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Old Penang Guesthouse
Old Penang Guesthouse
Old Penang Guesthouse
Old Penang Guesthouse
Old Penang Guesthouse
Old Penang Guesthouse
Old Penang Guesthouse

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8.2

Excellent

252 reviews

252 reviews

Housekeeping15
Breakfast7
24-hour front desk1
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9

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Loo Pun Hong

40 m

Chulia Street

100 m

The Camera Museum

140 m

Stardust

180 m

Fruit Stall

190 m

Popular landmarks
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

330 m

Armenian Street

370 m

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

500 m

Khoo Kongsi

520 m

Chew's Jetty

880 m

Closest landmarks
Spider Web Internet

90 m

public health center

140 m

Waktu Perkhidmatan Klinik

190 m

Consulate General of the Netherlands

250 m

Sri Mariamman Temple

260 m

Old Penang Guesthouse

53 Love lane, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Georgetown, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Pinang Peranakan Mansion. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Penang

800 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

340 meters to Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Restaurants

Laundry service

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Penang every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.1
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport15.3 km

Rooms available at Old Penang Guesthouse

Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 double bed
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Twin Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Triple Private Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Room Shared Bathroom
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  • No Windows view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Double Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • No Windows view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • 3 bathrooms
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Old Penang Guesthouse?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Old Penang Guesthouse?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Old Penang Guesthouse has a car park right on site for maximum convenience.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Old Penang Guesthouse?

Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 810 m away from Old Penang Guesthouse.

What restaurants are nearby Old Penang Guesthouse?

Old Penang Guesthouse is located in Georgetown, famous for good restaurants such as Hameediyah Restaurant, Padang Brown Food Court and Nasi Kandar Line Clear.

What popular shopping places are close to Old Penang Guesthouse?

Located in the Georgetown area, Old Penang Guesthouse is close to great shopping choices like Prangin Mall, 1st Avenue Mall and Gerakbudaya Bookshop.

What are popular attractions near Old Penang Guesthouse?

Guests at Old Penang Guesthouse can easily visit Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion and Khoo Kongsi located in the Georgetown area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Old Penang Guesthouse?

Old Penang Guesthouse is located in the Georgetown area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Depoh Kerajaan Pulau Pinang and Bukit Olivia.

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What people love about Old Penang Guesthouse

  • 8

    Very good

    "Night life around the hotel is awesome"

    Ali

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    December 25, 2020

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Clean and reasonable price"

    Ali

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    August 28, 2020

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Cleanliness

    "For a 'hostel' accomodation the facility is clean and well-located;"

    Gregory

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    March 9, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 2,531 Penang properties
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Location score
9/10
Service score
8.5/10
Couples review score
7.9/10
Value for money score
8.1/10
Better than
95
%
of Penang properties
Better than
90
%
of Penang properties
Better than
88
%
of Penang properties
Better than
87
%
of Penang properties
Overall rating:

8.2

Excellent
252 reviews
Cleanliness
7.9
Facilities
7.4
Location
9.0
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What travelers say they love:
Free flow of local Coffee and simple breakfast toast is nice...
Lydyewatty from Malaysia
Couple
More about Old Penang Guesthouse

More about Old Penang Guesthouse

Old Penang Guesthouse

You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at Old Penang Guesthouse, located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in Penang. The true local flavors and culture of Penang are yours with a stay at Old Penang Guesthouse, located just 490 m from the famous Pinang Peranakan Mansion.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at Old Penang Guesthouse. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Parking is provided for guests by the hotel. The hotel provides front desk services such as luggage storage for guests' convenience.
The hotel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at Old Penang Guesthouse.
Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with linen service and air conditioning. You can stay fresh and clean with towels provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel.
Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at Old Penang Guesthouse. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the library and shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Venture outside Old Penang Guesthouse and explore Penang during your stay. Your first day during your stay at Old Penang Guesthouse should include a visit to Chew's Jetty located 870 m away. Photograph yourself in front of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion located 320 m away, which people travel great distances to see.


