Foodies, we heard a lot of you are planning to visit our beautiful island, Penang. Perhaps hooked by our content? (thick face). Of course, there would be lots of planning from budgets, to a list of good food (Penang Foodie has tons of it), air tickets and accommodations. Maybe you’re tired of hotels and thus opt to search for a cozy place in Airbnb, which is cluttered and sometimes confusing. That’s why we’ve made a list of Top 10 Airbnb in Penang just for you.
Top 10 Airbnb You Should Stay in Penang
When looking for staycation at Airbnb, you might notice “superhost” next to reviews. So what is it? Superhost is a recognition given by Airbnb to extraordinary hosts who meet some of the most important benchmarks. They have to maintain a 90% response rate or higher and at least 80% of their reviews need to be 5 stars. Despite that, they also have their own unique style of hosting, which is a lot more promising than others. We’ve included a number of superhosts and other hosts with great ratings. As usual, we recommend only the best for you.
1. The Suites by the Sea @ Straits Quay (Superhost)
Straits Quay is no stranger to us, luxury residence equipped with restaurants, boutiques, grocery store and of course, by the sea. You could only expect the best here, that’s why Straits Quay is highly rated in Airbnb in Penang. We’re here to introduce you the host which has a few different guest suites that comes with direct seaview that could fulfill your requirements. With a 10 minutes drive to Gurney, 15 to Batu Ferringhi and 20 to Georgetown, it’s a deal.
Contemporary Design 1 Bedroom Suite:
Be it whether a private staycation for couples or a holiday for family and friends, the 1 bedroom suite can fit up to four people. With 1 king sized and 2 extra single beds, the suite can fit four people comfortably. Plus basic kitchen equipment are prepared so no worries if you want to reheat or do basic cooking. Price is at RM 321 per night.
If you need more information, here’s their Airbnb listing.
Another type is Bedroom Suite:
This is an upgrade version of the 1 bedroom suite, which could fit up to seven people comfortably. This is perfect for a big bunch to stay or even throw a party. Equipped with 1 king sized bed, 3 singles and 1 extra single, your staycation is no longer a headache. Price is at RM 481 per night.
More Info: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/19459796?guests=1&adults=1&s=12&user_id=109711486&ref_device_id=a3e5c4c50f6cac32&_branch_match_id=488896125288928867#host-profile
Ps: We forgot to mention that you can get access to the pool, gym, tennis court, jogging track and more.
2. High Tech Modern Studio
This is one exciting Airbnb in Penang that we found, gamers or tech nerds this is for you. The studio is equipped with sensor door and lighting control system, and the most attractive 210 inch home cinema with 7 pieces surround sound system. It comes with Blu-ray movies and what’s more, they also have gamer performance PC equipped with latest high-end graphic card! The studio comes with a queen-sized bed and two super single sized sofa beds that could fit up to 4 guests. Price is at RM 200 per night.
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3. Heritage Home Georgetown, Penang (Superhost)
Set in the heart of Georgetown, this is a pre-war house beautifully renovated Penang shophouse, tastefully furnished with antiques and period furniture. Walk down the memory lane in this Airbnb in Penang filled with antiques and heavy elements of Chinese. Statues of Buddha could be seen as decorations as well as the vivid painting of koi fishes. There are two floors, first being the living-dining area, second floor is the bedroom.which fits four people. Georgetown attractions such as food and cafe is within walking distance. Price is at RM 297 per night.
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4. Songsong Mount Erskine
Inspired by host’s name Peng ‘Song’, the word SongSong also means “comfortable and enjoyable” in Hokkien. Renovated 60’s Penang house with spacious garden, many aspects in the house are contemporary but the past is still preserved. Comprised of 2 double-beds room and 1 twin-bed room, it can fit up to 7 guests. There are ample parking space and they also provide free barbecue equipment if you want to throw a BBQ party. Price is at RM450 per night.
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5. N-Suite Luxury Duplex Suite @ Maritime (Superhost)
Located at one of the prime location with panoramic sea views in Georgetown, Maritime is perfect for guests who are seeking a refreshing space to stay. Whether be it play or work, family on holiday, couple on honeymoon or business professionals, this covers all. 2 bedroom duplex suite comfortably accommodate up to 6 adults, with one king sized and two queen sized beds. Extra mattresses could also be arranged, just contact the friendly host. The suite is fully equipped and restaurants and cafes are within walking distance. Price is at RM290 per night.
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6. Live in the Heart of Georgetown
This is not just any ordinary Airbnb in Penang, but an artist’s shophouse turned Airbnb in the heart of the living Cultural Enclave of Georgetown UNESCO World Heritage Site. The two and a half-storey shophouse is ideal for a group of 3 to 5 to stay, with two bedrooms in total. The shophouse remain its authenticity despite being restored and is equipped with everything you need. From living area to kitchen and bedroom, they also feature LED Apple TV so you can Netflix and Chill whenever you want. The host respects his guest’s privacy, so do contact him if you need anything. Price is at RM 270 per night.
7. Roti Bakar Homestay (Superhost)
Different from the rest of Airbnb in Penang that we recommend, this is not an entire unit but a private room instead. With its unique name, Roti Bakar (toast bread) isn’t just the only room in the bungalow, but joined by Pulut Tatai, Kuih Manja and Kuih Kapek under one roof. The family home was build in the 1930s with British & Strait Chinese influence and are one of the few remaining Shanghai plaster bungalows in town area. The room has an attached semi open bathroom with natural sky light, featuring 1 king bed and a common area which could fit up to 3 guests. Hawker centers and nightlife is within walking distance. Price is at RM121 per night.
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8. Exclusive Beachfront Condo in Batu Ferringhi
Set in Batu Ferringhi, the new unique and exclusive house is just right in front of the beach. You can get access to beach directly by walking through a gate across a stony path. Influenced by Balinese element, it’s like living in a Bali Retreat. The condo comes with 2 bedrooms and 5 beds, which could fit 5 or 6 comfortably. Besides getting access to condo facilities, they also provide free pickup from airport and personal driver with van provided to tour the Penang island regardless how many pax. Tour packages are also available so do contact the host for more information. Price is at RM360 per night.
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9. George Town City Sanctuary (Superhost)
An old shophouse restored and renovated in the center of town, it has been in the host’s family for generations. The interior is simply beautiful, with touch of modern renaissance. However, climbing a few flights of stairs ae needed as it’s located on first floor and loft. The shophouse comprises 2 bedrooms which could fit up to 5 guests comfortably. Although it’s located in quiet street in the city, there would somehow still be a little sound coming from the streets. The host will be but a phone call or message away throughout your stay, and they’re full of recommendations so feel free to ask anything. Price is at RM450 per night.
More Info, please visit Airbnb website.
10. Tien Residence 186
This is the last in our Airbnb in Penang list, of course we would want to save the best for last. Tien Residence is a perfect gateway for you to indulge the sense of luxury with contemporary design with old heritage sense. The interior design is simply spectacular. Strategically located where surrounded with local kopitiam, convenient store, bus station, and the Chowrasta Market where you can’t resist to visit. Tien could be perfect for couples or even a big bunch of up to 6 people. Unwind in the evening with outdoor pond feature inside and a cuppa. Price is at RM552 per night.
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10 Best Airbnb in Penang 2018
Here are our editor’s picks of 10 best Airbnb you should stay in Penang this 2018. We hope our list would ease you a little in deciding where to stay while in Penang. For those who are still considering Penang, just book your flight, stay in one of these places and experience Penang like a true local. Make sure to follow us and share with your peers for more guides, tips, and updates about Penang.