Hostels in Malang, Indonesia

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Get to know Malang (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Malang. To help you make friends with Malang before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Get to know Malang (no more

Malang, a city in Central Java, is often used as a gateway from which to explore the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, but as a city it has a few quaint charms of its own. You can do a free walking tour with a student guide from a Malang hostel and you will see along your way various monuments; the animal and plant markets; Ijen Street with all of the colonial Dutch housing from the Dutch reign in Indonesia; various stores offering merchandise for Malang's beloved and champion soccer team, Arema; and traditional churches and Chinese temples. It has a little something for everyone. They also have a massive antique museum on the bottom floor of the Hotel Tugu that you can visit for a fee. The majority of these things can be explored within half a day to a day.

Outside of this you can take a day trip to Batu and explore some of the waterfalls or natural features around this area or some of the more cultural areas of Batu town and you can get there within an hour on a public bus. Mount Bromo can also be explored and it is best to make arrangements to do this out of Malang with a tour company.

Hostels in Malang are within walking distance to the train station making it easy to move in and out of the city. Be wary of the drivers all hanging around telling you that it is too far to walk -- because it really isn't that far at all. You will also find various restaurants for food and convenience stores down this main street with the train station just down the road from the hostel, so majority of what you will need will be accessible during your stay.

Written by local enthusiast for Malang hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Malang hostels Globetrotter

FAQ about Malang Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Malang. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Malang. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right? shows all 11 Hostels in Malang. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 11 hostels in Malang, Indonesia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Malang such as
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Shelter Hostel Malang is the best rated hostel for partying in Malang.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Malang

Your Packing List for Malang

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Malang and Indonesia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Malang Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Malang, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
11 Total number of hostels
$9 Average dorm price
$3 Cheapest hostel in Malang
Sahar Backpacker is the cheapest
2 Party hostels in Malang
Shelter Hostel Malang is the best rated
3.4 Average rating of all hostels

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