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The Frame Guesthouse
The Frame Guesthouse
The Frame Guesthouse
The Frame Guesthouse
The Frame Guesthouse
The Frame Guesthouse
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8.8

Excellent

681 reviews

681 reviews

Housekeeping74
Breakfast19
Internet2
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9.4

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Gerakbudaya Bookshop

50 m

Sri Mariamman Temple

70 m

Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling

80 m

Teochew Temple

90 m

Han Jiang Ancestral Temple

90 m

Popular landmarks
Armenian Street

220 m

Khoo Kongsi

330 m

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

400 m

Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

530 m

Chew's Jetty

670 m

Closest landmarks
Little India

160 m

Fruit Stall

170 m

The Pearl

180 m

Penang Supreme Court Building

180 m

Chulia Street

190 m

The Frame Guesthouse

168, Lebuh Chulia, 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

Excellent breakfast

590 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

250 meters to Armenian Street

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

Game room

Kitchen

Laundry service

Restaurants

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.8
Location rating9.4
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport15.2 km

Rooms available at The Frame Guesthouse

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.8

Double Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 queen bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 double bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Twin Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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Guest Room Shared BathRoom
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    Room Assigned on Arrival
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    • Shower
    • Shared bathroom
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at The Frame 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 The Frame Guesthouse?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Frame Guesthouse has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Penang with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

    What is the smoking policy at The Frame Guesthouse?

    The Frame Guesthouse does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

    What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to The Frame Guesthouse?

    The closest train, metro, or bus station is Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal, 620 m away from The Frame Guesthouse.

    What restaurants are nearby The Frame Guesthouse?

    The Frame 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 The Frame Guesthouse?

    Shopping options in The Frame Guesthouse’s Georgetown neighborhood include Prangin Mall, 1st Avenue Mall and Gerakbudaya Bookshop.

    What are popular attractions near The Frame Guesthouse?

    The Frame Guesthouse is located in Georgetown area, which is famous for attractions such as Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion and Khoo Kongsi.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Frame Guesthouse?

    The Frame Guesthouse is located within Georgetown, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Depoh Kerajaan Pulau Pinang and Bukit Olivia.

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    What people love about The Frame Guesthouse

    • 9.6

      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Helpful staff, cafe, location and spacious rooms all help make The Frame the hostel I would return to"

      Kevin

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      November 4, 2022

    • 8.8

      Excellent

      "Penang is such a wonderful place for solo travellers, and great to meet people here."

      Xiaojun

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      October 29, 2022

    • 8

      Very good
      Location

      "Location was great, walking distance to anywhere in Georgetown."

      Maria

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      October 27, 2022

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    Location score
    9.4/10
    Room comfort score
    8.8/10
    Service score
    9/10
    Better than
    99
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Overall rating:

    8.8

    Excellent
    681 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.7
    Facilities
    8.2
    Location
    9.4
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    What travelers say they love:
    The bathroom and room is very clean.
    Annelie from Sweden
    Solo traveler
    More about The Frame Guesthouse

    More about The Frame Guesthouse

    The Frame Guesthouse

    See the best of Penang with a stay at The Frame Guesthouse, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations. Go beyond the touristy and get deeper into the offerings of Penang with a stay at The Frame Guesthouse, located merely 390 m from Pinang Peranakan Mansion.
    The Frame Guesthouse offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. Taxi services provided by the hotel make exploring Penang even more convenient. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hotel's available parking, right on-site.
    Front desk services including luggage storage can assist with your needs. If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the hotel, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundry service provided on-site. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hotel to allow cleaner air for all guests.
    Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at The Frame Guesthouse guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms are equipped with linen service and air conditioning for your convenience. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides towels in some select rooms.


    Dining and things to do

    If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hotel.
    The Frame Guesthouse offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the library and shared lounge and TV area.


    Around the property

    One doesn't need to look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to sightseeing options and local attractions. There are lots of things you and your travel group can do near The Frame Guesthouse, starting with visits to Chew's Jetty just 660 m away. Experience local culture through architecture at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion located 530 m away.


    Reasons to stay here

    Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 99% of the city's accommodation.
    This accommodation is highly recommended for its location, scoring higher than 98% of other options in the city.
    It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 98% of other accommodations in Penang.

    Amenities and facilities
    Excellent
    Facilities

    8.2

    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping

    43 mentions

    Breakfast

    25 mentions

    Internet

    4 mentions

    Food & Dining

    2 mentions

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Chinese [Mandarin]
    • Malay

    Internet access

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

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Game room
    • 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
    • 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

    • Kitchen
    • Restaurants
    • Shared kitchen

    Services and conveniences

    • Air conditioning in public area
    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning
    • Elevator
    • Invoice provided
    • Ironing service
    • Laundry service
    • Library
    • Luggage storage
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area
    • Terrace

    Access

    • CCTV in common areas
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Security [24-hour]

