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Roommates Penang

17 B Lorong Chulia, Georgetown, Penang Island 11200, Malaysia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We looked around for a while before chosing this place, it was the right choise. Really nice clean, friendly.Our room was totally new. The staff had so mush informaion about the place we didnt need an information centre at all. Its right in the middle of every where.

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Au, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Roomate Penang is such a nice place to stay. Everything is so clean. The staff is supper nice as well. I really love how the bathroom is super clean so as the bed room. it is located at the center of george town so it easy to walk to some attractions.

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Chengdu Shi, Sichuan, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The hostel is nearly right on the street Chulia, which is pretty much the centre of Georgetown, you can get almost anything you want on this street, so great location. Staff are quite friendly though some of them do not speak that good English. Beds are quite comfy with curtains, AC works well. It didn't have that many roommates when... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I thought Roommates was a good hostel - clean, comfy beds each equipped with plug and light plus curtains if you want a bit of privacy. The wifi works very well, there are computers downstairs to use free of charge, nice friendly staff, good location a short walk from Little India and alot of the street art. There is also... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Roommates Penang seemed to offer so much. It was in a pretty good location with clean bunks and a well kept communal area. The fact that the bunks had curtains surrounding them was also a nice touch. It seemed that our 4 night stay here was going to be flawless. However, one aspect of Roommates was to let the entire... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Checking in, it really have that dorm atmosphere. I was warmly greeted by other guests and Yentl. Yntel is half Thai-half Malaysian, she works in the hostel and she asked for us two to speak in Filipino so she can practice, she learned the language through Pinoy friends and from watching Jericho Rosale's old soaps. I asked about the hostel's... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Clean new hostel great location, helpful staff Stayed two nights. there are two dorms. Cool location to explore the old town or get a bus further afield, very modern and clean, upper bunks are a little high, bring a torch if getting back late and don't forget how high you are if you wake up and need to bathroom! Staff... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Stayed at Roommates for 2 nights. We were at the annex building just across the road. It wasnt as small as some reviews said and our 4 bed bunk had enough space for our bags and even for us to sit on the floor to play cards:) I liked that place although it was furnished simply but really cosy. Beds:... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The hostel is located at the strategy place to find for all the street walls at Georgetown. The owner and the staffs there are super friendly and helpful. They provide us with a lots of information about how to get to some of the interesting places around Penang. The room is very clean and away from noises. The breakfast provided... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

The owner is unbelievably cute, friendly and helpful. My friend and I had visa issues for Thailand (our next stop) and he helped solve the problem and made sure everything was worked out. he really seemed to care about every single guest in the hostel. Unfortunately was going through small renovations, so made for noise and lots of dust at... More

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Address: 17 B Lorong Chulia, Georgetown, Penang Island 11200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
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WHO ARE WE and WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN STAYING WITH US??*18 century straits eclectic pre war shoplot - YES!*Experience staying in a classic heritage shop in Penang - YES!*Clean and comfortable- YES! *The place is so new you can even smell the paint- YES!*Guaranteed the Funnest guesthouse on the island- SOOO YES!*Value for money- YES!*So near to the heritage attractions, you can see it- YES!*So near to Penang Hawker food, you can smell it- YES!*SUPER Easy to get here by bus- YES! YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!!! :D We hope to having and seeing you real soon!Roommates Penang Guesthouse is housed in an 18th century refurbished ‘Straits Eclectic’ prewar shop lot centrally located within the core Heritage Zone of Georgetown, Penang. We are within walking distance to famous hawker food stalls like Chulia Street, Kimberly Street, shopping malls like Komtar, Prangin Mall and 1st Avenue as well as morning markets like Chowrasta Market. All the ‘MUST SEE’ Heritage attractions within Penang are located around the guesthouse and can be easily explored by foot or by bicycle. We also offer bicycles for rent for the convenience of our guests. Roommates Penang is definitely the ‘smallest’, ‘newest’ and ‘funnest’ (we made this word up!) guesthouse on the island. Although the exterior and certain sections of the guesthouse still retains its prewar features, we did cracked our brains to come up with a simplistic yet modern interior so that you can fully enjoy an open concept guesthouse that only has a land space of 530 ft2. ... more   less 
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