Magpie Residence
Newly renovated
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Magpie Residence

33, Jalan A.S. Mansoor (Jalan Sekerat), Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10050
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    Magpie Residence Reviews

    9.1
    Exceptional
    /10
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    6.0
    Review score

    "Nice owner."

    LEONG

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    April 2, 2018

    9.5
    Exceptional service
    Recommended by 96% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Magpie Residence

    Things you'll love

    • 820 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Penang

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    Excellent
    Location
    8.8
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    Excellent location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
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    Nearby
  • The Camera Museum670 m
  • Khoo Kongsi1.08 km
  • Penang Peranakan Mansion1.3 km
  • Gurney Drive1.87 km
  • Gurney Plaza2.87 km
  • Penang Hill4.82 km
  • Kek Lok Si Temple6.76 km
  • Penang Bridge7.75 km
  • Penang National Park12.38 km
  • Escape Adventureplay Theme Park13.07 km
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    Value for money9.3
    Distance to city center2.2 km
    Location rating8.8
    Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
    Distance to airport16.0 km

    Rooms available at Magpie Residence

    9.3
    Exceptional
    Room comfort & quality
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 54 m²/581 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 single bed
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    Deluxe Twin - 2 Single Beds
    Deluxe Twin - 2 Single Beds
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    • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds
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    Deluxe Queen - Double
    Deluxe Queen - Double
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    • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed
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    Deluxe King Non-Smoking Room
    Deluxe King Non-Smoking Room
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    • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed
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    Classic Queen Room
    Classic Queen Room
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed
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    Superior Quadruple Room - Non-Smoking
    Superior Quadruple Room - Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 queen beds and 1 sofa bed
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    8 Beds Dormitory
    8 Beds Dormitory
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    • Shower
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    Deluxe Room
    Deluxe Room
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    Deluxe Queen Room Ensuite
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    Family Room Superior
    Family Room Superior
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    What people love about Magpie Residence

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "We enjoyed our stay."

      Robert

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      January 5, 2019

    • 8.8
      Excellent
      Staff 

      "The staff of this basic hotel are all helpful and friendly."

      Peggy

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      January 7, 2019

    • 8.0
      Very good

      "We have a pleasant stay."

      Lim

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      February 18, 2016

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    8.4
    Excellent

    "A very nice hotel/residence with different types of rooms fr..."

    Mark

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    December 31, 2018

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    What they offer

    8.8
    Excellent

    "Staffs are great and friendly and Stone as usual is helpful."

    SUE

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    September 1, 2018

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    From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

    Reviews of Magpie Residence from real guests

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    9.1
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    10
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness9.4
    Facilities8.8
    Location8.8
    Room comfort and quality9.3
    Service9.5
    Value for money9.3
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sebastian from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

    A successful journey”

    Incredible trip. The staff were all beyond friendly and helped make my time in Penang to be an unforgettable trip. The hostel itself was one of the better ones I've stayed in. The capsule like structure of the pods gives you all the privacy you need. I slept amazing which is rare for me in dorms. If you want to socialize then the common areas are great for that as well. The location is great. Lots of great food, cafes, and museums all within walking distance. There's a famous Roti Canai place nearby where you can have a great breakfast and tea for only 4 ringgit! Incredible value. Thanks to everyone who made the trip special :D

    Reviewed April 20, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Brigitte from Switzerland
    Couple
    Deluxe Twin - 2 Single Beds
    Stayed 7 nights in March 2019

    Everything perfect”

    We had a nice, large, clean room, to which a separate sitting area in the corridor / vestibule belonged. The owner and staff are nice and extremely helpful, on rainy days even umbrellas were provided. Since we stayed a week, even the laundry was washed for free - what a service! The location just outside the center is very quiet and yet central. Many restaurants and most attractions can be reached on foot. The breakfast was a bit too westernized for our taste. That's why we did not book breakfast and instead enjoyed our Malaysian favorites such as "kopi ping" (iced coffee), or "roti pisang" (flatbread with bananas) at nearby eateries.

    Reviewed April 13, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Bachtiar from Indonesia
    Couple
    Deluxe Queen - Double
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2019

    Nice, clean and friendly host”

    We really enjoy our stay at Magpie Residence. It was clean and nice room. Staffs are very helpful, breakfast taste good. Different breakfast for every day, cooked/prepared individually for you! Thanks...

    Reviewed March 26, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Benjamin from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Best hostel in Penang”

    Fantastic location in Penang a 1 min walk away from the best local nasi padang place. Rooms are adequately spacious with a separate common area within the dorm and lockers are big enough to handle needs of long term backpackers. Place is quiet at night which makes rest conducive. Owner Stone is an extremely friendly chap overall and you can definitely ask about places to eat in Penang. Don't give this place a miss!

    Reviewed March 26, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Elizabeth from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Classic Queen Room
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    Lovely calm, clean, friendly place to stay”

    Very clean and comfortable room with AC, fan, ensuite, sofa, kettle and large TV. Stone is a very caring host with lots of local knowledge and advice, always ready to chat and make you feel welcome. Breakfast was very tasty and it was great to have complimentary tea, coffee and drinking water all day and night along with chilled drinks available to purchase too.

    Reviewed March 06, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Stefano from Italy
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Comfortable but overpriced”

    Clean, quiet, and spacious. However, given the area, I feel that it should be cheaper.

