Top 7 Homestays In Johor Bahru, Malaysia - Updated 2023

Anne Nicole
Anne Nicole 

Johor Bahru is the capital of Johor, Malaysia, conveniently positioned just a bridge away from Singapore. Centrally located between the vibrant urban scene in Kuala Lumpur and the lavish lifestyle in Singapore, you will get to experience the best of both worlds in this Malaysian city. Don’t miss a trip to the world-class theme park, Legoland Malaysia, where you will enjoy fun rides no matter how old you are. Meanwhile, a walk around the Johor Bahru Old town will delight history buffs. Visit old buildings, heritage museums, antique shops, and charming cafes while inspecting fascinating murals along the way. Don’t forget to take snaps while wandering around the quaint streets! If you’re after a memorable and cozy stay, scroll down for the top homestays in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

1. Yangtze Home Stay (from USD 39)

Yangtze Homestay offers impressive facilities and modern amenities to deliver maximum comfort to guests. This one-bedroom unit has a private balcony, where you can appreciate the bright city lights under the glittering stars.

After spending the day out, swim a few laps in the shared pool while appreciating the cityscape. A hot tub and a sauna are also available. You can also take a stroll around the garden to commune with nature or spend quality time with your kids at the outdoor playground.


Wifi Available

Accommodates: 2

Parking Sauna Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Free parking Internet services Lift

2. Jiaxin Homestay JP Pedana (from USD 46)

Book this accommodation if you want a unique and homey stay experience in the city, where you can easily interact with the locals. Jiaxin Homestay features a shared lounge for a casual hangout spot. Additionally, a beautiful lawn with a mini playground and outdoor seating is ideal for family picnics. You can explore the neighborhood on a bicycle and make new friends.

Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park is just 1 kilometer (0.62 miles) from the property.

Jiaxin Homestay 家馨民宿JP Pedana

Wifi Available

Address: 18 Jalan Jaya Putra 2/29
Accommodates: 21

Parking Garden Family rooms Free parking Internet services Currency exchange BBQ facilities Cycling

3. G3 House (from USD 29)

G3 House has several air-conditioned rooms fitted with a cable flat-screen TV. Colorful accent walls offset the house’s white theme, and the cove ceiling lights give additional warmth to the room. While indoors, you can spend time with your travel buddies watching your favorite series or catching up with the daily news.

If you want to explore the city, G3 House is just 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Angry Birds Activity Park and 3.5 kilometers (2.2 miles) from Johor Bahru City Square. The causeway going to Singapore is only 10 kilometers (6.21 miles) away, so it’s easy to travel across borders from here.


Wifi Available

Address: 3 Jalan Napoh
Accommodates: 6

Parking 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Ironing service Free parking Internet services Luggage storage

4. Polo Park Resort Condominium (from USD 88)

This condominium comes with many amenities to enjoy. There is an on-site restaurant offering delectable meals. However, if you wish to prepare your own meals, a well-stocked kitchenette awaits. Maximize your stay by splashing around in the outdoor pool, open year-round, or relaxing with your kids at the children’s playground.

Boasting soothing pool and river views from the private balcony, this is an excellent base for a quick escape from your daily grind. A wide range of restaurants and cafes are just a stone’s throw from here. Singapore is also just a short drive away, granting you easy access to another country.

Polo Park Resort Condominium

Wifi Available

Address: 02-29, Block Marina, POLO PARK, Jalan Bentara Luar 1, Taman Iskandar, Pasir Pelangi,
Accommodates: 7

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

5. Suria Homestay (from USD 168)

This five-bedroom home can comfortably sleep 12 adults and 4 kids, perfect for a family getaway. An outdoor entertainment space boasts an adorable pool area and a barbecue grill, welcoming you to enjoy a fun time with your loved ones. There is also a wooden swing, ideal for chilling and chatting.

This stylish property features an expansive living area for gatherings. You’ll find a kitchen supplied with essential cooking equipment to prepare homecooked meals. However, if you wish to dine out, restaurants and cafes are within walking distance.

Suria Homestay JB with Private Pool

Wifi Available

Address: No 1, Jalan Mutiara Emas 9/21, Taman Mount Austin
Accommodates: 12

Parking Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services

6. Hotel 187 (from USD 21)

Hotel 187 offers five accommodation types. Whichever you choose, supreme comfort and convenience are guaranteed. This homestay is close to many town conveniences and top attractions, such as Dinosaur Alive Water Theme Park and Angry Birds Activity Park.

Every unit is well-appointed with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels for movie nights. Complimentary W-Fi access allows you to keep in touch with people and update your socials. Feel free to bring or rent a vehicle as the homestay provides complimentary parking for guests.

Hotel 187

Wifi Available

Address: Jalan Dato Sulaiman 187
Accommodates: 4

Parking Room service 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services WiFi Available

7. ARA Muslim House @ Mutiara Heights Johor Bahru (from USD 86)

This four-bedroom homestay is ideal for a family vacation. The open-concept living and dining areas are beautifully accented with cove ceiling lighting, warmly illuminating the space. Binge-watch your favorite movies in the living room while enjoying the comfort of central air conditioning. Children will be delighted to play and roam around the on-site playground.

The property is near many points of interest, including Angry Birds Activity Park and Johor Bahru City Square, both just 13 kilometers (8 miles) away.

ARA Muslim House @ Mutiara Heights Johor Bahru

Wifi Available

Accommodates: 14

Parking Restaurant Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services Children's playground WiFi Available

Hop across the border conveniently

This border town is an excellent day tour spot whether you’re visiting Malaysia or Singapore. You may even easily hop from one country to another whenever you want. Explore a new type of accommodation and live like a local while being granted the best value for your money. Consider staying in one of the top homestays in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

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Anne Nicole is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. Apart from being a travel writer in Trip101, she is currently serving as the...Read more

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