14 Best Homestays In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Updated 2024

Swadeep Singh
Swadeep Singh 
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This nation has megapolises, rain forests, prosperous culture, signature cuisine, and many sects living in harmony, Malaysia is indeed a beautiful country. A flyer from another part of the world would probably start his Malaysian experience in Kuala Lumpur, even if someone is coming from the oceanic routes, there are reasons to visit this city. It is the nation’s capital and the largest metropolis of this country, this city has temples, museums, and numerous attractions, plus it is surrounded by dense rainforests and plenty of day trips to check out. Some hotel lodgings in this city may cost a fortune, so it’s highly recommended to stay at family homestays in Kuala Lumpur and spend on travel essentials instead. If you are okay with this plan, then stay with us, we have made a list below of the best homestays in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 25, 2024.

1. OA ThE FACTORY (from USD 14)

This cozy homestay provides free Wi-Fi and paid private parking for an extra fee. The place has a bar and offers guests à la carte breakfast as well as food and drink services. Rooms are equipped with shared bathrooms and some with kitchens. Activities such as bicycle rental are available for an additional charge. This accommodation also offers conveniences such as an on-site ATM/cash machine and currency exchange.

One of the accessible and cheapest homestays in Kuala Lumpur, this property is in Bukit Bintang, adjacent to well-known attractions such as Berjaya Times Square, Starhill Gallery, and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

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OA ThE FACTORY AT BUKIT BINTANG

8.8 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Lot 4.01 & 4.02, 4th Floor, Menara Hai-O, Jalan Bukit Bintang

Parking Pets allowed Bar Non-smoking rooms Laundry Barber/beauty shop Internet services Express check-in/check-out

2. Rex Ollie @ 231 TR Suite (from USD 32)

This famous homestay in Malaysia comes equipped with air conditioning and free WiFi. Additionally, some of them are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a kitchen with a microwave, and a private bathroom with a bidet and hairdryer. This homestay also offers an indoor swimming pool and a shared lounge area for guests to enjoy at their leisure.

Conveniently, the homestay is not too far from many attractions as it’s only 0.3 km (0.18 mi) from Royal Selangor Golf Club, 0.4 km (0.24 mi) from Dinner In The Sky Malaysia, 1 km (0.6 mi) from Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, and 1.2 km (0.7 mi) from Bukit Bintang Monorail Station.

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Rex Ollie @ 231 TR Suite

7.6 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 231 Jalan Tun Razak 18-03

Parking Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Lift Table tennis Soundproof rooms WiFi Available

3. Vivo Residential Suites 9 Seputeh by Lovelyhome (from USD 39)

Just 1.4 km (0.8 mi) away from Mid Valley Megamall, Vivo Residential Suites 9 Seputeh offers convenience and ease of travel for its guests as it’s not too far away from attractions like Mega Star Arena, KL Central Park - The Lake Gardens, The Gardens Mall, and Thean Hou Temple.

As for the homestay itself, it comes furnished with air conditioning, a kitchen, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, and a dining area. Guests can enjoy the indoor swimming pool and the children’s playground at their leisure.

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Vivo Residential Suites 9 Seputeh by Lovelyhome

Wifi Available

Address: Jalan 2/110a, Petaling Lama, Vivo residential Suites @ Seputeh Condo

Parking Restaurant Sauna Garden Non-smoking rooms Internet services Express check-in/check-out Safety deposit box

4. Lodging for tea lovers (from USD 18)

Ming Yuan lodging is a renowned name in hospitality, and you will experience something more than a simple homestay here. The property is designed like a relic building and their theme is Chinese Tea Customs. If you would choose this place to stay, the host will explain to you about the tea culture of ancient China. Yes, you can have classic tea ceremonies many times a day, and you can also shop some exotic types of tea as your Malay souvenir. The lodging area or the ‘Orchid Room’ is a bedroom with twin beds and a private bathroom. Television is unavailable here, but WiFi is present. The air conditioning, kitchenette, and free parking also available with this package.

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
52 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
stay with william is like stay at home a comfortable house with a tea house environment
comfortable beds and a spacious room
Cleanliness:
very clean room with comfortable bed
william's place is clean and cosy
the house is clean and comfortable
the place is very nice clean and comfortable
the house room and kitchen are nothing fancy but clean and comfortable
Host:
host is friendly and helpful
hosts is very friendly and helpful
very responsive and kind host
lovely place and host very helpful and fun
william is a friendly and nice host
Location:
location is good too very near to mid alley and town area by driving
also it is very strategic and within proximity to kl central with a car hailing app like grab
and he has a nice tea shop you can enjoy
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Kuala Lumpur Tour Guide

Reka Luxshmi

Reka Luxshmi

Hello! I'm Reka. I love travelling and eating local food. I am a HR professional with a master's qualification in Business administration. My passion for travelling has led me to pursue my licence in tour guiding in Malaysia. Malaysia is a beautiful country with colourful & warm people and lots of local cuisines. While I still am attached to the corporate world, tour guiding usually takes ... Read more

