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April 2, 2018
820 meters to public transportation
Located in heart of Penang
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
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|Value for money||9.3|
|Distance to city center||2.2 km|
|Nearest airport||Penang International Airport (PEN)|
|Distance to airport||16.0 km|
"We enjoyed our stay."
January 5, 2019
"The staff of this basic hotel are all helpful and friendly."
January 7, 2019
"We have a pleasant stay."
February 18, 2016
"A very nice hotel/residence with different types of rooms fr..."
December 31, 2018
Well-positioned in Georgetown, Magpie Residence is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Penang. Situated only 2.2 km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Magpie Residence offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, taxi service, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage.
Magpie Residence is home to 15 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, clothes rack, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, linens. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Magpie Residence is a smart choice for travelers to Penang, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.
"Staffs are great and friendly and Stone as usual is helpful."
September 1, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-17 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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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
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.
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...
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!
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.
Comfortable but overpriced”
Clean, quiet, and spacious. However, given the area, I feel that it should be cheaper.
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!
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...
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.