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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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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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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