Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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 9.5

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Mar 2019
    A lovely hostel in a great part of Georgetown. Quiet at night so you can get a good nights sleep but only 5 minutes walk from the action - restaurants, clubs etc The staff were really helpful. The breakfast menu was different every day, but could be tailored to your eating preferences. The hostel offers private rooms as well as dorms, with plenty of space, air conditioning and lockers. Each bed space in the dorm accommodation can be made private by pulling a curtain across.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    06 Apr 2019
    Great hostel for a silent sleep. Loved the breakfast changing every day and staff were so helpful. Easy walk to all the things and beds comfy. Highly recommend
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    30 Mar 2019
    I had a great time here. The host is awesome, so helpful! The breakfast is spot on. It varies from day to day. The hostel is a bit far from the main part of town but it is not a very long walk. The bathrooms are pretty good and the beds are very private, like in rectangular cubicles. The hostel is actually located near some famous street food stalls so it is great for sampling all of the delicious food in Penang.
    Bangladesh, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 Mar 2019
    It really pains me not to give this place 10/10 but I found the location to be the only thing that let it down, It is a bit out of the way from the main attractions. However the staff are all very friendly, in particular the owner who took a lot of time to answer my questions and had loads of suggestions of things to do. Breakfast was probably best I have had in a hostel, different meal every day!
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    24 Feb 2019
    First time at a hostel - we got a private room with en-suite. The service was fantastic - we got in a bit late and they stayed up to check us in. It was really relaxed and breakfast was delicious and different each day. I would happily stay there again!
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    06 Feb 2019
    One of the best places we stayed on our 10-week backpacking trip! The facilities are super cute and clean... almost like a 3-star hotel. DELISH breakfast that's different every morning. Super friendly, helpful staff. Drinks available on site for purchase. Excellent rooms (we stayed in the queen bed room ensuite) with great bed, pillows, hot shower, TV, and AC. It seriously felt more like a hotel than a hostel. We had to take Grab whenever we wanted to go anywhere since it was so hot.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    14 Mar 2019
    Strong WiFi, quiet at night, great variety for complimentary breakfast and a fantastic location. Thanks Stone!
    Malaysia, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    11 Mar 2019
    Lovely staff here! Very helpful and kind. I stayed in both the dorm and a private standard room. The dorm is spacious with everything you need. Really big lockers and a little kitchen area as well. The private room was really nice, spacious, comfortable and clean. Even had a sofa and tv. Breakfast is very nice.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    14 Feb 2019
    The staff were great! Very very helpful. And the breakfast was amazing!! Very comfortable hostel with huge lockers. I will stay here again if I return to Penang!
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    13 Feb 2019
    The staff was incredibly nice and informative. Facilities are wonderful and clean and location was pretty close to the center without being in the center. Only (small) downside for me was that it was slightly hard to meet people.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • 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
  • Café
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi