earplugs it is fine! i even had none). the atmosphere of the hostel is really nice as it is an old colonial... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights in a double with shared bath and enjoyed our stay. Cleanliness was great, we saw the shared bathrooms being scrubbed thoroughly each day. Breakfast was toast and fruit. A/C could have been colder and we heard some mice scratching under our floor one night but don't think they were ever in the room. Staff were friendly,... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not see any rats, we stayed in a room with an outward wall and the shutters were not quite secure- a rat could have easily run in from the street. What does backpacking2015 think. there are rats everywhere. We had a great nights sleep. with no rats or worries.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in this guesthouse until this night, 2am and then left it for staying in a hotel next to the pier. There was a rat in my luggage!! Please do not enter this guesthouse and take care of your health! There was no Sorry from the stuff, just smiling about our problem. They didn't understand it cause they live... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Overall this hostel was good. The location was excellent on Love Lane close to the small amount of bars George Town has to offer. Dorm room was clean & bed was really comfy. Free breakfast in the mornings toast and jam & fresh fruit. Not the cheapest hostel in Malaysia but ok if your not on a tight budget.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I spent 2 nights here. It's very close to the street art walk and to bus stations. Tge receptionist and manager was very friendly nd helpful any time. Breakfast is for free( tea, coffe, melon nd toast). The accommodation is very clean and bathrooms are new renovated. Tgere is also a free tv nd dvd in tge ooen area. I... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is one of those places that just gets it right. It has been recently and cleverly decorated to give this budget hotel a boutique hotel feel. The staff are very helpful, the manager is lovely. She appears brusque at first, which probably comes with having to handle a constant stream of young travellers! But she goes out of her... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Perfect location and clean hostel. The dorm room is without window, but with good functioning airconditioning. Wifi fucntions good and there is a 24h reception service. Breakfast is toast served with fresh fruits.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Mostly the guesthouse was good: friendly and helpful staff, great location and very charming environment. However looking at the price, you could expect a bit better. We stayed in a double room for 25€ a night (most expensive guesthouse in our 3-month travel around southeast Asia). We didn't have a window (can be somehow depressing) and we had to share... More 

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