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1981 Guest House

"The self-serve laundry was great and we saved a lot from paying a service."

Abby - May 30, 2018
Ipoh Old Town - 160 m from property 1981 Guest House
Ipoh Railway Station - 520 m from property 1981 Guest House
D.R. Seenivasagam Park - 810 m from property 1981 Guest House
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1981 Guest House

Jalan Market, No. 26A,, Kampung Jawa, Ipoh, Malaysia, 30000 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
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Popular landmarks
Concubine Lane 100 m
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo 100 m
Ho Yan Hor Museum 100 m
Funtasy House Trick Art 110 m
Art of OLDTOWN 200 m
Ipoh Railway Station 550 m
Perak Tong Cave Temple 3.6 km
Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens 5.3 km
Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple 5.4 km
Lost World of Tambun 9.1 km
Nearby landmarks
Miniature Wonders Art Gallery 10 m
Panglima 50 m
Dramatists Hostel (#21) 70 m
Meiko Kaiso Shop 70 m
Perak Ku Kong Chow Association (#22) 100 m
Concubine Lane 100 m
Ipoh High Court 100 m
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo 100 m
Ho Yan Hor Museum 100 m
Yasmin At Kong Heng 100 m

9.3

Exceptional

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • 520 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Ipoh

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Laundry service

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Value for money9.4
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportSultan Azlan Shah Airport (IPH)
Distance to airport3.6 km

Rooms available at 1981 Guest House

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  • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1 king bed and 9 bunk beds
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 111 m²/1195 ft²
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1 Bedroom 1 Livingroom 1 Toilet
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  • Room size: 74 m²/797 ft²
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Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 111 m²/1195 ft²
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at 1981 Guest House?

          Check-in is from 09:00 AM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

          Is breakfast offered at 1981 Guest House?

          Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 4 MYR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

          What is the smoking policy at 1981 Guest House?

          1981 Guest House does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

          What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to 1981 Guest House?

          Ipoh Railway Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 540 m away from 1981 Guest House.

          What restaurants are nearby 1981 Guest House?

          1981 Guest House is located in Kampung Jawa, famous for good restaurants such as Pronto Daily Cafe, The Happy 8 Cafe and Baan Thai Restaurant.

          What popular shopping places are close to 1981 Guest House?

          Shopping options in 1981 Guest House’s Kampung Jawa neighborhood include Gerbang Malam Night Market, Meiko Kaiso Shop and Yik Foong Complex.

          What are popular attractions near 1981 Guest House?

          1981 Guest House is located in Kampung Jawa area, which is famous for attractions such as Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, Concubine Lane and Ho Yan Hor Museum.

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          What people love about 1981 Guest House

          • 10.0

            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "Great and helpful receptionist."

            Mustapha

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            April 24, 2018

          • 8.4

            Excellent
            Cleanliness

            "Place was clean and tidy."

            Abby

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            May 30, 2018

          • 10.0

            Exceptional

            "Very safe place."

            arul

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            May 29, 2018

          Property ranking|Compared to 859 Ipoh properties
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          Room size
          120 sqm.
          Value for money score
          9.5/10
          Location score
          9.3/10
          Cleanliness score
          8.9/10
          Bigger than
          99
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          of Ipoh properties
          Better than
          97
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          of Ipoh properties
          Better than
          97
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          Better than
          94
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          of Ipoh properties
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          Overall rating:

          8.9

          Excellent
          51 reviews
          Cleanliness
          8.9
          Facilities
          8.2
          Location
          9.3
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          What travelers say they love:
          Everything here is PERFECT ♥ Thank you very much!!!!
          Junaphine from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          More about 1981 Guest House

          More about 1981 Guest House

          Located in the heart of Ipoh Historic town in Ipoh, 1981 Guest House features air-conditioned accommodation with free WiFi throughout the property. Rooms are fitted with a shared bathroom fitted with a hot shower facilities, hairdryers and laundry facilities. Extras include towels and linen. You will find a shared lounge and luggage storage is available at the property. The hostel also offers bike hire with free use of city map. Game console, chess and board games are also featured at 1981 Guest House.

