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10 Best Homestays In Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia - Updated 2020

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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 62)

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
203 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
room had safe air con fan and hairdryer provided
wifi was pretty spotty depending on where you are but generally good in the reading room
i had a room on the top floor with a lovely view
complimentary simple breakfast including lovely local offerings fresh fruit and decent coffee served
we love his place the space is inspiring great breakfast and lovely room
very clean stylish and modern
clean comfortable and a fantastic building
comfortable and clean room
it was clean nice and well-kept
very comfortable bed great shower and spotlessly clean
host is friendly and helpful
host was very nice and helpful
sekthim and staff were friendly and ready to provide help and answer our questions anytime
they were really helpful by showing us around the compound
great accommodation and friendly service
located in a really good location as well
well located and nice boss
location is good walking distance to all the eatery
the location is nice and close to the food market restaurants
location was very good- close to many good food places and street art
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2. Well-furnished, large holiday home with five bedrooms (from USD 142)

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.

38 penang homestay

Address: 38, Lorong Gemilang, 11600 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Price: from 142 USD

3. Centrally-located budget homestay (from USD 27)

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
96 reviews
Entire apartment 8 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amenities provided are washing machine fridge iron hairdryer free wifi astro fully air conditioned etc
there are two rooms with queen beds but it can fit 6-8 people
the beds were very comfortable and the linen was brand new
the apartment was neat and tidy and comfortable for our family group of 7
the home facilities and amenities are great
very clean and comfortable place
the place was clean and nice
the apartment is clean and well maintained
strategic place and the place is clean and comfortable
the place was very clean
the owner was very responsible
the host was very helpful
the host was very responsive
the owner is very friendly
the host is very helpful and kind
great location super convenient to every where in george town by walking distance
location is great it's convenient to visit any tourist attractions
nice apartment close to the city centre would stay again
the location is center and within walking distance to the main attractions and culinary places in george town
the place also very near from most of the attractions in georgetown
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4. Large, well-equipped apartment with three bedrooms (from USD 68)

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.

5. Inviting boutique homestay with old-world charm (from USD 69)

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
197 reviews
Entire townhouse 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
pros: air conditioning good wifi not too many mosquitoes
air conditioner worked great
the open air shower area was cool
towels pay tv and wifi all were great additions to the stay
the apartment is quite small two stories but fits two people well
clean and simple unit in a restored townhouse
the room is clean and spacious
rustic traditional very clean and comfortable
the place was clean and taken care of
it is a great place to stay clean small and neat
calvin was polite and helpful
the staff and the host are very friendly
host was patient friendly and helpful
calviinh and the house maid were extremely helpful
the host is super helpful and available immediate when you need him
location is very good
location good right near food places
i like the location
we loved the location of the shophouse
amazing house and perfect location
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6. Compact, budget homestay in excellent location (from USD 35)

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

Georgetown Muslim Bajet Homestay

Address: 115-3-3, Jalan Kedah
Price: from 35 USD

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

ArteS Penang Homestay

Address: Persiaran Bukit Gambir

Swimming pool Air conditioning Non-smoking rooms WiFi Facilities for disabled guests Free WiFi Children's playground Infinity pool

8. Modern, seafront apartment in city centre (from USD 54)

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
186 reviews
Entire apartment 9 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice view from the sitting room
all furniture are of good quality and very comfortable
the apartment is clean beautiful seaview from the balcony
sparkling clean and comfortable
the place was spotless clean when we arrived
it was very clean and spacious place
nice room very enjoy clean and relax
the apartment is very clean
jesslyn is a great host
jesslyn is a great host
the host is responsive and helpful
great place and great host
jesslyn was a very helpful host and provided us with everything we needed
good location worth of money
a nice place at great location recommended :)
the condo was just n a great location close to food and shopping
this apartment is situated in a good location and accessible to many places in penang
had a great stay perfect location to town
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9. Elegant apartment with sea views (from USD 114)

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.

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

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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