Hostels in Cameron Highlands Hostels in Cameron Highlands

You are looking for hostels in Cameron Highlands? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Cameron Highlands hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Cameron Highlands.

All Cities in Cameron Highlands

We list every single hostel in Cameron Highlands and the world. In total, we have 1 cities in Cameron Highlands for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Cameron Highlands hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Cameron Highlands. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Cameron Highlands

The Cameron Highlands are a great getaway for those who love hiking and nature. Visitors can see endless tea plantations, visit strawberry farms and explore several hiking trails through the forest. A few hostels are available in the region. Hostels in the Cameron Highlands are a good way to meet other travelers to explore the region together or to hang out in the hostel after a long hiking day.

The Cameron Highlands are centrally located in peninsular Malaysia. As the altitude is higher than most other places in Malaysia, the temperature is lower, which can be pleasant. Several nice hiking paths can be explored, which will each take several hours. There are both easy and more difficult hikes. Hostels are normally happy to help you decide which hiking track suits you and are able to provide maps. Another popular activity is to visit a tea plantation. There are several tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands. The tea plantations seem endless and most of them have a cafe where visitors can try the tea while enjoying the view over the plantations. Also strawberry farms can be visited in the Cameron Highlands. Depending on the season, visitors may be able to pick their own strawberries. A variety of strawberry products, such as milkshakes, can be sampled at the farms.

There are two bigger towns in the Cameron Highlands: Tanah Ratah and Brintang. They are located approximately 5 kilometers away from each other. Both towns have good access to different hiking trails and tea plantations. Hostels in both towns are a good base to explore the region. Tanah Rata, however, is where most of the hostels are located. As both towns are relatively small, there is no best or bad location to stay in the towns. The amount of hostels in the Cameron Highlands is limited and it is therefore recommended to book a hostel several days in advance to avoid disappointment.

Visitors that wish to explore a trail that they do not consider to be within walking distance from their hostel can take a local bus that runs about once per hour to the different towns in the Cameron Highlands. Another option is to hail a cheap taxi. Hitchhiking is also fairly easy.

The only way to reach the Cameron Highlands by public transportation is by bus. There are several buses per day leaving from Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Buses back to Kuala Lumpur sometimes get sold out, so it is advised to buy the ticket one day in advance to avoid getting stuck in the Cameron Highlands. Buses to other places in Malaysia are also available, but less frequent.

Prices in the Cameron Highlands are similar to elsewhere in Malaysia. Food is available for all sorts of budgets, where the economical options normally consist of the street food as well as Indian and Chinese restaurants.

expert for Cameron Highlands hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Cameron Highlands hostels Martin Straatman

Travel Tips for Cameron Highlands - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Cameron Highlands. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Cameron Highlands. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Cameron Highlands

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Cameron Highlands?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Cameron Highlands here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Cameron Highlands safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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