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Baba Guesthouse

52 Batu ferringhi, Town Centre, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

This place is not a star-rated vacation home, but who needs that to get a quick getaway from the hustling and bustling city life. We live in KL and Batu Ferringhi is a quick escape for us from the maddening city life and work, et al. This is our third visit. We love water sports and lazing by the beach.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Though I can't really recommend anyone to spend an extended amount of time in Batu Ferringhi, if one was inclined to, either for convenience to the national park (exceptional) or beaches (average to poor), then this is the place to stay. The family are very welcoming, and though the rooms are very sparsely furnished, and the makeshift walls unpainted, it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

I've spent three nights there and the place is exactly what I was expecting for that price! There is a common area on the second floor, open for the breeze and with beach view. 20 seconds walk to the beach, this is amazing! Rooms are simple, but spacious (twin bed room), the fan is big and is more than ok... More 

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2 Thank Mathieu L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The place is not officially a 5 star hotel, but you know, not only the after-dinner-champagne make it the 5 star! Sometimes your comfort by getting to the yellowish beach with just 20 steps, can make a huge difference. I give the place a 5 star because it is well situated, have nice people and the accommodation is reasonable for... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

this guesthouse does not worth even half of his price. It's a rough accomodation because of the careless owner. There is no benefit in being close to the beach if you have to stay in that place, much better stay in one of the more affordable and enjoyable accommodations in Georgetown. The beach is nothing special and also the place... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Stay here only if you are on budget but want to be near the beach. Even so, lower your expectation. It is no where near the standard of normal budget guesthouses for the same price in Malaysia. Everything is old and run-down (clean and no smell, though), the bed, the wardrobe are like from 20 years ago. I stayed in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Booked via Agoda, check in was a breeze. Check in is at 12.30pm and a RM20 deposit is collected. Check out is at 12 noon. The place is really simple, basic, no frills but the location is superb - just like 1 minute from the beach! I kid you not! It's also close to the bus stops, taxis, night market,... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We are budget travelers and stayed here for three nights. PROS - Room was surprisingly spacious. Clean and comfortable with two twin beds and a desk. - Wifi was great, and reached into the room. - AC was strong. Almost too strong, really. The first night we were freezing until we figured out how to adjust it down a little... More 

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Beijing Region, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The owners of this guesthouse were super helpful and friendly! The beach is literally right across the street, which is exactly what we wanted. The rooms are rustic (like a camp cabin), but our expectations weren't high. My biggest complaint about this hostel was the noise. The hostel is right beside a mosque that has a call to prayer at... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is a home with people living their daily lives in it and you as a guest see them going about their lives, the Malaysian way. So if you are the type looking for a closer experience of the local life, you hit the jackpot. This is not a place for those who wants privacy or luxurious lodging. I had... More 

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