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    Roommates Penang

    17 B Lorong Chulia, George Town, Penang Island 11200, Malaysia
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    Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

    I stayed two nights and it was good value. My dorm bed was comfortable and spacious, also curtained off. However, the blanket I was provided with was noticeably dirty. Nice free breakfast and facilities. Close to local bars and restaurants. I would recommend this hostel...More

    Thank Will B
    Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

    With dormitories, it's a hit and miss. Sometimes you find your heaven and sometimes you get sentenced to hell. This time it waa absolute heaven. The beds were comfy, clean, spacious, has curtains for privacy, own outlets for charging and kept comfortably cool all the...More

    Thank cristabern
    Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

    The hostel is cosy, in an old house but well cared for. Location is quiet but close to bars, cafés and markets. Beds are nice, everyone has her own lights and electricity. The only thing that irritated me was the weird smell - got used...More

    Thank Melanie H
    Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

    Such a cute hostel with the friendliest staff! Their English wasn't great but they made sure we had everything we needed and the rooms were spacious and most importantly had air con! Roommates is cheaper than the Tipsy Tiger (where you can still go to...More

    Thank rachel c
    Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

    It's a nice, clean and cheap hostel. Beds are comfortable​ and have curtains, electricity jack and a lamp. The breakfast consist of 2 toasts and 2 boiled eggs that you make yourself, plus free tea/coffee. Wifi is really good in the whole building and there's...More

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    "stay in low bed that is not close to the main door"
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    "I think that any bed is excellent, no rooms just dorms."
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    "Lounge with bean bags at the mix dormitory building nearby."
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