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Located in Kuala Lumpur, 500 metres from Berjaya Times Square, The Freedom Club Hostel KL provides air-conditioned rooms and a shared lounge. The property is close to KLCC Park, Suria KLCC and Petrosains, The Discovery Centre. Petronas Twin Towers is 2.5 km away and Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery is 4.4 km from the hostel.

Very clean, nice staff, would stay here again.

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9.1
Wonderful
327 reviews
Price from
$14
per night

Boasting a shared lounge, AVENUE RESIDENCE is situated in Kuala Lumpur in the Selangor region, 5 km from Mid Valley Megamall and 6.7 km from Thean Hou Temple. The property is located 7.8 km from Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, 8.3 km from KL Sentral and 8.8 km from Evolve Concept Mall. Private parking is available on site.

Federal Territory Mosque is 10 km from the hostel, while Perdana Botanical Gardens is 10 km from the property. The nearest airport is Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, 13 km from AVENUE RESIDENCE.

Great place with awesome design

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9
Wonderful
5 reviews
Price from
$21
per night

Penthouse on 34 - The Highest Unit and Best Views in Regalia & Private Rooftop Terrace features an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, a shared lounge and terrace in Kuala Lumpur. The property is around 700 metres from Putra World Trade Centre, 2.9 km from Petronas Twin Towers and 3 km from Suria KLCC. The accommodation provides luggage storage space and free WiFi throughout the property.

Each room has air conditioning, and certain rooms at the hostel have a balcony.

Perfect location super friendly staff. I met lots of great people due to the shared common areas like the terrace and the kitchen. will definitely stay again. Pool has the best view of the city

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8
Very Good
1,011 reviews
Price from
$13
per night

Boasting a shared lounge, a terrace as well as a restaurant, Mingle Highstreet is situated in the centre of Kuala Lumpur, 1.8 km from Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery. The property is around 2.2 km from Berjaya Times Square, 2.3 km from Kuala Lumpur Convention Center and 2.3 km from Suria KLCC. The hostel has an outdoor swimming pool and a shared kitchen and free WiFi.

Super social, staff are so friendly! Perfect for solo travellers!

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8
Very Good
1,084 reviews
Price from
$6
per night

Conveniently located in the Bukit Bintang district of Kuala Lumpur, Travelogue Guest House is set 800 metres from Berjaya Times Square, 400 metres from Starhill Gallery and 300 metres from Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. With a shared lounge, the 2-star hostel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. The accommodation offers a shared kitchen, a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage for guests.

One of the best hostels I've stayed in recently. Extremely clean and all the staff were helpful and friendly.

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8.2
Very Good
1,097 reviews
Price from
$9
per night

Centrally located in Kuala Lumpur commercial district, The Bed KLCC offers minimalist accommodation with free WiFi access throughout the property. This capsule hotel is within walking distance to a convenience store and dining outlets.

The rooms were spacious. Everything was cleaned and well maintained. The staff was friendly. Restrooms were okay. They had iron and hair dryers.

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8.4
Very Good
1,865 reviews
Price from
$21
per night

Popular points of interest near the hostel include Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Berjaya Times Square and Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. The nearest airport is Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, 23 km from The Bed Bukit Bintang.

I liked everything about this hostel , its one of the best hostel I have ever stayed. It is located in the most happening area of the city centre ie Bukit Bintang. The hostel is clean ,has a swimming pool ,interior of this hostel is simply awesome. Bed is comfortable ,staff is nice and polite ,I definitely recommend this hostel to everyone.

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8.6
Excellent
508 reviews
Price from
$20
per night

Situated in Kuala Lumpur, 1.1 km from Petronas Twin Towers, Comfy+ by ARH KLCC features accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, private parking, a shared lounge and a terrace. Located around 1.7 km from Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, the hostel with free WiFi is also 1.5 km away from KLCC Park. The property is 1.1 km from Suria KLCC, and within 1.9 km of the city centre.

In the heart of the city with exceptional view out of your window plus lovely people I met there

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8.1
Very Good
188 reviews
Price from
$9
per night

Featuring a shared lounge and free WiFi, The Common Room @ Regalia is located in Kuala Lumpur, 4.3 km from Perdana Botanical Gardens and 4.8 km from Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. The property is situated 5.2 km from Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery, 7.1 km from Kuala Lumpur Convention Center and 7.1 km from Suria KLCC. Petronas Twin Towers is 7.4 km away and KLCC Park is 7.5 km from the hostel.

