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Old Penang Guesthouse

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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is great, the location is just perfect in the central, and the people are friendly and they like to help you. The dormroom is basic but has a airco. The breakfast is good. Also the building looks verry cool from the inside.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This place is great. What really impressed me was the managers here. They were friendly, approachable, helpful and warm. They always made time to talk to us, discussing anything from the building, to local attractions and transport options. I enjoyed the complimentary breakfast and found the room entirely satisfactory. The only issue I encountered was noisy people in the next... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Part hostel part hotel. We had an air con room with bathroom. Room was clean, bed comfortable. Downside was the room was quite dark and there was no soundproofing - you could hear conversations in the next room. Breakfast is very basic. But the location is very central, lady at the front desk is friendly and helpful and it is... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Pleasant stay in lovely heritage building. Stayed in a single room, which was small but cute, with a comfortable bed. Both room and shared bathroom were clean. Lots of nice areas to sit, including on the front porch to watch the interesting street activity. Website warns about noise from wooden floorboards, and while you can hear people walking round, thIs... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We stayed here for two night and we really liked it, the place is charming. The room had air con and a comfortable bed. The shared bathroom but that was clean with hot showers. Restaurant and cafes are very close.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We stayed here for one night and we really liked it, the place is full of character and the hostess was lovely. The room had good air con and a comfy bed. Is a shared bathroom but that was pretty clean. Only real issues is the poor wifi, 3 networks to connect with and I struggled to get signal on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This hostel is located right in the heart of george town, there are great bus links to the main tourist sites on either side of love lane, and the staff here are really helpful and friendly, theer's also a bonus super cute kitten there too! I really liked the showers, the vintage feel to the building, and the fact that... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The receptionist is friendly and helpful. I feel really welcomed. The room is cozy and comfortable, and toilet is clean, well-maintained. The area around the hostel is also teeming with nightlife, cafes; pretty well located.

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Address: 53 Love Lane, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Old Penang Guesthouse Hotel Georgetown
Old Penang Guesthouse George Town

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