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Old Penang GuestHouse Reviews

53, Love Lane, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

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86%

Rating
1568 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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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.


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


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.

  • 19th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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)


89%

The old mansion is beautiful and very well situated, the staff is nice and helpful, however be careful with the room number 1 (just above the street and next to a reggae bar): very VERY noisy!


86%

Was a great hostel to meet other travelers. No windows in the dorm room, but the common areas made up for it.

  • 17th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Clean homestay with selfservice but that is no problem. A little bit noisy because of the wooden floors. Love lane is nice.

  • 16th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


77%

Nice hostel, fabulous location, right by Chulia St. Easy to find from the bus stop. Nice enough staff, but a bit lacking in atmosphere. Breakfast was average and the cleanliness was good. Cheap option with no frills.


74%

Great location. I spend 3 days here cause it's very convenient to find any place you intreasted just a walk can be! Just one thing that pity. There's no shampoo or soap in the shower room that means you must prepare them by yourself


89%

The Old Penang guesthouse is fantastic. Beautiful rooms, very clean and very quiet. Facilities are great and the staff are very efficient and helpful.

  • 6th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


97%

The guesthouse is really nice


80%

Nothing super special but beds were comfortable and stuff was super friendly and helped out with bus transfers and stuff :)


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