Staff are very friendly and helpful Comfortable place to stay ☺

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8.2
Very Good
145 reviews
Price from
$10
per night

500 metres from Putra World Trade Centre, Regalia Exclusive Hostel is located in Kuala Lumpur and features free WiFi and concierge services. The property is around 2.6 km from Petronas Twin Towers, 2.7 km from Suria KLCC and 3.1 km from Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. The accommodation provides a shared kitchen, a shared lounge and organising tours for guests.

Though I don't like shared dorms, it was wonderful experience. The pool on the top is incredible! And the hole building is very convenient, they have two pools, gym, library, shop and a nice restaurant. Location is cool, not far from twin towers and central park, I walked by foot. Hosts are kind And all this is for such small price :)

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8.5
Very Good
437 reviews
Price from
$5
per night

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  • The Bed KLCC
    Budget options available
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,865 reviews

    Centrally located in Kuala Lumpur commercial district, The Bed KLCC offers minimalist accommodations with free WiFi access throughout the property.

    Perfect location, stuff, facilities. Totally recommend!

  • The Bed Bukit Bintang
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 508 reviews

    Located in Kuala Lumpur, a 2-minute walk from Starhill Gallery, The Bed Bukit Bintang has air-conditioned accommodations and a shared lounge.

    good location, amazing facilities, comfortable bed

  • Sojourn Guest House
    Budget options available
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 379 reviews

    Located in Kuala Lumpur, 4.5 miles from Berjaya Times Square, Sojourn Guest House provides accommodations with a shared lounge, free private parking and a restaurant.

    Didn't like the carpet Can't tell if it's clean

  • AVENUE RESIDENCE
    Budget options available
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 5 reviews

    Featuring a shared lounge, AVENUE RESIDENCE is located in Kuala Lumpur in the Selangor region, 3.1 miles from Mid Valley Megamall and 4.2 miles from Thean Hou Temple.

  • Charming Bedroom - next to train station at Est Bangsar
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 10 reviews

    Set 1.2 mi from Thean Hou Temple, Charming Bedroom - next to train station at Est Bangsar offers a restaurant, a bar and air-conditioned accommodations with a balcony and free WiFi.

  • Upstairs Downstairs CoLiving Kampung Pandan
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1 review

    Ideally set in the Pudu district of Kuala Lumpur, Upstairs Downstairs CoLiving Kampung Pandan is located 2 miles from Berjaya Times Square, 2.6 miles from Starhill Gallery and 2.6 miles from Pavilion...

  • MyPods @ Bukit Bintang
    6.3
    Scored 6.3
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 39 reviews

    Located in Kuala Lumpur, a 8-minute walk from Berjaya Times Square, MyPods @ Bukit Bintang provides air-conditioned rooms and a shared lounge.

    Wasn’t easy to found the location, more than hour walking

  • TheKatil Kuala Lumpur
    Budget options available
    7.0
    Scored 7.0
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2 reviews

    Located within 5.1 miles of Berjaya Times Square and 5.5 miles of Starhill Gallery, TheKatil Kuala Lumpur provides rooms with air conditioning and a shared bathroom in Kuala Lumpur.

Great access to the city center! Check these hostels in Kuala Lumpur

  • La Vista @ Regalia Residence
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 206 reviews

    Located in Kuala Lumpur, La Vista @ Regalia Residence has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Providing a shared lounge, the property is located within a 7-minute walk of Putra World Trade Center.

    Very friendly staff, nice chill area, clean rooms and bathrooms.

  • Chinatown Hostel by Mingle
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 793 reviews

    Housed in a colonial building, Mingle Kuala Lumpur offers accommodations in the heart of Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur. Guests can enjoy a drink at the in-house cafe.

    Friendly atmosphere and people met. The roof top is great.

  • Travelogue Guest House
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,097 reviews

    Located conveniently in the Bukit Bintang district of Kuala Lumpur, Travelogue Guest House is located a 9-minute walk from Berjaya Times Square, 400 yards from Starhill Gallery and a 4-minute walk...

    The location, cleanliness, awesomely friendly staff

  • The Common Room @ Regalia
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 145 reviews

    Located in Kuala Lumpur, The Common Room @ Regalia provides air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Well set in the Golden Triangle district, this hostel has a shared lounge.

    It was clean and comfortable The view was amazing!

  • SCC Hotel Chinatown
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 546 reviews

    Well situated in the Bukit Bintang district of Kuala Lumpur, SCC Hotel Chinatown is located 1.7 miles from KL Sentral, 1.1 miles from Berjaya Times Square and a 19-minute walk from Islamic Arts Museum...

