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Magpie Residence
Magpie Residence
Magpie Residence
Magpie Residence
Magpie Residence
Magpie Residence
Magpie Residence

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9.1

Exceptional

471 reviews

471 reviews

Housekeeping55
Breakfast16
Internet2
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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
24 Express

100 m

Equator Academy of Art

150 m

Batek Lah Collection

210 m

Hong Giap Hang

360 m

Mydin's Wholesale Emporium

370 m

Popular landmarks
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

570 m

Armenian Street

970 m

Khoo Kongsi

1.1 km

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

1.3 km

Penang Fort Cornwallis

1.6 km

Closest landmarks
Australian Consulate General

140 m

Penang Christian Cemetery

260 m

Bp Healthcare @ Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah

320 m

Consulate General of Finland

330 m

Citibank Penang

330 m

Magpie Residence

33, Jalan A.S. Mansoor (Jalan Sekerat), Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10050 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Strategically situated in Georgetown, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Pinang Peranakan Mansion. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Located in heart of Penang

Top Value

Check-in/out [express]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Shared kitchen

Coffee shop

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Penang every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.3
Distance to city center2.2 km
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport15.2 km

Rooms available at Magpie Residence

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.3

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
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Queen - Double
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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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
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 sofa bed and 2 queen beds
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Deluxe King Non-Smoking Room
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
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Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Japanese-Style Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • 3 bathrooms
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Magpie Residence?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Magpie Residence?

Magpie Residence is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 55 MYR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Magpie Residence has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Penang with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at Magpie Residence?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Magpie Residence. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 8 MYR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What is the smoking policy at Magpie Residence?

Magpie Residence does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Magpie Residence?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Komtar Bus Terminal, 820 m away from Magpie Residence.

What restaurants are nearby Magpie Residence?

Magpie Residence’s neighborhood is Georgetown which includes popular restaurants such as Hameediyah Restaurant, Padang Brown Food Court and Nasi Kandar Line Clear.

What popular shopping places are close to Magpie Residence?

Magpie Residence is located in Georgetown area which features shopping places such as Prangin Mall, 1st Avenue Mall and Batek Lah Collection.

What are popular attractions near Magpie Residence?

Magpie Residence is located in Georgetown area, which is famous for attractions such as Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion and Khoo Kongsi.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Magpie Residence?

Magpie Residence is located within Georgetown, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Depoh Kerajaan Pulau Pinang and Bukit Olivia.

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What people love about Magpie Residence

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Friendly staff, clean room, easy order grab around"

    Melvin

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    March 28, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Very tidy and comfortable."

    Freddo

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    December 30, 2020

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Very clean, quiet, and great atmosphere."

    George

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    February 3, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 2,531 Penang properties
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Room comfort score
9.3/10
Value for money score
9.3/10
Service score
9.4/10
Cleanliness score
9.3/10
Better than
99
%
of Penang properties
Better than
98
%
of Penang properties
Better than
98
%
of Penang properties
Better than
97
%
of Penang properties
Overall rating:

9.1

Exceptional
471 reviews
Cleanliness
9.3
Facilities
8.8
Location
8.8
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More about Magpie Residence

More about Magpie Residence

Magpie Residence

Get the most from an urban escape in Penang when you book a room at Magpie Residence. Located right in the city center, Magpie Residence saves you time and travel by letting you wake up right in the heart of the best neighborhood. Explore the genuine Penang that most travelers never see, with a stay at Magpie Residence -- located only 1.3 km from Pinang Peranakan Mansion.
Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by Magpie Residence. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the hotel's airport transfer services. Taxi services provided by Magpie Residence makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Penang.
Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hotel. Front desk services including express check-in or check-out and luggage storage can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hotel's ticket service and tours. Packing light is possible at Magpie Residence thanks to the hotel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean.
Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hotel.
Enjoy the services offered at Magpie Residence from the convenience of your guestroom. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. Rooms at Magpie Residence come in multiple layout options including rooms with separate living room and balcony or terrace. In some select rooms, you can find bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea at your disposal.
It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Every day at Magpie Residence begins with a delicious in-house breakfast. Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the hotel. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hotel, for whenever you get hungry. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house shared kitchen.
Magpie Residence offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the hotel's hiking trails. Get social at the hotel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


Around the property

Magpie Residence is the perfect spot to explore Penang's fascinating cultural sights and attractions. Multiple day trip options await you and your travel group close to Magpie Residence, starting with visits to Chew's Jetty located just 1.5 km away. Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion is located 560 m away, and is one of the most famous tourist spots to visit and photograph.


Reasons to stay here

Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 99% of the city's other accommodations.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 99% of accommodations in the city.
Staff and service here are considered high quality by past guests whose ratings put it above 98% of the city's options.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.8

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

36 mentions

Breakfast

23 mentions

Internet

7 mentions

Food & Dining

3 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Malay

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Hiking
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
Location
33, Jalan A.S. Mansoor (Jalan Sekerat), Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10050
Excellent
Location

8.8

Airports

  • Penang International Airport (PEN)
    15.2 km 27 min drive
  • Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)
    86.5 km

Public transportation

  • Komtar Bus Terminal
    830 m
  • Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal
    1.6 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Bp Healthcare @ Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah
    320 m

