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Magpie Residence

33, Jalan Sekerat, Georgetown, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 10050
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Based on 106 traveler reviews

Nearby attractions
Thean Hou Temple
(0.54 km)
(0.77 km)
Chulia Street Night Hawker Stalls
(0.84 km)
Little India Penang
(1.05 km)
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Based on 3 reviews

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- Business travel
Stone is nice people..thanks.. many info he say to me
- Backpacking
Such a wonderful hostel Clean and comfy. I will absolutely come again this year. Thanks
- Backpacking
The service is a top-notch class, from the front office to the manager. They are very friendly. The location is within walking distance to the eateries. The dorms look very clean. And it's far from the noisy area. This place is really good to take a rest after a long day walking around Georgetown. I am always back here whenever I'm around Georgetown due to the fact Magpie is a worthy place to be for a short vacation.
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Jason E
Comfortable, clean, quiet...
Nice place. It's in a different part of town from the normal back backer pitch (Love Lane) though you can still walk there in ten minutes. The area is pleasant enough and it was good for me to see another part of the city. Nice Chinese vegetarian restaurant round the corner in Dickens Street. Accommodation was good, wifi very fast. I stayed in the dorm where you can pull the curtain for privacy. (Bedrooms are also available I think). Showers were fine. There is a very basic breakfast and some free milo if you like it. A good place if you need a decent night's kip! I would definitely come back.
Solo travel - Nov 20, 2017
I love Magpie Residence
Magpie Residence is my home away from home in Penang. The staff is kind and friendly. They clean everything every day. We get free breakfast (simple but free). They washed my clothes for free. Guests get free water and can make their own coffee. They give information about anything you ask. I like this simple place and honestly...we all make our own trip and experience....just ask what you need and the staff will make it happen! That has been my experience with Magpie Residence and that is why I always come back! Terima Kasih! :-)
Solo travel - Oct 19, 2017
James W
Nice accommodation with friendly host
I booked a single room which was very good value. Adjoining bathroom was only shared with one other room which was nice. The host, Stone, was very friendly, giving advice on where to go and asking how my day had been. Had a pleasant chat over a beer with him and another traveller one night. Standard breakfast of toast and spreads was provided. Location was about a 10 minute walk out of the main tourist area of George Town - quiet at night but perhaps not as convenient as one in the city centre.
- Oct 14, 2017
John M
Great place to relax, a short walk to everything
I really enjoyed my time at Magpie. I was looking for a nice, chill weekend and this was a perfect place for that. very affordable, and the sleeping compartments were ideal for some privacy. The staff wad extremely helpful and friendly. It's only an 8 minute walk to everything. Which I enjoyed. I'll be staying there again my next time in Penang
Solo travel - Oct 5, 2017
DJ v
Good, but not special
The room is very spacious and has a table with 2 chairs. The bathroom however is pretty basic. The shower makes use of an electric heater and thus limits the amount of water you can get from the showerhead. More important the neighbourhood isn't that great. There were many rats in the street (not talking about 1 or 2, but dozens). Location is also just outside of the main tourist zone.
Couples - Sep 25, 2017
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Hotel facility


Hotel policy

  • Public Facilities
    • Room service
    • Parking
    • WiFi in public area
    • Elevator
  • General
    • Family room
    • AC
    • Non-smoking room
  • In-room Facilities
    • Shower
  • Shuttle Service
    • Airport transfer with surcharge
  • Hotel Services
    • Luggage storage
  • Connectivity
    • LAN Internet

Check-in and Check-out Time

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

Magpie Residence is a hostel in a good neighborhood, which is located at Georgetown.

Not only well positioned, but Magpie Residence is also one of hostels near the following KOMTAR within 0.77 km and Penang Rainbow SkyWalk @ Komtar within 0.78 km.

About Magpie Residence

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

Magpie Residence is a hostel with great comfort and excellent service according to most hostel's guests.

Magpie Residence is a wise choice for travelers visiting Georgetown.

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