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10 Best Homestays In Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

10 Best Homestays In Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Georgetown the charming multicultural capital of Penang, Malaysia, the second largest city in the country and a top tourist destination. Its rich heritage is the result of the confluence of three cultures – Malay, Chinese and Indian – which is reflected in its fascinating mix of architecture, cuisine and culture. From colonial buildings and old Chinese shops to temples of various religions, there is a lot to admire in Georgetown’s Old Town, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Staying in a homestay is a great option, as it allows you more flexibility than a hotel, as well as more space. Here is a selection of top homestay options you can check out, as you plan your trip to Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.

1. Bright and comfy private room in a revamped historic house (from USD 60)

Featuring a modern and tasteful design, this room, in a refurbished 19th-century Straits Chinese house, is located inside the heritage zone of Georgetown and offers a unique choice of accommodation in Penang. The double room is one of eight en-suite rooms available in this historic house, which is not only a guesthouse but also a theatre rehearsal space and the owner’s living quarters. Blessed with a lot of natural light, the room is located on the second floor of the house and comes with a queen-sized bed. Several major attractions and food stalls are within walking distance from the house. Facilities include complimentary breakfast and an elegantly-designed common area for relaxing. Don’t forget to say hello to Luna, the resident dog!

“Sinkeh is an absolutely wonderful place. It’s a converted historic building with a beautiful mix of old and new. The house is very calm and peaceful, almost monastic.” – Susanne

Room #3 in Award-Winning House - SINKEH
George Town, Penang, Malaysia
202 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The room was exactly how it looked like in the pictures
The room was as depicted in the pictures
The listing description was accurate
I like the play at the lobby in the evening
modern and exactly like photos listed
Very clean stylish and modern
Our room was really clean and compact
Very nice and quiet place
the space is really well keep and clean
The place itself was extremely lovely and worth admiring
great host and pet dog
We were greeted with some ice tea while we were being checked in so
They were really helpful by showing us around the compound
They made us feel very welcomed and at home
The host gave us good recommendations
Great location too since it is walking distance to the local street food
The location of the guesthouse made it very convenient to go around Georgetown
Great place to stay at and located in a quiet neighborhood
Located in a really good location as well
the nearest bus stop is less than 5 minutes away
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2. Well-furnished, large holiday home with five bedrooms (from USD 143)

This spacious homestay is a stylishly-furnished independent house that guarantees a comfortable stay with its plethora of modern amenities. Located in Georgetown, the property has five bedrooms, each featuring a double bed. A living room with a flat-screen TV and a fully-equipped kitchen add additional convenience. It is located 3.8 km (2.4 mi) from Penang Times Square and 4.1 km (2.5 mi) from the Penang Jetty.

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3. Centrally-located budget homestay (from USD 28)

This no-frills accommodation is a suitable option for those looking for a budget homestay in Georgetown. It offers two clean and comfortable bedrooms with queen beds that can easily fit four to six people, as an additional three mattresses per room are available on request. Guests have access to several amenities, including a fully set-up kitchen and washing machine. A free, open-air car park is also available here. The homestay is quite close to Georgetown’s city centre (about 15 minutes’ walk), which ensures easy access to visitors.

”Good budget place. Nice views. Walkable distance to the UNESCO Heritage area. The host is very helpful and kind”. – Ben

Budget homestay Georgetown Penang
George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
89 reviews
Entire apartment 8 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Great place with affordable price
Amenities provided are washing machine fridge iron hairdryer
The property was fine and smaller
The apartment is very good and has everything required for a comfortable stay plus more - all kitchen equipment washing machine iron facilities big TV comfortable beds aircon and fan
but only a toilet and bathroom
The rooms are spacious very clean and homely
The place was very clean
The bed sheet and pillow case are very clean
Strategic place and the place is clean and comfortable
The place was clean and nice
she responds fast and communicates well with us
she is a friendly and smiling person
her suggestion for food is awesome
and she has been very helpful
This helped us a lot and gave us a sense of security
where uber is easy to get
great location super convenient to every where in George town by walking distance
The city centre is in easy walking distance
booking uber is very convenient
We could also walk into the centre of Georgetown very easily too
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4. Large, well-equipped apartment with three bedrooms (from USD 69)

If you are looking for a secure and fully set-up homestay in a central location, then this three-bedroom apartment in Jelutong, Georgetown, is the one for you. This fully air-conditioned homestay can easily accommodate families and large groups - two of the bedrooms have one double bed, while one has a single bed. The living room comes with a sofa bed and also a TV set. Facilities include free Wi-Fi throughout the house and free parking. The Heritage Zone, with attractions like Penang Times Square, Rainbow Skywalk at Komtar and Wonderfood Museum, can be reached within 10 minutes by car.

