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Crystal Guesthouse

No.294 & 294A, Lebuh Chulia,, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Ranked #69 of 157 Penang Island B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

All we are looking for in a room is somewhere cool to hide from the sun with a nice bed and no blood sucking bugs. This guesthouse wins on all of those points. The staff are friendly and polite, helping us with booking taxis and ferry tickets. They also held a free buffet for Chinese new year to which all... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Got ripped off. 75r for a share bathroom private room. Clean sheets and pillows to be expected but this place is run down! Check the photos out! If it was way cheaper I would stay longer but 1 night will do. On a positive note Staff are nice and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

This gh offers dorm rooms and private rooms, dorms 20rg a night with air con, its clean and welcoming. The staff are very helpful and friendly, their english is very good. They offer food and drinks at good prices. Wifi is good, internet is only 2rg an hour for guests. They also offer AMAZING massages, best Ive ever had. Would... More

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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I have stayed here 3 times, in 3 different types of room: A ground floor air-con en-suite room (75RM), A first floor double bed air-con room(45RM) and a second floor twin bed fan room(35RM). Each time I have stayed, what I have paid has been reflected in the quality of the accommodation (as you would expect!). Each time, however, the... More

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Nakhon Sawan, Thailand
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

this guesty house is situated on chulia street,the main street up into town,it is convienient for the shops and night market. The room are frrom 45-70 ringits per night,the ones at 45 ringits have share showers and toilets but these are clean and well looked afte,the on suite ones are downstairs and are 70 ringits per night but have a... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I barely got into the guesthouse before one of the employees started yelling at me. I merely asked politely to see the dorm room before paying for two beds, but he wouldn't allow me, I asked why not, but then he started yelling that I was a bad man because I was not okay with a few fotografs, which looked... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This guesthouse was decently priced, the bathrooms were clean and the people were very helpful. The rooms were very basic but big. There was wifi and two computers in the main area, and they did our laundry within a day for 5 RM a KG. the location was great, but the night market across the street and the thin walls... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

The Crystal Guesthouse is conveniently located in the center of Chinatown near most of the sights. The downside is, that it is quite noisy. The staff is friendly, but sleepy or sleeping most of the time. Like most of the Guesthouses/Hotels in Penang, the Crystal Guesthouse can arrange trips to Cameron Highlands, the National Park etc. and help you with... More

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Georgetown, Malaysia
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

On one of the main backpacker rows, many minibuses drop off on this street. The location is fairly central to all of the major attractions and shopping centers, and has a fairly busy food stall scene at night. Our first room was quite subpar, windowless, with a lumpy mattress, poor air circulation, and one harsh fluorescent light. After we asked... More

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

I stayed one night, 18 Rm but changed the hostel because of the reason, that they can't offer me a locker. It's so important to have your belongings in a safe place while traveling the way we backpacker do. So I found another place. nice dorm with air con , beds are ok, clean and also the showers and toilets.

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Crystal Guesthouse Penang, Malaysia
Address: No.294 & 294A, Lebuh Chulia,, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island
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Ranked #69 of 157 B&Bs / Inns in Penang Island
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