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Tartu, Estonia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2015

Arrived late at night, had a friendly welcome and checked the room. We were prepared for a cheap hostel so didn't expect much. During night we had small insects full of blood crawling in bed, but we didn't feel them bite. Yuk. Lock the door from inside! Somebody tried to enter the room middle of the night, but ran as... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2015

This guesthouse was not my first choice when I looked up guest houses in Medan but my driver could not find the other one and dropped me off at Sultans home stay and it turned out to be a great place to stay! It is clean, cheap and the staff is very friendly!

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2 Thank SusanneDahlin
California
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2014

Coming from my own experience i could not stress enough that this is not a safe place to stay! Staying here over night only to wait for a flight, my friend and i - both young females stayed here figuring it was cheap and decent location. however at early hours of the morning were woken up by two local males... More 

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Naestved, Denmark
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25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Nothing clean about this place! The shared toilets looked like they hadn't been cleaned in months! I'm night sure who the people were, but downstairs a lot of Indonesians drunk beers and we're loud until 3am, next morning most of them had crashed on the sofas in the common area. The two people behind the desk(who I'm sure about working... More 

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1 Thank Simejney
Jakarta, Indonesia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 August 2014

My friend and I stayed at the Sultan in July 2014. We backpack on a budget, and are used to staying in cheap places. However, we should have taken the bad reviews seriously. It would be impossible to believe that the pictures you see of the Sultan were taken at any point during the last 10 years. The room was... More 

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liverpool
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235 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014

stumbled upon this homestay and being short of cash we got a bargain price for a nights stay. wifi, water, tea , coffee and bfast included it.s a great price if you can put up with cramped room and unclean facilities. staff are very helpful and have language skills. location near to mall and bus stop although main road is... More 

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1 Thank butterflyrach
Helsinki, Finland
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Stayed here for one night. Too mutch I think. In room there was no window and it felt like prison cell... Staff was quite young but helpful after all... Little language problems though. Shower in corridor was filty and allways occupied. Cheap but still no good value off money.

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014

As it's written in the title, people are very nice there, and if you need anything they ll help you with a huge smile. Rooms are hot but clean. The location is noisy but you'll not hear anything from your room.

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1 Thank MARICHATRIP
Jakarta
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65 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2014

When i read the review about this guesthouse from Agoda, lots of traveler suggest not to stay in here. But, i gave it a try anyway.. For me, staying here will gave you the experience like 50% population of Middle-Low class worker in Indonesian. Yes, you'll feel how hot the air in the room at the big city, and can... More 

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2 Thank Bekicotngesot
Munich, Germany
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103 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Stayed there one night before heading off to Bukit Lawang, hence it was OK. But for a longer stay would recommend other location, as the windowless rooms are getting extremly hot and the fan is not really helping. Staff is very helpfull with finding buses and transport, etc. Location is convenient with bus stops around the corner.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Clean, cheap, well & trusted travel information, best area in the city, 10 minutes by taxi or about 25 minutes walk from airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sultan Homestay

Address: Jl. Sisingamangaraja 66, Medan 20213, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sumatra > North Sumatra > Medan
Price Range: $10 - $16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Don't stay here if you want a place with clean sheets and bathrooms!”
 of 5 bubbles Simejney, 16 Aug 2014 | Read review
“If you go solo, try to order single room for $5/night!”
 of 5 bubbles Bekicotngesot, 23 Apr 2014 | Read review
“tip - stay somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles mandariina, 26 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Just try to find a better guesthouse.”
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 of 5 bubbles MorganeH934, 28 Jan 2014 | Read review
“If you like to watch the action on a busy street and aren't bothered by noise, ask for a room with a window and mini balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Theruthi, 26 May 2013 | Read review
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