Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Why pay for expensive hotel stays during your holidays in Penang when we are offering rooms in Georgetown next to UNESCO World Heritage Site at extremely competitive rates?

Nestled in the heart of Georgetown, Magpie Residence is an ideal spot from which to discover Penang. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to the lively city has to offer and take pleasure in touring the UNESCO World Heritage Site; it’s top attractions are Weld Quay Clan Jetties, Campbell & Rope Walk St. Flea Market, Armenian St, Kapitan Keling Mosque, Penang China Town, Fort Cornwallis, Khoo Kongsi, Little India and many more within walking distance. The Hotel is just a 2 minute walk to a public bus stop, or alternatively, there is a CAT free shuttle bus in a short 5 minute walk away.

The hotel reception and lobby is at the ground level with lounging area for guest. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions in less than 20 minutes walk: Penang China Town, Fort Conwallis, Khoo Kongsi, Little India and more.

Magpie Residence is away from the bustling main road of Jalan Transfer, it a peace and quiet place to rest after a long day outside visiting various attractions. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 6.8

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Feb 2020
    Great hostel, helpful & friendly staff, great location close to the historic center, yet quiet so you won't be disturbed by any noise from the streets.
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    20 Feb 2020
    Penang Malaysia! What a wonderful island with so much cultural history. This would be my fourth time staying at this hostel and there is a reason for it! Magpie Residence is an amazing hostel with incredible staff. The owner, Stone, is helpful with questions you might have or tips of how to get around the island. The location of the hostel is close enough to everything you would like to do in Georgetown but nestled on a quiet street. Be sure to book your stay here when visiting Penang!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    19 Jan 2020
    Magpie was great! Beds were comfortable, had a curtain to maintain privacy. Large lockers that could fit your whole bag. Multiple hot showers and free fresh water! Close to the ferry port and other main attractions.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Jan 2020
    Very nice location, few minutes walk from the busy streets. The host gives the BEST food tips. Ask him for recommendations! If ever to travel to Penang again, I’d choose Magpie again. Also we love the details: hair dryer, iron, water boiler. Just the small things to make you comfortable. Thanks
    Argentina, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Jan 2020
    My friend and I stayed for 2 days. You can only pay by cash in this hotel, so be prepared. The room is clean and just enough spacious though the building looks old and the reception looks small at first sight. Owner is friendly. He carefully instructed us how to take the CAT bus to travel freely in the town which is a great experience. Thanks to his map of street art and instruction, we got a lot of great photos and memories. Worth a recommendation
    Netherlands, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    06 Jan 2020
    I stayed at magpie residence for 2 nights. I booked 3 different types of rooms, King Room, Double Room and bunk bed in dorm. The King Room a bit small than expected but everything else was in working order. I had a good sleep at night because the place is quiet and peaceful too. And the location is just perfect. The most I like is the cleanliness! The place is surprisingly clean it was even cleaner than my house ;p Overall we had a good stay, well recommended
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    08 Feb 2020
    Magpies is a lovely easy place to easy, everything is provided and makes it so nice to stay here and chill out. I could even go on to recommend staying here and then going 100 metres down the road to Drippin’ to drink at night time.
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    27 Jan 2020
    This hostel is nice and clean, private beds with their own curtain and the staff are very nice and helpful However there is no atmosphere, it’s not easy to meet people as there are no social events, it’s a good place to come if you want to sleep but not if you want to meet people. Go to drippin dragon if you want to socialise
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    19 Dec 2019
    Lovely welcoming staff, we stayed in a private room for one night and was perfect for what we needed. Location is okay, easy enough to walk everywhere. Huge bed, clean , shower decent.
    Scotland, Couple, 25-30
  • 4.9


    03 Mar 2020
    I and another person were the only one that in saw at the hostel. Toilet paper was a premium, only found in one of two stalls. The lady staff was friendly, however the oriental guy in the morning when we met was annoyed over something. Don’t think it had anything to do with me, however made me very uncomfortable. Secluded area of town, lonely area. Sad place to be...
    USA, Male, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi