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Old Penang GuestHouse Reviews

53, Love Lane, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

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87%

Rating
1611 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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83%

We stayed in the dorm,beds are great,Nice and firm matress good airco.great stay,gold hostel!!!


71%

Very clean. The walls are quite thin, I could hear the next door conversation even with my ear plugs on.


94%

Great place to stay with a good location, staff are helpful as well. Would be nice if lockers were included

  • 8th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Really lovely hostel, clean and good location. Staff are friendly and always willing to help with directions etc. Nice relaxed atmosphere, easy to meet people. Would definitely stay here again.


97%

All great for me !!


83%

Could have better wifi coverage throughout the hostel, and additional power outlets in the room


89%

Good location, nice and helpful staff.

  • 25th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Nice staff, great common area. สะอาด สะดวก สบาย คุ้มค่า


54%

I got a horrible bed in the 12 bed dorm and in middle of the night something began to beeb very loud and i didnt sleep at all. Breakfast is very easy, peanut butter but watermelon


94%

Such a welcoming, relaxed place to stay for a few nights while on busy Penang Island. Staff were fantastic at pointing out places to go to eat, see and drink. The room we were in had a nice bed, was quiet and comfortable for it's size. We had caught an overnight train from KL and they were great in getting us into a room well before check in time. Not many showers available so often had to wait but was a great place to wait in so didn't mind. Fully recommended to anyone heading to Georgetown.


100%

Great hostel but just two things to point out. One is that the door to the shower upstairs was broken (I spent 4 days at the hostel and it was never fixed) - that meant that there was only one shower for everybody. Also, it is nice to sit outside but the chair eats were unravelling so rather uncomfortable to sit on.

  • 16th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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!


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