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Top 10 Backpacker Hostels In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

backpacker hostels in kuala lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city, has emerged as a popular holiday destination in recent years. This must-visit destination is an eclectic hub of class and culture. Traveling in and around the city is quite convenient as it is well-connected through robust bus and train routes. The Petronas Twin Towers are recognized among the planet’s tallest towers and they showcase fine artistry and superb architecture. Shopaholics will find the city interesting as Kuala Lumpur has a series of world-class shopping malls similar to its neighbor, Singapore. As one of the most dynamic cities in the country, the city offers a lively tourism scene. One of the great ways to enjoy exploring the city is backpacking, particularly when you have booked yourself comfortable accommodation that you can call home while touring. Discover these fine backpacker hostels in Kuala Lumpur.

1. PODs The Backpackers Home & Cafe, Kuala Lumpur (from USD 6)

This backpacker hostel is located within a short walk from the famous KL Sentral station. Boasting a prime location, the hostel is a stone’s throw from Brickfields, a major shopping destination in the city. Plus, the hostel is only a km (0.62 mi) from the city’s Istana Negara Malaysia Palace. It features a shared lounge so that you can relax, and a snack bar and a fine-dining restaurant. Each room here has a ceiling fan or an air conditioner and it is equipped with its own wardrobe. The bathroom has a shower and can be availed on a shared basis. A shared kitchen can be accessed by the patrons to prepare their favorite dishes. Other facilities include free Wi-Fi, a tour desk, and a front desk.

PODs The Backpackers Home & Cafe, Kuala Lumpur

Address: No. 30 Jalan Thambipillay, Brickfields
Price: from 6 USD

Air conditioning Non-smoking rooms WiFi available in all areas Adult only WiFi Lockers Tour desk BBQ facilities

2. Sunshine Bedz Kuala Lumpur (from USD 6)

This hostel enjoys a fabulous location and it is located at a comfortable distance from Kuala Lumpur’s Berjaya Times Square and The Weld. With many room choices, the hostel offers affordability without compromising on comfort. The hostel has a shared bathroom with complimentary toiletries. The rooms feature a desk and air conditioning among others. Other facilities include a shared lounge, a seating area, and a reception. The property is decorated nicely with contemporary furniture.

Sunshine Bedz Kuala Lumpur

Address: 65B, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang,
Price: from 6 USD

Non-smoking rooms Bicycle rental (additional charge) Daily housekeeping Themed dinner nights Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Archery Fishing Board games/puzzles

3. Nights Mix Dorm KLCC (from USD 56)

The homey hostel features an outdoor pool, a shared kitchen, a hot tub to relax, and more. It is situated only around 1.2 km (0.74 mi) from Dinner in the Sky Kuala Lumpur and 1.5 km (0.93 mi) from Petronas Twin Towers. There is an in-house restaurant that serves Asian and local dishes. Guests can work out in a modern fitness room during their stay. All its rooms feature a seating area and a kettle. Some rooms have a kitchen where guest can prepare their meals.

1001 Nights Mix Dorm KLCC

Address: Jalan Cendana Mercu Summer Suites
Price: from 56 USD

Snack bar Shared kitchen Internet services Public Bath Mini-market on site Board games/puzzles Private check-in/check-out Free WiFi

4. Kuala Lumpur Dorms (from USD 6)

This hostel is located close to The Weld and the Sky KL in Kuala Lumpur and it features a shared lounge and an on-site restaurant. Other key facilities provided here are free Wi-Fi and a state-of-the-art fitness center. All the rooms in this cozy hostel come with an attached balcony and they have a microwave. The bathroom can be used on a shared basis by the guests. Aside from the well-decorated rooms here, the hostel also features conveniences like a car-hire facility, a games room, and an outdoor swimming pool. The world-famous Petronas Twin Towers is hardly about 1.5 km (0.93 mi) from here.

Kuala Lumpur Dorms

Address: Mercu Summer Suites, A-32-01, No.8, Jalan Cendana off Jalan Sultan ismail
Price: from 6 USD

5. Matahari Lodge (from MYR 3)

Enjoy peaceful nights of sleep at Matahari Lodge, after a hectic day out. This hostel is set at a walking distance from both Chinatown and Pasar Seni. It is a few minutes drive from the bustling Bukit Bintang locality and KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Center). The hostel features well-decorated air-conditioned private rooms and dormitory-style rooms. It offers an array of facilities including reception, free Wi-Fi access, shared bathroom, and luggage storage facility. Hairdryers and ironing facilities can be also arranged on request.