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          What they offer

          8.4

          Excellent

          "Overall, good value for the price you pay."

          Abby

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          May 30, 2018

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          Reviews of 1981 Guest House from real guests

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          8.9
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          10
          Cleanliness8.9
          Facilities8.2
          Location9.3
          Service8.6
          Value for money9.4
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          9+ Exceptional (16)
          8-9 Excellent (4)
          7-8 Very Good (4)
          6-7 Good (0)
          <6 Below Expectation (1)
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          Mar - May (8)
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          Sep - Nov (4)
          Dec - Feb (4)
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          8.8
          Excellent
          Rahimah from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in August 2018

          Awesome Customer Service! Highly Recommended”

          I had to change my place of stay since the bus to Ipoh got delayed for several hours and I ended up arriving in Ipoh at 2.00 am instead 11 pm/12 am. I have called them before the first time the bus was rescheduled, informing that I will be arriving at midnight. Unfortunately, the bus got delayed further and I decided to crash in other hotel/hostel nearby the bus terminal. This has cost me more but my main concern was my safety since I travelled alone. I didn't text or inform the staff bout not showing up that night but I didn’t realized that the staff texted me, asking about my exact arrival time. I only replied to them the next morning at 7 am. The language used in the text, how they interact with me was accommodating, professional and deserve a praise. Despite the fact I didn't stay there, they treated me with so much respect and I feel valued. I highly recommend this place because of its top-notch customer service.

          Reviewed September 02, 2018

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Hanna from Austria
          Solo traveler
          Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

          Exceptional”

          I took the female dorm and got one bed in a room comprising of several single beds. The owners are very nice (although communication might be tricky as they don't speak English very well). It's near the railway station and everything of Ipoh can be reached by walking. One negative point: they turn off the AC during the day (that's ok) and turn it on during the night so that it gets really cold. Had to put on extra clothes.

          Reviewed September 04, 2019

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Sol from South Korea
          Solo traveler
          Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

          Clean and Comfortable”

          Great location. Close to some local restaurants and attractions. And the town bus station(Medan Kidd) was within walking distance. The staff was kind and genuinely helpful. The common area was spacious and drinking water(hot/cold) was available. Renting a bicycle was free for the guests. Bathrooms were super clean with hot shower and good water pressure. Bed was cozy with curtains which gave some privacy. And Strong wifi signal anywhere in the guesthouse! I had a comfortable stay.

          Reviewed March 10, 2018

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          Responded July 07, 2018
          1981 Guest House
          8.4
          Excellent
          Abby from Canada
          Couple
          Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in May 2018

          Good amenities”

          Place was clean and tidy. The lounge was very useful to go on your laptop or phone and do some work with a dry cafe to buy some coffee or snacks. Wifi was interrupted a few times though. The self-serve laundry was great and we saved a lot from paying a service. Bike rental was free for guests but you can only have it until 6 pm. Overall, good value for the price you pay.

          Reviewed May 30, 2018

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          Sorry for the internet connection. Sometimes the government technician are doing some upgrading service & this might interrupt the area connection. Thank you!

          Responded July 07, 2018
          1981 Guest House
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Victoria from United States
          Solo traveler
          Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in January 2020

          Exceptional”

          GREAT location and price but not quiet and very uncomfy pillow. You must use a key card to get in and out of room which beeps everytime and the call to prayer at 5am seems right next door. AC gets turned off at 6 a.m but there are individual fans. I was the only person in dorm until staff came in at 11:15 and made a bed. I think the family lives there too. Not sure.

          Reviewed January 16, 2020

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          8.8
          Excellent
          JIA from Singapore
          Solo traveler
          Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in October 2018

          Excellent”

          Near Ipoh bus terminal and local attractions.

