Old Penang Guesthouse

Old Penang Guesthouse

53 Love lane, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200
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    Old Penang Guesthouse Reviews

    8.2
    Excellent
    /10
    (172 reviews)See what guests said
    10.0
    Exceptional

    "The place was clean, and we had the room at the back which w..."

    Dale

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    August 15, 2018

    8.4
    Excellent service
    Recommended by 85% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Old Penang Guesthouse

    • 810 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Penang

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    This property is in high demand!Last booked a few minutes ago
    Exceptional
    Location
    9.1
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    Exceptional location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Loo Pun Hong40 m
  • Spider Web Internet90 m
  • The Camera Museum150 m
  • Stardust180 m
  • Penang Chinese Town Hall210 m
  • Ng Fook Thong Temple220 m
  • Kuan Yin Teng Temple230 m
  • Kapitan Keling Mosque230 m
  • Kapitan Keling230 m
  • NJ Books Centre230 m
  • Value for money8.1
    Location rating9.1
    Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
    Distance to airport16.0 km

    Rooms available at Old Penang Guesthouse

    Double Room with Private Bathroom
    Double Room with Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 1 double bed
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    Triple Private Room
    Triple Private Room
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
    • No Windows view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Single Room Shared Bathroom
    Single Room Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
    • No Windows view
    • 1 single bed
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    Twin Room Shared Bathroom
    Twin Room Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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    • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
    • No Windows view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Double Room Shared Bathroom
    Double Room Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    What people love about Old Penang Guesthouse

    • 8.0
      Very good

      "The communal bathrooms were clean and stocked with soap."

      victoria

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      June 23, 2018

    • 8.0
      Very good

      "The location is great."

      victoria

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      June 23, 2018

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "Location was great."

      Novi

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      July 19, 2018

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Breakfast was good, they serve bread for you to toast or eat..."

    Ahmad

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    January 9, 2019

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    8.0
    Very good

    "i enjoy love music from near cafe from hostel"

    nur

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    November 22, 2018

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    From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

    Reviews of Old Penang Guesthouse from real guests

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    8.2
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    10
    Cleanliness7.9
    Facilities7.4
    Location9.1
    Service8.4
    Value for money8.1
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Fleur from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Single Room Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 7 nights in January 2019

    Great place to stay on a budget!”

    The staff were so helpful here. They went out of their way to recommend restaurants, travel information and answer questions. The room is good for the price. I stayed in a single room and they offered me earplugs because sometimes the music on love lane is a bit loud but I wanted the room close to the wifi so I was near the front. I was working online and have to say the wifi wasn't great. But I had a simcard so I used my hotspot when it was too slow. The location is great. It is walking distance from Little India and Chinatown. There is bus about 100m away you can get to Penang Hill, Batu Ferringgi Beach or Kek Lok Si Temple. They serve toast, fruit and tea/coffee for breakfast. Tea, coffee and water are available for free all through the day which of course is good if you're on a budget too! I liked the building it is a wooden floor old style colonial building with high ceilings etc. not the super fancy posh style hotel. Overall I would highly recommend this place.

    Reviewed February 05, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    PINGHSIEN from Taiwan
    Couple
    Double Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Signature old house in love lane.”

    This is an over 100 years old house. Guesthouse hosts maintain this in good quality and very friendly. Since always open main door and located in old block, so some mosquitoes flys in room or public area.

    Reviewed January 02, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Lydyewatty from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Mosquitos in the room”

    Location is good on love lane if you're looking for bars, and lots of restaurants nearby. Just don't get the rooms facing the street as it would be noisy. We booked double room ensuite unfortunately there is so much mosquitos because the toilet has an opening and not covered so the mozzys could come in. The hotel should cover it up. If you book a double room don't get this one. Free flow of local Coffee and simple breakfast toast is nice.

    Reviewed November 25, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Ghemar from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Single Room Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

    Good location, clean and cheap hostel.”

    If you want a place where the action is, go for this hostel. lots of food option, bars, 7/11 and easy access to taxi and bus.. they are very strict on the check-in/check-out time policy so don't expect you can check-in earlier than 2 pm.

    Reviewed November 16, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    xinchen from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Decent place to spend with ”

    Mix dom is clean and decent space, staff are nice and helpful especially the guy staff working on midnight is awesome

    Reviewed February 10, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Ahmad from Malaysia
    Group
    Twin Room Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018

    Good place to stay for a short trip!”

    Breakfast was good, they serve bread for you to toast or eat it with a few types of spread plus free flow of coffee or tea for breakfast. Water dispenser also there for you to refill, just don't forget to bring your own bottle. Just some tips, kindly ask for room at the back side of the guesthouse if you want some good sleep because there are many bar that play loud music in front of the guesthouse. If you don't mind loud and noisy environment to sleep you can choose the front side. Please be advised parking for car can be a bit troublesome if you return late to the guesthouse, you cannot simply park at the area in front of the bar because they will add more table/seat at the parking spot. But they have paid parking lot beside the guesthouse if you don't mind to pay ;)

    Reviewed January 09, 2019
    3.2
    Jing from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Triple Private Room
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

    Worset stay, Very rude staff!”

    The lady claims she was the owner. We booked bnb with breakfast, she had shown very bad attidudte to us and coimplained we had too much slicdes of bread! There was just 2 bags of bread, 3 can of bread spread/butter/jam, all the cheapest one you can get from supermarket... and 2 bottle of milk, no refill!! And she is still complaining we had too much!! This is the most expensive bnb in George town when we booked! Worest experiene ever! Never go back again. The room was rundown and the window cannot close...

