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Reggae Penang Love Lane Hostel Reviews

57, Love Lane, 10200 Georgetown Penang, Penang, Malaysia

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85%

Rating
340 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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100%

Charlie makes this hostel complete. We will miss him!


89%

Great rooms, great staff but the washrooms need more cleaning. I love how there's a lot of chairs/tables inside and outside. Funny how the manager and the staff wanted to take pictures with me and another girl on our last day but not anyone else.


89%

Love the pod type beds with curtains its almost like having your own room.

  • 10th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Amazing staff - uncle Charlie makes this place truly special! Breakfast is brilliant, rotti dhaal - so yum! Great rooms, highly recommend!


91%

Had a really good time here! Nice beds with a lot of privacy and clean toilets and showers. The location is great and the hostel has a nice bar downstairs where you easily meet new people. The host, Charlie, is amazing!! He told me a lot and is very funny! He also did my laundry and booked me a taxi to the airport. The hostel is a little bit expensive though. And when you sleep in one of the front dorms it can be noisy because of the bar (but I'm normally a bad sleeper and I slept really good).


100%

This is the best hostel I stayed in for all of SE Asia. Very clean and comfortable. The breakfast is more than just toast. Excellent atmosphere. The owner of the hostel was in town (from Singapore). He treated myself and all of the other backpackers to a 5L bottle of Johnnie Walker at Reggae Bar. Staff is awesome. The set up is excellent. Each bed is in its own "cubbie" - plenty of privacy, and plenty of common space outside to socialize. You should definitely stay here.


83%

Great location. Cool people. Weird smells in some areas. Pod beds are awesome but mattresses getting old. Owner was very cool and bought us free booze!


89%

Reggae Penang in Love Lane was a really comfortable hostel. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to get to know some people. You can have some drinks in Reggae Mansion, relax at the beach that is 45 minutes away or do some sightseeing. Especially the guy at the reception, Charly, was really really cute :) I had a great time there :)


97%

Love the pod bunks, and Uncle Charlie is too funny!


97%

Such a great stay here. Probably my favourite hostel through two months of backpacking. Awesome food nearby, cheap beer around the corner and nice balcony. Also Charlie is the man!


80%

10min from fort cornwall, and major sight. there are some place to rent bicyle so that i can take that to go everywhere in george town. cleanness is not bed. Futher, noise in night too. in order to use safe box. lock is needed

  • 27th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Reggae Mansion is what it is due to uncle Charlie. I loved the conversations that I had with him. He is full of life. Apart from that all the staff were friendly and there to assist with anything that we needed. Fantastic place... I would stay there again.

  • 25th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Not as good as it's counterpart I'm KL but the pods still offer a level of privacy you won't get in other dorms. Hot showers and pretty quiet


71%

Internet was poor


51%

Poorly ventilated rooms, horrible breakfast, often times no toilet paper in bathroom, dripping water from ceiling everywhere.


97%

Great place to stay very sociable stayed in the 12 bed dorm air con clean etc some really nice restaurants near bye check out red garden. Ask for Charlie can help you organise anything tours visa etc


83%

Everything was just perfect and I had know a lot of friends here which are from different country. The only thing that have to improve is the stability of internet connection.

  • 29th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

I loved staying at this hostel. The staff were really helpful and super friendly. I guess everyone who stays there knows Charlie, he's a great guy that really goes out of his way to keep everyone happy. He took us to the Monkey beach and spent the whole day there with us. Everything was really clean and overall it's a great place to meet people. The location is perfect, close to most of the street art, street food stalls and bars. It's really one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at.




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