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Roommates Penang

17 B Lorong Chulia, Georgetown, Penang Island 11200, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Room was small but clean and the wifi was sufficient in the rooms. The thing that really elevated the roommates hostel for myself was the friendliness and helpfulness off the staff. They all spoke brilliant English and helped is plan our day trips around George Town. Lovely place.

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Bromma, Sweden
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1st, not only the guy at the roommates 1 greeted us with not very-friendly manner but the hostel also messed up with the booking of my friends that ended up most of them have to stay in different hostel on different street/lane from me and another one friend. 2nd, it was not stated when I booked the room that beside... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Actually We found this guest house accidentally while we're on the way to figuring another guest house .when we first walked into the building ~we fall in love with it till now still unforgettable since we r now already in another guest house in KL . Cheap price ,cool environment ,convenient spot ( take bus or food or even walk... More

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short walk from the bus stop brought us to Roommates where we felt welcome as soon as we checked in. The dorm is one of the best we have stayed in 9 months of travelling - solid comfortable bunks with a light and power socket, plus curtains and privacy fabric at top and bottom of bed - though some... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Stayed with friends in a mixed four bed dorm. Everything was very clean and there was even breakfast though we decided to venture out to find the best Roti Canai for breakfast which is just a walk away. Would definitely come back to stay again.

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Macau, China
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

I booked via agoda and stayed at their branch as it was quite full as I travelled around the national day of Malaysia. I stayed at a shared female dormitory for 2 nights. The room was dark and small; the floor was very dusty and no slippers were allowed to wear. There are 2 bunk beds and equipped with curtain... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I had a great experience there :) Bed and bathroom are clean and the curtain for bed is a plus point for those who prefer more privacy:) Location is great too as it is located next to Lebuh Chulia (where you can get food nearly 24/7) but is not on the main road so it's not too noisy :) All... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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49 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The sleeping accommodations are amazing here. The curtain grants privacy in addition to blocking out light. There are shelves and plugs by each bed too. The owner thoroughly cleans each bed and is on point about cleanliness. A towel is also provided, and the showers are great. There are lockers as well, sufficient in size, but you need to have... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great little budget hostel with helpful and friendly staff. Always clean and tidy. Basic breakfast included in the price. Located in the historical part of Georgetown. Lots of hostels, hotels and guesthouses in the area.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Roommates is such a great place to stay in Penang. I got the recommendation of this guest house from a friend who stayed there earlier this year. Located in Lorong Pasar (Roommates 2) which is the heart of George Town, it's only few minutes walking to other interesting destinations of the town, to the bus stop and the street food... More

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Address: 17 B Lorong Chulia, Georgetown, Penang Island 11200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
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