Reasons to stay here

Verified reviews for this hotel's food and dining options score it better than 89% of accommodations in the city.
Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 94% of the city's other options.
This hotel's staff and services score higher than 90% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.4

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

9 mentions

Housekeeping

7 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Malay

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Restaurants

Services and conveniences

  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Car park [on-site]

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Free bottled water
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Linens
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Towels
Location
53 Love lane, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200
Exceptional
Location

9

Airports

  • Penang International Airport (PEN)
    15.3 km 27 min drive
  • Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)
    86.7 km

Public transportation

  • Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal
    820 m
  • Komtar Bus Terminal
    880 m

Hospital or clinic

  • public health center
    140 m

Shopping

  • Gurney Plaza
    3.6 km

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    110 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    310 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
    330 m
  • Armenian Street
    370 m
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion
    500 m
  • Khoo Kongsi
    520 m
  • Chew's Jetty
    880 m
  • Penang Fort Cornwallis
    880 m
  • Kek Lok Si Temple
    7.3 km
  • Batu Ferringhi Beach
    11.4 km
  • Entopia
    13.7 km
  • Escape Theme Park
    13.8 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Loo Pun Hong
    40 m
  • Spider Web Internet
    90 m
  • Chulia Street
    100 m
  • The Camera Museum
    140 m
  • public health center
    140 m
  • Stardust
    180 m
  • Fruit Stall
    190 m
  • Waktu Perkhidmatan Klinik
    190 m
  • Ng Fook Thong Temple
    220 m
  • NJ Books Centre
    230 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Baby cot is not available at the property.
  • Extra bed is not available at this property.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00

The property

  • Number of rooms 15

Reviews of Old Penang Guesthouse from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.2
/
10
Cleanliness7.9
Facilities7.4
Location9.0
Service8.5
Value for money8.1
High score for Penang
Rating
9+ Exceptional (47)
8-9 Excellent (21)
7-8 Very Good (36)
6-7 Good (8)
<6 Below Expectation (15)
Time of the year
Mar - May (25)
Jun - Aug (30)
Sep - Nov (28)
Dec - Feb (44)
All guests (252)
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10.0
Exceptional
Helen from Australia
Family with teens
Twin Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Exceptional”

Central location., very, very clean with great staff! Original building with high ceilings and wood floors and old colonial charm. In a very busy "party" street which could be a pro or con but it was very noisy at night.

Reviewed November 09, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Fleur from Australia
Solo traveler
Single Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 7 nights in January 2019

Great place to stay on a budget!”

The staff were so helpful here. They went out of their way to recommend restaurants, travel information and answer questions. The room is good for the price. I stayed in a single room and they offered me earplugs because sometimes the music on love lane is a bit loud but I wanted the room close to the wifi so I was near the front. I was working online and have to say the wifi wasn't great. But I had a simcard so I used my hotspot when it was too slow. The location is great. It is walking distance from Little India and Chinatown. There is bus about 100m away you can get to Penang Hill, Batu Ferringgi Beach or Kek Lok Si Temple. They serve toast, fruit and tea/coffee for breakfast. Tea, coffee and water are available for free all through the day which of course is good if you're on a budget too! I liked the building it is a wooden floor old style colonial building with high ceilings etc. not the super fancy posh style hotel. Overall I would highly recommend this place.

Reviewed February 05, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Ayaka from Japan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Lovely hostel”

You can walk around easily. There are lots of bar and restaurant around hostel. The bank bed seems like quite old but I didn’t mind tho. The staff are helpful. She gave me a map and explain where she recommends and also shouldn’t go at night time. The hostel’s atmosphere is really cool ! I definitely recommend to stay!

Reviewed April 28, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Ahmad from Malaysia
Group
Twin Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Good place to stay for a short trip!”

Breakfast was good, they serve bread for you to toast or eat it with a few types of spread plus free flow of coffee or tea for breakfast. Water dispenser also there for you to refill, just don't forget to bring your own bottle. Just some tips, kindly ask for room at the back side of the guesthouse if you want some good sleep because there are many bar that play loud music in front of the guesthouse. If you don't mind loud and noisy environment to sleep you can choose the front side. Please be advised parking for car can be a bit troublesome if you return late to the guesthouse, you cannot simply park at the area in front of the bar because they will add more table/seat at the parking spot. But they have paid parking lot beside the guesthouse if you don't mind to pay ;)

Reviewed January 09, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Mohamad from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Double Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Satisfied”

Very friendly customer service, comfortable room, private shower room equipped with hot water, nice breakfast. If room can be more soundproof it would be better.

