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Old Penang Guesthouse

53 Love Lane, Georgetown, 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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Arnside
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely high ceilinged,tiled floored spacious guesthouse in a quiet road in the conservation area of the old quarter in Georgetown. Not much more to say really,we liked the place and would stay again,it has a good backpacker vibe to it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed here for two nights and were quite impressed! After checking out the other guest houses on Love Lane this one was the best, by far, and had a very reasonable rate. Old Penang is lovely and charming!! It still has a lot of old time design elements, with a modern twist. The rooms were clean... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights at the dorm and 1 night in a room with a shared bathroom. Over all a very nice place to stay. The dorms offer a better value for money, but would suggest the room if you want some privacy. Good: - Clean rooms, dorms and bathrooms. - Nice and helpful staff. - Great location. - The place... More

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Shanghai, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't book before, it was not easy to find a room during peak season and we got the last one. The room was simple and clean, AC worked fine. Public shower was OK. Night market was nearby and I fresh juice was cheap and nice.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Penang is great and this is the place to stay if you're going. The rooms were clean as were the shared bathrooms --which is not an issue if you're new to that sort of thing. I'll walk you through it: The old penange guesthouse is in George town, which is central to all the little shops and restaurants and the... More

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I wonder why has it been sometime since the last person reviewed it because this place is a gem. It has a story of its own – has been around for about 100 years now, like most of the heritage houses - in Penang so the charm is there. If you’re thinking of getting to know Penang a little bit... More

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Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

absolutely enjoy the stay! This was my second stay in the old penang guesthouse! Old penang guesthouse is part of the reason for my second trip to the beautiful Penang Island. - excellent service, friendly and really helpful staffs.They would recommend places to visit, the routes or some of the local events happening in the island. They also have a... More

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Muenster, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Extremely friendly staff and a very special atmosphere in an old colonial building. I loved the high ceilings and wooden floors.The rooms are very clean, especially the double rooms provide a lot of comfort. The hostel is conveniently located in the heart of georgetown.it's lovely to meet other travelers there and to sit in front of the hostel to have... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Stayed 3 nights in the 4-bed female dorm upstairs and was happy with the bed, free breakfast, bathrooms (shared), wifi, location and ambiance. All good value for the price paid. However, I was not counting on the bed bugs. I went back to Singapore with numerous (20-30) bites on my legs and arms. Thankfully I didn't bring any back. So... More

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

Dear guest, we sincerely apologize for the bed bug bites. We look into this matter seriously and had clean the room thoroughly. Hope can see you again in near future! More

Braunschweig, Germany
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8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

My friend and I arrived on a very hot afternoon and were immediately very impressed with the guesthouse. The location is fantastic and the building is beautiful. It has been looked after well and felt more like a hotel than a guesthouse/hostel. The staff are lovely and extremely helpful when it comes to information about the town/transport etc. We also... More

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Also Known As:
Old Penang Guesthouse Hotel
Old Penang Guesthouse Hotel Georgetown
Old Penang Guesthouse Georgetown
Address: 53 Love Lane, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #11 of 34 Specialty lodging in Georgetown
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