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The 80's Guesthouse

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

The 80's Guesthouse is located at 100 years old shophouses in the heart of Georgetown, Penang, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is only a stroll away from most of the historical landmarks like Little India, Fort Connwallis, Kapitan Keling Mosque, Khoo Kongsi, Kuan Yin Temple and Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion.

This guesthouse is all about preserving the memories of the building, expressing the detailing, creating a natural, comfortable and authentic interior which appears to be a joy to occupy. All effort has been made to preserve as much of the character of the existing building as possible. Existing features have been left untouched while new circulation has been added. The interior retains traces of its previous incarnations in the form of sections of exposed beams, brickwork and aged door. Those incredible worn walls were simply left to be as they are – patchy and broken – without the need to make them perfect by restoring or covering them up.

The 80's guesthouse offers amazing value for travelers who looking for a comfortable and unique stay on budget. We hope the total experience will be authentic and create timeless feel to you.

[Room Type]
- Double Bed Private : Private room with Queen size bed.
- Twin Private : Private room with single size bunk bed for 2 person.
- Deluxe 4 Bed Mixed Dorm : Extra large dorm bed, ideal for couples. 1 bed can sleep up to 2 person. Each dorm sleeps up to 4 couples.
- 6 Bed Mixed Dorm : Dormitory with single size bunk bed.
- 4 Bed Female Dorm : Female-only dormitory.
All room without bathroom attached.

[Facilities]
- Breakfast included
- Air-Conditioning in all rooms
- Free Internet and WiFi access
- Towels, linens and duvets provided
- Shampoo and body wash provided
- Powerful hot water shower
- Big lockers for dormitory
- Individual reading lamps and electrical plug
- TV lounge with Blu-ray movies
- Free drinking water
- Free coffee and tea for all day
- 24 hours security camera View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Apr 2019
    Awesome hostel in a great location! Even though we arrived late in the evening there are many restaurants that are open late down the same street. Friendly staff, laundry service was great, rooms and bathrooms were clean! Highly recommend staying here in georgetown!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    07 Jun 2019
    Great location, staff have laundry service which is brilliant after travelling around! Our last night was very loud as other guests were shouting downstairs - also doors opening and closing vibrate the entire building. Amazing place to stay though, super clean and comfy beds!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    26 Apr 2019
    This hostel was wonderful! There was a lovely area downstairs to relax and the atmosphere was awesome. I met so many people here - one of them being a late-50s lady who told me about all her travels!! It is very close to the street art, Little India, and the harbour side, so a walk from the jetty to the hostel was ~15 mins. Everything was very clean, and towels are provided. Internet was very slow upstairs, but downstairs it was fine. Quite creaky as building is an oldie, but goldie ;)
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    08 Apr 2019
    Really nice hostel. The location was brilliant, right on Love Lane, a 1 minute walk from all the bars but was still really quiet. There was really good street food just down the road. The beds were really comfy and we met some really cool people. The free breakfast and coffee was a massive plus too.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    12 Apr 2019
    Good location, clean and with great staff. Only complaint would be the lack of social atmosphere. Full sized lockers can fit most rucksacks but if you don’t tend to use them it’s worth nothing the room door never seemed to get locked (that’s subject to your roommates though so not a fault of the hostel)... Pretty good WiFi too.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    08 May 2019
    This is a good hostel and a very convenient place to stay. It is close to everything in town. The hostel is kept clean and tidy during the day. Breakfast is about average but it needs to be laid out better, everything is on top of each other. Staff have to remember they are looking after foreigners and not locals and treat them as such. Stayed here before and will do so again
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    21 Mar 2019
    Great location, right on love lane so bars and restaurants are really close by (Holy Guacamole the Mexican restaurant/ bar was a favourite of ours). Comfy beds. Bathrooms were always clean although only 2 toilets whilst there is 4 or 5 showers. Wouldn’t say it was an overly social hostel- most people seemed to just keep themselves to themselves. Staff were really friendly and check in was really quick and easy :)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    01 Jun 2019
    It was nosy because of the other guests. At reception they give you earplugs. Location was perfect for sightseeing, but Love Lane is a party street. At night was loud also because of night animals. Rooms were clean.
    Slovenia, Couple, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Apr 2019
    The only real problem that I had with the hostel was that the WiFi was awful and I couldn’t connect to it in my bed. The security system at night is a bit strange with a padlock on the front door which everyone has to unlock and lock back up to get in or out at night. The location is great and the hostel is clean although the toilets smelt a bit.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    18 Mar 2019
    The best thing about this hostel is the location. It’s right in the middle of the action and everything is walking distance away. Staff is friendly and helpful when you approach them. If you’re a light sleeper, I suggest staying elsewhere because the walls are thin and floors make a lot of noise. Unfortunately, the quiet hours/noise policy isn’t enforced either. Also, I woke up in the middle of the night to use the restroom and saw two big rats running across the second floor of the hostel.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's


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