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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Staying at Roommates was a great experience. It was one of the cleanest hostels I have ever stayed at. The staff was friendly and helpful, giving me a full run down of what buses to take to various locations on the island. My girlfriend and I ended up moving to a guesthouse that offered private rooms our second night, and... More 

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Met some awesome people here. Accidentally booked 4bed male dorm, and apparently that is the "Roommies" annex across the way! Turns out the Roommates one is bigger and nicer! I love it here. Other reviews said bed bugs, haven't had a single problem. Easy access to the entire city and transit system as well. Staff is very knowledgeable although half... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

This hostel was a bit out of our budget (RM28 p/bed) but we ended up staying longer than expected because of the fantastic staff and service. The hostel itself is super clean - amazing showers! The breakfast is basic, but with the amount you eat in Penang you don't want much breakfast anyway. The staff really went out of their... More 

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Almelo, The Netherlands
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44 reviews 44 reviews
40 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is one of the nicest hostels where I have ever stayed. First of all it is small. The hostel has only 2 dorms with each 4 bunk beds. The bunk beds are perfect. They are big, The mattresses are good and all beds have sockets, a lamp and a curtain for privacy. Disadvantage is that the curtains made it... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I stayed there for 1 night. I was travelling solo, but I haven't been alone at all! The staff is really friendly, helpful, and the guest were really nice! They have 2 hostels, 20 meters away each other. I have been on the second one, who is not this one on the pictures (please staff put some picture from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I don't usually write reviews, maybe the occasional one after some nagging by email but I feel compelled by myself to write here that Roommates has been one of the nicest if not the nicest hostel I've been to! I remember feeling disappointed on arrival because of how this place looked on the outside-small , quaint and tightly squeezed amongst... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I stayed here as a solo traveller in July 2013. Staff were helpful and even pinpointed things to see! Rooms clean, although I did get bitten a couple of times. Curtains closed off the beds which made it hard for the ac to get through; luckily I was in the top bunk so could de-velcro the top and get some... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

My stay at Roommates was great. Travelling solo, its always niceto meet other travellers. I think the hostel plays an important role in breaking the ice among the other Roomies. I went on a free morning market tour, and the owner Yen did just that! He took 5 of us out, and we visited the morning market, saw alot of... More 

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Everywhere
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Had a great stay here! Totally worth the 28 ringgit per night. I had booked a bed in the 4-bed female dorm but was shown both a larger mixed and the booked room before I checked in. Nice to have that option but of course the smaller room was my choice. Note that it is in a second building, just... More 

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I heard about Roommates from a friend, the location was right in Georgetown so everything was convenient. The hostel has its own map with bus routes information and places to visit included, which made things much easier given that RapidPenang (local bus) doesn't provide much info on their stations. The staffs are really friendly and helpful with suggestions for places... More 

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