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Old Penang GuestHouse Reviews

53, Love Lane, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

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86%

Rating
1584 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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97%

Could do with another shower and toilet for the dorm. Otherwise great hostel only minutes from everything in Georgetown.


86%

Nice place in a beautiful old heritage building, right in the middle of the backpackers area of George Town. Very easy to meet new people here. Beds are comfy and clean. Nice hot shower, free drinking water and free breakfast (toasts and water melon) until 12.


89%

All good!


91%

Provided good map of sights and booked our onward travel to the cameron highlands. Good showers with hot water and good location. Can be a bit noisy but was not a problem for us.


97%

Great place to stay! It is located in the middle of Georgetown and in walking distance to everything! There are bikes for rent right next door and bars along Love Lane that are perfect for backpackers. Loved the location and staff! Wonderful experience!

  • 20th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Great location, the building is beautiful. Being so old though, you really do hear a lot of noise from the road and other hostelers. If you think it will bother you, get some ear plugs from the front desk.

  • 19th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Beautiful building with great character! It has a nice sitting area (inside and outside). There is always a friendly staff member at the desk. They are happy to lend you things you might need. Clean bathrooms and clean comfy rooms! I've been recommending this place to all travelers I meet who are heading toward Penang. Love Lane is a great location! Thanks, Old Penang Guesthouse!


83%

Dorm room can get quite hot at night! But staff are very helpful and the location is great.


94%

Old Penang is one of the best accommodations I had in Malaysia. The staff was very friendly and helpful, security was good, it seemed the rooms were recently renovated and they are clean as well as the common shower area etc. Simple breakfast is included (toast and jam etc.). The hostel is right in the center of the city so you can walk to all the bars, restaurants etc. I really liked the traditional style of the guest house with wooden floors and high ceilings. Would def stay there again!


63%

A bit basic


83%

Not my favourite hostel, the staff were very helpful and it was great to have free water (saves pennies)! But the tea and coffee was free only until 6pm, its 'quiet time' at 11pm so if you want to watch a film after then you cant (although the staff let us finish our film after this time). I received a lot of bikes in the common room on my legs, after sitting on the setee


86%

Great and helpful staff

  • 12th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Central location. Rustic with good ambience.


100%

absolut fantasic

  • 5th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

The quite time schedule has not been followed as the TV was very loud till midnight (06March2015). Overall, it was a good experience staying there.

  • 5th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

The 12 bed dorm was very hot at night.


91%

This hostel is excellent. The staff is helpfull, location is great, there is a bikecycle rent near the hostel, the bathroom and toilet clean. Everything is great.


94%

friendly staff, provided me with great travel tips in Penang; I'm very thankful for the great travel experience


97%

Great place to stay. Rooms were much better than expected and the location is perfect for those looking to explore Penang and Georgetown. Very helpful and caring staff. Breakfast was an unexpected plus.


97%

Great place to stay for a few days! Good location and friendly staff all wrapped in a well designed place.

  • 19th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Romania
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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