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75 Travellers Lodge

Cheap and cheerful

75 Lebuh Muntri, Georgetown T: (0426) 223 378

75 Travellers Lodge

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Want a good central location? On a budget? Don’t like to share? Don’t care for fancy boutique this or heritage that? Old-school 75 Travellers Lodge on Lebuh Muntri offers decent no-frills clean and comfortable rooms in a friendly older style guesthouse, that at a pinch some fancy marketing department would label “retro”.

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Freshly painted, bright and airy double rooms are all graced with windows for a bit of fresh air, although they don’t have much of an outlook. As well as a comfy bed with clean linen; good strong ceiling fans, wash basins and a mirror are all standard amenities and you can pay a bit extra for air-con, but the cool cement floors and high ceilings keep the rooms at a reasonable temperature.

Love the desk.

Love the desk. Photo: Sally Arnold

Choose to share a bathroom or again, for more coin, keep it private. Only one style of single room is available—fan cooled with ensuite, but it’s very tight on space, and it’s worth the few extra ringgit to upgrade to double, even if you’re alone. If the purse is really tight, there’s a ten-bed mixed fan-cooled dorm.

Bathrooms both share and ensuite offer hot showers, but it’s in tiny, but very clean, combo toilet and shower cubicles—everything will get wet! Other than a very affordable sleep, the folks who run 75 Travellers Lodge have succeeded in creating a warm atmosphere and you will find guests hanging out at the tables and chairs at the front enjoying reasonably priced drinks, chatting and swapping stories and for a quieter spot, there’s a terrace to hang out on too.

So where do you think we should put the basin?

So where do you think we should put the basin? Photo: Sally Arnold

75 Travellers Lodge won’t be hitting the pages of Conde Nast Traveler anytime soon, but its unpretentious charm has more appeal than some of the try too hard hipster joints about town. The owners also run the nearby Star Lodge and Western and Oriental Guesthouse, but here was by far the most charming.

You won’t find 75 Travellers Lodge on any booking sites, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get a walk-in room as it has a loyal following of return guests, call ahead to check availability. For tad more style and space (and a bit more of a spend), larger airy old-shool style rooms are on offer at Hutton Lodge.

The dorm has a bit more space.

The dorm has a bit more space. Photo: Sally Arnold

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Walk-in rates at 75 Travellers Lodge

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dorm fan cooled
18 ringgit
18 ringgit
Sgl fan private bathroom
42 ringgit
42 ringgit
Dbl fan share bathroom
45 ringgit
45 ringgit
Dbl air-con share bathroom
55 ringgit
55 ringgit
Dbl fan private bathroom
55 ringgit
55 ringgit
Dbl air-con private bathroom
60 ringgit
60 ringgit
Room: Dorm fan cooled, low season: 18 ringgit, high season 18 ringgit. Notes:
Room: Sgl fan private bathroom, low season: 42 ringgit, high season 42 ringgit. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: 45 ringgit, high season 45 ringgit. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con share bathroom, low season: 55 ringgit, high season 55 ringgit. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 55 ringgit, high season 55 ringgit. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 60 ringgit, high season 60 ringgit. Notes:

Where is 75 Travellers Lodge

75 Travellers Lodge
75 Lebuh Muntri, Georgetown
T: (0426) 223 378
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º20'7.28" E, 5º25'12.29" N
Room rates: Under 60 ringgit

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