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Old Penang Guesthouse

53 Love Lane, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
emma-scan1988 Madrid, Spain
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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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Madrid, Spain
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's really sad to see reviews on here telling people not to stay here, anyone who has backpacked malaysia (and the rest of se Asia) will know that this is a really fab place to stay, Malaysia is not as cheap as other countries like Thailand etc but this place is very cute and quaint, has a great location, the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the nicest hostels I've stayed at in Malaysia, reasonably priced and the best thing-clean! Breakfast just toast and tea/coffee but perfect for us. Dorm was clean and beds comfortable and showers great. The staff on the whole were fantastic and very helpful with helping us booking a ferry and giving us advice about George Town although we did... More

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Essex
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where to start? We had been told by some that penang, namely Georgetown, is not worth going to at all, and from others that it is great. We definitely agreed with the latter! We spent 3 nights at this guesthouse, with simple breakfast included. We stayed in a dorm the first night and a private room for the last two.... More

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've never given a hotel I've stayed at a poor review, but then again most of the ones deserving such are $10 a night in third world countries. My partner and I are paying over U.S. $30 a night for a private double en suite at Old Penang Guesthouse and while it does have potential, there's absolutely nothing that distinguishes... More

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washington, dc
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a double with private bath. It was big but had no window, and the bathroom was decent. But we could smell a whif of the sewer at times, and breakfast is poor (packaged bread, margarine, and some fruit). Also, don't use them to book a bus ticket - we waited for a "shuttle" to the bus station... More

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

Hi, thanks for your review. We concerned about this matter and had feedback to the express bus agent. However, this express bus agent provide FREE shuttle service to bus station in Komtar and even Sg Nibong bus terminal. We do have other express bus agent but no free shuttle service provided, guest need to go to Sungai Nibong bus terminal... More

Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This place does look nice and all, lot of potential, but there's bed bugs ( at the time i went anyway they had bed bugs). I got stuck with them even after spraying and washing my stufff many times. I even saw one 3 months later when I got home. Just made me so angry! One of the guy there... More

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

Hi, thanks for your review. We look into this matter seriously and had take immediate action to clean the room thoroughly. We continue monitor the condition closely from time to time. Sorry for the inconvenience during your stay. More

Manchester
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We only stayed 2 nights in Georgetown and Old Penang was a dream after our KL hostel. Beds were comfortable and clean, the air con was good, bathrooms clean with quite powerful showers and the staff were really friendly. The breakfast was quite basic but fresh and nice. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I'll start with the good points, the location is very good, in Chinatown but not on the busy main road and it was nice to stay in an old restored building however there are some sore points that are really letting the place down. Firstly the bathrooms are so smelly because the bins (which contain used toilet paper) are not... More

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

Hi, thanks for taking your time on the review. We had change the toilet bin with lid and clean the place more regularly. More

New Jersey, USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Stayed in a 12-person room - bed was comfy and clean but not much floor space making it difficult to rummage through your bag. Room very nice and cool but if your bed is near the AC unit, it's probably too cold. Breakfast options were simple but adequate. Front desk staff were helpful but not overly friendly. Location is good... More

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Makati, Philippines
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I took a bed in the dormitory which has 6 double decks. They crammed these double decks into a much too small room. Can you image 12 backpackers with all their big bags strewn around? Talk about uncomfortable. And more unfortunately still, they placed me in the top bed. Note that they use creaky wooden beds, so by the time... More

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Address: 53 Love Lane, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
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