Best Penang Homestays

Most times, staying at a Penang homestay means you need your own car. But it’ll also mean more space as well as the freedom to prepare your own meals! And for larger groups, value for your money!

There are many Airbnb Penang homestays scattered close to the heritage area and along the north-east coast! You can choose the best homestay in Penang from this list of 11 options!

  1. ArteS Penang Homestay
  2. Tropicana 218 Macalister
  3. Straits Garden Suites
  4. Sunrise Gurney
  5. The Landmark Seaview Gurney
  6. Tanjung Point Residences
  7. Smell Rose Beach Garden
  8. Susie VIP [email protected] Sayang Batu Ferringhi
  9. By The Sea Beach Front Apartment
  10. By The Sea Suites
  11. De Nest Holiday Home

11 Best Airbnb In Penang

1. ArteS Penang Homestay

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ArteS Penang Homestay have multiple studio units in the stylish ArteS apartments. The area is safe with many eateries around! It is close to the town (20 minutes’ drive) and the airport too.

Swimming Pool At ArteS Penang Homestay
Swimming Pool At ArteS Penang Homestay – photo credits to booking.com

But even better than all the included amenities and entertainment in the apartment, is the gracious host!

Bedrooms And Living Space At ArteS Penang Homestay
Bedrooms And Living Space At ArteS Penang Homestay – photo credits to booking.com

What you’ll like:

  • Clean and cosy
  • Spacious bathroom
  • Rooftop views
  • Fully furnished with many facilities – WiFi, Netflix, PS4, water filter, toiletries, coffee machine, microwave, etc
  • Private parking
  • Guests can use the swimming pool, gym, Jacuzzi

Good to know:

  • Access may be restricted for the Jacuzzi and rooftop (due to MCO)
  • Proper attire needed for the pool and gym

Address: 3, Jalan Bukit Gambir, 11700 Gelugor, Penang

Price range: ~ From RM230 (8pax)

2. Tropicana 218 Macalister

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Beautiful sea view units that are spacious and clean! The apartment block is walking distance to some Penang attractions (KOMTAR is ~1km away!).

The airy units are the perfect size for a solo traveler or couple!

Comfortable Apartment Setting At Tropicana 218 X Airlevate Suites
Comfortable Apartment Setting At Tropicana 218 X Airlevate Suites – photo credits to booking.com

What you’ll like:

  • Water filter and washing machine
  • Parking for guests
  • Equipped kitchen
  • Infinity pool and gym
  • Netflix
  • Comfortable beds

Good to know:

  • Check out is at 11am, check in is at 3pm
  • Parking lot requires you to drive up a spiral ramp for 8-10 floors

Address: Jalan Macalister George Town, 10400 George Town, Penang

Price range: ~ From RM180 (3pax)

3. Straits Garden Suites, Georgetown

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There are a few studio units that are available for homestay at Straits Garden Suites, Georgetown.

Kid Friendly Living Room At Straits Garden Suites
Kid Friendly Living Room At Straits Garden Suites – photo credits to booking.com

All of which feature elegant minimal interiors with all the basic necessities. Like a washing machine! Guests have access to the common pool, gym and children’s playground (May be restricted due to MCO) too.

Simple And Tidy Bedrooms At Straits Garden Suites
Simple And Tidy Bedrooms At Straits Garden Suites – photo credits to booking.com

What you’ll like:

  • Efficient service
  • Fast WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Clean apartments
  • Close to food haunts
  • PS3

Good to know:

  • Parking driveway is narrow and goes up to the parking lot on the 6th floor
  • Only one bathroom
  • May need more plates and cups

Address: 349, Jalan Jelutong, Jelutong, 11600 George Town, Penang

Price range: ~ From RM97 (4pax)

4. Sunrise Gurney Homestay

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Those floor-to-ceiling windows are perfect for taking in incredible views of the city skyline and sea! Better than what many of the best hotels in Penang offer.

Sea Views From The Apartments At Sunrise Gurney
Sea Views From The Apartments At Sunrise Gurney – photo credits to booking.com

The family-friendly double storey units themselves are comfortably furnished with tasteful furniture choices! There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in total per unit.

