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The 80's Guesthouse
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

One of the best hostels i've been to. Conveniently located at the heart of Penang. The location has character. Clean bathrooms with free towels for guest to use. The staff especially. Phoebe was very helpful and accomodating. I would certainly recommend staying here. If i were to come back to Penang i would definitely stay at the 80's guesthouse!

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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Have a few experiences on Penang hostels, and this one was the best. Hot water and breakfast with fruit were luxury that you could get with this price. Used a room on 2nd floor, but it was a bit noisy when people walk around on the wooden floor since the building itself is old, but the reception provides free earplugs so it wasn't much a problem. Staffs were the most helpful and friendly among Penangnites I've ever met. Nice and spacious common area with a big LCD TV as well.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

If you hope to get the greatest experience hostel with the cheapest price. Anyway, choose it. It is located at the convenient downtown Love Lane with choices of delicious and beautiful food, bar, coffee shop and easy access of different sightseeing. Inside the hostel, there are a soft bed with a considerate socket, big locker with lock provided. The lobby provide nice breakfast, coffee and various of entertainment like PS3, Blu ray player. Moreover, the staff is very very nice to give you the ultimate experience.
If I need to say something not good, just the environment of the room is not as artistic as others in Penang.

Room Tip: 2nd Floor is more beautiful.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

It was my first time to go Penang, and I just randomly chose this guesthouse because I think the location quite good and looks nice. Well I amazed how cool is the guesthouse and so clean. And most of all things, I love their service, the staffs all nice and very helpful. It was my first time that staff came into our breakfast table and ask what was our planning to go and she helped to plan it as well. Cool! Keep up the good work for all staffs!

From someone who also born in the 80's!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

I found 80's guesthouse very relaxing place to stay:)
As a typical backpacker I was looking for bit cheaper place when I arrived late at the night to Georgetown. 35RM for dormbed sounded too high for me but I was tired and thought that one night won't kill me..
After all I think I stayed 6 nights, more than I was supposed to stay in whole Penang. Stuff was very friendly, SPA-like showers (shared), very clean toilets and rooms (with big lockers).. I felt more like I was in some kind of better quality hotel than a guesthouse. I had sort of holiday from travelling and enjoyed some movies in the lobby and AIRCON in the room. Basic breakfast and clock around coffee, tea, water and internet (WIFI + computer) were in the price.
Markus, Finland

Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

This place is quite new. They renovated the building which has traditional value.

Every place are nice( especially shower room was the best of my staying Malaysia in this time) and all staff helped us well!
I strongly recommend here, so just try to walk the Love lane at the end! This is the place you'll love.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Shenzhen, China
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

everything is perfect. l stayed for six nights there. the staff are all very nice!! they are always ready to help. I really miss the 80's and the friendly staff!totally worth the price!next time i go to penang, I will surely choose the 80's guesthouse.

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Property: The 80's Guesthouse
Address: 46 Lorong Love, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 109 Speciality Lodging in George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 80's Guesthouse is the latest vintage guesthouse by Old Penang Guesthouse. It is located at 100 year old shop houses in Georgetown, Penang. The concept of renovation rests on a clear contrast of what is old and new. All effort has been made to preserve as much of the character of the existing building as possible. ... more   less 
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