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52 Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100 Malaysia
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#3 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Batu Ferringhi

Finding an ideal budget friendly guest house in Batu Ferringhi does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Baba Guesthouse, a nice option for travellers like you.

Rooms at Baba Guesthouse offer air conditioning and a desk providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

A convenience store, express check-in and check-out, and baggage storage are some of the conveniences offered at this guest house. A snack bar will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Baba Guesthouse Hotel, parking is available.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the Chinese restaurants, including Long Beach, Andrew's Kampung, and Helena's Cafe, all of which are a short distance from Baba Guesthouse.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular art gallery like Yahong Art Gallery, which is a short distance from the guest house.

Baba Guesthouse puts the best of Batu Ferringhi at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Snack bar
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Express check-in / check-out
Car hire
ATM on site
Laundry service
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English, Chinese, Malay
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Kruiza wrote a review Jan 2020
Port Phillip, Australia620 contributions291 helpful votes
Fantastic place to stay. Very friendly family, great room, great location, easy to get to on the 102 or 101 bus. Get off at ‘buy the sea’ use google. Tip go through the mosque all the way to the back gate. Baba is next door. Yes you hear the prayer call every morning.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Faye Langston wrote a review Dec 2019
Leicester, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
The location of this place couldn't be better, with in meters of the beach. The family that live there and run the place are lovely and entertaining with a tourtoise and a cat that are their pets who like to say hi when you come back! Good for backpackers who want to stay out of the main hubbub of Gegorgetown!
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Date of stay: August 2019
Taajo_cz wrote a review Jun 2018
Paris, France7 contributions9 helpful votes
I can’t really say much about the accommodation itself, because we didn’t get a chance to spend our night in the two rooms previously booked.. The problem was our two little daughters and the fact that we booked apparently rooms upstairs where children are not accepted, because of the noise and client’s complaining...No matter that we arrived at 6pm and we only wanted to spend one night... So be careful when choosing a room with your kids and maybe even ask yourself if you want to spend a night here..
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
Rich F wrote a review Jan 2018
Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia138 contributions32 helpful votes
This place in Batu Ferringhi, steps from the beach, is a gem. A taxi driver brought me there a few years back. I've been going back ever since. Good for long-term as well as short term. Very helpful owner, Mr. Liang, and his family. They look out for guests and if something breaks, they fix it. A/C, hot water shower, plenty of comfort. You can hear the call to prayer from the mosque in back, so if that is a problem, only high-price hotels will do. I don't mind.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Bella23232323 wrote a review Nov 2017
Leeds, United Kingdom17 contributions5 helpful votes
Close to the beach which was great! Noisy as it is very close to a mosque. It has been built in a hurry and isn’t very pretty, walls are just wood. Lots of bugs can get in as the roof doesn’t meet the walls. Beds are okay but have seen better days. Make sure you get a room with the new air conditioning as the old ones do nothing. Very friendly staff but I wouldn’t stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Patrick S wrote a review Apr 2017
16 contributions7 helpful votes
This place was exactly what my friends and I were looking for. Extremely friendly staff, clean, comfortable, affordable, hot water/ aircon and only 50m walk from the beach. The ownership was very helpful in assisting with an early morning taxi service who came promptly at 4am. Directly across the street there's an amazing beach bar called Beach Combers. Go visit Tony for some world class service, local craft beers, cocktails and shisha. He took such good care of us we felt like we were on a cruise. We later found out he used to be an F&B manager on a cruise ship. Overall extremely happy with the guesthouse and location.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Beverly J wrote a review Jan 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia70 contributions59 helpful votes
I booked late for New Year and was limited in my choice of places so decided "location" was the go. I was not disappointed as Baba is a stone's throw from the beach at the back of the main shopping street. The owners are local Chinese and very pleasant and helpful. My room was simple but clean and air conditioned with its own bathroom. What more do you need. Outside there was a large communal balcony whereby there was a view of the sea (and ashtrays for smokers). The common areas were clean but dated. The only downside was noise but that's to be expected in such a good location. I did manage to sleep. The cost was the icing on the cake, very affordable yet in an expensive area.
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Date of stay: January 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you have mobility problems ask for a downstairs room, the stairs are a little challenging
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zlunniss wrote a review Nov 2016
Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia20 contributions1 helpful vote
All the necessities are here. Very clean and well kept guest house. Although can be very hot in the rooms. We stayed in a double room with ensuite which was tidy and simple but hard to sleep with the very noisy air con. VERY NOISY!!! The mosque is right behind the guest house so be ready to wake at 6am pray time. Very nice family who run the place. Views from the water when on the upstairs balcony which is nice and very very good loco.
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Date of stay: November 2016
very-sunny wrote a review Oct 2016
Lodz, Poland1250 contributions305 helpful votes
Old guesthouse run by the local family that faces the beach. As it is next to the mosk it gets noisy at early morning an all pray times. it is basic accommodation with shares bathrooms - in my opinion overpriced for what you get. Try to get a room facing the see to get some wind otherwise you will get cooked in all others.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Seda H wrote a review Aug 2016
Inje-gun, South Korea38 contributions19 helpful votes
Bedbug Issue Presented by Previous Reviewer: I read a review here about bedbugs. I was in the same room for two nights, and THE PROBLEM ISN'T BEDBUGS. Because the guesthouse is so close to the beach, you're prone to get sandflies in the room, which is what happened in my case (I did a quick survey of the room and there were no bedbugs- just a mattress which I think is in need of replacing). What I did was, before turning on the lights in the evenings, I closed the window so that no sandflies could enter the room, killed any that had gotten inside the room, and put on some bug spray before going to sleep (didn't get any bites during my stay). If you don't want to deal with that, just pay the extra ~8 dollars and get a room with an air-conditioner. Guest Room Review: I, myself, was fine with the fan room. Just know that the evenings are pretty cool so you should be able to sleep comfortably with the fan, but if you're planning on staying in the room during the day, I would say upgrade because the fan room gets HOT by 11 A.M. or so. Price-wise, the guesthouse is alright- very basic. Thought Georgetown had more decent places for less money but location-wise, it's close to the beach, it's nearby the National Park, and there's a night market in the evening which is pretty interesting. Walls are pretty thin so be considerate to your neighbors. Also- get ready for the muezzin to talk your ears off in the morning prayer from the mosque. Most mosques only have the muezzin speak for 5 minutes or so, but this guy goes on for about half an hour. Food-wise, lots of restaurants in the area but a lot of them are priced according to what you would pay in Europe or the States/Canada (quite expensive for Malaysian standards in my opinion)- but there are the one or two food courts that have cheap eats. The owners who run the guesthouse were super friendly and helpful, the internet was quite good for Penang standards, and the bus stop is very close by so it's convenient to get to Georgetown, the National Park, etc. Both the 101 and 102 stop by the National Park and it's only 1.40 RM one way. To get to Georgetown costs 2.70 RM one way.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Trip type: Travelled solo
US$21 - US$30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Baba Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Baba Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Bora Bora by Sunset (0.1 km), Batu Ferringhi Night Market (0.3 km), and Yahong Art Gallery (0.00 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Baba Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and shuttle bus service.
What food & drink options are available at Baba Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Baba Guesthouse?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Baba Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Living Room Cafe Bar & Gallery, Boatman Restaurant, and Helena's Cafe.
Does Baba Guesthouse have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Baba Guesthouse offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Baba Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to Baba Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Little Village Penang Hill (5.8 km).