Top 10 Backpacker Hostels in KL & Selangor

Top 10 Backpacker Hostels in KL & Selangor
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Most backpackers would want to stretch their budget over the course of their trip. This is where backpacker hostels and budget hotels come in handy, offering rooms with all the basic facilities at a reasonable price. So, if you are looking for a reliable place that is worth the stay, check out these Top 10 Backpacker Hostels in KL & Selangor!



At iO Hotel, they prioritise the value of comfort with premium-quality mattresses and pillows to ensure every guest feels at home. All rooms and capsules are well-equipped with essential facilities such as air-conditioners, international power sockets and a high-speed WiFi connection. It doesn’t matter whether you are a solo traveller or travelling with company, iO Hotel has different types of rooms that suit your respective needs. For instance, both capsule and bachelor rooms are specially targeted for single individuals while the family room can accommodate up to 4 guests. Getting here is also easy, thanks to its strategic location at the heart of KL city centre where it only takes an 11-minute walk from the Pudu LRT station. For more info, call 03-9224 3610 or send your email to | FB: | IG:

2) Dorms KL

Dorms KL

If budget is your primary concern, rest assured that Dorms KL’s range of rooms are all affordably-priced. The rooms are equipped with basic facilities like air-conditioners, power sockets and individual locks. Guests can also enjoy complimentary WiFi access and a breakfast meal consisting of roti canai or toast with coffee or tea. Dorms KL is also blessed with its strategic location, where popular shopping malls such as Berjaya Times Square, Sungei Wang Plaza and Pavilion KL is within around 10 minutes of walking distance.

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3) PODs The Backpackers Home

PODs The Backpackers Home

PODs The Backpackers Home offers three types of rooms including Mini PODs, Single PODs and Double PODs for as low as RM58 per night. Both WiFi access and all-day continental breakfast are available for free. Other facilities you can find in this backpacker hostel includes laundry service, luggage storage as well as printing/scanning services for your convenience. Not to mention that PODs is conveniently located near the KL Sentral area. | FB: podsbackpackers | IG: @podsbackpackers

4) GRID 9 Hotel

GRID 9 Hotel

Grid 9 combines the concept of hotel and flashpacker hostel, offering all-around luxury and comfort under one roof. There are different types of rooms for singles, couples, or groups/families depending on your needs. You can also expect essential facilities like television and complimentary WiFi access in every room. To make your stay all the more worthwhile, there is a lounge that comes complete with a pool table and 55″ LED TV. Finally, hungry guests looking to fill their stomach can look forward to Grid 9’s gastropub, which offers a fusion of menu of local and Western cuisine such as chicken rice, hot dogs and tapas. Feeling thirsty? Beer and liquor are available as well, where you can enjoy a glass of booze during the happy hour promotion for as low as RM10. | FB: GRID9hotel | IG: @grid9_hotel

5) Space Hotel at China Town

Space Hotel at China Town

A casual chic interior, well-equipped capsule rooms available for mixed and female-only — these are some of the reasons that make Space Hotel a preferred choice among many local and international guests. Guests can enjoy amenities such as high-speed WiFi access, 24-hour self-service laundry and even a personal Android TV with headphones. For peace of mind, the hotel comes equipped with a 24-hour CCTV and an individual access card. For more info, you can send your query right here. | FB: spacehotelchinatownkl | IG: @spacehotelchinatownkl

6) Paper Plane Hostel

Paper Plane Hostel

If you have a bigger budget at your disposal, you might want to consider staying at Paper Plane Hostel near the Bukit Bintang area. Originally a century-old colonial house, the hostel is specially refurbished with modernity in mind. Rooms are available for either mixed or female-only up to 8 persons starting from RM70 and above. Free WiFi is also included, while the hostel’s glasshouse lobby and rooftop garden are suitable for those who want to chill out and mingle with other guests. | FB: PaperPlaneHostel

7) Reggae Mansion Hostel Kuala Lumpur

Reggae Mansion Hostel Kuala Lumpur

Reggae Mansion offers the best of both worlds by offering a well-equipped hostel stay and a designated rooftop area, where you can party all night long. A selection of booze are available at a reasonable price and if that’s not enough, a live DJ performance is also included to help liven up the mood. As for the room availability, you can either pick a dormitory, a double-decker room or a mansion suite. The hostel’s facilities are well-covered, where you can expect everything from free WiFi access to laundry & printing service and luggage storage. Strategically located at Jalan Tun H.S Lee, you don’t have to worry about getting around the city since Masjid Jamek LRT is only a stone’s throw away from the hostel. | FB: reggaemansionkualalumpur | IG: @Reggaemansionkl

8) Homie KL

Homie KL

True to their name, the overall cosy environment makes you feel like home at Homie KL. Expect comfortable beds with facilities such as free WiFi, a lounge area and laundry services. Another enticing factor is the hostel’s strategic location at Fraser Business Park, with the convenience of Chan Sow Lin LRT just around the corner. For more info, feel free to reach out to them by calling 016-563 6585 or email your enquiry at

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9) Mingle Hostel

Mingle Hostel

Formerly a colonial building during the olden days, Mingle Hostel at KL’s Chinatown retains its old-school vibe with a touch of contemporary style. Budget-conscious travellers can opt for mixed or female-only shared rooms that come with bunk beds, individual curtains and power sockets. But if privacy matters to you, private rooms are available as well. Expect essential facilities like free WiFi, breakfast meal and complimentary usage of an iMac. Public transport hubs such as Pasar Seni MRT and Plaza Rakyat LRT are within walking distance. | FB: minglehostel | IG: @mingle_hostel

10) BackHome Kuala Lumpur

BackHome Kuala Lumpur

This multiple award-winning hostel at Jalan Tun H.S. Lee is no stranger to most budget travellers. Expect clean rooms along with premium-quality mattresses and pillows to ensure that your stay will be as comfortable as possible. The hostel is also well-equipped with facilities such as complimentary breakfast, self-service laundry and luggage lockers to store your belongings. You can even chill out at the open courtyard or enjoy a good cuppa at the hostel’s in-house cafe of LOKL Coffee Co. | FB: BackHomeHostel | IG: @backhomekl

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