WakaLily Hostel,

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WakaLily Hostel Reviews

WakaLily Hostel is a new hostel on the outskirts of the small Malaysian town of Muar. Don’t let the out-of-town location put you off, as the cosy atmosphere more than compensates and you can hire bicycles so that you can get out and explore. The location makes a nice change from living in busy Asian cities. and frequent buses run from the stop that is directly outside the hostel so getting around isn't a problem.

The Location

Provided the hostel owners are free, they are more than happy to show you around, taking you to and from the bus station or joining you at local restaurants with their friends for dinner. Muar is well known by Malaysians -- especially for its food -- but it's often overlooked by backpackers, as it lies between Melaka and Singapore.

The hostel is up a flight of stairs above a shop unit on a service road.

Rooms and Bathrooms

There are currently two dormitories (one with four beds and one with twelve beds) plus private rooms; however the hostel owners are still in the process of adjusting the space to suit the demand, so this may change. The four-bed dorm has huge wall-to-ceiling windows, which make the room beautifully light and airy (if you are bothered by traffic noise bring earplugs) and there is a lovely, snugly duvet on each bed to counteract the air conditioning plus a nice fluffy bath towel for the shower. There are plenty of charging sockets and lamps scattered around and the Wi-Fi is good throughout the hostel.

There are two bathrooms that are shared among the guests and everything is new and clean. The showers are modern and have hot water and shampoo and shower gel. In the traditional Asian style, the showers are inside the toilet cubicle, but there is plenty of space and hooks where you can hang your clothes while you shower.

There is a hand basin outside the bathrooms where you can clean your teeth and wash your hands with the soap that is provided; and there is a hand towel and a hairdryer.

Common Spaces

The hostel is small but beautifully decorated and it’s modern, spacious, and clean. There is one large common area, off which all of the rooms and the bathrooms lead. It includes cute little tables and chairs as well as a larger table and benches where you can sit and socialise. There is also a kitchen area so that you can cook if you want to, plus you can help yourself to tea, coffee, and water throughout the day. There is often music playing in the background, and soft lighting and fluffy rugs add to the homey atmosphere.


There are no lockers in the rooms, but the owners will be very happy to take care of any valuables that you may have and you will be given a key to both the building and your individual dorm. Reception is not manned around the clock, so you'd better to call the owners ahead if you don’t have a reservation.
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WakaLily hostel up the stairs
the cute WakaLily hostel
WakaLily eating
WakaLily relax
WakaLily kitchen
art and style at WakaLily
the large dorm
the smaller 4 bed dorm
a room with a view
compact but clean
Jane Clements
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
Published on Apr 9, 2018


We have 2 Dormitory rooms and 7 private rooms with shared bathrooms. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning and WiFi. We are located 4km from Muar - one of the famous gastronomic town in Malaysia. Different from other hotels in Muar, we are located in quiet village area (10 min walk to Muar river). A perfect stop in non touristic place to relax awhile from busy travel schedule. You can have the chance to see the real Malaysian life. We have a well equipped kitchen (including an oven!), spacious and cozy common area. We want you to feel like home here.

1 min walk to bus stop and frequent local bus to town. Or take a bicycle to explore the town/ village/paddy field/ jetty and meet the super friendly locals.

Things to do:
1. Explore surrounding. Cycle through Malay village along Muar river to paddy field.
2. Gastronomic adventure in Muar town.
3. Hiking at Gunung Ledang Waterfall or to the summit of Gunung Ledang (booking in advance needed).
4. Books, DVDs, beers, and chill in the hostel!
5. Taxes not included.
** A tourist tax of RM 10 per room (ONLY FOR PRIVATE ROOMS) per night is applied to all foreign guests. This tax is not included in the room rate and must be paid upon check-in. Guests with a valid Malaysian Identity Card or valid permanent residents MY PR Card are exempted.**

Location and Contact


• Bus
• There are buses from main cities come to Muar, including KLIA/KLIA2, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Mersing, Ipoh etc. You can check the schedule through the website such as Easybook, busonlineticket.com, CatchThatBus etc.
• Local Bus (Terminal Bas Maharani)
• North West Johore No.65 (Segamat) or No.66 (Bukit Gambir)
• Note: please tell the bus driver to drop you near SEKOLAH AGAMA PARIT BUNGA . We are at the opposite side. You will see the grey colour shop lot. And here we are!
• Grabcar/ Taxi
• Grabcar is the easiest way - fare is around RM6-8/ way.

Facilities and Amenities




Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Bike Rental

Luggage Storage

Air Conditioning

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Movie Library/Rental

Curfew: No Curfew

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