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Old Penang Guesthouse

53 Love Lane, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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washington, dc
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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New Jersey, USA
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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
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

This place was affordable, the service was good and is fantastically located. But there are bed bugs. My cousin and I stayed there for three nights in two different rooms. Two days after returning home, we both developed red itchy bumps ( clustered spots, on the back and thighs- typical of bed bug bites). Bed bug bites only show up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

The staff are great, the rooms spotless, the bathrooms the cleanest I have seen in Asia! I really can't say enough good things about the Old Penang Guesthouse. Great location (especially with The Mugshot Cafe around the corner), good people, and terrific advice on things to see and do in town. Staying in George Town? Stay here.

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17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

After reading the lukewarm reviews of this place, we weren't expecting much, but some of the better reviewed places were full, so we booked Old Penang. So glad the other places were full, because we had an excellent stay, which we extended twice, since we also loved George Town. The guesthouse is in a traditional wooden house in the heart... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I stayed 3 nights in a single room, which has no window. It was my first room without a window. But I feel comfortable with it. It was a clean simple room with AC. Breakfast is included. My room was really loud a the daytime. (first floor, but you can hear the voices from the ground/rezeption etc.) But it is... More

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