Reviewed November 25, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
xinchen from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Decent place to spend with ”

Mix dom is clean and decent space, staff are nice and helpful especially the guy staff working on midnight is awesome

Reviewed February 10, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Jasmine from Malaysia
Group
Triple Private Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Convenient location, value for money, clean”

Old Penang guesthouse was a pleasant surprise for the price we paid. We were not expecting much since it was so cheap but the receptionist who welcomed us went out of her way to give us a map and show us where we could find various types of food in Georgetown. The shared bathrooms were quite clean. Not much light in the room but it’s sufficient to just sleep at night. A/C in the room was good too. My only feedback would be to improve on the breakfast, but being in Penang it’s quite easy to skip the free breakfast and go out and find something else to eat. Bread with butter & jam & cereal with milk is a good spread if they weren’t the generic brands that didn’t taste as good as the original products.

Reviewed September 03, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
PINGHSIEN from Taiwan
Couple
Double Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Signature old house in love lane.”

This is an over 100 years old house. Guesthouse hosts maintain this in good quality and very friendly. Since always open main door and located in old block, so some mosquitoes flys in room or public area.

Reviewed January 02, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
SEANG from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Twin Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

This is located in a noisy pub street”

Overall stay is good except for the noise that comes from the pubs and live performances next door.. If you are a light sleeper, i will not recommend this

Reviewed December 15, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Tobias from Germany
Solo traveler
Single Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Exceptional”

Rooms can be very loud, be prepared for that. Other than that, its nice and spacious (not the single rooms though) and there is free tea, coffee, drinking water.

Reviewed April 16, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Kira from United Kingdom
Group
Double Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Very nice place and the staff are friendly. The private room is cosy and comfortable. ”

The bunk beds are a little bit low. But the shower is good and the common area is spacious

Reviewed May 17, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Ali from Turkey
Solo traveler
Single Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in August 2020

Nice place to stay in Georgetown ”

Clean and reasonable price

Reviewed August 28, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
margarita from Greece
Couple
Double Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Nice location and very decent place.”

Helpful stuff. Nice breakfast (at last some fruits). Very good location!!

Reviewed December 24, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Brent from Australia
Solo traveler
Double Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

Nice little place”

Not really a guesthouse, more of a hostel situated in a tourist area of Georgetown. Lots of backpackers and street art, also lots of restaurants and a hawker hall located at the end of the street. HOWEVER, this is not a quiet place as it gets noisy due to the pubs playing loud music till around midnight. Note, I got a single room however room cleaning is only offered after 3 nights. It is a nice place situated in an old building with many things nearby but if I went to Penang again I would try and find somewhere else to stay. Also WIFI does not work in the room, but works in the common area.

Reviewed May 25, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Phusanisa from Thailand
Solo traveler
Single Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Exceptional”

Nice heritage building but it's noisy as there are a lot of bars around.

Reviewed November 25, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Kevin from Philippines
Solo traveler
Single Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Nice and unique experience”

Hostel is in an almost century-old structure, so you will feel that “timehop” experience to the past. All basic needs are provided. The bed sometimes sounds quirky, but overall it is a peaceful stay.

Reviewed January 23, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Charlotte from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Excellent”

Lovely building and very friendly staff. Only downside was breakfast was at 8am, it could be a little earlier than this.

Reviewed February 27, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Zheng from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Comfortable stay”

The building was nice, but the air conditioning for the dorm room was almost non functional. There are lockers but with no padlocks and travelers are expect to bring their own padlock to secure their valuables

Reviewed December 10, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
SITI from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Great stay but noisy”

I stayed with 3 foreigners in 4 bed all-female dormitory. All in all was good. However, since it is located at the pub area, it can be noisy at night. You need to walk slowly as the floor will make a sound since it is an old building. Everything else is good. Recommended for backpackers but not suitable for family trip.

Reviewed November 19, 2020

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8.0
Excellent
Eduardo from Colombia
Solo traveler
Double Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

Not the best, but convenient”

This guesthouse is quite simple, the location is the part that stands out the most, less than 100mts away from all of the bars and restaurants of Georgetown, very convenient if that's your vibe. Breakfast is basic, but it will be enough to start your day, I think the A/Cs of all of the private rooms and dorms work very well

Reviewed June 10, 2019

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