Best Backpacker Hostels in Kuala Lumpur & Selangor [2022]


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A backpacking trip can be so much more fun than a luxury vacation. Some people prefer to have luxurious, no-hassle trips, and some prefer raw and deep-to-culture, ‘travel like a local’ kind of trips.

No matter which kind of traveller you are, it is always better than the travel restriction! After several years of waiting, the world is finally opening its door to travellers.

Here’s a top hostel list in Kuala Lumpur & Selangor, which is the best choice for backpackers to spend on real experience and get acquainted with local culture.

Mingle Hostel Kuala Lumpur

📍22, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

🕑 Check-in time: 3pm / Check-out time: 12pm

⭐ 405 Google Reviews

Who says travelling has to be expensive? Mingle Hostel offers delightful and affordable dorms. The vintage interior combining both retro and aesthetic lends the hostel a ‘back to the 70s’ feel.

Stay at least a night in Mingle Hostel to experience the old KL vibes, surrounded by the best cafes and bars, scrumptious local delicacies also can be found within walking distance.

A continental breakfast is available daily. For single travellers, you can go for a single capsule room. For those with companions, there are loft, twin and double rooms. If you are looking for more privacy, go for a double room with a private bathroom.

Sunshine Bedz Hostel Kuala Lumpur

📍63B, Jln Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

🕑 Check-in time: 2pm / Check-out time: 12pm

⭐ 371 Google Reviews

Sunshine Bedz Hostel Kuala Lumpur provides an urban chic environment at a super affordable price.

It is a quick few minutes walks away from restaurants, cafes, convenience stores, train stations and major shopping malls including Lot10, Fahrenheit, Pavilion and Plaza Low Yatt. Petronas Twin Towers is also around a 10-minute walk away.

They offer 2 types of dorms which are 6-bed male dorms and 6-bed female dorms. With only RM40 per day, you will get to enjoy free wifi, a common area and air conditioning, even with free breakfast!

PODs The Backpackers Home & Cafe

📍G-6, 30, Jalan Thambipillay, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur

🕑 Check-in time: 2pm / Check-out time: 12pm

⭐ 641 Google Reviews

PODs The Backpackers Home & Cafe is a friendly and cosy hostel located at the heart of KL. Although it is not as convenient as those hostels nearby famous attractions, still the best location which you can easily reach everywhere in KL by public transport.

Check out their 3 awesome pods (rooms) — Mini PODs, Single PODs and Double PODs. All 3 types are private rooms with shared bathrooms. They also have a 4-bed female dorm, 8-bed or 16-bed mixed dorm. Price starting from RM32!

The Good Travelers Hostel

📍26-1, Jalan Warisan Megah 1/4, Kota Warisan, 43900 Sepang, Selangor

🕑 Check-out time: 12pm

⭐ 103 Google Reviews

The Good Travelers Hostel offers a chill vibe and warm hospitality. Travellers that arrived late will be a hassle in transferring to the city centre, The Good Travelers Hostel which located at KLIA, making it a great starting point to explore KL & Selangor.

The dorm rooms are super modern and sleek with choices of an 8-bed mixed dorm and a 6-bed female dorm. The hostel provides free wifi and air conditioning. Guests can enjoy drinks and meals at the snack bar and shared kitchen.

It’s also the place to stay if you want to catch an early flight the next morning.

Mingle Highstreet

📍22, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50100 Kuala Lumpur

🕑 Check-in time: 2pm / Check-out time: 12pm

⭐ 84 Google Reviews

Mingle Highstreet is one of the best hostels in KL that you should check out once! It is just a minute’s walk away from the bus or train station and also very near the famous, must-visit China Town. Less happening than the Mingle Hostel, Mingle Highstreet is hidden just right in the ‘heart of the heart of KL city.

Mingle Highstreet has a terrace and an outdoor pool. Yes, you can swim! The facilities of this hostel also include a restaurant, a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with reliable free wifi that guests can use.

Whether you decide to stay here or not, give Kafe Kleptokrat a try. Just located in the same property, Kafe Kleptokrat is also one of the best aesthetic cafes you shouldn’t miss.

Reggae Mansion Kuala Lumpur

📍53, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

🕑 Check-in time: 2pm / Check-out time: 12pm

⭐ 664 Google Reviews

Reggae Mansion Kuala Lumpur is a well-known no.1 party hostel in KL. It is an accommodation, also a party playground after dark. The in-house Reggae rooftop bar offers a spectacular view of Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower.

They feature 3 different types of rooms to suit every traveller’s needs! Guests can choose between a dormitory, double-decker room and mansion suite.

Within walking distance to Masjid Jamek LRT station, and within easy walking distance of China Town. It is also located next to the open car park space, convenient for those with vehicles.

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