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Ipoh, Malaysia
Reviewed 9 March 2016

the location of this hostel are right in the middle of the city. the staff are super friend. the room are super cozy. the bed are very high end. and the place very clean. you will get more that what you pay for. and the $ per night are very cheap.

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Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Roommates is a very nice hostel. Everything is really clean and the beds are comfortable and pretty big. With breakfast you get two eggs which is nice. But the best thing are the hostel managers. They are very helpfull and very friendly.

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Sepang, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 November 2015

A budget hotel, best for friends and catching up session. They have ladies only hostel which is very convenient for us ladies. Called early and the place was fully booked, got another call the next day offering us the whole room (room for 4) for a very reasonable price since someone cancelled their booking last minute; lucky us. The room...

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 29 October 2015

We went there due to the big reviews and because a friend of ours had also stayed there a few years ago and he highly recommended it. Got there, settled in and there was this weird smell in the rooms and we didn't really understood why, however, after a while we got used to it. There was two more people...

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4Thank Carla S
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Nice and comfy dorms, central location , walking distance from ferry port, dorms beds are some of the best tried, place closes up at night so no so durable for late night people like me , though the owner was very welcoming even I just walk in late at night

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Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 15 September 2015

great place!! wifi was fast and the staffs are very nice friendly. i stayed in the mixed bedroom and its really nice because everyone was very social with each other. will totally recommend it to my friends and i will definitely come back.

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Philippines
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Solo Traveler. Stayed there for 7 nights from 30 August to 6 September 2015, on a 4-bed dorm room. -Very comfy beds and pillow -Clean toilet (only no hot shower at least during my stay) -Friendly and respectful staff -I like the curtain and light + socket per bed as it allows for some privacy -I kept thinking I was...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I stayed for 2 nights and found it pretty satisfactory at first. Basic amenities and accommodation hosts who didn't hesitate to share info on the best places to eat and visit nearby. However, upon entering the room there was a smell like freshly cut grass /guava. I ignored it as I got used to it after awhile but many red...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2015

This was a great place to stay, easy to reach numerous places in George town. The staff were very helpful, booking onward travel and finding the right maps for me. Also the size makes it very friendly - it only has 3 dorms so everyone recognises everyone! Only downside really was noise really carries so even people chatting in the...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 August 2015

As motorbike overlanders, we headed to Roommates in the hope that they may have suitable parking space for our bikes. They did not (so we did not actually stay there) however, the exceptionally friendly PK went to the trouble of recommending and walking us to a place nearby which turned out to be perfect. This review is, therefore, for the...

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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 

Additional Information about Roommates Penang

Address: 17 B Lorong Chulia, George Town, Penang Island 11200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: RM62 - RM217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“stay in low bed that is not close to the main door”
 of 5 bubbles 905romanam, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I think that any bed is excellent, no rooms just dorms.”
 of 5 bubbles Nadnerb2, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The best of the best”
 of 5 bubbles hazieq, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Lounge with bean bags at the mix dormitory building nearby.”
 of 5 bubbles Ellfe, 2 Nov 2015 | Read review
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