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Baba Guesthouse

52 Batu ferringhi, Town Centre, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
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Ranked #3 of 22 Batu Ferringhi B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bangkok, Thailand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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Kuala Lumpur
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 27, 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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Pretoria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The owners are what makes this guesthouse a success. They were very kind and helpful. The Laundry service lost one of our items and the owner got them to mail the garment to us in South Africa! The room is good with a functioning air con and Hot water. Very good restaurants are situated very close to the Guest house... More 

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Essex
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We stayed here as two couples as a stop over for the night. We arrived and were greeted by our hosts who were the nicest people ever. Genuinely happy and pleased to see you. And so helpful! As other people have said, they send us detailed instructions of various ways to get to the house and approx prices of various... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Stayed there last week. If comingg by bus 101 from gtown ask to be dropped by the police station,hotel down side road, turn left. Family very helpful, rooms clean. Beach acroos the road. Bonus is the balcony on the first floorwith its cool breeze and sea view.

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Freising, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

oh wow, what a great place to stay. its very simple but has everything you need. its clean and the family running to is always around if you need something. the beach is just across and its close to the bus stop and all the food places. definitely would go back and stay again.

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