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Roommates Penang

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05/07/2017 05/08/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Balsta, Sweden
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

It's a nice, clean and cheap hostel. Beds are comfortable​ and have curtains, electricity jack and a lamp. The breakfast consist of 2 toasts and 2 boiled eggs that you make yourself, plus free tea/coffee. Wifi is really good in the whole building and there's also one computer that you can borrow. Not super social, but I would stay here...

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Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

Guy at the desk was rude and didn't even acknowledge we were there after 5 minutes of waiting, asked to book a room as it showed availability on line and when we asked the guy asked how long we're staying for, we said one night, he smiled at us and shook his head no. Very very rude, we'll take ourselves...

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Plouhinec, France
Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

My friend and I spent 5 night here in George Town and really enjoyed it ! The beds are really comfortable, with curtains to isolate yourself when you want to sleep. The rooms and the bathrooms were very clean. The staff was very nice and gave us good informations about the island. The only thing to change is the smell...

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

The rooms were standard bunks, the front desk staff were enthusiastic and helpful and the location was great! Would have been nice to have more than two showers and the breakfast was basic (though the option to throw some eggs in the rice cooker to boil for 7-8 minutes was a nice touch).

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Reviewed December 10, 2016

We chose this hotel due to the price and location. The hotel room is clean and their mattress quite comfortable. Breakfast and bath towel provided. All the staffs that we met are friendly. Basically our stay was a pleasant one. Will recommend to travellers

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Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

This boutique hotel sits in the heart of Georgetown, Penang. Brought my sister and her family to Penang for a visit.. And they loved the place. We stayed at the Kings and Queens suite costs RM220 via AirBnB. Perfect for group vacation I would say. Easy access to food, public transportations and tourist attractions.

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Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 3 days 2 night in Queen room. The room looks like a old Chinese house but very modernize. Breakfast and tea/coffee are free. This is an amazing experience for me and my family. We will come back here next year.

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Brno, Czech Republic
Reviewed August 21, 2016

cheap hostel that is very clean and everything is new. beds are big with your privacy. staff were super nice and helpful. u get towels and tasty breakfast. i was very satisfied, would highly recommend. no need to stay in hotels on the beach. it is close to the beach, restaurants, bus stop. only thing is there is very small...

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Dublin Ireland
Reviewed June 1, 2016

This has got to be one of the best Backpacker places in Penang. The beds are really comfy with your own socket and light, with curtains, so not to disturb other sleepers. The breakfast, which is included in the tariff is good. Hot showers in very clean shower rooms are very good. Highly reccommended.

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Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Great place for solo person and free & easy trip ! The room is clean and tidy . My first time back packer room experience sharing room with others , but surprisingly no one makes noise , have a good sleep without disturbance . As a bonus , with such a low room rate , breakfast is provided . Highly...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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WHO ARE WE and WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN STAYING WITH US??*18 century straits eclectic pre war shoplot - YES!*Experience staying in a classic heritage shop in Penang - YES!*Clean and comfortable- YES! *The place is so new you can even smell the paint- YES!*Guaranteed the Funnest guesthouse on the island- SOOO YES!*Value for money- YES!*So near to the heritage attractions, you can see it- YES!*So near to Penang Hawker food, you can smell it- YES!*SUPER Easy to get here by bus- YES! YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!!! :D We hope to having and seeing you real soon!Roommates Penang Guesthouse is housed in an 18th century refurbished ‘Straits Eclectic’ prewar shop lot centrally located within the core Heritage Zone of Georgetown, Penang. We are within walking distance to famous hawker food stalls like Chulia Street, Kimberly Street, shopping malls like Komtar, Prangin Mall and 1st Avenue as well as morning markets like Chowrasta Market. All the ‘MUST SEE’ Heritage attractions within Penang are located around the guesthouse and can be easily explored by foot or by bicycle. We also offer bicycles for rent for the convenience of our guests. Roommates Penang is definitely the ‘smallest’, ‘newest’ and ‘funnest’ (we made this word up!) guesthouse on the island. Although the exterior and certain sections of the guesthouse still retains its prewar features, we did cracked our brains to come up with a simplistic yet modern interior so that you can fully enjoy an open concept guesthouse that only has a land space of 530 ft2. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Roommates Penang

Address: 17 B Lorong Chulia, George Town, Penang Island 11200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: $14 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“stay in low bed that is not close to the main door”
905romanam, Aug 21, 2016 | Read review
“I think that any bed is excellent, no rooms just dorms.”
Nadnerb2, Jun 1, 2016 | Read review
“The best of the best”
hazieq, Mar 9, 2016 | Read review
“Lounge with bean bags at the mix dormitory building nearby.”
Ellfe, Nov 2, 2015 | Read review
“check for bed bugs”
190carlas, Oct 29, 2015 | Read review
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