Shopping

  • Gurney Plaza
    2.9 km

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    320 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    210 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
    570 m
  • Armenian Street
    970 m
  • Khoo Kongsi
    1.1 km
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion
    1.3 km
  • Penang Fort Cornwallis
    1.6 km
  • Chew's Jetty
    1.6 km
  • Kek Lok Si Temple
    6.7 km
  • Batu Ferringhi Beach
    10.6 km
  • Entopia
    12.9 km
  • Escape Theme Park
    13.0 km

Nearby landmarks

  • 24 Express
    100 m
  • Australian Consulate General
    140 m
  • Equator Academy of Art
    150 m
  • Batek Lah Collection
    210 m
  • Penang Christian Cemetery
    260 m
  • Bp Healthcare @ Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah
    320 m
  • Consulate General of Finland
    330 m
  • Citibank Penang
    330 m
  • Hong Giap Hang
    360 m
  • Mydin's Wholesale Emporium
    370 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-17 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
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.
Others
  • The property is independently operated by an individual owner and does not have a proper reception area. Guests must attend an organized meet-and-greet session to receive keys and further contact details regarding the property.
  • The property does not accept credit cards. All miscellaneous charges must be settled by cash.
  • A cash security deposit of 50 MYR is required upon check-in for charges or damages during the stay and will be refunded upon departure.
  • Due to the tax regulation, guests are committed to the city tax surcharge which is not included in the property reservation cost and will be collected upon check-in.
  • Effective 1 June 2014, the City Council of Penang will impose a Local Council Tax of MYR 3 per room per night for 4- and 5-star hotels and MYR 2 per room per night for 0- to 3-star hotels. The property’s star rating will be in accordance to the rating from the Local Council, and should the rating differ from the website, the Local Council rating will apply. This fee is payable directly to the hotel upon check-in and is not included in the room rate and taxes stated herein.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until22:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until22:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee55 MYR
  • Distance from city center2.2 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)35

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)8 MYR

The property

  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors4
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 15
  • Year property opened2014
  • Most recent renovation2018

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 MYR

Reviews of Magpie Residence from real guests

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9.1
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10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.3
Facilities8.8
Location8.8
Room comfort and quality9.3
Service9.4
Value for money9.3
High score for Penang
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9+ Exceptional (192)
8-9 Excellent (41)
7-8 Very Good (27)
6-7 Good (10)
<6 Below Expectation (7)
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Jun - Aug (62)
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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10.0
Exceptional
sara from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Exceptional”

AMAZING. I absolutely love this hostel. It is about a 10 min walk to the centre of town, so it is in a more quiet area. Great for digital nomads, it is not a party or super social hostel, the "pod" beds are the best!

Reviewed September 09, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Freddo from Malaysia
Group
Superior Quadruple Room - Non-Smoking
Stayed 4 nights in December 2020

Best guesthouse ”

Recommended for those travelling in group. Friendly staff and superb clean. Very tidy and comfortable.

Reviewed December 31, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Md from Bangladesh
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

Good experience ”

The bed was clean and comfy. The location was also good. Good place to stay for 2 3 days

Reviewed October 01, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Naveen from Malaysia
Business traveler
Deluxe Queen - Double
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Clean, good location and value for money”

This place is great, the host is great, the room is great...will stay again.

Reviewed March 03, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
George from Canada
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Excellent”

It was a very good stay. Very clean, quiet, and great atmosphere. They could put a door going into main dorimatory from kitchen area which would allow people to talk at night and not bother people sleeping

Reviewed February 03, 2020

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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

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10.0
Exceptional
Joke from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Twin - 2 Single Beds
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

Awesome staff, good location, comfortable hostel”

Would come again!

Reviewed March 18, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Samson from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in June 2020

Best place in I've stayed in Penang”

A very worth while stay, doesn't get any better than this

Reviewed July 03, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Conrad
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

Very nice stay”

Very nice place. Sleeping area is nice and very quiet. More spacious than a typical hostel, and has lockers big enough to accommodate even the largest backpacks! Hostel itself is located on a quiet street. Breakfast was a highlight and definitely worth it. Staff was wonderful. Highly recommend giving it a try!

Reviewed June 27, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Mohammed from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

Exceptional”

Really friendly and helpful owner and staff. The place has a nice homey feel to it. Great location for access to transport and everything Pulau Penang has to offer. Get involved.

Reviewed April 03, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Alizé from Vietnam
Couple
Deluxe Queen - Double
Stayed 5 nights in February 2019

Nice double room”

The room was nice but did not look like on the picture: it was a lot smaller! The room was clean, we had hot shower and the breakfast was nice (different breakfast everyday from 8am) The staff is lovely and ready to help. Very good location, in a quiet street right in the city center.

Reviewed February 08, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Melvin from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Classic Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2022

Worth the price”

friendly staff, clean room, easy order grab around

Reviewed March 28, 2022

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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

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8.8
Excellent
Moritz from Germany
Couple
Classic Queen Room
Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

Small and personal hostel”

We booked a private room (2 persons) and stayed at Magpie Residence for a few nights. The room was pretty small but just renovated with Wifi and international TV channels. Unfortunately not a proper window with daylight. The bathroom is also kind of small but ok for a short stay. The owner was very nice and helpful which is also why I would recommend this place. Very personal touch and good tips and advice for the island. The breakfast was good and the portions big. The customers were mostly Western backpackers but no partying at night so it was easy to fall asleep. Great area, very quite and local but close to a main street with lots of food stalls and restaurants. Definitely recommend this place for a short stay!

Reviewed June 09, 2019

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