    Reviewed December 10, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Dale from United States
    Couple
    Double Room Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 5 nights in August 2018

    Great location, lot of character”

    The guesthouse is ideally located in Georgetown, close to lots of great street food. The place was clean, and we had the room at the back which was reasonably quiet. There are bars nearby which frequently have live music

    Reviewed August 15, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Reti from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Twin Room Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 5 nights in March 2018

    Overall not bad”

    Nice place in general. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Rooms are nice and clean. Sometimes no hot water though and it is difficult sleep because some guests are extremely noisy. The rooms are not soundproof at all so you can hear anything and everyone. Lots of mice running around the place as well. Wifi is not working in the rooms and not enough free seats in the shared area. The staff is also sitting and relaxing in the shared area so sometimes not possible to access the wifi at all. It’s a bit annoying since we needed to make arrangements for our next stay. Book flights, accommodation etc. Ok place to stay except those few things.

    Reviewed March 29, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    DANA from Canada
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

    great location and very helpful staff”

    The hostel is near the bus stop and good street food. The staff were friendly and helped with which public buses to take to different sights as well as booking my onward bus. It has little lockers to store your valuables and kept quite clean for an old building.

    Reviewed March 12, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Charlotte from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double Room Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Excellent”

    Lovely building and very friendly staff. Only downside was breakfast was at 8am, it could be a little earlier than this.

    Reviewed February 27, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    nur from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    Twin Room Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Good hostel and live soft music from near cafe.”

    Mayority guest is from western people. Good hostel but for guest from asia especially malay, indo, thai or singapore will not conform with toilet. Since only cleaning 1x in 1 day. Every night or morning i can see pee or poop guest but not cleaning well and staff at there not check it. But so far staff really hell us. And i enjoy love music from near cafe from hostel

    Reviewed November 22, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Kevin from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Single Room Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Nice and unique experience”

    Hostel is in an almost century-old structure, so you will feel that “timehop” experience to the past. All basic needs are provided. The bed sometimes sounds quirky, but overall it is a peaceful stay.

    Reviewed January 23, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Maxime from France
    Couple
    Double Room Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

    Exceptional”

    Nice guesthouse, very similar to the 80's guesthouse, which is actually owned by the same people. It is a bit cheaper but also a bit less cozy than the 80's. The room and common area were very clean though and the staff also very friendly. I recommend it

    Reviewed February 04, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Cassandra from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Single Room Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

    Central location in Georgetown. Comfortable and Clean Guesthouse”

    I stayed in single bed room with shared bathroom and have no complaints. The guesthouse is in a central location and easy to access restaurants and attractions in Georgetown. The room was basic, but clean and comfortable. Breakfast is toast and fruit, but there is a kitchen that can be used if you wish to purchase and make your own. Staff are friendly and accommodating.

    Reviewed January 11, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Muhammad from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Single Room Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017

    Excellent atmosphere!”

    Definitely worth for money. I did not stay in the bunk-bed-room, i stayed in a single room (shared bathroom). Everything was just fine, facilities are complete, hot shower works very well. Surrounding might be very noisy as this hostel is just few steps away from the midnight pubs and bars as you can still drop the beat (lol) from your room even it is 3:00 am! This is true, and I like it. Do not worry about foods and shops,as they are just walking distance range from the hostel. The receptionist, an Indian lady named Ms. Jeya is so friendly that she showed everything and recommended place to eat.

    Reviewed May 02, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Gal from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

    Lovely Place”

    Really appreciated my stay here. Great people, good location, they always kept everything very clean and were very helpful. Was a very safe and welcoming atmosphere, not too loud either, was quiet and peaceful. Will come back here next time i am in Penang!

    Reviewed September 08, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Jan from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Single Room Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

    In the Heart of Penang”

    I was on a Visa Run from Thailand. The hotel is right on Love Lane in the heart of Penang. My room was above the reception quiet close to the road and it therefore was quiet noisy. Great Location though!

    Reviewed July 21, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    victoria from United Kingdom
    Family with young children
    Twin Room Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

    Nice hostel - not family friendly”

    We - myself, my husband and our 4 year old -stayed two nights at this hotel. We checked in very late on the first night. This hotel is on a party street. Our room was at the front and we may as well have had our bed on the pavement! We moved to the back in the second night and slept a lot better. The beds had soft spring mattresses which we were really happy about - unfortunately one bed was broken so the bed sank right down in the middle. The breakfast is simply toast and jam - and tea and coffee available throughout the day at no charge. This is nice but not really “breakfast”. We had the same thing at a hotel in KL but they offered it only as a courtesy rather than offering bed and breakfast. The hostel was fairly stylish if a bit tired. I would have loved it as a twenty something backpacker. As a family we felt a little out of place and my son simply stepping heavily in the stairs and running in the hallway - as four year olds do - drew many remarks from the staff. The communal bathrooms were clean and stocked with soap. The location is great. I would recommend this place if you want to be totally in the thick of things and sleep isn’t super important to you!! I would not recommend for a family.

    Reviewed June 23, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Ismail from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

    Bed Frame too old”

    I booked room for 2 with bathroom. The bed frame is giving 'sound' even if you just seat on the bed. Maybe the purpose is to suit the theme of an old building.

    Reviewed September 18, 2018
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