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“Such a memorable hostel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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House of Journey
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Such a memorable hostel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

This was my first backpackers hostel experience and I couldn't have asked for a better place to have stayed! The nicest, kindest owners and the coolest atmosphere - captures some of the essence of penang culture too with the graffiti on the walls. Make sure you leave you mark with writing on the walls before you leave! Definitely recommend it for anyone thinking of going to penang! Also, most importantly it has such great security!! Thank you Cheryl and Rayson =)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

This was such a great find! It is a beautifully done up boutique hostel where you can leave friendly comments on the walls! The showers were great and the staff even better!!! Highly recommend this place to anyone going to penang it's in the perfect location :)

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Porto, Portugal
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Run by lovely and passionate couple! The house is so so nice, wellcome, modern and familiar. The idea of guests painting the walls with messages is amazing! Five stars to everything.
Only the beds were making too much noise (january) but they were going to change. The couple is incredibily passionate for what they are doing. And its near everything! At the same time in a quiet street. And everybody likes it. Solo, family, couples, friends i´ve met along the stay

Room Tip: I stayed in a larget dorm with windows . you can hear the street waking up, but i think its better...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

We loved our stay here. The staff is phenomenal, the building very secure (key cards to get in), and the rooms are clean. The bathrooms are by far the best we've seen in SE Asia- luxury showers! The only
things I would suggest are soap for the bathrooms and keep toilet paper handy for guests at night since it runs out fast. The staff told us on arrival that if the bathrooms weren't clean we could tell them and they would clean them. You can also rent bikes for 10 RM.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Te Kuiti, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

Stayed here for four nights. Very clean spacious rooms and has amazing showers. Good location and the owners are super helpful if you need directions on where to go and what to do in Penang. Will definitely stay there again when I go back to Penang :)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

Very nice experience as a 1st timer... Very warm and Welcoming , walking into a clean great place and gave me a very Good 1st impression ... Lots of food around that area... Would love to bring my family and friend there next time...
To there owner and all at House of Journey..thank you for your hospitality ...God Bless...
From Spore
Linda

Room Tip: Toilet to consider some opening for better air flow... Can be hot in the afternoon
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

The young couple that have run House of Journey since December 2013 were very friendly and welcoming; they offered great advice and opinions on what to do in Georgetown, helping us to make the most of our stay, and also assisting with our onward journey to Thailand.

The hostel was modernly decorated and very clean, the rooms were spacious and cool, and the shared bathrooms were spotless.

A small tapas-style menu was being introduced with reasonable pricing, although we didn't try it, but the beer they sold was very cheap. There was a small social area outside the front of the hostel which was nice to watch the world go by.

Would definitely recommend this hostel, the couple deserve to do well.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: House of Journey
Address: 45 47, Lorong Seck Chuan, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 104 Speciality Lodging in George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
House of Journey 登巴客栈槟城店 is a newly open guesthouse and has different types of dorms available for tourists from all over the world travelling to George Town: An UNESCO World Heritage Site. Centrally located in George Town, there are a number of famous restaurants and hawker food centres, and shop houses selling a wide range of local products including ... more   less 
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