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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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Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed in this guesthouse 6 years ago and i really like it. Initially, i booked 3 days and extended 1 more day. Location wise, it was great and convenient as it is just a stone thrown away from Chulia Street. As usual, the breakfast comes with tea, coffee, fruits, toast, jam and kaya. I was assigned to a single... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

simple and clean accomodation, beautiful building, superb location, quiet and close to all touristic places by walk!.....................................................................................

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff here is very welcoming and helps you with your questions. The dorm was clean, but our towels smelled really bad which is not nice after a refreshing shower.. The shower is good, and there is a large room to chill out with tables and chairs and some comfortable couches. There's no airco here, so it's a bit hot.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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61 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

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 April 7, 2015

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 March 25, 2015

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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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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