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8.7
Fabulous 2043 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.8
  • Security 9.0
  • Location 9.7
  • Staff 8.8
  • Atmosphere 7.9
  • Cleanliness 8.6
  • Facilities 8.2
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8.7
Fabulous 2043 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.8
  • Security 9.0
  • Location 9.7
  • Staff 8.8
  • Atmosphere 7.9
  • Cleanliness 8.6
  • Facilities 8.2

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  • Anonymous
  • Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
  • 10 reviews
23rd Jun 2017
7.4

A nice heritage hostel in perfect location. Security poor as dorm is never locked and lockers not big enough for whole backpack. Staff are helpful when directly asked but not particularly friendly. Was told off for breaking a toilet roll holder which was already broken and precariously balanced which seemed ridiculous Good location for all sights and reasonable price

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
16th Jun 2017
7.7

Great central location in the middle of Chinatown and Little India. Many places to eat and get coffee in the area. Room was clean and simple with AC that worked passably well. The WiFi is not great and probably won't work in your room, only in the lobby. The shower and other shared facilities are decent and clean.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • rachelsedstrem3309
  • Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 6 reviews
10th Jun 2017
7.1

Hostel itself was really nice, people who stayed there were really friendly and staff really helpful, and they had brown bread for breakfast which was good however the air con did not work at all so was really difficult to sleep even at night as it got so stuffy.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
26th May 2017
9.4

Great place, perfect location and very clean rooms! Unlike much of other customers, I didn't think it was too noisy compared to lots of other hostels; in fact it was most of the time really calm and cozy. Recommended without hesitation!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
25th May 2017
8.0

This is a great hostel for those seeking quality accommodation on a budget. The private twin room is very small, but as a result the aircon works quickly and it's dark making for a great night's sleep. As other reviewers have mentioned, the walls are thin so you can hear everything. One downside was that maintenance took a while to empty the trash in the bathrooms, making it a bit smelly at times.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
13th May 2017
7.4

Located in the famous love lane, big old house, love the high ceiling and the common area's deco. Next to bars, cafes and so on... So it could be a little noisy in the evening, but you probably don't live in a dorm with window, so the noise doesn't really bother. I think it's more or less the same condition of those old buildings in Penang. And I'm glad that I stayed here for a night. Really experienced an authentic taste of old time.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • tashawhitley
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 9 reviews
29th Apr 2017
9.1

Can't recommend this hostel enough! Lovely old building and very spacious. Staff so friendly and gave us lots of information about what to do in Penang. Perfect location. Very clean. Breakfast of toast and fruit in the morning was a bonus! Only downfall is the walls are very thin so can hear people talking on the landing while trying to sleep.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 6 reviews
26th Apr 2017
8.9

Great location right next to the bars. Easy to walk to the temples and little India. Helpful and welcoming staff. The place is a little tired but that seems to be the case around the area, beds old and small, locker pretty small and the shower is a bit grim, to say so many people use the bathrooms they do a really good job of keeping it clean. Wifi not great you have to sit downstairs.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
23rd Apr 2017
10.0

It was a nice stay.clean sheet and friendly staff

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
16th Apr 2017
7.1

Lovely old building in the middle of Love Lane, where many (western) restaurants and bars are located. Only annoyance was the noise at night; some noise from the bars in the street, but mostly from the (not so sober) neighbors. Other than that great: spacious room and clean bathroom facilities.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness

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