Time Capsule

420, Lebuh Chulia 10200 Penang10200GeorgetownMalaysia
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About Time Capsule

Time Capsule is a unique hotel offering small, private pods for guests and is located in the heart of George Town's UNESCO World Heritage Zone.

The rooms at the hotel come with a USB charging station, an in-room safe, and air conditioning. Each pod also has a television with headphones and access to a shared bathroom. A female-only floor is avaialable.

Guests staying in one of the pods will have access to free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception, book exchange centre, lockers, and a theatre room. Laundry machines are available on-site, and amenities like slippers, toothbrushes, and pyjamas are available at the front desk.

A free breakfast is served each morning at Time Capsule and there is also an on-site restaurant called Little Nap Coffee Bar.

The hotel is a one-minute walk from George Town's Chinatown, which is full of temples and museums, and is about one kilometre from a traditional village with houses on stilts called the Clan Jetties Of Penang.


420, Lebuh Chulia 10200 Penang, 10200, Georgetown, Malaysia
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Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business centre
  • Conference rooms
  • Express check-in / out
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Washing machine

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Television

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Unique concept

Guests appreciate the concept of the hotel, as rather than sleeping in an expensive private room or in an open dorm, visitors have a private pod inside of a larger, shared room. Visitors enjoy the concept and say that the pods are surprisingly large and comfortable.

Good location

Visitors like the hotel's location, as it is in the heart of George Town and close to many of the city's historic attractions. Plenty of dining options are steps from the hotel, according to guests.

Nice bathrooms

The shared bathrooms at the property are large and luxurious, helping guests to feel comfortable when using them. They were also reported to be kept exceptionally clean at all times. Having access to these bathrooms adds value for visitors when staying at the hotel.

Negative Reviews

Lack of parking

The hotel doesn't have parking spots and only a few public spaces are available on the street in front of the property. As a result, guests must find their own parking when staying there, which they do not like.

Poor soundproofing

Since the hotel sits in a busy part of the city, guest report that there is a fair amount of noise present. Noise from the street and nearby bars makes its way into the pods at night, creating a difficult sleeping environment. The in-pod air conditioning system was also said to add substantially to the general noise.

Maintenance issues

Guests complain that the pods have some maintenance issues, including the televisions not working and the doors not closing properly. Visitors also report problems with the Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and lighting in the pods.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 26 reviews across the web
8 /10
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    8.0 /10
8 out of 10 based on 26 reviews