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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 1 week ago

Came here with a friend for a night. Checkout is a 12pm but our bus leaves at 11.30pm in the evening. Asked to used the shower but was told we have checked out so we were not allowed to. So note people. Leave to your next destination at the time of checkout when you book this place. Otherwise you'll have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 6 nights at the Old Penang GH in a private room with bathroom. The place is very clean, the rooms simple but adequate, comfortable beds, ok WIFI. Breakfasts consists of toast (choice of white or brown bread), butter, jam and fruits, tee and coffee are available all day. In the kitchen there is a fridge, microwave and... More 

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Langkawi District, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Made a reservation as usual when staying in Penang, in the OPG. It's a Great Guesthouse, centrally located, clean and USUALLY professional. I hate rooms without windows so I booked Room No.1. When checking in I was received by one Mrs. FARAH, informing me that the reserved room was taken - where did the reservation go?-》 Take another room with... More 

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

Hi, Thank you for your time to write a review about us on TripAdvisor. We are very sorry on the bad experience that happen on you. There might be a misunderstanding which lead to this incident. Farah is our great staff which is mainly based at our sister branch The 80's Guesthouse. She is replacing Jeya on that day. It... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

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 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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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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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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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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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