5 Best Hostels In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Updated: March 30, 2021

Kuala Lumpur (KL) is a stunning cosmopolitan city on the southwestern side of Malaysia. Malay, Chinese, and Indian cultures influence their diverse society. Stunning contrasts exist everywhere in the city. You can find ultramodern high rises contrasting ancient temples and tranquil parks side-by-side with glitzy shopping centers. Walking down the streets, you can smell the tantalizing aromas of spice-filled dishes at its many night markets.

There’s no shortage of intriguing sights to see in Kuala Lumpur. Just walking around the city, you can find vibrant street art by local artists and expansive parks filled with nature. The world’s largest twin tower, Petronas Twin Towers, frames its famous skyline. Shopping lovers find endless entertainment at the world-famous mega malls and local markets. These dazzling contrasts are sure to enchant any visitor.

If you are interested in visiting KL, there are many places to stay. Here are the city’s five best hostels:


Sunshine Bedz KL

This hostel, located in the central Bukit Bintang neighborhood, is on one of the city’s most lively streets. The area is home to expansive malls, an indoor theme park, and tasty dining. The monorail station is only 1 minute away from the Sunshine Bedz KL hostel and can take you to Little India and other iconic destinations.

Although the hostel is small, it offers guests a variety of rooms. Those who value privacy can book a private room. If you prioritize value and social life, you can stay in a mixed, female-only, or male-only dorm. Grab a drink at their bar that has Monday pub quiz night and a Wednesday pub crawl.

Guests love the hostel’s incredible atmosphere, central location, and welcoming staff.

Hostel details

Address: 65 B, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Guest rating: 4.6 out of 5.

Price per night: from $9.

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KL Skyline and Rooftop Infinity Sky Pool

If you want to soak up Kuala Lumpur’s skyline, the KL Skyline & Rooftop Infinity Sky Pool hostel is for you. You can find this unique hostel in the Poshe building, with high-end amenities that include a fitness center, café, wall tennis, library, and rooftop infinity pool. Its location is next to the Putra World Trade Center.

Room options include mixed dorms with privacy curtains, reading lights, a locked cabinet, extra space, and free bath products. Its common area is on the 34th floor and has an expansive terrace lobby. The hostel coordinates activities for its guests, including mixers, daytime activities, and buffet/food tours.

Highlights at this hostel are the rooftop pool, lively social atmosphere, and proximity to public transportation.

Hostel details

Address: Block C Regalia Service Apartment, Jalan Anjung Putra, 2, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Guest rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Price per night: from $13.

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BackHome Kuala Lumpur

You can find the BackHome Kuala Lumpur hostel in one of Kuala Lumpur’s historic districts. The neighborhood has many textile and sundry shops, food outlets, and local bazaars to explore. Attractions that you can find nearby include Chinatown, 100-year-old temples, and a 100-year-old rainforest.

A carefully protected pre-war shophouse houses the hostel. Its interiors are modern—with a bright courtyard, roomy dorm rooms, and a tasty hipster café. Guests can enjoy guided walking tours through Kuala Lumpur, including a Malay Village food tour, biking tours, and hiking at a limestone ridge. There is a delicious traditional breakfast that guests can enjoy in the mornings.

This hostel’s high ratings come from its range of organized activities, attentive staff, and comfortable facilities.

Hostel details

Address: 30 Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Guest rating: 4.7 out of 5.

Price per night: from $12.

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Ohana Kuala Lumpur

The Ohana Kuala Lumpur hostel has “Malaysia’s #1 Hostel with the Best Skyline View” title for a reason. You can find the hostel’s penthouse on the 26th floor of a high-rise building. If you want to explore all of the city’s sights, the Imbi Monorail station is only four minutes away on foot, and there are plenty of local eateries and shopping malls nearby.

This spacious hostel has over 2,000 square feet of dorm rooms. Its expansive common area has more than 1,500 square feet of entertainment, including a pool table, ping pong table, board games, and mini-games. Guests can enjoy high-quality filtered drinking water and complimentary coffee all day.

Visitors love the stunning view, exciting area, and monorail access.

Hostel details

Address: 26th Floor, Unit 2, Taragon Puteri Bintang, Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Guest rating: 4.6 out of 5.

Price per night: from $9.

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Paper Plane Hostel

Located within 15 minutes of the Bukit Bintang district, the Paper Plane Hostel is a convenient guest destination. There are plenty of diverse cultures in the surrounding area to experience and local street food to try.

This artsy hostel with uniquely decorated dorm rooms, located in a refurbished 100-year-old colonial house, has a glasshouse lobby and a rooftop garden. Guests can choose from six female-only or mixed dorm rooms and four private rooms. These rooms have complimentary linens, towels, reading lights, and security lockers. If you like coffee and tea, there are facilities to prepare both onsite.

What guests love about Paper Plan Hostel is the hipster vibe, caring staff members who go the extra mile, and unique customized maps.

Hostel details

Address: No.15, Jalan Sin Chew Kee, Bukit Bintang , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Guest rating: 4.7 out of 5.

Price per night: from $11.

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About our Kuala Lumpur hostel recommendations

Are you a solo traveler looking for a private room? Or a backpacker traveling around in a group wanting to stay in a cheap and cozy dorm? Above you will find the best hostels in Kuala Lumpur for all your needs.

Please note, we only list hostels that have an aggregated guest review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5. We aggregate all reviews from different booking sites and other unbiased review websites. Hence, you can be certain all hostels listed above offer an excellent value-for-money stay in Kuala Lumpur.


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