Bedroom At Sunrise Gurney
Bedroom At Sunrise Gurney – photo credits to booking.com

What you’ll like:

  • Outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre
  • Well-equipped kitchen with water dispenser
  • Close to Gurney Drive
  • Quick drive to the heritage area (10 minutes)
  • Spacious enough for a family of 6-8
  • Private parking (for just 1 car)

Good to know:

  • Rooms with sea views cost more
  • 20 minutes’ walk from the night market
  • No mirrors in the room
  • No washing machine or dryer
  • It costs extra RM20 to park another car

Address: 68A-12-1, Sunrise Gurney, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 George Town, Penang

Price range: ~ From RM400 (4pax)

5. The Landmark Seaview Gurney Homestay

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At The Landmark Seaview Gurney, guests can relax on the sun terrace while the kids check out the children’s playground!

Stylish Living Room At The Landmark Seaview Gurney
Stylish Living Room At The Landmark Seaview Gurney – photo credits to booking.com

Units have balconies from which to enjoy the sea views! The hosts do expect their guests to go out and eat Penang food as the kitchens are very basic.

Bedroom With Balcony At The Landmark Seaview Gurney
Bedroom With Balcony At The Landmark Seaview Gurney – photo credits to booking.com

What you’ll like:

  • Reliable service
  • Strategic location
  • Clean and roomy

Good to know:

  • There is an airport shuttle service (additional charges)
  • Mini market on the ground floor
  • The beach (Tanjung Bungah Beach) is 2.8km away
  • No washing machine

Address: 100A, The Landmark By Katana, Jalan Tanjong Tokong, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Penang

Price range: ~ From RM240 (4pax)

6. Tanjung Point Residences

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Pretty much next to Penang’s Avatar Secret Garden:

Welcoming Living Room At Tanjung Point Residences
Welcoming Living Room At Tanjung Point Residences – photo credits to booking.com

Tanjung Point Residences has lovely apartments facing the sea and walking distance from Tanjung Bungah beach (1.5km)!

Blue As The Accent Color Of A Bedroom At Tanjung Point Residences Homestay In Penang
Blue As The Accent Color Of A Bedroom At Tanjung Point Residences Homestay In Penang – photo credits to booking.com
Note: There are units with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

What you’ll like:

  • Full sized kitchens
  • Stylish interior
  • Looks like a new hotel in Penang
  • There is a pool and an indoor gym
  • Private parking
Guests Have Acess To The Infinity Pool At Tanjung Point Residences
Guests Have Acess To The Infinity Pool At Tanjung Point Residences – photo credits to booking.com

Good to know:

  • There is a deposit to be paid at check in
  • WiFi is not strong
  • No halal restaurants nearby

Address: 508, Jln Tanjung Tokong, 10470 Tanjung Bungah, Penang

Price range: ~ From RM165 (2pax)

7. Smell Rose Beach Garden Homestay

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Who needs a 5 star hotel in penang when you can stay here at this gorgeous landed property with a garden and its own little Japanese-style tea room!

Unique Living Room Design At Smell Rose Beach Garden Homestay
Unique Living Room Design At Smell Rose Beach Garden Homestay – photo credits to booking.com

It’s not far from the beach either! So you can hear the waves at night!

One Of The Bedrooms At Smell Rose Beach Garden Homestay
One Of The Bedrooms At Smell Rose Beach Garden Homestay – photo credits to booking.com

What you’ll like:

  • Swings for the kids
  • Parking is not difficult to find
  • Beach access
  • Hospitable and attentive host

Good to know:

  • You will be sharing the house with the owner and their cat (and the other guests)
  • Breakfast is not provided
  • May be noisy at night since it’s close to the public beach
  • No barbeques allowed

Address: 32, Medan Tanjong Bungah, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Penang

Price range: ~ From RM198 (2pax)

8. Susie VIP [email protected] Sayang Batu Ferringhi

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Apartment suites at the Susie VIP [email protected] Sayang Batu Ferringhi have a touch of luxury to them! With wooden furnishings! And a grand balcony with a table and chairs!

Well Furnished Living Room And Spacious Balcony At Susie VIP Suites
Well Furnished Living Room And Spacious Balcony At Susie VIP Suites – photo credits to booking.com

This is another Penang homestay that has the advantage of being close to the beach!

