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1981 Guest House

26 Jalan Market, Ipoh, Kinta, Perak, Malaysia, 30000
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Based on 13 traveler reviews

Nearby attractions
Funtasy House Trick Art
(0.03 km)
Concubine Lane
(0.10 km)
Ipoh Mural
(0.13 km)
Han Chin Pet Soo
(0.17 km)
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Review by Traveloka users

6 Traveloka customers have stayed in this hotel and given reviews:

Nice place to stay for wanderer by walking or cycling around Ipoh Old Town. Near to ipoh railway station.
Good hotel, great location, near to train station..
Cheap! Great location at the middle of old town. Bed is clean. The bedsheets are changed after guest check out, I saw the lady boss doing it!
Cheap price, good location, good service from Han, the helper of hostel. My 1st choice in Ipoh
Great place to stay. This is my second stay in this hotel
No breakfast is provided but you can have your meal at 1981 Cafe on the ground floor.
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Solo travel6
Friends getaway5
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Clean, nice, cheap
We slept in a big and quite noisy dormitory, due to the aircon and ventilation. However, the room and toilets were very clean, there is access to a computer, and the staff was super friendly. If you come by bicycle, the boss will surely welcome you, as he is a cyclist, and he can store your bike safely. Thanks for the great shared meal!
Friends getaway - Nov 1, 2017
A nice hostel for short stay
I want to rate 3.5 stars but there is no this option. Good points : 1. Excellent location : near all the interesting spots. The hostel is located in old town but it is near to the new town too. 2. Though the dorm room is a 18 beds dorm, it is very spacious and u won't feel crowded. 3. The room and bathroom is clean. 4. Staff are generally helpful Bad points: 1. There is no separation of shower and toilet which means the toilet will all turn wet after shower. 2. Only two shower with toilet and sinks for 18 people. If the hostel is full, this would be definitely inadequate. 3. No vibe as many of the guests are actually the staff from the affiliated ramen shop. 4. The staff is not always available. 5. Better ventilation is needed for the toilet.
Solo travel - Oct 7, 2017
Chee P
The location is near to railway station that took 8-10 minutes of walking & 5 minutes walking to Medan Kidd bus station. Since, it is very near, I can use the public transport to travel to the area I needed. Surrounding the guest house have lots of local delicacies. Very convenient Besides, below the guest house serving a huge Big Bowl Ramen & also tiny small bowl of noodles. Should try their laksa, beef, curry ramen etc.
Solo travel - May 14, 2017
Surprisingly nice boat noodles
After our visit to Funtasy, we stumbled upon 1981 guest house's wheel noodle. We intended to try out the desserts but the noodles looked enticing. We tried the wheel noodle and the fish noodle. They were delicious and fun to eat, bowl after bowl. Desserts were ok too!
Family - Oct 27, 2016
Outrageously Bad Service
We stayed here twice, each time for one night on the way to the Cameron Highlands and back again. On our first visit, our check in experience was abysmal. The guy checking us in didn't explain anything, just held his hand out & stared; we had to ask what he wanted. Turned out he wanted to see our booking confirmation, rather than just take our names & passports as other places we've stayed in Malaysia do. When he'd looked at the confirmation he asked us to pay an amount that was 30 ringgits more than we'd expected to pay & we had to challenge him before he explained it was for a key deposit. Beds are 25RM each, by the way, so the key deposit is more than you pay for a bed - ridiculous. Once we'd paid he flicked his wrist at us in a dismissive gesture and muttered "wait a minute" before going back to playing on his phone, leaving us just standing around, unsure of what to do next. A different guy who showed us upstairs several minutes later showed us the common area (which seems to double up as a storage area for bedding, toilet roll, etc) & the showers - only 2 bathrooms for a dorm with 22 beds is NOT enough. There is a fridge full of drinks in the common area, but no indication of how to pay for them, & there is a kettle, but no mugs. Several of the people staying in the dorm work at the cafe downstairs, which strikes me as a really weird set up. I normally wouldn't complain about other guests, but since these people also are employees of the guesthouse/cafe, I think it's relevant to mention how inconsiderate they were. More than one person was watching videos or talking on their phone without headphones after 11pm, & one of the guys who works here turned the lights off while one of my friends was still searching in her bag. You cannot check out before 9am, meaning we had to delay our return to KL. There are signs giving phone numbers for contact out of hours but as foreign travellers, we don't have Malaysian phone numbers. Nor do most of the other foreign travellers we've met. Also worth mentioning, you need the key card to get into the dormitory & the communal area so if there is more than one of you, you'll need more than one card. No one bothered explaining this to us. Overall, this place gives the impression of staff who simply can't be bothered. Save yourself the hassle of this unpleasant guesthouse & pay a bit more to stay somewhere else if you visit Ipoh.
Friends getaway - Oct 10, 2016
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Hotel facility


Hotel policy

  • Nearby Facilities
    • ATM/Banking
    • Beauty salon
    • Gift shop
    • Grocery
    • Hair salon
    • Laundry
    • Shops
    • Supermarket
  • Public Facilities
    • Parking
    • Coffee shop
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi in public area
  • Hotel Services
    • Front desk
    • 24-hour security
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
  • In-room Facilities
    • Desk
    • Hairdryer
    • In-room safe
  • General
    • AC
    • Family room
    • Non-smoking room
  • Food and Drinks
    • Restaurant with AC
    • Dining area
  • Transportation
    • Limited parking
    • Parking with surcharge
  • Business Facilities
    • Computer station
  • Connectivity
    • Free WiFi

Check-in and Check-out Time

Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM

Staying at 1981 Guest House is a good choice when you are visiting Ipoh.

The B&B has a very good location, also near the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport (IPH), which is only 3.51 km away.

This B&B is very easy to find since it is strategically positioned close to public facilities.

About 1981 Guest House

1981 Guest House is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay yet comfortable at the same time.

For you, travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, 1981 Guest House is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.

While traveling with friends can be a lot of fun, traveling solo has its own perks. As for the accommodation, 1981 Guest House is suitable for you who value privacy during your stay.

Savor your favorite dishes with special cuisines from 1981 Guest House exclusively for you.

WiFi is available within public areas of the property to help you to stay connected with family and friends.

1981 Guest House is a B&B with great comfort and excellent service according to most B&B's guests.

Staying at 1981 Guest House will surely satisfy you with its great hospitality and affordable price.

Smoking is strictly not allowed in this property, and smoking area is available.

Pets are NOT allowed.

Hotel may accept Early check in, subject to room availability

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the room conditions when selecting your room above.
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