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Olive Spring Hostel Female Only

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.9
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Olive Spring is a female-only hostel located in the heart of Georgetown's heritage zone. Surrounded by all the sights of Georgetown by day, and right in the middle of all the hawker stalls, food courts and bars by night, you couldn't ask for a better location in the whole of Penang.

We started out as a cafe called Mugshot Cafe, now we offer beds on the upper floor for accommodation. The hostel is new to our establishment, we have just started taking bookings in from May 2018. The entrance is via the cafe downstairs which operates daily from 8am till 12am.

We are also connected to a bakery next door, do not be surprised by the smell of freshly baked breads early in the morning.

We use a lot of wood within the cafe and dorms, which gives it a more warm look along with an air well in the center and back of the property for ventilation and natural light.

***Property Policies & Conditions:
1. Cancellation policy : At least 2 days advance notice for free cancellation.
2. Check in from 12noon to 9pm and check out before 12noon.
3. Payment of the balance upon arrival by cash only.
4. All of our rooms are non-smoking. Guest can smoke outside the residence at ground level.
5. We do not allow pets.
6. For Non-Malaysian Guest, RM10 for each room per night as Tourism tax implemented starting 1st Sept 2017.
7. Reception working hours: 8am-9pm. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.7


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    05 Feb 2019
    Loved this little hostel! Olive Spring isn’t very big and isn’t your typical hostel - which we loved. It is above the loveliest cafe which is also the only area to socialise, so this isn’t a hostel for meeting people, but is perfect if you want a quiet place to go back to at night. The location is great and all of the staff were so friendly and didn’t bother you at all. Bedrooms and bathroom were modern and so clean, the best hairdryer! Security isn’t amazing as anyone from the cafe could enter
    Wales, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    08 Jan 2019
    A great hostel... I think there was maybe one other person in the dorm exceptionally clean with hair dryers, good towels and bedding. Bed had been wrapped in plastic badly as make so much noise a lot of hostels wrap their mattresses but none like this. Was kindly given earplugs as it’s next to the busy bar road which is great if you want to go out... the coffee shop/ bakery below worth checking out :) great value
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    02 Jan 2019
    Olive spring is by far the nicest hostel I’ve stayed in within South East Asia. Super modern, great layout within a colonial style building. There’s plenty of room, it’s incredibly clean and all of the staff are so helpful. I ended up extending my stay as I really enjoyed my time here. One thing to note is there is no door from the cafe to the hostel but there are security boxes for your belongings.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    16 Jan 2019
    This is definitely one of the nicer hostels I’ve stayed in. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable of the area, bus routes, etc. Everytbing was exceptionally clean including the bathrooms! There is a small lockbox for valuables in each bunk, definitely wouldn’t fit an entire backpack, but I didn’t feel safety was a concern here. There is a cafe downstairs open to the public so can be a bit noisy between the hours of 8 and midnight, but I didn’t really mind as earplugs were provided.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    17 May 2019
    Overall had a pleasant stay. Location is really good, you can find bars and street food right at your doorstep. One small issue is that the shutters are usually closed after midnight, so it can get a little noisy when someone opens it. Also, there were no blankets for the bed so it can get cold in the middle of the night.
    Singapore, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    14 Mar 2019
    Overall, we really enjoyed our stay here. The all-female aspect is really nice, especially for two women traveling alone. The facilities were extremely clean, the beds were comfortable, and the staff was friendly and helpful. The Mug Shot Cafe is downstairs, so you wake up to the smells of baked goods and can go down for a coffee and bagel or yogurt before starting your day. The one drawback is that it is around the corner from Love Lane, so you can hear the music until it turns off around 2am.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    26 Jan 2019
    This hostel is on the floor above a pretty good cafe and is in an old house with very creaky floorboards. The hostel provides ear plugs for the noise, as well as a towel, shampoo, and soap. The beds shift around as well if the person you're sharing the bunk with rolls around in their bed. All in all, it was a good stay, with friendly staff and clean facilities, but sharing the dorm with inconsiderate travellers can spoil this experience very quickly.
    Malaysia, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    25 Feb 2019
    I liked this hostel but there were a few areas that could be improved. The hostel seems to be run by the same staff that’s operates the cafe below. Therefore it feels like there is no one who is quite in charge. The bathroom has a major leak and the floor was always flooded. Also the sheets don’t really fit the beds and with plastic underneath it’s not a comfortable situation. On the other hand, you get woken up by the smell of baking pastery. So that’s nice.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    03 May 2019
    This hostel was in a great location. The vibe was nice and facilities were good overall. Though, the bathroom was not as nice. The sink area was great but the door to the shower was unstable and the shower area was not as clean. But overall the hostel was a good pick for the price!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3

    Good

    24 Feb 2019
    Noisy...dorm above cafe with NO DOOR TO DORM JUST CURTAINS. Noisy past midnight and baking begins at 4a.m. If you need to sleep this is not the place. Food is good. No coffee for guests but room rate is low!
    USA, Female, 41+
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
Services
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe

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