    Getting around

    • Car park [on-site]
    • Taxi service

    Available in all rooms

    • Air conditioning
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Free bottled water
    • Hair dryer
    • Internet access – wireless
    • Ironing facilities
    • Linens
    • Non-smoking
    • Private bathroom
    • Shared bathroom
    • Shower
    • Toiletries
    • Towels
    • Wake-up service
    • Wi-Fi [free]
    Food and dining
    Breakfast options
    • Continental
    Location
    168, Lebuh Chulia, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200
    Exceptional
    Location

    9.4

    Airports

    • Penang International Airport (PEN)
      15.2 km 24 min drive
    • Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)
      86.9 km

    Public transportation

    • Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal
      630 m
    • Komtar Bus Terminal
      850 m

    Hospital or clinic

    • The Pearl
      180 m

    Shopping

    • Gurney Plaza
      3.8 km

    Convenience store

    • 7 Eleven
      230 m

    Cash withdrawal

    • ATM
      350 m 4 min drive
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Armenian Street
      220 m
    • Khoo Kongsi
      330 m
    • Pinang Peranakan Mansion
      400 m
    • Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
      530 m
    • Chew's Jetty
      670 m
    • Penang Fort Cornwallis
      920 m
    • Kek Lok Si Temple
      7.3 km
    • Batu Ferringhi Beach
      11.6 km
    • Entopia
      13.9 km
    • Escape Theme Park
      13.9 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • Gerakbudaya Bookshop
      50 m
    • Sri Mariamman Temple
      70 m
    • Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling
      80 m
    • Teochew Temple
      90 m
    • Han Jiang Ancestral Temple
      90 m
    • The 'Street of Harmony'
      100 m
    • Al Ameen Mart
      110 m
    • Queen Street
      130 m
    • Lam Yeong Tong Yep Temple
      140 m
    • M.O. Krishnan
      150 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
    • Effective 1 June 2014, the City Council of Penang will impose a Local Council Tax of MYR 3 per room per night for 4- and 5-star hotels and MYR 2 per room per night for 0- to 3-star hotels. The property’s star rating will be in accordance to the rating from the Local Council, and should the rating differ from the website, the Local Council rating will apply. This fee is payable directly to the hotel upon check-in and is not included in the room rate and taxes stated herein.
    • 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
    • Reception open until23:00

    The property

    • Number of rooms 18

    Reviews of The Frame Guesthouse from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    8.8
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    10
    Cleanliness8.7
    Facilities8.2
    Location9.4
    Room comfort and quality8.8
    Service8.9
    Value for money8.8
    High score for Penang
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    9+ Exceptional (199)
    8-9 Excellent (66)
    7-8 Very Good (61)
    6-7 Good (12)
    <6 Below Expectation (23)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Abul from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Twin Room Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in December 2021

    So, This is My Stories About This Place..”

    Okay, here's my review. For anyone intending to stay here, I will tell you a few things. Just imagine, living here feels like a village but a village house in the middle of the city. And, this village house has two floors. It’s big and the ones living here are your closest and distant relatives. Inside there is a small cafe that operates during the day. There are several bathrooms located outside the room that will be used by everyone (shared). At night, you may wake up to hear others chatting outside the room or in the next room. Sometimes you will hear the footsteps of the wooden floor deck creaking. It really feels like a village house. But, it is comfortable and cozy. It is an old building with a minimalist concept. There are several seating for chatting outside the room. There is also a reading room for those who love to read. The Wi-Fi connection is a bit fast. The service worker is also friendly. Around there are many eateries that are within walking distance. So in conclusion, if you want to feel all that in the middle of the city, can try to stay here.

    Reviewed December 13, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ariana from Spain
    Group
    1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Best guesthouse in George Town”

    We have loved our stay in The Frame Guesthouse. Everything is perfect. All is very clean, toleits, shower, bedrooms. The breakfast is excelent. Toasts, butter, jam, fruit coffee and tea. You can enjoy free coffee and tea during all the day and you have drinking water yo fill your bottle. The best of the hostel are the staff. They are wonderful people. They help you as much as they can and they are very kind. Our favourite is Din, he works at nights and is lovely.

    Reviewed April 24, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Erin from United States
    Couple
    Twin Room Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

    nice guesthouse in georgetown”

    Enjoyed our stay at Frame. AC was powerful and kept our room cool after being out in the sun all day. Great location, close to many restaurants, bars, and cafes in Georgetown. Easy to get around from here. Staff was very friendly. Nice bathrooms, always very clean. Beds are super comfortable. Only downside was that we were on the 3rd floor and there were only bathrooms on the bottom 2 floors.

    Reviewed February 18, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Steven from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    Enjoyable Stay”

    Fun, rustic decor in a repurposed manufacturing facility. Since one of the reviews mentioned a shortage of bathrooms and showers. I was sensitive to this. Not a problem! Never had to wait for a shower or bathroom in three days and they always seemed available throughout the day and night. Staff was really friendly and helpful. Close to food and shopping. Easy walk to Mydin if you need something from a department store. Recommend Pit Stop and Red Garden Food Court. Coffee in the morning is strong and plentiful along with toast and jam. Enjoyed my stay and would recommend.

