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Roomies Penang Reviews

76C -4 Jalan, Batu Feringghi, Penang, Malaysia

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90%

Rating
118 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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89%

Really friendly staff! Really close to bus stop so it was very convenient !

  • 16th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

It was good overall. Breakfast provided with this price and the staff is very friendly.

  • 15th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

Good location of hostel right next to the bus station which was great to get around! Although finding the hostel first time was hard. Muesli was nice for breakfast but more variety would be great. Beds were comfy and the staff were pleasant.


100%

The room was excellent and we were given an upgrade for one day :)

  • 6th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

affordable luxury and great service!


74%

The layout of this hostel is quite strange. You come in through the front door straight into the door room. We were staying in the 3 bed private which was quite cramped. The hostel is nice and clean though and has a really nice roof terrace to chill out on. It's just accross the road from the beach too!


91%

Stayed at the Roomies Suites and they are much, much nicer than the building that they're in! I loved the design of our room with its ensuite and everything feels very safe and clean. The staff are very helpful and gave great recommendations of where to go locally. They can also give advice on visiting Georgetown. Thanks for having us!


69%

the best way to connect people and know new people. it's too exhausted to climb to 4th floor.

  • 19th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

The staff were friendly & helpful & the location was good. Was a very small hostel though, only 2 toilets & showers & our room was right next to the toilet which wasn't so good. Breakfast is just muesli & yoghurt.


100%

This review is for Roomies Suites - not Roomies Hostel. There was a mix up on the booking so we were relocated to Roomies Suites which was much nicer. We were especially happy with this as the other guests in Roomies Hostel invaded our privacy and we did not feel that anything not under lock and key was safe. Roomies Suites was safe, clean, staff were knowledgeable and friendly, the owner really wants everyone (at both places) to have a great time. Roomies Suites is nearer Paragliding/Jet Ski


91%

Great place to stay in Penang.

  • 3rd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Very very good hostel! Nice staff, very clean, perfect location! The only negative thing is that the reception is in the 'same' room as the dorm, so you don't have a lot of privacy! Still I would definitely go back!


97%

The rooms were amazing and adequately furbished - in fact they even had a rain shower. The staffs were utmost polite and went to great lengths to ensure I had a comfortable and easy-going stay. There was a peculiar odor in the reception area but it definitely vanished the next day after I checked in. They had this set of nutritious breakfast to kick start your day and if you didn't like what was served, there are many eateries nearby.


80%

Nice stay but far from Georgetown if that's what you're after... But it's super close to the beach which is nice. If you take the large dorm, the reception is in the same room so it's safe but lacks some privacy. Showers are clean and I love the personal curtains on the beds! Would definitely stay again 😊


100%

Roomies was an absolutely excellent place to stay! The place was so clean and tastefully decorated. The hostel is so moderan and pristine it makes it feel like a hotel. Each bed even has your own socket plug, light and shelf. The breakfast was the best we've seen so far on our travels, the staff (especially Dukhu) were super friendly and helpful. Dukhu even invited us to join in to play some board games. The rooftop is a really cool place to hang out.


100%

Good job!!!

  • 1st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

At first I didn't like the idea that the histel is located in an ugly big concrete building, but then I was positively surprised by the staff, the nice rooftop terrace & cute little chillout balcony, the awesome breakfast in a banana leaf:) and last but not least the best beds I slept in on my journey through Malaysia... thanks!


100%

Worth it. Lovely staff esp Amin. Big clean rooms.

  • 14th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

I love how they set Air Conditioning. When I first entered the room, the A/C is already on for a while! Staff are very awesome, very friendly and very helpful. Don't let the outside building fools you, the lobby and the rooms are fanastic! The breakfast is okay, so small and very simple, wish they have some more options so that I do not have to go to McDonalds to eat more.


89%

Clean and comfy. Friendly staff, pleasant rooftop place. Easily reachable by #101 bus from Georgetown, 5 minutes walk from the beach (though the see is quite dissapointing there).


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