    Everything nice, clean and new Hotel staff friendly

  • Mingle Highstreet
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,084 reviews

    Featuring a shared lounge, a terrace as well as a restaurant, Mingle Highstreet is located in the center of Kuala Lumpur, 1.1 miles from Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery.

    Location, swiming pool, frindly & helpful staff

  • YWCA Kuala Lumpur
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 358 reviews

    Located in Kuala Lumpur, a 14-minute walk from Berjaya Times Square, YWCA Kuala Lumpur has accommodations with a garden, free private parking and a shared lounge.

    Near metro station, china town, not far from tourist attractions

  • Penthouse on 34 - The Highest Unit and Best Views in Regalia & Private Rooftop Terrace
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,011 reviews

    Penthouse on 34 - The Highest Unit and Best Views in Regalia & Private Rooftop Terrace features an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, a shared lounge and terrace in Kuala Lumpur.

    Incredible view! Probably the best hostel in town!

  • Birdnest Guesthouse, Gaia Rooftop Cafe
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 403 reviews

    Birdnest Guesthouse, Gaia Rooftop Cafe features a garden, terrace, a restaurant and bar in Kuala Lumpur.

    Manager is very welcome and helpful person. Thank you Wandi 😀

  • Monkey Mansion At Jalan Ipoh
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 391 reviews

    Located in Kuala Lumpur and with Federal Territory Mosque reachable within 2.2 miles, Monkey Mansion At Jalan Ipoh provides concierge services, rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi and a shared...

    staff is nice & friendly. & frexisable! I like it!

  • The Manor by Mingle
    7.5
    Scored 7.5
    Good
    Rated good
     · 734 reviews

    The Manor by Mingle in Kuala Lumpur provides adults only accommodations with a shared lounge and a terrace.

    It's totally awesome place and very friendly culture overall

  • PODs The Backpackers Home & Cafe, Kuala Lumpur
    7.3
    Scored 7.3
    Good
    Rated good
     · 465 reviews

    Located just a 5-minute walking distance from KL Sentral, PODs The Backpackers Home & Cafe is located in the bustling shopping destination of Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.

    Perfect place near Sentral station, clean, good coffee

  • Travel Hub Guesthouse
    7.1
    Scored 7.1
    Good
    Rated good
     · 419 reviews

    Located within a 5-minute walk of Chinatown, Central Market and Sri Mahamariamman Temple. Complimentary WiFi access is provided. A restaurant serving local cuisine is available just next door.

    Nice place, lots of volounteers and a rooftop bar.

  • Revopackers Beds and Bunks
    6.9
    Scored 6.9
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 84 reviews

    Located within a 4-minute walk of Berjaya Times Square and 0.9 miles of Starhill Gallery, Revopackers Beds and Bunks provides rooms with air conditioning and a private bathroom in Kuala Lumpur.

    Very nice hostel, clean & comfortable to stay.

  • Hotel Dlima Inn Bukit
    6.8
    Scored 6.8
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 41 reviews

    Hotel Dlima Inn Bukit features air-conditioned rooms with TV in the Bukit Bintang district of Kuala Lumpur. Popular points of interest nearby include Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, KLCC Park and Suria KLCC.

    Sehr zentrales und preiswertes Hotel, mit sehr netten Personal.

  • Kitez Hotel & Bunkz
    6.7
    Scored 6.7
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 1,227 reviews

    Located in Kuala Lumpur and with KL Sentral reachable within 1.5 miles, Kitez Hotel & Bunkz has a shared lounge, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi throughout the property and a terrace.

    Peacefully and friendly staff.. clean & comfort

  • Travel Hub Highstreet
    6.5
    Scored 6.5
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 135 reviews

    Located in the center of Kuala Lumpur City, Travel Hub Highstreet welcomes its guests with free internet access. The accommodations is a 10-minute drive to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers.

    Very efficient staff Quick check in/out Great location

  • RHV Bukit Bintang , Kuala Lumpur
    6.3
    Scored 6.3
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 111 reviews

    Well situated in the Bukit Bintang district of Kuala Lumpur, RHV Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur is located a 13-minute walk from Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, 400 yards from Starhill Gallery and a 4-...

    تعامل الموضفبن جميل جدا جدا وقريب من كل الاماكن الحلوه

  • SHA LA LA
    6.2
    Scored 6.2
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 794 reviews

    Attractively set in the Bukit Bintang district of Kuala Lumpur, SHA LA LA is located a 15-minute walk from Berjaya Times Square, 0.9 miles from Starhill Gallery and a 17-minute walk from Pavilion...

