10 Best Backpackers Hostels to stay in Kuala Lumpur under RM65 a night

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1. BackHome KL


BackHome is a boutique backpackers hostel located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s bustling financial and historical district.

Six colonial-era shophouses have been lovingly restored into spacious, contemporary accommodation, centered around a light-filled courtyard. With renovations that took up to two years, our building design has been awarded the Malaysian Architecture Association’s PAM Award for “Best Adaptive Re-use”. BackHome has been described as a 5-star backpacking experience.


How to get there: Jalan Tun H. S. Lee, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Rates: From RM 64 a night

2. Birdnest Guesthouse 

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Situated within a 10-minute walk of Pudu Sentral Bus Station, Birdnest Guest House is a convenient base when visiting Kuala Lumpur. It is conveniently located for guests wanting to discover the area’s attractions.

There are a variety of facilities on offer to guests of the guest house, including internet and a designated smoking area. The rooms are air conditioned and offer wireless internet access and a ceiling fan. Those staying in the rooms also have access to a shared bathroom.

unnamed (8)Birdnest Guest House is close to Maharajalela Monorail Station, making it easy for guests to explore Kuala Lumpur and its surrounding areas. The local area is also well-known for its shopping.

How to get there: 64, Jalan Hang Kasturi, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Rates: From RM30 a night

3. Rainforest Bed and Breakfast


Rainforest Bed & Breakfast is a unique boutique hotel located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s ‘Golden Triangle’, the most happening area in the city and a walking distance to the city’s major attractions.


They are exactly 300 meters to the very touristic Changkat Bukit Bintang and 25 meters from the side of Istana Hotel, along Jalan Nagasari.

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How to get there: No 27, Jalan Mesui, Off Jalan Nagasari, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Rates: From RM35 a night

4. Sunshine Bedz


This newly opened simple family run bed and breakfast is conveniently located in the ‘Heart of the Heart’ of exciting Kuala Lumpur, along the famous Bukit Bintang Walk.


Across the road is the ever popular LOT 10 shopping mall, the Sungei Wang shopping mall. Just slightly further along the road (say a ten minute walk) is the infamous Low Yatt Electronic/Digital Haven Mall and just behind that is Berjaya Times Square (the only mall in Malaysia with a roller coaster in it!).


And if you’re keen on enjoying a beer or say dancing the night away, the glorious Changkat district of clubs, wine bars, restaurants, and cafe’s is just a three minutes walk.

How to get there: 65 B, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Rates: RM40 a night

5. Reggae Mansion Kuala Lumpur


Although surrounded by towering buildings and skyscrapers in the city, colonial style buildings which are scarce these days always invoke a sense of nostalgia, both to locals and visitors.


Happily, those nostalgic feelings are now captured by Reggae Mansion KL. With its colonial charm unspoiled, reminiscent to the days gone by.

REGGAE MANSION HOSTEL is the Best and Funkiest hostel in KL. We are located in the heart of bustling China Town in a beautifully renovated 3-storey building; this is KL’s most happening and atmospheric hostel.


How to get there: 53, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia

Rates: From RM50 a night

6. The Explorers Guesthouse


The Explorers Guesthouse provides charming accommodation a short 5-minute walk from Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown and Pudu Sentral. It features free Wi-Fi in public areas and a reading corner.


The guesthouse is situated a 45-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. It takes a short 5-minute walk from the Explorers Guesthouse to the Central Market.


The rooms are cosy and feature a beautiful, colourful décor. They are fitted with air conditioning and warm lighting. Guests share a common bathroom. For guests’ convenience, the hotel provides luggage storage facilities at its 24-hour front desk.

How to get there: 128 & 130 Jalan Tun H S Lee, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50000

Rates: From RM40 a night

7. PODs The Backpackers Home


Situated within a 10-minute walk of Tun Sambanthan Monorail Station, PODs The Backpackers Home is a convenient base when visiting Kuala Lumpur. The various amenities this stylish hostel has to offer include a tour desk, a 24-hour reception and luggage storage.

738638_15082115370034788214Each stylish room at the hostel features wireless internet access and all the necessities for a comfortable stay. Those staying in the rooms also have access to a shared bathroom.


How to get there: 1-6, no 30 Jalan Thambipillay | Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur 50470, Malaysia

Rates: From RM35 a night

8. Red Palm


The Red Palm backpacker’s hostel in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, has now joined the Backpacking Asia Network. Red Palm won the ‘best hostel in Asia’ award in 2006, based on Hostelworld ratings.


Red Palm is a small hostel with only 13 beds in KL’s CBD providing an affordable accommodation with basic facilities to backpackers.  It is an ideal place to call a home after a long day of sightseeing and experiencing Malaysia’s culture, hospitality and culinary delights.


How to get there: 5, Tengkat Tong Shin | Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 50200, Malaysia

Rates: From RM40 a night

9. Ribbon Stayyz Bed & Breakfast Guesthouse


Situated just a short walk from Pudu Sentral Bus Station, Ribbon Stayyz Bed & Breakfast Guesthouse offers guests an ideal base while visiting Kuala Lumpur. It is also a five-minute stroll from Petaling Street and Central Market, and is close to many of the area’s well-known attractions.

RIBBON-STAYYZ-GUESTHOUSEThe bed & breakfast has 20 rooms and has been recently refurbished. Ribbon Stayyz Bed & Breakfast Guesthouse serves breakfast daily, and there is a bar where guests can relax with a drink in the afternoon or in the evening.

How to get there:  31, Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Rates: From RM36 a night

10. Serenity Hostels

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Serenity is situated in Changkat bukit bintang, off the trendy Bukit Bintang tourist belt, where nightlife life is cool and long.

A 5-minute walk from local food at Jalan Alor. Located in Bukit Bintang Serenity is a 15-minute walk from Suria KLCC and Bukit Bintang Monorail Station. It is a 15-minute drive from Petaling Street (China Town) and a 45-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

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How to get there: 20 Jalan Changkat | Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 50200, Malaysia

Rates: From 40 a night

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