    Reviewed March 13, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Manohara
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Great location”

    Location is great, good food in chulia street. However, I'd like to highlight my requirement which I requested lower bunk at 4-bunk room. I was accommodated with my requirement, however I was disappointed the light in the bed did not work. Since it was on Saturday, no one is available for immediate fix. I also checked on my locker and it was easily can be opened. I highlighted that immediately and they called the vendor immediately, it got fixed in next hour. I also requested additional pillow, the staff accommodated with my requirement.

    Reviewed January 07, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Abdul from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Double Room Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in May 2022

    Exceptional”

    I shared a room with my 4 year old. The hotel is clean and safe. The only downside was the distance from our room to the shared bathroom downstairs. This means I had to take my 4 year old every time I needed the bathroom. Still a great place to stay though.

    Reviewed July 07, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    David from Sweden
    Couple
    1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2019

    Great location”

    We've come back twice to this hostel. Recommend the double dorm for a couple (bed is comfortable, good size locker, the room is completely dark at night also away from the road so it's quiet, we slept great). Front desk staff super nice and helpful. Highly recommended

    Reviewed October 21, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Samantha from Indonesia
    Couple
    Double Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

    Perfect location & vibe”

    A few blocks from Love Lane in the heart of Georgetown, it was a great jumping off point. Right away, we loved the feeling of the place with friendly staff and fellow travelers. Industrial style. The staff was really helpful - we set up our own food walking tour with their help. Quick laundry service. Simple toast breakfast but sufficient since you should really be eating out in Penang. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed October 10, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Samffy from China
    Couple
    Double Room Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Nice location near the resorts”

    It’s a nice location ,very clean bed is big enough and tidy ,we enjoyed a nice stay here ,except we are near the road and the Masjid in the early morning they are doing the prayer wakes us up ,others are great ,offer bread coffee milk in the morning,many foreign travelers here great place

    Reviewed May 21, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Cendrine from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Double Room Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2022

    Dedicated staff and nice location ”

    Value for money and good location. There might be a bit noisy at night due to the echo however I find it's still acceptable. Very helpful staff who helped to clear up the stuck bathroom and very friendly. There's a cafe downstairs opened till evening. So u can smell nice coffee every morning 🤤 Personally also like the wooden decorations.

    Reviewed May 06, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Therese from Norway
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in January 2020

    Would definitely recommend ”

    I bit more expensive than other places in the area, but definitely worth it! The people working there are so lovely. Breakfast is simple, but with fresh watermelon all day, free water, tea and coffee. Always clean, and dry comfortable

    Reviewed February 05, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Steven from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    Lots of Space, Comfortable Beds, Secure”

    Near many good places to eat. Staff is really friendly and helpful. Coffee and tea available throughout the day. Breakfast served till noon. Refrigerator upstairs to keep your stuff cold and fresh. Soft drinks and water for sale downstairs. Laundry Monday - Saturday for 6 MYR. Great place; hope to return.

    Reviewed March 24, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ashley from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2022

    One of the best option in Penang”

    The place is strategically located along Chulia St with easy access to food, shops and other interesting places for tourists. Best option if you are coming with family or groups, but still works for me as a solo traveller. It’s safe and worth the price!

    Reviewed January 23, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    amal from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double Room Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Very nice budget hotel with exceptional customer service”

    Leslie is the cherry on top of the cake for this stay! The room was also very clean and comfortable. Will definitely return!

    Reviewed April 15, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Vera from South Africa
    Couple
    Double Room Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

    Highly recommend!!”

    Amazing hostel with beautiful architecture, friendly staff, clean rooms and bathrooms, comfortable beds and great location! You can't go wring booking with The Frame!

    Reviewed October 25, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nur from Malaysia
    Group
    Double Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in August 2020

    Satisfied with my stay there!”

    The host really friendly and helpful. The room was clean and neat. I really feel worth it during my stay there. Thank you!

    Reviewed September 01, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sih-Miao from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in November 2019

    Wonderful”

    Great location, close to the port, famous gourmet restaurants, attractions are nearby, very clean, breakfast is generous, staff are very friendly.

    Reviewed November 27, 2019

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Sonia from Australia
    Couple
    1 Person in 4-Bed Deluxe Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    Awesome place ”

    Very cool, clean hostel. Perfect location. Queen bed dorm is fantastic for a couple. Everything was always super clean. Sadly one of the cleaners chucked out a 20% full bottle of gin when cleaning up - weren’t able to retrieve it, which wasn’t great. Not a super social hostel (they don’t organise any activities), however we did meet a few people just by hanging out in the common area. The place itself is pretty much spotless and beautiful.

    Reviewed July 06, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Art from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2022

    Exceptional”

    I absolutely loved this hostel. It was clean, the location is great and the staff was very nice. I would definitely recommend this hostel

    Reviewed July 16, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Fabian from Germany
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

    The Place in Georgetown! 10 out of 10! ”

    + super friendly staff (during day and night - super friendly night guard) + stylish place + rain shower with perfect water pressure + central location close to streetfood stalls in the evening

    Reviewed January 19, 2020

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