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Roommates Penang

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17 B Lorong Chulia, George Town, 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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Roommates is a great, smaller hostel that's off the larger road of Leuh Chulia. This makes sleeping at night easy because there isn't a constant hum of activity and traffic outside. Beds are comfortable and bathrooms are very acceptable for the backpack traveler. Staff is very friendly and had great suggestions for food close by. They also allowed us to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We stayed in George Town for two nights and were very happy with the "Roommates Penang". The hostel is very cute, has wonderfully equipped, very large bunks with your own power plug and light. One can use a locker for valuables. The owners like to give good recommendations for sights to see and are generally very nice. The only negative... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

the bunks are very clean even though it's quite high for an Asian girl as me. the staff who is an old man is helpful, friendly and humourous. the space is decent and light. everything is good and worth. I definitely come back here one day.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I had the worst and most surreal experience here. My staying experience was definitely ruined by the unprofessional night porter. I was reading outside one night (when the night porter was cleaning) when the other guests were talking and laughing. The night porter, as it happened, was praying at the time and thought that we were making fun of him... More 

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Casablanca, Morocco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

I really liked this place ! The location is the best, only a minute walk to Chulia Street where you have most buses, and an incredible choice of street food in the evening. The guesthouse is separated in two places across the street from each other. I was in the second place. The dorms are fine, not very big but... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Roommates is smack in the middle of Georgetown, close walk from the harbour and right near a bus stop. The rooms are very clean and modern with big pod like beds. The staff are mainly friendly and helpful, apart from the man who does the night shifts careful not to get on the wrong side of him!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is an interesting guesthouse, pretty quit - not on the 'Hostels street' (Love Lane) - but just beside it though. So you can have a good balance between party and silence to sleep. I'd say that the highlight is the dorms, which you have curtains around that gives you a nice privacy! The famous owner Yan is not there... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I came in this place after walking around the town looking for a place to stay. The owners are very nice, room is very clean, atmosphere is very cozy. Breakfast comes with toasts, boiled eggs, and tea/coffee. Common area is tiny in a nice way so it makes easy to meet people. Very chill and nice hostel. I met best... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My first backpacking experience and I can say I surely did not go wrong with this place. It is nice small nifty place for those who don't want large crowds. Being a hostel though not much of privacy would be expected but lucky for me the roommates I found where particularly helpful in pointing out places of interest and sharing... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We got here after a horrible night at anohter guesthouse. The owner was incredibly friendly. We arrived at 10:00 am in the morning and were offered towels so we could take a shower immediately. He had even made a bed in order so we could sleep a bit more if we wanted to. He was also helpful in giving us... More 

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