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|Distance to city centre||0.5 km|
|"Great staff and great location"||(in 108 reviews)|
|"Perfect location and very friendly staff."||(in 81 reviews)|
|"Free water refill is available."||(in 12 reviews)|
|"No windows in the room."||(in 15 reviews)|
|"Very noisy during the night."||(in 2 reviews)|
|"WiFi was pretty horrible and spotty."||(in 13 reviews)|
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|art street||in 41 reviews|
|bars restaurants cafes||in 36 reviews|
|bathrooms are clean||in 4 reviews|
|breakfast was good||in 66 reviews|
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|easy walk||in 11 reviews|
|free water||in 21 reviews|
|george town||in 5 reviews|
|great location||in 159 reviews|
|little india||in 6 reviews|
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|nice hostel||in 16 reviews|
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|old building||in 42 reviews|
|right in the heart||in 15 reviews|
|single room||in 80 reviews|
|staff were friendly||in 111 reviews|
|tea and coffee||in 45 reviews|
|toast with butter||in 6 reviews|
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|years old||in 10 reviews|
The guesthouse is in the center: temples, historical buildings, Chinatown and Little India are just a few minutes walk. A bus stop for local buses is also very close, which is important if you want to explore not just Georgetown, but the rest of Penang Island as well. Old Penang Guesthouse is a 100-year-old building - and it looks like that :) It is properly cleaned, there is free tea, coffee, and water to drink. Breakfast is simple: toast, jam, some cornflakes, fruits, but it was okay. It is easy to socialise with other people in the lounge.
The building needs some renovation. There is no window in the female dorm. However, the lounge behind the reception is a very cosy and pleasant place, so you can stay there instead of the dorm when you are not having programs.
Great location, everything is just a few minutes away. Good food nearby.
Not enough sockets for charging the phone. Walls are very thin. Loud music from bad performers in the evening.
Always clean, always available fresh tea and coffee, great air con, friendly staff, amazing location, cheapest beer in George Town just around the corner but this hostel manages to remain quite chilled and relaxed and the old style house is really nice.
Nothing! It was great
Friendly place in an excellent location
Many of the other guests were very noisy, heavy footed along the wooden floors which made it difficult to sleep
With a stay at Old Penang Guesthouse - Hostel in George Town (Downtown George Town), you'll be a 2-minute walk from Camera Museum and 8 minutes by foot from Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage.
based on 831 reviews
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- Clean facilities
- Clean bathroom
- Friendly atmosphere
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Most popular landmarks
- Kuan Ying Teng Temple 211 m
- Muzium Negeri Pulau Pinang 248 m
- Little India 260 m
- Masjid Kapitan Keling 261 m
- St. George's Church 263 m
- Sri Mariamman Temple 275 m
|George Town Penang Intl||15.1 km|
|Alor Setar||86.1 km|