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Featured Hostels in Kuala Lumpur

Travelogue KL - Hostel
2 out of 5
118B Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $6 per night

Located in Bukit Bintang, this hostel is steps from Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang Plaza, and Lot 10 Shopping Centre. Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and Sungei ...

4/5Very Good! (56 reviews)

"Receptionist is well rounded, the accomodation is excellent, especially Ma'am Rose she had made our trip easy.."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Travelogue KL - Hostel
KL Skyline Hostel & Rooftop Infinity Sky Pool
2 out of 5
Tower C, Regalia Services Apt., Jalan, Anjung Putra 2, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $31 per night

Situated in Kuala Lumpur, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Sunway Putra Mall and Putra World Trade Centre. Merdeka Square and Masjid India are also ...

3.9/5Good! (19 reviews)
Best View

"Checking in can be a bit confusing and you have to be patient with the lift, it's a great place to stay in SIN with an amazing view of the city. The guys who run the hostel are very understanding and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

KL Skyline Hostel & Rooftop Infinity Sky Pool
SUDO GuestHouse
2 out of 5
27 Jalan Pudu Lama, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $7 per night

Located in Bukit Bintang, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Kottu Malai Pillayar Temple and Petaling Street. Kuala Lumpur Tower and Merdeka Square are ...

4/5Very Good! (51 reviews)
Great location

"Terrific location, with restaurants all around and near a metro station. Rooms are air conditioned and beds comfortable. The manager (owner?) I spoke with answered all questions."…"

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2019

SUDO GuestHouse
OYO 43927 Sassana Hotel
2 out of 5
No16 Jalan Petaling, City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $9 per night

Located in Golden Triangle, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Central Market, Kuala Lumpur Tower, and Berjaya Times Square. Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and Petronas ...

3.1/5 (34 reviews)
Low price, low quality

"Cheap hotel to stay in for a night or two. Cigarette smoke frequently wafted in through the ventilation and under the door. Room could've been cleaner."…"

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2019

OYO 43927 Sassana Hotel
Bunk & Bilik Hotel Jalan Ipoh
2 out of 5
No. 644 & 646, Batu 4, Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $12 per night

Located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Chow Kit Night Market, Putra World Trade Centre, and Sunway Putra Mall. Hospital ...

3.8/5Good! (16 reviews)

"It's one of the best designed dormitories cum hotel that I've come across in all these years of travel! A good combination of Aesthetics and affordability! To me and my travelling companion, it was more than a home away from home! The reception/check-in lobby (including the open concept corridors ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2019

Bunk & Bilik Hotel Jalan Ipoh
Twin Towers Dorms
2 out of 5
Summer Suites, Jalan Cendana, Golden Triangle, Kuala Lumpur
The price is $5 per night

Located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur Tower, and KLCC Park. Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (7 reviews)

"Stayed there a week and miss it already friendly people stay there and work there. Win win. Location is perfect it’s easy to find because the directions were right on. Has a pool and a gym. Food downstairs Thanks you guys and travel on"…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2020

Twin Towers Dorms
Maro House
2 out of 5
64 Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $13 per night

Located in Golden Triangle, this hostel is steps from Petaling Street and Central Market. Merdeka Square and Jamek Mosque are also within 15 minutes. Kuala Lumpur ...

3.8/5Good! (12 reviews)
Only WiFi is good.

"No air conditioner, in the hostel so hot. Can’t sleep over night. WiFi is stable. The bed isn’t comfortable. In the hostel so dark."…"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2019

Maro House
SPOT ON 89698 Budget Inn Hotel
2 out of 5
74 Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Free Cancellation
The price is $8 per night

Located in Bukit Bintang, this hostel is steps from Changkat Bukit Bintang and Jalan Alor. Bukit Bintang Plaza and Sungei Wang Plaza are also within 5 minutes. ...

3.1/5 (8 reviews)

"Great location. The additional Malaysian tourist tax needs to be clearer on the hotels.com website"…"

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

SPOT ON 89698 Budget Inn Hotel
ZigZag Travellers Home (Formerly known as Marquee Guest Houzz)
1 out of 5
No. 34, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $14 per night

Located in Golden Triangle, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Central Market and Petaling Street. Kuala Lumpur Tower and Changkat Bukit Bintang are also ...

3.6/5Good! (39 reviews)

"24 hours AC Hot and Cold water 24 hours Only 1 thing was not good some guest never let us to use hostel kitchen stuff"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2019

ZigZag Travellers Home (Formerly known as Marquee Guest Houzz)
Raizzy's Guesthouse
2 out of 5
165G, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur
The price is $4 per night

Located in Golden Triangle, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Petaling Street and Central Market. Merdeka Square and Jamek Mosque are also within 15 minutes. ...

3.6/5Good! (77 reviews)

"I am not of an age to go backpacking & camping. therefore it was a shock. I'd booked for my spritely 66 year old son of a late cousin. We were there for a series of cross country runs. I was unable to climb to an upper bunk bed, in an otherwise furniture free, tiny room. However, I got used to t7 ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

Raizzy's Guesthouse
BackHome Kuala Lumpur Hostel
1 out of 5
30, Jalan Tun H S Lee, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
The price is $27 per night

Located in Golden Triangle, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Jamek Mosque, Merdeka Square, and Petaling Street. Central Market and Masjid India are ...

