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Featured Hostels in Johor Bahru

Double K Hostel Johor Bahru
1 out of 5
No.31-1, Jalan Dataran Larkin 1, Taman Dataran Larkin, Johor Bahru, Johor
The price is $12 per night

Located in Central District, this hostel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Tan Sri Hassan Yunus Stadium and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from KSL City Mall. Taman Merdeka and Johor ...

3.5/5Good! (24 reviews)

"Was quite a nice stayed on this trip."…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2019

Double K Hostel Johor Bahru
HereHotel.com Dormitory
2 out of 5
43 Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/2, Taman Sutera Utama, Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru
The price is $11 per night

Located in Sekudai, this hostel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Sutera Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru and Aeon Mall Bukit Indah. Hutan Bandar ...

1/5 (1 review)

"So bad"…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2019

HereHotel.com Dormitory
SPOT ON 89816 Warm Blanket
2 out of 5
22A&20A, Jalan Indah 25/16, Taman Bukit Indah 2, Johor Bahru, Johor
Free Cancellation
The price is $12 per night

Located in Bukit Indah 2, this hostel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Aeon Mall Bukit Indah and within 6 mi (10 km) of Legoland Malaysia and Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru. ...

3.2/5 (9 reviews)

"Just nice"…"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2018

SPOT ON 89816 Warm Blanket
Roof Talk Theme Hostel
2 out of 5
32-02 Jalan Bestari 7/2, Taman Nusa Bestari, Johor Bahru, Johor
The price is $20 per night

Located in Bukit Indah, this hostel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Aeon Mall Bukit Indah and within 6 mi (10 km) of Sutera Mall and Danga Bay. Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru ...

2.8/5 (5 reviews)
Not friendly

"Check in not friendly"…"

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2016

Roof Talk Theme Hostel
Hotel-like Experience of a Home With Both the Glory of City and Beach View
The price is $41 per night

Located in Central District, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Danga Bay, Istana Bukit Serene, and Taman Merdeka. Johor Zoo and Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque ...

Hotel-like Experience of a Home With Both the Glory of City and Beach View
Gateway Malaysia Private Room, Wifi & Pool
The price is $20 per night

Located in Central District, this hostel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Istana Pasir Pelangi and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from KSL City Mall. Holiday Plaza and Plaza Pelangi are ...

Gateway Malaysia Private Room, Wifi & Pool
Attrus By LSE - Hostel
2 out of 5
No. 82, Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru, Johor
Free Cancellation
The price is $16 per night

Located in Central District, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Persada Convention Center and Komtar JBCC. Johor Bahru City Square and KSL City Mall are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)

"Affordability, stone's throw away from shopping/ eating and entertainment belts and accessibility to nearby attractions. Suitable for young Adults or anyone who have not qualm climbing flight of stairs. Shared rooms are rejuvenated, refreshed."…"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Attrus By LSE - Hostel
Maple Homestay
50 Jalan Bukit Kempas 2, Taman Bukit Kempas, Johor Bahru, Johor
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This hostel is located in Johor Bahru (Kempas), close to Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru, Sutera Mall, and Mydin Shopping Centre. Local attractions also include Angsana ...

Maple Homestay
Backstay Homestay
34 Jalan Bukit Kempas 2, Taman Bukit Kempas, Johor Bahru, Johor
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Located in Kempas, this hostel is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Mydin Shopping Centre. Sutera Mall and Angsana Johor ...

Backstay Homestay
Clover Homestay
6 Jalan Persiaran Bukit Kempas, Taman Bukit Kempas, Johor Bahru, Johor
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Located in Kempas, this hostel is 2 mi (3.3 km) from Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Mydin Shopping Centre. Sutera Mall and Angsana Johor Bahru ...

Clover Homestay
Desvan Villa
34 Jalan Bukit Kempas 2/10, Taman Bukit Kempas, Johor Bahru, Johor
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This hostel is located in Johor Bahru (Kempas), close to Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru, Sutera Mall, and Mydin Shopping Centre. Local attractions also include Angsana ...

Desvan Villa
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KSL Hotel & Resort
KSL Hotel & Resort
4 out of 5
33 Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, Johor Bahru, Johor
The price is $34 per night
3.8/5Good! (5,188 reviews)

"Overall ok, easy to access"…"

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2020

KSL Hotel & Resort
Citrus Hotel Johor Bahru by Compass Hospitality
Citrus Hotel Johor Bahru by Compass Hospitality
3.5 out of 5
No. 16, Jalan Station, Johor Bahru, Johor
The price is $25 per night
3.4/5Good! (910 reviews)
Great service but i didnt enjoy the room enough.

