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My third time in Penang, as i use it for visa runs, an it's the first time i've stayed longer than i should. Booked two nites stayed five and actually enjoyed my time here. Great with the curtains on the bunk thing, ac, no bed bugs!(Bonus with this city) Great free brekkie, nice communual area, and the staff are kind and helpful, plus it's in a brilliant location, cant fault the place, wd defo 100% recommend here, i'll be back again! Thanks for a great stay Roomies X
Nice hostel! very well situated. The room I stayed in was quite small (4 bed) but your bed comes with your own curtain for more privacy, powerpoint and light, so what more do you need :-). I think I've met the owner, and read that he was suppose to be very nice. Indeed he was, with giving advise what to do
Stayed in a 6-bed mixed dorm in their main building. Nice, clean, comfy beds. Great atmosphere for meeting fellow travelers. The place is a few minutes walk from several attractions including Love Lane, Fort Cornwallis, Little India.
Very clean and comfortable place to stay in!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Enjoyed my stay in both roommates 1 and 2, staff were very friendly and accommodating, beds were very comfy and clean. Loved that we had a curtain, plug and light per bed. Only downside for me was sleeping in the 4-bed dorm in roomates 2 - it was a tiny cell, no window and no air which meant I could barely breathe at night (esp when my roommates turned off the AC). One window over the corridor was above my bed and staff turned on the lights at 8am waking me up. Unnecessary.
Pros 1:The owner is really nice and speak really good english 2: The beds and facilities are above par, lots of space, and personal curtains for the bunks. 3: Aircon in all the rooms 4: free breakfast (toast,eggs,coffee ex) 5: personal reading light/rack/plugins Cons 1: really bad wifi 2: not much room in the lounge
Location is great! Its at lorong chulia, which is few steps away from Lebuh chulia n less than 10 minutes walk from terminal jetty. Wall paintings r walkable from the hostel! Staffs r helpful to guide on the street food location. The hostel design is great! Overall i enjoyed my 2 nights stay n will definitely recommend it !
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Staffs there are cute and friendly!beds are clean and comfortable,storng air con and wifi!def will book again next time
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Good value for the price paid. Location was good right off the main backpackers strip and next to little India. Small hostel and felt very homey which is what they were going for I believe. I did find a bug or two (won't say bedbug) crawling around the sheets though I'm not easily turned off by them
Very nice hostel with great staff. Cleanest hostel I saw in SE-Asia
It was nice stay at Roommates Penang. Staff is very friendly and helpful, thank you everyone.
Roommates is in a good, central location in Georgetown and the staff are excellent. It also had the second-best wifi I have come across at a hostel in Malaysia. Unfortunately, however, the 4-bed female dorm was the smallest dorm I've ever stayed in, with no more room than a slither of space between the two bunk beds, so you have to put your bags under the bed (which on the plus side were super comfy). There also wasn't much space to hang-out outside of the room.
good place to stay at Penang. the location is near to many street food, minimarket, tradtional market,restaurant, cheap laundry store, and near to main street that passing by a lot of public bus from ferry and train station. the hostel. the building is small, cozy, and clean. every night i have chilled out time at terrace with tea or fruit before go to sleep and i enjoyed it. the map from receptionist is help me enjoyed Penang. recommended hostel for traveler.
Good location for walking in the city, but not so good for the sleep (it's noisy). Ok for the bed curtains. Staff is helpful (even if their English pronunciation is hard to understand) and they can also book bus ticket (with pickup @ hostel) for you. Very low social atmosphere.
I think one of the best places in George Town, next to the great Little India and all the street food, just perfect!
I stayed at the 8-beds dorm, despite booking for a mixed 4-beds dorm. But, I am not unhappy about it. The 8-beds dorm is equipped with air-con which works well. Also, it's nice that everyone actually has a small curtain to have some privacy for themselves when they're in bed and personal reading light so that you wouldn't affect the others when everyone else is sleeping. Breakfast was good as well. You can have as many eggs and breads/toasts that you need. The staffs are very friendly as well.
very clean place, awesome beds, with little curtains to make it your own little space. good showers, nice breakfast, great being able to do some washings. Staff was helpfull and very nice.