Hostels in Langkawi Hostels in Langkawi

You are looking for hostels in Langkawi? 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 Langkawi 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 Langkawi.

All Cities in Langkawi

We list every single hostel in Langkawi and the world. In total, we have 1 cities in Langkawi 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 Langkawi 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 Langkawi. 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 Langkawi

Located thirty kilometers away from the mainland of Northwestern Malaysia, Langkawi, Malaysia, is an archipelago of ninety-nine islands in the Andaman Sea. With its pristine beaches and sleepy hill towns, Langkawi is a popular destination for travelers who come to Southeast Asia.

Pantai Cenang is Langkawi's top-rated beach. There are many basic but comfortable Langkawi, Malaysia hostels in Pantai Cenang for those who are looking for a beach holiday on a budget. Pantai Tengah and Tanjung Rhu are two other popular beaches in Langkawi.

You can walk on Langkawi's SkyBridge, which is renowned as one of the world's longest suspension bridges. For a panoramic view of Langkawi, you must go on a SkyCab ride. It's a three-station cable car system. Both the options are quite affordable for backpackers, just as anywhere else in Malaysia. Langkawi is also home to jungle-clad hills. Telaga Tujuh is named as the most beautiful natural attraction on the island. The waterfall has seven connected natural pools and it is a top-rated activity for those who are looking for a bit of adventure.

Kuah Town is Langkawi's most developed town and it has many hotels, shops, and restaurants. You can easily find a cheap, affordable Langkawi, Malaysia hostel here. In Kuah Town, there are many duty-free shopping centers as well. Apart from the turquoise blue seas and picturesque waterfalls, you can take a mangrove tour or take a trek through the rainforest.

With ninety-nine islands, Langkawi's fast becoming a cruising destination. You can take part in a shared cruise for a very reasonable price per person. If you are a snorkeling or scuba-diving enthusiast, head to Pulau Payar Marine Park. The island is home to a secluded coral garden with amazing marine life. Pulau Dayang Bunting is home to a freshwater lake where you can take a dip and relax, soaking up the natural beauty.

There is a thriving food culture in Langkawi, and the food is super affordable if you stick to local food, and go to places where the locals eat. Once you are in Langkawi, you can rent a motorbike to get around. With its lush green landscape, biking in Langkawi is quite a fascinating experience. Due to its laid-back, chill vibe, travelers prefer staying four to seven days in Langkawi.

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

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 Langkawi?

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 Langkawi 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 Langkawi 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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