If you’re looking for a cheap, clean and strategic place to stay in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia, 1981 Guest House is the answer to your question. 😀 The guest house is smacked right in the city centre, on one of the bustling streets in Old Town Ipoh – Jalan Market.
Nearby places of interests include the Funtasy House Trick Art, the famous Ipoh murals, Concubine Lane, Birch Memorial Clock Tower, various eateries, shops and more. I discovered this lovely guest house during my backpacking trip to Ipoh and fell head over heels with it.
1981 Guest House – The Black & White Post-Colonial Building With Wheel Noodle & Pak Lim Nasi Lemak
It is easy to spot the guest house from afar thanks to its eye-catching black and white design with a huge signboard bearing its name “1981 or Nineteen Eighty One Guest House” on the post-colonial building. Else, simply look out for the Wheel Noodle and/or Pak Lim Nasi Lemak’s signage.
An interesting bit about the guest house is it shares a reception area/counter with Wheel Noodle restaurant, whereas the dormitory rooms are located upstairs in the same building. First timers to the guest house would find the arrangement rather confusing, but that is how it works. 😉
The guest house offers not only bunk beds, but single beds as well at an affordable price from as low as RM25 a night. Reservations for a bed in one of the dormitory rooms at 1981 Guest House can be made either directly at the reception counter where they accept walk-ins if places are available or via online through websites such as Booking.com.
A Side Entrance To The Building & Clean Dormitory Rooms
I booked my 2 nights stay at 1981 Guest House in Ipoh, Perak via walk-in and got myself a place to sleep on one of the bunk beds in the female dormitory room. There are also mixed dormitory rooms for travelling couples or groups that does not wish to be separated. 😀
Upon check-in, I was given an access card which is used to gain entry into the 3-storey building and my respective dormitory room upstairs. A male staff then showed me the way to the dormitory rooms. To get to the dormitory rooms, we took the side entrance/staircase located next to Wheel Noodle restaurant.
For your info, all guests are required to take off their shoes and keep it in the shoe cupboard before going upstairs. The mixed dormitory room is located on the first floor of the building, whereas the female dormitory room is on the second floor. There is 24-hour surveillance at 1981 Guest House.
Cosy Single Beds & Bunk Beds in the Female Dormitory Room
To be honest, I was amazed at how spacious, clean and bright the female dormitory room is! The bunk beds and single beds (some provided with mosquito nets) are neatly arranged in the dormitory room. Beside each individual bed was a large locker for us to store our belongings safely.
There is even a decent table with chairs for guests to sit and do their work without the need to go down to the common area below. Even though the dormitory room is air-conditioned, there are sufficient wall fans around to keep us cool during the day/night if the room gets warm or when the air-conditioner is not operating. I will elaborate further on that in my Part 2 blog post/review of 1981 Guest House, Ipoh. 😉
To my delight, I was given a bed to sleep on the lower deck of the first bunk bed, the one nearest to the table, window and door in the room. Each bed is provided with a clean and comfy pillow and a light comforter which I love to bits! I also love how colourful the bed sheets and comforters are as they add character and warmth to the outstanding female dormitory room of 1981 Guest House in Ipoh, Perak.
Address: 26A, Jalan Market , 30000 Ipoh, Malaysia.
Tel no: 05-255 1981
Email add: firstname.lastname@example.org
Up next: Interesting discoveries and more details on the facilities available at 1981 Guest House in Ipoh, Perak 😉