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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic old building in a very lively area although sober and quiet enough to have a proper rest! Lovely single room. Good facilities! And breakfast running till 12. Probably was the best aproach to Malaysia from someone who came from Thailand in a minivan! Ended up having a great meal and drinks around just meters away returning late and having... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly and helpful crew. Clean room with AC and bathroom. Whole bulding and room well reflect the atmosphere of Georgetown. Standard breakfast as in Malaysia - tosts with jam and coffee and/or tea. Perfect location in the middle of George town next to China town and little India. You can find a lot of bars, and local food track.... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

For the price of around $16 I was very disappointed. The room was very small, like a closet, and it had a peephole in the ceiling. Both the room and the bathrooms were clean, but the man cleaning seemed a little creepy by the way he was looking at the female guests. The guesthouse itself has absolutely no atmosphere. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Showed up at 11 am and was able to book a private room. The room was clean, had working air conditioning and clean linen. The bathroom was fairly basic, although clean. You had to remove footwear before entering the dorm area, which is the norm here, but the toilet floor was always wet and it felt horrible having to use... More 

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Penang
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I consider this one of the best budget lodging. And it's clean. No shoes when walking inside the building. I took the private en-suite and it's considered quite a large room. Located in the center of the city and many hawkers selling local food nearby, just 100m away from the guesthouse is Chulia Street. The hawkers will start the business... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The building is a restored historic building, and is gorgeous. The first couple of nights I stayed in a dorm, and then moved to a private room. The lodging was great, and it included a free breakfast (toast, jam, and coffee or tea).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Overall a very good hostel. I stayed in a private room as it was my first time travelling alone. The room was good and very clean but had no window which might bother some people. The other facilities a are well kept and clean. There was a good atmosphere but not overly social, maybe because I wasn't in a shared... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

It's just standard/normal hostel in general. This hostel has a great location but as you can tell from the name, it is an old building. It's pretty much noisy when somebody walk in the hall outside your room since the floor was made from wood. You can also hear the noise from the room next to you when somebody talk.... More 

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Johor, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

My and I stayed for one night only, but she got bite by bed bugs. so it wasn't clean enough. But overall it's a quite good hotel. the venue is near to few pubs and food stall at night. staff is polite.

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OldPenang, Manager at Old Penang Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking your time to post a review on us. We are really sorry that you had such a poor experience with us. We have already assigned professional pest control service to do regular treatment on it. We will do our best to improve the guest experience in our guesthouse. We apologize again and looking forwards to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

This hostel is in a great location. Love lane is fab and your are right in the heart of it I liked the dorm room but there is only one toilet and one shower for everyone which does not feel enough!! Major problem was the bugs on the chairs in the common area. They were unbelievable and bit us like... More 

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OldPenang, Manager at Old Penang Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for posting a review about us on TripAdvisor. We are really sorry that you had such a poor experience with us. We have already cooperated with professional pest control service to get rid of it. We will do regular pest control service to improve hygiene in the guesthouse. Good guest experience is very important to us. We... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Old Penang Guesthouse is a beautifully restored pre-war building in the historic city of Penang, Malaysia and still retains much of its old world charm. It is believed to have been constructed more than 80 years ago. It is especially important as an example of a very early shop house prototype. From the original mosaic-tiled flooring, intricate artwork, inner courtyard and to wooden shuttered windows, every aspect echoes the history of the region, and offers a beguiling journey through this enchanting heritage. It is a best accommodation for travelers who seeking for budget heritage stay. The design integrates old with new, modern with historic, ensuring that the total experience is one that is authentic, honouring the past while bringing every modern convenience to bear. Let's explore the heritage and find your old time memory here! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Old Penang Guesthouse

Address: 53 Love Lane, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: $12 - $21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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Old Penang Guesthouse Hotel Georgetown
Old Penang Guesthouse George Town
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