Here Are 5 Suggestions For The Best Hostel Malaysia

After the two years travel ban due to COVID-19 has been lifted, you can see almost everyone goes traveling with their family or friends on their social media pages. It’s even amazing to see that they are traveling in Malaysia and showing new parts of our country that are never known or heard of before. However, since traveling costs a lot of money, of course, you would be jealous of being unable to join the traveling trend, right? Well, do not fret – this article will help you to find the 5 best hostel Malaysia that won’t harm your bank account too much! 

What are the types of accommodation?

Whenever you’re traveling or working outstation, you will look for a place to stay to get a good sleep and for your safety. Whether you are traveling in groups or by yourself, there is always an accommodation that suits your preferences and needs. So, there are two types of accommodations; catered and self/non-catered. So, there are two types of accommodations; catered and self/non-catered. Catered accommodations include hotels, bed and breakfast, and hostels meanwhile non-catered include apartments, cottages, camping, and more.

What are the benefits of staying at a hostel?

There are a lot of benefits to staying at a hostel, and it’s not only limited to their cheap price only. First of all, you can meet a lot of new people and make new friends! Since hostel guests are usually from different parts of the world, you can be friends with them by meeting them in the common area. Furthermore, there are a lot of activities organized by the hostel that you can join. For example, BBQ night, karaoke night, movie night, and many more. Also, they offer good services like free Wi-Fi, storage, room service and even breakfasts for you to have a comfortable stay at their place!

Travelogue Guest House, Kuala Lumpur

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If you plan to travel to Kuala Lumpur, then Travelogue Guest House should be one of your top choices for a hostel in Malaysia. It is located in the Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur and strategically positioned close to public transportation. Also, the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur shopping mall is only a few minutes away on foot, and you can be a part of the nightlife at bars and clubs located at Changkat Bukit Bintang. If you are worried about food, don’t be – it is nearby Jalan Alor which is famous for its numerous choices of Malaysian street foods.

Travelogue Guest House does not only offer you an affordable price for your stay, but also a comfortable stay in a friendly environment. It is also suitable for you and your family as they offer rooms with queen-sized beds. Their room rates start at RM48/night and they also have a relaxation rooftop garden that you can use to chill around with your family and friends. 

Other facilities they offer include:

  • 24-hour front desk service
  • Free & high-speed Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Public kitchen with cooking stove
  • Free flow of coffee and filtered water
  • Locker and safety deposit box

Further information for Travelogue Guest House, Kuala Lumpur:

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Sunshine Bedz Hostel, Kuala Lumpur

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If you want to experience staying in one of the backpackers hostel, you can try Sunshine Bedz Hostel in Kuala Lumpur. Described as a hip hostel, it is located in a busy shopping district with only a minute walk to the MRT Bukit Bintang Station. So, you don’t have to worry about your transportation if you stay here. What makes it considered one of the best hostel Malaysia?

Well, it is literally close to a lot of shopping malls! Other than Pavilion Bukit Bintang, Lot 10, Fahrenheit 88, the hostel is also only a 9-minutes walk away from Berjaya Times Square. Furthermore, you can also visit the new trending shopping mall, Lalaport which is only 15-minutes away on foot. The hostel provides two types of guestrooms: 6-beds female dorms and 6-beds mixed dorms which cost only RM40/night! They also provide a daily breakfast with toast and coffee/tea– a bargain for the cheap price!

Other facilities they offer include:

  • 24-hour front desk service
  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shared bathroom
  • Computer
  • Luggage storage

Further information for Sunshine Bedz Hostel, Kuala Lumpur:

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The Explorers Guesthouse And Hostel, Kuala Lumpur

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Different from the previous hostel in KL recommendation, The Explorers Guesthouse And Hostel offers lovely accommodations located in Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown and Central Market. If you want to indulge in the local’s traditional culture, then this place is for you! This non-smoking property provides individual bedside lights, power sockets and personal lockers for guests in the dormitory rooms. If you plan to stay in the dorms, you will have access to the shared toilet and bathroom with showers.

Location-wise, it is only a 7-minute walk to Merdeka Square and a 5-minutes walk to the Pasar Seni hub station. Furthermore, the hostel recommends the guest have Asian and Malaysian meals at Geographer Cafe which is only 5 minutes away. Their price starts at RM63/night with breakfast included! Totally is the best hostel Malaysia!

Other facilities they offer include:

  • 24-hour front desk service
  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Family room
  • Computer
  • Luggage storage

Further information for The Explorers Guesthouse And Hostel, Kuala Lumpur:

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The 80’s Guesthouse, Georgetown

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Want to travel outside of Kuala Lumpur? Then you can visit Penang and stay at The 80’s Guesthouse, Georgetown! This unique Malaysia hostel is located at 100 years old shophouses at Georgetown which is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The concept of this hostel is to preserve the memories of old buildings in order for them to stay alive in the present time. You can get the best of both worlds – living in the best hostel Malaysia and a museum!

You can explore the area on foot as it is close to a lot of tourist attractions, such as Pinang Peranakan Mansion (7 minutes), Penang 3D Art Museum (9 minutes), Fort Cornwallis (11 minutes) and many more. If this is your first time visiting Penang, the hostel will provide you with a free map and travelling advice. Isn’t that cool? Their room rates start at RM39/night and there are both shared and private rooms. 

Other facilities they offer include:

  • Shuttle Service (Additional charge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shared TV lounge & kitchen
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Wake-up service
  • Outdoor terrace

Further information for The 80’s Guesthouse, Georgetown:

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Sleep Here Hostel, Melaka

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Typically, a hostel Malaysia is located in a busy area that would be stressful because of the busy traffic and loud noises. If you want to stay in a peaceful environment, consider sleeping at Sleep Here Hostel, Melaka. It is huddled in a historic building with sentimental values that are conserved since the early 1900s. 

Unlike common dormitories, this hostel provides beds with curtains at the shared dormitories so you will get privacy despite staying with other people. The nearby attraction is The Shore Oceanarium which is only 5-minutes away on foot! If you’re a fan of marine animals, then you should visit there if you stay here. Also, you can have a morning or evening stroll at the Malacca River Walk as the hostel is located near there. Staying here will definitely provide you with the tranquillity you will never get from living in the city. 

The room rates start at RM39/night with free breakfast.

Other facilities they offer include:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Free toiletries
  • Closet
  • Shared kitchen
  • Game rooms
  • Parking (RM3/day)

Further information for Sleep Here Hostel, Melaka:

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Regarding Here Are 5 Suggestions For The Best Hostel Malaysia

What is a backpacker hostel?

It refers to low-cost and short-term accommodation where you can rent a bed, typically a bunk bed in a dormitory. You will have access to the common areas such as the lounge and kitchen. You can opt to stay in a mixed or single-sex dormitory and have your own or shared bathrooms.

What is the Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur?

It refers to Kuala Lumpur’s main shopping and nightlife area. Basically, it covers the area of the Central Business District (CBD) and the popular shopping district of Bukit Bintang.

What is a wake-up call service?

It refers to a service offered by accommodations where you can request a phone call at a specific time to wake you up. It uses the same concept as an alarm clock, except you’ll have someone waking you up (by calling) instead.

What is the Unesco World Heritage Site?

It is an area or land protected legally by an international convention administered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The requirement for a place to be assigned the title of a World Heritage Site is having cultural, historical scientific or other forms of significant value.

What are marine animals?

They are mostly known as sea animals or creatures that live in the sea, including fishes, molluscs and even mammals. For instance, pufferfish, squids and dolphins.

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