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Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Roommates is such a great place to stay in Penang. I got the recommendation of this guest house from a friend who stayed there earlier this year. Located in Lorong Pasar (Roommates 2) which is the heart of George Town, it's only few minutes walking to other interesting destinations of the town, to the bus stop and the street food...

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Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Good location from ferry port it's only 10mins. Every stuffs shows me great hospitality. Especially I love that huge bank beds!! フェリー乗り場から10分程歩くと着きます。 ペナン島はドミトリー主体で基本的に料金は高めです。 ここは料金はドミトリーとして安いわけではないですが、清潔でエアコンの効いたWi-Fi環境の広い二段ベッドを提供してくれます。 どこにいくにも申し分ないロケーションだと思います。 スタッフはみなフレンドリーで最高でした。

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Raleigh
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

The location of this hostel is perfect! Right in the middle of Georgetown so all the sights are within walking distance, and it's surrounded by many cafés, bakeries, restaurants, and the street food market is the next street over. The beds are comfortable and they have privacy curtains, personal lights, an outlet, and a shelf. The bathrooms are clean although...

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Quezon City, Philippines
Reviewed 18 July 2014

I had a great time staying here. Met a lot of people as well. I love the beds, even if I stayed at the top bunk of the bed, it didn't make a lot of noise unlike with other hostels. Very sturdy too! The staff was friendly, Mr. PK is a great guy. He even made an effort to mail...

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Kobe, Japan
Reviewed 24 June 2014

I've visited Georgetown several times and stayed at various hostels, but Roommates is by far the best of them. The rooms are dorms but the beds are really comfortable and rooms spotless. The staff are helpful and you are located right in the centre of Georgetown, yet it's nice and quiet to have a good night's sleep. A big thanks...

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Rockford, Illinois
Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

I can't begin to thank the staff enough for the wonderful time I had here. P.K. was the friendliest person I've met in Malaysia. He always had time for a chat and made sure to invite us over to the 2nd location for a birthday party. The hostel itself is very clean and comfortable. Normally I opt for places with...

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Petaling Jaya
Reviewed 22 May 2014

The place was terrifyingly clean I was almost embarrassed when asked to take off my shoes! From there, you're a few minutes walk from Georgetown landmarks you probably have marked in your maps. At night, there's a long queue of hawkers so it's a feast. The internet connection was pretty fast so you can spend sometime uploading your pics..or chat...

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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We looked around for a while before chosing this place, it was the right choise. Really nice clean, friendly.Our room was totally new. The staff had so mush informaion about the place we didnt need an information centre at all. Its right in the middle of every where.

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Au, Austria
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Roomate Penang is such a nice place to stay. Everything is so clean. The staff is supper nice as well. I really love how the bathroom is super clean so as the bed room. it is located at the center of george town so it easy to walk to some attractions.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 5 March 2014

The hostel is nearly right on the street Chulia, which is pretty much the centre of Georgetown, you can get almost anything you want on this street, so great location. Staff are quite friendly though some of them do not speak that good English. Beds are quite comfy with curtains, AC works well. It didn't have that many roommates when...

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WHO ARE WE and WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN STAYING WITH US??*18 century straits eclectic pre war shoplot - YES!*Experience staying in a classic heritage shop in Penang - YES!*Clean and comfortable- YES! *The place is so new you can even smell the paint- YES!*Guaranteed the Funnest guesthouse on the island- SOOO YES!*Value for money- YES!*So near to the heritage attractions, you can see it- YES!*So near to Penang Hawker food, you can smell it- YES!*SUPER Easy to get here by bus- YES! YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!!! :D We hope to having and seeing you real soon!Roommates Penang Guesthouse is housed in an 18th century refurbished ‘Straits Eclectic’ prewar shop lot centrally located within the core Heritage Zone of Georgetown, Penang. We are within walking distance to famous hawker food stalls like Chulia Street, Kimberly Street, shopping malls like Komtar, Prangin Mall and 1st Avenue as well as morning markets like Chowrasta Market. All the ‘MUST SEE’ Heritage attractions within Penang are located around the guesthouse and can be easily explored by foot or by bicycle. We also offer bicycles for rent for the convenience of our guests. Roommates Penang is definitely the ‘smallest’, ‘newest’ and ‘funnest’ (we made this word up!) guesthouse on the island. Although the exterior and certain sections of the guesthouse still retains its prewar features, we did cracked our brains to come up with a simplistic yet modern interior so that you can fully enjoy an open concept guesthouse that only has a land space of 530 ft2. ... more   less 

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Address: 17 B Lorong Chulia, George Town, Penang Island 11200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: $18 - $52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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