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Crystal Guesthouse

No.294 & 294A, Lebuh Chulia,, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I arrived in Georgetown with nowhere booked to stay, after asking around at a couple of places I decided to stay at Crystal Guesthouse. I looked the nicest from the outside, had a bed for me in the dorm and they repeated over and over that they had hot showers. The dorm was just a simple dorm, 12 single beds... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

I liked the place! I stayed in their big dorm room on the third floor. The room smelled a bit, but other than that it was clean and had AC. Barhrooms on the second floor were old but clean and did not smell. Friendly staff, fast wifi (at least on the first floor), best location. Chairs on the first floor... More 

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Chumphon, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Needing to stay one more night in Georgetown, I went ahead and settled on the first dorm room that I thought would be ok. Crystals was right there near the 7-11 and across from the night hawker stands where I got off and I decided to try it out. The large dorm room was on the 3rd floor. It looks... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I stayed here several times in 2012 and 2013 while on trips to Penang.The guesthouse is in Chulia Street (Lebuh Chulia) right near where the minivans from Thailand drop off passengers. It is about 20metres from the entrance to Love Lane , and opposite are many stalls selling noodle soup. There are two entrance doors, one into an attached cafe... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

OK it is not smart, but at 22RM a night I think you get value for money. Rooms a clean (although there was an unfortunate smell of Durian). Staff are very friendly. WORD OF WARNING - beware of the Hacker! The cheapest beer we found in Georgetown (5RM), even cheaper than 7/11. The hangover the next morning was certainly the... More 

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We had a ground floor room, only had an internal window and could hear staff and guests talking loudly till quite late. Staff were helpful though, changing our baht for local currency, helped with getting the bus. Maybe the rooms upstairs are nicer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

All we are looking for in a room is somewhere cool to hide from the sun with a nice bed and no blood sucking bugs. This guesthouse wins on all of those points. The staff are friendly and polite, helping us with booking taxis and ferry tickets. They also held a free buffet for Chinese new year to which all... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Got ripped off. 75r for a share bathroom private room. Clean sheets and pillows to be expected but this place is run down! Check the photos out! If it was way cheaper I would stay longer but 1 night will do. On a positive note Staff are nice and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This gh offers dorm rooms and private rooms, dorms 20rg a night with air con, its clean and welcoming. The staff are very helpful and friendly, their english is very good. They offer food and drinks at good prices. Wifi is good, internet is only 2rg an hour for guests. They also offer AMAZING massages, best Ive ever had. Would... More 

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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I have stayed here 3 times, in 3 different types of room: A ground floor air-con en-suite room (75RM), A first floor double bed air-con room(45RM) and a second floor twin bed fan room(35RM). Each time I have stayed, what I have paid has been reflected in the quality of the accommodation (as you would expect!). Each time, however, the... More 

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