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5. Inviting boutique homestay with old-world charm (from USD 67)

The prime location of this homestay and its steeped-in-local-culture ambience makes it a winner. This property is a restored two-storey heritage house, which is located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site, so all trails, attractions, plus food joints are within walking distance. Very well-maintained and tastefully decorated, the property has a studio bedroom with one double bed, two bathrooms, a living room with a TV, a dining room and a kitchenette. For extra guests, queen-size mattresses and a sofa bed are available.

Great location, cannot do better than this. Charming, clean, comfortable. Great place. – Adolfo

George Town, Penang, Malaysia
190 reviews
Entire townhouse 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

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6. Compact, budget homestay in excellent location (from USD 36)

Reasonably priced and located a mere 500 metres (1,640.4 feet) from the KOMTAR Tower and Prangin Mall, this homestay is a great choice for budget travellers. There are two bedrooms available in this property – one bedroom offers two single beds and one double bed, while the other has three single beds. Other facilities include a kitchenette, flat-screen TV and washing machine.

“Very comfortable and easy access to many places. Satisfied with the cleanliness of the house. Parking ticket provided by the owner. Really recommend this homestay. ” – Mira

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7. Well-appointed, convenient apartment units

Located in a modern apartment complex, this homestay offers several options for large groups of travellers – there are three self-contained units, each comprising two bedrooms or more and all with double beds, a living room, and a fully set-up kitchen. The property has a swimming pool, as well as a hot tub on site that can be accessed by guests. You can enjoy free Wi-Fi and air-conditioning in all units, as well as free parking.

“The whole apartment was really comfortable…clean…great facilities and great location. Is highly recommended for those who are a big family.” - Joule

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8. Modern, seafront apartment in city centre (from USD 67)

Elegantly done up, this spacious condo features fantastic sea views that make it a lovely setting for a vacation. Located bang in the city centre of Georgetown, the property is convenient for visiting nearby attractions, such as Gurney Drive. As there are three bedrooms, making it ideal if you are looking for a place to fit in a large group. One bedroom has a king bed, while the other two have queen beds. Additionally, all of them come with two floor mattresses.

Ideal apartment for a large group of people to stay at. Plenty of bedding and great location to nearby sights and food locations. Jesslyn was a very helpful host and provided us with everything we needed!” – Jonathan

Cozy Sea Breeze Homestay Town area
George Town, Penang, Malaysia
181 reviews
Entire apartment 9 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
no accurate room can only accommodate 6 pax
Each bedroom has a queen size bed
The kitchen has filtered water washing machine and a servicr balcony for drying of laundry
a resting place that is very comfortable and quiet
You will never regret choosing her place Worth every single cent and to top it off
Rooms are spacious and clean Very clear check in instruction
It was very clean and spacious place
The place was spotless clean when we arrived
The apartment is clean and Jesslyn is very responsive
The apartment is very clean
The host is responsive and helpful
Modern unit nice and helpful host
Host is very nice to extend her help to us by giving us some places where we can take our meal and also
She was very prompt in helping us settle in
Jesslyn was a very helpful host and provided us with everything we needed
The condo has a starbucks and a convenience store just below
The location of the condo is also very strategic and convenient to commute around Gurney area and to Feringghi
This apartment is situated in a good location and accessible to many places in Penang
There are 10 homes under Jesslyn to choose from Hope to try other location homestay
The condo was just n a great location close to food and shopping An easy 8RM grab ride to the centre of Georgetown made it easy to get around
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9. Elegant apartment with sea views (from USD 117)

This posh homestay, beautifully appointed, offers a beautiful setting for large groups of up to six persons. Located just around 1.6 km (around 1 mi) from Penang Times Square, this property has a duplex suite that comes with two bedrooms – one with a double and the other with two single beds. The living room contains two sofa beds, along with a flat-screen TV.

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10. Large heritage house with modern amenities

This large house with nine rooms, all air-conditioned and located in the heart of Georgetown, is a fantastic option for families and large groups. There are four bedrooms in this historic house, each with one queen bed. A number of facilities are available here, including a well-equipped kitchen, complimentary light breakfast, free Wi-Fi and a TV with cable. You can easily walk to major tourist spots and eating establishments from this rental.

Delighting Homestay George Town (30 pax)
George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Entire guesthouse 11 Beds 16 Guests 9 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

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Soak in the atmosphere of Georgetown

Accommodation options in Georgetown offer an interesting mix of old and new – from boutique hotels to homestays. Make your decision keeping in mind the time you have available, how you want to spend your days and how large your travel group is.

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