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Love Lane Inn

54 Love Lane, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Ranked #87 of 102 Georgetown B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

BEDBUGS!!!! Very cheap private room for Penang (40RM) but has very little space, just a bed in a room really. That said, nice polite staff, clean room and FREE COFFEE and breakfast!!! Also good WiFi and TV room in the back and reading room upstairs. HOWEVER we did move after we had bedbugs in the room. Green town cafe down... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm writing this review because I've recently decided to start pulling my own weight and to submit reviews for tripadvisor. I stayed here in February 2009 and having been around Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, and more. This is hand-down the worst room I have ever been in. Even though I was only there for a night, I am coming back 5... More

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Kuching, Malaysia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love lane inn is by no means the worst hostel I've ever stayed in, but I certainly wouldn't recommend it! My girlfriend and I, along with another friend, stayed for one night. The check in process was the slowest, most tedious ritual I have ever experienced - however the old guy checking us in was friendly enough. We opted for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I have been traveling for 6 months and I have just found the worst place ever to stay. - Dirty -Bedbugs -Smelly -Beds very uncomfortable -Bedding barely washed and the worst is that Asian guy with a pony tail (he is either the owner or the son of the owner), he is the most inadequate person I have ever met,... More

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Hannover, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We weren't able to sleep the whole night through as the whole place is infected with bedbugs. Just avoid it! After escaping my room I tried to sleep downstairs in the TV corner on the sofas, but the pest was everywhere, visibly crawling over you and on the floor.... Staff wouldn't bother about giving a discount for the spoiled night,... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I've done my fair share of backpacking - long before smartphones, iTunes, tablets etc... but this place ranks as a real dive, hole, grimy shack even by standards from way back. Basic mixed dorms which had a slight prison feel to it. Staff who don't give a hoot, ok - it's a hostel but at least provide some service! Communal... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed here for one night and literally woke up with bedbugs crawling all over us. I have experienced begbugs before but never so many that they were visibly crawling all over us. There was no one up to help us out in the middle of the night so we stole a key to another room (it was so hot... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Love Lane Inn is a great backpacker hostel, its very cheap and very conveniently located. I've stayed here a few times over the last 10 years and the hospitality has always been great. This time however the main guy behind the desk was consistently lazy and rude to travellers staying at the hotel and to myself . The main 'chill... More

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Bandung, Indonesia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

very comfort with the owner, funny and very kind person. and that is the PLUS PLUS service that every body needs. i'll make sure that you'll get what your exactly need here. hospitality. :) :) :) :) :) :) see you again ko..!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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220 reviews 220 reviews
29 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The good thing about the hostel is that it's the cheapest one I could find in the neighborhood. That's about the only positive thing. Oh, and if you catch the owner in the correct mood, he's really friendly and talkative; unfortunately, that was only one brief time during my stay. Other than that, he was rude to me and others.... More

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Address: 54 Love Lane, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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