Hostels in Kedah Hostels in Kedah

You are looking for hostels in Kedah? 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 Kedah 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 Kedah.

All Cities in Kedah

We list every single hostel in Kedah and the world. In total, we have 3 cities in Kedah 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 Kedah 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 Kedah. 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 Kedah

Kedah, Malaysia, is located in the northwest of the peninsula and shares the border with Thailand. It is renowned for its paddy fields and it is considered to be the rice bowl of the country. Around two million people live in the state, which consists of the mainland and Langkawi, an archipelago of a total of one hundred four islands. The capital of the state is Alor Setar, which has approximately four hundred thousand inhabitants. Even if most tourists want to visit the islands of Langkawi, Alor Setar has worth-seeing sights. Among the most interesting are Tou Mu Kung Temple, which was influenced by Taoists and Buddhists, and Balai Nobat, an architecturally interesting octagonal tower, which houses the royal musical instruments.

The area has a typical tropical monsoon climate. The dry season is comparatively short -- it starts in December and ends in March. Generally, the temperatures are relatively consistent all year round. The maximum temperature hover around the low thirties Celsius. At night, you can usually expect temperatures in the low twenties Celsius.

There are some budget places in the capital Alor Setar, but most of the accommodations are located on Langkawi, the island group. There you can find classy resorts as well as inexpensive hostels in Kedah, Malaysia. The prices are comparatively low, so you can get good-quality Kedah, Malaysia hostels and hotels for a very reasonable price. The quality of the hostels in Kedah, Malaysia, varies. You can find really clean places with excellent facilities as well as accommodations below average. More tourists will come during the dry season, so book ahead during this period.

You should not miss the lovely lookout on Pulau Langkawi, the largest island of the state. The SkyCab takes you up to the top of the mountain Gunung Machinchang, which is more than seven hundred metres high. If you dare, walk along the SkyBridge -- it's only for those who are not afraid of heights. The SkyCab belongs to an amusement park that is very suitable for families and offers many more attractions. Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls has the reputation of being the islands' most beautiful natural attraction. The seven separate waterfalls feed seven linked natural pools. Adventurous tourists can try to climb up to the top of the waterfalls. It is a great option for a day trip. If you are in Alor Setar, do not forget to check out the Kedah state mosque, which was built in the early twentieth century. Masjid Zahir impresses with its richly decorated colourful arches as well as five domes that represent the pillars of Islam.

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Travel Tips for Kedah - 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 Kedah. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Kedah. 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 Kedah

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 Kedah?

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 Kedah 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 Kedah 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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