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Kuala Lumpur Tour Guide

Shazriza Rais

Shazriza Rais

Hey there! I'm Shaz, your go-to tour guide for exploring the best of Malaysia. Born and raised in this vibrant country, I've got a deep passion for sharing its wonders with travelers from all walks of life. I've been in the game for 7 awesome years, leading tours across Malaysia's hottest spots like Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Penang, and Langkawi. Whether you're a solo adventurer or a big family cr... Read more

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5. Guesthouse close to night market (from USD 28)

This guesthouse is located in an interesting suburb of this city, the local vendors gather here for iconic Malay ‘Pasar Malam’ (night market) two evenings per week. By the way, this lodging is one-bedroom and one-bathroom plan. Only two guests can fit, preferably a married couple or same-gender guests because unmarried couples aren’t entertained here. The bedroom has cable television, WiFi, and an air conditioner. The kitchen, washer, and the living hall are shared space. Breakfast is served for free, and lunch and dinner costs extra. Take note that the host also live here with six kids, so this place wouldn’t be a quiet one.

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Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
35 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
if we come to kl in the future we'll try to book this room again :)
auntie cooks very delicious malaysia food and we have breakfast happily every morning
that room has very clean bathroom high speed wifi and nice bed
Host:
faizah is an amazing host
her family is very very kind
and above all they've been so kind to me
Location:
the location of the house is perfect
it wasn't close to the twin towers but it was a good place to move in
within 25 min walking distance you can also find some fancy super markets and restaurants
faizah's place is a very big and comfortable house
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6. Close to the twin towers

This homestay is near the LRT metro station, and this area is not very far from the Petronas Twin Towers. The lodging is designed for two guests, and it is pretty basic. There is one bedroom, a shared bath, and a mini kitchen. Speaking about the amenities here, WiFi is present, but television and air conditioning are unavailable. Not too many features, we agree, but considering the tariff of this place, you cannot complain much.

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
69 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
great hosts sparkling clean place location very convinient
the house has a good atmosphere it is nicely decorated well equipped and very clean
this house has a great set up the room was spacious cool at night and clean
clean confortable good atmosphere quiet good wifi good location
Host:
they care for their home and are very kind hosts
both host are very friendly & very responsive
excellent host and an amazing place for a calm stay
the hosts were lovely and the house was near two train stations for transport around kl
the space is nicely decorated with thoughful touches combine with very quick and clear resond from the host
Location:
we love this cosy little place so much it's so convenient as everything is just nearby
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7. Mercu Summer Suite (from USD 61)

This homestay features a balcony, a fitness center, a garden, and complimentary WiFi. In addition to a dining space and seating area, this accommodation has a kitchen that is furnished with a refrigerator, an oven, and a microwave. The property also has an outdoor swimming pool, a children’s playground, and a sauna.

Visitors can explore local landmarks such as Suria KLCC, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, and KLCC Park. The property offers a paid airport shuttle service to the nearest airport, which is Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah, located 23 km (14.29 mi) away from the homestay.

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Mercu Summer Suite Kuala Lumpur

Wifi Available

Address: 8 Jalan Cendana Off, Jalan Sultan Ismail B-19-06, Mercu Summer Suites

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Games room Internet services Lift Billiards

8. Stay in old-timey Kuala Lumpur

This city has turned into a metropolitan in the past few decades, pick this option if you would like to experience old-timey Kuala Lumpur. This homestay is situated in Bangsar village, which is a neighborhood of this big city. This rental features one bedroom and one shared bathroom. The bedroom has a double bed, WiFi and air conditioning. Unfortunately, television is unavailable, but they feature a library, plus the host is an artist himself, maybe you’d like to join his art workshops which are held here every weekend. There is a basic type of kitchen, laundry area, and a garden.

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable new beds all is fine with my room ac works well has a fan etc
Cleanliness:
room and space are clean and tidy all the necessities are provided as well
Host:
chi and geo are wonderful hosts and were happy to share lots of information
chi was a great host and will book again the next trip down kl
Location:
huge shopping mall within walking distance
the location is great
chi’s place was awesome located in a residential areas very near bangsar village shopping mall
a wonderful place in a quiet neighborhood only streets away from the buzzing bangsar village area
what an amazing and lovely place close to a lovely neighborhood
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9. In the quiet neighborhood

Another budget-friendly option on our list, this house is situated in the quiet residential locality of Kuala Lumpur. This locality has shops, restaurants and bus stop in the vicinity. The lodging space is a single bedroom with two beds, three guests can stay here with ease. There are two shared bathrooms and a shared kitchen. The rental has cable television and air conditioning, but WiFi is missing this time.

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
23 reviews  
Private room in residential home 0 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is roomy and the house is very nice to stay
Host:
it's nice to host by mr cheong
mr and mrs cheong is a very friendly host
cheong is good guy a great host
mr and mrs cheong are very kind and helpful
mr cheong is very friendly and responsive
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10. Homestay near a metro station

This lodging is at a walking distance from the Paramount LRT metro station, which can connect a visitor to every part of this city. This rental has a bedroom and a private bath, the room features a king-size bed, and there is a bathtub in the bathroom, which is a rare attribute with such budget lodgings. The guests would be receiving free WiFi signals, cable television, and access to the common areas of this property. Light cooking is allowed inside the kitchen, plus there is a patio and a barbecue grill outside.