    Reviewed May 16, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Dan
    Couple
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

    Lovely place”

    Couldn’t fault this hostel at all. It was cosy, homely, clean and had really nice staff. The rooms had full privacy with pod like beds and it was sparkling clean. A big balcony area to hang out dry clothes and a kitchen type area to sit and chill out. Stone made us feel very welcome (he also has an awesome name and was a real cool guy!). Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed January 23, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Eva from Faroe Islands
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Queen - Double
    Stayed 6 nights in December 2018

    Good value for the money”

    Central, yet quiet, walking distance to "everything". Free drinking water. The owner as am excellent knowledge about "everything"......kind and quick feed back on questions in advance....would have been nice with a fridge in the room. But apart from that I cant think of anything else to improve...

    Reviewed January 17, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mark from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Classic Queen Room
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

    Perfect for what we wanted”

    Close enough to the centre of the old town to make everything within easy walking distance but far enough out to make it great value for money. Clean and comfortable and the owner, Stone, was helpful and sociable. We really enjoyed our stay here. The inclusive breakfasts are worth a special mention and we would stay here again next time we are in Georgetown, if only for the breakfasts.

    Reviewed January 15, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Peggy from Hong Kong
    Group
    Classic Queen Room
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

    Well situated hotel with good breakfast”

    The staff of this basic hotel are all helpful and friendly. They were ready to volunteer us with useful information on transport and food. The rooms are generally clean and comfortable. This is undoubtedly a very convenient hotel to stay in George Town as most of the sightseeing points are within walking distance.

    Reviewed January 07, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Gabriel
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

    Great time at Magpi Residence!”

    Great location in Georgetown, very near the city center and the bars, restaurants, etc. they have an amazing breakfast menu, so you’ll definitely enjoy that! Very clean rooms, bathrooms, everything! I enjoyed it a lot, it had everything I need!

    Reviewed December 17, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Fransisca from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Good Location, Helpfull staff ”

    It's in good location, walking distance from Penang Road. It's clean, and it has own seating area in dorm area near bathroom. The owner is very helpful with the hawker food recommendation. Breakfast also delicious

    Reviewed December 14, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Ian
    Couple
    Deluxe Queen - Double
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

    Lovely Staff and Clean Accommodation ”

    We stayed here for 3 nights in Dec 2018. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the place was clean and homely. There was a nice seating area at the front of the accommodation for breakfast or to use at anytime although the view wasn’t that great. Also there was free water on each floor and free tea and coffee in the breakfast area / reception which was a nice touch. There were bikes available to rent for 10 ringgit per day. The accommodation is located just a short walk outside the main town area but the main downside from our perspective was that we thought the accommodation was overpriced as you could get better accommodation at the same price in the middle of town. We moved accommodation to Chulia Mansion and had a further two nights at the same price with more choice for breakfast and free wine on the evening along with free coffee/tea and biscuits all day.

    Reviewed December 13, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Klaus from Germany
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Normal good Asian hostel”

    Simpel but good hostel. You get what you pay for. Staff was nice and always helpful. 5 minutes walk to the old town center. So it was absolutely quite.

    Reviewed May 01, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Vivien from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Queen - Double
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

    Relaxed and quiet location ”

    10 mins walk to central Georgetown. Relaxed residence with nice outside area to sit for breakfast and drinks. Room compact but everything needed. Remember to ask for cleaning if you want it. Daily breakfast a bonus although there are lots of local cafes to visit too.

    Reviewed November 23, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Daniel from Canada
    Couple
    Classic Queen Room
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

    Spotless rooms, amazing staff”

    Our room was great; really clean and comfortable, nice and spacious with an extra seating area which really added to the homey feeling. The owner is amazing giving us so much advice on where to go and how to get around and even about our next destination. Everyone was incredibly friendly. The location is about a 10 minute walk from the start of the main tourist area. Some really good local restaurants very close by and about a 5 minute walk to the free CAT bus station which does a route through all of the heritage town. You can take this bus from the ferry terminal when you arrive rather than pay for a taxi like we did. Busses are located just on the left as you approach the road after getting off the ferry and are marked CAT. Get off at stop 8 and then just a short walk to Magpie residence. Thank you for everything we had a great stay and would happily recommend this place.

    Reviewed November 19, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mario from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

    Best night sleeps during my two weeks holiday”

    For some reasons, I have had the best night sleeps at the Magpie Residence. The bunk beds are not particularly large nor the space available massive, just slept so well. Stone is of great help for all your visiting needs and a brilliant gentleman. The Breakfast is not to be missed - absolutely delicious with a different breakfast freshly cooked on a daily basis. Absolutely brilliant.

    Reviewed November 12, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    mohd from United Arab Emirates
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Great place to stay”

    Clean, comfy and homy. Love the private cubicle for each guest. Stone is very approable and you will feel at home. Wonderful yet simple breakfast. Extended another night as fall in love with the property

    Reviewed September 13, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mihaela from Romania
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    I would recommend to anyone”

    It is a great place to stay if you travelling alone and not only. The place is spotless, even the bathrooms which is more than I can say for some 3☆ hotels. The staff was really nice and friendly and helped me keep my backpack after check out as I have an evening flight. Didn't rush me at check-out, answered messages promtly, came outside with an umbrella as was comming back through the rain. All the little things that matter make it a very pleasent stay. The capsule itself has clean sheets and towel, private spotlight and electric shocket (that works for a european phone charger), usb charger and a mini fan that you don't need as tbe room has AC, there is changing room, private locker, 3 showers and 2 toilets for the 8 capsule room. ohh.. and for 1-2 MYR you can have breakfast included. I will most likely not come again to Penang any time soon, but I will definetly recommend.

    Reviewed September 11, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    SUE from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Deluxe King Non-Smoking Room
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

    Staffs and owner are wonderful and room is clean.”

    We enjoy our stay greatly, room is clean and shower room and toilet is big with good water pressure. The room has a fan and also aircon. Staffs are great and friendly and Stone as usual is helpful. It's a nice place to stay overall.

    Reviewed September 01, 2018
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