          Reviewed October 06, 2018

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          arul from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in May 2018

          Exceptional”

          I was really happy to stay here as the place is really clean including 2 toilets. Got place to hang the clothes outside. Hot shower( have heater).Have washing machine.A bit hot when i entered in daytime because they only ON the AC at night. ( have small fan above your head at the bed)Its was easy when i out and i just placed the scanning card on the reception table and then check out myself at early morning.So convenient. Very safe place.

          Reviewed May 29, 2018

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          Responded July 07, 2018
          1981 Guest House
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Mustapha from United States
          Couple
          Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in April 2018

          best hostel in ipoh”

          great and helpful receptionist. hot shower and tea coffee 24/7 living room area is huge and location is awesome. I will comeback k again. thank you.

          Reviewed April 24, 2018

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          Responded July 07, 2018
          1981 Guest House
          8.0
          Excellent
          Kim from Germany
          Solo traveler
          Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in June 2019

          Ok for 1-2 nights”

          + Female dorm was a huge room with a lotsof space to store your belongings + Free hot and cold water + early check-in + Close to bus and train station - staff doesn't speak English - you have to pay extra for towels - community room really dark and old - they have to sent you an access code otherwise you can't get into the building

          Reviewed June 13, 2019

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Jackalyn from Malaysia
          Group
          Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

          Exceptional”

          The location is good, close to town area which is within 15 minutes walking distance. Accomodations are satisfactory, but during my time of stay the shower faucet was broken which made it extremely difficult to turn the knob. Hope the owners will replace it soon

          Reviewed July 04, 2018

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          Sorry for the disappointment. Before your stay, we had a group booking for all our room during that month. We did not notice about it & we had replaced it after your feedback. Thank you!

          Responded July 07, 2018
          1981 Guest House
          7.6
          Very good
          Hafiz from Malaysia
          Business traveler
          Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

          Poor ventilation, otherwise excellent”

          Got a bit of giddiness, woke up feeling a bit tired. Oxygen and ventilation in the room is poor. Otherwise it is indeed value for money.

          Reviewed May 07, 2018

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          edman from Malaysia
          Family with young children
          Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in January 2020

          Nice and in town all location is near ”

          All my family members happy and my friends all requested to stay over there

          Reviewed January 27, 2020

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          7.2
          Very good
          ngai from Malaysia
          Business traveler
          Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

          Very good”

          6 bed dorms is very noisy. air-conditioning noisy, car noisy, temple noisy..... Dusty room.

          Reviewed November 13, 2018

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Junaphine from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

          Highly Recommended”

          Everything here is PERFECT ♥ Thank you very much!!!!

          Reviewed August 21, 2019

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          8.0
          Excellent
          chee from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in June 2018

          Very good”

          everything is good except pillow no so comfortable

          Reviewed June 19, 2018

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          Thank you & we will notice about it. May I know which bed during your stay?

          Responded July 07, 2018
          1981 Guest House
          8.8
          Excellent
          AKHIRO from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in June 2018

          Good hot water”

          Good hot water

          Reviewed June 14, 2018

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          Thank you!

          Responded July 07, 2018
          1981 Guest House
          4.0
          Hemanathan from Malaysia
          Group
          Economy Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in January 2020

          No privacy”

          Staff mood depends, no privacy

          Reviewed January 30, 2020

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          HYUNGMIN from South Korea
          Group
          Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in March 2018

          좋아좋아”

          완전좋아

          Reviewed March 09, 2018

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          Thank you!

          Responded July 07, 2018
          1981 Guest House
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Ken from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

          Exceptional”

          位置很好,环境也很舒适 老板超亲切的。

          Reviewed June 23, 2019

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Yibing from China
          Solo traveler
          Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in May 2019

          位置优越中文客服”

          下单时考虑是位置,也不介意房间,入住后感觉不错。老板一家是当地华人,非常干净。因为离火车站近,周边有华人开的店铺,很方便。

          Reviewed May 03, 2019

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