Guesthouse Name: Mypintu
Address: 36 Leith Street, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
I stayed at the Mypintu Guesthouse in Georgetown, Penang. I booked online and picked it out for its price and location, which is in the World Heritage area of Georgtown. If you are unfamiliar with Penang then read this guide on where to stay in Penang.
When I arrived I first walked by the guesthouse as there is not an obvious sign. It is in an old shophouse and part of a cooking school. It would be more accurate to describe the Mypintu as a homestay as it is in a private home. The doors were locked when I arrived so I had to wait about 5 minutes until the owner arrived.
My room was upstairs in the loft. There is a dorm-style room on the first floor, then the single room above that. There were two beds to choose from, and the room felt like I was staying at someones Malaysian grandma’s house. It was an interesting perspective to be in such a homely environment.
The loft room is quite spacious and includes a table set. It gets hot in the roof section (no insulation in these old buildings) but there is a large air conditioner and a fan as well.
Below my room in the dorm section there is a little lounge area which looked homely.
The bathroom is also on this level at the back of the building. You go out of the main building and onto a covered extension. The bathroom is a combined shower/toilet.
In this section there is also a kitchen area, which includes a basic breakfast of toast and coffee.
There is wifi but it was patchy throughout my stay.
Overall this was a nice little place to stay even though I wasn’t expecting to stay in a homestay. I booked via Agoda/Booking.com so I was expecting a guesthouse. Instead, this would be something that you would find on Airbnb.