Comfortable Bedroom At Susie VIP Suites
Comfortable Bedroom At Susie VIP Suites – photo credits to booking.com

What you’ll like:

  • Fully functional kitchen
  • Friendly host
  • Sea views
  • Very clean and comfortable
  • Fast WiFi
  • Bathtub!
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Satellite TV
  • Outdoor pool and common garden

Good to know:

  • Onsite mini mart
  • Parking is not free

Address: 188, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang

Price range: ~ From RM198 (4pax)

9. By The Sea Beach Front Apartment

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In the same area as the previous Penang homestay in Batu Ferringhi,

Tasteful Dining Area And Living Room At By The Sea Beach Front Apartment
Tasteful Dining Area And Living Room At By The Sea Beach Front Apartment – photo credits to booking.com

By The Sea Beach Front Apartment units are easy on the eyes! With wood elements and a pop of color here and there!

One Of The Bedrooms At By The Sea Beach Front Apartment
One Of The Bedrooms At By The Sea Beach Front Apartment – photo credits to booking.com

What you’ll like:

  • Large units
  • Welcoming host
  • Additional sofa bed
  • Common outdoor pool and garden
  • Children’s playground nearby
  • Well equipped kitchen (including an oven)
  • Kid-friendly indoor activities (books, a tent, etc)
  • Many restaurants around

Good to know:

  • 2.6km from Miami Beach
  • Airport shuttle service (additional charge)
  • No bathtub

Address: 110, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Kampung Batu Feringgi, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang

Price range: ~ From RM355 (5pax)

10. By The Sea Suites – Managed by SDB Host

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By The Sea Suites really are by the sea! And right on the beach! Suitable for families with 3 or 5 kids!

Plenty Of Space To Relax At By The Sea Suite
Plenty Of Space To Relax At By The Sea Suite – photo credits to booking.com

The super clean and fully furnished units look like something out of IKEA’s monthly catalog. And each room has its own terrace!

Plenty Of Space To Relax At By The Sea Suite
Plenty Of Space To Relax At By The Sea Suite – photo credits to booking.com

What you’ll like:

  • There is a fitness center, pool and common garden
  • Washer and dryer
  • Friendly host
  • Family-friendly
  • Easy parking (covered and ground level)
  • Quiet
  • Eateries close by

Good to know:

  • Night market is within walking distance
  • Netflix not available

Address: By The Sea, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Kampung Batu Feringgi, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang

Price range: ~ From RM510 (5pax)

11. De Nest Holiday Home

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A top pick for Penang homestays in Bayan Lepas:

Open Layout Of The Living Room And Dining Space At De Nest Holiday Home
Open Layout Of The Living Room And Dining Space At De Nest Holiday Home – photo credits to booking.com

De Nest Holiday home incorporates 4 bedrooms and common spaces (including a shared kitchen and garden) for their guests!

As a plus, there are hiking trails to explore from this fully furnished holiday home!

Homey Bedroom With Large Sleeping Capacity At De Nest Holiday Home
Homey Bedroom With Large Sleeping Capacity At De Nest Holiday Home – photo credits to booking.com

What you’ll like:

  • Amiable host
  • Close to Queensbay Mall
  • They have washing and ironing facilities
  • Quiet location
  • Spacious and clean

Good to know:

  • Limited private parking for guests

Address: 15 Tingkat Bukit Jambul 2, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Malaysia

Price range: ~ From RM480 (10px)


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Getting Around Penang

Have your heart set on an attractive but remote Penang homestay?

With a private tour service like RayTheTour, you can stay there even if you don’t have your own car!

Penang Tour - RayTheTour & Travelswithsun

Our itineraries are fully customize-able!

For example, we could pick you up from the airport in the morning. Go sightseeing around town until the evening. And drop you off at your chosen homestay! Or vice versa!

Other benefits:

  • Trustworthy and knowledgeable guides that speak English, Chinese or Malay
  • Drop off and pick up service anywhere in Penang is complimentary during your tour duration with us
  • Online customer service (book through our WhatsApp or Facebook)
  • Comfortable transport (we have vans too)
  • We cover Ipoh, Taiping, Cameron Highlands and more too!
  • Flexible hours between 8.30am to 8pm.

Conclusion

There’s something about hotels that does not feel very personal! Penang homestays however, will feel like home away from home!

Most of these options are cozy apartments with sea views, parking and other necessary conveniences. Making it very hard to choose! So if you’re not sure which to choose, take a vote in your group!

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