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“Decent facilities, quite overpriced, average service” 3 of 5 stars
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Reggae Penang Love Lane Hostel
57 Love Lane, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia   |  
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 hotel reviews
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“Decent facilities, quite overpriced, average service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights. The location in Chinatown is good and the facilities new and clean with free wifi, although not available in the rooms. Overall service was ok but I wouldnt say great, although some staff were very friendly the owner was less so which was a little disappointing, also the price of drinks is pretty expensive and overall the hostel is a little on the pricy side for what it is. There is quite a party vibe and the music continues into the small hours if you are a light sleeper - take ear plugs. Overall we were satisfied with our stay but would probably look elsewhere when we return to Penang.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

Having stayed in at least 100 hostels across the world this is easily among the top 5. The dorms are fantastic with "pods" instead of creaky bunks, complete with outlets, reading lights and curtains that make them dark as night during the day. It's not the cheapest option in town, but it's the nicest in the price range. As yellowboxfish10 said, drinks/food are western tourist priced, but you can walk around the corner to any of the cheap, delicious, restaurants if you want.

Room Tip: Get in the back, the bar is quite loud at night.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011 via mobile

Yes it's location is good but I found it a little expensive for what it is.
Breakfast was poor, eggs well undercooked and 7 ringit for a glass of unfizzy sprite not even a can was a bit over priced.
Won't be using their KL one

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011 via mobile

Just one word awesome!!!!! It is very easy to access anywhere and very clean, kind the price is quite expensive compare to others but It is worth to spend your money if u come to Penang don't be hesitate just go there

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nagasaki, Japan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

Keeping in the reggae hostels theme, this is a nice clean hostel, could be a little cheaper given similar hostels in area.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 57 Love Lane, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 49 Specialty Lodging in George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 28
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