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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015
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    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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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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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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

If you are really into the beach, this is the place for you. But honestly speaking this beach aint nothing to shout about. Head over to penang national park 's monkey beach instead where it's substantially clearer and relatively unmarred by human activities. In this case, it's also nearer than staying at Georgetown. There's also some beach sports activities along... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A big clean bed, bathroom with shower, air conditioning, and so close to the beach your feet don't get time to dry! What else do you need? This place was recommended to me from a local in George Town. I wanted someplace cheap, clean, safe and close to the beach for my 2 sons and I (aged 12&14). Family owned... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We felt at home in baba guesthouse. Very cheap, clean and friendly guesthouse. A few steps from the beach but a bit further from the city centre. (bus 101 is very near anyway and can take you anywhere on the island). But Batu ferringhi is not really worth the trip!

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