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8.9

Excellent

52 reviews

52 reviews

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9.3

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
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

Popular landmarks
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

Closest landmarks
Funtasy House Trick Art

110 m

Jan Sahib’s Office (#19)

130 m

Mikasa Photo Shop (#20)

130 m

Postcard 2rm

140 m

Chung Thye Pin Building (#12)

150 m

1981 Guest House

Jalan Market, No. 26A,, Kampung Jawa, Ipoh, Malaysia, 30000 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. It's centrally located in Kampung Jawa only 540 m from public transport, so that you'll have easy access to local areas. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Lost World of Tambun. This 5-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Ipoh

Top Value

520 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

80 meters to Funtasy House Trick Art

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Laundry service

Wi-Fi in public areas

Car park [charges apply]

Smoke-free property

Hand sanitizer

Staff trained in safety protocol

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Ipoh every 3 minutes on Agoda.com
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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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Frequently asked questions

    Does 1981 Guest House have a hot tub?

    1981 Guest House does not have a hot tub.

    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.

    How do I get to 1981 Guest House?

    Parking is available for an additional charge.

    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?

    1981 Guest House is located in Kampung Jawa area which features shopping places such as 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

      Exceptional

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

      edman

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      January 27, 2020

    • 9.6

      Exceptional
      Location

      "It's near the railway station and everything of Ipoh can be reached by walking."

      Hanna

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      September 4, 2019

    • 10

      Exceptional

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

      Junaphine

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      August 21, 2019

    Property ranking|Compared to 977 Ipoh properties
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    Room size
    120 sqm.
    Couples review score
    8.9/10
    Value for money score
    9.4/10
    Location score
    9.3/10
    Bigger than
    99
    %
    of Ipoh properties
    Better than
    97
    %
    of Ipoh properties
    Better than
    96
    %
    of Ipoh properties
    Better than
    95
    %
    of Ipoh properties
    Overall rating:

    8.9

    Excellent
    52 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.9
    Facilities
    8.2
    Location
    9.3
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    More about 1981 Guest House

    More about 1981 Guest House

    1981 Guest House

    For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Ipoh, 1981 Guest House is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Ipoh has to offer. Find yourself incredibly close to Ipoh Railway Station. Just 540 m away, you can pack more into every day with simple transportation access with a stay at 1981 Guest House.
    1981 Guest House provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the hotel. Packing light is possible at 1981 Guest House thanks to the hotel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean.
    For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hotel.
    Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with linen service and air conditioning. In-room entertainment amenities including the television is provided in some rooms. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


    Around the property

    Experience all the sights and local attractions of Ipoh with 1981 Guest House as your base. An afternoon of browsing the works at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo located 90 m away can familiarize you with the local art scene. Don't limit yourself to one neighborhood. While here, take advantage of easy access to 1981 Guest House located close to Ipoh Railway Station only 540 m away.


    Reasons to stay here

    Get more than you bargain for here, which scores value for money higher than 95% of the city's accommodation.
    Past guests love the cleanliness here, ranking it higher than 91% of the city's accommodation.
    Ranking higher than 95% of the city's accommodations options, this is a great choice for location.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Excellent
    Facilities

    8.2

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Chinese [Mandarin]
    • Malay

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Services and conveniences

    • Elevator
    • Laundry service
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Hand sanitizer
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Staff trained in safety protocol

    Access

    • CCTV in common areas
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Pets allowed

    Getting around

    • Car park [charges apply]

    Sports equipment rental

    • Bicycle rental

    Available in all rooms

    • Air conditioning
    • Desk
    • Fire extinguisher
    • First aid kit
    • Free bottled water
    • Hair dryer
    • Ironing facilities
    • LAN Internet in room [free]
    • Linens
    • Toiletries
    • Towels
    • TV
    • Washing machine
    • Wi-Fi [free]
    Location
    Jalan Market, No. 26A,, Kampung Jawa, Ipoh, Malaysia, 30000
    Exceptional
    Location

    9.3

    Airports

    • Sultan Azlan Shah Airport (IPH)
      3.6 km 14 min drive
    • Penang International Airport (PEN)
      118.3 km 1.7 hour drive

    Public transportation

    • Ipoh Railway Station
      550 m

    Hospital or clinic

    • H-Point Pharmacy
      800 m

    Shopping

    • Ipoh Parade Shopping Centre
      1.3 km

    Convenience store

    • 7 Eleven
      360 m

    Cash withdrawal

    • ATM
      290 m
    What's nearby

    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
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Children 0-1 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from09:00
    • Check-out until12:00

    Extras

    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)4 MYR

    The property

    • Number of rooms 20

    Reviews of 1981 Guest House from real guests

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    8.9
    /
    10
    Cleanliness8.9
    Facilities8.2
    Location9.3
    Service8.6
    Value for money9.4
    High score for Ipoh
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (17)
    8-9 Excellent (4)
    7-8 Very Good (4)
    6-7 Good (0)
    <6 Below Expectation (1)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (8)
    Jun - Aug (10)
    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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    Thank you!

    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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    Thank you!

    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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