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Reviewed 12 May 2015

Stay here only if you are on budget but want to be near the beach. Even so, lower your expectation. It is no where near the standard of normal budget guesthouses for the same price in Malaysia. Everything is old and run-down (clean and no smell, though), the bed, the wardrobe are like from 20 years ago. I stayed in...

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Kuala Lumpur
Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

Booked via Agoda, check in was a breeze. Check in is at 12.30pm and a RM20 deposit is collected. Check out is at 12 noon. The place is really simple, basic, no frills but the location is superb - just like 1 minute from the beach! I kid you not! It's also close to the bus stops, taxis, night market,...

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1Thank GPenaflorida
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 13 February 2015

We are budget travelers and stayed here for three nights. PROS - Room was surprisingly spacious. Clean and comfortable with two twin beds and a desk. - Wifi was great, and reached into the room. - AC was strong. Almost too strong, really. The first night we were freezing until we figured out how to adjust it down a little...

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6Thank Robb H
Beijing, China
Reviewed 1 February 2015

The owners of this guesthouse were super helpful and friendly! The beach is literally right across the street, which is exactly what we wanted. The rooms are rustic (like a camp cabin), but our expectations weren't high. My biggest complaint about this hostel was the noise. The hostel is right beside a mosque that has a call to prayer at...

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1Thank Emily C
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Reviewed 27 January 2015

This is a home with people living their daily lives in it and you as a guest see them going about their lives, the Malaysian way. So if you are the type looking for a closer experience of the local life, you hit the jackpot. This is not a place for those who wants privacy or luxurious lodging. I had...

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2Thank John T
Pretoria
Reviewed 12 January 2015

The owners are what makes this guesthouse a success. They were very kind and helpful. The Laundry service lost one of our items and the owner got them to mail the garment to us in South Africa! The room is good with a functioning air con and Hot water. Very good restaurants are situated very close to the Guest house...

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Thank NicolaasMeyer
Essex
Reviewed 8 January 2015 via mobile

We stayed here as two couples as a stop over for the night. We arrived and were greeted by our hosts who were the nicest people ever. Genuinely happy and pleased to see you. And so helpful! As other people have said, they send us detailed instructions of various ways to get to the house and approx prices of various...

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Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2014

Stayed there last week. If comingg by bus 101 from gtown ask to be dropped by the police station,hotel down side road, turn left. Family very helpful, rooms clean. Beach acroos the road. Bonus is the balcony on the first floorwith its cool breeze and sea view.

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1Thank owenlabertawe
Freising, Germany
Reviewed 6 December 2014

oh wow, what a great place to stay. its very simple but has everything you need. its clean and the family running to is always around if you need something. the beach is just across and its close to the bus stop and all the food places. definitely would go back and stay again.

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malaysia
Reviewed 8 November 2014 via mobile

If you are really into the beach, this is the place for you. But honestly speaking this beach aint nothing to shout about. Head over to penang national park 's monkey beach instead where it's substantially clearer and relatively unmarred by human activities. In this case, it's also nearer than staying at Georgetown. There's also some beach sports activities along...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Baba Guesthouse

Address: 52 Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Batu Ferringhi
Price Range: $18 - $22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Baba Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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Baba Guesthouse Penang, Malaysia
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“If you have mobility problems ask for a downstairs room, the stairs are a little challenging”
 of 5 bubbles BeverlyJ161, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the room looking out to the beach”
 of 5 bubbles Elsie_nguyen, 11 May 2015 | Read review
“I like the rooms upstairs because of the common area. It is worth geting a room with AC as it does get hot in the afternoon.”
 of 5 bubbles C867FWjohnt, 26 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Try to get a room on the first floor so as to get a nice view of the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles NicolaasMeyer, 12 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Amazing seafood cooked fresh for you all along this street.”
 of 5 bubbles terrie101, 24 Oct 2014 | Read review
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