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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."

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Olive Spring Hostel Female Only

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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 9.2

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Jul 2019
    If you are the type that prefers peace and quiet--this is not the hostel for you. Music & conversations run deep into the night (past midnight) and you can hear prep/loud conversations as early as 7:30 am. I didn't mind the background noise and you sort've get used to it. The convenience of this hostel trumps the noise factor for me. Hawker stalls right out in front, bakery/cafe just below, and many things walking distance. It's a great spot overall =) Welcoming staff too!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 May 2019
    I loved this hostel! It was so cozy and clean, the water was hot and the cafe served a great coconut coffee!! The staff was also very sweet and helpful.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    20 Aug 2019
    As a solo female traveler, this hostel was a great choice, but not your typical stay. This hostel functions as a café so just remember there will be people there. But I personally enjoyed the ambience of it, plus the coffee and food is delicious! A highlight of this hostel is the location. It’s located in the heart of Chulia Street. Easy access to food and shops all around. Overall, it was a pretty good stay. *Tips: light sleepers bring your earplugs. Amenities: bring shampoo/conditioner.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Jun 2019
    Clean, comfortable good location. Such a good hostel to stay at and right in the middle of the action of Georgetown. The beds are very nice and the bathroom is extremely nice and clean. The cafe downstairs is very convenient as well.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    21 Sep 2019
    Loved this hostel, awesome location! The beds are clean and comfy and have (I think) black out curtains around them because it gets SO DARK at night it’s amazing. The sounds from the cafe are a bit distracting if you’re a light sleeper but the playlists are good and the black out curtains make up for it. Only suggestions: put a door on both showers instead of a curtain on one, and maybe a door with a lock on the hostel room (although I didn’t have any issues) PS Dinesh is so great & friendly!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    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


    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
  • 8.6


    11 Aug 2019
    Very good location and above a great coffee spot. Internet needs a boost upstairs, and noise is a factor you need to consider.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    30 Apr 2019
    Mixed review here. Staff-AMAZING. So nice and fun, cafe is delicious. But after staying my sister and I realized it’s just a cafe that has rooms attached. Literally there are not real walls in the private room, it’s next to a bar street, ear plugs So if you want to party and have a delicious breakfast in the morning this is the place to stay. If you want to sleep I would recommend the dorm and noise canceling headphones and sleeping pills.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 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
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe