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78 Jalan Pintal Tali, George Town, Penang Island 10100 Malaysia
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#16 of 211 Specialty lodging in George Town
An exquisite guest house located in the heart of our Pearl of Orient with a historical building/structure that Penang folks used to live. An experience that collaborates with our modern creative designers will unwind your discovering trip on this cultural and beautiful island.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Street parking
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Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese, Malay
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Kruiza wrote a review Feb 2020
Port Phillip, Australia620 contributions291 helpful votes
Stayed here twice in dorm room (downstairs 6 bed room). Perfect place to stay. Great staff they try to meet your every need and they give great advice. Special recognition to miss Shelia very helpful. Recommend staying here great central location.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Taree2014 wrote a review Jan 2020
Brisbane, Australia11 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed at Rope Walk guest house for Lunar New Year break.. Was very central and easy to walk everywhere around George Town.. Guest house staff were very friendly amd Sheila was particularly helpful and knowledgeable of area and attractions.. The guest house was clean but this is not luxury accomodation.. shared bathrooms were washed out daily.. free drinking water supplied.. a bit of noise travel.. overall a good place and would stay again..
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
claudia lim wrote a review Jan 2020
Selangor, Malaysia7 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed for 4 days (3 nights) and enjoyed it very much! The price is definitely worth it and the workers are really nice. I really liked the homely feel and aesthetic of the place. The bathrooms could be slightly improved on but otherwise, everything is perfect!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Jen wrote a review Dec 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed 3 nights at Rope Walk Guest House and enjoyed it a lot. The house (nice architecture!) is in perfect walking distance to explore the city with its streetart and nightlife. Sheela was very friendly and helpful. Thank you :)
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Sarah K wrote a review Dec 2019
Taito, Japan11 contributions1 helpful vote
Rope Walk Staff were so hospitable and friendly. The place had a really great atmosphere to it as well. Positioned great in walking distance to everywhere but not in the dead centre. Would definitely recommend to any backpackers or travelers visiting Penang !
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Татьяна М wrote a review Sep 2019
Moskovsky, Russia5 contributions
Excellent place! Friendly staff, all amenities nearby, comfortable rooms and a subscription reception. Even the necons are pretty here. Great place for 1-2 nights for tourist wanderers. I recommend it with pleasure!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Marit van Groen wrote a review Aug 2019
17 contributions10 helpful votes
Absolutely value for money. The beds are comfy and the cafe is really nice. However there is just 1 person working in the morning which means he has to make all coffees and bake all eggs for everyone in the hostel which takes forever. Also, after 12:00 you can’t get anything to eat, not even fruit, a pastry or french fries or whatever. I think this a missed chance for the owners. Wifi is slow but the rest is all fine. You can rent bikes, do laundry and they help you with booking busses etc. I would come back here.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Max W wrote a review May 2019
6 contributions
We took a bunk bed room that was small but really comfortable! The bed and blanket were very clean and comfy, felt so good to have a good night sleep after a long night in the bus to arrive in Penang. Yoyo was there to welcome us and to help us with our plan to visit the town, incredibly nice person, thank you again! PS: it is so cheap, 90Ringit/room/night
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Alice J wrote a review Apr 2019
Lund, Sweden9 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed in a female-only dorm which was really clean and nice. The staff wete all very friendly and helpful. The room nd cafe were air conditioned and it had wifi everywhere. Close to bars and restaurants. Would totally recommend!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Wolfee600 wrote a review Apr 2019
Singapore, Singapore710 contributions108 helpful votes
Stayed for 2 nights in a private room with bathroom. Room space is not bad and has enough room to move around. Bed and floor was clean but dun look up. The ceiling in the bathroom are spotted with with bugs or such. The lock for the door was totally loose and was about to fall off. I tighten the screws with my key and was better. The place is rather nicely decorated. And give a nice feel. Breakfast is choice of 2 set meals. Was ok but start only after 8am. Served in a cafe across the small road. The spirit of the place as with many are the people. Friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$16 - US$21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rope Walk Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Rope Walk Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Penang House of Music (0.4 km), Asia Camera Museum (0.4 km), and Khoo Kongsi (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rope Walk Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and shuttle bus service.
What food & drink options are available at Rope Walk Guest House?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rope Walk Guest House?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rope Walk Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cheang Kee, Salsas Penang, and The Loft - Love Lane.
Does Rope Walk Guest House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Rope Walk Guest House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rope Walk Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Japanese, and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to Rope Walk Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting George Town (0.4 km), Armenian Street (0.3 km), and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion (0.5 km).