"service is great. although i was staying in the newly renovated club room, the shower drainage was partly blocked. The aircondition is not enough to make the whole room cold so my sleeping was a bit uncomfortable."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

Citrus Hotel Johor Bahru by Compass Hospitality
Thistle Johor Bahru
Thistle Johor Bahru
4.5 out of 5
Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru, Johor
The price is $47 per night
3.8/5Good! (997 reviews)
Good service

"Request room with no bathtub but have to pay extra M$60"…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Thistle Johor Bahru
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

What Is a Hostel?

If you're in the market for somewhere affordable to stay in Johor Bahru, one of the 6 hostels here could be a great option for you. No two hostels look identical, but these dormitory-style accommodations all have the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too)
  • Budget-friendly prices
  • A social environment

Hostels are a great way to stay in Johor Bahru for a lower cost, so you can save more for sightseeing. We've heard good things about the theme park and other attractions in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.

Hostels in Johor Bahru

Ready to book a hostel in town? These top picks have the best reviews from our guests and could be a good place to start looking:

Double K Hostel Johor Bahru - You can take advantage of free on-the-go breakfast and free WiFi, as well as free parking. You'll find showers and free toiletries in all rooms.

Warm Blanket Hotel - Hostel - You can take advantage of free WiFi and TV in a common area, as well as air conditioning. Rooms come with showers, free toiletries, and desks.

HereHotel.com Dormitory - Guests can enjoy a 24-hour front desk and free bottled water. Rooms come with towels, showers, and free toiletries.

Roof Talk Theme Hostel - Property features include free WiFi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace. You'll find showers, free toiletries, and desks in all rooms.

Memory Guesthouse - You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as laundry facilities. Rooms come with showers.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Johor Bahru?

The weather can be a big factor when you're discovering new places, so here's some information that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically May and April, while January and June are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 87° F and nighttime temperatures average 73° F
  • April-June: 89° F is the daytime average and 73° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 88° F and nighttime averages are around 73° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 87° F during the day and 73° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 2.99 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Johor Bahru?

Depending on how you want to spend your time, you might enjoy these places:

Top Sights
  • Singapore Turf Club
  • National Orchid Garden
  • Chinatown Heritage Center
Natural Features
  • Taman Merdeka
  • Danga Bay
  • Puteri Harbour
Cultural Attractions
  • Sultan Abu Bakar Royal Palace Museum
  • Royal Abu Bakar Museum
  • Johor Bahru Chinese Heritage Museum

In general, Johor Bahru is known for its:

  • Shopping
  • Theme parks
  • Temples

How to Get to Johor Bahru and Around the Area

You can search for flights to the nearest airport in Johor Bahru (JHB-Senai Intl.), 8.3 mi (13.3 km) away from the city center. An alternative is Singapore (SIN-Changi), which is 22.3 mi (35.8 km) away. When you're out and about, you may want to make use of public transit. If you're eager to see more of the area, head over to JB Sentral to catch a train.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Johor Bahru?
If you’re looking for an affordable place to stay in Johor Bahru, one of the 11 hostels here could be a great option for you. Hostels are a great way to stay for a good value, so you can save more for sightseeing. We’ve heard good things about the theme park and other attractions in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dorm-style accommodations all offer shared rooms (though many have private options too), budget prices, and a social atmosphere.
What are the best hostels in Johor Bahru?
Ready to book a hostel? These ones get the highest reviews from our customers and might be a good place to start looking: Double K Hostel Johor Bahru - Guests can enjoy free on-the-go breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. You’ll find showers and free toiletries in all rooms. HereHotel.com Dormitory - Located within a 10-minute walk of Sutera Mall. Guests can enjoy a 24-hour front desk and free bottled water. Rooms come with towels, showers, and free toiletries. Roof Talk Theme Hostel - Property features include free WiFi, free parking, and a restaurant. You’ll find showers, free toiletries, and lockers in all rooms. Attrus By LSE - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Komtar JBCC. Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with showers, free toiletries, and desks. SPOT ON 89816 Warm Blanket - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with showers and free toiletries.
What's the weather like in Johor Bahru?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you want to venture out and explore, so here are some stats that might be helpful: The hottest months are usually May and April with an average temp of 81°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 80°F. Average annual rainfall for Johor Bahru is 86 inches.
What is there to see and do in Johor Bahru?
Generally, Johor Bahru is known for its: theme parks and temples. Major attractions include KSL City Mall, Johor Bahru City Square, and Legoland Malaysia. Get out into nature with places like Danga Bay, Puteri Harbour, and Eco Botanic at EcoWorld Gallery. Cultural attractions include Sultan Abu Bakar Royal Palace Museum, Royal Abu Bakar Museum, and Johor Bahru Chinese Heritage Museum.
What's the best way to get around Johor Bahru?
You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Johor Bahru (JHB-Senai Intl.), 8.3 mi (13.3 km) away. An alternative is Singapore (SIN-Changi), located 22.3 mi (35.8 km) away. Once you’ve arrived, you may want to use public transit during your trip. If you’re eager to check out more of the area, make your way to JB Sentral to catch a train.

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