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Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
124 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was very nice to find two adapters in the room
room has good lighting and a good work table with chair (not shown in pics)
the room itself was excellent and looks better than what you see in the pictures
kitchen is huge and public space is bright and functional
the room is nice
Cleanliness:
it's clean modern and convenient
it was clean simple and comfortable
the bed is clean and very comfortable
very comfortable and clean room
overall is nice and clean
Host:
daren has been great host
the hosts are friendly & nice
friendly host and amaazing room
owner was really kind to us
darrn and bee were very helpful and kind
Location:
the location is golden good foods and cafes are all nearby within walking distance
near to sea park best nasi lemak stall
the neighborhood is also very nice with a lot of nice things at walkable distance
her house is very close to the station so i could safely return home at 22 o'clock
amazing location which you can reach so many good food in the area
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11. The most economical homestay

Even though the tariff is priced just rock-bottom here, I would still have raised a dissatisfaction if I had seen a valid point. But this house is packed with amenities even with such a low budget. Here, we have one bedroom, a private bath, and a sleeping arrangement for four adults, at slightly more than 10 USD per night. The house is near shopping streets and Jelatek LRT station. The twin towers are visible from the property, and it’s a few minutes’ drives by road. This lodging has air conditioning, television, free WiFi access, a shared kitchen, and a lawn. Parking is also free.

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Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
142 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is equipped with ac system and fan a bed blanket and pillows and clothes racks
the room was standard highly recommend the room with ac
we had a personal room with bathroom big and comfortable bed workspace with table and chair
a clean air conditioned room with a bath and toilet
Cleanliness:
the room is clean and comfortable
the room is very clean and good
it is a simple clean and cheap homestay
the place is nice and clean
the room was nice and clean
Host:
din is a great host
our host picked us up from the mrt and was very kind and nice
mr din was an awesome host from the moment i arrived up to the moment i left
he and his mother are kind people
hairrudin was a great host
Location:
the location of hairudin's house was very good
and have a good location(very near from the lrtstation only 5 minutes walk)
the place was well located and we enjoyed our stay
the location was good and overall a good stay :)
din's house is located close to public transport and restaurants so it's easy to get around
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12. Budget-friendly spacious bedroom

This option is actually an extension to our previous rental as it is just another bedroom on the same property. The host has listed three bedrooms for rent on Airbnb, and this is the most spacious one, that is why tariff is also slightly higher. Select this space if your group and luggage demand more space. Here in this single bedroom layout, the bed and couch would make ample space for four adults. All the amenities are the same as previously described such as the air conditioning, television, a shared kitchen, free WiFi access, and a lawn. There is free parking as well.

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Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
212 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
really nice place really enjoyed the air conditioning in the room
love the vibes of the living room
a nice room with aircon big room privite bathroom with waterheater and also amiably
the room is accurate as per description din is friendly & helpful
the description is like as what you would expect hot shower ac basic kitchen
Cleanliness:
super nice and clean accommodation
the room is clean and pleasant
this room is so nice very clean and quiet
the rooms were clean and had everything we needed
house was clean and neat the room was adequate
Host:
din was a great host made us feel at home
the host is nice and helpful
the host is so hospitable kind
good host very kind
good host and very helpful
Location:
it's close to public transportation that accesses easily to the central city
the location of his place was good as it was near an mrt station
luckily ann's house was beautiful and convenient near the mrt station
it is easy to go to din's place from the airport
he hv a lovely house near lrt n twin tower any places can go by lrt
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13. Spacious homestay for eight

This spacious lodging has shopping malls, restaurants, and pubs at a walking distance, also the Kuala Lumpur city center is only six kilometers far from here. This rental offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms at a very economical tariff, a total of eight guests can sleep here with comfort. The amenities are - free WiFi, air conditioner in every room, and cable television in the private living area. The other living room, washing area, and the kitchen will be shared with the host. Tea/coffee will be complimentary here, plus light cooking is allowed.

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
24 reviews  
Private room in house 5 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

14. Rental for a solo traveler

Economical and minimalistic, this rental option is our suggestion for solo travelers. The location is at a walking distance to shopping streets, restaurants, and a metro station. The room has a single bed, a flatscreen television, and also an air conditioner for your comfort. There is also a balcony that overlooks the streets. A kitchenette is not featured this time, but you will get a free gym pass with this booking. The apartment building is secured, they have CCTV installed, and many guards are on duty 24x7. Also, parking is free and secured.

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Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
76 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Respect your host

Hotel and homestays are different experiences. You wouldn’t see a reception counter or staff to assist you in every odd time here, but hey, you’re neither paying them the same amount as hotels. Since you’re spending a very little amount to the host for your arrangements, you must respect the house rules and also the host family. Please be clear about the house rules before booking an option.

If you wish to explore more accommodations in this bustling city, you can check out these hotels in Kuala Lumpur.

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