4.4/5Excellent! (49 reviews)

"The staff is what really made the place. They were super helpful and the events they had were excellent."…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

BackHome Kuala Lumpur Hostel
The Bed KLCC - Hostel
2 out of 5
56, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
The price is $30 per night

Located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Kuala Lumpur Forest Eco Park, Petronas Twin Towers, and Kuala Lumpur Tower. Pavilion ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (53 reviews)

"I really like the place. It is quite clean and simple."…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

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Other property types in Kuala Lumpur

Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
The price is $51 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,424 reviews)

"Love it. Everything from the moment i stepped into the lobby to the room was an amazing experience."…"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2020

Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Homestay in Amber Court
Homestay in Amber Court
3 out of 5
Amber Court Genting Highlands, Jalan Ion Delemen, Genting Highlands, Pahang
The price is $26 per night
1.9/5 (107 reviews)

"Property it is very good condition"…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Homestay in Amber Court
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
348 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
The price is $37 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (990 reviews)

"Looking at the brand, I expect it to be better. The interior of the room looks dated with some mold on the ceiling. Bathroom not super clean. Had a great experience in JB's DoubleTree."…"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're hoping to find somewhere affordable to stay in Kuala Lumpur, one of its 55 hostels might be a great option. No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dorm-style accommodations all feature the following:

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

Hostels are a great way to stay in Kuala Lumpur for a lower cost, so you can save your money for exploring. We've heard good things about the Chinatown and other attractions in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.

Hostels in Kuala Lumpur

Ready to book a hostel in town? These options get the highest reviews from our travelers and could be a good place to start looking:

The Icon Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Petaling Street. Property features include free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. You'll find showers in all rooms.

OYO 416 Grid 9 Hotel - 2-minute walk from Maharajalela Station for easy access to public transit. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and a pool table. Rooms come with showers, TVs, and free bottled water.

Sim Hotel Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Imbi Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and 24-hour check-in. Rooms come with towels, showers, and free toiletries.

Summer Suites Residences by Subhome - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Bukit Nanas Station. Property features include free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and tour/ticket assistance. You'll find free toiletries in all rooms.

Reggae Mansion Hostel - Located steps from Jamek Mosque. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a restaurant. You'll find showers in all rooms.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Kuala Lumpur?

Good weather's definitely a plus when you're discovering new places, so here are some stats about the seasons:

  • The hottest months are typically March and February, while February and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 91° F and nighttime temperatures average 72° F
  • April-June: 91° F is the daytime average and 73° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 89° F and nighttime averages are around 73° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 88° F during the day and 73° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 3.15 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Kuala Lumpur?

Depending on what you're interested in, you might appreciate these places to visit:

Top Sights
  • Petronas Twin Towers
  • Petaling Street
  • Merdeka Square
Natural Features
  • Batu Caves
  • Lake Gardens
  • KLCC Park
Cultural Attractions
  • The Jade Museum
  • Petronas Philharmonic Hall
  • Petronas Filharmonik Hall

In general, Kuala Lumpur is known for its:

  • Shopping
  • Skyscrapers
  • Architecture
  • Restaurants
  • Temples
  • Cultural attractions

How to Get to Kuala Lumpur and Around the Area

You can fly into the nearest airport in Subang (SZB-Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah), 10 mi (16.2 km) from the city center. An alternative is Kuala Lumpur (KUL-Kuala Lumpur Intl.), which is 26.8 mi (43.1 km) away. After you've arrived, you may want to use public transit during your trip. Take advantage of metro transit at Bukit Bintang Station, Imbi Station, and Raja Chulan Station. To see more of the surrounding area, take a train from Kuala Lumpur Masjid Jamek Station, Kuala Lumpur Pasar Seni Station, or Kuala Lumpur Station.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Kuala Lumpur?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a good value, so you can save your budget for exploring. We’ve heard good things about the Chinatown and other attractions in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dormitory-style accommodations all feature shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too), low prices, and a social environment.
What are the best hostels in Kuala Lumpur?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These top picks have the highest reviews from our travelers and might be a good place to look first: Trasvilla Hotel - Property features include free WiFi and free parking. You’ll find showers in all rooms. BackHome Kuala Lumpur Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Jamek Mosque. Property features include free WiFi, tour/ticket assistance, and laundry facilities. Rooms come with showers, free toiletries, and hair dryers. Raizzy’s Guesthouse - Located steps from Petaling Street. Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with showers, free toiletries, and linens. Travelogue KL - Hostel - Located steps from Lot 10 Shopping Centre. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a bar, and a rooftop terrace. Rooms come with towels, showers, and free toiletries. OYO 43927 Sassana Hotel - Located steps from Petaling Street. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk, as well as multilingual staff. You’ll find towels, showers, and free toiletries in all rooms.
How many hostels should I expect to find in Kuala Lumpur?
If you’re searching for somewhere affordable to stay in Kuala Lumpur, one of Expedia’s 75 hostels could be a great option.
What's the weather like in Kuala Lumpur?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you’re discovering new places, so here are some stats that may be helpful: The hottest months are usually March and February with an average temp of 82°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 81°F. Average annual rainfall for Kuala Lumpur is 92 inches.
What is there to see and do in Kuala Lumpur?
Overall, Kuala Lumpur is known for its skyscrapers, architecture, and restaurants. Major attractions include Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Berjaya Times Square, and Kuala Lumpur Tower. Get out into nature with places like KLCC Park, Batu Caves, and Lake Gardens. Cultural attractions include Bank Negara Money Museum, National Museum, and Palace of Culture.
What's the best way to get around Kuala Lumpur?
You can search for flights to the closest airport, which is Kuala Lumpur Intl. Airport (KUL), located 26.8 mi (43.1 km) away. An alternative is Subang (SZB-Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah), situated 10 mi (16.2 km) away. After you’ve arrived, you might want to use public transit during your trip. You can take advantage of metro transit at Bukit Bintang Station, Imbi Station, and Raja Chulan Station. To check out more of the area, take a train from Kuala Lumpur Masjid Jamek Station, Kuala Lumpur Pasar Seni Station, or Kuala Lumpur Station.