6. BackHome Kuala Lumpur (from USD 11)

This boutique hostel offers a homey ambiance and it is located at a walking distance from Kuala Lumpur’s China Town, Petronas Twin Towers, and Berjaya Times Square. It is also in close proximity to other key attractions such as Museum Telekom and Masjid Jamek. Start your day every morning with a delicious breakfast while staying here. The hostel features a dormitory and regular rooms that are equipped with shared individual lockers and air conditioners. Other facilities are shared bathrooms featuring a hot shower, a shared pantry where they can cook light meals, and a common area with a TV.

BackHome Kuala Lumpur

Address: 30 Jalan Tun H.S. Lee
Price: from 11 USD

Concierge service Bicycle rental (additional charge) Walking tours Ironing service CCTV in common areas Books, DVDs, music for children Family rooms Shared lounge/TV area

7. Mingle Hostel Kuala Lumpur (from USD 8)

Located in the center of Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown, this hostel is in proximity to the city’s Central Market and Petaling Street Night Market. There is an in-house café where you can enjoy a leisurely drink. Stay in touch with the online world as the hostel offers free Wi-Fi facility. Set in a colonial building, it is just 1.5 km (0.93 mi) from Berjaya Times Square while Petronas Twin Towers are situated within 3.5 km (2.17 mi) from the property. It features both fully furnished air-conditioned dormitories and private rooms.

Mingle Petaling Street - Free Communal Dinner & Drink Activity starts from 7pm everyday

Address: 53 Jalan Sultan
Price: from 8 USD

Shared kitchen Fire extinguishers Terrace WiFi available in all areas CCTV in common areas Shared lounge/TV area Fax/photocopying Bar

8. Dorms KL 2 (from USD 24)

Boasting a key location, Dorms KL 2 is located in the Bukit Bintang area. It is very close to Berjaya Times Square and Petaling Street. The hostel offers dormitory-style rooms with free Wi-Fi access all throughout. The air-conditioned rooms are simply but immaculately decorated and they provide fresh linens when you check-in. The beds here feature their own shelves and mirrors and all rooms are equipped with lockers or wardrobes. There is a 24-hour front desk where you can put all your queries to the friendly bilingual staff.

Dorms KL 2

Address: 20 Jalan Pudu Lama Off Jalan Pudu
Price: from 24 USD

Internet services WiFi available in all areas 24-hour security WiFi 24-hour front desk Free WiFi Lift Non-smoking rooms

9. Dorms KL

This is an ideal hostel for all those travelers who want to stay close to Berjaya Times Square and Starhill Gallery in Kuala Lumpur. Dorms KL has its own on-site restaurant cum bar, and it features other facilities such as free Wi-Fi, shared bathroom facilities, complimentary luggage facility, a shared lounge, and a 24-hour friendly front desk. The air-conditioned dormitory rooms are equipped with individual power plugs and locks among others. The rooms will make the backpackers feel relaxed and comfortable after a hectic day of sightseeing.

Dorms KL

Address: 5, Tengkat Tong Shin
Price: from 9 USD

Daily housekeeping 24-hour security WiFi Entertainment staff Adult only Fire extinguishers Sun terrace Air conditioning

10. Reggae Mansion Hostel Kuala Lumpur (from USD 11)

Reggae Mansion Hostel Kuala Lumpur is about 1.4 km (0.86 mi) from The Weld and approximately 2 km (1.24 mi) from Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. The accommodation features a string of facilities including a tour desk, free Wi-Fi, a terrace, and a front desk. The units offer a seating area and some rooms also feature an equipped kitchen with a fridge and a toaster. Start your day with a delicious continental buffet-style breakfast while staying here.

Reggae Mansion Hostel Kuala Lumpur

Address: 53 Jalan Tun H S Lee
Price: from 11 USD

Nightclub/DJ Walking tours Soundproof rooms Private parking 24-hour security Movie nights Laundry Evening entertainment

Enjoy a homey stay in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur offers accommodations that are suitable for different budgets and styles for catering to a diverse range of tourists. If you are looking for reasonably priced, safe, and clean accommodations in the city, you can take your pick from the above-listed hostels in Kuala Lumpur, and find the ideal place in the city.

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