    Very cheap, secured and good option to stay at night

  • MK Inn Hotel
    Central location
    5.6
    Scored 5.6
    Above average
    Rated okay
     · 22 reviews

    Well located in the Bukit Bintang district of Kuala Lumpur, MK Inn Hotel is located a 17-minute walk from Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery, 1.3 miles from Petronas Twin Towers and 1.4 miles...

  • Comfortable Abode for Stay in Kuala Lumpur!

    Located in Kuala Lumpur, 1.3 miles from Royal Selangor Pewter Factory and Visitor Centre, Comfortable Abode for Stay in Kuala Lumpur!

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Hostels that guests love in Kuala Lumpur

  • Avg. price/night: $12.68
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,297 reviews
    Best hostel for this price. For this price you won’t find a better one, it fully corresponds to its rating. Free towel, shampoo and soap. There is a kitchen, stove and drinking water - you can safely cook. If you pay extra, breakfast is offered. Huge lockers that can fit an entire 80-liter tourist backpack. A very charismatic administrator. Quiet and peaceful place, nearby there are inexpensive cafes and grocery markets.
    Vladislav
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $36.82
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,011 reviews
    I had a very pleasant experience at the Hostel, the view is wonderful, the staff is kind and attentive, the structure of the building is great with an infinity pool, laundry, mini market. The Hostel was full of backpackers, so it was great to socialize and meet new people. The location is very privileged, close to the train station and 5 minutes walking distance to the shopping mall.
    Maico Wanderlinde
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $15.28
    7.5
    Scored 7.5
    Good
    Rated good
     · 734 reviews
    Honestly a bang for your buck. Its a super affordable hostel that has a very nice swimming pool. They have the normal bunk beds if you're on a tight budget but they also have curtained bunk beds with slightly wider beds if you're looking for something a little more private at a slightly higher price(very much worth it). They sell food and drinks, and the laundry machines are cheaper than regular laundromats. Getting around is easy since public transport is near. The staff are great, the guests are great. No regrets
    Poquita
    Solo traveler
  • 9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 327 reviews
    The host is so friendly and helpful! The hostel is in a great location - so close to the shopping area and metro. It’s so clean and there’s plenty of space in your bunk! I did my laundry here too and it was so cheap and came back so quickly and so clean! Would definitely stay here again.
    Amy
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $44.52
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,865 reviews
    Very clean, well located. Easy to get coffee downstairs and basic groecries in 7/11. Easy area for taxi pick up , in area which feels safe at all times. Good beds, showers, all great. I was intimidated by description of 20 beds per room, but actually very quiet and clean and neat, so doesn’t feel overcrowded at all! One of the best hostels i stayed at
    Madina
    Solo traveler
  • 8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 617 reviews
    Best hostel in Kuala Lumpur. It's cheap as well as worth the money and the staff were so kind. Good place to meet many people around the world.
    Sanjay
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $15.28
    7.5
    Scored 7.5
    Good
    Rated good
     · 734 reviews
    loved this hostel great location and facilities room cheap and clean free washing machine ! free hit and cold water
    Zoe
    Young couple
  • 8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 935 reviews
    ARH home KLCC is only ten-minute walking from the Twin Towers. It is located in a safe and fancy local residence. The hostel is very clean and organized. Moreover, Raky, receptionist of the hostel, is a very nice, patient, and helpful person. I got a good vibe from the hostel and enjoyed my stay. I believe that it is one of the best hostels in Kuala Lumpur and is very budget-friendly to travelers.
    Chao
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $12.68
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,297 reviews
    The property is exactly what we needed for a cheap stay in KL with a great location. The owner is really friendly and shared details for finding the place, and I think they were definitely needed as we struggled to find it initially, but it is accessible through a car park. The room is basic but does the job! would recommend for cheap hostel-style stay.
    Amy
    Young couple
  • 8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 935 reviews
    Very unique place, a hidden gem for a traveller! The pool is amazing and just like in the pictures. The beds and sheets are very comfortable and it's nice to have AC. You can even do laundry here! Drinking water available. The area is very safe. Hot shower, tidy. Most budget hostels in KL are bad, so this is a very good deal. Many guests were fun and friendly, but when reading the reviews it looks like some expect luxury private hotel vibe but only want to pay hostel price. :D Therefore it's not only backpackers staying here.
    Saga
    Solo traveler

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